Welcome to the Lifeboat Section of The Automatic Earth.
Our goal is to bring together as much information and expertise as we can on what people can do in response to various aspects of our global predicament. The scope of the problem has been our primary focus since the inception of TAE, but now we want to offer more practical guidance towards taking what control we can over elements of our own future.
We must decentralize, but this will not be simple. We will face many obstacles originating from the current system attempting to defend itself, but we must persist in order to reach a level of simplicity and independence that can allow us to operate within the scope of the resources that will be available.
We want to see this section develop into a significant information resource for preparation. To do that, we need your involvement. We need the people who are undertaking significant initiatives in the real world to communicate what they are doing with our readership. We want to illuminate the ideas that are working and look into why they work and how those ideas might spread to others areas.
The goal is to build up a manual of best practice over time as people try different ways to achieve greater self-sufficiency. What works where, why does it work there and where else might it work are the kinds of questions we will be trying to answer.
We have decided to focus on 10 key factors - shelter, food, water, energy, money, health, education, community, psychology and security. We invite contributions from those with information to share, and we encourage discussion of that information.
This is a Guest Article by Bill McDorman & Stephen Thomas.
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