Earth Day, Serfdom, Foraging & Tanuki

Humanity’s annual reminder that we live on – and with – Planet Earth. Earth Day was first proposed by activist John McConnell in 1969 and was introduced to the world in 1970. It’s a day filled with hope and hypocrisy, but it should be celebrated by all those who hold Mother Nature dear, not justContinue reading “Earth Day, Serfdom, Foraging & Tanuki”

Snow Camping WAY below zero in a Hammock – and how to build a campfire

Snow camping in a DD hammock at minus 20 in the Carpathian Mountains. Winter camping is amazing, and using a hammock is a challenge. With temperatures dropping to minus 20, and deep snow all around, heading off to the hills and forests to spend a night or two out in Nature means packing a fewContinue reading “Snow Camping WAY below zero in a Hammock – and how to build a campfire”

Not Getting Views On YouTube? Here’s Why…

Is nobody or only a few watching your videos and you don’t know why? Simple Youtube Skills For Getting Views And Subscribers.Have you started a Youtube channel or are thinking about starting one? In this video I explain the basic skills and techniques to grow your channel. When your videos get zero or only aContinue reading “Not Getting Views On YouTube? Here’s Why…”

Future Artisan Society – crafts and cottage industry as the option to automation and unemployment

Mass unemployment due to automation – this has been an upcoming problem predicted for a long time due to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. What to do with the millions of factory workers, office workers, farm workers, shop keepers, even general practitioners, and other professions who will suddenly find themselves being replaced byContinue reading “Future Artisan Society – crafts and cottage industry as the option to automation and unemployment”

Why Are We Here? – 3 Scary and Strange Theories for Our Existence

Have you ever wondered what’s the point in existence? Were we created or did we evolve? Schools and churches give different opinions on the meaning of life, and we’re supposed to follow those ideas – or perhaps reject both and state that there is no point.BUT. What if the real reason for our existence wasContinue reading “Why Are We Here? – 3 Scary and Strange Theories for Our Existence”

Survival Shovels, Folding Shovels and Entrenching Tools

They dig. They defend. They chop. They saw – well, theoretically at least. They can even be used to open bottles. Survival shovels and entrenching tool have been a military staple for centuries now, whether for digging fox holes or for close quarter combat in trenches. For the survivalist, prepper, bushcrafter and outdoor person, theyContinue reading “Survival Shovels, Folding Shovels and Entrenching Tools”

Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are

Back in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia, this time looking for birch bolete and cep (porcini) mushrooms. After seeing the prices of cep (and we’re not going to even mention black or white truffles) in the Italian speaking Istria region of Croatia, and how much visitors are charged to spend aContinue reading “Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are”

Self Sufficiency – Some Harsh Truths

Want to live in a log cabin away from society and raise your own animals and vegetables? Want to escape the rat race and live free, wild and independent as our ancestors did? Dream about leaving your job in the city and moving to some idyllic country retreat surrounded by nature, where you can raiseContinue reading “Self Sufficiency – Some Harsh Truths”

How to fell a tree in the direction you want

Cutting down trees is always a risky business and best left to professional lumberjacks or tree surgeons. However, sometimes you just need to do it yourself. In this video I show how to easily fell a tree so that it lands in the direction you want it to – although trees often have a mindContinue reading “How to fell a tree in the direction you want”

Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video

I live a wild life, basically free and independent and self-reliant, out in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia. I’ve been living like this for over two decades now. I’ve written books and articles telling people that they should live a more natural life, spend more time in nature and learn how to trust themselvesContinue reading “Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video”