Low tech living

The article itself, via Chuckles, is interesting in itself:

We are being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been tranported over long distances, or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn’t always like that. From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.

I’ll not reprint it here, you’ll explore that yourself, but the very idea of low tech I like – but I mean genuinely low tech, unlike wind farms and battery cars.

For example, storage of food is a case in point.  I’ve this low salt butter which at least has enough salt to preserve it in my tub system and there’s a week in each block – that would be an issue at sea, if I ever get to sea.

Mixed view here – whilst handheld GPS and radio are not at all dear right now, one would have them on board but at the same time, the old instruments for reckoning and the tome which teaches it to lubbers.

Methinks this sort of thing is beyond The Good Life, not quite into prepper territory and strictly not Gaia but somewhere in there all the same.  It makes a lot of sense on a boat.

2 comments for “Low tech living

  1. microdave
    February 24, 2020 at 16:40

    You might like to have a look through this site:

    Although they appear to be paid-up members of the “Low Carbon mob”, they do take a different approach, and try to make genuinely efficient stuff, using readily available materials.

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