posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 08:57 PM
Wow Robo I take my hat off to you Sir,
Such a life change could not have been easy and I can fully appreciate all of your reasons for taking such a dramatic step.
I'm a very long time Lurker to ATS but I Have at last decided to post in reply to such an amazing feat of forward thinking!
Sitting here in the middle of the UK I could only dream of being where you are and the fact that you are enjoying your life so much is a testament to
your courage and open mindedness.
Who knows what will happen in the near or distant future but with so many events apparently converging and accumulating together right now, I would
certainly rather be where you are.
Even if the Poles don't shift, nor does a fatal catastrophe befall mankind, we face so many other near certain events that could well cause chaos and
starvation to even well developed countries.
With the very real decimation of global foodstocks due to natural disasters, there could well be periods of great public discontent ahead with food
shortages the likes of which we have never before seen or experienced.
It is happening as we speak in many countries and the cost of food is rising to record levels as governments try to stockpile.
Should 2011 also suffer from continued crop devastation then we could all be in trouble no matter where we live and a breakdown in society could
Perhaps this is one reason for so many government contingency plans?....Who knows.
One thing is for sure though, I would rather be up there sharing a home brewed beer with you than trying to defend my kitchen cupboards from armed
I think what you have done is amazing and perhaps we could all benefit from some time out and a return to nature and self sufficiency. I would
estimate that perhaps 95%+ of my city Birmingham wouldn't have a clue of how to live from the land but you my friend have a massive head start....So
seek and enjoy!