Switching back from being a consumer to being a producer IS Retro Culture.
This is a 25 minute talk from the World Maker Faire featuring John Robb, on the topic of "Building Resilient Communities."
"Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life."
Proverbs 16:31 ESV
A good read from Boston.com Rest in peace, Andy Griffith.
The vital points of learning are in stories. Here are suggestions for designing an approach without electricity for any digital materials, cassettes, or videos. From the descriptions of TEOTWAWKI life that I have seen, it is difficult to imagine that your energy sources would be wisely spent on dvd or cd players, even for educational purposes. It’s likely going to be purposely selected tales and sing-alongs by campfire and candlelight from day one.
In this article I will lay out some strategies for keeping you covered and comfortable. I will not address specialized clothing such as rain gear, armor and personal protective equipment. I will discuss what you wear every day: how to choose clothing and preserve. In future articles I hope to describe how to reuse and recycle clothing and, if necessary, create it from scratch.
"From breakfast, or noon at the latest, to dinner, I am mostly on horseback, Attending to My Farm or other concerns, which I find healthful to my body, mind, and affairs." - Thomas Jefferson
A painting, dated 1684, by Abraham Hondius depicts one of many frost fairs on the River Thames during the mini ice age