[–] bamex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

survivalism and thrivalism. Ya know that really depends on where ya are. Water is life. Im gonna be suckin cow tanks dry and forget a garden.

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

survivalism and thrivalism. Ya know that really depends on where ya are.

Based. That's like 72% of thrivalism, right there. Maybe you should write next week's column? I'll help with editing, if needed. I'll probably do my own take on thrivalism as well, for full disclosure.

Water is life. Im gonna be suckin cow tanks dry and forget a garden.

No, I was just thinking that. Crazy, Bro. I hate to sound superstitious but I really think that the Lord does send signs. I have no real proof of that, but it's gotten me this far in life. I was just thinking, right before you posted, that like if I had to deal with bad soil or bad water, I'd rather deal with bad soil because fertilization really isn't that hard. But water problems? Good luck, Brother. You just nailed it.

[–] preacherusmvmcva2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When it comes to surviving, survivalism and thrivalism miss the mark. The reason homesteading has promise is because you are at least somewhat returning to the way our ancestors lived - a pretty self reliant life. They grew what they ate, there was NO electricity, cell phones, automobiles, planes, grocery stores. Most people who are survivalists miss the mark because they base their survival model on modern greed based society. Go off grid by unplugging from the grid but then relying on generators, solar panels to keep the air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, washers, dryers going. How long do we think these things will last if the S does HTF? If we hope to have a prayer of surviving should something drastic occur we have to go back to living the way people lived before there was electrical grids. We have to learn how to hunt, butcher, preserve and store food without electricity, etc. etc. etc. If the SHTF how long do you think you will have gas for the generator? propane? batteries operating in your solar system?kerosene? Those things are good intermediate steps to get off grid, but you are not ready to survive if you are not already able to live like man did before Satan put them in cities on grids..... Food for thought.....

[–] nosejobsforequality 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have an old CB somewhere... used to work in transportation and we communicated via radio all day/night. it's way more fun than a phone because there's a whole audience. someone has a smart-ass comment about whatever was just said. I think it would really help today's kids (not so much the homesteader kids, but the public-school kids) to get into radio. It would force them to have those more dynamic conversations, express themselves through words rather than emojis and learn to be quick-witted.

Setting up is easy, you just need a power-source and a unit with an antenna. . good luck! have fun!

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

[–] bamex 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

BTW as far as survival goes, your full of shit. Good luck with the bossing around and not doing anything. And who the fuck cares about fcc when shtf?

[–] HST 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://youtu.be/q8U_mne2fO0

This may be a good beginners resource. You could probably find similar things in written form if you search something similar to the title of the video.

I haven't seen the previous threads on this topic but it seems very interesting. I wish you luck!

Also I think the survivors would have an easier time adjusting to 12 hour work days than you'd imagine. Once they see the benefit of their hard work they'd know it was worth it.

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Also I think the survivors would have an easier time adjusting to 12 hour work days than you'd imagine. Once they see the benefit of their hard work they'd know it was worth it.

Yeah. But you have to appreciate is that I am a workaholic. Recently I was putting in like 80 hour weeks. Like it was nothing. Most men are not like that, which is one of the reasons that I prayed and I have had it revealed to me that I will not be the leader of the homesteading movement. Because I am not like other men, I like to work. But yeah, I just get so many ideas for projects. I love gardening, love sewing, and I'll soon be learning more about distilling and wood working. Twelve hours a day is not that bad. And it's like others write here on Voat, you only have to work like that the first couple of years that you're getting a business started. After that you're hardly working.

[–] gazillions 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The Amish lead fulfilling lives.

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Crazy. So many coincidences. Was just thinking about them, whenever people on Voat seem to view it as "impossible" to start a profitable home-based business with your wife, that can support a family of eight.

 

And I don't know much about the Amish...but don't they generally own the land that they live on, and own their farms and their houses and their businesses? I mean if they could do it, and they're stupid Amish, how difficult can it really be?