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Managing Your Food Storage

Chris Martenson - September 6, 2016 - 18:00

While stocking up on food storage is essential for emergency preparedness, it is important to keep a detailed, up-to-date inventory list. This will help save time and money since you’ll know exactly when to rotate short-term and long-term food storage. It may even save you time from an emergency to the grocery store for some sugar!

To alleviate some of the stress on your preparedness journey, we will be discussing food storage inventory tactics.

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Categories: Economics

Managing Your Food Storage

Chris Martenson - September 6, 2016 - 18:00

While stocking up on food storage is essential for emergency preparedness, it is important to keep a detailed, up-to-date inventory list. This will help save time and money since you’ll know exactly when to rotate short-term and long-term food storage. It may even save you time from an emergency to the grocery store for some sugar!

To alleviate some of the stress on your preparedness journey, we will be discussing food storage inventory tactics.

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Place Governance: Placemaking-Powered Localism

Shareable Magazine - September 6, 2016 - 11:29

Community members share ideas and visions during a Lighter Quicker Cheaper planning workshop. Photo credit: PPS. This article, cross-posted from PPS.org, is part of a series on the many issues that converge in public space leading up to the Placemaking Leadership Forum (Sept. 14–17, 2016), where practitioners will chart the future of the placemaking movement and share concrete strategies to make it happen.

Categories: Economics

The Loomio Handbook: A Roadmap for Worker-Owned Cooperatives

Shareable Magazine - September 6, 2016 - 07:56

The Loomio team. Photo: Loomio.coop

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/6 - The Signs Of An Economic Collapse, A Very Good Reason to Own Gold

Chris Martenson - September 6, 2016 - 05:10
  • These are the signs of an economic collapse
  • Labor Day Summary: Wage Earners Have Taken a Beating
  • All Time Highs and Lows … and the Great Collapse
  • Central Banks’s Monetary Policies are a Very Good Reason to Own Gold
  • A Pleasant Lull
  • Drug Linked to Ohio Overdoses Can Kill in Doses Smaller than a Snowflake
  • Limited Spare Capacity Could Lead To An Oil Price Spike
  • Lava Flows From Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/6 - The Signs Of An Economic Collapse, A Very Good Reason to Own Gold

Chris Martenson - September 6, 2016 - 05:10
  • These are the signs of an economic collapse
  • Labor Day Summary: Wage Earners Have Taken a Beating
  • All Time Highs and Lows … and the Great Collapse
  • Central Banks’s Monetary Policies are a Very Good Reason to Own Gold
  • A Pleasant Lull
  • Drug Linked to Ohio Overdoses Can Kill in Doses Smaller than a Snowflake
  • Limited Spare Capacity Could Lead To An Oil Price Spike
  • Lava Flows From Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano

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Categories: Economics

Kauth & Alowan: Why We Need Each Other

Chris Martenson - September 5, 2016 - 12:37

Following on our recent podcast with Sebastian Junger about our shared evolutionary programming for tribal living, this week Chris meets with community-building experts Bill Kauth and Zoe Aloman, co-authos of We Need Each Other. 

Many PeakProsperity.com readers know that Chris has long found value in his weekly men's group. That group spawned out of the ManKind Project, which Kauth helped found back in the 1980s.

In this week's podcast, Chris, Bill and Zoe discuss the best practices and critical success factors for how to create tribal ties in our own communities. The work is not easy, but nor is it impossible. And it is incredibly rewarding.

For those looking to develop more Social Capital in their lives, this will be a particularly relevant interview to listen to.

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Categories: Economics

Kauth & Alowan: Why We Need Each Other

Chris Martenson - September 5, 2016 - 12:37

Following on our recent podcast with Sebastian Junger about our shared evolutionary programming for tribal living, this week Chris meets with community-building experts Bill Kauth and Zoe Aloman, co-authos of We Need Each Other. 

Many PeakProsperity.com readers know that Chris has long found value in his weekly men's group. That group spawned out of the ManKind Project, which Kauth helped found back in the 1980s.

In this week's podcast, Chris, Bill and Zoe discuss the best practices and critical success factors for how to create tribal ties in our own communities. The work is not easy, but nor is it impossible. And it is incredibly rewarding.

For those looking to develop more Social Capital in their lives, this will be a particularly relevant interview to listen to.

