Join Us This Sunday, Jan.27th at 2:30PM at Lefty O'Doul's, San Francisco

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By kelvinator on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 - 12:03am

Come join us for a get togther of San Francisco - North Bay Resilence members of Peak Prosperity & friends this Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30PM at Lefty O'Doul's.  Lefty's is an old time pub/restaurant on Geary St. just off of Union Square in San Francisco.  

Here's it's website, which includes a map:   http://www.leftyodouls.biz

Get together to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with others from the San Francisco Bay Area talking about what's going on in the world these days and sharing ideas and info on preparing for the big changes that seem to be coming our way.   A couple of us will be sharing handouts and experiences on doing Food Storage, Solar PV and Aquaponics systems, and talking about the sometimes challenging experiences getting those rolling, (eg unfortunately, my aquaponics fish have suffered their own mass die off - 75% lost - and the remaining crew of survivalist fishies only just stabilized a week ago).  Of course, we're interested to hear everyone's experiences, projects, and/or interests and thoughts about the global predicament.

Those who are not signed up as members of the San Francisco - North Bay Resilience group are welcome as well.    If you have any questions, call Miles at (415) 879-1285, or email Kelly at [email protected].  If you can, be in touch let us know you're coming if we haven't heard from you already, so we know who do expect.   However, if you just want to show up at the last minute, that's fine, too.   

We're looking forward to seeing you and getting together!

Kelly

(kelvinator)

Event Details
Date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Cost: 

$0

Notes: 

The 5PM end time shown is arbitrary (required by the event posting software).   The meeting will last as long as people want to stay and talk...

Contact Information
Name: 
Kelly (by email) or Miles (by phone)
Phone: 
(415) 879-1285

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I'm in the Sebastopol group

I'm in the Sebastopol group and would like to meet the SF crew. I work in Petaluma, so it would not be too hard for me to come to Novato or possibly San Rafael after work on a weekday. Or if you could come as far as Petaluma, maybe more Sebastopolians might be able to make it. Just a thought! :)

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Come on Down, Kevin!

We'll update the info on this meeting as it gets closer & hopefully see you there.   Also, you can let us know what the Sebastopolians are doing these days as well...Kelly

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Jefferson Starship/Quicksilver Messager Service

A friend of mine told me that what's left of Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service (plus new blood, naturally) are playing the next few days & weekend in ye olde San Francisco - some rockin' good bands that provided a prescient warm-up soundtrack for the Peak Prosperity world we're looking at.  I'm going to see if they've got any mojo left on Thursday.   Anyone interested ought to check out discounts on Goldstar - it doesn't cost too much.  

http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/music/2013/01/jefferson-starship...

Anyone remember Pride of Man?:

"Turn around,
Go back down,
Back the way you came,
Can't you see that flash of fire ten times brighter than the day?
And behold a mighty city broken in the dust again,
Oh God, Pride of Man, broken in the dust again."
...

And of course, Jefferson Starship's "Miracles" would be a good tune for anyone who likes to imagine the next 20 years should just be a joyride ;-)

 

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Reminder: San Francisco - North Bay Resilience Meeting Today

Hi All-

Just a quick reminder we're getting together at Lefty O'Doul's on Geary near Union Square this afternoon, (Sunday, Jan.27th),  at 2:30PM.   Come join us if you'd like to hang out, share ideas and information, and talk about the big changes underway in the world and how we might best prepare for them.

Hope to see you there!

Kelly

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Enjoyed Meeting Everyone

It was fun meeting with the folks that came last week at our first meeting at Lefty's, talking about where we all are in our thoughts and plans preparing for potential changes underway.  There were five of us, and I realized that we should have had more info than Miles cell # to make it easier to spot us & hook up there - will next time.  I got a bunch of good info on food prep, etc.

If anyone's interested, maybe we can set up a time to come over to our house to check out our aquaponics system once it is done and the ecology is settled in - it doesn't necessarily cost that much to build a basic system to start cranking out some food.   Finally, all the good bacteria have shown up out of the wider world into our setup on schedule, within 4-6 weeks  - the fish waste ammonia (toxic to fish that caused part of the initial die off) is now being constantly converted to nitrites by the nitrosomonas bacteria, so there's zero measurable ammonia in system water according to my test kit.  It's a little strange to be overjoyed by a test tube color that was baby blue every day for weeks suddenly turning purple one morning, but that's what happened afew days ago.

The surviving fish seem really happy now, and zip around when they feel like it with great appetites - very cute and but understandably cautious after, unfortunately, seeing so many of their buddies be carried out fins first.  Since they're koi, they won't end up on a dinner plate, (unless things really go south surprisingly fast ;-).  We'll likely keep them or sell some as decorative fish for ponds if they get over-crowded .

Once the ecology is going, plants thrive on the nitrates in a big way and filter and clean the water, which is cycled back to the fish.  Typically, growth is lush, and I understand you can grow greens like lettuce, basil, etc. in 5-6 week cycles.  We want to grow a bunch of kale, baby tomatoes, etc., since we eat a lot of salads.  We just put on a greenhouse frame hoping we can grow year round. 

I'd be really interested in hearing about what anyone else interested in the Peak Prosperity site in the Bay Area is thinking and/or doing regarding planning/prepping for the future...

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Hello everyone! Is there any

Hello everyone!

Is there any meeting scheduled soon ?

I have been reading about peak oil and economy collapse for a while and i'd love to exchange idea about it.

I am glad i found this website!

 

rafi - sf

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Welcome to the Crew, Rafi!

We don't have a meeting scheduled right now, but I'd like to see if there's interest in getting together for a weekend happy hour meeting or something in the next few weeks.   You'll get the updates - & let us know if there are particular subjects or projects you're interested in.

Hopefully, we'll see you soon!

'Kelly

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Resilence get-together

Hi, Kelly - This is Bob in Mill Valley CA. I'd be interested in something like a weekend afternoon get together somewhere in the Bay Area this Spring. My main interest is in my helping to provide education about Peak Oil, but I'm completely open to other topics also. There is much to do!  Best Regards.

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Hi Bob!

That sounds fine to me.   We're right next door in Larkspur.   Let's see what we can get organized in the next few weeks.   I'm very much into the peak oil/peak energy story and would be interested to trade thoughts and find out your views on it.

Kelly

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