Originally Posted by stretchmark
Where I live, there are tons of off-the-griders and back-to-the-landers so there is always talk of the economy crashing, which I happen to think is going to happen soon.
Since I don't have an official contract on my land yet there isn't much in the way of prepping garden beds and getting animals right now. I am buying canning jars, learning to can, buying large bags of dry beans and rice, etc. I will also be buying things like supplements and seeds.
I don't necessarily think that everything is going to go haywire to an extreme very soon but do think the cost of everything that has to be trucked in is going way up. Gas here is 3.19.
Are you doing anything different?
For what it might be of worth my friend, you are right on about the coming crash of our economical system...and that it's "Not" going to be the end of the world... Though I'm aware that some tries to use a crystal ball..others may use the woolie worm..:-}
However, technically speaking, the measuring of cycles and a traders basket of other software & tech. tools, does provide a pretty clear cut depression era to develop beginning in Sept. 2012 and worsening into Nov. 2016.
Within this time frame, there are a total of 9 very long term cycles due to combine together into a bottoming cluster.
This has been researches with compiling software designed for back-testing similar pattern clusters to try to gain an insight into a similar economical & social impact, however, the results of such back-testing,[going back 2000 years] failed to find anything similar to this concentrated cluster of 9 economic cycles, all hitting together into such a "short period" of less than 4 yrs. of each other..
There was, however, found a few minor periods of time, whereas 3 and as many of 4 of these long term cycles clustered closely together in our past world history, but the devasting impact then, not only showed hard time years that followed, but showed great social/civil unrest that was so great that I frown to write into all the details of these past reflective periods. [The attempt of genicide in Calcutta was one such time period.]
To answer your question, concerning what we are doing to "prepare"; is building everything into place secluded from the social impacts, but "waiting" until the winter/spring of 2012 to stock up "fresh provisions".
[Normally, it takes approx. 4 years for an average couple to get a new homestead built into place and settled..and we have allowed for this too.]
This coming spring we will be structuring a years around greenhouse to primarily grow a continued supply of Wheat Grass. [hard winter wheat berries]
Wheat grass takes up so much less area to store/grow; matures within 2 wks. for rotation of bed-flats, and contains 104 mirerals & vitamins for our daily suppliment needs for food..[and is extermely energizing to the body] The one vitamin "bata-caritine" that it does not have can be obtained from carrots. Thus food-wise, it's not the wide variety of foods necessary, but the foods "contents" for the energy of the body that is needed. [apart from fiber etc. too] Just some food for thought. :-}
As for gas storage.. With respect to your provisioning plans: Our current powered engines will be going through major changes, as the trend into the future with current developements will be introducing new "Energies" into this world.
Think of Hydra-fuels from water, to run motors, heat homes etc..
Though for short term use..gas storage at the right time would be wise..or you can also go buy some simple parts to convert your motors over to run on hydrogen vapors from water. [requires a 12 volt wave resonator to seperate the H from the O viva vibration, and then the small tank storage to capture the H-vapors.
The coming introductions to what has been available for the benifits of mankind, has been around for a very long time, and likely to shake the very corner stones of our worlds conceptions; also likely to play a roll into the above cyclic times above mentioned.
[ The world cries for the Truth, and is ripe for the discovery of our next era into "Energies", both universal transformational/transmigrational and others for material use.]
The coming transformations should send many to the hurricane shelter until the storms blows over, but not to worry..~it's like the farmers say: "The burning of fields brings a better life crop".
There is truly a New World coming though...:-}
Just as an added note here: We have enough secluded mountain property here in Montana to share the land, cost~free, with additional couples-only as "community neighbors"., The property is too remote for school services, yet close enough to town for work needs. [if interested message us here.]