When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self Reliance & Planetary Survival

When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self Reliance & Planetary Survival

Matthew Stein

Language: English

Pages: 417

ISBN: 1933392835

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Provides information that will help the average person prepare for the uncontrollable forces and events that will affects everyone on the planet within the next 20 years. A user friendly 'bible' in the tradition of the Whole Earth Catalogue, this book is the first to offer basic instructions and recommended resources for the wide range of skills and technologies necessary for self-reliant living and achieving mastery of all kinds of emergency conditions. A directory of resources and an instructional guide to sustainable technology required in an increasingly unstable world, it outlines survival strategies for dealing with changes that affect food, water, shelter, energy, health, communications, and essential goods and services.

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O L O G Y FAILS dioxide into the atmosphere (CDIAC 2000, 9). Only 5.3 pounds of this is carbon; the rest is oxygen. Burning fossil fuels also releases nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxide, which combine with water moisture in clouds to form acid rains that damage ecosystems. Each year, we release more than 6 billion tons of ancient stored carbon into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels (see Figure 2-8). Many scientists estimate that global carbon emissions must be reduced to about 30% of current

gap for air to escape. After 20 to 30 minutes, check to see if the dry ice has fully evaporated. If it has, seal the container. For the bottom-of-thebucket method, seal the container after 20 to 30 minutes. If the lid pops off, or the container bulges, crack the lid open and try again in five minutes. NOTE: For the dry ice method to be effective for the long term, Hie container must be airtight. hand-operated vacuum pumps are available for vacuum packing goods in jars, cans, and bags for

recombined organic matter (humus) will improve its texture, water retainingcapacity, and fertility. and the resource base on which agriculture depends; provides for basic human food and fiber needs; is economically viable; and enhances the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole. —American Society of Agronomy Prior to the recent upheavals caused by humanity's meddling with the earth's magnificent natural systems, our planet was the perfect example of a selfsustaining system.

planting spacings follows: • Plant on 1-inch centers: radishes • Plant on 2-inch centers: salsify • Plant on 3-inch centers: carrots, bush peas, bunching onions FOOD: GROWING, FORAGING, HUNTING & STORING ioi Plant on 4-inch centers: beets, garlic, kohlrabi, onions, parsnips, pole peas, shallots, turnips, lentils, mung beans, garbanzo beans, and rice Plant on 5-inch centers: parsley, barley, oats, rye, wheat, and alfalfa Plant on 6-inch centers: basil, lima bush beans, snap bush beans, snap

magazine also contains numerous advertisements for the latest products (and catalogs) to assist you in your selfreliance efforts. The Foxfire Books: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, edited by Elliot Wigginton. 1972, 384 pp. (paperback), ISBN 0385-07353-4. An Anchor Book, published by Doubleday Division of Bantam Doubleday Publishing Group, Inc., 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Lists for

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