What We Know

Most bloggers try pretty hard to keep their personal opinions to a certain level.

This is actually the “bar” by which all blogs are rated and read. If it’s too opinionated, it is read by a smaller segment of society.

This is also how the mainstream media and the majority of the alternative media operate too.

The more opinionated, the fewer the articles will appeal to.

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More Reasons To Not Be Concerned

Maybe I missed this elsewhere, but here is some really huge news: Greenland Ice Sheet Is Already Gone

The quick explanation: A 100% reduction in human emission today (globally), would still mean Greenland ice sheet will still disappear (we can’t save it no matter what now).

It is already likely that the entire Greenland ice sheet will melt as a consequence of the current human-induced climate change.

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Surviving the Horde

They were munching, marching, stumbling, crowding through everything — eating their way down to the last grain and morsels to be found. I couldn’t believe my eyes!

Death was arriving at my door, what was I to do? I’m afraid, very afraid, they’re going to find me, crunch my bones, eat my flesh, steal my food. I am dead… dead…

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B.O.B. – The Reality

Here are some rather important ‘revelations’ that the survivalist community should at least read:

When I run our SERE based classes (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape), I get people who last maybe two weeks, normally one.. I would put money on the fact that anyone who does the BOB challenge, would last only a few cold damp wet nights before they give up.

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Survivalist Challenge – Putting the Bullshit To The Test

I propose a “Survivalist Challenge” to prove the theory, concept and practical reality of what the survivalist movement calls “bugging out” to the wilderness.  Whatever the “shtf” scenario that requires / demands of you to leave your home and disappear off into the woods, abandoning everything you haven’t taken with you.

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Stealing Our Land – Making Homeless – The World At Risk

Here’s a video, from a former “child farmer” and how he and all the communities are being forced off their land:

Pretty damn sad that it has come to this.

Monoculture plantations have devastating consequences to the land.

The only “people” (a term I’m using very loosely here, they are actually monsters) that profit from these so-called “developments” are the new owners, who are in many cases, simply stealing the land out from underneath everyone else.

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Children Under Age 16 To Be Banned From Farming

Apparently, this is not a joke — the Obama Administration is seeking to pass a law that would ban all children from under the age of 16 from farm “chores”.

The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.

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The Fallacy of Bugging Out – Part II

Part II – The Fallacy of Bugging Out

If you haven’t read this already, please read The Fallacy of Bugging Out for important background information on this topic.

This is Part II, which expands on some of the assumptions and misconceptions on why bugging out is in nearly all cases, a very bad idea for the vast majority of people who might be considering this.

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The Fallacy Of Bugging Out

Many websites, blogs and forums have covered the topic of bugging out in excruciating detail, all under the assumption that this will be a necessary escape plan for many of us when the proverbial shit hits the fan.  This notion is predicated upon the belief that escape and evasion, necessary for your immediate survival will be a (likely) event that you must plan and prepare for now.

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Refrigeration Alternatives

Solutions to refrigeration when electricity is scarce
by Michael Hackleman

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/hackleman56.html

Refrigeration alternatives

I have gotten so caught up in the various ways of perfecting refrigeration that I have failed to realize that one of the best schemes is to reduce the need for it by pursuing alternatives. Anybody who uses a refrigerator seldom considers what mankind did before the refrigerator was developed. Some may remember cutting ice from lakes, storing it in well-insulated buildings, and the daily task of transferring small chunks to the icebox in the house. But let’s go back still further in time.

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DIY Wind Turbines

DIY Wind Turbines
http://www.velacreations.com/chispito.html

http://www.mangus.ro/pdf/Manual%20PMG.pdf (49 pages)

‘off-the-shelf’ models from UK
http://www.energyliberators.com/Products/1KWGridTie.php

NOTE
Be wary of modified sine wave inverters for electronic loads. They produce harmonics that can wreck havoc with computers and other microprocessors. Use a (pricey) true sinewave invereter for powering anything that has a microprocessor.

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The Problem with Industrial Civilization

http://solutions.synearth.net/2005/05/23

Quote:
The Problem with Industrial Civilization
Aric McBay

This booklet is an excerpt from a larger book project which is in the works, called In the Wake: A Collective Manual-in-Progress for Outliving Civilization. This project, and my writings and life in general, are based on the premise that industrial civilization is destroying the world and exploiting and murdering the inhabitants of the world. I believe that industrial civilization is not capable of doing anything else, whatever political party (or corporation, or American-installed military dictator) is “in charge”.

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The Mechanics Of Collapse

The Mechanics of Collapse
5th September 2005, by Jason Godesky

MUST READ IMO

excerpts
“Ultimately, every culture is a system for moving energy. There are two basic needs which all animal evolutionary strategies must ultimately serve: feeding and procreation, that is, the maintenance of life, and the propogation of life. Any human group would suffice to serve the needs of procreation, and the arbitrary sexual taboos and mating rituals which govern it are largely arbitrary. Therefore, cultures are needed for the much more difficult, and more frequently necessary, task of providing food. This is why cultural typologies have such strong correlations with subsistence strategy–why it is that how you get your food determines so much else about your culture. Locality, gender status, religion, art, philosophy, music, science, math–all play their role in the constant need to acquire food.”

“This suggests a much more general, much more useful definition of civilization than any I have yet encountered: a civilization is a society which adopts increasing complexity as a general strategy.

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Myths of Food Production & Famine

NOTE: please excuse overlap (redundancy) in the first section below with the prior post

Myths of Food-Production and Famine
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Introduction

Ancient poetry and mythology suggest, at least, that husbandry was once a sacred art; but it is pursued with irreverent haste and heedlessness by us, our object being to have large farms and large crops merely. We have no festival, nor procession, nor ceremony, not excepting our cattle-shows and so-called Thanksgivings, by which the farmer expresses a sense of the sacredness of his calling, or is reminded of its sacred origin (and purpose). It is the premium and the feast which tempt him. He sacrifices not to Ceres and the Terrestrial “Jove, but to the infernal Plutus rather. By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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