Comments on: What To Do First: Triaging Your Adapting In Place Strategy http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Fri, 09 Jan 2009 22:32:49 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Susan in NJ http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9226 Susan in NJ Sat, 16 Aug 2008 12:58:35 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9226 Rosa, my neighbors have been complaining with each other over the fence about their natural gas bills too. One said his last bill went up $300 -- this only makes sense in the summer if the company has jumped up the budget plan or its the reconcile month to reconcile the budget billing. I don't budget bill, and my biggest bill ever was about 250 for natural gas but I'm a little spooked. Rosa, my neighbors have been complaining with each other over the fence about their natural gas bills too. One said his last bill went up $300 — this only makes sense in the summer if the company has jumped up the budget plan or its the reconcile month to reconcile the budget billing. I don’t budget bill, and my biggest bill ever was about 250 for natural gas but I’m a little spooked.

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By: Rosa http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9201 Rosa Fri, 15 Aug 2008 21:06:42 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9201 Thanks, I sort of figured that. I'm going to see if I can lay hands on some winter wheat (I only need, like, half a pound.) All of my coworkers are sitting around complaining about their natural gas heating costs ...and it's not even cold yet! I guess the gas company jumped everybody's budget billing. I'm really worried about this winter. We've got 27% more homeless families with little kids than we had this time last year...it's going to get ugly this winter. Uglier than usual, I mean (nothing pretty about anybody living outside in a Minnesota winter, ever.) Thanks, I sort of figured that. I’m going to see if I can lay hands on some winter wheat (I only need, like, half a pound.)

All of my coworkers are sitting around complaining about their natural gas heating costs …and it’s not even cold yet! I guess the gas company jumped everybody’s budget billing. I’m really worried about this winter. We’ve got 27% more homeless families with little kids than we had this time last year…it’s going to get ugly this winter. Uglier than usual, I mean (nothing pretty about anybody living outside in a Minnesota winter, ever.)

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9188 Sharon Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:26:09 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9188 Rosa, I don't think so - a couple of times I've forgotten to cut down my buckwheat, and it has set seed and dropped it, and none has germinated. So I'd think that would mean it is too cold sensitive - but I'm not absolutely sure. New Mama, I'm going to look at putting together some checklists soon. Sharon Rosa, I don’t think so - a couple of times I’ve forgotten to cut down my buckwheat, and it has set seed and dropped it, and none has germinated. So I’d think that would mean it is too cold sensitive - but I’m not absolutely sure.

New Mama, I’m going to look at putting together some checklists soon.

Sharon

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By: Rosa http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9182 Rosa Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:00:19 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9182 Sharon, I have a completely OT question, I'm sorry. The internet & all my gardening books are not helping me with this question: Can I winter-sow buckwheat? I mean, if I seed after I deadhead my garden, cover it with leaves, and it snows, will it come up in the spring? Sharon, I have a completely OT question, I’m sorry. The internet & all my gardening books are not helping me with this question:

Can I winter-sow buckwheat? I mean, if I seed after I deadhead my garden, cover it with leaves, and it snows, will it come up in the spring?

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By: New Mama http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9171 New Mama Fri, 15 Aug 2008 01:39:03 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9171 Sharon, I just discovered peak oil recently (a few months ago) and while I am freaked out and and sad about it I find your posts very helpful, and in a way comforting. I *am* wishing there was a checklist and a supply list for me to work on -- I suppose these things are part of your posts but as a list maker I would love to see them all in one place. Reading about a composting toilet here, edible landscapes there, etc. is sort of overwhelming for someone just starting to think about these things. Does your book have something like this? Or is there somewhere I can find this information? Sharon, I just discovered peak oil recently (a few months ago) and while I am freaked out and and sad about it I find your posts very helpful, and in a way comforting.

I *am* wishing there was a checklist and a supply list for me to work on — I suppose these things are part of your posts but as a list maker I would love to see them all in one place. Reading about a composting toilet here, edible landscapes there, etc. is sort of overwhelming for someone just starting to think about these things.

Does your book have something like this? Or is there somewhere I can find this information?

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By: Survivalist News » Casaubon’s Book: What To Do First: Triaging Your Adapting In Place Strategy http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9155 Survivalist News » Casaubon’s Book: What To Do First: Triaging Your Adapting In Place Strategy Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:57:07 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9155 [...] Casaubon’s Book » Blog Archive » What To Do First: Triaging Your Adapting In Place Strategy We’ve talked a lot about various particular problems, but of course, in your life, dealing with water and toilets, laundry, food storage, clothing and heating and cooling is really all just one problem - how do you adapt your life from high fossil energy use - either because you want to or because you have to - to low. Most of my posts list a range of options, but it can be hard to prioritize and deal with all that information. bison survival blog: elko 2 August 14th, 2008 [...] […] Casaubon’s Book » Blog Archive » What To Do First: Triaging Your Adapting In Place Strategy We’ve talked a lot about various particular problems, but of course, in your life, dealing with water and toilets, laundry, food storage, clothing and heating and cooling is really all just one problem - how do you adapt your life from high fossil energy use - either because you want to or because you have to - to low. Most of my posts list a range of options, but it can be hard to prioritize and deal with all that information. bison survival blog: elko 2 August 14th, 2008 […]

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By: Gail http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9152 Gail Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:36:28 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/08/14/what-to-do-first-triaging-your-adapting-in-place-strategy/#comment-9152 Sharon, these recent postings of yours have been both helpful and hopeful. Mostly because they are focused on things that we all need to think about and figure out how we will do. I like the idea of deciding to subsist on one's stored and canned food for a month, as an experiment. Just thinking about it brings to mind the (short) list of things I would want to put in to place in order to be able to flip the switch and try it out. Thanks for your wise words, as always. Sharon, these recent postings of yours have been both helpful and hopeful. Mostly because they are focused on things that we all need to think about and figure out how we will do. I like the idea of deciding to subsist on one’s stored and canned food for a month, as an experiment. Just thinking about it brings to mind the (short) list of things I would want to put in to place in order to be able to flip the switch and try it out.

Thanks for your wise words, as always.

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