Some incredible projects to make during down time that can help you prep or something to make as a gift for friends and family.
How would you like to have fresh vegetables and fruit year round? Sounds pretty good right? Having an underground greenhouse will keep the temperatures hot in the winter and help prevent overheating in the summer; making it possible to grow your garden vegetables through the cold winter months.How it Works
We all learned in school that under the earth’s crust is magma which heats the entire sphere. Surprisingly, if you dig down 4 feet, the heating process becomes apparent. For the vast majority of the planet, 4 feet below the surface will stay between 50° to 60°F even if the weather above the ground is 10°F with a cold wind! This phenomenon is called the thermal constant and it’s what the underground greenhouse thrives on.
- Mt. Gox suddenly finds 200,000 missing bitcoins, worth over $115M
- Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012
- Bank of England Admits that Loans Come First … and Deposits Follow
- In Worst-Case Scenario, Fed Sees $501 Billion in Losses at Nation's Biggest Banks
- NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us
- Fed pivot from unemployment to inflation illustrates QE addiction
- Women Change the Face of Japanese Farming
- BP Return to Gulf of Mexico Marks U.S. Energy Sea Change
In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and I discuss:
- Chris' and my takeaways from our time with Robert Kiyosaki's organization
- New material
- What's already in the hopper, and what we're working on now
- Yellen's first remarks
- Why do we put so much faith in the Fed?
- The hard truth
- You're not crazy to be concerned. Get ready for a rocky 2014.
Learn how to use dandelion roots in a variety of ways.
- The First Day Of Spring Has Us Really, Really Happy
- Chris Hadfield's Space Advice On Life
- Venice Referendum Aims To See City And Region Secede From Italy
- Why We Must Divest From Fossil Fuels: A Student’s Open Letter to Harvard President Drew Faust
- Collapse and Systemic Failure at All Levels Coming to U.S.
- London ‘Draining Life’ From Rest of U.K. Economy
- Why New York AG wants curbs on high-frequency traders
- Goodbye Blythe Masters: JPM Sells Its Physical Commodities Business To Mercuria For $3.5 Billion
- CBO Director: Important to Give Advance Warning About Coming Changes to Social Security
- Here's How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse
- Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies
- Once In A Century Opportunity
- Beef Prices Surge Most In A Decade As Food Inflation Soars
- Geoengineering Is Not a Solution for Climate Change Anymore
- Your sushi is safe to eat: B.C. waters show no increase in radiation after Fukushima disaster, says Vancouver Aquarium
- Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain
Our motto here at Peak Prosperity is we’d rather be a year early than a day late.
What we mean by this is that by the time the general masses catch on that something is wrong, it’s too late to do much in the way of preparing.
At least responsibly.
Preparing before a true crisis hits is our very definition of being a responsible adult.
Trying to lay in supplies after the crisis has hit is our definition of being an irresponsible hoarder.
The best thing about Occupy Wall Street wasn't what it argued politically or accomplished legislatively, but what it modeled for us: a new way of engaging with issues, resolving conflict, and reaching consensus. It was a style of engagement that seemed like it could only happen in person, between young people willing to sit in a cold park all night until they could come to an agreement over an issue.
You may not be able to make this stove out in the field with a pocket knife but it could come in handy in a grid down situation or used as an inexpensive camp stove in you backpack.
- Homeless Students On The Rise In Vermont
- Homelessness on Rise Among Long Island Students
- Japan Analysts Split on Fiscal Crisis Time as Tax Looms
- Food Prices Surge as Drought Exacts a High Toll on Crops
- Default risks trigger fresh fears over China property marke
- Russia Axes 6th Bond Sale After Crimea Drove Yield to Record
- One-third of Americans only have $1,000 saved for retirement
- Detroit considers raising parking ticket fines to $45
- German court confirms euro zone bailout scheme is legal
- The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it
- Energy, Getting it Wrong Around the World: Interview with Ed Dolan
- Corn-eating worm evolves to feed on GMO corn designed to kill it
When planning your next garden planting it is wise to reflect on the previous year's crops and where they were planted. It is vital that you are rotating your crops in your zone 1 annual gardens. If your garden features the same plants in the same places year after year, pest pressures will build, soils will become depleted, and disease will run rampant. I rotate my annuals in such a way that the soil and plants benefit. For example, I follow my greedy feeders of nitrogen in the plots where I was growing nitrogen fixing peas and beans.
- NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?
- Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in coming decades
- A Minimal Model for Human and Nature Interaction
- Russia 'planned Wall Street bear raid'
- Insurance Companies and Systemic Risk
- Tourism Dollars Dry Up, Alongside Crimea’s Bank Funds
- Brave New Deviant World
- Air Canada suspends flights to Venezuela as protests continue
- What is the world’s scarcest material?
- This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a hot topic in urban planning, as a communal tool to support residents and stabilize housing markets (see this recent news about Philadelphia's new CLT).
There’s a problem in the tech world. No, this isn’t another article about the gentrification of San Francisco by young tech workers, this is a different — though not entirely unrelated — problem. In the race to create the next superfluous billion dollar social media app, tech workers are applying their prodigious skills to work that sidesteps meaningful contribution.
Imagine going to a job interview and already knowing exactly how much everyone else at the company earns? Wouldn't that make those questions about "salary requirements" much easier to answer?
Some great tips and ideas to reduce your waste stream in the kitchen and also help with your deep pantry and other resiliency building projects.
When I first saw HeideMarie Schwermer's film, Living Without Money, I was impressed not only by her courageousness of living her beliefs, but her ability to overcome the fear of living without money in old age.