I had a very quick exchange with a co-worker tonight. Boiled down to this:
[me] "Lot of meat. A rabbit hutch, a bee box, a garden, a fishing pole... If I had a piece of land, wouldn't be much more I'd need."
[her] "It's not so simple anymore."
[me] "It could be..."
And it COULD, folks.
I'll share a secret with ya: for twelve years of my life I was subjected to minimalistic living.
I was allowed 1 -1/2 cubic foot-space of "extraneous" supplies.
People, build yourself a 1.5 ft^2 box, and see how much of your household decora-- EVERYTHING , from pictures, to newspapers, to schoolbooks, to "snacks" [E.G a bag of fritos and some coffee]-- fits therein.
That's it.You can have no more.
Oh-- clothes, a fan (no a.c.), all your cookery-- this, too is included in the measure.
Look around your house, folk. I understand there is a LOT of memorabelia-- I won't even attempt to categorize something so personal.
But come a TRUE emergency, what would you sincerely NEED???
Remember the 3:
THINK about this for a minute, my friends; what are your TRUE NEEDS?
Could they not be so much simpler than we 'think' ?
My co-worker was sporting a $400.00 purse.
Nice, but... a plastic H.E.Butts bag would hold more.
She also had (misplaced-- hence spurring on the conversation) a $200.00 cell phone.
My cell costs about $20.00. Seems to rcv calls better than her lost one :O .
Life CAN be so much simpler,people.
What are you gonna do when necessity deems you forego; when Mother Nature-- or nuclear winter, or governmental abyss [remember the fall of Rome, democracia?] leaves you in a state of what amounts to Anarchy?
Raise some rabbits. Fish. Grow some veggies (provided the land allows..).
Quite simply, my people-- I WILL SURVIVE.
Hope you do too...
I'll need someone to befriend :) :) :)