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Help People Conserve Energy in their Homes- Become a HERS Rater!

Build resilience in your own life by diversifying your income streams and help others build resilience in their lives by conserving energy in their homes. If you are looking for a new career and thinking about how set up your life with more authenticity ...

Event - yagasjai - Jul 31 2017 - 7:21am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

4 Tips for Prepping Your Apartment (and Wallet) for a Scorching Summer

Grab your portable fans and sunscreen. 2016 is on track to incinerate your idea of a typical summer. Because of  warming waters  in the Pacific, we can all expect higher-than-normal temperatures and a coinciding increase in cooling costs. For ...

Discussion - David Adams - Jul 28 2016 - 11:55am - 5 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Discussion - Gaborzol - Jun 1 2016 - 5:46pm - 60 comments - 0 attachments

Make Insulated Socks From an Old Sweater

How to make Insulated Socks From an Old Sweater  (source: Goods Home Design.) (frugal) How to make Insulated Socks From an Old Sweater  (source: Goods Home Design.) frugal ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Oct 1 2015 - 3:37pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

a call to relocate to Europe

my argument is simple: mankind did not pop into existence a few thousand years ago. So what are you prepping for? A limited cataclysm did not wipe the Earth clean of people 13,000 years ago. It was much more serious than that. Our ancestors were neither ...

Discussion - SocratesR - Apr 19 2015 - 4:41am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Event - kevinoman0221 - Jan 18 2015 - 4:41pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

Five foods that are MUCH cheaper to make at home

All of these are easy.   Some are so super easy it's embarrassing that I ever bought them in a store. 1. Croutons. Got too much bread? Is some of it going stale? For homemade croutons, cut bread into cubes, put it on a baking tray, ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Nov 15 2014 - 9:21am - 3 comments - 0 attachments

Malaysia Peak Prosperity

To share, support and inspire our profound experiences for like minded individuals. (agriculture, Chris Martenson, community, energy, event, farming, food, food ...

Group - Ian Siow - Jul 20 2014 - 2:07pm - 0 comments

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 ...

Discussion - Jodi Stanley - Jun 30 2014 - 8:35pm - 18 comments - 0 attachments

DIY solar ... or else the solar installer is going to reap the profits....

Just bought 30- 215 watt panels for 5200 dollars...   for myself..  6 kw inverter for about 3K...   Get a quote from the solar installer ...PM me the quote sheet ... and I'll show you how to shave about 40 per cent off the cost off his ...

Discussion - hydrodog - Mar 21 2014 - 5:32am - 13 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Discussion - Poet - Feb 20 2014 - 6:57pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

Anyone have experience with bio-gas generators to use for your home?

I have been learning about how some people are now building bio-gas generators in their backyards to produce electricity essentially from the gas generated from bacteria breaking down compost inside airtight containers.  They say some people generate ...

Discussion - solana314 - Feb 20 2014 - 6:17pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Upsizing, rather than Downsizing

Hello everyone.  I have been reading for several years on this and other boards, and agree with the general consensus, that with our collective uncertain futures, most of us will have to downsize our homes and lifestyles, be happy with more modest ...

Discussion - jw4994 - Jan 24 2014 - 8:54pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Washington, DC Resiliency Group

An information-sharing forum to foster a resilient community in the Greater Washington, DC Region.  (agriculture, alarm system, burglary, capitol, chickens, Chris ...

Group - KatieLoovis - Oct 14 2013 - 5:00pm - 0 comments

South Charlotte NC

We are interested in starting a group with like minded people and meeting occasionally to share ideas and resources as we learn how to live a more resilient life together.  ...

Group - jberryhill - Sep 16 2013 - 11:17am - 0 comments

Crash Course presentation in West Linn

Resiliency Organization of West Linn reviews the Crash Course by Chris Martenson 'Resilience' is the ability to easily adjust to and recover from change. Learn about global warming, stock prices, healthy food, budget deficits, ...

Event - mutschler - Sep 3 2013 - 12:58pm - 1 comment - 1 attachment

Gleaning and foraging

Anyone out there taking advantage of gleaning and foraging opportunities? As I write this, I'm eyeing my neighbor's cherry tree and trying to figure out how to get the cherries down out of it.  I think I'm going to engage my kids in a ...

Discussion - Amanda Witman - Jul 4 2013 - 1:23pm - 6 comments - 0 attachments

a list of frugal tips, with pictures

http://www.buzzfeed.com/samir/18-household-tips-that-will-help-you-get-through-y has some of the best frugal tips I've seen in a while. Example: (frugal) ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Apr 17 2013 - 11:18am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Repair Cafe'

This is a great idea..a Repair Cafe'. http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-04-02/how-to-start-a-repair-cafe (frugal, resilience, Skills Development) This is a great idea..a Repair ...

Discussion - thebrewer - Apr 2 2013 - 6:55pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

What have you learned from an elder lately?

I would like to hear more about what others have learned from one or more elders in their lives.  We can get to specifics but I'll start with an outline of life lessons I learned from my grandparents and mother.  I think most are pretty self ...

Discussion - ptwisewoman - Mar 25 2013 - 6:53am - 0 comments - 0 attachments