are both completed addicted tocoffee. We also live in a countrywhere, for the most part, onlycriminals and law enforcementare armed.More than all of this, however,we plan to prepare our familyand get ready for whateverhappens when the ramificationsof a lack of oil fully hit oursociety.And if we can do it - so can you.I hope you will enjoy this seriesof ebooks that I am putting out.Consider this one to be anIntroduction to Prepping,Canadian Doomer Style. Laterbooks will focus on frugalshopping and cooking, the“unmentionables” (likemenstruation and childbirth),transportation in our changingworld, shelter, energy use andconservation.
What is a Doomer?
Usually, when I tell people thatwe're Doomers, they lookconfused. Today, someonenodded and said, "Okay, Iunderstand." Really?! She did,too. It was awesome.So what is a Doomer? Wiki says"A
is a peakist (one whohas peak oil related concernsthat oil depletion will lead to asevere economic recession oranother Great Depression) thatalso believes that a MalthusianCatastrophe will inevitablyfollow. Doomers attribute theirbeliefs to humanity's overreliance on petroleum foragricultural and industrialproductivity. Many doomersare also survivalists."If you don't know what a Doomeris, I expect that that justcreated more questions than itanswered. Let's see if I candismantle this, using us as anexample.Peakist - Peakists believe thatwe are approaching Peak Oil orhave already reached it. Webelieve that Peak Oil Productionhas been achieved. This meansthat from now on, all of the oilin the planet is going to beincreasingly expensive anddifficult to acquire. Expectprices to soar. What prices?Well, petroleum (in other words,gasoline) and anything which ismade from petroleum, usespetroleum in its production orneeds petroleum to betransported. That leads directlyto ..."humanity's over reliance onpetroleum for agricultural andindustrial productivity". Andeverything else. Seriously.Petroleum touches every singleaspect of most of our lives. Don'tbelieve me? Try to go a daywithout using plastic, or buyingfood that has not traveled in avehicle (good luck, unless yougrow everything yourself), orusing anything that was derivedfrom petroleum or usespetroleum. If you can do it, andespecially if you're doing it andusing the internet, please tellme how. We've been trying toeliminate plastics, just one smallaspect of our petroleum over-reliance, from our home overthe past few months, and it'salmost impossible.And the guy with the funnyname? A Malthusian Catastrophebasically means that we aregoing to use up all of ourresources - namely petroleum -and return to a subsistence levelof existence. I think theReverend Malthus referred to itas a state of misery. We expectthat climbing prices anddecreasing availibility ofresources will lead to abreakdown of civilizedinfrastructure.Survivalists - One could be aDoomer and do nothing. Thereare plenty of apathetic peoplewho know that things are gettingbad, but they feel that nothingcan be done to prepare. Orperhaps they feel as though theydon't have the time, money,resources or knowledge toprepare.Survivalists are not thosepeople. There are a range ofsurvivalists. Some callthemselves preppers. Some arereligious, some are not. Somestockpile weapons and some donot. Some are, admittedly,crazier than an outhouse rat.Most stockpile food, or work ondeveloping useful (and usuallyalmost forgotten) skills.Whatever the disaster, these
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This made me laugh, and I thought I'd share.How do you keep squirrels out of your shed in the winter? Stop feeding your cat.(Oh, don't yell at me. I wouldn't do it.I don't have a shed.)