reply to post by Codazzle
I completely agree.
It's better to barter the things you have in abundance, for the things you desire.
At worst you could sell at market.
I've created a price calculation system to insure fair trade.
root(productWeight^vibden,desiredVibden) = desiredWeight
vibden 1 = rocks
vibden 2 = plants mushrooms and lower animals
vibden 3 = fabrics, tools, man made things
Also to insure that you have plentiful abundance of food with minimal effort, grow a seedball forest garden.
seedball 1 part seed, 3 part compost, 5 part clay, enough water to make it doughy.
first mix seed and compost,
then mix in clay and water,
roll into balls and let dry.
then throw them where they will grow well.
wait for harvest.
Remember Codex be implementing after December 31st, which will irradiate food, so getting import food from the store will be pointless, as it will
lack nutrients (even if organic), though may retain some calories.
The Royal Family doesn't want us to continues living, they want the majority of us dead.
If you don't the cities are turning into concentration camps -- already having concentrated populaces.
Grow your own seedball forest garden on some free land, learn to thrive in the wilderness.
Seedball forest garden also more discrete and well hidden, (no plowing)
When you make a home, make it blend in with the scenery,
in case some of the royal military come by to try to evict forest dwellers,
they would have to find you first.
Remember to have two exits in every building, one casual, one emergency.
Have backup homes with food that stores well,
many eggs in many baskets.
Remember that many trees have edible inner bark -- though it should be cooked before eating. Food be plentiful in the forest.
If you want to travel around the world then get or build a wooden sail boat!
Me and my beloved plan to move to the West Coast Temperate Rainforest.
In about 3 and a half years, we'll be there.
Right now, studying skills to thrive in the wild.
Already have started a forest garden (on some nearby freeland),
and learned basic pottery (made spoon, bowl, tablet and fired in camp fire),
made cardboard boat.
So a basic summary of skills to have to thrive in the wilderness:
plant identification or trapping or fishing,
pottery making, (for cookware, cutlery, storage and refrigeration)
fabric making, (weaving with loom)
paper making, (can use clay tablets for long term storage) I've made a phonetic cuneiform for easier inscription,
transportation making (boatbuilding, horseriding, cart making)
radio making (long distance communication),
I've practiced most of these skills,
only ones I haven't practiced yet be masonry, metallurgy, and steam bending of wood (for boatbuilding or wheel making)
but I know the basic principles and watched quite a few tutorial videos.
I'm still in the city, since I'm learning all the skills required and stocking up on useful books, seeds, and even some tools.
[edit on 14-9-2009 by lowki]