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  • Sat, Jun 22, 2013 - 12:47am


    Jason Wiskerchen

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    Things I will miss the most

In a collapse scenario or just following our current trend of a slow decline in our quality of life, what are the things that you cherish the most and would rather not live without? What are those irreplaceable items/conveniences that would make living really really hard if you did not have them? And what are you doing to ensure you and your future generations have those items?

For me the top item is refrigeration. With refrigeration, food security becomes a whole lot easier to manage.  Actions I am taking to ensure I have refrigeration in the long term are working on building a biogas digester to power a propane refrigerator and also exploring the construction of a solar ice maker and ice house made from 100% locally sourced materials.  (locally milled lumber, animal fiber insulation, construction knowledge). 

What will you miss the most if/when we get knocked down to a pre-iphone way of life?

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  • Sat, Aug 03, 2013 - 06:02pm



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    Tough Question

What will I miss? Lots

To be honest, I will miss TV.

I am a documentary junky

I am not ashamed to say that I will miss Sponge Bob too. Mainly because they have been many a good memory sitting with my kids on my lap watching an episode before their bedtime. We would talk about who was doing what and it was so sweet to hear their thoughts.

My kids are grown now and I hope one day to repeat this with grand children.  I bought a table top DVD burner and I have recorded at least a thousand DVD’s of good shows that we all enjoy. I hope that I can watch them using a laptop of other small portable device that can be charged via solar.

Yes, I will miss coffee, good tobacco and alike. But most of all, I hope that I will be able to surprise any grandchildren I may have with an occasional treat. I can remember the joy in my kids face when they saw their birthday cake or we made cookies and surprised them with a plate to share.  Oh, truly that is the frosting on my cake called LIFE. Surviving is one thing, living is another. Without children, I think life would be empty. They give me the purpose and strength to carry on. The potential troubles this world will be facing are almost too hard to bear. It is the hope for my children and their children that gives me the resolve to fight the fight, to keep the faith. 

In our food stash we have included cocoa and other treats. I hope that these will allow me the opportunity to suprise my grandchildren with an occational surprise treat to brighten up thier day and create memories.

These are not the only things I will miss but it is the first that comes to mind.

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