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Dec. 21 Pizza Party, in Celebration of a "New Society"

by: Sara on 12/20/2012
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Well, we made it...at least long enough to post our last blog in our 21 Days to Prepare Series! Thank you to all our readers who have joined us on this journey and a big shout out to all of our authors who shared their skills, musings, humour, advice, and even skepticism with us.

The Mayan prediction of the end of the world (although, I don't even …

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Cheers! An Outpouring of Support for Preparedness

by: EJ on 12/20/2012
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What better way to celebrate an apocalypse than with a bottle of home brew?   Richard Freudenberger, author of Alcohol Fuel: Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel expands his brewing skills to create this most perfect item for gifting, bartering or drinking - beer. 

After a hiatus of …

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2012 Climate Change and Permaculture

by: EJ on 12/18/2012
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This post from Starhawk originally appear on Reality Sandwich December 4th.

2012: is it really the end of the world? Are the tectonic plates going to tilt, like in the movie, and dump us off? Will the earth crack open and the seas split?

Unlikely. You can breathe a qualified sigh of relief. Mayan shamans and scholars tell us that the close of this …

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Message from the Mayans to Us: Act Your Age, not Your Shoe Size!

by: EJ on 12/17/2012
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Stephen Hren has had plenty of experience meeting with people who are working hard to create a mature, caring relationship with the planet.  In the process of writing his book, Tales from the Sustainability Underground: A Wild Journey with People Who Care More about the Planet than the Law, he travelled around the United States meeting people who …

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It's NOT All or Nothing

by: EJ on 12/14/2012
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Deborah Niemann, author of Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life  and Homegrown and Handmade: a Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, wants us to know that getting prepared does not have to mean monumental lifestyle changes.  Deborah is a self-sufficiency expert who understands that sometimes you to need …

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