posted on May, 17 2007 @ 10:17 AM
Angry, talking to yourself isn't so bad, it's answering yourself that really makes you nuts.
Good post. And this is something most people think
they have a handle on, but really don't.
"We'll use an outside toilet." -Do you know the value of quick lime for it?
"We'll haul water." -Do you know where a well that you trust is, nearby?
"We'll grow food." -Do you have seeds, and enough to eat till it's ready?
"We're all healthy." -Do you know how to set a broken leg?
"We've got horses." -Do you know how to plow with one, and will that show horse even do that?
I could add to the list, but most of the 'solutions' people use when this type of thing is brought up, just aren't thought out. The first step is
good, because people, as a whole, are pretty quick to find the right answer to life's setbacks. The thing that will get them is steps two through
That's the value of 'old folks'. But it needs to be thought out before the SHTF.
And as a helpful idea, there used to be some really good 'how to' books out there. There was a magazine called 'Mother Earth News' that I have a
bunch of back issues to. Really good stuff. Practical things. It should be required reading for everyone interested in surviving without all the
modern 'junk'. (I understand that the magazine changed hands and has gone downhill really bad in later years. I treasure my old copies from the 70s.
I have #1 and almost all of them up to the mid 80s. A good resource.)
Keep the questions and ideas coming, we may need this in a while.