posted on Sep, 21 2018 @ 02:31 AM
I don't prep as much, as I master various types of flow.
Prepping is about nouns; it is acquiring things, and depleting your stockpile when an emergency erupts.
Flow is about verbs. Now, You get the things you need currently from grocery stores and gas stations and online banking. Mastering the flow means I
control the process that brings me the things I need. When the social machine's systems collapse, I step in with the mastery of other systems.
A poor man cannot prep much, but he can manipulate flow.
I have a couple of months of food for my humans stockpiled. (Prepped). I also have chickens, with enough grain stored that I can mix feed for them
through until spring. So I don't have a stockpile of 6 months of eggs--instead, I control egg production for my people for 6 months, with no help
from the machinery of society. I have a flow of eggs.
I have a capped-on-one-end steel pipe, on a cable, that I can use to draw water from my well if the electricity goes down. So my well will continue to
provide, even if detached from the electrical grid that is provided by the social machine. Flow, again.
I live next to a large public land, with a huge bounteous crop--berries that no one picks but the birds and deer. We carried home a bushel (60 lbs)
to dry and can and cook pies with. The hikers watching us pick them asked, "what if those are poisonous?" I just laughed and named the berry. Those
hikers were carrying 1000 $ each in hiking gear, and probably $100 each in MREs. But they wouldn't eat from the free berry forest they were hiking
through. I guess they never had a grandpa to teach them what to eat in September in the woods. They were all prep and no flow.
What do I plan against?
The collapse of complex society. With possible triggers like a pandemic, hackers on the grid, coronal mass ejection, or the coming American war
projected for AD 2021 (due to the preponderance of American boy babies born in 2001/2002--the most male over-represented birth cohort since
1845/1848--the generation that fought the US Civil War).
Even if none of that happens, I still enjoy the art and study of flow. Harvesting honey, picking berries, going hunting for next year's meat. Laying
out and back-digging next year's garden. Fishing and making our own cheese. Making my own rifle. That's the best stuff in life. Flow a crisis
never comes, so much the better.