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by MarkG
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 383
Views: 76740

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Stocking up on seeds for when the weather becomes good enough to plant. Looking into growing indoors or with a winter-resistant greenhouse out in the back yard for later in the year. Not a lot of land here, but we could probably grow enough veg to not have to go out to the grocery stores for it in f...
by MarkG
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Hoarding food
Replies: 4
Views: 1865

Re: Hoarding food

I see the UN in the article is as utterly useless as usual: 'no, not please don't keep food for your own people, we must send it all to foreigners'.

Glad I live in a place with vastly more land than people, though if the weather continues to be crappy the crop yields may drop a lot.
by MarkG
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heating in a Polar Vortex
Replies: 5
Views: 6645

Re: Heating in a Polar Vortex

When I was a kid in the UK, our house heating pretty much did this; it heated a metal box full of bricks at night, and the bricks released the heat during the day. It was pretty crappy heating, because it only heated up the area around the heater, but it was good enough for surviving in the UK if yo...
by MarkG
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: GSM: Science and History
Topic: Atmospheric CO2
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: Atmospheric CO2

This is an excellent talk on CO2 by one of the founders of Greenpeace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpKRE_hDEqg And quite terrifying, when he points out that CO2 levels before the Industrial Revolution were so low (and declining) that life on Earth would have died out in 2-3 million years. Burnin...
by MarkG
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: GSM: Science and History
Topic: Record Temperatures in Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 5529

Re: Record Temperatures in Europe

This kind of thing is to be expected as the jetstream freaks out. Other things to remember: 1. Current temperatures are often heavily polluted with urban heating effects. Many thermometers are at airports, where there are tons and tons of jet fuel being burned and releasing heat into the atmosphere,...
by MarkG
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Top of the morning everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Re: Top of the morning everyone!

I"m torn between: 1. Somewhere warm where it will be easier to live, but there'll be more people trying to stay alive without enough resources to go around. 2. Somewhere cold where no-one's likely to come to try to loot my stuff. But leaning toward the latter. Mostly, though, I'd want a place with a...
by MarkG
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Armory, Self Defense
Topic: UK Self defence
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: UK Self defence

The problem with UK GSM prepping is that for most people, very little can be done. The main problem is growing food. How many in Europe and the UK have any, let alone sufficient, growing land? Yes. If I remember correctly, Britain can only produce about half its food in the best of times. If the we...
by MarkG
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Armory, Self Defense
Topic: UK Self defence
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: UK Self defence

If society breaks down, as you say, the first priority will be to avoid violence as much as possible. A wound that would be treated as an outpatient or at worst result in a hospital stay today is likely to be a death sentence without access to such treatment. I was reading a while back about black-p...
by MarkG
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hello from Canada, eh!
Replies: 10
Views: 5996

Re: Hello from Canada, eh!

Another one from Canada, but out West this time. I'm not entirely convinced we're heading into a Grand Solar Minimum, but I've been expecting something like it since the solar activity began to fall a few years ago, so I'm becoming more convinced every year that the weather grows worse. Either way, ...