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Added: Monday, October 15, 2012

The Seed of Change: setting sail

The way of life–
Tom Blancart is a sailor whose dream was to live independently and sustainably on the sea, sailing wherever his heart and wind takes him. One day in Hong Kong in 2005, he found what he needed — a 17-meter long rusty ketch named Karaka, sitting in dry dock, headed for the scrap yard. He bought her for one dollar. After making her seaworthy, he set sail and has never stopped since.

A reader of Daniel's books, he knows we have to change the way we live and is very conscious about the way he lives his own life. His main source of energy is wind, a lot of his food comes from the sea, and he maintains the boat with the support of people who want to join his voyage and learn from the experience. One who joined him was Kim, who came along and they fell in love; so she, Tom, and the cat Kat are the permanent crew of the Karaka. For the whole story of the nomadic, neo-tribal sailing life aboard the Karaka, visit Tom and Kim's

The film–
Simon Oblescak, a documentary filmmaker in Germany, became acquainted with Tom (and was thus introduced to Beyond Civilization) through surfing the internet. Now he's working toward making a film about Tom and Kim and the way of life on the Karaka. But he could use a little help to make this film a reality. Check out his plan and learn more about Tom and Kim and their adventure so far at his website, the Seed of Change--

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