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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by Wayne » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:35 pm

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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by scrounger » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:22 pm

So how many have made it through all 4 parts? For me it has brought some clarity to thoughts on moving beyond "maintaining status quo" prepping. However, as we get older it does become harder to make the drastic changes needed to adapt.
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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by Denob » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:43 pm

Read through them all in one sitting. I see why he divided it up into 4 posts.
Thought provoking to say the very least.

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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by farmgal » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:47 pm

scrounger wrote:So how many have made it through all 4 parts? For me it has brought some clarity to thoughts on moving beyond "maintaining status quo" prepping. However, as we get older it does become harder to make the drastic changes needed to adapt.
I have enjoyed reading them as while I read the words, I got to read it with fresh eyes with the video's and little extra's thrown in so it was fresh in way for me as well.

I have to admit that I have had to give myself a good shake when so many things related to climate already came down the pipe in the past three years here on the farm.. drought to the point that I had to cull my herds and do early butchers do to hay shortage.. Storm damage.. wow.. storm damage.. drought, heat, flooding, early freezing, Extreme heat waves and more drought.. all my big tree's had to come down due to more storm damage.. went from being a three season garden to a two season garden.. having to change what is planted and when.. and so much more.

However hard it is to adapt.. it will be much! Much harder to not!
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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by scrounger » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:30 am

farmgal wrote:
scrounger wrote:So how many have made it through all 4 parts? For me it has brought some clarity to thoughts on moving beyond "maintaining status quo" prepping. However, as we get older it does become harder to make the drastic changes needed to adapt.
I have enjoyed reading them as while I read the words, I got to read it with fresh eyes with the video's and little extra's thrown in so it was fresh in way for me as well.

I have to admit that I have had to give myself a good shake when so many things related to climate already came down the pipe in the past three years here on the farm.. drought to the point that I had to cull my herds and do early butchers do to hay shortage.. Storm damage.. wow.. storm damage.. drought, heat, flooding, early freezing, Extreme heat waves and more drought.. all my big tree's had to come down due to more storm damage.. went from being a three season garden to a two season garden.. having to change what is planted and when.. and so much more.

However hard it is to adapt.. it will be much! Much harder to not!
Yes the last number of years have been crazy weather wise. A lot of "never had that happen before".
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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by Clarence » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:04 pm

farmgal wrote:Hi Clarence

Like in everything, I don't like getting caught up in a name.. words and their meanings change. I get that folks can like their titles and I get that they can have good and bad connected with everything.

I listen to a number of news stations and trust me when I say there is a large population that has their head firmly stuck in the sand and will not see truth even if its shoved right in their face.. so be it.. their choice, their life..

But I know this.. I have had friends introduce me as a prepper and then feel the need to explain to their friends that I was really ok, that I was not one of those.. sometimes this is fast and other times , this can go on for awhile..

If I say, I am adapting in place to the here and now.. everyone so far! has the same reaction.. Stop.. smile.. and go.. tell me more.. that makes sense.. I am doing this or that or belong to this group that is doing this..

Maybe as you say.. someday in X years, that word will get the first reaction.. but it does not at the moment.. at the moment, its a word that allows you to engage with people on what they see as a more level playing field..

Ps, I for one which they have never done that stupid TV show.. it really messed with A LOT of people's views on the word prepper...
I will try the adapting angle when I get the next chance. “Geez, isn’t that rain wild, guess I may need to adapt to any flooding...”.
Could be an interesting spring in eastern ontario and with leo0,e needing to adapt to hose being flooded. Good amount of snow on top of ice.. get some good rains in the spring and rivers will rise pretty quick.

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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by farmgal » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:15 pm

I hear ya on that.. this is the first year, that I have cut channels into certain parts of the snow so that I can help direct water for this very reason, Can't say this is new to me.. I first saw people cut melt runs in Yellowknife, just like that was the first place I had ever seen people shovel of the snow where the gardens where to be, and then use swell's to water them as the snow melted out.

I had not seen or heard of it done locally, and then a old larger gardener Fred came on Ottawa garden group and said.. high risk of flooding ( I think most of us can see that) and that if possible, use snow blower and or shovel to cut out lines to reduce the risk for house, yard or garden..

I don't know why I didn't think of it myself as I was giving the yard the sideways eye.. but we have done just that..

I can only hope that others will be as proactive as they can be to help themselves.
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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by scrounger » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:45 pm

Clarence wrote:
farmgal wrote:Hi Clarence

Like in everything, I don't like getting caught up in a name.. words and their meanings change. I get that folks can like their titles and I get that they can have good and bad connected with everything.

I listen to a number of news stations and trust me when I say there is a large population that has their head firmly stuck in the sand and will not see truth even if its shoved right in their face.. so be it.. their choice, their life..

But I know this.. I have had friends introduce me as a prepper and then feel the need to explain to their friends that I was really ok, that I was not one of those.. sometimes this is fast and other times , this can go on for awhile..

If I say, I am adapting in place to the here and now.. everyone so far! has the same reaction.. Stop.. smile.. and go.. tell me more.. that makes sense.. I am doing this or that or belong to this group that is doing this..

Maybe as you say.. someday in X years, that word will get the first reaction.. but it does not at the moment.. at the moment, its a word that allows you to engage with people on what they see as a more level playing field..

Ps, I for one which they have never done that stupid TV show.. it really messed with A LOT of people's views on the word prepper...
I will try the adapting angle when I get the next chance. “Geez, isn’t that rain wild, guess I may need to adapt to any flooding...”.
Could be an interesting spring in eastern ontario and with leo0,e needing to adapt to hose being flooded. Good amount of snow on top of ice.. get some good rains in the spring and rivers will rise pretty quick.
Clarence,

I think you might be confusing weather with climate.
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Re: Adapter Movement

Post by Clarence » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:47 pm

scrounger wrote:
Clarence wrote:
farmgal wrote:Hi Clarence
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I will try the adapting angle when I get the next chance. “Geez, isn’t that rain wild, guess I may need to adapt to any flooding...”.
Could be an interesting spring in eastern ontario and with water levels rising, people needing to adapt to house being flooded. Good amount of snow on top of ice.. get some good rains in the spring and rivers will rise pretty quick.
Clarence,

I think you might be confusing weather with climate.

people concerned about "climate change" are affected by the weather. never was a stickler for details. if its flooding, a drought or 3 meters of snow. its all a bad day for a prepper or gardner or poor bugger shoveling it. :x

on my note concerning last weeks snowstorm, seems so many people stayed home that highways were no big drama / people stuck in cars overnight. Hopefully they took the time off to go get some stuff for their house ! spring floods will likely be the next predictable issue and usual fires out west or up north. will hear the same crying about evacuations and drama over houses burning. guess no one in the gov is smart enough to order in more planes and fire crews or have army engineers ready. for some odd reason, they always seemed to be shocked by the predictable. :lol: funny if not so sad

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