Back in the mid-nineties, as the Internet was taking off and media companies were merging in the orgy of “convergence” I used to joke that I wanted to buy a manual printing press and a few thousand no.2 pencils and bury them shrink-wrapped somewhere safe so I could be a publisher after the “inevitable collapse.”

Now that there’s a name for the end (Print and Read This Article) and I still don’t have my press, I’ve been looking to see what’s out there in the way of survival guides. Surely someone has written The Guide to Surviving the End of Oil. Maybe I should. Meanwhile, here are some good links. This is the first time I’ve seen these called “Permaculture,” which (among other things) may refer to those who survive long enough to read each other’s hand-printed newsletters.

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