Getting ready for bad times, hoping for the best.
You don't have to be an insane survivalist living in the woods to be worried about the future. Someday "mountains will tumble, empires will crumble" but we need to know how to stay happy, healthy and productive if the world starts to fall apart around us–for at least a few weeks.

I Promise I'm Not a Survivalist Nut. So...

I'm not a nut.
Really.
Sure, back in the 70's in high school I used to listen to a cheap radio between classes, just to make sure no one was announcing the nukes were flying--you know, so I could run and hide between social studies and gym--but I'm not a nut.
I don't live in a secluded mountain fastness surrounded by barbed wire and purebred dobermans. I don't count my ammo or spend my weekends sighting in my 30-06 Springfield at 300 yards. I haven't fired a gun in 20 years. I don't own one, but I probably will soon.
I live in a nearly suburban home, work as a computer guy and seem pretty typical if you were to pass me on the street.
And my dogs might come running at you as you come to the house, but they'll just want to play.
But I do think a little differently.

Silicon Valley Prepares

Because winning is better than preparing

Be ready all the time.

Trump's Corruption

Trump's Ties to Russia--with sources

Demise of Fossil Fuels to Trigger Global Rioting

"Global agriculture's excessive dependence on fossil fuel inputs means food prices are invariably linked to oil price spikes. Naturally, biofuels and food commodity speculation pushes prices up even further - elite financiers alone benefit from this while working people from middle to lower classes bear the brunt.

Of course, the elephant in the room is climate change. According to Japanese media, a leaked draft of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) second major report warned that while demand for food will rise by 14%, global crop production will drop by 2% per decade due to current levels of global warming, and wreak $1.45 trillion of economic damage by the end of the century. The scenario is based on a projected rise of 2.5 degrees Celsius."

From http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/feb/28/global-...

U.N. climate change report warns of dire consequences

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report—which is seven years in the making—draws on “widespread” evidence of “substantial” climate change impacts “on all continents and across the oceans.” For the first time, the IPCC has scientifically linked the changing climate with the destabilization of nation states. It is also increasingly confident of serious effects on food crops, water supplies, and human health, plus global species loss.

[From IPCC 2014: U.N. climate change report warns of dire consequences.]

Global warming will cut crop harvests by 2% each decade

grain.jpeg The research, conducted by Australian, British and American scientists, found that the situation will worsen in the second half of the century, with tropical areas worse hit than temperate regions. An analysis of more than 1,700 simulations found that across all regions and all crops, including wheat, maize and rice, yields will drop by 2% each decade, based on a 2C rise by 2050. [From Global warming will cut crop harvests by 2% each decade, researchers say | World news | theguardian.com ]

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