2017 ASCE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD

You may not think about it much, but America’s aging infrastructure is what allows us to live the lifestyle we are so hopelessly addicted to here in the United States. Thinking about our national infrastructure is probably not high on your list of every day priorities, but there are people that take it very seriously. And they are concerned.

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THE MYTH OF “SAUDI AMERICA” AND US ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

I see this as the reality of our future in the long term and it may mean the end of the world as we know it, but this does not have to mean the actual end of the world. It will mean a new world though. This new reality can be brilliant, beautiful and amazingly rewarding. The more you understand what is happening around you now, the easier it will be for you to adjust the coming changes.

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THE REAL COST OF FOOD WASTE AND INSECURITY IN AMERICA

Food insecurity is an unnecessary reality in the United States. It gets worse when you just stop to think of all of the (depleting and non-renewable) natural resources like water and fossil fuels (oil) that are being used to grow, produce, harvest, ship and store all of this food that eventually ends up some landfill somewhere and morphs into a climate destroying methane bomb. From the family table to the global climate, food waste and food insecurity is a problem in America that I think deserves our attention.

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OUR PERSONAL THREAT MATRIX

When the topic of preparedness comes up in conversation, the inevitable question from everyone we talk to is “What are you afraid of?” or “What worries you most?” Not always in an attacking manner. Some folks are genuinely interested. Our answer is always much the same. Read through to find out why we practice preparedness.

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100 things you can do to live more sustainably

This was originally posted by Sharon Astyk from a position of resource scarcity consciousness, specifically peak oil, but the ideas that are mentioned could prove useful regardless of why you feel they would be necessary. I found it interesting and I hope you do as well. ========================================================================================================================================================================= 100 Things you …

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PRACTICAL PREPPING: NO APOCALYPSE REQUIRED IS HERE!

A cooperative effort with best selling post-apocalyptic author Steven Konkoly, PRACTICAL PREPPING is an essay style collaboration that looks at personal preparedness through a real world lens while keeping the focus on the practical steps you can take to mitigate the impacts from the most common hazards we all face. …

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Rational Survivor podcast

Well, this was fun. Last week, Steve Konkoly and I had a conversation with Kyle from Rational Survivor. We talked about the new book, Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required, but this fun talk covered everything from how we got started in preparedness, Steve’s books including The Jakarta Pandemic and the …

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Joanna Macy: On how to prepare internally for WHATEVER comes next

Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart. And there’s such a feeling and experience of adventure. It’s like a trumpet call to a …

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