• Journey’s Diary
    by msc on 2020-06-14 at 14:39

    This diary covers journeys from Lithuania down to Spain‘s very South in different ways — taking South-East directions and crossing Poland, Czech, Austria, Italy, France / and North-West directions crossing Poland, Germany, Belgium and France. Might look like a mess, but if you about to drive across similar destinations, some suggestions might help, please or

  • Short notes — Brain Activity
    by msc on 2019-05-25 at 15:43

    Constantly updating post, spontaneous notes, notice, observations about the way, brain/thoughts functionality, it logics, pre-programmed activity etc.. Newer notes – first. An Invisible Circle: Imagine rocky ground. Take some 8-12 fist size stones and put them in to a circle. Take one of bigger stone out of circle to open it. Opened circle is very

  • ELI5: Battery life explained & How to kill it?
    by muscaria on 2019-03-24 at 19:15

    This applies to all type of common use rechargeable batteries, like car batteries, batteries for your solar or batteries in your phone. But.. Let’s take as example, medium size, 12V car battery. When we say 12V battery, it does not mean it has exactly 12V, but more or less. This explained below. Battery is very

  • Diesel car dual-tank fuel system to run on veg oil
    by muscaria on 2019-03-23 at 20:57

    Did you know -- the first diesel engine ran on peanut oil? Ask Wiki. I’m not here to convince (again!) anybody that it works. No difference at all, but one little condition to keep in mind (for peace of mind) -- pure oil should be used when engine is hot (preheated).

  • Canes / Cañas Yurt Green-house
    by muscaria on 2019-01-23 at 12:25

    To build yurt from cañas was never a great idea because of the properties of cañas – it is not durable, is not straight/same, is too fragile and splits easily. However caña is strong and flexible when used mindfully.  The old-fashioned farmer’s way of using a polypropylene pipe, to build a greenhouse, called for a

  • Living with no fridge
    by muscaria on 2018-11-23 at 20:54

    This article is pending update… Everything jarred or tetra-packeed you see in the shops’ shells (not refrigirated) is possible to keep at home’s temperature, even after jar/pack is opened. Milk is exception. Good idea – if possible, buy little packages, so they can be used at once or use another ½ in the next days.

  • Collecting solar, hot water
    by muscaria on 2018-11-07 at 10:57

    This article is pending update… Items: Used electric boiler, 50 l; Spiral black pipe, inner volume 5 l max; Frame it (opt. / recomm. ); TWO mechanical Thermostats (T). Either refer to #7; Solar panel 10W; Mill type water pump 5W; Three pipe taps (keys), some T connections; Optional, most efficient – Battery 12V 5Ah,

  • France to eSpain and down South
    by muscaria on 2018-10-05 at 19:28

    Read Crossing France here. A63 has 3 tolls +1 toll is on Spain’s AP8. Taking A63 from town Magescq the tolls for campervan is approx 1.5x higher than cars. All the way towards Pamplona. Keep an eye on signs to take A15. Four tolls in total for camper make approx 17€.  AP8 will take a

  • Crossing France
    by muscaria on 2018-10-02 at 20:03

    France: Country of most costly toll highways and fuel. In 2015.11 1l of diesel was 1.15 €, today, 3 years later it is good luck to find it for 1.50 € /l. While prices of veg oil in DE in REWE and ALDI shops I’ve bought for 0.99 €/l; ½ an €  saving on liter,

  • Thinking Machine: Introduction
    by muscaria on 2018-09-12 at 16:06

    When I pay close attention to the way “I think”, I conduct some interesting theories – the way brain does it: does think, operate, the way it stores often used and quickest to access values in it “database”, generates inner visuals, delays processing, compensates overloads, etc.. Quite some people associate a number to certain colour.