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 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 […]

Lentils: An Investment Opportunity!

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.  ~Cree Indian Proverb After years of lobbying by powerful bankers and hedge fund managers, the strict (and rather sensible…) regulations surrounding speculation on food were relaxed allowing financial companies […]

Buggin’ Out with BOB

The Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) is a classic survival strategy. The basic idea is to have a pre-packed, readily available, easily carried bag filled with equipment which, in case of catastrophic emergency, will help keep you alive for 72 hours. The main focus is usually on evacuation rather than long-term survival – but if you can survive […]

The PermaFuture Stinging Nettle Diary – Part 1 (March)

We have a real passion for the humble stinging nettle (Urtica dioicra), it seems to  represent everything that is wrong with modern attitudes towards the natural world. Being ‘common’ (i.e. incredibly successful without any help from human beings) it is unloved by the traditional gardener, who’s familiarity-fueled contempt has led them to brand this wonderful […]

How Permanent Is Permaculture?

We’re great fans of The Survival Podcast, they never fail to reveal some little gems. As part of their recent Permaculture as a Solution for Modern Survival broadcast they linked to some great video clips from EcoFilms Australia which show exactly how sustainable food production can be… How permanent is Permaculture? Try 2000 years! 😉