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Gaborzol
By Gaborzol on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 - 5:46pm

The importance of a strong community

My name is Gabor originally from Hungary, now living in Western MA, USA, and this post is about the importance of community, what I’ve learned in my efforts to build and add to my community, and seeks to open a dialog about what we really mean by “community” and what we might actually want from one.

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 - 11:37am

Tell Your Story, Be In Our New Book

As many of you know, Chris & I are writing a new book. Titled Prosper!, the book focuses on the importance of developing resilience, and offers guidance on how to do so at the personal level.

Where Chris' previous book, The Crash Course, was about the predicaments we face in the coming future, this new book is about the solutions we should pursue in response.

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Jbarney
By Jbarney on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 7:54am

Hard Work Up In Vermont/Rewarding Experiences

Hi folks,

While these days of prepping, or the long months and years of having hints about a grim future can sometime get us down, I just wanted to share the experience I had yesterday and how rewarding it was.  I am of a mind that society can and will recover from collapse and many things built today can be reworked, in a more positive way, in the future.  Hard work today doesn't have to mean it will be harder in the future.

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Christopher H
By Christopher H on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 11:26am

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

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Poet
By Poet on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 - 6:48am

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.).

http://imgur.com/a/aZ9fq

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Liz Connor
By Liz Connor on Sat, Jan 17, 2015 - 11:52pm

If you want to help in a great global environmental project

I have recently been inspired by the activities of whatifwechange.org, which encourages people interested in investing and/or donating money in an international project that helps indigenous groups living in degraded land to understand the damage they have done to their local ecosystem by trying to continue their traditional way of life, eg by deforestation or over-fishing. Then, with co-ordination and financial compensation from the project, they start acting together to restore their land to productive functioning.

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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.

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suziegruber
By suziegruber on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 - 3:59pm

Village Building Convergence

The Village Building Convergence is an annual collaboration and cross pollination of neighbors, groups and civic partnerships to transform our town through village life patterns and educational placemaking projects. This culminates in a 10-day fall celebration.

During the day, you will have the opportunity to get involved with creative community designed placemaking projects happening all over the town. There will be building, gardening, art, and many other fun things to do and great people doing them with you!

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Arthur2014
By Arthur2014 on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 - 2:37pm

interview with James Rickards; sept 2014

Dear all,

I don’t know at all whether it is a good idea to post he following hint to a recent interview with James Rickards on the show “Money Morning” apparently from September 2014.

But an internet forum is for discussing controversial topics. So I post the hyperlink not knowing whether I render a good service to the readers of the peakprosperity forum doing so. I am not the one who just wants to spread his opinion. I am very interested in your judgment.