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McPherson's film series: introduction, water security and food

introduction and water security

In an earlier series of posts, I identified the four primary attributes necessary to thriving during the post-carbon era (or, for that matter, today): water security, food security, body temperature, and human community. The series was introduced with an essay filled with assumptions and caveats and followed with an essay about individual options and, much later, an image-filled essay detailing the structures here at the mud hut.

I’m adding to the previous essays with a series of video clips. The usual caveats apply, primarily including the one about relevance to a specific region. The first two video clips, posted below, provide (1) a brief introduction and (2) an overview of how we secure water at the mud hut.

Word-light essays with embedded video clips will be posted every couple days until we cover the essential elements. We will return to our usual programming in a couple weeks.

Acknowledgments: Karen Sliwa performed real work on the property while Mike Sliwa shot and edited these videos. You can follow the work of Mike and Karen here.

Food production

Two clips follow. The first features yours truly giving a bloated overview of some of the food-production strategies we are employing at the mud hut. We have not included mushroom plug spawn, wildcrafting, or hunting local animals (including nonnative bullfrogs and crayfish). The second clip features one of my partners on the property describing the top-bar bee hive and its bees.

Acknowledgments: As usual, Karen Sliwa performed real work on the property while Mike Sliwa shot and edited these videos. You can follow the work of Mike and Karen here.

Editorial Notes: Guy McPherson is Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. His writings on the state of the world rate very high on the Doomerosity Scale. I am a fan of his work when he writes about specific, concrete situations, such as this film series and essays like The tragedy of goats. His blog is at: http://guymcpherson.com/ The direct link for the Food Production post is http://guymcpherson.com/2011/08/film-series-food-production/ -BA

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