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To do list square.jpg This is a user's tasks page - it is used to track Appropedia-related tasks. Feel free to comment on the talk page, or to add to the page if invited to do so.


General Maintenance[edit]

Frequent[edit]

  • check recent changes, new pages, and anonymous edits for spam and genuine editors needing help
  • welcome genuine (non-spammer), non-student (presumably already given an in-person intro) users

Periodic[edit]

Most of these are on hold until the automatically-populated categories are fixed. -20:32, 25 July 2016 (PDT)

Long-term and on-going[edit]

Content & Organization[edit]

Air pollution topics[edit]

Vegetarian topics[edit]

Working permaculture topic tree[edit]

Clean-up, Improvement, misc[edit]

Deleted Wikipedia content to potentially be salvaged[edit]

Low Tech[edit]

One of my favorite things about the concept of appropriate technology is that it eschews the high-tech/low-tech dichotomy. When analyzing a specific situation, we don't need to be beholden to this somewhat arbitrary distinction to decide what technologies would have the best fit. I'd like (eventually) to build up the "low tech" and supposedly obsolete tech content on Appropedia. Often these technologies are the domain of hobbyists, so we could seek contacts in the primitive skills and historical reinactment coummnities for people interested in documenting them.

This is a list of some of the potential tools, structures, processes, techniques and foods we could cover:

Pre-agricultural[edit]

  • Atlatl
  • Awl
  • Axe
  • Bannock
  • Basketweaving
  • Blowgun
  • Boomerang
  • Bow and arrow
  • Bullroarer
  • Burin
  • Chopper
  • Chuño
  • Cleaver
  • Denticulate tool
  • Digging stick
  • Dugout canoe
  • Fishing
  • Fire drill
  • Fire hardening
  • Fire piston
  • Fire plow
  • Fire saw
  • Knapping
  • Knife
  • Hafting
  • Handaxe
  • Hammerstone
  • (Animal) Hides
  • Hogan
  • Humpy/wurly
  • Lean-to
  • Lithic reduction
  • Microblades
  • Mesquite flour
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Net
  • Ropemaking
  • Pemmican
  • Pottery
  • Poutchine au sac
  • Pinole
  • Projectile points
  • Rubaboo
  • Quern-stone
  • Salt evaporation pond
  • Scraper
  • Sewing
  • Slash and burn
  • Sling
  • Soakage
  • Squirrel
  • Storage pit
  • Succotash
  • Tally stick
  • Tipi
  • Travois
  • Watap
  • Weaving
  • Wheel
  • Wigwam
  • Yurt

Pre-industrial[edit]

  • Abacus
  • Arch
  • Artesian well
  • Astrolabe
  • Aqueduct
  • Ard plow
  • Bellows
  • Blast furnace
  • Breeding
  • Caliper
  • Carruca
  • Central heating
  • Chain drive
  • Chain pump
  • Chimney
  • Column
  • Compass
  • Concrete
  • Crane
  • Crank
  • Dams
  • Dome
  • Escapement
  • Gear
  • Gimbal
  • Glassworking
  • Granary
  • Grindstone
  • Harness
  • Hoe
  • Horse collar
  • Hydrometer
  • Hypocaust
  • Ink
  • Irrigation
  • Lens
  • Lever
  • Liquor
  • Magnet
  • Matches
  • Mills
  • Mining
  • Mirror
  • Moveable type
  • Saddle
  • Screw
  • Screw press
  • Ships
  • Shower
  • Sickle
  • Stirrup
  • Tanning
  • Terrace
  • Tide mill
  • Treadwheel
  • Trip hammer
  • Truss
  • Papyrus
  • Parchment
  • Pendulum
  • Piston pump
  • Plumbing
  • Printing
  • Pulley
  • Pump
  • Ramp
  • Rudder
  • Sail
  • Sewers
  • Soap
  • Sundial
  • Quipu
  • Watermill
  • Waterwheel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Winch


A few sites...[edit]

Here are a few sites I recommend you to skim over and maybe even read from:

- Sapioit