Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 9:49am

Massive Fire In Napa/Sonoma Counties in California

A 20,000-acre fire is raging just a few miles from me. This is what it looks like out my back window (it's still dark):

Ash is falling like snow.

Santa Rosa, a nearby city of 200,000, is being evacuated.

This is a HUGE fire. Am heading off to pick up my daughter, who is at a friend's house closer to the blaze.

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 - 1:33am

Stay Safe During The Storm!

They say the storm that just started here in NorCal will the strongest in 10 years. Sonoma County is expected to get 5+ inches of rain in the next 48 hours.

We badly need the rain -- but not this much this fast!!

If any of you experience trouble with flooding, blackouts, etc -- please don't hesitate to ask for help from the rest of the Sebastopol Group. I, for one, will do whatever I can to be of service.

Stay safe!!

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 - 3:41am

Some Good News For A Change

There are so many examples of losses of freedom in the world today, that it's really worth celebrating the positive stories when we find them.

Here's a heartening report where a state (California no less!) recently passed an Act to legalize cottage food -- small home-based retail food producers. It may sound crazy that you need the state's permission to bake food in your own home and sell it to a small customer base, but at least (in this case) it's not being outlawed:

By kevinoman0221 on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 - 1:19pm

One way to identify good communities, maybe?

I saw this article in the paper about the town of Sebastopol getting ready to ban Smartmeter installations.

One thing that surprised me is that it mentioned 50 California cities have already instituted such a ban.

By Hilarybethhodge on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 - 4:50pm

Know anyone who wants to live in a community with a garden?

There are nine units on the 5-acre property where I live.  It is not an "intentional community" but it is a community of people who look after each other and grow food.  For folks who are hip to peak oil and want to live in a place with like-minded people, this could be that opportunity.  I wanted to put it out there for folks who might be thinking of moving.  There are two units available now- a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom.  Both are very affordable.

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 - 3:23pm

Chris Coming to Southern California?

We're considering flying Chris out to Los Angeles for a meeting with a possible site partner. But the cost of the trip for that single meeting may be preventative from both a $ and a time-lost standpoint.

Making the trip would be a slam dunk if we could combine it with a speaking event or two in the Southern California area.

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 - 8:15pm

Wine Country Conference April 5, 2013 - Sonoma, CA

Investment Ideas for Unconventional Times

Join Chris in Sonoma (just 1 hour north of San Francisco) for a unique gathering with of some of the strongest independent thinkers of our day. Attendees will hear from speakers and participate in conversations about big and important ideas that escape the myopic focus of most market participants.

Chris will be speaking at this event, along with:


Resilient Communities - Sierra Foothills

Work towards building more resilient communities in the Sierra Foothills region of California.  We shall share knowledge, skills, and resources to better prepare for the future ahead. 

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 - 2:25pm

Kickoff mixer at Hopmunk

Come to our first (and very informal) kickoff gathering.

I'm Adam (the co-founder of and I'll have just finished moving to Sebastopol by this time. I'm eager to meet my new neighbors and celebrate the launch of Peak Prosperity!

We'll chat over drinks at Hopmunk Tavern. I'm buying :)


Sebastopol, CA Resilience

To help those living in Sonoma County, CA meet and collaborate with other like-minded preppers.