Tag Archives: the working poor

Keeping Warm This Winter (II)

February 8, 2014     Last week, I told you about some things I’d done to bring my heating bill down this winter (and avoid a heart attack from opening future heating bills). Several readers noted things they had tried in the … Continue reading

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Doom and the Working Poor – Shelter and Warmth

October 9, 2010   Whether you believe we evolved into hairless primates or some deity created us that way, that little prank has turned out to be a double-edged sword.  It forced us to be a bit more creative in … Continue reading

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Doom and the Working Poor – Food and Water for the Long Haul

October 2, 2010 Last week I talked mostly about gardening, which is food for the long haul if we are entering a long emergency.  There’s just no way around that.  And I would love to see every neighborhood park in … Continue reading

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Doom and the Working Poor – Food Gardens

September 25, 2010 My vegetable gardens are not perfect; what Rudyard Kipling called “the glory of the garden” does not abide in my backyard garden, my porch garden, or my various container gardens.  What abides in the back yard are … Continue reading

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Doom and the Working Poor – The Pantry

September 18, 2010 Things fall apart.  Lives, marriages, even countries fall apart – as we saw with the Soviet Union, twenty years ago and, to a much lesser extent, the British Empire, 50 years ago – but they rarely fall … Continue reading

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Doom and the Working Poor – Resilience

September11, 2010 Today is the ninth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  We will do what we can, both openly and in our hearts, to remember those who died on that day, or as … Continue reading

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What to Do, What to Do – Doom and the Working Poor

September 4, 2010 Last week, I read about another government report on peak oil and collapse. This time, it was a report from the German Government. It made me think, again, about doom preps. http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,715138,00.html Since it’s Labor Day weekend … Continue reading

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