Blog Shutdown

This blog is going into hibernation for a while, perhaps permanently. I don’t know if I’ll be restarting it at some point again or not.

There are several reasons for this. Some of my work is not receiving any credit or recognition on other sites that are using the information presented. This is just rude. Secondly, there’s really only been a limited amount of interest, judging by the feedback received. Thirdly, what needs to be said has already been said, dozens of times over. And finally, donations are totally non-existent. I couldn’t buy a loaf of bread from the support I’ve received.

I’ve got a few thousand hours into this, I’m sure. It’s seriously impacted my other life, which has been trying to stay alive. Adding it all up, I’m now certain I’m wasting my time and I’m not one to do that forever. So be it. Good luck to everyone.


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23 thoughts on “Blog Shutdown

  • February 21, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    blogging (nor surfing) is neither sustainable or preparation. (past) time to do both. thanks for all that you’ve attempted to convey.

  • February 21, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    You arrived at the party too soon, everything you’ve been discussing is just two more months away,

    You’ll be leaving before the guests show up for dinner.

    I have been buying survival acres food from this website, did’nt you make enough commission for a loaf of bread and a cold beer from all that stuff I bought?

    P.s. If you do sign off, could you reopen the sustainable living forum? I promise lonewolf wont be the only one posting.
    2007 is the year for survival acres.

  • February 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I just wish lonewolf would stop putting his thoughts in parenthesis and type like normal folk.

  • February 21, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    I’ve just started to read your blog and I really like the stories you are giving. I am sorry that you are quitting, but it is understandable in every way.

    Blogging doesn’t seem pay off financially. What those who manage to live off their blogs do, is beyond me.

    Good luck to you too! We will all need it…

  • February 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    I read your blog for links into the world, you go places I would never have found.
    Here’s one I found today about china,
    everytime I think of china I envision poor pheasant farmers bent over foraging in a rice patty.

  • February 21, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    You might need a breather, you might need a break in the action. You might be suffering some burnout, fatigue, depression, blues – that’s what comprehension of this ultimate crisis will do to you.
    Lonewolf is right – blogging nor surfing will prepare one for the impending trainwreck. But knowing when it will happen is critical for your survival. Events have never been hotter than they are now. The critical indicators are in scream mode – today gold shot up over $ 20 an ounce. This has been attributed to the rise in the US CPI. The more likely explanation is that the PTB, the rentiers, the compradors, the kleptocrats are cashing in their chips – they are abandoning the system because the system is going down. They are heading for their bunkers in the hills. The scariest thing about this whole mess is that the leader of the declining American Empire is so clueless, so irrational and so desparate. Anything can happen and the worst case scenario will be a nuclear attack on Iran. We are truly 5 minutes away from an eternal midnight. Hope you are ready – keep your eye on the bouncing ball. When gold approaches 750-800 and oil nears 75-80 – that’s when it could all come tumbling down. Take good care of yourself and your loved ones – you were doing this for them all the time.

  • February 22, 2007 at 7:00 am

    I want to thank you for all this info you put up it has helped me shape my life, I have not been able to give but plan on another purchase form you and give your site as the one to order from to any one that is interested.
    I have put many hours in talking to family and friends and given them lots of info that I spent hours and hours reading and collecting and pointed to your site as a resource, so I can feel your sense of futility like no one is listening or taking any action. They are finally starting to see what I have been saying all along and are now wanting more form me which cuts into my time to prepare. I tell them I do not think we have much time before it really gets worse, as you point out with news and stories the signs of crumbling day by day.
    The most madding thing is a family member who just took his wife on a cruise instead of buying food from you for his family of 5. I too am cutting back my time that I give to others but like in a previous post you commented on a neighbor that came over to “barrow” some fire wood it raises the question when people you know come to you cold and hungry or homeless, what will you do.
    People are taking what they want in desperation these days weather it is info or food, there is no honor any more.
    I lurk and learn on a lot of sites, my feed back is limited by what I think I can give to “add” to the discussion. You have spent a lot of time integrating all this, stuff that is heading toward us, through your writing. For me as a reader how do I respond to the fact that I agree that there is no way to change direction of the course we are on, writing to agree is a waste of time as well as sitting here wringing my hands. The reaction I do have is to push these issues with my spouse and grown children and stay on track to make whatever changes I can.
    I hope you can keep this site up as a resouce like
    did. I go back for time to time and review some of his insights and find new things I missed the first time. I also hope that you may post something in the future after you pull back and reflect on where you are at for a time. I for one am interested in your insights and thoughts. Most people in my circle do not want to discuss any issue let alone have an opinion.
    Always remember that you have made a difference!

  • February 22, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    Your words will be missed from this corner of the doomer camp. I completely understand why you would want to put the blog into hibernation, though. I’d probably do the same if I were in your shoes.

    Thank you once again for all the tireless effort you’ve put into this blog and the forum over the past few years. Much appreciated!

  • February 25, 2007 at 5:07 am

    I came across your blog only a month or so ago and found it to be THE main and central core of realistic thinking about the future of the planet and what is coming, so I will sadly miss your input.

    I completely understand the overheads involved in terms of time and effort but I do hope you return at some point in the future.

    Good Luck,

    PD –

  • February 26, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    As with TEOTW, I only recently discovered your blog (through Cryptogon), and will truly miss your posts. We’re in the middle of constructing our lifeboat presently (I hope not too late), and have found your offerings and articles invaluable. Plan to buy all my dehydrated food from you, just as soon as we have somewhere to put it. Anyway, I do understand the need for a hiatus, and wish you the best during these trying times ahead. You’ve made a difference, whether you realize it or not. Thank you.

  • March 4, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks for re-activating. Been trying some other sites but can not find one that I feel helps normalize my thinking and learning. Got some reading to catch up on in the forum, hope I can add to the discussion. Still pondering the “Quote of the day”, some good ones in there. SA pulling back on his blog helped me refocus and buckle down and really work to get some of these projects done and soon. Also a post by Stuart Staniford at The Oil Drum
    really cemented a feeling I had that Peak Oil is now and there is not much time to reorganize prepare and power down.

  • March 6, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Forum has been reactivated (all of it) for those that want to participate.

    Two people responded with donations – thank you.

  • March 8, 2007 at 8:39 am

    I think I would value a subterranian exit tunnel more than a private dungeon…

    If the house was smack in the middle of nowhere and was built completely underground it would be a good idea though.

  • March 8, 2007 at 11:55 am

    You’ve made a difference in my life. I’ve printed a lot of your posts and read them to my wife, then passed them on to my family. You may not have affected thousands or millions, but you have affected hundreds. I’m one of them. You speak the truth and I appreciate that. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  • March 29, 2007 at 4:59 am

    Cryptogon is experiencing a distributed denial of service attack. These arenâ’t junk Java spam crawlers. Theyâ’re IDing themselves as various operating systems and browsers. Each zombie runs a multithreaded get of / until BlueHostâ’s DOS protection system temporarily suspends my account to protect the server. The offending bots leave. Then others show up.

    I wonder if the forum is also under attack. Being that there is no warning from SA about a shut down, me figures something else is afoot.

  • March 29, 2007 at 7:25 am

    But why would he else have removed his “forum reopened” blog entry?

  • March 29, 2007 at 10:30 am

    I am in agreement with torjusg, the forum has been shutdown, apparently. No idea why, however.

  • April 5, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Is it true????? Its back???? Great!!!! Hope you had a nice break!

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