Category Archives: The Functional Future

The Functional Future

Emergency Car Kit

See parent article on prepping  priorities. The Emergency Car Kit consists of everything in the picture above (stored in a duffle bag in the trunk) and some items stored inside the car (pictured below). You could, of course, just buy a kit from AAA, but as with anything, you get what you pay for. I’m […]

A Four Generation Connection and Personal Account of an Open Source Ecology Workshop (2017)

A four-generation connection to building and a first-hand account of participating in an Open Source Ecology prototyping workshop, focused on the construction of a compressed earth brick (CEB) press and a power cube.

Emergency Communications

See summary parent article on prepping priorities. The two goals for communication are receiving information to learn what you can about the current situation and transmitting information (“I’m here”, “let’s meet there”). (1) Your most powerful communication tool is your cell phone You already know how to use this incredibly helpful device. Consider loading it […]

Emergency Backup Power

See parent article on prepping  priorities. Note that backup power is related to communication (a large priority because you’ll want to find your family in an emergency, learn what is going on, and call for help if needed). Summary: 3 systems can be used solo or in conjuction with one another: (1) Generator and/or (2) […]

The Canary: A New Symbol for Gratitude

Here’s my Thanksgiving toast to our loved ones who suffer: Just as real canaries can save us from poison gas, our cultural canaries can help us know reality and live better. So, long live our cultural canaries. May we pay attention to them, honor them, love them, and help them. In so doing, we honor, love, and help ourselves. By listening to all of who they are, we listen to all of who we are. What better way be whole? What better way to love thy neighbor as thyself? What better way to express gratitude? #thankcanaries

“Mantra”; A Plan to Save Our Planet (Music Video) by Kennie DeLoatch

This “Mantra” Is a chant or a reminder to our collective consciousnesses, to take a personal responsibility for the wellbeing of plants, sentient beings and the resources on planet earth, on which we depend.  Three simple verses can potentially motivate our psyche and  activate our physical activity, resulting in the purposeful human act of providing […]

What is Permaculture?

The word “permaculture” comes from the combination of “permanent” + “agriculture”. Since food is vital for culture, permaculture is also “permanent” + “culture”. It has the potential for solving many existing problems…

A Plan For Saving Our Planet (Video) By Kennie DeLoatch

Save the planet, easy as 1-2-3: Plant edibles – Preserve Harvests – Compost (Repeat)

A Psychopathic President, Staying Awake, and One Planet Thriving

A psychopath is going to the white house. Four lessons to learn and act on.