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Preparing for the coming collapse due to climate, war, unrest, and more.

A place to share information on how to prepare for and survive the coming collapse of the world as we know it.

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Asking for recommendation on solar panel setup

I would like to slowly transition to solar panel, any idea which brand would last for collapse? If possible I would like to start small, maybe one independent setup just to power garden lights for example. I have tried buying one of those automated solar lights with light sensors which will turn on by itself at night, but from my experience those things really don't last very long, I specifically have problems with rusting and they get covered with dust and soil (maybe from the rain? not sure how it got there) really quick.

If you already have a working setup, a recommendation on brands or type of solar panel would be very helpful/

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2024/05/18
20:22 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

10 Comments
2024/05/17
20:30 UTC

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Food Dehydrator vs. Freeze Dryer

Does anyone have any experience with either using food dehydrators or freeze dryers ? Which of the two is any one using or would recommend ? Freeze dryers are 10x the cost of dehydrators but the investment may be worth it. Any comments or thoughts ? How is everyone preparing to store their post-apocolypse food long-term ?

8 Comments
2024/05/16
11:30 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

13 Comments
2024/05/10
20:30 UTC

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How do you balance your life?

I understand that being prepared for what's coming is king, but I still think there should be room to indulge in some of the frivolity while you still can. I just don't know where the line should be (though I assume that line will be in a different place for everyone)

7 Comments
2024/05/06
18:02 UTC

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Popular Portable Power Stations by $ per Watt-hour

4 Comments
2024/05/03
21:13 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

12 Comments
2024/05/03
20:30 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

3 Comments
2024/04/26
20:30 UTC

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How It's Made (Collapse Edition)

Hey everyone, I'm on the lookout for a comprehensive list of articles or books that provide instructions for making antibiotics from scratch, along with guides for crafting alcohol, soap, water filter and other essential items. I'm eager to equip myself with a wide range of knowledge and basic survival skills to ensure preparedness for any situation. Any recommendations or resources you could share would be greatly appreciated!

8 Comments
2024/04/23
03:12 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

12 Comments
2024/04/19
20:30 UTC

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Are there places in Great Lakes region that were unaffected by last summer’s Canadian wildfire smoke?

Currently based in the southwest US. I’m exploring relocating to a city in the Great Lakes region or somewhere in the Midwest, but I’d like to zero in on areas that are minimally affected by wildfire smoke. Does such a place exist or is that just an inevitable outcome of moving closer to Canada’s immense forests? Midwesterns: how was it coping with wildfire smoke in the summer of 2023?

28 Comments
2024/04/18
13:52 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

11 Comments
2024/04/12
20:30 UTC

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if i were to fill this up with filtered tap water (water quality is already good where i live, but i’ve also got a good filter i’d run it through), how long would the water remain drinkable? been worried lately. the best before for the water in it was 2020 but it says the container is good till 2069

12 Comments
2024/04/08
07:26 UTC

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I think I finally know what I want to do with my life, but is it too late?

I quit my office job and am living in a small town, volunteering at a local organic market garden. Since the pandemic, I’ve realised what is important to me is living simply, close to the earth and growing things, and I’m slowly building skills and knowledge to that end. I want to create my own permaculture market garden (in the vein of Bec Hellouin in France) but will need more of a permanent space, which means a 30 year mortgage on a piece of land with a small house. Property is super expensive in my country. Considering the current situation, it doesn’t seem like a good idea to get into (more) debt like this (we currently have a mortgage on a very small apartment in the city that we have recently tried and failed to sell). Is it too late to live my permaculture dreams, in light of near-distant future economic and societal collapse, and just continue working on other people’s projects and do what I can on a very small adhoc scale? Or should I take advantage of what is still possible now and jump into a new adventure with more debt, and leave tomorrow to worry about itself?

10 Comments
2024/04/06
00:42 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

7 Comments
2024/04/05
20:30 UTC

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Bird Flu prep

I would like to know if you need a full face gas mask to protect against bird flu if it were to be a full pandemic? Which ones are recommended?

Also,

If there was a Bird Flu pandemic, how long would you need to quarantine in your house for to wait it out? What duration of food do I need to prepare for?

33 Comments
2024/04/05
18:08 UTC

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What are your opinions about regenerative farming?

I just watched an extremely uplifting docu about the possibilities of regenerative farming to combat climate change. What are your opinions about regenerative farming, can we place any hope in it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvHJKqU-mZo

10 Comments
2024/04/05
04:29 UTC

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For those that are against gold/silver, what are you doing instead?

19 Comments
2024/04/04
14:01 UTC

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1st world problem question

I am wondering what other folks are doing about retirement accounts. I am super lucky and I also worked hard & sacrificed in order to save for retirement. My husband and I are both fiscally conservative and he has saved quite a bit himself for both he and I for retirement.

I drip with liberal guilt even asking this question, but what should we do about the money? I know we are headed towards an economic crash of epic proportions at some point in the future and the thought of all that hard work and saving [& privilege, I’m not that stupid] being whisked away with a digital pen stroke is hard to bear. What are the other privileged few collapse-aware folks doing? Just keeping these accounts in the stock market? Commodity futures? CDs? We already have Roth IRAs.

