Well, with hunting coming up and folks going out to the cabins for the Fall I plan to offer a partial solution for those off the electrical grid. Thinking that folks would be interested in  learning how to construct 3 simple devices for space heat and hot water, most likely the 4th weekend of August I plan to teach and allow people to make the following in Fairbanks:

-a rocket stove for the cabin out of 2 salvage drums and various stovepipe as well as clay pebbles.
-a solar parabolic hot water heater out of 6″ halved PVC and 1″ treaded copper piping (or stainless steel).
-a solar hot box out of 2″round rain gutter, polly panel and firebrick

If you think you may be interested in signing up let Carmen know at 474-5854 as she works the Extension Forester (Glen Holt) and myself on scheduling of workshops. If you have any other questions you can call me (Art) at 474-6366. There will be a fee of $30 for the 5 hour class,  and a limit of 10 seats available.