Essay: Biochar Wok Stoves, Cooking, Collapse
I wrote an essay that connects together some thoughts I've had on cooking, decline and collapse, that gradually occurred to me over years of contemplating these topics while working as a cook.
I included some discussion of the virtues of the wok pan, and information about the biochar wok stoves I made, with some pictures and instructions included as an appendix. (I follow the general format of online recipe blog posts: a long and rambling personal essay, with the practical information tucked way down at the bottom!)
I used the essay to look back over some of the imaginings I've had on how living in a collapse might be like. I find these vary so much for between the people who I've been able to discuss these issues with. I'm interested in the how these imagined scenarios, and the skill-learning & projects they inspire, even if they don't exactly make one completely prepared for & immune to decline & collapse, they are a way of processing one's thoughts and emotions on the issue, and help one move towards more wiser responses to the predicaments that face us.
Anyways, if it's of interest to you, let me know what you think!