Articles About Mat Stein

“When Technology Fails”, A Book Review By Carolyn Baker

Link: http://carolynbaker.net/site/content/view/979/1/ Rarely in the specialized milieu of industrial civilization does one encounter a Renaissance man or woman-someone who is well-versed in a wide spectrum of disciplines and who can expound upon them in writing that is both articulate and engaging. So when I discovered Mat Stein’s phenomenal When Technology Fails: A Manual For Self-Reliance, […]

Surviving the Long Emergency with Local Author Matthew Stein

http://www.moonshineink.com/articles.php/59/1110 Published: February 13, 2009 by Beth Ingalls Mat Stein had an epiphany during his daily prayer and meditation session in 1997. A voice told him that he was going to write a book focusing on the future of the world and that he would get the help he needed if he took the project […]

Alternet: Interview with Matthew Stein

http://www.alternet.org/environment/123179/when_technology_fails:_how_to… Brianne Goodspeed: A lot of people are now really concerned — or even hopeless — about the state of the world and what our future holds. Peak oil and climate change, the global food crisis, the war in Iraq, a weak economy and a number of recent devastating natural disasters give us real reason […]

The Master Of Disaster: An Interview With Matthew Stein by Tom Gates

Link: http://matadorlife.com/the-master-of-disaster-an-interview-with-matthew-stein/ An interview with the author of When Technology Fails, a field guide to to surviving long-term disaster. Released in 2008 , When Technology Fails has quickly become the definitive guide to surviving a long-term disaster. And yet the author, Matthew Stein , a mechanical engineer and MIT grad, had no intention of ever […]

If Technology Fails by Sovon Manna

Link: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1051003/asp/knowhow/story_5302432.asp My father once vowed that he would never use a cellphone in his life. Now, he swears by the gadget and thinks that he is in a mess while not carrying it. Things have changed so fast in the last 5-6 years. With the burgeoning use of technology, we are becoming over-dependent on […]

Peak Oil Resources Reviews “When Technology Fails”

http://www.peakoilresources.com/Reviews_WhenTechnologyFailsRev.htm There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable […]

Self-reliance Over Technology – By Dan McGee

Technology supports the modern American lifestyle like a giant spider’s web; it is woven into everything that we do, but it is surprisingly fragile. Without technology, an act as simple as driving to the store to pick up dinner would be nearly impossible. No electricity? You can’t buy gas–the pumps don’t work. You can’t buy […]

Stein’s language By Gary C.W. Chun

Link: http://starbulletin.com/2002/05/09/features/story3.html A celebrated prophet of low-tech self-reliance and renewable energy finds sanctuary on Maui By Gary C.W. Chun gchun@starbulletin.com Engineer Matthew Stein denies that he is a survivalist, but, instead, a practical, down-to-earth realist. The Haiku, Maui, resident, who has made a name for himself with his independently published book “When Technology Fails: A […]

Waiting for the Lights to Go Out – by Bryan Appleyard

Link: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/article575370.ece We’ve taken the past 200 years of prosperity for granted. Humanity’s progress is stalling, we are facing a new era of decay, and nobody is clever enough to fix it. Is the future really that black, asks Bryan Appleyard It’s been said before, of course: people are always saying the world will end […]

Q & A with Mat Stein

1. Question: A lot of people are now really concerned – or even hopeless – about the state of the world and what our future holds. Peak oil and climate change, the global food crisis, the War in Iraq, a weak economy, and a number of recent devastating natural disasters give us real reason for […]