SA Hunter: We had a light drizzle, but it's cold and windy now.
Nov 6, 2019 19:51:36 GMT 10
thereth: Hey lads, can i make a suggestion to assist with the ongoing costs of the server? Maybe create some affiliate links with places like Amazon and maybe a reputable VPN company, so we can use the links here and Ausprep could get a few $$ here and there...
Nov 9, 2019 13:24:57 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi reth, could you send a pm to Ausprep about this?
Nov 9, 2019 19:38:59 GMT 10
Peter: thereth - I mentioned this a while back, but there were implications as to tax, etc. unless a legal entity was created for the forum on its own. I'll try to remember to speak with someone I know who works in this field...
Nov 10, 2019 13:36:13 GMT 10
Chloe: My university is closed tomorrow due to catastrophic fire risks, also exams all canceled for me because of it. Got a catastrophic warning for tomorrow and requiring me to pack a bag and leave the house. Couldn’t imagine the panic on a large scale.
Nov 11, 2019 13:16:59 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Yeah, pretty grim where the fires are - our thoughts & prayers are with all involved.
Nov 11, 2019 16:37:57 GMT 10
spinifex: We now have a bad fire just west of Lincoln. Have already trucked our horses out 50km to get them well out of the way and our fire preps have been finalised. 60km Wind is expected to push it north towards our area later this evening.
Nov 11, 2019 17:43:48 GMT 10
spinifex: The aircraft are doing a tremendous job under very tricky flying conditions.
Nov 11, 2019 17:44:41 GMT 10
Chloe: All the burnt leaves and the strong yellow colouring of the outdoors has been strange, a very eerie feeling. Sending my thoughts out to everyone effected. I couldn’t have windows open due to the smoke around today, was bad enough
Nov 12, 2019 23:05:58 GMT 10
spinifex: We have another Catastrophic fire day looming on wednesday. 43 degrees and high winds. And it isn't even summer yet.
Nov 18, 2019 17:35:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - still away, expecting 43c & windy too. Looks ominous!
Nov 18, 2019 19:05:02 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hit 45c at home, 80kph winds. And of course, to keep electricity supplied to the big city Adelaide, our power was turned off till catastrophic conditions ease!!
Nov 20, 2019 15:49:19 GMT 10
spinifex: Interesting that the Adelaide Hills, also with catastrophic conditions, and many more large trees in close proximity to power lines, has had the power ON all day. I think calling our regions power cut a 'safety measure' is BS.
Nov 20, 2019 18:11:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Had the genset running all day keeping power up to computers, phones, fans and fridges. Spent the late afternoon at the beach ... which was very refreshing.
Nov 20, 2019 18:14:13 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Got my genset ready to go - but, can't find the key-turned the house upside down-nothing-grrrr.
Nov 26, 2019 15:40:35 GMT 10
blueshoes: G'day everyone, how are we all going? In Gippsland, it's "Summer" - 2nd December, 8 degrees and pouring rain...
Dec 2, 2019 16:19:56 GMT 10
blueshoes: SAH did you find your keys?
Dec 2, 2019 16:20:08 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi blueshoes - no luck!!
Dec 2, 2019 21:02:25 GMT 10
Post by quietprepper on Nov 30, 2019 16:50:59 GMT 10
So apparently we are going to be experiencing a mini ice age from 2020-2070 approx. I been following this EOTWAWKI scenario since 2016. Who else thinks it’s likely? What are you all doing to prep for extreme cold and unrest. How do you think AUS will go, what will we experience?
The geologic record shows that across most of Oz 'globally colder' results in much less rain and much more wind. (Interestingly, that seems like where we are at the moment.) The dune fields in the central deserts become much more mobile. (Which is also how it is beginning to look at the moment.)
Not EOTWAWKI, but it could make farming even riskier and water restrictions in urban areas the new normal.
I remember reading an encyclopaedia or trivia book some time ago talking about how the last ice age occured over a matter of decades not centuries (like 80 years??). Can't see any reference to support that 'fact' with a super quick google search nor remember the name of the book I read some 20 odd years ago but would be interested if anyone comes up with anything similar. Reading that was rather sobering and occasionally I think about 'what if'. Don't actively plan for it but when I am saving seeds I often think of how alot of seeds are localised to area and what if climate changes suddenly and all we we have is stuff for opposite climate in the short and long term? Hard to plan for without having proper storage for a seedbank as seeds have a limited time for being viable but it's probably good practice to challenge what your zone is for growing plants to some degree as this can help mitigate the risk of more minor seasonal weather pattern changes and have something you can harvest. Even if it's free cuttings or a cheapy packet of seeds. At the very least you can diversify your harvest crops and localise some seeds to your area that might not normally grow there. Not a solution for ice age but it's been a wacky year in the garden.