Solar Bicycle Camper Trailer, Initial Plans

The next experiment for Wiki World Order!..
While I want to spend many months of future years on an organic community farm, I also hope to travel more while still becoming more self-sustainable. I plan to build a trailer I can tow with a bicycle, can give me all the electricity I need, and that I can sleep in if I choose…aka portable living off the grid.

Below, I have listed out my documented plans of some general features, details on solar setup, and some illustrated mock-ups. ANY constructive feedback and advice on any aspect of these plans would be greatly appreciated (especially electrical/solar experience), as I of course haven’t built something quite like this before. Thank you so much!

Overall loaded trailer weight will likely be 300-400 pounds, and would like to occasionally tow a hop-on or two. So I will definitely need to connect brakes to the trailer tires. I will probably end up adding an optional electric motor to the front tire of the bicycle (likely recumbent) for visits to Colorado, and hopefully further around the Americas later if I master the lifestyle before growing crazy strong legs.

The solar power setup needs to be able to run a two laptops, and two mobile phones almost 24/7 if needed it. I’ll need a small collection of LED lights for any night biking, and likely daytime use of a hot plate. Would occasionally (~a night or two a week) like to watch movies or VJ sets with a projector and some reasonably powered sound. Might add a web cam or two for live stream documentation and ‘security’ while on the slow solo road.

With free workshop space and help from a friend, I hope to be able to build my whole neo-hippie travel home for less than three or four grand. It will need to be painted fun too.

Current Solar Power Plans

Below are the ~ideal components and price points I have found online that I think would both meet my power needs and actually function properly together. These components weigh about 115 lbs, and cost at least about $1,400. I am having trouble finding a local place to buy two solar panels…at all in the San Francisco area, so advice on this front would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

2x HELIOS 300W, 72 Cell, 24V MODULES, $328 each at Backwoods
2x 300W ~= 600W at ~24V with ~25amp
MorningStar C-TriStar 60 Amp Volt 12/24/48 PWM Charge Controller, $191 or $230 at Backwoods
2-4x “UPG” SLA AGM BATTERY, 12 volt, 100 amp, $156.50 each (more specs)
Two-four of these wired for 24V at 100-200amp
Power Bright ML900-24 900 Watt 24 Volt DC To 110 Volt AC Power Inverter, $86

Illustrated Mock-Ups

Canna-Fractal 1: Legalize It! (Marijuana / Pot Leaf Fractal Animation)

NO ONE should be punished for what they put into their own bodies, absent harm to others.

$1 TRILLION have been used over the last 40 years for the War On Drugs.

In 2010, 4.6 million people still used marijuana on a daily or almost daily basis (over a 12-month period).

In 2010, over 850,000 people were arrested for marijuana offenses, 88% of those were for possession only.

In 2009, over 2 MILLION Americans were incarcerated, with a total of over 7 MILLION under control of the U.S. ‘corrections’ system. (this and next 3 stats are not just from marijuana)

Globally, the U.S. has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of it’s prisoners.

1 IN 15 black males 18 or older were incarcerated in the U.S. in 2006.

In the city of Juarez, Mexico, cartels (empowered by our drug laws) murdered 3,111 civilians in 2010.

THIS IS ALL UNACCEPTABLE.

Hemp, if not grown for medicine, is an ancient source of nutritious food, fuel, shelter, paper, fabric, rope, much more…and can probably save the world.

ZERO people have ever died from marijuana use alone…in recorded history.

“Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” -Francis L. Young, DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge

Our bodies have specific cannabinoid receptors to receive active chemicals like those in marijuana.
No need for a couch or TV. We can also FOCUS on novel solutions to practical problems, and other times inspire to CREATE fun things like music and fractals.

“Our” drug laws do FAR more harm than drugs or drug users.

More information at DrugWarFacts.org.

Please Get Involved!.. SSDP.org, DrugPolicy.org, LEAP.cc, NORML.org, SafeAccessNow.org, MPP.org, MAPS.org, SaferChoice.org

This is what 5,380,840 pot leaves look like. Creative Commons: feel free to reuse and remix all art. High quality downloads at http://WikiWorldOrder.org/2012/08/15/canna-fractal-1-legalize-it.

LEGALIZE IT!

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Original WWO mix: It’d Be A Lot Cooler If We March On, with short samples from… Cypress Hill: Hits From The Bong; Basement Jaxx with Yoko Ono: Day of the Sunflowers; and Matthew McConaughey in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.

