replied to the topic How many litres of water a day does your family go through? in the forum Water Conservation 8 years, 11 months ago
Its 3600lt a year (2 adults and a baby) so just under 10 lt per day BUT that doesnt include the garden (that comes from the bodgy tank)
Sorry I didnt come back to reply I havent been able to get on.
I will need to reread to reply to all again but two things stood out then, re: security, instead of doing personal security you could try doing what we have and set up a solar perimetre system that hmmm would “take care of” anything coming past where you want. (I worked security and I…[Read more]
replied to the topic self sufficientcy with 15 acres? – Can it be done? in the forum Living within your means 8 years, 11 months ago
Yes it can be done, we are on 1.5 acres but are vegetarians. Dought conditions extended the necessary land to 2.25 acres and 4 more water tanks.
I should probably add that I am not deliberatly trying to upset nor 2 up anyone with my replies, this is just how I examine things, by asking questions. I dont think that there is a right or wrong that any one can call until its over and done with and I find your replies to be invaluable as way for me to think about things from another veiwpoint,…[Read more]
FeyWind post=304442 wrote: In the short term, petrol and food prices will continue to rise. Recessions and depressions will become more common throughout the world – as will destabillisation of countries like Egypt etc. ‘Consumer confidence’ will continue to be low and retail will start to drop employees.
In the medium term people who grow food…
Humbug post=304425 wrote: What do I think will happen ?
Well it is simple really, as the oil becomes scarce.. only the fittest, strongest and most prepared and organised will survive, I guess ..
Maintaining and extending my food forest helps keep me sane, whilst reading the ALS Peak Oil and Think Tank threads. One can feel like a loner with…
DB346 post=304423 wrote: The western world and way of life is based on the exploitation of the Earth’s ‘cheap’ resources.
In coming years, I expect to see an initial gradual downward slide to a simpler way of life. Along this slide there will be big bumps over the years (like resource related wars such as Irag and Afghanistan and economic…
Robyne post=304418 wrote: Its very hard to say what will happen it might go the way “World without Electricity” show said where people just get on with life or it could be like my hubby said people would go to war.
I hope its the first as having parents who lived through WW2 and haveing friend who went to Asian wars I don’t want to see it happen…
Neata post=304407 wrote: hi. For me i hope we end up with something like cuba. It will take us twice as long as they did but we will get there in the end.
As the oil decreases, our tech improves and our dependance will shift. But i also don’t see peak oil as our biggest problem in the next 50 years, over population is.
What would you…[Read more]
I think I will have to reply to the replies individually for I have a great many questions :silly: but from initial reading andre sounds closest to us. Yes we have seen Davids scenarios have also watch videos of him discussing the issue, I truly think there isnt a resource we havent looked at (including Caltex’s intranet :laugh: ) but there is…[Read more]
I agree a carbon tax wont do it, it hasnt worked for europe but to be honest I dont think it is the Governments problem it is EVERYONES problem and everyone is making that problem worse. The government can do everything it likes but unfortunately it is voted in and out by the people, the people are the same ones who dont want to have to “give up”…[Read more]
replied to the topic Wikileaks Cable confirms Saudi Oil reserves overstated in the forum Peak Oil – where are we headed? 9 years ago
What is often missed about the whole Peak Oil scenario is that isnt just fuel that we rely on oil for.
Could you make plastic out of algae fuel? Deep cell batteries? Could you heat steel? Even if you could what environmental imact would that have on the planet?
Peak Oil isnt about running out of oil, it is about running out of the money to get…[Read more]
Congrats on your harvest Bluewren, its lovely eating your own isnt it 🙂
My partner had some Ppeas over 20 years old when I met him, they are a staple of our diet and we just dont bother growing any other peas. Eating them fresh is lovely (not the pods just the peas) I dont know about sprouting them we always have enough for fresh, theyre a great…[Read more]
Here in Wide Bay/Fraser coast:
Baby plants (just past seedling when the rains started and done well) –
Watermelon (moon and stars)
Pumpkin (Qld blue)
Tomato (Break O’ Day)
Pigeon Pea (selfseeded)
Existing plants…[Read more]
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