Vol. 02: Nicaraguan Know-How

Revisiting, revamping, and reusing forgotten technology. Tim Anderson describes the homemade solutions he saw on a recent trip to Nicaragua: hand-pedaled bicycles, reused school buses, horse-drawn carriages, sock coffee filters, and ancient cooling systems and water filters abound.



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The catalog is a great way to get a sense of the scope of traditional and "alternative" technologies. It's 25 years old now, but the good things about traditional techniques is they never go out-of-date.

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