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    I'd bring more water than 473 liters, but then again... I'm very cleanly.

    I think it'd be fun to use the washing water for growing things in a greenhouse room.
    I'd set the construction of the greenhouse in large "cassettes".

    The cassettes should be somewhat like a tray stand, if you catch my drift, with UV lamps
    and irrigation system etc on the undersides of the cassettes to energize/water the
    plants on the cassette below.
    This way you could fit a lot of greenhouse into a small area. Plants does not mind
    carbon dioxide, so there is no need to make anything "open and airy".


    So. Unspecified amounts of water... I'd have to do some research on just how much is needed.
    Probably around 1000 liters.
    If there is the option of doing it, I would bring a urine recycling machine of some kind.
    I hear NASA has one at least.

    I would also bring a lot of canned tuna. Mainly because I love tuna fillet.
    Anyway...
    Other things... Apart from the generic things I really need, I would without the shadow of a doubt bring a computer, a comfortable bed and a lot of books.
    For starters, just doing that would save me a lot of energy doing unnecessary things.
    One does not require as much food or water in relaxation mode.
    To begin with, i'd list all the writings of S.M Stirling...
    And... The Count of Monte Cristo... The Wheel of Time series...
    Many others. Mythological texts would be very nice.
    And history books. The whole Osprey collection would be awesome.

    I assumed this "room" has electricity and a nice internet connection.
    Maybe it didn't, since southern California is a nasty place...
    Seriously, I wonder why anyone wants to live there. Nothing grows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    In the suburbs with only minimal access to fertile land, complete dependence on outside water supply and waste removal...that wouldn't be pretty, that's for sure.
    That's exactly where I live. In Southern California. The land is poor, I get only 15 inches of rain, the living spaces are small (can't grow much of your own food).
    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    But in a more rural setting it would be so much easier. Actually, that would be my preferred ideal for living any time.

    Self-sustainable, somewhere distant enough. I wouldn't call that isolation, I would call that utter bliss and freedom.
    That would kick ass on multiple levels- no asshole neighbors, no taxes, no homework... I can't belive how sick of the city I am I guess I should do some camping soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    I'd bring more water than 473 liters, but then again... I'm very cleanly.
    Actually, I don't much like going with so little water either. But remember that you're in a very small space. You'd have to find creative ways of storing the extra water.

    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    I think it'd be fun to use the washing water for growing things in a greenhouse room.
    I'd set the construction of the greenhouse in large "cassettes".
    The cassettes should be somewhat like a tray stand, if you catch my drift, with UV lamps and irrigation system etc on the undersides of the cassettes to energize/water the plants on the cassette below.
    This way you could fit a lot of greenhouse into a small area. Plants does not mind carbon dioxide, so there is no need to make anything "open and airy".
    Brilliant! You've obviously thought about this before I posted this thread. Continuing with the same idea, you can use a simple heat pump to get the oxigen to the rest of the (outer rooms?) to replenish the supply.

    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    If there is the option of doing it, I would bring a urine recycling machine of some kind. I hear NASA has one at least.
    If their equipment is bulky, then you can always use a water purification tablet for every (5 gallons?). It starilizes the water.


    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Other things... Apart from the generic things I really need, I would without the shadow of a doubt bring a computer, a comfortable bed and a lot of books.
    There are laptop computers that operate by cranking them.
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    ^ Actually made that one up now.
    I'm OK with practical things and engineering things with already invented ingredients.
    It's sort of like cooking.

    And thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
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    For real.

    My household has seven people and we live comfortably in a 1400 sq ft house (with a quarter, unfinished basement) on a 9000 sq ft lot. We live in an area that gets a good amount of rain with decent soil. I think we could plant enough stuff to make a dent in our food needs if we had to and we have several neighbors that have gardens and probably guns and they are generally a decent bunch. We have a creek maybe a quarter mile away that fills up pretty good when it rains and with some effort, I could ride a bike to the lake/wetlands to fish.

    But as much as I love my family, I don't think we could handle being cooped up in one room for a year.

    FWIW, if I was really concerned about a pregnancy, I'd prioritize cloth diapers over formula. Surely there would be plenty of time for mom to breastfeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
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    make that three pills, plz.

    I don't wanna survive in a world where my freedom is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    For real.
    FWIW, if I was really concerned about a pregnancy, I'd prioritize cloth diapers over formula. Surely there would be plenty of time for mom to breastfeed.
    I actually wasnt prioritizing. The order you see things in is basically the order I thought of these things. If nothing else, the baby formula can be added to powdered milk and eaten by the adults (as far as I know, it's nutritionally balanced)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
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    Actually, here's a short news clip dealing with that.

    http://www.theonion.com/video/stouff...si,17129/:yes:
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    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    i'd rather someone else make the list and especially the calculations first. then i'd go through it and make suggestions. if i had to spend a year in a room i think some of the things you listed in the OP would be unnecessary and i'd probably replace them with something else.
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