Build Your Own “Tom Sawyer” Raft With No Rope

October 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm




Man makes a rope-less raft, inspired by childhood heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Want a fun project to do with the kids? Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

Couple Becomes First To Finish Appalachian Trail With Baby in Tow

October 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm




Learning to walk along the way, Ellie Quirin became the youngest person ever to all-the-way-through “hike” the Appalachian Trail last month

We’re Flushing Our Most Valuable Resource Down the Drain – Time for Compostable Toilets

September 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm




Every time we take a dump, we’re flushing more than just poop down the drain. We’re flushing money, energy and our most valuable natural resource — clean water — down it too.

The average American uses nearly 5000 gallons of potable water  per  year just to flush fecal matter down the toilet and even more than that to push it through our sewer systems. That’s over 1.5 billion gallons of water in the U.S alone.

What a Gatherer-Hunter Diet Did to a Man’s Gut in Just Three Days

July 7, 2017 at 5:46 pm

After just three days of living and eating with the Hadza gatherer-hunters, the gut flora of a relatively healthy British professor were transformed for the better.




Tim Spector, a genetic epidemiology professor at King’s College London, has been studying the “major influence” gut bacteria (and other microbes) have on our immune system, metabolism, mood and general health. What he and his colleagues have found is the greater the gut flora diversity – the more types of microbes – the better. High diversity is associated with low risk of obesity and all types of disease.

Man Calls Work “Unnatural” – Goes on Permanent “Vacation”

March 22, 2017 at 12:44 am

“I’m not ashamed that I don’t like to work,” a 37-year-old cyclist adventurer told Business Insider two years ago. “It’s just very unnatural.”




Like Alexander Supertramp, “Ultra Romance” has rejected the capitalist industrialist system he was born into and gone Into the Wild.

Russian Lawyer Finds Happiness in a Hole in the Woods

January 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm

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A former Russian lawyer named Yuri Alexeev got sick of his busy, high-stress life in the city. So one day, he quit and dug himself a “rabbit hole” 60 miles outside of Moscow.

He lives there with a pet white rabbit and now refers to himself as “a human living on planet Earth.”

Free Food: How to Harvest Wild Pine Nuts (Video)

November 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm




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Most the pine nuts you buy in the store come from China, are pasteurized and cost a small fortune. Don’t you wish you could pick your own and eat them fresh for free?

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$2 an ounce! That’s $32 a pound!

You can! Anywhere there are pine trees there are pine nuts, although there are only about 20 species of pine that produce seeds large enough to be worth harvesting. In North America, these are mostly in the Southwest and along the Pacific Ocean.

HUD Wants to Outlaw Living in RVs and Tiny Homes

April 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – which ironically was founded to end poverty and racial injustice in housing –  proposed a law last month that would make living in a recreational vehicle – and potentially a tiny home – illegal.

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You can help prevent this proposal from becoming law by sending comments to regulations.gov by April 11!!

The Man Without Money

March 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

The Story of an American Man Who’s Lived without Money or Government Assistance for 15 Years




Daniel-SueloIn 2000, Daniel Suelo gave away all his worldly possessions, left his last $30 in a phone booth and wandered into the wilderness of the American Southwest. This, he says, is when his life began.

The author of his biography, Mark Sundeen, had known Suelo for 20 years before he walked away from money and civilization. At first, he thought Suelo had lost his mind.

How to Make Your Own Charcoal

March 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm




Here’s that awesome Primitive Technology man again showing us how to make charcoal from scratch (wood). He uses sharp rocks to chop the wood into small pieces, puts them in a pile, covers it with leaves and kindling, covers the mound with mud, and then burns the wood under it until it becomes charcoal: