Domestic (/dəˈmestik/): of or relating to the running of a home or to family relations.
Science: (from wikipedia) the systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.
Every human needs:
Shelter. Comfort. Safety. Food. Water.
Not necessarily in that order.
So domestic science is where we’ll play. It’s not all about crunching numbers, it’s about understanding how things work, how you can make them work better for you, and how you can look at things differently. Are there ways that we can gain or regain control over parts of life that you might have thought were out of your hands.
Whaddya need to know about your house?
Your comfort and safety?
How do you measure things, why do you care and how do you sort through the reams of bullshit theories to get to the real science.
Although there are some overlaps, because of self-sufficiency, this part of the blog is most definitely NOT based on a survivalist mentality.
It’s like this: we’re social critters. We’re obviously not very good at being fair about sharing things on a global level, but in a home, in a neighbourhood, in a community, we’re pretty good about it. Or, we can be. Because there are everyday examples throughout history of small groups of people supporting and helping each other and, eventually, changing the way things are.
So this is my way of sharing what I know about improving energy, food and water security in your household so you can change the world.