How to Make Your Own Pine Needle Basket

April 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm





Make your own beautiful basket with one of the most abundant natural materials on the continent – pine needles

How Urine Can Replace Synthetic Fertilizer

January 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Farmers are using human urine as a safer, cheaper and more effective alternative to fossil-fuel-based fertilizers

Horse drawn urine applicator at Fairwinds hay farm in Vermont.

“Bring us your liquid gold,” the founders of Rich Earth Institute beckon their neighbors on their website.

Enchanted Off-Grid Community Discovered Hiding in the Appalachian Mountains

January 6, 2018 at 1:19 am




Hidden in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina is a tiny band of friends taking refuge from the stress and worry of modern-day civilization.

Scavenging wild animals, gathering wild nuts and berries, drinking wild water, and tending their own forest garden, they live as free as they possibly can in the ever-dwindling wilderness.

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 Hunter-Gatherer Diet Did to a Man’s Gut Bacteria 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 Bicycle Adventure

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




Man leaves successful career in the city to live like a hobbit in a rabbit hole in the woods… says he’s loving life

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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.