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  • Wed, Jun 06, 2012 - 02:55pm

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    SagerXX

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    JAG & SW

 Thanks everyone for your comments and support.  To JAG’s & Safewrite’s comments:  the turmoil in our relationship is separate from the lifestyle changes I am making.  They brought a lot of issues to the fore (which otherwise might have continued to merely simmer) but they’re not the cause.

We both agree that this should not hurt our business.  Our work skeds are such that we are never at the studio at the same time.  We are actually moving the biz across the street to new digs at the end of the month and cutting our rent cost nearly in half.  So we will get to prosper a bit more financially and together or apart we are looking forward to that.

Agaain, thanks all, and have a good thought for us as we move forward.

Viva — Sager

  • Wed, Jun 06, 2012 - 05:59pm

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    Hi Sager.  As you 

Hi Sager.  As you  revealed to us your new situation a few days ago, I, like others here, felt as bit saddened that something as important as your marraige was in jeopardy- possibly due to prep issues.  I pondered a proper response without finding one.  But it seems that things for you are actually moving forward and that is not always in the direction we planned.  Thanks for sharing and trusting us with you issues that may have a bearing on others here on CM.  You are a unique member here, and your posts are always valuable.  You both have my good thoughts!  Mahalo Nui Loa, Aloha, Steve.

  • Wed, Jun 06, 2012 - 09:58pm

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    dingalls

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    community

Last week and weekend we had a friend visiting from out of town, with her child.  She is suffering with moderate/advanced early onset Alzheimer’s, although neither she nor her husband publicly acknowledge this, so there were no preparations for her condition made.  My family and I had to in essence drop what we had planned, and in general integrate their care (she was without her husband) into our life while they were here.  It was not easy to do, but once we saw that it needed to happen, we made corresponding attitude adjustments. This is not a “neighbor” but someone who is part of our extended community, like family.  This site has really helped me understand that cultivating generousity is one of those “preps” that is essential, and going to be more so in the coming time.  therefore, I try to look at these opportunities as prep work as much as storing food and water.  

And boy am I grateful for health.  WHoooo wheeee.

  • Thu, Jun 07, 2012 - 01:52am

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    Full Moon

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    I swear

 I swear y’all   , Community  IS the most important prep we can make .  It IS ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE !!!        Today my #1 son was in a motorcycle accident  and I was called by friends before the ambulance was even called I was able to meet it at the Hospital .    While there the nurses gave hugs and asked  how my daddy was doing .       We got to bring him home with  just bandages and shaken up    praise God !

  FM

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  • Thu, Jun 07, 2012 - 10:44am

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    FM, I am so glad for you,

FM, I am so glad for you, that your son was not seriously injured in the motorcycle accident!!  That’s great news!  And TG that you do have such a close knit community of people (family, friends and neighbors) watching out for each other!    

  • Thu, Jun 07, 2012 - 11:30pm

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    Full Moon

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    LOL

   

Thanks Pinecarr

    LOL  when I went in to the bank this morning  they ask about the son as  well  because they had heard it on the scanner .      I said  LOL  no secrets here  and  She said :  Take the good with the bad .  

 

    You do not get away with a thing in  Small  communities .  But really  keeps ya on the straight and narrow .

  • Fri, Jun 08, 2012 - 03:08am

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    ao

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    accountability is the key

Full Moon wrote:

   

Thanks Pinecarr

    LOL  when I went in to the bank this morning  they ask about the son as  well  because they had heard it on the scanner .      I said  LOL  no secrets here  and  She said :  Take the good with the bad .  

 

    You do not get away with a thing in  Small  communities .  But really  keeps ya on the straight and narrow .

Small community accountability definitely improves behavior.  We see the same thing in our area.

  • Tue, Oct 23, 2012 - 02:17pm

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    SHTF Survival

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    Community will be the answer

I’ve been a huge believer in the need for community when the SHTF.  Defending what you have, having extra sets of hands, and weathering illness are just a few reasons why it makes sense.  

The pros certainly outweigh the cons in my mind, though many disagree.  I’ve already started to discuss with my neighbors at a very high level. I do have a few potential community members in mind (based on their reaction). 

Below I’ve linked to a comprehensive write up of 10 Reasons Why Building a Community is Key. 

http://www.thehomeforsurvival.com/2012/09/28/community-surviving-disaster/

 

  • Tue, Oct 22, 2013 - 03:22am

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    Nervous Nelly

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    Developing a Sustainable Community:Simon Michaux

A PP Member Luc sent this seminar to me. I couldn't resist posting it after viewing it twice.  He's an ex mining engineer that has analyzed the whole collapse like Chris & Adam with the three E's but has focused on developing sustainable communities starting with the individual household then the immediate community….etc.   If you don't know where to start he lays out flow charts that can be used as a template for yourself and your community.   It's a gem.

Arthur he's your mate!!

NN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM_aBS1HlUk

 

  • Mon, Aug 31, 2015 - 05:19am

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    Dwig

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    Nicole Foss on community

 

Nicole Foss ("Stoneleigh" of the Automatic Earth) has a long article on the "solution space" for adapting to the emerging descent.  The last part of it is largely devoted to creating and maintaining sustainable, resilient communities.  She covers a lot of ground, with many good ideas.  At the foundation is the concept of a community as a network of trust:

However, community initiatives will have far greater impact than individual actions. The most effective paths will be those we choose to walk with others, as even in times when effective organizational scale is falling, it does not fall far enough to make acting individually the most adaptive strategy. Even in contractionary times, cooperation is not only possible, but vital. In the absence of lost institutional trust, it must occur within networks of genuine interpersonal trust, and these are of necessity small. Building such networks in advance of crisis is exceptionally important, as they are very much more difficult to construct after the fact, when we will be facing an unforgiving social atmosphere.

I hereby cast a strong vote for a podcast with her, on this subject.  Anyone want to add their vote?

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