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Foodmageddon - Follow along as Scott tries to simulate homesteading as fossil fuels disappear

 
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Scott is a cool guy in southern WI who runs an institute from his home to bring human powered tech back into our field of view.  He's simulating a fossil fuel collapse this year with a youtube video each week.  Check it out!  Here's a blurb from his website:

We bring nonindustrial subsistence technology to (over)developed societies. We exist at the nexus of ancient, ethnographic, and modern subsistence. We aim to 1) identify ancient and contemporary nonindustrial technologies appropriate for use in modern, small-scale, self-sustaining infrastructure; 2) create do-it-yourself, resource-light solutions to sustainability problems; 3) provide our findings to the public for free use; and 4) create platforms to share information related to sustainability, especially solutions derived from ancient or ethnographic sources. We prize simple solutions over complex ones and eschew needless complication.



And the Foodmageddon series:
 
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This is awesome. I'll try to find time to watch them all. It's a very important topic
 
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Thanks for helping get the word out, Mike.
I'm Scott and the one running this project. I'm available at scott@lowtechinstitute.org for any questions.

Stay safe, everyone!
 
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Baby chicks!!!

 
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Here's this week's video from Scott.  Planting stuff, starting to cob/plaster an earthbag wall and several other things were done this week:
 
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Scott has so much fertility his weeds are as tall as he is!  Lots happening at his place.  Episode 19:

 
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