RETURN TO EDEN: ‘The Informal Economy’, Living Without ‘Machines’ – By Andrew Curry

Source – resilience.org “…The heart of the book, I’d say, is an exploration of what we recover, of those things we have lost, when living on the edges of late capitalist society….Although the definition of ‘technologies’ is deliberately imprecise, it generally covers anything powered by electricity (so: no internet; no mobile phone; no television; no…

RESILIENT LIVING: “Cyber-Gypsy’, How To Be A Digital Nomad

Source – locationindie.com “…Being a digital nomad usually means travelling light so you’ll want to get rid of junk and material things that don’t serve an important purpose in your life….Since you may be living in remote areas or countries without a strong infrastructure, you’ll also need to get creative when it comes to the…

RESILIENT LIVING: How Vulnerable Is Your Personal Supply Chain? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…Americans consider abundance and ready availability as birthrights so basic they’re like the air we breathe. The idea that shelves could become bare and stay bare is incomprehensible. yet that is the world we’re entering, for a number of complex reasons” How Vulnerable Is Your Personal Supply Chain? How vulnerable is your…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’, Less Really Is More – By Dr. Jason Hickel

Source – renegadeinc.com “…When you have a growth addicted capitalist economy that must perpetuate capital accumulation, then you have to sabotage, privatise and enclose. We, therefore, end up with a system where production is organised, not around meeting human needs, but where these needs are subordinated to the interests of capital. Degrowth calls for the…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Buy Nothing’, The Emerging Alt-Economy – By John Rubino

Source – dollarcollapse.com “…Free people have a way of self-organizing solutions to their problems, and one of the more inspiring examples is the ‘Buy Nothing Project,’  through which members give or lend unneeded things to their neighbors. Think Craigslist without the asking prices. Around two million Americans have joined related groups on FaceBook and elsewhere…

RESILIENT LIVING: The Era of Cheap Living is Over – By Jody Tishmack

Source – resilience.org “…As nations struggle to feed and shelter their people, as people flee failed, violent states, our leaders will be under increasing pressure to ‘fix’ what is wrong. The only way to fix our problems is to change our lifestyle. We need to buy less stuff, travel fewer miles, consume less resources, live…

GAIA RISING: Real Wealth Resides Under Our Feet – By David Korten (Archive)

Source – davidkorten.org – “…Could anything be of greater value to us than dark, rich soil teeming with microbiomes, worms and insects?…Humans lived nearly 200,000 years without money. No human has ever lived without soil” Real Wealth Resides Under Our Feet Soil, not money, is the source of wealth, and our economic system needs to…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘A City Boy Can (Possibly) Survive’, What Happens When The Disaster We’re Heading For Becomes Reality?

Source – theburningplatform.com “…The point of this article is to try and help y’all city folk get through the worst of it using some country-folk techniques that might in the end mean the difference between life and death. You see I, and my Trump-supporting rube brethren, realize there are plenty of good people trapped in…

RESILIENT LIVING: Ralph Nader On the Easiest Way to Harness Solar Energy

Source – scheerpost.com “…One use of solar that has not received enough attention is drying clothes with clotheslines or clothes racks. Before global warming and our climate crisis became a public concern, some local governments banned backyard clotheslines as community eyesores. Fortunately, 20 states have passed “Right to Dry Laws” that allow people to use…

RESILENT LIVING: ‘Energy Crisis = Food Crisis’, Grow Food & Build Local Food Systems Now!

Source – iceagefarmer.com “…It is time for us to all participate in a distributed food system — not one of centralized control — and there are many parts to play: from aquaponics, to rabbits, to chickens, ducks, and quail, to soil husbandry, to spirulina, to crickets and mealworms, to dry farming, to urban coops, to…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘The Rise of Phyles & Like-Minded Communities’, Why You Need To Find One Right Now

Source – internationalman.com “…I know this sounds like an outrageous thought. “Democracy” is almost like a secular god—you aren’t supposed to blaspheme against it. But, in fact, it’s degenerated into something akin to a scam to justify the ruling class and the elite. Sometimes, it’s no better than a mob rule. I believe people are…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Switching Off’, Less Work, More Living – By Elaine Meyer

