Which Tools for Autonomy?

I’ve come to realise over time that having the right tool for the right job makes a hell of a difference. It saves time and effort, prevents injuries and saves money in the long run. As a relative beginner to countryside living, I’ve been curious to know which power tools are essential, which ones are…

Last Few Week’s Projects

Short updates on what we’ve been up to.

How to Hack Evolutionary Biases

The more I delve into the mechanisms of health, the more I realise the importance of understanding how we have evolved to be. So much of the research seems to point towards the fact that a large proportion of our modern illnesses are a direct result of us moving further away from our evolutionary roots….

To Nuke or Not to Nuke

Humankind today faces three common problems that make a mockery of all national borders, and that can only be solved through global cooperation. These are nuclear war, climate change and technological disruption. Yuval Noah Harari As tensions between India and Pakistan intensifies and US and North Korea fails to reach an agreement on denuclearisation, I…

Meat Paradox

For several years now, I’ve been what is now commonly known as a ‘flexitarian’ – basically mostly eating vegetables with occasional meat. I’ve chosen this way of eating for several reasons. In the order of personal relevance; Worldwide, half of man-made C02 emissions are related to animal agriculture. You can cut down your personal C02…

Horse Powered Farming

Horses were domesticated about 5,500 years ago and used for agriculture for the last 1000 years. Only a little over a century ago, 90% of all forms of transportation was horse powered. Yet, within a decade after the introduction of internal combustion engine, we shifted dramatically away from the humble animal. From this week, I’m…

Home Mushroom Cultivation – Inoculating the Substrate

I think it’s important to note at the beginning that these “how to” posts are in no way conclusive and I’m an absolute beginner figuring things out. Indoor mushroom cultivation is, to my great surprise, a relatively new subject and many home level cultivators are performing ongoing experimentation and tweaking different methods. As such, a…

Minimalism – How Not to Buy Shit

One of the conclusions I’ve come to in recent years is that, for me, I’m happiest when I have a lot of free time. The time to read, listen to music, go hike, climb, meet friends, be creative, write a blog post, learn new things etc. I suppose I could slave away and wait for…

Permaculture Part 2 – Elaboration

Barriers of Entry I began mentioning in my previous post that the key task in the coming decades to avert severe, long term ecological consequences will likely be a transition of the masses to a more sustainable/regenerative ways of life. But the barriers of entry is still quite high and interspersed, making it difficult to…