Autarkie (von altgriechisch αὐτάρκεια autárkeia‚ Selbstgenügsamkeit, Selbständigkeit‘) im allgemeinen Sinne bedeutet, dass Organisationseinheiten oder Ökosysteme alles, was sie ver- oder gebrauchen, aus eigenen Ressourcen selbst erzeugen oder herstellen.
Selbstversorgung muss im Gegensatz zur Autarkie nicht alles zur Lebenserhaltung aus eigenen Ressourcen bereitstellen.
Self-sufficiency refers to the state of not requiring any outside aid, support, or interaction, for survival; it is therefore a type of personal or collective autonomy. On a large scale, a totally self-sufficient economy that does not trade with the outside world is called an autarky. The term self-sufficiency is usually applied to varieties of sustainable living in which nothing is consumed outside of what is produced by the self-sufficient individuals. Examples of attempts at self-sufficiency in North America include voluntary simplicity, homesteading, survivalism, DIY ethic and the back-to-the-land movement.
Autarkes Leben (Vortrag von Frank Eckhardt)
Es gibt viele Szenarien, in welchem Autarkie ein großer Vorteil wäre. Eigene Pflanzen anbauen, eigenen Strom erzeugen – nachhaltig und unabhängig.
Frank Eckhardt konzentriert sich auf die Lösungen der uns bevorstehenden Probleme und zeigt auf, wieviele Möglichkeiten es gibt, autarker zu werden.
10 Essential Items in a Survival Kit
August 3, 2011 at 11:08 am (PT)
Here is a list of 10 essential items that should be included as a minimum in any survival kit, be it a small kit or large. Start with these items, and build from there depending on your survival kit purpose.
‘Strike Anywhere’ matches, NOT the type that you must strike on the box (if the box gets wet, or if you lose the box, you’re in trouble). Store the Strike-Anywhere matches in a water-tight case (sold at most Sporting Goods stores). Include a ‘Striker’ (wet rocks don’t work so well…). An emery board or women’s nail file works well. Keeping a lighter in addition to matches is a good idea.
There are all sorts of fire-starter materials available. Magnesium fire-starters are popular (know how to use one).
A multi-purpose tool with a knife is ideal.
Simply having a good map of the region you’re in, could get you out of trouble. Know how to read and navigate with maps. The basics are simple.
A compass is ideal for establishing bearings while used in conjunction with a map. A GPS isn’t so good for that.
Flashlight, extra batteries
A LED flashlight, preferably a head-mounted style, is an ideal choice. Even though LED flashlight batteries last a considerable time, keep extras.
Quantity and type of food and packaging depends on kit purpose (day-pack, overnight backpacking, vehicle kit, etc.)
Even if it’s warm outside, if you get in trouble without extra clothes, hypothermia becomes a risk. A stocking hat, a rain jacket, and avoid cotton which is worthless when wet.
First Aid Kit
Keep at least the basics, bandaids, sterile gauze, etc.
Good vision is essential. There are some great sunglasses out there that will enhance your vision, provide polarization for water or snow, and will prevent eye fatigue – especially during winter – snow.
This top-ten list of survival kit items is a great starting point for putting together your own kit. These items will not take up much space, and are easily integrated onto your person or in your pack.
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12 Uses For Honey – You Never Thought Of
Samstag, 17. September 2011 05:06:19 share this story
September is National Honey Month here are 12 unusual ways to use honey, from food to facials. With all the foods coming from GMO’s these days it’s hard to find something truelly healthy for our bodies. But honey isn’t a GMO food it’s all natural which in turn is better for our bodies.
I found these tips and uses on one of my favorite foodie sites and thought I would share them with you. I hope you enjoy them. Here is a link that gives a little more info on the benifits of Honey.
1. Put it on your lips. Did you know that making your own lip balm is as easy as tracking down some almond oil, beeswax and honey? Sure is. Makes you feel a little guilty about that $10 version you picked up at the health food store yesterday, doesn’t it?
2. Make your own honey moisturizer. If you’ve got a handful of sweet smelling herbs – think lavender – laying around and ready to be used, why not use them for your own homemade honey lotion? Warm honey over a saucepan until it gets to a liquid consistency. Pour honey over herbs and cap tightly; the ratio you want to use is 1 tablespoon of herbs per 8 ounces of honey. Let sit for a week and then mix 1 teaspoon of liquid into an 8 ounce bottle of unscented lotion.
3. Eat it with goat cheese. Put a round of goat cheese in a ramekin, sprinkle honey and chopped walnuts on top and place in oven at 350F until honey and cheese are both soft. Serve with baguette or crackers and you’ll be the life of the party.
4. Drink it. We all know a drop of honey in tea is good for a sore throat, but you can add it to most drinks for an extra energy boost. And simply because it’s a whole lot better than tossing in a few Sweet ‘N Lows.
5. Make a salad. One of my favorite and easiest fruit salads uses just a touch of honey to enhance the sugars in the fruit, and it’s a perfect late summer dessert.