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

I Took a Side Job Selling Cherries at Pike Place—And Now Love the Farming World

There is a profound sense of community born from the gathering of people and the exchange of goods at a market.
Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/5 - The World Wide Cage, OK Earthquake Felt As Far Away As AZ

Chris Martenson - September 5, 2016 - 05:48
  • The world wide cage
  • U.S. still trying for a Syria cease-fire deal with Russia
  • How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses
  • Record-tying Oklahoma Earthquake Felt as Far Away as Arizona
  • The Most Impressive State for Clean Energy
  • ‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke
  • Spike In Grid Failures: The Next Big Headache For Utilities 
  • The Healing Garden: How to Grow 7 Medicinal Herbs at Home

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/5 - The World Wide Cage, OK Earthquake Felt As Far Away As AZ

Chris Martenson - September 5, 2016 - 05:48
  • The world wide cage
  • U.S. still trying for a Syria cease-fire deal with Russia
  • How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses
  • Record-tying Oklahoma Earthquake Felt as Far Away as Arizona
  • The Most Impressive State for Clean Energy
  • ‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke
  • Spike In Grid Failures: The Next Big Headache For Utilities 
  • The Healing Garden: How to Grow 7 Medicinal Herbs at Home

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Categories: Economics

Fall Gardening

Chris Martenson - September 3, 2016 - 10:32

Fall gardening is tricky for those of us in the north. The summer is warm and not conducive to propagating and growing cool season crops, fall is short, and the frosts come before Halloween.

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Categories: Economics

Fall Gardening

Chris Martenson - September 3, 2016 - 10:32

Fall gardening is tricky for those of us in the north. The summer is warm and not conducive to propagating and growing cool season crops, fall is short, and the frosts come before Halloween.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/3 - Putting Your Money To Work, What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?

Chris Martenson - September 3, 2016 - 09:39
  • Magical Thinking
  • Self-Driving Cars Set to Rule Wall Street
  • Chinese Buy Gold, Sell Treasury's...Should You?
  • The Labor Day Guide to Putting Your Money to Work
  • What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?
  • The amazing man who produces iron using only wood, bark, fibre and clay
  • Massive New Study Suggests Pesticide the Cause of Microcephaly — NOT Zika Virus
  • Lightning strikes: Thunderstorms spread mercury pollution

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/3 - Putting Your Money To Work, What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?

Chris Martenson - September 3, 2016 - 09:39
  • Magical Thinking
  • Self-Driving Cars Set to Rule Wall Street
  • Chinese Buy Gold, Sell Treasury's...Should You?
  • The Labor Day Guide to Putting Your Money to Work
  • What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?
  • The amazing man who produces iron using only wood, bark, fibre and clay
  • Massive New Study Suggests Pesticide the Cause of Microcephaly — NOT Zika Virus
  • Lightning strikes: Thunderstorms spread mercury pollution

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Categories: Economics

Sorry Losers!

Chris Martenson - September 2, 2016 - 13:48

By its actions, the Federal Reserve has selected a precious few winners and many, many losers.  Sadly, you are highly likely to be one of the losers.

Sorry!

I'm one, too, if that helps soften the blow.

But we have a lot of company.

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Categories: Economics

Sorry Losers!

Chris Martenson - September 2, 2016 - 13:48

By its actions, the Federal Reserve has selected a precious few winners and many, many losers.  Sadly, you are highly likely to be one of the losers.

Sorry!

I'm one, too, if that helps soften the blow.

But we have a lot of company.

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

This Is How Sentiment Shifts And Markets Crash

Chris Martenson - September 2, 2016 - 13:47
Executive Summary
  • The Facebook legions rip the Fed to pieces
  • The WSJ joins in the attack??
  • The 'smoking gun' showing how the Fed's only priority is to serve its banking masters
  • Why a revolt against the Fed is necessary, inevitable and just

If you have not yet read Part 1: Sorry Losers!, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

Facebook Fed Farce

The Fed, surprisingly, has a Facebook page.  While it’s not surprising that they have one because every organization is aware that they need a ‘social media presence’ it is surprising that the Fed seems to be completely unaware that Facebook is a social networking site, not a policy regurgitation platform.

Well, the Fed put up its policy aims and the responses from the public were consistently brutal or delightfully snarky. 

But I did not find a single one, out of hundreds, that was complimentary of the Fed or in any way demonstrating that the Fed has any sort of credibility left with the public.

These are priceless:

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Categories: Economics

This Is How Sentiment Shifts And Markets Crash

Chris Martenson - September 2, 2016 - 13:47
Executive Summary
  • The Facebook legions rip the Fed to pieces
  • The WSJ joins in the attack??
  • The 'smoking gun' showing how the Fed's only priority is to serve its banking masters
  • Why a revolt against the Fed is necessary, inevitable and just

If you have not yet read Part 1: Sorry Losers!, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

Facebook Fed Farce

The Fed, surprisingly, has a Facebook page.  While it’s not surprising that they have one because every organization is aware that they need a ‘social media presence’ it is surprising that the Fed seems to be completely unaware that Facebook is a social networking site, not a policy regurgitation platform.

Well, the Fed put up its policy aims and the responses from the public were consistently brutal or delightfully snarky. 

But I did not find a single one, out of hundreds, that was complimentary of the Fed or in any way demonstrating that the Fed has any sort of credibility left with the public.

These are priceless:

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Using Acorns

Chris Martenson - September 2, 2016 - 09:51

An interesting look at using the common acorn for both food and medicine. 

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/how-prepare-acorns-food-and-medicinal-uses

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Categories: Economics