Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Guide to Life in 100 Words

Plan A

Guide to Life in 100 Words 

You are born empty handed. 
Following a plant-based diet is an immediate way to change the world.  
Wearing clothes that are durable and utilitarian simplifies life.  
A home is not a museum.  
Walking and calisthenics costs nothing.  
Soaps and shampoos strip away the body’s natural oils.  
Wake with the sunrise and rest with the sunset. 
Suffering is caused by false judgements of value. 
Time is more valuable than possessions.  
A life lived according to nature requires only the bare necessities. 
Knowledge is within.  
You die empty handed.

Plan A

Plan A

Plan A 

Plan A provides an overview of corporate-industrial society and precepts to follow on an individual basis which will transform its social and economic structure.
If humanity collectively follows Plan A natural resources will be conserved, technology will be used effectively and people will work a maximum of four hours a day.



This is a guide for males and females on limiting personal possessions to the bare necessities (applying Plan A).
Anything beyond the scope of this recommended list of personal possessions is given away or recycled, apart from specialised tools required for particular trades. Families apply the same principles, but may share some items such as a large cooking pot and large table.
Clothes are durable and utilitarian. Individuals eat, relax and sleep on the floor, furniture is built-in or restricted to second-hand items (bed base for sitting/sleeping and table for eating/studying). Public libraries are used instead of owning books.  


2 pairs of shoes or sandals (depending on climate)
2-4 pairs of socks
2-4 pairs of underwear/shorts
2 pairs of trousers  or 2 dresses
2 t-shirts
2 long sleeved shirts
1 jumper
1 waterproof hooded jacket
1 winter hat
1 pair of gloves
1 scarf
1 pair of thermal trousers or leggings
1 summer hat 


1 sleeping bag or quilt 


1 towel 


1 spork (spoon and fork combined)
1 pocket knife (including nail scissors and can opener)
1 knife sharpener
1 cooking pot/bowl
1 flask for drinking
1 needle
1 spool of cotton thread
1 toothbrush
1 razor


1 reusable shopping bag
1 travel wallet
1 backpack 


Personal Computer


Walking, public transport or cycling
 A car is permissible in isolated regions 
Survival Essentials

Bivi or tarp 

Plant-based Diet

Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based diet includes:
·         Fruits
·         Vegetables
·         Nuts
·         Seeds
·         Legumes
·         Grains
·         Plant-based foods fortified with vitamin B12 and vitamin D

Evidence based reviews have shown that excluding animal products from the human diet lowers the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes,  heart disease and cancer. 
Twenty-six percent of the earth’s terrestrial surface is used for livestock grazing. One-third of the planet’s arable land is occupied by livestock feed crop cultivation. Producing 1kg of beef requires 70 times as much land as 1kg of vegetables. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat while growing one pound of wheat requires only 25 gallons of water. Animal agriculture accounts for at least half of all human-caused greenhouse gases.
Factory farmed animals lead a life of misery. Millions of animals are crammed into windowless sheds, wire cages and metal crates; many remain conscious when they are boiled, skinned and hacked apart on production lines.


Plan A


Zero Growth

Zero Growth


A Three-Step Guide to Transforming the Global Economy

1.  Recycle.
2. Limit personal possessions to the bare necessities: essential clothing, bedding, utensils and backpack. 
3. Follow a plant-based diet.


Plan A

The Future

The Future 

Today in 2120 homes are simple. Built-in platforms for relaxing and sleeping are included in all rooms – people lay mats or cushions on top. Kitchens have built-in tables and benches. Floors are wooden or tiled. Windows are large. Living spaces are unornamented.
Moving is easy in the 22nd Century. Citizens of Earth own only the bare necessities: essential clothing, bedding, utensils and backpack.
The human population follows a plant-based diet. There are vegetable gardens, greenhouses and forests where once there were farms enslaving animals. Every citizen has access to land for food growing.
Restaurants do not serve food in disposable packaging; people bring their own lightweight stainless steel containers if they want to take food away. Supermarkets have dispensers where people use reusable containers to stock up on dry goods.
Educational institutions are open to all. Learning is informal and self-directed. Students are provided with the resources they need to investigate any subject that holds their interest.
The publishing industry is small. Printed books are sent to libraries. Citizens borrow printed books from well stocked public libraries. Adjacent to public libraries are stores where community members can borrow tools for free.
The public transport system is excellent. Buses, trams and trains run regularly. Roads in towns and cities are quiet.
Gyms and manufacturers of fitness equipment have closed down. People engage in natural forms of exercise. Calisthenics is popular.
One company manufactures appliances for the world in order to simplify manufacturing, repair and recycling. The average working day is four hours. People spend the rest of the day tending vegetable gardens, exercising or meditating.
Human health has improved dramatically since the 21st Century. Incidences of musculoskeletal disorders respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health problems, obesity, diabetes and substance abuse are low.
Plan A