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Food Crisis

One of the apocalyptic novel our host recommends is "The Death of Grass" in which a plant pathogen wipes out all species of grass creating a global food crisis. Honestly a pathogen that wipes out an entire family of species is probably not likely (though not impossible). But then to create...
by BeckaSutton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:22 am
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: Food Crisis
Replies: 8
Views: 4968

Re: My list

Yikes! Hope you get your barn sorted soon. :/

Becka
by BeckaSutton
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:08 am
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: My list
Replies: 5
Views: 4039

Re: My list

Hi Billy,

That would be really interesting, please. :-)

Thanks,
Becka
by BeckaSutton
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:04 am
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: My list
Replies: 5
Views: 4039

Re: How Empires End... I

I'd be inclined to say that Rome is a really bad example. For one thing the fall of the (western) Roman Empire began much earlier than Alaric. By the time he sacked Rome in 402 the Empire had already split in two (The Eastern Roman Empire/Byzantium Empire lasting another 1000 years and eventually fa...
by BeckaSutton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:55 pm
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: How Empires End...
Replies: 6
Views: 4472

Re: Soap Making

Hmmm a bit of a late reply but hopefully you're still around. The most obvious question is what wood are you using? It must be hardwood - a softwood won't do. I've never made soap myself but it is something I'd like to try so I have a few bookmarks on the subject and this one looks like it might hel...
by BeckaSutton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:53 am
 
Forum: 7. Medicine
Topic: Soap Making
Replies: 5
Views: 3861

A future rosetta stone

Though maybe not on stone. When I think about this question I think about how no one today can read the Inca's quipu and how it required the rosetta stone to translate Hieroglypics because the knowledge had been lost. Therefore I think the best way to preserve vital knowledge would be in a form that...
by BeckaSutton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:41 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: A future rosetta stone
Replies: 4
Views: 2631

My list

Assuming my nice bunker was already stocked with food, water and other essentials enough to survive the apocalyptic event my list would include: ⋅ An old-fashioned treadle sewing machine in good working order plus spares and a repair manual ⋅ Hand sewing supplies ⋅ drop...
by BeckaSutton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:19 am
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: My list
Replies: 5
Views: 4039

Re: Malthus' Zombies

I just have to point out that birth control is free in the United Kingdom and our birth rate is 1.98 which is less than replacement rate. In the US it's 1.89 and Germany 1.32. So to blame things on the "spoiled west" is perception not fact because given the chance a great many women will s...
by BeckaSutton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:18 am
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: Malthus' Zombies
Replies: 1
Views: 1637

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