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[Cob] Fibers for cobDulane silkworm at spiderhollow.com
Wed Sep 29 17:35:23 PDT 2010
Ive often thought about what kind of buildings could be put together quickly after a calamity, such as an earthquake or a flood. We all know that cob/strawbale might not be the best idea in low lying watershed areas, but earthbag construction would probably be fine, using nearly the same materials. But good quality fiber seems to be a sticking point for some folks. It does seem like we should always be using what is in our area but in a calamity, couldnt folks use clothing strips? In theory, poly bags are the fiber for earthbags. And Ive included shredded tarps threads (unintentionally) in some of my batches (which seems to hold fine). I think, that if it was worked into the batch, shredded used fabrics might work just fine, if they were in strips less than ¾ inch. I suspect that most second hand stores have to haul stuff to the dump that we could shred for free. It would just be more processing, but maybe a good option for more urban areas. Just thinking "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste like chicken..."
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