What is your Strategy for Dealing with Post Peak Oil?

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  • Fri, May 27, 2011 - 11:53pm

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    PastTense

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    What is your Strategy for Dealing with Post Peak Oil?

Chris has posted the following article, but in the comment section virtually no one is stating exactly what they are doing to deal with this.

Anyone? (I am mostly paralyzed with indecision).

https://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/past-peak-oil-why-time-now-short/58360?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChrisMartensonBlogs+%28Chris+Martenson+Blogs%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

  • Sat, May 28, 2011 - 09:08pm

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    PastTense: To write what

PastTense: 

To write what exactly I am doing with the information in that article would take hours of laptop time and pages of contribution.  If you are preparing for a past peak oil scenerio urgently and comprehensively, then you dont have time to sit around and chat about it either electronically or socially. 

I think this statement is really at the heart of your question:  “(I am mostly paralyzed with indecision)”

You need to do something – anything.   If you want to know what to do then take the self assessment to determine your weakest areas, read the “What Should I Do” guide to strengthen those areas, read the “What Should I Do” series to get more ideas and get out of your comfort zone and do something – anything.

 The cure for anger, depression, anxiety, fear, indecision and paralysis by analysis is ACTION.  Even little actions will get you further ahead than the rest of herd so you will have options to be comfortable.

 

 

 

 

  • Sun, May 29, 2011 - 12:12am

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    Second

What Mooselick said.

Travlin 

 

  • Sun, May 29, 2011 - 12:06pm

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    robie robinson

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    converting row crop land to

converting row crop land to pasture

 

robie

  • Sun, May 29, 2011 - 02:35pm

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    So why are you converting

So why are you converting row crop land to pasture, instead of  crop rotation, low-tillage, using manure for fertilizer… to reduce petroleum inputs?

  • Sun, May 29, 2011 - 10:35pm

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    Let me help you out,

Let me help you out, Robie….

Because seeding, tillage (even low tillage) and spreading manure on a large scale takes significantly more petrol inputs than converting to pasture. 

When you convert to pasture, the land is manured, seeded, weeded and rotated by grazing animals rather than machines.

 

  • Sun, May 29, 2011 - 10:52pm

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    I intend to cry and then

I intend to cry and then sleep and then cry some more.

Then go all Jerimiah Johnson

  • Mon, May 30, 2011 - 03:00am

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    Im with you, Johnny O. 

Im with you, Johnny O.  except I was thinking of goin all Josey Wales instead…





 

 

 

  • Tue, May 31, 2011 - 02:08am

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    Nate

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    PastTense wrote:Chris has

[quote=PastTense]

Chris has posted the following article, but in the comment section virtually no one is stating exactly what they are doing to deal with this.

Anyone? (I am mostly paralyzed with indecision).

[/quote]

I read PastTense’s question different.  Many preps on this site deal with the 2 week to 2 year time period after times become very difficult.  With enough food and drink secured for a long time, ample precious metals like gold, silver and lead, key farming materials like ammonium nitrate and diesel (just kidding), what”s next?  My preps are now focused on sustainable businesses beyond the public post-PO realization.  This is what I struggle with.  This becomes very personal – where you live, what is needed by others, skill set, etc. 

After completing “What I should do,” then “What should I do?”  Opportunities are seldom labeled but will present themselves.  Plugging into the CM braintrust will help each of us carve out a future consistent with our individual situations.

Nate

  • Tue, May 31, 2011 - 03:59pm

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    robie robinson

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    Mooselick, you

Mooselick, you understand.

PastTense, I’m retiring and opening gates and moving electric are much less risky than the commodity row crops. It uses WAY less dino fuel, to farm grass/mycorhizae than GMO anything. a big garden or two, fruit trees we est. 20yrs ago, 150mamacows, 50ewes,12goats,inumerable chickens.several ponds with native fish. 

robie, retiring at 51yrs(farming for a living actually,not seeing pts) 

Nate, there are no believers in my immediate sphere of influence. My partner and i have for 20+ years been considered a bit odd, so was Noah 

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