March 11, 2011


Hello World - First of all thanks to those who left me "thinking of you" notes and while I have been on blogger hiatus. I have decided not to go to bed, as it is already 6:00. I can't stop worrying with concern about our collective future and how I should write some here today.

I am glad for this little blog. It started as a free way to advertise my book and it turned into my open door to the world. In these past month I have missed visiting with you all from my comfy chair. Another thing it has allowed me to document my predictions in public. Wacky weather and food shortages to me weren't really predictions, but knowledgeable anticipations.

My next anticipation is disruption to services on a large scale. We can't be dependent on the internet for banking and business. Plan for your disaster. Be able to take care of your family. We all know what our disaster could be. Do you live on a fault line or flood plain? Do you have stored food, flashlights. medicine?  Do you have seeds saved?  Toilet paper, light bulbs, salt?

Most of our food is in freezers, so we need a generator to make sure they run if the power goes out. We live in the forest with wood heat, so we do everything in our power to prevent a fire event. We even have water hydrants on our farm.

Get together with your friends and family and pool your resources.  Who has the freezer?  Who the pantry?  The 4x4, the boat, the sump pump?  Many people buying a storage tank of fuel will pay less per gallon than buying it at the pumps.

We haven't seen hardship on this continent since the great depression.  Ironically, the planets have just now aligned to the same configuration as then.  It is not hard to see the political unrest, social turmoil, or not to feel for the displaced, hungry and homeless people of the world today. 

Don't just sit and pretend you won't be touched by these global changes, get ready!  What have you got to lose?  If there was very a moment in time to set things up for the future it is now!  Now when there is still order and abundance.

I hope you all know me well enough to know I am not a doomsayer, fear monger or even a pessimist.  We can survive, we are smart enough, we are strong enough, this is important enough.


I wrote the above a week ago, but was too shy to post it.  The tragic events of today has prompted me to do so now.



  1. It is a pleasure to see you here again. It is sad that so many are suffering and have lives to rebuild now in Japan, but it doesn't really seem surprising. It seems as if the "big" ones are on the increase and it is just a matter of time before we could be dealing with one here in the states. It feels like there is still so much to do just to get my little family ready for the coming chaos.
    On another note, I had no idea you had a book publised! Guess I should read the side bars a bit better! What are the chances of buying an inscribed copy from you?

  2. Hey, don't be shy Ruth. There's a lot of shit going on, both man-made and simple natural disasters. The world is too crowded and sooner rather than later the human population is going to start shrinking to a more sustainable level. Trouble is, if the big shit hits the fan, the people in power are going to be sitting in the shelters. Until then we can just carry doing our little bits. The planet wil survive even without us.

  3. Great post! We all need to think beyond ourselves - we consider ourselves pretty prepped for suburbanites, but you make a point about pooling resources with friends, esp rural friends who might have places to store necessities and plans for a permanent place should the need arise. Hope you are doing well!

  4. Ruth
    is this worrying getting you down a little
    I am concerned for you...
    chin up eh?

  5. Amen! I believe it is coming too, eventually and sooner than most peopel think!

  6. hey Ruralrose.. glad your back too... i agree we all need to be more prepared than we are, but i'm guessing we're probably more prepared than most people are...

  7. Even after a month, it doesn't seem as though things are improving a whole lot around the world. I am happy to be able to say, though, that one of my nieces has also noticed the craziness and has been working on increasing her stored food and starting a garden. One young relative on her way, twenty one to go.

  8. I have started to keep extra stock of coffee, sugar, and wheat. These organic staples may become quite costly in the coming year, or possibly even a bit hard to come by. In this instance I would rather be safe than sorry.

    I hope you and your family are well!!