About Changing World
Changing World was created as an inspiring and practical resource for people and families who are concerned about some of the significant changes happening in the world right now such as climate change, the state of natural environments, or our quickly changing economy.
For people who know they should be better prepared for the reality that we do not know what is around the next corner but also need to balance that with the needs of their current life.
For people who want to feel connected to the natural world and do thier best or wish to improve in being more ecologicaly sustianable in the way they live.
It is for people who are tired of negative headlines and don’t believe in spreading fear, yet are aware of the many challenges we face.
It is about being adaptable, resilient, prepared and optimistic in the face of extreme weather, climate change, environmental issues, an unstable and changing economy and more.
To many, this is overwhelming. Changing World is here to simplify it and make the game plan realistic.
To break the work and learning down into small steps that build over time and compound like interest. We have some high leverage tricks as well to help you take a few leaps off forward along the way.
To help you build confidence and peace of mind that you are doing your best to set yourself and family up for success in an unpredictable world.
This is done by:
- Simplifying complex issues and breaking them down to the core knowledge you need to make the right decisions.
- Providing education and learning opportunities relevant to your life and preparedness needs.
- Helping you make a strategy that is broken up into small, actionable steps that fit within the realities of your present life.
- And most important, staying positive and rooted in nature.
About Chris Gilmour, Founder, main author and lead instructor
When I was in my early twenties (early 2000’s), I was angry and frustrated by the state of the world. I was also humbled when I ventured into the woods to learn to live off the land and realized how little I actually knew about the intricacies of nature.
I spent my childhood camping, going to boy scouts and even studied ecology and forestry in college, only to realize that our western approach to learning about nature is just the tip of the iceberg.
To be resilient, adaptable human beings as well as good stewards of the earth,, there was so much more. I became obsessed with the study of ecology, survival, and self-reliance. This sent me on the adventure of a lifetime.
I traveled across continents learning and exploring. Ventured into the deep wilderness to learn survival and ecology and spent 8 years guiding remote wilderness canoe trips and dog sledding expeditions. I Learned to track wildlife and people and read the subtle story of nature.
I Apprenticed in permaculture and how to grow my own food. Studied herbal medicine and remote back-country first aid. Started my own modern-day homestead with my wife. And help build a non-for-profit youth organization to help reconnect kids and people back to the land, their senses and full human potential, the p.i.n.e. project.
With a desire to bridge all I had learned from practicing risk management, survival and studying natural ecosystems, I wanted to now use this to face some of the significant challenges I saw facing the modern world.
This led me back to school to study Emergency & Disaster Management where I began a new journey in emergency and disaster planning and consulting. I have helped run disaster exercises and training for municipal governments, the private industries and one of my passions, summer camps, and outdoor-based program.