27 Comments
2024/04/03
14:43 UTC

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Any good careers for collapse?

I’m 26 and I have no college degree and haven’t picked a career yet. I know. I’m way behind. I was thinking lawyer but I was worried about the debt. What do y’all think?

49 Comments
2024/04/03
04:01 UTC

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How to escape the collapse?

For any schizos that agree, here are my predictions: 1: American government will control en masse, and states' rights are worthless since all that matters is the president's orders(even if the orders are made up from other interested parties) ie civil war happens and any number of countries ou escape? I live in the north and my pipe dream for this situation is to travel farther north into remote snow-covered forests of Canada and somehow survive. Not likely though. I guess I am asking how to not die due to bullshit happening in the world. I really just want to be left alone to live my own life but I know I am going to be forced to do whatever shit happens. My recent searches have been about what happened to civilians who refused the draft in WWII. My main issues are that American society collapses due to foreign attacks, civil war, or interior invasion from immigration. Equally likely. So do I hole up with my neighborhood or do I escape to the frigid north of Canada? I refuse to be a pawn in some worthless war. This might be a post for prepper communities but just wanted to see what y'all thought.

For any schizos that agree, here are my predictions: 1: American government will control en masse, and states' rights are worthless since all that matters is the president's orders(even if the orders are made up from other interested parties) ie civil war happens and any number of countries send resources or completely send militaries to support one side

2: Our electric grid is completely vulnerable to foreign attack, any number of countries would love to take advantage of a blind country. I'm sure the military would be fine but the chaos from citizens would result in so many deaths. The thing is that so many Americans forgot what violence is like despite the majority of the world still relying on violence to do what they want. Outside of civilized countries is babarsim. Lives don't matter.

2: Our electric grid is completely vulnerable to foreign attack, any number of countries would love to take advantage of a blind country. I'm sure the military would be fine but the chaos from citizens would result in so many deaths. The thing is that so many Americans forgot what violence is like despite the majority of the world still relying on violence to do what they want. Outside of civilized countries is barbarism. Lives don't matter.

If you have any advice I would greatly appreciate it.

6 Comments
2024/04/01
00:52 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

11 Comments
2024/03/29
21:30 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

13 Comments
2024/03/22
21:30 UTC

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In light of imminent climatic collapse, is gardening/seeds storing really worth it?

Hello guys,

I'm monitoring the SST temp basically every day, every week, and am more and more scared of the coming summer. Although the last week saw a drop in the SST, but still...

Now I'm simply wondering if gardening is worth it. If indeed this summer we witness massive crop failures all around the globe... If industrialized and fertilizer-infused harvests are doomed to fail, how would our little domestic backyard gardens survive? Everything will die as well.

If our civilization agriculture is doomed, would it be more efficient to agressively stock up on shelf foods (cans, dry food), in huge quantities? I mean decades worth of stock. Instead of considering growing your own food on the long term, which may become impossible anyway.

Except of course if you grow all of it under greenhouses (which would have to survive bigger and bigger storms).

I'm specifically talking about "how to eat as long as possible in the coming climatic global collapse". Of course that doesn't take into accounts the security, raiders, and how to stock it (ambiant temperature, no or low humidity, meaning no floods, etc).

60 Comments
2024/03/19
12:20 UTC

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How do you build local community?

I’m of the mind that one of the key aspects of resilience in the face of adversity is to have a solid local network of people with varying skills and abilities. Ideally they are like-minded in some ways or at least have some values in common.

Given this mindset, I’ve been trying for years to connect with my neighbours and forge relationships with them, with little success.

I live in a townhome complex with a really high rate of turnover. My neighbours on one side have changed four times in six years, and the neighbours on the other side have changed once.

Most of my extended neighbours respond with a polite nod or wave when I greet them, but beyond that they are mostly unwilling to go beyond cursory greetings. I have one neighbour with whom I have friendly chats when we cross paths, but that’s it.

I do have lots of friends, but none of them live particularly close by, especially since I moved from my home city a decade ago. Even my local friends are far enough that it takes a while to go see them by car or public transit. I’m part of the local Quaker Meeting too, but they are even further away from me geographically.

How have you gone about building community locally? Is it even possible to do nowadays?

24 Comments
2024/03/17
17:38 UTC

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How did you prepare for collapse this week?

Did you do anything to prepare for collapse this week? It can be anything from reading an interesting article to installing a greywater recycling system in your house. No project is too big or too small.

This thread is here to inspire others to take actions they may not have otherwise thought about doing.

If you’re interested in leaving observations of collapse in your area then I encourage you to head over to r/collapse where they have a weekly thread for this very thing.

7 Comments
2024/03/15
21:30 UTC

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Ways to make external USB hard drives EMP-proof

Over time, I've accumulated valuable data on external 2.5-inch USB hard drives. Photos, videos, PDF documents. My understanding is that these hard drives could be rendered useless in the event of a strong electromagnetic pulse caused, for example, by a geomagnetic storm. Is there any method to safeguard them from this potential threat?

16 Comments
2024/03/10
11:44 UTC

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