what is the daily-ish email?

This is paul wheaton's daily-ish email that is usually about permaculture and making a better world through learning good things rather than being angry at bad guys.

what does daily-ish mean?

I send one of these email thing-a-ma-bobs whenever I'm damn good and ready. About every other day. Sometimes a week will pass with nothing and then I send two in one day. Pretty much whenever I think I have some stuff that is substantial enough to share.

free stuff

As part of my devious plots on world domination, I wish to build a massive army. And by "army" I mean people signed up for my daily-ish email. To meet this nefarious goal, I have set up free stuff. We'll try to set up a new free thing to give away every week or two. And people who are already signed up will also get the free thing. There's free stuff we give to everybody, like ebooks or online videos, and then there are free things we give away just a few copies of (usually four copies) like actual paper books and physical DVDs and tickets to workshops or conferences.

(this is the face I make when someone asks me to smile for the camera)

stuff we are giving away now

The Art of Fire

If you sign up for the dailyish right now, you will get a PDF of The Art of Fire by Ernie and Erica Wisner. They normally sell it for 8 dollars but we have a special dealio going with them where they are letting us use it to aid in our army building schemes.

stuff we might give away in the future

I am worried people will just unsubscribe after they get their free stuff, and well, that makes for quite a transient army, which I don’t want. So, if you stay signed up for the dailyish, here are some things we may be throwing your way in the near future.

  • Rocket Mass Heater Plans
  • Sketch-up Files for 8" Cast Core
  • Hugelkultur Micro-documentary
  • More Podcast Gobs
  • More Ebooks

stuff we have given to everybody

Now that I’ve reeled ya in, let me tell you about the heaps of stuff we have given away to EVERYONE on the dailyish email in the past.

stuff we have given to some people via this mailing list

Also, here is a giant list of all the things we have given away through our book/DVD/event ticket promotions! Did I mention these things were absolutely free?

4 Copies of EACH of these Books/DVDs:

  • The Practical Cyclist
  • Creating a Life Together
  • Restoration Agriculture
  • The Resilient Farm and Homestead
  • The People of Cascadia
  • Bioshelter Market
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Cordwood Building
  • Serious Microhydro
  • The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation
  • Edible Forest Garden
  • Design and Implementation Plan
  • The Bee-friendly Beekeeper
  • Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making
  • The Man Who Quit Money
  • Earth Ponds
  • Stand Up and Garden
  • The Grazing Book
  • Compact Living
  • Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist
  • Winter Harvest Cookbook
  • Pure Poultry
  • Making Better Buildings
  • The Natural Plaster Book
  • The Thinking Beekeeper
  • Permaculture Orchard DVD
  • Ancestral Plants
  • Grass-Fed Cattle
  • Hunt Gather Grow Eat
  • How to Make Your Own Emergency Home Battery Bank Videos
  • Raising Dough
  • Farming the Woods
  • 7 ways to Think Differently
  • Edible Perennial Garden
  • Botany in a Day
  • Earth User's Guide to Teaching Permaculture
  • The Great Healthy Yard Project
  • Common Threads
  • Eat Your Greens
  • Livestock Guardians
  • The Biogas Handbook
  • Wild Plants of Greater Seattle
  • The Encyclopedia of Country Living
  • The $50 and Up Underground House Book
  • The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book
  • Combined Underground House Workshop and Shelter Seminar DVD


  • 4 Tickets to Darren Doherty’s online course Keyline Basics - Geometry
  • 2 Tickets to Dave Jacke’s workshop
  • 1 Ticket to Advanced Farm & Homestead Design Course
  • 1 Ticket to Financial Permaculture Workshop
  • 2 Tickets to Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning Course
  • 1 Ticket to see Sepp Holzer in Austria
  • 2 Tickets to the Wofati Workshop
  • 1 Ticket to the Bullock Brother Farm Three Day Permie Course
  • 1 Ticket to a Rocket Mass Heater Workshop
  • 1 Ticket to a Community Conflict Workshop with Diana Leafe Christian
  • 1 Ticket to a 14 day PDC with Larry Korn

Random/Wacky Things We Have Given Away

  • 4 Huckleberry Pies
  • 4 Pre-made Seed Ball Bags
  • Wagner #10 Cast Iron Skillet

signing up

Now, how do you sign up? Just fill up the form below:

what does that giberish mean?

Permaculture stuff: I try to put out one new thing a day. A video, a podcast, an article, etc. Sometimes, I go a week or two without anything new. Sometimes I have three new things in one day.

PNW stuff: I find that I travel through Oregon, Washington and Idaho a lot. If I am going to be speaking or looking for video opportunities or just coming through an area, I'll post something here. I suspect that this is something where I won't post anything for a month or two, and then put out two or three posts in a week.

Missoula stuff: Since I live in Missoula, I have stuff to announce here a couple of times per week. It might be an announcement of a presentation I will be giving, or of a new video I have about something in Missoula, or an upcoming workshop I'm involved in.

World domination stuff: Learning how to get my message out more requires me to constantly learn - so sometimes I ask people "go to this website, click on X, and we'll see what happens when a bunch of us do that." While most of this sort of thing happens in the tinkering forum, some folks don't wanna check into the tinkering forum every day. So this makes for an easy way to let folks know that we are attempting to do something. I suspect that a month will pass without anything on this list - and then I'll send out one or two in a week.