Bougie McPrepper

Several years ago the guy who lives upstairs from me had solar panels installed on the roof of our building. It provides all the electricity his apartment needs. He took advantage of various subsidies and whatever creative financing was available at the time. Back then he paid $13,000 for the project. Since then the cost … Continue reading Bougie McPrepper

Cheetah

I’m fascinated by how quickly some folks adapt to shifting circumstances and how others fail. There’s nothing like a planet-wide quarantine to wreak havoc on entire segments of the economy and society. Meanwhile, others are directly gaining from the turbulence as new opportunities present themselves. Back in October I had an old friend over for … Continue reading Cheetah

Recipes For Disaster

Here’s what I made for dinner tonight. I’d like to reverse engineer where this meal came from in light of our current collective situation courtesy of Covid-19. So far the supermarket shelves are still mostly full, give or take some irrational panic buying of select items. I practice various forms of household preparedness. You could … Continue reading Recipes For Disaster

The Bogeyman

I just listened to a YouTube conversation where Jack Spirko and Curtis Stone discussed the “lock down” and “martial law” that’s been imposed on San Francisco in response to the Covid-19 situation. (Translation: jackbooted Socialist thugs have bludgeoned all the sheeple into submission robbing them of their personal liberty.) See photos above of my neighborhood … Continue reading The Bogeyman

Afterburn

Here in California we’ve just received our first rain since last winter after another brutal round of massive forest fires. Our Mediterranean style climate cycles from a long dry hot period to a few short cool wet winter months. October is our most fire prone time of year. It’s hot, the earth is bone dry, … Continue reading Afterburn

Peak Prosperity

This Saturday I gave a presentation on household food security at a Peak Prosperity event held this year in Sonoma County, California. This isn’t the first time I was asked to give this spiel for them and I was happy to return. There’s a general societal preoccupation with the Hollywood disaster movie version of disruption. … Continue reading Peak Prosperity

The Mesh

I just purchased a new electronic device. It has exactly the right combination of qualities that tickle both my Granola and my Shotgun. But first some background. I’m not a tech guy. Not even close. My natural threshold for machinery of any kind cuts off somewhere in the 1930s. I have warm fuzzy feelings toward … Continue reading The Mesh