Peak oil is reality. Demand is growing and supplies are dwindling. Our government refuses to make this known widescale. In not making the general
public aware of this, and not planning for the eventuality of it, one not-so-fine day in the not-so-distant future we will all be left to fend for
ourselves as oil and gas become near impossible to acquire. It's time to start thinking about ways to survive that.
How many of you out there live in the city? How many in the country? How many rent? How many own property/homes?
Let's say 2020 is our cut-off date (meaning: oil and gas is way too rare and expensive for the majority of Americans to get), what will you have done
Here's a project for all of us.. What can we do now to be ready for that awful day? Tell us what you can do, start implementing those plans now and
share with ATS your progress.
Here are a few things I have thought about and am trying to do now:
1. Stockpile water, MRE's, canned goods, medicines/first aid supplies & everything related
2. Looking into growing my own foods (canning would be excellent).
3. stockpile ammo for firearms, parts & cleaning supplies. One day we may find ourselves without law enforcement and may have to defend against
looters & criminals.
4. Live as close to the job as possible
5. Get a bike, a couple horses, livestock, etc.
These are just a few of the things to be done. There are many
others. What are you gonna do?
Here's an article on the end of oil...
The End of Oil Is Closer Than You Think
By John Vidal
The Guardian UK
Thursday 21 April 2005
Oil production could peak next year, reports John Vidal. Just kiss your lifestyle goodbye.
The one thing that international bankers don't want to hear is that the second Great Depression may be round the corner. But last week, a group
of ultra-conservative Swiss financiers asked a retired English petroleum geologist living in Ireland to tell them about the beginning of the end of
the oil age.
They called Colin Campbell, who helped to found the London-based Oil Depletion Analysis Centre because he is an industry man through and through,
has no financial agenda and has spent most of a lifetime on the front line of oil exploration on three continents. He was chief geologist for Amoco, a
vice-president of Fina, and has worked for BP, Texaco, Shell, ChevronTexaco and Exxon in a dozen different countries.
"Don't worry about oil running out; it won't for very many years," the Oxford PhD told the bankers in a message that he will repeat to
businessmen, academics and investment analysts at a conference in Edinburgh next week. "The issue is the long downward slope that opens on the other
side of peak production. Oil and gas dominate our lives, and their decline will change the world in radical and unpredictable ways," he says.