Nemo Lhamo

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I have some pics from my last trip of edible plants of the Philippines. I was thinking the same thing for a food forest. Banana trees are the most obvious. I hear they are tastier when grown in sub tropical climes. http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/26_16680.htm Palm trees are the second most popular. Then mangoes(a nice shady tree for the patio), papaya, apples, oranges, etc, Go to your local fruit market and see what you find the most tasty.

If there is any interest I will dig them up. I found that if you have a machete in the Philippines you never need go hungry.
8 years ago
I don't think stopping an ineffective remedy is giving up. Don't they call insanity trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. In the 1980's when the resource burn rate was below that of the biospheres renewal rate it made great sense. I worked very diligently and had some heartening successes.

Since that time the resource burn rate is about 6 to 7 times the biospheres renewal rate with population eating any gains technology gives us. The only way forward I see is environmental collapse leading to reform of market capitalism. The slower the collapse the better for the industrialists who lobby to protect their industries. Faster collapse means reform comes sooner or massively depopulating disaster. Either one is a win for sustainable ecology. Slowing the destruction may make the problem worse. Escape to small sustainable enclaves is an elitist solution in the same way that rich people have a panic room in their mansion.

8 years ago
It took all of human history until 1940 to reach 1 billion people. Now we are at 7. In 30 years expect 3 billion more. I don't think my eco footprint really matters anymore. Any saving I accrue will simply be eaten up by the flood of new humans devouring resources. I like being independent, but I don't think I'll bother inconveniencing myself as the game is over. Industrial society will continue to grow until there is an ecological collapse. The flaws of global laissez faire capitalism are quite apparent.

We had our chance back in the 80's. I was so environmentally conscious back then. This was the baby boomers great moment. Like the greatest generation facing down Hitler, going to the moon or eradicating polio. But when they had their moment they chose greed. They had no character like those before them. Now we are all screwed. I think I'll take a long plane flight and see the world. Show my kids the coral reefs and dolphins before they are all gone. The land up north here will become more fertile for a time as it becomes more temperate. That is all my kids will need. Land. some solar panels and a bit of know how. Grow your own food and make your own power. That is the best form of rebellion now.
8 years ago
Places like this always seem to have a creepy predatory vibe once you scratch the superficial communal BS. I visited a few when I was a young athletic man and strangely enough was never asked to stay. Though my female traveling companions were often told how wonderful and spiritual they were. How they would be a great fit(fit for what exactly, yuck.) and that they should dump my ass and come visit. Luckily I don't date girls who are stupid, lol None ever wanted to even return.

Better off in a non poly environment with more independence, or even alone.

P.S. Hi Philoxians

8 years ago
The fools trying to change you into a more salable brand are part of the problem. Competing with corporate culture on their level without millions of dollars and a PR firm of pro bloggers would be a recipe for bland failure.

Our strength is our ability to be honest regular people. The one thing they can't fake is sincerity. Try to be a community minded selfless person. Our damaged society has no way of dealing with that kind of radicalism. All they can do is try to offer you the falseness and speed of consumerism. Where do you think compromising leads?
Find where they get in. I would use expansion foam and then steel wool or metal mesh for the last inch. They hate steel wool. It pokes their noses and they won't pull it out. Even a hole you can barely get your pinky in is big enough. The smell of mouse pee lasts for years. So disgusting. Chewing the insulation off your wiring and spreading disease and fleas.

For traps I used the non lethal variety. I think peanut butter and bacon is the best attractant. Drive the mice FAR away. I've seen some racing me the 100 metres back to the house.
8 years ago