Post by iwillsurvive on Apr 2, 2011 23:45:28 GMT -5
(So do you known how much land is require to support a standard family? can you even farm land. What will you do for medicine and dental requirements, how will you make hand tools, can you build a house without powertools and nails, can you fish and make nets and fishing hooks and fishing lines, can you hunt, can you gather, do you know your edible plants, you medicimal plants, how to make candles and rush torches, do you know how much wood to store for a year for cooking and heating purposes, do you know how much water you will require annually, and how to get it. do you know how much food you require annually in order to fuction at a heavy labour output. if you can not answer these questions you are not prepared. if you can answer these questions your on the right track. if you can do all these things then you are prepared.)
Oh my God. So much to learn so little time, I need help so people start at the top of the list and lets work our way through it. 1. How much land is needed for a family of say 5. 3 adults 2 children what livestock wood you need and what would you need to grow
(So do you known how much land is require to support a standard family? Oh my God. So much to learn so little time, I need help so people start at the top of the list and lets work our way through it. 1. How much land is needed for a family of say 5. 3 adults 2 children what livestock wood you need and what would you need to grow
Try a book called "5 acres and independence" If it is good land and well mannaged it could support 6 people who spent the majority of their time working it. Less land is required for those with a vegetarian diet. Meat is land intensive to produce. Realisticaly figure on having less land, growing a lot of your own fruit and veg, some of your own meat and all your eggs and perhaps milk. then find a specialty you could trade for what you cant grow. There is still a place for large (bigger than 5 acre)scale grain production at least. For human food, draft horses, malting for beer making, stock suplement and chooks. You could grow enough potatoes/yams/jeruselam artichoke to live on, but your probably wouldnt want to. Also try this link for some EXCELLENT info. www.windward.org/notes/notes70/walt7009.htm
Post by myfearlessfuture on Apr 12, 2012 22:09:09 GMT -5
Hi forum I'm in the process of moving to NZ from the USA, one of the biggest reasons is the coming collapse of the Yankee dollar and the chaos that will bring to the U.S. Many predict the U.S. will fall VERY hard when that happens, I do not want to be there when the shop drops. With NZ's abundant water, large crop and livestock surpluses and low population, Kiwi's should fare pretty well. I created a website to help people prepare for the coming suffering to the world, www.myfearlessfuture.org. It is ALL about being fearless like a Kiwi, no matter WHAT happens in the future. There are many resources for guiding people on how to prepare.
Hope you visit it and would love any suggestions for how to make it more useful. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I had a look at your website Tony. Interesting predictions. I can understand why you are looking for a safe haven away from economic collapse and conflict. Good luck in your search for a spot in aotearoa. If you wantr any advice just ask.
The Second Great Depression will start in the same place the first one did. That's why I watch The U.S. I particularly like Jim Kunstler's acerbic commentary on the downfall of the 'Disneyland For Dummies'.
How do you cope with a global Depression? Based on what my parents (who lived through the last one) told me, these are the things which they did, or wished they'd done:
1. Get out of debt! This is the single most important thing you need to do. Those who suffered most in the Great Depression were in debt when it began. 2. Adjust your lifestyle, so that you live within your means. Spend less than you earn. Adopt the attitude that if you can't pay cash, you can't have it. (Getting rid of the TV will be a huge help in this process.) Do it now, while it's voluntary. It'll be a lot easier than trying to adjust during the crash. 3. Store non-perishable food (a three month supply minimum), household consumables, sturdy clothes and footwear. 4. Prepare to be unemployed, or more correctly, to be self-employed. Learn useful (trade-able) skills and acquire the tools to practice them. 5. Plant a vegetable garden. Collect seeds. 6. Start networking; Join a (local) non-grubbyment community organisation. This is where the economic and political 'action' will be at once the wider economy collapses. 7. Hyperinflation may destroy the value of money; Store as much of your surplus wealth in non-money (goods) forms - things you can trade readily for cash if necessary, as you can. Acquire precious metals only when all other preps are complete. Keep only enough cash, to satisfy those demands (taxes, rates, fines, tolls, BM transactions etc) for which only cash will do. 8. Stay alert for opportunities to participate in the 'Black Market'. It'll flourish after the crash. And for goodness sake, learn (and obey) the rules! (Scroll about three quarters the way down the page.) 9. Collect books on as many useful, practical subjects as you can. Read them! The wider your general knowledge, the more valuable you'll be to your community.
Conspiracy theory is not a myth
Some time in the last week the US Debt Clock was stopped. It was getting very close to $17trilion. Now we all know that this is just a coincidence, YEAH RIGHT.