Tag Archives: book

  • Insider
    Peak Prosperity

    Off The Cuff: Prosper!

    Announcing the upcoming release of our new book
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:15 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Adam discuss:

    • Announcing our new book: Prosper!
      • Releasing publicly on Nov 17th
    • Destroying The Public's Trust
      • Another valuable fast-depleting resource
    • Eroding Sentiment
      • It's what causes bubble to pop. And we're seeing a lot of it.
    • US Intervention In The Middle East
      • The worst topic for wrapping up a podcast…

     

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  • What Should I Do?
    Fire the Landscaper - How Landscapers, HOAs, and Cultural Norms Are Poisoning Our Properties

    Fire the Landscaper – How Landscapers, HOAs, and Cultural Norms Are Poisoning Our Properties

    A new book by Phil Williams
    by Phil Williams

    Thursday, September 10, 2015, 3:08 PM

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    We are please to announce the new book by Peak Prosperity member and permaculture contributing author – Phil Williams.  Below is the book trailer, the Amazon description, and a few words from Phil about his generous offer for a free download of his new book for Peak Prosperity members.  Congratulations on the new book Phil!

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  • What Should I Do?
    Book Cover Title

    Farmer Phil’s Permaculture: The Original Permaculture Children’s Book

    Free book for Peak Prosperity readers!
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, July 6, 2015, 10:25 PM

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    Most of the permaculture books and material you see is geared toward adults with at least a basic knowledge of the design science. My wife Denise and I feel strongly that children are under served in the permaculture world.

    This is why we wrote a permaculture children’s picture book. This book is a great way to introduce young children to permaculture concepts. It is the original and the only permaculture children’s storybook in existence. As a thank you to Peak Prosperity readers, I am giving away a free PDF of the book for everyone to try. The download is at the bottom of this article.

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  • Daily Prep
    The Market Gardener

    Book Recommendation: The Market Gardener

    A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Farming
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:49 PM

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    If you have been thinking about starting a small farming operation and are looking for a resource to help guide you through the process, pick up a copy of The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming. by Jean Martin Fortier.

    And if you missed the recent ResilientLife podcast with Jean-Martin Fortier, listen to it here (Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming) to get a great preview of many of the topics covered in the book and get inspired to start growing, investing in local community and building resilience into your life.

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  • Daily Prep
    Gardening When It Counts

    Gardening When It Counts

    Gardening for hard times and saving seed for when needed
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, August 8, 2013, 4:47 PM

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    A new book recommended by a fellow Peak Prosperity member that has a plethora of gardening info and lots of tips on seed saving. 

    Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)

    Also check out the fabulous ResilientLife podcast with Adam and Jere Gettle from Baker Creek Seeds: Jere Gettle: Growing Heirloom Plants

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  • Daily Prep
    Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game

    Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game

    Book recommendation for building resilience
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3:37 PM

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    The book Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game seems to be one I have found on a number of friends' and resilient community member' shelves recently, and it is one of my favorite go-to books to reference for when we start thinking about incorporating new livestock into the homestead.  Great instructions and visuals, and it…

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  • What Should I Do?
    Essential Books

    The Essential Gardening and Food Resilience Library

    Build your library of knowledge
    by Old Hippie

    Friday, September 28, 2012, 11:31 PM

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    Under the general topic of growing some (or all) of our own food, we have broken the larger topic down into several knowledge areas.  We think you should understand why growing your own food is a good choice to make, and so “Understand It” is our first general topic.  Following that, “Grow It,” “Save It,” and “Use It” will help you think about the critical topics of how to get food into the ground, how to get it out, how to keep it from spoiling, and what to do with it once you’ve got it on the shelf, in the freezer, or in the root cellar.  Introductory notes in each section will help you choose which books, publications or websites to read first.  We’ve included links in the text, so you can click for more information as you read. Some of the material that follows is fairly basic; other material is more advanced.

    Don’t let something supposedly “advanced” keep you away.  Everyone has to start at the beginning.  We all did.  Whether you choose to grow food against possible shortages, or as an economic decision or as part of changing your lifestyle in healthy and rewarding ways, we hope you find this annotated bibliography of the books that have helped us will help you as well.  We’ve included full citations for each book, to help you locate them.

     

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  • Daily Prep
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

    Inspiration for growing more and eating local
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:39 PM

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    If you are looking for a good summer read that will inspire you to grow more food and learn about some of the trials and tribulations of a family taking the plunge and eating fully local, this book won't disappoint.

    This book has given my family some great recipe ideas ("Eggs in a Nest" is a weekly dinner that even my 5 year daughter loves) and we are always on the look out for old farm books for the library to help us in our homesteading efforts.

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle can also serve as a great way to start conversations about resiliency building with neighbors and family who have not taken the red pill yet and need some easing into various topics. (Food Security, Peak Oil and Food shortages, etc)

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

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  • Blog

    Time to Spread the Message

    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1:37 AM

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    Chris’ book version of the Crash Course has been out for almost a month now. So far it’s receiving strong praise, and we have Chris busy on the media treadmill promoting it. Now we need your help to catapult the book and its message into the mainstream consciousness.

    Here’s why: Book sales in the early weeks following a book release matter greatly. These numbers have a huge influence on how many books the big retail distributors (Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Borders) decide to stock. The more books they put on the shelves, the more get sold – which then gets the media’s attention. If we’re fortunate, a virtuous cycle ensues. We believe (obviously) that this material deserves the widest attention possible.

    The book is a much deeper dive into the critical material contained in the video series, updated for the many developments (both in the world and in Chris’ analysis) that have unfolded since the videos were first created in 2008. The early reviews are unanimous in this regard. The book also contains a lot of new predictions from Chris on topics like resource scarcity, obstacles to economic growth, and the vulnerability of our complex energy system – which already look astoundingly prescient, given the volatile events characterizing 2011 so far (escalating food and energy prices, the Fukushima disaster, mid-east unrest, skyrocketing gold and silver prices, continued dollar weakness, bailouts for Portugal and Ireland, etc.)

    Whether you’ve already read the book or not, you can definitely help our efforts in using it to create awareness of the core Crash Course tenets among mass audiences. Here’s how:

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