Download Background Song: Wiki_World_Order-Itd_Be_A_Lot_Cooler_If_We_March_On.mp3 (Save As)

Raw Animation


Download Tiny Divx File: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/shorts/CannaFractalRaw.divx (1.5MB)
Download MOV File: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/shorts/CannaFractalRawS.mov (515MB)
Download Huge MOV File: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/shorts/CannaFractalRaw.mov (1.8GB)

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Zeitgeist Sacramento/Davis Whole Earth Festival Presentation (May 12)

Presentation by Zeitgeist Sacramento/Davis at the Whole Earth Festival on May 12th.

Full presentation in two parts:

http://thezeitgeistmovement.com
http://www.facebook.com/tzmsacdavis

*Disclaimer: Wiki World Order does not agree 100% with the Zeitgeist movement, but generally supports their work. I like most all the solutions involved, but think they shouldn’t be centralized.

Food World Order: Episode023 – Shudder Island (June 14, 2012)

Audio/Notes: http://ur1.ca/9im3l On Thursday nights, Media Monarchy joins Corbett Report Radio live on Republic Broadcasting to go over all the latest stories from the world of food, environment and health. This week’s lunch menu features leaks, labs and alerts + the ‘Hemp for Victory’ ‘Binge and Purge’, phone calls and more…

http://FoodWorldOrder.com
http://MediaMonarchy.com
http://CorbettReport.com

Food World Order: Episode022 – Potland, Oregon (May 31, 2012)

Audio/Notes: http://ur1.ca/9g75f On Thursday nights, Media Monarchy joins Corbett Report Radio live on Republic Broadcasting to go over all the latest stories from the world of food, environment and health. This week James Evan Pilato guest hosts the show one last time and goes out in a blaze of medical marijuana glory in Oregon + headlines, the ‘Binge and Purge’ and much, much more…

Adventure Cat To Occupy Bilderberg 2012!

A video short by Wiki World Order for Occupy Bilderberg. http://OccupyBilderberg.org

Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/shorts/BilderbergAdventureCat.divx

ADVENTURE CAT: What’re you guys doin’ this weekend?

SIBLING CATS: Sleeping, DUH!

ADVENTURE CAT: Well did you hear what’s happening? May 31st through June 3rd?

SIBLING CATS: Meh, we are impressively comfortable.

ADVENTURE CAT: It’s Bilderberg 2012!

SIBLING CATS: Build-A-Bear?

ADVENTURE CAT: No

SIBLING CATS: Bild-err-What?

ADVENTURE CAT: The Bilderberg Group is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of approximately 150 guests from North America and Western Europe, most of whom are people of influence. About one-third are from government and politics, and two-thirds from finance, industry, labour, education and communications. Meetings are closed to the public. (source: Wikipedia)

SIBLING CATS: Where’s the conference this year?

ADVENTURE CAT: It’s at the Westfields Marriot by Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. If my friend Morgan still lived in Washington DC, he would be there in half a heartbeat — half an hour actually — and beg everyone he knows in the area to PLEASE check it out.

SIBLING CATS: Sooo, why does this matter?..powerful people meet all the time.

ADVENTURE CAT: They sure do, but usually meetings this big are much more public and universally covered for at least a few news cycles. Think about how much media attention NATO summits get…or the Oscars, or NFL Drafts.

SIBLING CATS: OH yea! Who won the Oscars?

ADVENTURE CAT: WHO CARES?! But guess who attended the Bilderberg Conference last year?… (show list of attendees)

SIBLING CATS: WOW! What a collection of some of the biggest public players in the world.

ADVENTURE CAT: No joke! Talk about the 1%…Bilderberg is the 0.00000002%.

SIBLING CATS: Why haven’t we heard of this before?!

ADVENTURE CAT: Participants agree to keep details spoken at the meetings from the public, so these world leaders can speak more frankly. So the mainstream media has hardly ever mentioned it until the past few years with knowledge spreading across the internet.

SIBLING CATS: So if these meetings are behind closed doors, and invite-only, why are you going?

ADVENTURE CAT: TO PROTEST!

SIBLING CATS: Huh?

ADVENTURE CAT: Top politicians and businessmen are discussing plans for our world without transparency and therefore accountability. If they have our collective best interest in mind, what do they have to hide?…or why can’t they speak honestly to us like adults?

SIBLING CATS: Good points.

MOMMA CAT: That’s just a silly conspiracy theory.

ADVENTURE CAT: You’re a conspiracy theory.
Actually, the phrase “conspiracy theory” is mostly just used to get most people to disregard the alternative narrative being discussed. Where conspire is defined as ‘to act in harmony toward a common end,’ this is more conspiracy fact.

SIBLING CATS: Yea! And the Bilderberg Group seems to be the world’s most public steering committee. The attendees can both help manifest the plans toward their common ends, as well as take advantage of knowing what this powerful crowd hopes will happen in the next year.

