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‘An Edible Forest’
Varg’s Perspective on the Native European Habitat

I have written elsewhere that the frontier and eventual long-term Appalachian adaptation to the forested environs of the Eastern United State may be in part linked to the fact that those European slaves shipped to this wilderness, were the western most remnants of the most ancient tribes and probably possessed the longest lineage in Europe other than the Basques, with a genetic predisposition to life in temperate forests. The videos linked below discuss related concepts.

Okay, I think Varg just realized that he will eventually be shot for what he is doing—just my feeling. His determination to learn how to re-grow the native European habitat on a small scale is fascinating. There was once class in Trinity High School I loved, and it was state mandated forestry course, in which the teacher, an experienced hunter, imparted his knowledge. Only myself and the few kids from the outlying trailers who hunted cared. Most of the students just wanted to get high.

When writing Of the Sunset World, I had to research everything I could on native Pennsylvania trees and their uses by Native Americans. It is fascinating that the insult used for the northern Algonquin people by the Iroquois was “tree-eater”

It soon occurred to me that a native person obsessed with the trees as the ultimate food source of his people would naturally adopt the squirrel as a totemic animal.

In slim times one could extract the inner bark of trees and make it into a flour. The Iroquois largely avoided this necessity by storing quantities of dried beans, squash and corn, known as “the Three Sisters,” which may have been the foundation for the unusual amount of political influence Iroquois women exercised.

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Sam J.May 5, 2017 11:19 AM UTC

There's lots of rare earth minerals in the USA. They closed the mines because of EPA rules. There's a lot of Thorium in with the metals and no market for it. When you concentrate the rare earths you also concentrate Thorium. This I think is a good thing as Thorium can be used in reactors but for companies it's ruled as nuclear waste and God forbid you don't want to deal with the rules on this. If the government would just gather this stuff up for the miners the whole problem would be solved. They actually did this on a small scale. They buried a huge amount of Thorium out in the desert somewhere.

We're not running out of oil anytime soon as we have huge, massive amounts of shale and other heavy oils that can be fracked. Even better news is from a new company that builds 250,000 watt microwaves that they put down in drilled boreholes.(average house microwave 1,000 watts). What happens is they place these in the well and turn them on. It steams the water in the ground and that forces the oil up the well. After the water is steamed out the microwaves move farther out, just like your earthen pot doesn't absorb microwaves, until it hits more water or oil. The oil or tar is melted and then pushed by the steam up the bore hole. The really good part about this is we have an unbelievable number of wells across the country that have lost their pressure, so they're hard to recover, but still have about 40% of their oil left. We can microwave these older wells and get a LOT more oil.

There's plenty of things to panic about but running out of oil and rare earth minerals are not the ones.