Lost In the Wilderness
Do you feel trapped. Escape and free ourselves to chase our dreams unencumbered by mono-thought culture. A society bound by their "things" which is driven by profit and the petty repetitious pursuit to make more. This self- perpetuating existence will poison us all.
  • notpervymess:

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are Fucking Awesome

    Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!

    1) Sustainable does not mean primitive

    When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. And rightfully so, as most sustainable solutions proposed until now have fit that description. Earthships, however, offer all of the comforts of modern homes and more. I’ll let these pictures do the talking…

    2) Free Food

    Each Earthship is outfitted with one or two greenhouses that grow crops year-round, no matter the climate. This means you can feed yourself with only the plants growing inside of your house. You can also choose to build a fish pond and/or chicken coop into your Earthship for a constant source of meat and eggs.

    3) Brilliant Water Recycling

    Even the most arid of climates can provide enough water for daily use through only a rain-harvesting system. The entire roof of the Earthship funnels rain water to a cistern, which then pumps it to sinks and showers when required. That used ‘grey water’ is then pumped into the greenhouse to water the plants. After being cleaned by the plants, the water is pumped up into the bathrooms for use in the toilets. After being flushed, the now ‘black water’ is pumped to the exterior garden to give nutrients to non-edible plants.

    4) Warmth & Shelter

    The most brilliant piece of engineering in the Earthship is their ability to sustain comfortable temperatures year round. Even in freezing cold or blistering hot climates, Earthships constantly hover around 70° Fahrenheight (22° Celsius).

    This phenomenon results from the solar heat being absorbed and stored by ‘thermal mass’ — or tires filled with dirt, which make up the structure of the Earthship. The thermal mass acts as a heat sink, releasing or absorbing heat it when the interior cools and heats up, respectively.

    The large greenhouse windows at the front of the house always face south to allow the sun to heat up the thermal mass throughout the daytime.

    5) Energy

    Solar panels on the roof and optional wind turbines provide the Earthship with all of the power it needs. As long as you’re not greedily chewing through electricity like a typical first-world human, you’ll never be short of power.

    6) Freedom

    With all of your basic needs provided for and NO bills each month, you’re free! You don’t have to work a job you hate just to survive. So you can focus your time on doing what you love, and bettering the world around you.

    Imagine if the entire world was able to focus on doing extraordinary things instead of just making enough to get by. Imagine if even 10% of the world could do this. What would change?

    7) Easy to build

    At a recent Earthship conference in Toronto, Canada, a married couple in their forties shared about how they built a 3-story Earthship by themselves in 3 months. They had never built anything before in their lives and were able to build an Earthship with only the printed plans. They did not hire any help, nor did they use expensive equipment to make the job easier.

    If one man and one woman can do this in 3 months, anyone can do it.

    8) Cheap

    Earthships are exorbitantly cheaper than conventional houses. The most basic Earthships cost as little as $7000 (The Simple Survival model) with the most glamorous models costing $70,000 and up, depending on how flashy you want to be with your decorating.

    With these cost options, Earthships can fit the needs of everyone — from the least privileged to the most worldly.

    9) Made of recycled materials

    Much of the materials used to build Earthships are recycled. For starters, the structure is built with used tires filled with dirt.

    If there’s one thing we’re not short of on Earth, it’s used tires! There are tire dumps like the one pictured here in every country in the world. There are even places that will pay you by the tire to take them away.

    The walls (above the tires) are created by placing plastic and glass bottles in concrete. When the Earthship team was in Haiti after the earthquake, they employed local kids to both clean up the streets and provide all of the bottles required for building their Earthship. Plus, they look pretty sexy.

    10) Think Different

    The most powerful thing Earthships do is force people to think differently about how we live. If housing can be this awesome, and be beneficial to the environment, then what else can we change? What else can become more simple, cheaper and better at the same time?

    It’s time for us to re-think much of what we consider normal.

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    Think Earthships are cool? Me too. That’s why I’ve joined up with some people to create a community of Earthships and to make sustainable communities go mainstream! It’s something we call the Valhalla Movement.

    Want to know more? Read more about it on ValhallaMovement.com, and like us on Facebook.

    This originally appeared on: HighExistence

    EARTHSHIPS.  BABY!

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  • thank, the person who ever made it!

    (Source: puppygifs, via nevergiveup-keepfighting)

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  • a-heart-of-calcifer:

    ehlnofey:

    When Ken Morrish picked this apple off a tree in his garden, he thought a prankster had painted half of it red.

    But after inspecting it closely he realised that the remarkable split colours on the fruit were a natural phenomenon. And the bizarre apple turned Mr Morrish into something of a celebrity in his village with scores of neighbours queuing up to take a photograph of it.

    Experts say that the odds of finding an apple with such a perfect line between the green and the red are more than 1million to one. [source]

    My Biology major boyfriend got a scholarship for excellence in Botany as well as a scholarship for excellence in Biology and Zoology

    I asked him if this his possible and all he said was “I don’t know, plants are fucking weird”

    This is call a Chimeral apple, produced by a mutation in the L-I or L-II of a layered growing point. The color is only in the skin and the stem, not in the endosperm. 

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  • gnostic-forest:

    travelstache:

    My favorite picture and moment from our weekend trip to Hood River Ore. Life is great. Go explore !

    This photo is so uplifting. 

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  • I feel as if I don’t eve belong to where I should belong. This leads me to believe if that I only belong in the wild alone.

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  • Outbound for a journey around the US backpacking/ hitch hiking and camping the whole 3 years. If you know of a cool place one one that means a lot to you reblog with state, town, and a picture if you’ve got it.

    Join me for a drink or for  an adventure when i come into town. 

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  • youaretops:

    aussieirish:

    lizthefangirl:

    so josh hutcherson went to a kentucky basketball game yeah

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    and the crowd blOODY MOCKINGJAY-SALUTED HIM

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    If this is photoshopped I will be really sad.

    love my state love this boy

    Definitely not fake, I was there. And touched him when he came into the UK student sections.

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  • When I think of those moments of pure the weightlessness from society upon me. How I view life on earth. Set upon me, through the warmth from her chest on my side. How familiar the warm from her rolled up against my side. Her head laid upon my chest, changes how I view life on earth. To wake up to it, cuddle up before a nap, and just before its dusk. The fireflies and stars comin out, those are the moments I’m at rest.

     

  • When I think of those moments of pure weightlessness of society upon me. How I view life on earth. Set upon me, through the warmth from chest on my sinde