Host Francesca Rheannon talks with Matthew Stein about his book, WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency.
My guest Matt Stein’s book, WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS, is a guide to Surviving what he calls the Long Emergency—one created by the convergence of peak oil, climate change, and the depletion of all kinds of resources from overpopulation.
Stein gets down to the granular level, from basic survival skills in a natural disaster, to green building, alternative healing and living locally when global trade has collapsed. He tells us what kinds of bugs to eat for protein when there’s no food around, how to make our own medicines, and how to live off the grid. But WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS isn’t just for survivalists—Matt Stein also has some ideas about policies that can get us off from business as usual and hopefully mitigate some of the worst disasters his book warns us about.