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Essential Roles in a Thriving Post-Apocalyptic Community

In our post-collapse society blogs, we have seen the value of conflict mediation and building good communication skills. These skills are essential in both self-mastery and cooperative society structures––which are far more successful than hostile and aggressive structures. Working together can be difficult, but one key method for building successful communities is to find roles where people can flourish. Redundancy breeds animosity, so in a successful community, having everyone move into their area of strength will be critical.
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Prepper Skill Development: Seed saving for a Post-Collapse World

To understand the critical importance of seed diversity is to care about a resilient future. You don’t have to look far to see the weight scientists have placed on the need for seed banks and seed saving. During World War 2, scientists starved to death defending thousands of varieties of seedlings because of the value they saw in maintaining those precious futures. Seed banks exist all over the world, but so do small-scale seed-saving practices. Your grandmother’s heritage tomatoes, the heirloom beans your mom grows every year––chances are, they’ve been saving seeds right under your nose. The skill of seed saving is easy to learn and critical to understanding. This blog gives you the tips you need to start stockpiling seeds today. 
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Interpersonal Skills for a Post-Collapse Society: Part 2 –– Communicating Effectively

Interpersonal Skills for a Post-Collapse Society: Part 2 –– Communicating Effectively

Whether or not we want to admit it, building a healthy community is essential to human survival. We’ve already discussed the necessity of conflict management and de-escalation, but effective communication will make conflicts less common and collaboration more efficient. This blog explores the basic rules of effective communication and how it can increase group cohesion in a post-apocalyptic environment. 
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Biolite: portable wood burning cooking stove - the most reliable camp stove for your pack

Ultralight camp stoves are great for backpacking or when you need to bug out. Similarly, the typical propane camp stove is awesome for car camping trips and setting up a base camp where you’ll be doing a lot of cooking. Both of these systems have one major limitation – their fuel source is a canister of propane. Propane is not only limited to what you have on hand but could be hard to find in a pinch. Don’t worry, there is a solution that has you covered with a superb wood fuelled camp stove: the BioLite FirePit+

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Prepper Skill Development: Your Guide to Hand Sewing + Creating Threads from Plants

Prepper Skill Development: Your Guide to Hand Sewing + Creating Threads from Plants

In the days, years, and months in a post-collapse society, finding and repairing clothing will be a necessary part of your long-term survival. Clothing provides a critical barrier between us and our environment. Further, sewing is essential for maintaining shelter and the materials for hunting and gathering. In this blog, we give you a starting point for developing your sewing arsenal for survival. 
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Finding Food After Grid-Down: Your Guide to Survival Fishing

While fishing is a hobby many enjoy, fishing is a key skill in off-grid survival, especially in North America –– where fresh water is one of our best assets. In a world covered by water, fishing is a readily available resource for nutrition. In this blog, we will tackle the best ways to fish with limited supplies in a post-collapse environment. 
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Interpersonal Skills for a Post-Collapse Society: Part 1 –– De-escalation

Interpersonal Skills for a Post-Collapse Society: Part 1 –– De-escalation

After society crumbles, it’s all well and good to imagine yourself as a lone wolf in the woods surviving off of your own labour, but we need other people to truly thrive. In this series of blogs, we will explore fundamental skills for maintaining a healthy community of people in a high-stress environment. Stay tuned to learn more essential skills for post-collapse success. 
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