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Another Expert Agrees With Dark Comet Theory

February 21, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment

Astronomer David Asher (from Armagh University) has agreed with Bill Napier and Janaki Wickramasinghe (Cardiff University) that “dark comets” are real and dangerous.
The following quotes are from a paper by Napier and Asher published in Astronomy & Geophysics.
http://star.arm.ac.uk/preprints/2009/539.pdf

We know that about one bright comet (of absolute magnitude as bright as 7, comparable to Halley’s Comet) arrives in the visibility zone (perihelion q<5AU, say) each year from the Oort cloud. It seems to be securely established that ~1–2% of these are captured into Halleytype (HT) orbits. The dynamical lifetime of a body in such an orbit can be estimated, from which the expected number of HT comets is perhaps ~3000. The actual number of active HT comets is ~25. This discrepancy of at least two powers of 10 in the expected impact rate from comets as deduced from this theoretical argument on the one hand, and observations on the other, is …

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Hairy Vetch

Submitted by on June 3, 2012 – 7:51 amNo Comment

There’s a lot of information online regarding survivalism and prepping. An area that is lacking in information is how to rebuild after a global catastrophe. Changed climates and survivors without horticultural skills can equal starvation. What is needed are some quick’n’dirty tricks to getting food back on tables. One possible solution is the legume known as hairy vetch.

The above chart shows corn yields obtained by researchers in the USA. The lowest yields were achived from conventional non-organic farming that uses fertilizers. The highest yield is on the very left, and it involved minimal effort and no fertiliser.

Post-SHTF fertiliser might not be available, and the soil quality where you need to grow crops could be poor. This method looks ideal.

  1. Plant hairy vetch as ground cover
  2. When it starts to die, flatten it
  3. Plant rye/wheat/corn/barley in the same field, in the flattened vetch

Other ground covers and other crops can work as well, but this is the example they researched. Hairy vetch is a legume that can grow in poor quality soil. It is often used to create hay or silage. It is also excellent for protecting soil from water and wind erosion.

The hairy vetch feeds the soil – it gives it a nitrogen fix and the decomposing plants create new soil. While flattened and dying, the vetch becomes a mulch – water is retained, and weeds don’t see the light of day.

The researchers point out that this won’t be as effective if repeated continuously. At some stage you will need to till the soil and rotate crops. But even if you only do this initially, it will really give your farm a boost. Ideal for post-SHTF.

Now everything they did is easiest to achieve with a tractor. That’s going to be the case in any circumstance. But as many people in the third world can testify, you can do well with manual labor – it just takes more sweat and more time. You can plant and harvest by hand. And you can certainly flatten crops – crop circle makers do just that for their own amusement!

Step 2 above, step 3 below.

For more info:
http://newfarm.rodaleinstitute.org/depts/notill/features/2007/0307/cornresearch.shtml
http://newfarm.rodaleinstitute.org/depts/NFfield_trials/1103/notillroller.shtml
http://www.offthegridnews.com/2012/05/14/the-many-benefits-of-growing-hairy-vetch/

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