Meet Ed and Laurie Essex — just two of the many millions whose lives were smashed by the greed of others in the Great Depression that began 2008.
They lost almost everything in the crash and have lived in remote, rural, Wauconda, WA, for the 2 years since. They make a living by helping others to get the same lifestyle.If they wanted they could now supplement their income by growing the local cash crop on public land out their back door. (more…)
Isn’t it great that just one utensil could provide your needs for cooking and eating and heating?
Prepare for winter by mastering the art of fire-making with the Sandvik Swedish FireKnife. To use this necessary addition to your bug out bag (or just your regular camping gear), strike the back of the knife against the included fire steel for a shower of sparks. (more…)
For Vancouver residents who want to eliminate the global industrial food complex from their diet, help is on the way. Rick Havlak’s Homesteader’s Emporium, is a new store set to open in June servicing aspiring beekeepers, permaculture growers, home brewers, cheesemakers, disaster survivalists, backyard egg farmers, and front porch food growers will find equipment, ingredients and tools as well as practical advice.
The 1,700-square-foot store-front will offer a range including beehives and honey extractors, chicken coops, cider presses, food dehydrators, vertical small-space growing systems and home cheesemaking supplies for what Havlak believes is a burgeoning market of organic food purists, sustainable lifestylers and post-apocalyptic preppers. (more…)
It was always thus - but at last gas prices stir interest
How would an electric car work out for an off-grid household? Remarkably well assuming it could be charged up during visits to the grid. And the car battery would become an important power source back at home base.
Electric cars have to be integrated into the daily pattern of life, just like off-grid homes. A recent discussion on NPR’s SCIENCE FRIDAY, was most enlightening. “You rapidly learned how to integrate that charging in with the rest of the things you do during the day, one contributer told presenter Ira Flatow: (more…)
Small initiatives can sometimes have a big effect, and its that time of year again when Australians are asked to turn up their environmental conscience for just an hour. Earth Hour will be held at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 31. The day will see unplugged community events held across the country.
The hour of no power Everyday Australians will be celebrated for their grassroots contributions to a more sustainable future for the planet in the Earth Hour Awards. (more…)
In San Francisco, the new trend is bustaurants, restaurants built into buses complete with kitchens and dining rooms. While this region didn’t invent the bustaurant — that mantle goes to a double-decker in London named The Root Master — the Bay Area has evolved the concept and is now home to two moveable feasts, which attract equal parts adventurous diners and bus-loving kids. (more…)
India, one of the biggest markets for alternative energy technologies, is being targeted by German businesses.
Berthold Breid, CEO of the German Renewable Energy Academy is in Kolkata, India at present, leading a nine-member German delegation promoting its renewable energy products and technology. (more…)
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