At 11:13 PM 10/25/98 -0800, Hara Ra wrote:
>>I had a really serious talk recently about going to a remote cabin with:
>>1) water from a well
>>2) wood burning stove
>>3) lots of dehydrated food for "deep storage" of several months supply of
>Why bother with all of that? Just get:
> Heavy sleeping bag, depending on climate.
> 5 gal collapsible water bags - with care, 5 days/bag
> lots of beans and rice
> 2-5 5 gal propane tanks
> gas camp stove & converter for propane tanks.
> condiments for beans and rice
>And you have all the stuff round the house with no hassle.
IAN: Don't forget a water-filtration unit
in case saved-water runs out. But if things
really get bad enough that such items are
utilized, then we are talking about the
likelihood of roving bands of looters
willing to kill you to get your
nice little supply of goods.
I've been watching this issue and watching
the group of nay-sayers slowly but surely
dwindle, and the group of people on the
verge of panic increase. Even the more
skeptical talk about gathering up
supplies before the date.
Whatever the impact of Y2K on the U.S.,
it stands to reason that much of the rest
of the world, already reeling under economic
downturns, will get hit hard, since they are
not in a situation now to hire all the hightech
programers and the like to fix their
entire computer systems. I hear that in Russia, nothing is being done to prepair for Y2K. Countries in Africa,
while there are very few computers
per person, still have computer dependent infrastructures. These are the places where the *bleep* may really hit the fan. This is may be the biggest problem in store for all.
"He who pursues learning will increase every day; he who pursues Tao will decrease every day." Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)