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    I work for the TV production company Raw TV – we are the makers of the hit Discovery show Gold Rush Alaska (Fridays 10PM E/P) that follows a group of men from Portland as they risk it all to mine for gold.

    We are currently searching for individuals to take part in our next exciting network TV series ‘Pioneers’. We are looking for American families who are considering starting new lives for themselves in the great American wilderness and are willing to be followed throughout their experiences by our cameras.

    Have you always dreamed of making a new life for your family in the wilderness, away from bureaucracy and the rat race? Have you and your friends been talking about starting a new community with your own rules? Or are you already living in a community away from society?

    If you answer yes to any of these, or know someone who would – we would love to hear from you.

    Please email your contact details and your story to

    Thanks so much for your time,


    Raw TV


    While it might be entertaining to watch, you’re show’s premise is flawed, since the only frontiers remaining in this country are not geographic but physical and psychological – living the coming years, decades and centuries successfully as the world’s oil energy production and supply decreases will require a lot more than putting on a Dan’l Boone cap and camping out.

    Developed civilization itself, based on basically free and 24/7 reliable oil energy, is facing a frontier – a planet that simply won’t be able to power itself as it has for 150 years. Start doing so research on “peak oil,” which is not a tin foil hat thing – it’s acknowledged as in progress today. What do you think caused the depression, after all, in 2008? An economy based upon credit demands growth. When energy supplies stop growing, economic growth stops. The only growth since 2008 has been in the money supply issued by the Fed and ECB and China. That’s the basis for the “bailouts” … replacing actual growth with an expansion of money to simulate growth.

    Global conventional oil production has been flat since 2005 per all agencies following this; IEA, EIA, DoD, etc. The people on the frontier will be the ones who are developing and have developed local economies around local resources, since the era of importing energy and finished goods is ending right now. Read Jim Kunstler’s “The Long Emergency” and develop a show around his next book, “World Made By Hand.”

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