An Intro

Hello,

This is Old School Future here. Here at OldSchoolFuture.com we believe that many of our new and future problems could be solved with some good old fashioned know how, and we find ourselves going back to the way we used to do things. Sometimes even for the sake of sustainability. We will be showcasing what we think are great ways of doing things. Great ways of living. Things that might have been forgotten, but certainly still have their place in today's world.


"Old School Future: The future is yesterday..."

"Sustainability before Sustainability was a thing."


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It Shouldn't Be "Old School" but...

... all these skills seem to be less and less common in young adults.  And to their defense, its not just high school students many people in their 30s don't know some of these skills either.  Kudos to these kids for trying!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mmmmmm Hmmmm.

Never thought about this angle before.  But I do see a shift in younger people not caring about driving and cars as much as previous generations....waiting until they go to college to get their licenses!?!?!?

Fight for the right to drive!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Just a quick little....

  Here I have just a quick project I have been wanting to do on a weekend.  Its a wood burning forced air stove, which I would like to eventually make run off waste oil.  It used a 20lb propane tank as the base.  You are looking at the loading door and it will have a bent duct coming off the top and I have a small fan that will blow in fresh air from the rear and create a vortex hopefully?  I plan on running it outside the garage and having just the duct coming through just in case.  It probably won't put out too much heat, but it doesn't get too cold here in Texas during the winter. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

In this video we use a Kill-A-Watt to examine the energy use of several household objects.  Tell me what other things you might want to test in the comments :)


Here is the link to the Kill-A-Watt version that I use in the video:
https://amzn.to/2nkFSL3

Summer Water Table Fun for Kids and Adults!


Nothing says old school like having some old fashioned fun OUTSIDE and IN THE SUMMER?!?!?  Here is a water table I built with scrap wood, a tub, a pump, scrap hose and 1/2" PVC pipe:


Here is the tub:  https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/tuff-stuff-products-large-all-purpose-mixing-tub-26-gal-35-cu-ft?cm_vc=-10005
Here is the pump:  https://www.harborfreight.com/16-hp-submersible-utility-pump-1600-gph-63319.html  \\\\\ Don't forget to use one of those 25% off coupons for the best price.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

I had a chance to try my hand at smoking ribs.  I want to do a video on this, but also wanted to try once before I filmed it:). This is the finished product:

I'll post up the recipe and website I used when I video it.  It was easier and harder than I thought as well.  Took about 4 hours.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

OLD SCHOOL FUTURE : SAFETY RAZORS (Merkur)

And here is the video as promised...Safety Razors...away!



 Don't worry, I am not actually as worried as I seem in the screen grab. :)

The long handle one below is the one I used in the video:
Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor

And the classic is the one I use now:
MERKUR Classic 3-Piece Razor Double Edge Saftey Razor

And the Feather Brand blades I bought a bunch of to try:
Feather Double Edge Razor Blades 30 Ct