Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday Reading - A New Hope
My new job has added to my perspective of prepping and life after government debt/cheap oil. To be honest I am seeing a spark out there these days that gives me some hope things may not collapse into the "Mad Max" type scenario we sometimes hear about. For the first time I think I am actually seeing an advantage to the long slow collapse scenario that up until now I had thought was one of the worst possible outcomes.
Of course the government and the Liberal/Femocrat PC doctrine of wealth redistribution is still a very real threat but as resources dry up so does the amount of area even our juggernaut of a government can control. This is the final problem that I don't think any expert can answer because so much depends on how fast resources deplete and how quickly the tyrants move.
What has caught my attention however is the sheer number of small farm and/or sustainable operations I have been seeing lately. As I shuffle cars all about the countryside these days I have been taking some scenic roadways and I have been seeing a lot of interesting scenery to say the least. Small pastures of sheep and goats, gardens literally everywhere and homesteads popping up where I know there were none 10 or 15 years ago.
Enough for me to take notice. After years and years of being used to seeing large scale agricultural operations and then living this life as I have it seems I can spot the small operation immediately now. It's hard to put my finger on I guess, at least in any one example but I see the similarities in design, animal types, usage of materials and I just know.
I even saw a couple of apiaries here and there and I never remember seeing bee hives from the road before when driving around.
Small agriculture appears to making a big come back all over these days.
Another thing I noticed is a lot of old junk piles and rusted metal piles appear to be being removed. That could be a sign of people scrapping to make ends meet but it also means more small plots will be put into productive operation of some sort as well.
The times are changing my friends. It's slow, it's sometimes hard to identify unless you can see places with new eyes in a time lapse situation but it is happening. Like all change it started slow but I suspect it is speeding up as well.
Guess we will see.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!