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James Slaughter
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The Premise:
In times of “collapse” or global starvation, those that have bunkered down in relatively accessible areas are sitting ducks for the new local rule of “law” that will replace the “nation state”. The groups that are in the best position to take over local communities (especially in areas like Australia) will be those that possess the weapons, manpower, and will to take what they need. This gap will more likely than not be filled by local criminal organisations, for whom bloodshed and taking what others have worked for comes as second nature. It would be highly doubtful that those who have done the right thing and managed their land and resources in the right way will be able to talk down and hopefully educate the masses of humanity that will inevitably come knocking. More than likely they and their work will be trodden on and devoured. As long as the connection with today's market driven society and its people is maintained then you will always be at risk when the shit really hits the fan.

Permaculture on the Road
Living more in tune with the traditional patterns of nomadic, hunter gatherer lifestyle, one travels to various campsites (whether owned or hidden on abandoned or government land), spreading the seeds of useful plant species that can be harvested at later dates. You improve the land at areas you recognize as having potential, hunt game or pest animals for meat and money, and keep in mind the possibilities of what the future may have in store. Ideally locomotion would be provided by the most basic and natural of method, namely the horse and cart. This could be subsidised initially with petrol, though the horse will become once again the engine room of human endeavour after the infrastructure that enables cheap fossil fuel for all to become to expensive to maintain.

The idea with this system is that you do not get locked into areas that will be easy to spot as having potential for food value, which are then more likely to bring men with guns. Living on and improving marginal land and travelling with the seasons will make it easier to survive any future calamitous events. Once peak oil comes and goes, you will be left in a position where people will have larger limitations placed on their abilities to travel distance to find available resources, and if you have prepared for this with your own horses you will be at a great advantage over those without.

Was funny that when I came to post this I saw the "Nomad Charlie Boy" posting. Perhaps he is ahead of the game.
 
Seth Wetmore
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Plant the food where no one goes. It does not have to be far. 15 ' feet from any walking zone and it is ignored. Plant often and regularly.
 
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