WolfDen: It's alright. I only lasted 4 days. Cheers.
Oct 6, 2019 13:25:36 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - back after five days away with work.
Oct 7, 2019 19:44:54 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Sober October??? I'm doing a Bender till December
Oct 7, 2019 19:45:27 GMT 10
WolfDen: Yeah looking forward to Get Wrecked December!
Oct 7, 2019 20:53:06 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, things heating up in Syria/Turkey. And bird flu just off our shores in Timor Leste! Interesting days.
Oct 8, 2019 10:14:37 GMT 10
blueshoes: oooh i missed the bird flu in Timor Leste memo
Oct 9, 2019 13:57:05 GMT 10
blueshoes: Hey y'all! i'm a bit jealous of horses and the beach Spinifex
Oct 9, 2019 13:57:27 GMT 10
blueshoes: I was wondering, my EDC is probably just a typical mum-handbag but it's moderately extensive. Should i unpack my EDC - it's a backpack! - and list off what's in it? It's my go-to for being ready for anything but it hasn't got much classic 'prepper' gear
Oct 9, 2019 13:58:54 GMT 10
howler: sounds good, ive been wondering what to put in a couple of bags i want to make
Oct 9, 2019 18:11:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: blueshoes-pack what you will need-your needs will be different to mine, and most other preppers-and, yes, would be curious what you carry.
Oct 9, 2019 18:27:03 GMT 10
teflon: Hi Everyone, I have just signed up - looking forward to being a member and participating.
Oct 10, 2019 22:40:03 GMT 10
WolfDen: Welcome teflon
Oct 11, 2019 7:35:08 GMT 10
The article is based on work, by a guy that has a YT channel called ice age farmer, that I watch from time to time. There is massive global crop failure and swine flu etc.. And global economy is in failure.
Post by twooldblueshoes on Jul 2, 2019 11:15:05 GMT 10
Oh man. Aaaand on that note, I need to simultaneously convince my talkative 8yo that I don't have a big stash of anything while simultaneously re-stashing the long term stuff and hiding it. Thankyou for the heads up, those numbers do not look good
-- Not a lawyer nor a doctor, keep yer salt shaker handy
i think something we should consider is to start growing some basics on our own. I am testing simple hydroponics set ups (6 and 24 pod rigs) for kang kong and some other veges. I am trying out tomatoes again because the recent rains here killed the fledgling tomato plan. must remember to keep the plants that can't take the rain into the house.
Even for those of us who live in an apartment, we _can_ grow some food
The third world will starve first. All those poor illiterates who regularly chant Death to the West. I won't be making any donations to famine relief or losing any sleep over it.
Not really, because the goody tooshoos bleeding hearts will jump up and down enough here to force the government to force farmers to give X amount of their produce to said charity to send to third world countries leaving us with even less, meanwhile destroying prime farm land in favour of UN boot licking to build massive wind and solar farms
By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. -- Ben Franklin
Smart luck is when you work your arse off, so when the opportunity presents itself, you don't have to pray for dumb luck.
And meanwhile, all we ever hear about is the left banging on about "man-made climate change", whilst conveniently ignoring the role of the sun as the predominant driver of climate on this planet. Because you can tax "carbon polluters" but you can't tax the sun...
Our friends at the ATO have already been taxing the sun.
Those with solar and connected to the grid ... you have paid tax on collecting sunlight or had it added to your annual taxable income. Those who have failed to declare their 'income' from solar generation have probably also committed a tax evasion offence and will at some point be asked to pay the missing amount plus 'interest'. I heard on the radio one old couple who lost their pension because 'income' earned by having grid connected solar put them over the income threshold for qualifying.
If you round up and deport the cheap illegal workforce that sustains the industry ... the vegies don't pick and pack themselves and the legit workers they get replaced with don't do it at the same cost.
Environmental laws in California are making things very hard for horticulture industry as well.
Eating only one meal a day or restricting all food intake to a one hour window each day is hugely beneficial to your health. It's actually easy once you break out of the three or more meals a day paradigm. Focussing on quality over quantity is also highly recommended and you can save heaps over conventional food shopping habits.
You need to be totally blind not to see the spiralling food costs particularly in the higher quality categories such as red meat and fresh veg. Most junk food categories already highly price inflated are being heavily slashed as demand dries up due to lack of discretionary spending power.
Our region is currently nice and green; having had a much wetter than average May to start this years seeding program and jump-start pasture growth. However appearances are deceptive.
It was so dry from last spring through to May that the subsoils beneath the green surface are worryingly dry. June and July rain has been below average. If we have another dry spring this year, or if we get a day or two of very high, very warm wind, (both of which have become quite a frequent occurrence) grain yields will be well down. Less grain means means higher grain prices and by extension higher meat prices.
"Australia's construction slump is taking its toll on the major companies in the industry with one of the nation's largest developers, Ralan Group, forced into voluntary administration, according to ABC Australia. The developer has frozen billions in apartment projects, and has debts of about $500 million to its creditors.
Cement manufacturers, like Adelaide Brighton, have also felt the pain. Adelaide Brighton recently suspended its interim dividend after downgrading its profit forecast, sending its shares down 18.3% in recent trading. Similar Australian companies like Boral and CSR also saw their stocks plunge 7.8% and 6.1%, respectively, as a result. This happened one day after building approvals plunged 25.6%.
Ralan Group's administrators, Grant Thornton, said that the company has a "development pipeline of over 3,000 residential units which are in the construction or pre-sale stage as well as operating accommodation assets comprising over 600 rooms"."
Says it won’t be long before we’re all feeling the effects - expectation that next summer prices for stone fruit, tomatoes, etc will rise.
I just drove down to home from Central QLD. Could not believe how dry it was - then as we drove past all the cotton fields and irrigation, it started to dawn on me that maybe this is a small reason there are not much water flows coming down south. Crossing the darling River at Wilcannia, well, it wasn't a river, just a few stagnant water holes - Coonabarabran, no water flow through their river.
Once we got into SA, especially around Peterborough, the green stuff started to appear from the ground, and yes, after 5 weeks away, home is nice and wet and green, but, home isn't the man food basket for Oz, so it's a bit of a worry.
I'm with you Frosty-more food to be purchased. It can't hurt!
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2019 12:49:58 GMT 10 by SA Hunter
I've just cleaned a third 200l drum that I used to store horse feed in. I'll progressively store another 100kg of rice in it, in 2kg packs that have done a 5 day tour of duty in my freezer.
Looking to buy a hand mill soon as well, so will start storing suitable grain in smaller 60l containers.
Food is currently cheap and readily available, so now is the time to stock up.
The retreat is looking dry but the river is still flowing. Still a fair amount of water in it. No upstream irrigators to worry about. 8 steers without tags are hanging around. Maybe a neighbour cut them loose to eat my grass for a while. That's a gamble, seeing as I have a butcher coming to stay there for a week soon.
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2019 13:04:50 GMT 10 by frostbite