Rome burns, we excitedly bunch together to discuss it a few hours a day, then go back to playing our fiddles. Most of our discussion is unwittingly perverted by free ad based publications, so even as we pat ourselves on the back for being some of the very few who are smarter than the average bear and more disciplined and in general the height of evolutionary development, we go right along with supporting and condoning the reigning paradigm that is causing all our problems in the first place. Of course, that isn’t really an issue because while we might condone the group activity that dooms us all, we only do so for our own survival. The species thrived on group greed and it will persevere because of individual greed ( as long as there are more than, I believe I’m remembering the figure correctly, one thousand breeding pairs left after a cataclysmic die-off then the species survives and repopulates ). No, feeding the machine is okay as long as we remember to take the activity with a grain of salt. The bigger issue is that we might lose site of the goal of survival just waiting for the need to transpire. Sometimes the musical instruments melody intoxicates us.
You can’t wish upon a star and will into existence more than a certain amount of extra energy. You aren’t even creating more, but merely focusing some wasted amounts. Those silly humpers who teach we should all devote eight hours a day to training for the Apocalypse must have cubical desk jobs that allow the physical levels required to do just that- treating training as their daily workout. The rest of us, non-upper middle class types that actually expend calories at work, haven’t the surplus energy to do so. Calories out need to first be calories in. The normal prepper/survivalist has a very limited amount of energy/calories left over to do anything at all Apocalypse related. Which is the only reason homesteading makes any sense ( it makes zero sense financially if the experience comes along with a thirty year bank note )- you are Collapse Training as a daily requirement to regular living/working. You get a “two-fer”. But those NOT on a working retreat, most of us, can’t help but doing a 90/10% focus on Oil Age living. The ten percent is only possible by intense focus/discipline. By limited available energy, we are forced to STILL use 90% to everyday living. We know better but have little choice in devoting most of our lives to just existing in today’s world. And as more and more of our income is devoted to food, the less energy surplus we shall see. The days of $1 a pound beef and 15 cents pound of flour are fifteen years in the rear view mirror. Now you have an excuse for why you never prepped properly.
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Everybody loves to "fiddle"ReplyDelete
I thought that was "diddle"Delete
Homesteading? That's where you get a tax / bankruptcy exemption for the junk land you are living on. Get the forms filled out as soon as you are living on your land. Then put the landownership into an inheritable trust for your heirs, properly structured your descendants can always have a place to call their own for nearly a hundred years (or more) should the laws carry past the crash (they probably will to some extent - heck Babylonian law is still the ancestral of tort law in the US).ReplyDelete
So Jim should spend $2000 on lawyers for an exemption of $50 per year on a piece of property that cost him $5000?Delete
You're pretty close on the figures. But I don't think it eliminates property tax- just losing the property to settle debtsDelete
If you file an allodial title Jim (Nevada and Texas are the only two states) you pay taxes for life based on the youngest living person in the household. On your land this should be quite reasonable? I do not believe that a lawyer is necessary for this process? But I think that it's at least worth looking into?Delete
If my kids were interested, I'd do so to protect them. They ain't. I don't see the need for myself.Delete
They should take more of an interest James. At that point in time, the Bison homestead will be a 5 star accommodation. An lesser alternative may very well be an overpass or a box? You're in unique situation there. I'm unable to find land so cheap in my area that isn't 30 miles away from anything, which would include any kind of work outside of telecommuting, which I do not have the option of in my job.Delete
New gas sipper $250 a month, gas at $5 a gallon 60 mile round trip, $200 a month. Is that cost worth giving up what you have now, if the land could be paid for quickly? I hate relying on cars, but even more on a mortgage.Delete
Perhaps James? There's also tires and maintenance. When a car is driven like that, it's kind of hard on them. The thing is the area that I'm referring to is so remote that I don't even think I could find a job in the nearest town which is the county seat. It's Altura's CA, population 2500 in Modoc county. It's the most remote county in CA, and so far it's the only land that I've found in CA that I could afford? I've also had the thought that maybe I could emerge from my remote homestead once a year for a seasonal job elsewhere?Delete
I could also leave CA, but then it becomes less realistic as relocation costs go up. Unless of course it's a close state like Nevada?
Yeh, I would look into state relocation rather than Cali land affordability. But, that said, if I could work there N. Cal is a GREAT place to escape to, land-wise. Politics another storyDelete
The Nevada Legislature in 2005 prohibited applications by property owners for allodial title after June 13, 2005. (per wiki)ReplyDelete
The Homestead looks interesting since CHAPTER 115 - HOMESTEADS mentions mobile homes.
THOSE WHORES!!!!!! Always stopping a good thing.Delete