Source – yesmagazine.org “…Working less is the rare idea where often-competing interests are aligned. A shorter workweek can benefit the environment by reducing commuting and its attendant pollution. Boston College sociology professor Juliet Schor and two colleagues found a 10% reduction in work hours would lead to a 14% decline in the global carbon footprint.…

RESILIENT LIVING: Top 3 Actionable Tips on How You Can Get Out of Dodge – By Doug Casey

Source – internationalman.com “…Almost every government and country in the world is going in the wrong direction from a personal freedom standpoint…Ultimately, the best solution is the one that Ayn Rand outlined in her novel Atlas Shrugged, which is to put yourself in a position where you can just check out of the system and live…

CO-CREATION: Where The Search For Simplicity Leads – By Megan Sweas

Source – yesmagazine.org “…Understanding how their own consumption—of a burger, a glass of wine, Facebook, or gossip—causes harm is what spurs them to give up such ‘toxins’ and consume less….The monastics know that maintaining a simple, mindful life is difficult outside of a retreat center. “When you practice, you learn sometimes you have to let…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Small Space Prepping’, How to Store Lots of Supplies in a Little Home or Apartment

Source – theorganicprepper.com “…Sure, we love puppies and sunny days and walks on the beach, but our real love is toilet paper. Why, you might ask?…I have a toilet paper subscription to a company called “Who Gives a Crap.” (Hilarious name.) It isn’t the very cheapest option around, but during the Great TP Apocalypse of…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Mindfulness’, Where the Search for Simplicity Leads – By Megan Sweas

Source – yesmagazine.org “…Pháp Dung explained how Thich Nhat Hanh created “communities of resistance” in the face of the Vietnam War. “There’s a kind of war in the urban society, in ourselves as well,” he said….As many as 250,000 people worldwide have committed to practicing the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Understanding how their own consumption—of a…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Switching Off’, Less Work, More Living – By Elaine Meyer

Source – yesmagazine.org “…Broad says SheMark’s approach is based on the tenets of “conscious capitalism,” which promotes a “triple bottom line,” prioritizing people and the planet as much as profit. “In the U.S. everyone is an employee first and a human second,” says Broad. “Capitalism is a race to the bottom. Conscious capitalism is a direct…

REBEL YELL: ‘The Way to Defeat the Globalist Reset’, Local Production for Local Consumption… – By Peter Koenig

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com “…The Globalists have semi-clandestinely introduced some kind of “Covid-Martial Law” that overrules everything that is an otherwise Constitutional Right. We are in most of the western world in a direct dictatorship” The Way to Defeat the Globalist Reset: Local Production for Local Consumption… By Peter Koenig The Globalists have semi-clandestinely introduced some kind of…

THE ROAD UP-AHEAD: ‘Sh*t Show’, South Korean Toilet Turns Poo Into Green Energy & Pays Its Users Digital Cash

Source – themindunleashed.com “…One university in South Korea has invented a toilet that allows human excrement to not only be used for clean power, but also dumps a bit of digital currency into your wallet that can be exchanged for some fruit or cup noodles at the campus canteen, reports Reuters“ South Korean Toilet Turns…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘The Prepared Homestead’, The Times They Are A Changin’…

Source – theepochtimes.com “…Prepping is something most people did all the time” in bygone years. “Our grandparents were preppers….What’s really increased is the number of people that contact me. These are really personal emails. They’re not crazy extremists. These are single moms, elderly people, disabled people, regular working people. They’re realizing that things are changing.…

RESILIENT LIVING: What Would a Complete Supply Chain Breakdown Really Look Like? – By Aden Tate

Source – theorganicprepper.com “…Grocery stores rely on just-in-time systems to get their food to their customers. On average, this means that a grocery store has roughly a week’s worth of food within its four walls at any given time. However, remember that this is a week’s worth of food in normal circumstances. As the 2020…

RESILIENT LIVING: Preparedness & Resilience Complement Each Other – By Jan Spencer

