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When Hope For The Future Dies

  • Posted on: 5 March 2018
  • By: David Trammel

While resource depletion, climate change, political instability and economic inequality are all top subjects when we discuss the causes of the coming collapse of our current global civilization, there is one cause that is often not mentioned because of its sensitive nature, and that is "Over Population".

In 2017 the World population stood at 7.6 Billion people. By 2050 that figure is expected to grow to 10 Billion.

About Green Wizardry

  • Posted on: 5 February 2018
  • By: David Trammel

Visitors new to this website no doubt ask yourself: "So what is up with this whole site? I mean "Wizards"? Are we serious about the Future or a collection of "wantabees" in their parent's basements?"

Its an honest question, deserving an honest answer.

Somewhere Safe To Sleep

  • Posted on: 5 January 2018
  • By: David Trammel

To think of the Homeless, is to think of poor people sleeping in abandoned cardboard boxes in an alley behind some downtown building. Or living among tents in some small patch of trees, among other people at the end of railroad tracks. We think of those unfortunates as drug addicts, runaways and sometimes the mentally ill BUT more and more the face of homelessness drives a car and works a job.

Is This The Face Of The Collapse?

  • Posted on: 5 December 2017
  • By: David Trammel

Recently the pictures of an emancipated polar bear has been making the rounds of the news sites and blogs.

Photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from the conservation group Sea Legacy posted a video of the starving bear and stated that they believed its condition was a direct result of Climate Change. This has left many on both sides of the issue arguing whether that is the true reason for its condition.

Boonedoggles, Not What You Think It Means

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: David Trammel

Sometimes the strangest things will prompt me to post. Case in point...

I was reading ClubOrlov tonight. Guest writer, Candace Makeda Moore, paints a chilling picture of what Life is like for those Americans already deep into the first stage of the Long Descent. Its been a while since I visited, so I was reading some of the more recent posts.

Its Going To Get Bad For Most

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: David Trammel

Now I won't lie and I won't sugar coat the future for all of us. Its going to be tight, cold and nasty. Marked by uncertainty, crime and want.

And by Fear.

The Long Descent will affect your life in a whole host of ways. Whether that street light gets repaired. Whether your trash gets picked up. Whether there is a grocery within easy distance. Whether you get basic services like water and power.

A Do It Yourself Haybox Tutorial

  • Posted on: 15 June 2016
  • By: David Trammel

Green Wizard AT sent in this tutorial on how to turn a common plastic camping cooler into a efficient haybox substitute. Even better after you cook that killer chili, you can then remove the filling and ice down a twelve pack of beer, lol.

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How to Make and Use a Haybox Cooker

Using a haybox cooker for slow-cooked meals saves fossil energy, human energy, time, and money. One beauty of this method of cooking is that you are free to pursue homestead or home business tasks while the food cooks. There is no danger of fire from an unattended pot, and if you have small children at home, there is no danger of their pulling hot pans off the stove. It is also a great method for slow-cooking or braising tougher pieces of meat from well-exercised, pasture-raised animals or that spare rooster. Economical dried beans and peas can be cooked until tender without babysitting the cooktop or plugging in a slow cooker.

Forestry Part 1 – Selecting Crop Trees

  • Posted on: 30 January 2016
  • By: David Trammel

Guest Post by David Coulter
Part One - Forestry Part 1 – Selecting Crop Trees

This would be a good point to go over how trees grow. If they are kept densely packed initially, they will tend to grow straight and tall just like some un-thinned vegetable in your garden. They will be spindly and, beyond a certain point, prone to disease though. Kept too long in that condition and the entire stand may die off. This is particularly true in even aged conifer plantations. If less than 1/3 of the crown is green in a conifer plantation, the stand as whole is in danger of dying.

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