Toaster builder Thomas Thwaite, is an inspiration. He wanted to learn true self-sufficiency, based on a quote from Douglas Adams: "Left to his own devices he couldn't build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it."
We also have post-apocalyptic floating cities and homes, the quick and dirty way to get winter cycling, sobering views of the Alberta Tar Sands, and more in The Week in Pictures.
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