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Lets talk Logistics!

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Hello Permies!

I'm interested in hearing problems/solutions for issues related to logistics. Lets talk:

1. Material & personnel transportation
ie: What kinds of public/personal/material transportation are best for a particular community and how can/should assets be shared?
2. Outside purchasing
ie: Is it best for outside purchasing to be a shared responsibility and, if so, in what capacity?
3. Goods procurement
ie: When offsite goods are procured, what are some preferred methods or procedures?
4. Materials management
ie: What types of materials should be stocked and managed by the village, and how is this managed?
5. Shared and personal inventory storage
ie: Is it better to share certain goods such as equipment and materials? What kind of storage and distribution methods are the best?

Thanks, Permies, for letting me pick your collective brain! I hope that this generates some beneficial discussion!

-Taylor in Tucson
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Location: Kansas Zone 6a
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It depends!

There are problems with common tools-no one owns them so no one takes care of them. Part of the reason mechanics and construction workers have to buy their own tools. Same kind of thing needs to be done for hand garden tools up to a certain price or rarity of use. For example, the community may buy the two wheel tractor and the expensive seeder, but everyone buys their own rake and shovel.

Same problem with any group responsibilities--there is a balance between sharing the load and someone making sure it gets done.
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