(c) Copyright 1998 by Robert Waldrop

Suppose you woke up one morning and the technological infrastructure was gone -- no electricity, no natural gas service, no water or sewer, no garbage collections, no just in time inventory. What would you do? How would you cope? What would happen to you and your family? Well, here's what happened to us.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5 Getting ready for the winter of 2000-2001

Part 6 A Christmas on Oakley Street

Part 7 Give us this day our daily bread.

Part 8 What we did with our basement.

Part 9 Homelessness

Part 10 Civil society, and how it saved our bacon. -->

The first rule of surviving the collapse of civilization is: Get there the firstest with the mostest.

For much greater detail about my plans for adapting my "urban homestead" to meet the looming challenges of peak oil, climate instability, and economic irrationality, see Gatewood Urban Homestead, the permaculture design for my home.

See also. . .




Preparedness Nuggets Index . A cyberbook of practical wisdom, redacted from various email discussion groups.

See also: Printable flyers for use during BIG disasters

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