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Re: Money

RE Interest Outta my league, here, but I've noted that loans-at-interest keep cropping up as an apocalyptic common denominator where financial collapse is a factor. Theory runs thus: Averaged across an economy, more money must be returned than is loaned out. Economy must grow to cover interest debt...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:07 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: Money
Replies: 10
Views: 4199

Re: legal reboot

Richard J. Maybury makes an interesting case for Common Law as a non-governmental legal system. Evolves by principle (maxims) and case law, enforced by peers and favors restorative justice. While I haven't done more than take a glance to confirm, it looks promising. Good cluster of Wikipedia entries...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:22 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: legal reboot
Replies: 1
Views: 1873

Living Prepperation

Living Prepperation Obviously, when SHTF we'll each be faced with a very steep learning curve. Whichever strategy or set of strategies one chooses, none will cover all eventualities. Nor, in all likelihood, will that strategy cover all aspects of any cataclysm. Not only will the learning curve be t...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:59 am
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Living Prepperation
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Re: Preparing for the apocalypse.

Amen, Brothah! 'Social distance' is certainly a prime strategy. I have a notion that, after a certain amount of intervening hardships, those who make it across will be competent enough to fare for themselves, yet appreciate alliances. The bad asses will have burnt out. A friend of a friend relates f...
by Dave Z
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:23 am
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Preparing for the apocalypse.
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Civilization will contract, the question is, how far?

Yes, and how fast? Energy and resource depletion do strike me as significant problems for future industrial society. We've stripped the easy access fossil fuels and low supply/high demand minerals out of easy, lower tech reach, at least in industrial quantities. Thus, once scavenging is exhausted, a...
by Dave Z
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:25 am
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: Civilization will contract, the question is, how far?
Replies: 3
Views: 3749

Re: Hunting, Weapons PVC Bows and Crossbows

PVC Bows and Crossbows Decent quality bows can be quickly and easily made from scavenged PVC pipe (stiff plastic waterpipe and conduit). Minimal tools and heat are used to shape the bow to any number of styles and applications. They're rugged and impervious to water. Decent arrows aren't as easy, b...
by Dave Z
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:02 am
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: Hunting, Weapons
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: Hunting, Weapons... Urging Inclusion

I've got to say I lean with Jonathon! A section on hunting, snaring, fishing may help get many through until husbandry gets traction. In most of the scenarios that I think are likely, the half-urban world chew through its seed- and live-stock in short order. So I see a good chance of hunter/gatherer...
by Dave Z
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:50 am
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: Hunting, Weapons
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Wax Cotton Raingear

Wax Cotton Raingear Keeping dry is tough without PVC, which tends to break down after a few years, and is hard to patch without the right adhesive kit. Waxed Cotton is good stuff and a lower-tech solution. As far as I can track it, it was developed by the British Navy for at sea use as a replacemen...
by Dave Z
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:42 am
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: Wax Cotton Raingear
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Re: Felting... How To in Brief

Hi... been a while with no explanation, so thought I'd chip in. Felting works best with a soft fiber that has as much friction as possible. Wool has microscopic barbs along its fiber (that itchy feeling) which grabs the fiber next to it. It also kinks tighter (shrinks) after soaking in hot water, so...
by Dave Z
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:14 am
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: Felting
Replies: 2
Views: 2006

DIY Footwear System

DIY Footwear System One of the big issues facing us is versatile footwear, especially in diverse environments. We're presently accustomed to the luxury of a rack of shoes specialized for each need... town, country, wet, dry, hot, cold, in house, sport, etc.. The link below points to a description o...
by Dave Z
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:53 am
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: DIY Footwear System
Replies: 0
Views: 690
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