This is an index of the blog posts in Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism, Paul Mobbs’ blog on lifestyle change and simplicity, exploring the ecological and psychological dimensions of regularly spending time outdoors
This page provides an index for the Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism video & blog posts. This is intended the be a practical blog. To that end you can view the YouTube playlist containing all the videos associated with this blog. The videos are an integral part of the blog, as they show the activities which each blog post describes.
This index provides a list in chronological order.
This is a cross-posting from The ‘Meta-Blog’, since this essentially marked the launch of this whole project: “I am writing to inform you that as of the end of 2020, I am resigning my position with the environmental movement”
I have no mobile phone; I have no watch; but I have time. Many have questioned how I dare wander abroad without the technologies of time measurement and mobile communication. In this post I explain, in reply, my querying of their ‘necessity’.
There are events and periods of history that are not talked about; they raise difficult, political questions about that history. Viewing how the past has created the world as it is today, with all its perceived faults, can be a journey into that unspoken, ‘taboo history’.
Metal containers for boiling water are ‘ancient’; but what do you think ancient Greek (their word, ‘kotyle’) or Roman people used to heat their pans? Electricity? Kerosine? Compressed petroleum gas? Heating water is foundational to human society – a technology that defines us. How do we maintain that skill in an increasingly uncertain world?
What inspired this post was a recent comment in response to another posts. To paraphrase: ‘I’m not going to read that because other articles on that site are anti-technology’. What I say in response is that I am not ‘anti-technology’, but ‘pro-science’.
The issue here is ‘mechanomorphism’: The tendency for humans in a technological environment to identify their essential being with that of a machine. This idea will take a little time for me to unpack – so please, unplug your remote network connections, disable interrupts, and drop your motor functions into standby mode!