Our Uncertain Future

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Welcome to my personal blog covering my adventures in and opinions on homesteading/smallholding, self-sufficiency, climate change and related issues.

Trevor Larkum, January 2020

Upgrading a PowerBanx Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-06-08T13:02:42+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Our Uncertain Future, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Solar and Battery, Victron|

I've had a PowerBanx home battery system for just over 2 years and it's worked well, but I always wanted to increase its capacity as one of the advantages of a PowerBanx system is you can add additional batteries to the core system at your convenience. Two years ago I wrote about how I

24 Ways the Virus May Change Your Next Home

By |2020-05-26T11:11:10+00:00May 27th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Food Production, Our Uncertain Future|

[I found this article really interesting. Naturally I expected it to highlight the importance of growing your own food, plus pantries and freezers, but I thought the other ideas were also well considered. Trevor] Lockdown lessons shaping the future of housing As we find ourselves locked down amid coronavirus, there’s more demand on our

2020 – WHEN THE GREAT DISRUPTION BEGAN

By |2020-05-04T20:12:21+00:00May 7th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

[This article caught my eye as it has parallels with my own views, see here. Trevor] It was always going to come to this. Whether it was a pandemic triggering a shutdown, a climate emergency bursting the carbon bubble, a populist backlash against inequality, wars over water or countless other possible triggers, this moment

The Self Sufficiency Surge

By |2020-04-27T19:38:14+00:00May 1st, 2020|Blog, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

[Some very encouraging developments! And about time...] In the days leading up to the restrictions (and ever since), there has been a sheer frenzy of interest in fruit and vegetable growing as people seek to turn over their back gardens, patios, windowsills (and indeed any available space) to home food production. The seed companies

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