ADVENTURE CAT: That sure does seems to be the case, and other organizations like the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission spend more of the year hashing out more concrete policy details, plans, and drafting legislation.

MOMMA CAT: What if you’re put on some terrorist watch list or NDAA-ed out of your relative freedom.

ADVENTURE CAT: This is no time to let such fears beat us, mom. If we don’t have at least a voice, we don’t have anything. And there is WAY too much going on ‘in our name’ to be passive. Anyone with half a whisker of my curiousity should seriously check it out.
Occupy Bilderberg!

SIBLING CATS: Occupy Bilderberg!

ADVENTURE CAT: Occupy Bilderberg!

SIBLING CATS: Occupy Bilderberg!

ADVENTURE CAT: Occupy Bilderberg!

SIBLING CATS: Occupy Bilderberg!

OK, LET’S GO!..

Food World Order: Episode021 – Humanure and You (May 24, 2012)


Audio/Notes: http://ur1.ca/9e1dc On Thursday nights, Media Monarchy joins Corbett Report Radio live on Republic Broadcasting to go over all the latest stories from the world of food, environment and health. This week James Evan Pilato guest hosts the show again and leaves the lid up on biosolids + headlines, the ‘binge and purge’ and much
more…

http://CorbettReport.com
http://MediaMonarchy.com
http://FoodWorldOrder.com

Food World Order: Episode020 – Oregon Water Watch (May 17, 2012)


Audio/Notes: http://ur1.ca/9d51i On Thursday nights, Media Monarchy joins Corbett Report Radio live on Republic Broadcasting to go over all the latest stories from the world of food, environment and health. This week James Evan Pilato guest hosts the show and interviews Julia DeGraw of FoodAndWaterWatch.org to discuss Nestlé’s plans to bottle
Oregon water + Hanford, headlines, coffee time and more…

http://CorbettReport.com
http://MediaMonarchy.com
http://FoodWorldOrder.com

Food World Order: Episode018 – Flossophy, Nanotech, Mad Cow (April 26, 2012)

Audio/Notes: http://ur1.ca/94ssi On Thursday nights, Media Monarchy joins Corbett Report Radio live on Republic Broadcasting to go over all the latest stories from the world of food, environment and health. This week’s menu features Flossophy, Nanotech, Mad Cow and more…

http://CorbettReport.com
http://MediaMonarchy.com
http://FoodWorldOrder.com

Diversity Thru Music – 4/22/12 Occupy Sacramento (Evan Greer, Joe Stevens, and Kneel and the Strawmen)

Video and editing by Morgan Lesko for the artists, Occupy Sacramento, Wiki World Order, We Are Change, Peace Revolution, and peaceful Occupations everywhere.

Description by Brian McNally and Kimberly Sloan of Occupy Sacramento…

Occupy Sacramento invites you to an unusual night of diverse musical acts expressing in many unique ways our individuality within one unified community of many minds. See below for descriptions, bios, and links to the work of featured performers and show details. Please help us Occupy Coffee Garden and see for yourself without media filter who we are. People new to Occupy (in person) are most welcome). We promise you won’t get arrested.

FREE to ALL, but $5 Suggested Donation (no pressure!) will be solicited from the audience between acts to pay the artists.

SHOW DETAILS

Show starts promptly at 7:00 pm, and ends at 9:30 pm, Coffee Garden closes at 10 pm. Show will be in the outside back garden. Seating is limited and we may exceed capacity, so please arrive early. Volunteers wishing to help out with onsite arrangements – please message either one of the admins of this page.

MORE DETAILS on our PERFORMERS:

FREEDOM MOVEMENT featuring KNEEL and the STRAWMEN is a local Sacramento post hip hop group dedicated to personal freedom and financial liberation of the economically oppressed. They have performed for many community events in Sacramento focused on social justice. Influences include T-Reazy, DUC, Benner, and William Hung. Although several members are dedicated Occupy Sacramento organizers this will be their first performance at an Occupy Event. Much credit goes to Kim Sloan, Co-Producer and one of two lead organizers on the April 22nd Project for recommending and obtaining their participation. Like all our guest performers they prove that showcasing talent and an entertaining program are best achieved through a truly diverse offering of music styles. Our youngest performers on stage also invite you to check out their music tracks on FB:
http://www.facebook.com/kneelandthestrawmen/app_178091127385

JOE STEVENS, SPECIAL GUEST OF THE OCCUPY

Joe Stevens, performing solo on April 22nd, is a Sacramento local now taking a break from his band of many years, Coyote Grace. He has toured from coast to coast and recorded an impressive number of CDs, mixing bluegrass, blues, soul, and southern twang into a unique sound that hovers just beyond the edge of familiar. His touring schedule is very generous to small audiences in small towns. Whether solo for Occupy Sac or with his band on tour, he combines virtuoso craft as a musician, inspirational and introspective song writing, with a humble, warm, charming and humorous stage presence. Mr. Stevens is also seriously funny on stage in between songs and knows how to break the ice with some gentle, humble humor.