Source – motherearthnews.com “…Two words — preparedness and resilience — have attracted an increasing amount of interest in recent years. They are closely related but seldom identified together…Preparedness refers to being ready when disruption to normal life occurs. Disruptions and disasters can be natural or human caused or in combination, such as floods, fires, power…

AMERIKA: Young Idealists Go Off Grid, Get Smeared as Bigots & ‘Cultists’

Source – thedailybell.com “…The great struggle of the 21st century is not kinetic but rather spiritual warfare: the People vs. the Corporate State…Predictably, the “lifestyle journalists” at Vice News got ahold of the story and distorted it from an objective accounting of an interesting alternative lifestyle into a fact-free smear job against “transphobic,” racist Q-Anon…

CO-CREATION: Curtis Stone – Growing Food, Building Community & Speaking Truth

Source – theconsciousresistance.com ”…Curtis’ farm, Green City Acres is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada, and was established in 2010. In an eight-month growing season, the farm generates over $75,000 per year on only one-third of an acre” SM:…’Growing your own food is like printing your own money – Ron Finley, The Guerrilla Gardener Growing Food, Building…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Prep School’, Sharpening Your Culinary Skills Set in a Crisis

Source – naturalblaze.com “…A sack of beans isn’t worth a hill of beans if you don’t know how to cook with them. Stashing away food for a rainy day is only half the battle. You’ve got to have a plan – and the skills – to turn the dry ingredients from your buckets into something…

RESILIENT LIVING: The Self-Sufficient Life & How to Live It – By John Seymour

Source -motherearthnews.com “…Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead….For myself, on a 1-acre farm of good, well-drained land, I would keep a cow and a goat, a few pigs…

RESILIENT LIVING: As Wood Prices Surge 400%, Hemp Homes Are Cheaper, More Efficient & CO2 Negative

Source – thefreethoughtproject.com “…For around $30,000, someone building a new home can have enough hemp blocks shipped to them in around 6 to 8 weeks…Walls made with hempcrete blocks are fireproof, mold proof, pest proof and long-lasting compared to timber-framed homes, which can be constructed of poor quality materials. Hemp block walls also solve the…

CROSSROADS: The Day The World Stops Shopping – By J.B. MacKinnon

Source – goodreads.com “…Acclaimed journalist J. B. MacKinnon asks, What would really happen if we simply stopped shopping? Is there a way to reduce our consumption to earth-saving levels without triggering economic collapse? At first this question took him around the world, seeking answers from America’s big-box stores to the hunter-gatherer cultures of Namibia to communities in…

RESILIENT LIVING: Rammed Earth Homes Offer a Natural Extension of the Landscape

Source – inhabitat.com “…The architects built the home’s rammed earth walls using soil that was excavated onsite. Recycled materials, also salvaged from the immediate area, were used to form a spiraled wall — dubbed the Debris Wall — that serves as a focal point defining the central courtyard, which allows cooling cross-winds into the home.…

TERRA NOUVA: ‘The 15-Minute City’, Laying The Foundations For a ‘New Urbanism’ 

Source -yesmagazine.org “…The concept of pedestrian-centered planning has been centric to the New Urbanism movement for decades. New Urbanism advocates for more walkable cities with responsible mixed-use development—a design concept in which developers build housing, shopping, essential services, and work opportunities within close proximity, sometimes on the same properties. These developments also typically are built around walkable…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Trust The Plant!’, How Will You Fare When The SHTF?…

Source – iceagefarmer.com “…We are staring down the barrel of a confluence of several scenarios — each of which individually is a significant, life-changing event — which are together conspiring into a dangerous and incendiary situation: food shortages, inflation, and a breakdown of the supply chain” Brace for Impact: Food Inflation and Shortages “About to…

THE ROAD UP-AHEAD: Screw Lumber, Just 3D-Print Your Next Home 

Source – zerohedge.com “…Now there’s a new way to completely circumvent lumber via the Italian 3D printing company, WASP, who built a prototype of a 3D-printed home that looks like Lars homestead from Star Wars” Screw Lumber, Just 3D-Print Your Next Home  With lumber prices up 67% since the start of this year and up 340%…