On the up…

Big day last Friday as the main growing section of the polytunnel got fitted out! Thanks to the kind loaning of a 7.5 tonne truck the racking was picked up from storage and delivered on site. After carefully measuring and levelling the foot pads the upright frame went up with literally an inch to spare!! […]

Graham Burnett teaches permaculture in Doncaster – #DoncasterIsGreat

The very wonderful Graham Burnett will be visiting Doncaster this April to host an Introduction to Permaculture workshop at Glass Park in Kirk Sandall. Leave a comment or email us at permafuture.project[at]gmail.com if you’d like to get involved. Details as follows… Dates; Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th April, 2013 (Meeting-up 5pm on Friday 5th for […]

Why pay for sickly @redbull when you can get delicious #SilverBirch for #FREE

It’ll soon be that time of year when the sap begins to rise… both metaphorically and actually. Spring is when we begin to feel rejuvenated after the grey days of winter. Luckily for us there’s a natural energy drink which becomes freely available just when we need it the most (and which doesn’t rely on […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 4

And now for the final part of our series on security options for a post peak community…..   Establish Economic Security “Economic Security” in a Peak Oil context likely has a far different meaning than we currently understand it. Economics is the study of the intersection between psychology and resources, and we currently focus far […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 3

Following on from part 2 as it does, here is part 3 of our ongoing series……. 4. Internal Threats So if biker gangs, martial law, and foreign occupiers aren’t our greatest security threats, what is our greatest risk? In short, crime. This is not a trivial threat. Consider the number of neighbours or relatives you […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 2

Here is the second instalment in our ongoing series of articles dealing with possible security issue’s in a post energy world… 2. Foreign Invaders Although the United Kingdom is currently bogged down in foreign wars, many within and without the U.K. military predict that the U.K. will soon face the threat of another peer competitor […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world

The transition town model has a big weakness. Whilst it covers most aspects of providing resources for its members in a post peak/low energy future it hasn’t sufficiently dealt with the aspect of keeping what you have when faced with people who are willing to take it from you. This article is an attempt to […]

Alcohol as a fuel, the pros and cons.

Much has been made about the benefits of using ethanol as a bio-fuel so today were going to talk about Alcohol being used as a replacement fuel in internal combustion engines. For simplicity we’ll leave the politics of putting food in our cars for another day. Alcohol, or more accurately Ethanol was used widely used […]

Towards a brave new land (and the Making Thereof) by Professor Offlogic

The following article first appeared in Issue 7 of Steampunk Magazine and is published under a non-commercial Creative Commons License. We feel that it’s the kind of Utopian thinking which inventive, independently minded permaculturalists and preppers should be celebrating. It is – quite literally – ground breaking! 😉   illustration by the very wonderful Sarah […]

The real source of consumerism…

“It’s easier to learn to do without some of the things that money can buy than to earn the money to buy them.” ~ Dolly Freed It isn’t that we buy stuff. Or that that there’s stuff to buy. No the answer is both simple and complex, though the question is being asked more and […]