Website for Coyote Grace, featuring Joe Stevens and Ingrid Elizabeth
www.coyotegrace.com
Joe w/Coyote Grace performs DaughterSon at Marilyn’s on K, January 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWD3MyLadFU&feature=related
Joe performs Ghost Boy solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa5bec5CsxQ&feature=related

“Talented and devoted musicians, Joe and Ingrid move forward into the mainstream public eye with personal integrity and a musical sound all their own. In honoring who they are, they refuse to be told who or what they should be as people. It is that candor, combined with impressive musical craftsmanship, that transcends boundaries and speaks to a wide audience.”
–Performer Magazine
http://performermag.blogspot.com/2009/08/coyote-grace.html

“There’s a yearning, freight-train-hopping, propulsive energy to many of (Coyote Grace)’s songs that suggests not only an indie-band road tour, but the road to one’s true identity, a destination on a map still being written. These youthful travelers depend on the kindness of strangers and of lovers, and on their journey they’ve experienced enough joy and heartbreak to last a lifetime (…) If wholeness and grace are forms of political power, Stevens and Elizabeth are wielding it with quiet intensity, in a growing community of kindred spirits. An army of lovers cannot fail.”
– Sylvia Sukop, Huffington Post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-sukop/transamericana-from-folk_b_424035.html

Sounds like my time in the Occupy, but you decide.

EVAN GREER (Of Riot Folk, Now on tour with Bonfire Madigan):

Evan Greer, taking time out of a busy schedule to perform for Occupy Sac, is a radical gender queer singer/songwriter, parent, and community organizer based in Boston. (S)he writes and performs high-energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance. At 25 years old, Evan tours internationally as a musician and facilitates interactive workshops to support movements for justice and liberation. Wielding an arsenal of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to foot-stompin’ bluegrass singalongs, Evan has been honored to collaborate, tour, and share stages with artists as musically diverse as Pete Seeger, Immortal Technique, Billy Bragg, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Pamela Means, Boots Riley of The Coup, Anne Feeney, Oi Polloi, State Radio, Leftover Crack, Emma’s Revolution, The Mammals, Defiance Ohio, Holly Near, Chumbawamba, and Vicci Martinez (featured on NBC’s “The Voice”.)

Picket Line Song – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8KlKTZqp0g
Never Surrender - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XuuNFf0tUM
Evan Greer – Love Me I’m a Liberal (Phil Ochs Cover)
UPCOMING SHOWS – Evan’s Current Tour with Bonfire Madigan on the Tiny Fists Tour:
http://www.riotfolk.org/?m=evangreer&p=shows
Evan Greer on the Riot Folk Website
http://www.riotfolk.org/?m=evangreer&p=about

Reviews: Evan Greer
“Evan Greer is an eloquent and energetic writer. (S)he reminds me of Phil Ochs.” –Howard Zinn, historian and author of A People’s History of the United States
“Evan Greer continues to write inspiring folk music in the tradition of the great protest singers. ‘Never Surrender’ contains an urgency and earnestness that is uniquely her’s…and (s)he’s a heck of a guitar player. I suspect that songs like ‘Ya Basta!’ and ‘Picketline Song’ will be heard at the barricades for years to come.”–Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine
“Evan feeds off the energy of the crowd, putting some of the punk back into the sound with a raw and passionate performance. Being in the crowd at an acoustic show where the kids genuinely care about the message and dance and sing along with fists in the air in a crowded basement or open performance space, is a whole different type of folk show from the typical coffee house style. It’s refreshingly alive and a striking contrast to sitting down and listening to someone singing about their feelings.”–Urban Folk, NYC
“Current folk is sometimes stereotyped as sappy, weak, and boring. Despite this contemporary betrayal, the Riot Folk collective champions the genre’s radical roots … Behind all the exclamation points and proclamations of anarchy, lies a genuine sense of revolution. The Riot Folk Collective may just re-establish folk music as a revolutionary staple.” –VenusZine
“Phenomenal activist folk!” –Pacifica Radio KPFA-FM
“Examples of modern day singers who use their music to make political points.” –MSNBC, Today.com