Terry Nation's survivors 1975 - 2019

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24/11/2016 6:32 am  #1

Self sufficency

Sounds good but hard work. I have a vegetable garden, large greenhouse and Berry/herb garden. This along with fruit trees and 3 bee hives. Even with this size garden I can't grow enough vegetables for two people contiguously. I am doing what is recommended with plant small amounts frequently I get good crops. But I preserve tomatoes and used last year 40 kgs.  If you want to be self sufficient in vegetables and fruit you would need in my estimation at least 3 acres.  What do you think you would need to feed yourself just with vegetables and fruit.

19/12/2016 5:19 pm  #2

Re: Self sufficency

I can see myself riding shotgun and raiding a small store and drug store. Give everyone a tetanus shot.
Get medical supplies and a few simple first aid. I will have to learn to farm and grow things.
Meanwhile,  I will stock up , put stuff in plastic bags and containers. Hide them in the ground or whatever.
Mark them as graves, so maybe they wouldnt be disturbed. This would buy me sometime to learn to farm.

10/1/2018 1:10 pm  #3

Re: Self sufficency

Well, things have been interesting. As for self sufficiency,  it will be a struggle.
Flu pandemic is bad enough.
What if we had to deal with today's California fires and storms.  Climate changing.
Last week it was single digit weather and snow.  In a few days, it will be 59 degrees F.
Stocking up on meds for asthma, allergies, tetanus shots., cardiac meds.
Vitamins and supplements. Can food.
It was interesting in the first episode, the guys were looting tv's and a stereo. No electricity.
Tom Price -1975--said bullets will be the new currency.

11/1/2018 9:03 am  #4

Re: Self sufficency

Am I correct Lorraine, in my thinking that you live in California?
If so, it is every kind of hell there at the moment - you only need the San-andreas-fault to start rattling in it's cage.
Best wishes........

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