posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 06:45 AM
Hi guys...sorry I didn't post yesterday, but belated thank you for all the info here...there's some really good stuff!
On the original point for a minute, I too think that the biggest problem we face is the civil unrest issue. I started a thread a few days ago about
the fuel blockade situation, which we really need to watch (I got no replies on the other thread, btw!) as a fuel strike or blockades could cause
massive and almost immediate...ie within days...problems with food supply. I can't imagine how bad it would get if the supermarkets suddenly run out
of food, and all the other stuff we think we can't live without. Almost no-one is going to be prepared for this eventuality, and it will cause panic,
on a large scale. Please post if you have any information about future fuel supply problems...the protesters have given the Government till 3rd July
to reduce fuel tax...that's next Thursday. Then what? More blockades? They're threatening to empty supermarket shelves within days, by stopping
deliveries. Some websites I visited actually claimed that the protest info was being suppressed to minimise support for the hauliers. It wouldn't
surprise me at all.
We also have regular power cuts here in the winter, or get snowed in, which is wonderful, if the preparation has been done. I often wonder what we
would do if we had to go without power for days or weeks...how would we cook, store food, feed the dog, wash clothes...I have a list of
what-would-i-do's that's a mile long that I'm looking for answers to. Gorwing our own food has to be a priority, and I'm so glad that we made the
move a couple of years ago to a place in the sticks with it's own water supply and a huge garden. Our garden too had been left for years, so we've
only just started planting potatoes this year, and next year much more is planned. I found a fabuous mail order supplier of heirloom seeds...the
non-hybrid kind...and will dig out the link for you all when I have a minute.
Meanwhile, till the crops grow, I've started stockpiling..and filling the freezer, and the back up freezer. I also want to find out about indoor
crops that can be grown year round like mushrooms, and some salad leaves. We have long dark winters here...!
Communications...this is a nightmare without internet or phones...what works best? CB radios? I dunno....
First Aid...another biggie...and herbalism, (which I'm studying now for a diploma.) Where would I start with that? I'm not at all medical.
I just remembered...there is a fabulous source of emergency lighting called sun jars..leave them in sunlight to charge up and the glow in the
dark...no power required, but you have to remember to leave them outside during the day...again, I will dig out the link...
Back soon...thank you guys!
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