Articles and Comments - Ecothinking For Survival

Spontaneous ideas about ecology, survival and what goes on in our world.

Why Ecothinking? - We should not be alarmists but the rate of extinction of animal and vegetal species in our world is probably as high as during the most cataclismic periods in the history of earth, so if we don't change our way of thinking we shouldn't count on our survival for long.

Are We Going To Tear Other Planets Apart? - Space exploration by humans is still an incipient activity but we have to thing whether we will recklessly do to other planets the same that we did on our own, or are we going to be more careful.

When Everybody Is Wrong, Everybody Is Right - Too many people telling you things? Too many controls to let people enter your country? Too many complains? Too many friends leaving you? Them it might be that you are not so right after all.

Believing in UFOS is more attractive than actually searching for them - There are several ongoing projects and research effort of scientific proportions that pretend to explain some mysteries of our world and universe, but people prefer to believe in things that are easy to understand and offer them more mystique; so people follow UFO pundits instead of SETI radio astronomers and prefer to think that the chupacabras is an alien rather than a relative of house dogs.

The Black Market - One of the consequences of the prolongation of any sort of state of exception or survival is the apparition and development of the black market; survivors and survivalists should know what it is and how to operate because having to participate in it may be a probable scenario.

A possibility that should not be overlooked in the framework of study of urban survival: Governments may turn against their own people. - It might seem inappropriate, subversive, exaggerated or apocalyptic, but even democratic governments sometimes turn against their own citizens and act in order to persecute them; thus, if you study urban survival techniques you have to at least account for this possibility.

Is patriotism good for survival? - In this regard we will have to become a little Macchiavellian because when the topic of patriotism is usually considered, it is done from an emotional perspective; but in order to find out if patriotism helps or doesn't do so for your survival, particularly in urban or combat scenarios, we will have to get rid for a moment of our feelings to try to see the matter objectively.

Thanks, Climate Change - As I write these lines, a tree is being cut down at home courtesy of climate change.

Urban Survival Starts With Modest Home Repairs - Knowing how to repair things at home, like vacuum cleaners, your car, walls, the roof, electrical circuits and such stuff helps a lot to prepare yourself as an urban survivalist.

What Would Happen If We Find Life Outside Earth? - Some say that it could easily become the most important scientific event of all history but what kind of impact it could have on us?

Surviving all possible planetary catastrophes - In the long run we will all be death, right? Maybe not, but what should humankind do in order to survive in the millennia to come? This question is not just something that has religion as its reference point, but actually science.

Bartering is not the only way to get out of the system - As thousands of years have demonstrated, very simple recipes and methods for getting and saving your money work best.

What kind of people would an explorer from another world try not to meet? - If a spaceship with aliens from other part of the universe would come to our planet and enter a low Earth orbit in order to observe us, where would they find the most savage humans?

Ecoreligion, taxes and climate change - Shall we continue a Byzantine discussion or start thinking with a perspective of a thousand years?

Ecology, Nature and Environment / Energy Sources - Recommendations on the use of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, both safe and unsafe.

Ecology, Nature and Environment / Environmental Organisations - A list and recommendations about various NGOs offering press releases, articles, essays and content about environmental and ecological issues.

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Outdoors / Environmental Issues - Articles, essays and comments related to biological sciences, botanics, and zoology, and regarding different ecosystems, both as information as well as scientifically-oriented.

Surviving a Fire / Surviving a Forest Fire - Lessons and articles on how to prevent and fight forest fires and woodland accidents involving fire.

Science and Technology / Meteorology and Weather Prognosis - Articles and advice on meteorology fundamentals and easy techniques to make useful weather forecasts for adventurers, navigators, pilots and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Outdoor Photography - Recommendations and advice for photographers and people who like to make pictures out in the wilderness.

Geography and Outdoors / Mountains and Mountainous Regions - Detailed descriptions of some mountains and ranges of Patagonia, South America and the rest of the world that we have explored.

Outdoor Activities / Trekking, Camping and Excursions - Trekking, basic camping and hiking as related to many extreme sports. Fundamental techniques and advice.

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