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?

By kanute on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 - 2:57pm

Viability of CSA models in bad times

My wife and I are embarking on a small farming adventure.  We have several acres of fruit trees and garden space we are working on building into a small organic, permaculture based, market farm.  We are both working full time jobs that pay well and are slowly buying equipment and installing fencing and irrigation and starting a small food forest.  

Sylvan Foot-Powered Grain Threshers
By Sylvan Foot-Powered Grain Threshers on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 - 9:50am

Foot - Powered Wheat Thresher

Want to grow your own wheat or other grain, but feel stumped by how to thresh it? Sylvan Foot - Powered Threshers sells an efficient, portable human-powered grain thresher that is affordable for family farms and  small-scale growers.  You can see the thresher in action here: 

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.


Peak Prosperity in the Mitten

We invite preparedness-minded people in Michigan to join us for discussion and sharing. We seek to apply Peak Prosperity principles, news and information to our region. Let's see what happens and where interested families can work together in individual and community opportunities to protect, preserve and prepare for the next 20 years.

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Fri, May 9, 2014 - 6:18am

Member gardens, now

Here is a place to share your current plantings, crops, harvests, upgrades and struggles. Please shorten the learning curve for all of us by sharing what you do and learn!

By davidburkey on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 - 11:22am


My wife and I are in our mid 50's and still have very busy and well compensated careers.  Our kids are both in college and can see a time when we will want to transition out of our demanding professions.  We envision joining and supporting a community with younger people in a farming/outdoor/educational type environment.  We fully recognize, although in very good health, that starting and maintaining a farm is beyond our physical abilities and we don't want to transition into a 70 hour/week job(we already have that).

By Poet on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 5:57pm

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie.


Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very little. They grow most of their own vegetables, raise pigs, chicken, rabbits, etc. Rely on solar power and store their own water, etc.