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Now Available: When Disaster Strikes!

Would you be ready if a tropical storm flooded your town?  Don’t say it couldn’t happen, even bucolic, boreal Vermont experienced such a disaster this fall! What about an earthquake, or terrorist attack, or wild fire? It’s tempting to ignore the possibility, but if you do you could end up one of the zombie-like victims you see on the news after major catastrophes, wandering aimless and thirsty through broken streets with frowny faces*.

There’s no reason to worry, but there is ample reason to get ready, and that is why we’re happy to announce that Mat Stein’s latest book, When Disaster Strikes, is now available to help you out!

Smaller than his encyclopedic first book, When Technology Fails, When Disaster Strikes is perfect to stow in your ready-kit, along with your hand crank radio, flashlight, and water filter. Inside, you’ll find tips on how to prepare for many different sorts of sudden disaster, each with its own hazards and challenges.

This book could save your life.

Here to explain more is Mat Stein himself, in a recent appearance on the Sacramento & Company show: Get your copy of When Disaster Strikes today! *I’m paraphrasing Mat Stein in the video here, just in case you were wondering.

Bullshit. *Charisma, Icon, Intelligence, Empty Sandwich

How does the word “bullshit” connect to Charisma, Intelligence and the notion of The Empty Sandwich?To find out the answer to this question we meandered through David Fleming’s Lean Logic. A dictionary unlike any other, Lean Logic encourages readers to actively and intellectually engage with its entries. These entries are often cross-referenced so that you […] Read More

The Miracle of Farming: Toward a Bio-Abundant Future

Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer’s Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin is a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain (Tomorrow).In this excerpt from their […] Read More

Three Principles to Survive the Future

What guiding principles will you need to not just survive the future, but imagine a better one? Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming’s extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. That hardback consists of four hundred and four interlinked dictionary entries, […] Read More

Sow Seeds: Stop Walking Around Doing Nothing

“In the last one hundred years, 94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost.”That’s one of the key takeaways in award-winning author and activist Janisse Ray’s book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. In her book, Ray […] Read More

True or false? Figs contain dead wasps

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers … rainforest royalty … more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Gods, Wasps and Stranglers tells their amazing story.Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles […] Read More
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