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by snow hope
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil before Peak Oil - the anticipation effect
Replies: 1
Views: 3377

Cracking post! My biggest fear is panic setting in - food scramble, economy crash, business' going under, unemployment becoming rife and so the downward spiral goes....... All before I even have a bloody plan in place, never mind actioning it.... :roll: Mind you I buy something for PO every week - l...
by snow hope
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil Check List.
Replies: 14
Views: 9755

Thanks for your thoughts grinu. :)

You are certainly making quick decisions having only heard of PO 3 weeks ago. If you don't mind me asking, why are you making changes so quickly and big changes at that - endowment and pension?
by snow hope
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: How to heat our homes
Replies: 16
Views: 12371

Great help - thanks mrkinnies and others. My house was built in 1975, has cavity wall insulation and double glazing throughout - 20mm gap. I will let you know what I decide or more likely come back with a couple more questions. :)
by snow hope
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stocking up/bird flu
Replies: 5
Views: 5222

Great information - thanks all. 8)
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Dealing with Peak Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 16031

Ballard said, "I currently feel pretty vulnerable, and am having difficulty deciding the best course for myself and my family..."

That really hit home with me and is the reason I started this thread.
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: How to heat our homes
Replies: 16
Views: 12371

How to heat our homes

My current heating is an oil fired system that must be almost 20 years old. The tank is an old metal one on its last legs too. With oil at almost $60 a barrel, I have decided the time is right to change my heating system before this winter. My house is quite large (5 bedrooms) and has radiators in e...
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Drawing up a Plan for PO
Replies: 20
Views: 28721

I have had a very quick look at that link isenhand, but from what I can see it seems to take away a degree of personal choice. Am I interpreting it wrongly?
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Drawing up a Plan for PO
Replies: 20
Views: 28721

Drawing up a Plan for PO

Has anybody actually got a written Plan? Or even got headings for all the major things that need to be done? This would be a great starting point if anybody could make one available. With an issue as immense as PO, I would have thought that it is likely that everybody would have 80 or even 90% of th...
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Dealing with Peak Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 16031

Dealing with Peak Oil

When I was young, the world was black and white. As I entered adulthood and matured, the world took on many shades of grey. Now I no longer see any black and white - accept maybe PO! As we all know, it will happen (sometime) and there is no current replacement for our black gold. I would never descr...
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you find out about PO?
Replies: 233
Views: 73614

I came across the site http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/ about 2 months ago. It shocked me (as intended) and I am still recovering and coming to terms with the whole issue. My greatest concerns are my current debt and the timing of when TSHTF. I need it to be as far away as possible but fear it m...
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Northern Ireland
Replies: 22
Views: 42174

Hi Greenbean (again). :) I live near Carryduff. I think N Ireland will be a reasonable place to live during the PowerDown. We are pragmatic people with plenty of initiative and not too densely populated, with plenty of small farmers. PO will be a shock to 99% of the population, but I don't think we ...
by snow hope
Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stocking up/bird flu
Replies: 5
Views: 5222

Thanks murpen, it was myself who had inquired.

I am looking for a resource which will list various foodstuffs and the duration they can be kept, eg.

packet rice 5 years
tinned baked beans 3 years
dried milk 6 months

(not factual above, just examples)
by snow hope
Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competition: when will price of oil reach $70 per barrel?
Replies: 45
Views: 18222

MacG if Oil drops back to $10 or $20 again, let me tell you there will be a few million people buying like mad to stock-up! This in itself will drive prices right back up in next to no-time. In my opinion (IMO) Oil has been undervalued for some considerable time (decades) and now we have to pay the ...
by snow hope
Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new start for the forums
Replies: 15
Views: 14028

Glad you are back!

Very sad for all previous info to be lost. It was a very important resource of information and I am deeply disappointed to lose it. :(

We will just have to build it up again bigger and better. :)

Well done guys for getting back on-line. I know how upsetting this can be.......