When “Sustainability” is Bad for Self-Reliant People

I used to work as an entry-level planner for the Florida Department of Transportation. ‘Sustainable Development’ and ‘Smart Growth’ were common buzzwords and while my knowledge of them was limited, they seemed to represent a noble idea and the way of the future. Even though I’ve quit the DOT and am now an aspiring homesteader, my knowledge of sustainable development has grown.

Peak Oil: What You Need to Know & Four Ways to Prepare For It

Oil. Whether you drive a Ford Expedition or not, you depend on this black liquid every single day of your life. Unfortunately, in the years ahead that is going to change. How easily you adjust to this change depends on the actions you take now. In this post I attempt to explain the what, when, why and how of the Peak Oil Theory and some ways to decrease your dependence on this diminishing resource.