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  I have recently been attempting to seek out and learn more about technologies that have fallen by the wayside, been swept under the rug, or are simply not widely known by the general population. NEW and OLD!

  I thought in an effort to bring some knowledge to me I would try it out as a group here on AoM. There seems to be a wide knowledge base here, from a pretty diverse group of people. Some of you must have some "Remember when...?" knowledge passed down from fathers and Grandfathers.

  Do you know of, or have you heard of, are you privy to any type of information that fits this description? Please, share it with everyone. This can be any type of technology at all ie fuel energy, farming techniques, gardening, flying, math, education, etc. The possibilities are endless. I mean anything that has been altered, changed, bastardized, watered down, intentionally hidden, mangled with false information, out lived or surpassed by competing technologies, or simply forgotten because it's usefulness fell out of date, or even was considered too "crazy" by the establishment of the times.

   Feel free to include individuals and personalities, futurists and "mad scientist" type ideas that were introduced and never saw the light of day. 

  I think this could be very entertaining, fun and maybe even a little educational.

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Comment by Karl Helweg on June 5, 2015 at 2:45pm
Comment by Karl Helweg on March 20, 2015 at 7:12pm

I have seen kiddos who could not open a can of food when the power went out. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-38_can_opener

 

http://p38.org/

One of the wiser things to have on your key chain. 

Comment by Karl Helweg on March 19, 2015 at 11:42am

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/how-to-drive-a-ford-model-t

With over 15 million model-Ts made and as many as 1 million still in existence you just might have the opportunity to show off your manly knowledge by being able to start and drive one of these classic cars. 

Comment by Karl Helweg on January 30, 2015 at 4:31pm

Comment by Karl Helweg on January 21, 2015 at 12:06pm

Comment by Karl Helweg on November 3, 2014 at 12:55pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_%28grain%29  This relatively simple device greatly increased grain production in the 19th century. 

Comment by Karl Helweg on October 22, 2014 at 4:35pm
Comment by Karl Helweg on September 26, 2014 at 1:41pm

There has been earlier information on wood gasifiers and biodiesel here but waste oil diesel is another option:  http://www.wasteoildiesel.com/

Comment by Karl Helweg on September 26, 2014 at 1:35pm

I just wanted to cache this brilliant and brutally simple foxhole radio design. 

Comment by Karl Helweg on September 25, 2014 at 1:27pm

This might be the cleverest "portable" crystal radio that I have ever seen. 

 

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