- 1 cantaloupe, chopped
- 3 nectarines, chopped
- 4 tablespoons chopped basil
- 2 tablespoons honey
Mix together and enjoy!
6. Give yourself a facial. Honey is a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties, which means your skin will be happy when you give it some sweet honey love. Try a basic honey wash by mixing a dollop of honey and two tablespoons of warm water and massaging the mixture into your skin. Or you can go all out and try the Cucumber Honey Facial.
7. Go the extra mile. Forget energy bars and shots, just pop a tablespoon of honey before your next workout. Seriously, it has been proven to boost athletic performance.
8. Clean your cuts and scrapes. Honey can actually be used as an antiseptic, like a natural Neosporin. Because of its many antimicrobial properties, it can be used to treat wounds and even burns.
9. Clear up your dry elbows. Nothing’s worse than scratchy elbows (no really) so next time, after you’ve washed and scrubbed, rub some honey on to soften the skin. Leave on for 30 minutes then wash off.
10. Soften your skin. Honey is an excellent exfoliant. You can pair it with ground almonds and lemon juice for a killer homemade facial scrub.
11. Beautify your hair. In the shower, after you wash your, coat the ends with a bit of honey. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing out and you’ll find that your hair is less frizzy and extra conditioned. Or make your hair shiny and bright by adding one teaspoon honey to one quart of water, and after washing your hair, pouring the mixture over your head. Let dry and enjoy your new-found shiny do.
12. Lose weight. Well, what were you expecting? With a list this long it had to be pretty apparent that honey is in fact a wonder food, and as it turns out, you can even make it part of your next weight loss plan. Honey is an excellent substitute for sugar and it also helps speed up metabolism. Just remember: all things in moderation.
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3 Strange Survival Items You Should Carry… (All-The-Time!)
Montag, 12. September 2011 21:12:39
Guest Post: by Jeff Anderson
When people think about prepping for survival, they most often think about bugging out, stockpiling food, travel routes, etc.
However, have you ever thought about how you’d survive the extreme initial stages of a disaster, such as:
* Mass Attacks
* Hostage Crisis
* And other threats caused by civil unrest
Now many of you might think this is overkill. That’s fine.
But I’m of the mindset that you NEVER know when an attack is about to happen and in what form it will come.
Sept. 11 was a good example of that. So was Katrina. And look at all the demonstrations that are happening these days? It doesn’t take much for these things to turn ugly…FAST!
So here are 3 of the “weirder” survival items most people don’t think about carrying, that I feel you should have on you at all times:
The number of uses for a pry-bar are endless.
The model I carry is the “Exhumer 8″ from Dead On Tools.
If you’re on the run or bugging out, you can use it for breaching obstacles, gaining entrance to a door or even getting out of a trapped car.
I have mine wrapped in 550 paracord and it’s a beast of a self dense tool as both ends are brutally sharp and will seriously jack someone up!
As controversial as it may seem to some, you want to be able to escape from handcuffs if you need to.
There are plastic keys now that fit nearly all (or all) handcuffs universally and take up no room at all.
I use the one from Magna Light and I’ve sewn my pants tag partially closed so it creates a snug pocket to hide this key.
If you’re ever handcuffed behind your back (as in say a home invasion, hostage situation, etc.), you can easily get the key and unlock yourself or hand it off to someone else to unlock you.
The thing about thugs is that they know that the stakes are much higher if they attack a police officer.
Now, I’m not saying to impersonate an officer, but let’s say you get trapped in a riot as a result of a demonstration that went horribly wrong.
Assuming that police aren’t the target of the demonstrators, having a badge that looks like an officer’s badge could ward off attackers who think you’re just another easy mark as they rampage through the area.
You just take out the badge and tell them to “Back off! Just go your way and I’ll go mine and neither of us need to make this an issue. Got it?” and then back out to safety as you assume their agreement.
There’s a bunch of other stuff you should carry as well.
In fact, I actually carry 29 URBAN SURVIVAL RESPONSE ITEMS on me at all times!
These are all items you would use for survival or during an “escape & evasion” scenario where you were targeted or caught up in a violent attack, (such as in a riot or looting as a result of natural disaster, etc.)
If you want to see all of the items AND how to use them to survive ANY scenario, then check out our website at:
Now you’d think that 29 survival items would make you look like you’re loaded up for a trip up Mt. Everest, right?
But actually, no one would ever know you’re carrying this stuff!
All of the items fit in a small survival bag (that’s only 7″ x 8.5″) that I keep on me, either in a laptop case that I’d normally carry anyway, on my person, or in my “map case bag” from my military days.
It’s literally almost like having a Batman Utility Belt on you at all times!
You can decide what works best for you, but I’d personally feel naked without these survival items. The confidence you’ll have that you’re prepared for anything is a real comfort in today’s world.
Ken adds: To our Readers, It will be interesting and helpful to know your own opinions of what you yourself would prefer to keep on you own person at all times, for that ‘just in case’ scenario. Leave a comment!
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