All local councils publish (or have available) zoning maps. On these, you can see if your intended purchase is located somewhere that it has the potential to be ‘resumed’. State bodies, like the RTA, publish or make available, information about planned projects – a way to find out if your intended purchase lies in the path of…[Read more]
Ancient Egypt did have a money system. Just not something we in the Industrialised world would recognise as money.
The presence of ‘money’ isn’t the only determinant of civilisation, but it is one of the cardinal ones. Our debt-based money system is as much an artifact of Industrialism as the assembly line and the nuclear-family. A post-industrial civilisation will have ‘money’, but it will work differently.
The economy and the money system (as it’s…[Read more]
Michelle-sm wrote:Am also wondering if it is worthwhile stickpiling money? Will cash have any value in a post PO future?
Do you mean a post-industrial future? We’re already “post-Peak-Oil”.
There are some things for which there’s no substitute for cash; Council rates, taxes, fines, licences, levies, the Black Market, bribes etc. As inflation…[Read more]
There doesn’t seem to be any real signs locally and certainly no Polly has declared any impending crisis.
Not going to happen Miley. Such an announcement would trigger the very panic (and collapse) they’re trying to prevent. But when the fuel crisis does materialise, grubbyments will do whatever they can to mitigate the effects…[Read more]
The fraction we import is Diesel. We can’t make any diesel here without importing it or the oil it is refined from.
I am about to buy a new car and was going to get a diesel but now I am wondering if I should stick to petrol?:shrug:
I bought a Diesel car and I’m sticking to it.
Spark-Ignition engines can run on various types of…[Read more]
I think that what we’ll experience will be somewhere between decline and collapse. Systems don’t decline smoothly; The carry on until some critical threshold is reached, then collapse suddenly to a lower, simpler level, then carry on at that level until a new threshold is reached whereupon another collapse ensues. Dmitry Orlov describes the…[Read more]
The idea of Kurt Saxon, a yankee survivalist, was that he would accumulate enough low tech skills to make himself indispensible to his community. Sounds like Big D is doing a similar thing…..
I’d prefer to be “valuable” rather than “indespensible”. Someone who’s indispensible to a community, may find themselves (or their loved…[Read more]
Transported 1000 years into the past, I think I’d gravitate to blacksmithing. Some of the most enjoyable times I spent at school, were at the forge. Medieval pesants were required to render military service for around four weeks every year. I’d be an archer, or crossbowman.
In a Post-Industrial future with none of the modern amenities RW…[Read more]
replied to the topic Immediate Threat – Oil Shockwave Scenario (Part 2) in the forum Peak Oil – where are we headed? 10 years, 3 months ago
To be prepared for the drop, one must be willing to look into the abyss. Even without physical preparations, just having a plan of action puts you light years ahead of all those who prefer to stick their heads in the sand (and particularly those whose heads are firmly up their fundamental orifi). Those who can’t admit there’s a problem, will…[Read more]
Big grubbyment and big business (Govcorp) are part of the problem, not the solution. :awch: In a rescource-poor environment they’re not “too big to fail”, they’re too big to survive. :tdown: That won’t stop them from trying and in doing so, they’ll eat up a lot of the rescources that could be put to better use, building the infrastructure that a…[Read more]
geoff, did you get my PM? (sanity check)
No, though if it was a sanity check PM then I might not want it 😆
It was for my sanity :tongue: I couldn’t get a reply to you, because your Inbox is full!
geoff, did you get my PM? (sanity check)
Slightly off topic: Our ability to feed ourselves is being eroded as we speak (write). http://www.news.com.au/business/breaking-news/aussie-vegetable-production-falls/story-e6frfkur-1225904626735
You would think that our ‘leaders’ would see the danger of undermining our country’s food security, wouldn’t you?
While I’m of the opinion that everyone reading this will experience the demise of Industrial civilisation personally, I think the process will take a decade or two to run to completion. Two essays by Ran Prieur summarise my thinking:
I intend to enjoy all the conveniences that society can provide, for as…[Read more]
roadwarrior wrote:One of your priorities in preparing for the end of the world should be to stay out of gaol.
You don’t have to do anything illegal. You only have to piss off the wrong person; You refuse to help a parasitic family member or you have the bad luck to be living next door to Robyne’s former neighbour.
They ‘denounce’ you to the…[Read more]
Hell is the result, when religion and politics merge.
The people you describe, would be welcome in any post-emergency community Wazza.
What we’re talking about are the lazy parasites who’s principal skills are sitting around complaining about how hard life has become for them (when they’re not gossiping about your preps all over town) and converting excessive quantities of your food into sh….manure.
I get the impression MH, that Robyne’s neighbour was ‘leveraging’ her position as the wife of the local copper – she was in a position to make life difficult for anyone who wasn’t ‘cooperative’. In this circumstance, being ‘blunt’ could be very counterproductive.
I still never allow anyone to see what I take in the house as it stops questions we do shop at the ware house in Adelaide. We used to live next door to a copper and his wife and she treated the street as a supermarket. And if she saw you getting extra in she was over like a shot.
I remember my husband coming home one time they had…
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