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  • Sat, May 26, 2018 - 02:42am

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    robie robinson

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    MK1

i find it hard to believe so many “bright” folk dally in ideas such as …..

will finish getting up a few tons of solar powered hay tomorrow and cultivate the garden with the same solar powered tractors,”they run on grass”.

good read is “Grass, the forgiveness of nature.”

  • Sat, May 26, 2018 - 04:32am

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    MKI

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    Oh Let’s Do Be Silly

I have no doubt another big quake like the 1964 Alaska Earthquake would/will stifle everyone’s web surfing for a while.

I love watching this video of the 64 quake!

Amusing thread tho. No electricity, 99% of the things one uses the internet to fix are moot. Gas boiler? Car engine? Vitamix? Computer? Don’t need any more so would need zero books. Can fix simple mechanical things with eyes closed.

Everyone here is a romatic. I’ve lived many years without electricity and I can asure you the only thing that really matters is a hand-pump well and the very basics. Not a bad life, at that.

Until and if you can wrap your head around the integrated, systemic, non linear, exponential and biological nautre of our collective predicaments your optimistic counter points touting your belief in the power and inevitablity  of technological “progress” to remedy all things collapse  will remain as simplistic, faith based foolishness.

Got a wholesome chuckle out of this one! Being more prepared than 99% (at least) for whatever, I’ve never once been accused of “simplistic, faith based” optimism. But only here can I encounter irrationality to the point of asurdity in the other direction. Keep it coming…I read it out loud & wife & kids entertained, I’m supposed to be the worry-wart.

Regarding the dire predictions? Anyone here want to bet real money? I’m your man.

  • Sat, May 26, 2018 - 06:23am   (Reply to #42)

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    A dire prediction indeed

MKI wrote:

 

Until and if you can wrap your head around the integrated, systemic, non linear, exponential and biological nautre of our collective predicaments your optimistic counter points touting your belief in the power and inevitablity  of technological “progress” to remedy all things collapse  will remain as simplistic, faith based foolishness.

Got a wholesome chuckle out of this one! Being more prepared than 99% (at least) for whatever, I’ve never once been accused of “simplistic, faith based” optimism. But only here can I encounter irrationality to the point of asurdity in the other direction. Keep it coming…I read it out loud & wife & kids entertained, I’m supposed to be the worry-wart.

Regarding the dire predictions? Anyone here want to bet real money? I’m your man.

 

MKI

Glad you’re amused,  I get that you are not capable of systems thinking, but would hope that you were capable of understanding the context of the aforementioned critiques.  Your personal resilience is not a relevant rebuttal to arguments at hand. Though you invariably seem to retreat to your personal circumstance as if it somehow justifies your systemic and global predictions.

And yes you are constantly accused of simplistic faith based optimism or some variation of  ideological or self referential belief  just about everytime you come out from under the bridge and  post in this forum. 

You take strong positions that ignore the data and trends  but are apparently incapable of engaging in actual debate or defending those position on their merits.

I’ve got a dire prediction I will bet real money on.

I predict you will continue to make asinine comments here in this forum based on reductionist linear logic without ever questioning your own assumptions, or entertaining and or refuting counter arguments.

mm

 

  • Sat, May 26, 2018 - 01:47pm   (Reply to #11)

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    But they are so tasty.

If we weren’t supposed to eat animals, then why did God make them so delicious?

Rector

  • Sat, May 26, 2018 - 05:16pm   (Reply to #42)

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    Values

MKI wrote:

Amusing thread tho. No electricity, 99% of the things one uses the internet to fix are moot. Gas boiler? Car engine? Vitamix? Computer? Don’t need any more so would need zero books. Can fix simple mechanical things with eyes closed.

MKI,

Again, good for you! Not all of us here are as proficient at everything as you are (or claim to be.) Some of us find value in prepping for unexpected events. If you find no value in getting “how to” books because the internet and youtube will always be here, then don’t get them. That’s your choice.

To be honest, I find very little value in almost everything you write. I still read your comments with the hope that I’ll find a pearl once in a while.

Grover

  • Mon, May 28, 2018 - 03:24am

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    skunky

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    Book List

I agree with the recommendation on Joel Salatin’s books – pretty much any of his would be good. In addition, I recommend Gene Logsdon for intensive grazing on a small farm (All Flesh is Grass) and his Small Scale Grain Raising, recently back in print. Gene was eminently practical about gardening and farming; he practiced what he preached for over 70 years. Lynn R. Miller is the editor of the Small Farmer’s Journal – an excellent and useful magazine about what my grandchildren call the olden days (which they think occurred about five minutes ago!). He also wrote the classic Work Horse Handbook as well as several others about working with horses.

  • Sun, Jul 29, 2018 - 12:39pm

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    robie robinson

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    Lost Country Life

Dorothy Hartley

  • Sun, Jul 29, 2018 - 07:39pm

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    Uncletommy

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    Towards a history of needs

Ivan Illich. (Not easy to find). Good examination of our indusrtrialized, commodified, world

  • Tue, Jul 31, 2018 - 09:13pm   (Reply to #22)

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    Thank you for book title.

That book has alot of good reviews but I was considering skipping it because I had not seen it recommended.

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