By blongfield on Sat, Aug 29, 2015 - 9:30am


My family and I are interested in buying land in CO to gradually begin the process toward a more sustainable and resilient lifestyle.  Does anyone have any input on the best places to look for land in like-minded communities?

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 5:59pm

Apple Pie: A Case Study

Almost 50 years ago, my husband Brian was visiting relatives. An eleven-year-old, he was hanging out in the kitchen where there were wonderful smells and interesting things to do. His grandmother was there and asked him for some apples from the backyard. Young Brian checked the tree carefully for good apples and came in empty handed, informing her that they were all bad. They looked like this, or worse:

By thc0655 on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 - 4:26pm

Real world survival tips from Ukraine (via FerFAL)

FerFAL, author of Surviving the Economic Collapse, recently posted some very valuable survival tips on his website gleaned from people who are surviving in the current civil war in Ukraine.  There are numerous very valuable lessons we can learn from the survivors' accounts and advice, and we should learn them now vicariously before we have to learn them by personal experience in the "School of Hard Knocks."

Christopher H
By Christopher H on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 10:26am

Geoff Lawton's 2015 Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

I am currently in my second week of taking Geoff Lawton's online PDC, and it is literally blowing my mind so far.  This is not my first exposure to a PDC -- I took an on-site one locally in 2012, and it was definitely a valuable experience.  But Geoff's PDC is a whole other order of magnitude -- the depth of understanding of natural patterns he brings is unique, and he has the talent of taking a complex and complicated subject and distilling it down to its simplest elements, so it is easily understood.  It is informative AND inspiring, and I highly recommend to anyone

By Poet on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 - 5:48am

A Real Life Hobo's Every Day Kit

Over on Reddit, user /u/Huckstah posted a series of pictures on Imgur showing their every day carry (everything they own in a backpack and sleeping bag). This is the distilled result of ten years of trainhopping and hitchhiking across the United States. I think it's worth taking a look at, as its been field-tested. Do note that their kit depends on civilization, electricity, grocery stores, etc.

Images are hosted on Imgur. Almost every picture has a description. Look at the high reliance on fishing (lures, hooks, bait, etc.).

By kevinoman0221 on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 - 3:41pm

Annual Scion Exchange Jan 24th @ 10am Santa Rosa Veterans Building - share/get fruit tree cuttings or get a fruit tree for $8

I have not been to one of these before but it sounds fantastic. I am copying info from posts on a Santa Rosa forum on Reddit.

Big event where you can get scions (aka cuttings) of interesting uncommon varieties that you can graft on to your existing fruit trees or rootstocks OR you can buy a rootstock there for a very small price ($3 or so) and have an expert graft your scion of choice for another small price ($5 or so).


Expats and the Uprooted

This group is for the uprooted, the expatriots, the unemployed, single or homeless and for those who would help us in our efforts to become resilient.

All of us will have to face the realities of failing markets at the same time, but we are not all on an equal footing to weather the storm. The prolonged economic recession has left many without the resources we need to prepare and without the ability to act upon much of the information available on Prosperity.

Jodi Stanley
By Jodi Stanley on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 - 7:35pm

Hi Kathy! Michigan is quiet! It's you and me!

Any specific discussions you'd like to see open up for Michiganders? Excited to see who will find/join us! What are your preparedness priorities? Our family has focused on the basics -- alternate location with shelter, food, sustainable future food, off-grid living and protection. It's always a pull as to where available resources should go next, right? I'm interested in hearing if anyone has dealt with their retirement savings yet -- as in self-directed precious metals so you can actually get them if the SHTF, etc.

By LeanneBaker on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 - 12:57pm

Hessel Grange Growers Exchange

Meet your neighbors who grow good food and then trade their extras.  You don't have to bring anything, or you can set up an area with your garden veggies, fruit, canned goods, and even handmade items.