Good update on energy

Discussion in 'Peak Oil' started by Joseph Thomas, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Joseph Thomas

    Joseph Thomas Monkey+

  2. fireplaceguy

    fireplaceguy Monkey+

    Good talk, and a reminder that time is short. Thank you for posting this!
  3. Dunbar

    Dunbar Monkey++


    I've followed the peak oil debate and watched the consumption and production reports. Just listened to the Chris Nelder's interview.
    My ? is, what as preppers, do we do with this information?

  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Very perceptive. Quite a few possible answers, and not all will work for everyone.
    -Storage, if you can defend it
    -Go with alternatives and "renewables" if you can afford it before you need it
    -Do without (Yeah, right. Jeremiah Johnson, none of us are.)
    -More likely, cut back on things that consume energy in the form of non-renewables and develop a strategy that uses less so that when there is less, you are prepared for it.

    Not a very satisfactory answer, I know. Pretty broad question, tho', and everyone's situation will allow for the same answers.
  5. fireplaceguy

    fireplaceguy Monkey+

    What ghrit said.

    Energy isn't going to get cheaper, that's for sure. There are all sorts of good ideas here, so look around, particularly in the off-grid living section...

    And welcome, Dunbar!
  6. Dunbar

    Dunbar Monkey++

    "Discontent is the want of self-reliance" Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Exactly how I feel.
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Excellent quote. My aim is to get rid of discontent up here on the hill, and I think most of us are paddling that canoe.
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