Below is a living collection of technologies that can be used at Standing Rock and other temporary, autonomous camps in extreme conditions. This is just a start, please add to it by clicking edit or discuss the page on the talk page.

Staying warm[edit | edit source]

Structures and housing[edit | edit source]

Shelters[edit | edit source]

  • Teepees
  • Tarpees
  • 4 season tents
  • Hexayurt - more comfortable than a tent, but still flat-pack and goes up with a few hours work.[1]

Signage[edit | edit source]

Light-weight tall signage for events by DemoTech - Demo Camp Units

Greenhouses[edit | edit source]

Greenhouses, especially combined with thermal mass can be used to keep areas and materials warm as well as for four season growing.

Material techniques[edit | edit source]

Bamboo lashing
A figure eight knot

Tear gas and pepper spray recovery[edit | edit source]

Regarding the myth of putting lemon juice in your eyes after being tear gassed:

  • Lemon juice works for teargas, not pepper spray.
    1. Do not put lemon juice straight in your eyes.
    2. Lemon juice is terrible for pepper spray. It does work for tear gas... e.g. you can use it on your mask filter.
    3. There are better solutions (e.g. liquid antacid and water), but keep in mind there are quite a few formulations of, and reactions to, pepper spray."[2]
  • See more at

Safety Gear[edit | edit source]

  • The Parabolic Wheel of Revolution! - Imagine... one shape that is capable of providing the most basic functions necessary for sustaining the lives of people caught up in natural disasters, the forced migrations of an ethnic cleansing, war and revolution.

Growing food[edit | edit source]

Community[edit | edit source]

Running meetings[edit | edit source]

Economics[edit | edit source]

Leadership and collaboration[edit | edit source]

Cooking[edit | edit source]

Cooking and dehydrating[edit | edit source]

Power generation[edit | edit source]

Human power[edit | edit source]

Using a bike, you can generate around 150W of continuous power. E.g.:

Solar[edit | edit source]

510W full system for the Ghetto2Garden animal shelter

Wind[edit | edit source]

Cooling and refrigeration (in the summer)[edit | edit source]

Used cooking oil and fats combined heat and power systems (CHP)[edit | edit source]

Water[edit | edit source]

Water supply during freezing conditions remains a difficult challenge. In addition hand washing is still a major shortcoming at Standing Rock. Thermal mass, greenhouses, insulation, and heaters are all methods to help address water delivery.

An effective greywater treatment system used at Occupy Wall Street to water Zuccotti Park's plants, October 2011[3]

Supply[edit | edit source]

Purification[edit | edit source]

Wastewater treatment[edit | edit source]

From Risk Reduction and WASH1.pdf Global WASH Cluster - Capacity Building for Humanitarian Response.

Human waste[edit | edit source]

Information technology[edit | edit source]

Communication[edit | edit source]

Secure communication[edit | edit source]

Aerial Photography[edit | edit source]

More[edit | edit source]

Some images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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Created November 26, 2016 by Lonny Grafman
Modified June 11, 2024 by Kathy Nativi
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