Note: I used a pseudo sustainable electric chainsaw rather than a stone axe to dissect this manuka tree. It will be replaced by a five finger (Pseudopanax arboreus), already growing up out of the decaying stump.
Energy & Efficiency
Energy underpins every action and is so fundamental to our modern way of life that we don't even pause to consider how reliant we are on affordable, reliable concentrated flows of energy. We take pride in doing as much as we can with renewable energy, usually in the form of human muscle power derived from sunlight via plants.
What would you do when fuel becomes more expensive or temporarily unavailable? How will you manage a prolonged power outage during winter?
Having backups and redundancy is one way to mitigate the disruption and discomfort. What does this look like for you? Grow some firewood, store candles, insulate, consider solar powered solutions.