Thursday, August 18, 2005

deer in headlights

PO sucks arse!
When I started looking into PO and learned what was going on, I sort of just sat on the road and watched them big bright lights get closer, then I kind of ran around in small tight circles yelling "fuck,fuck,fuck", now I just watch adverts for plasma screen tv's and hugh motor vehicles with bemusement. Im currently trying to work out things I should probably be starting to hoard, and wondering where I can get a firearm and when I should get one.

Amen, but don't forget to hoard things like a clued in circle of friends, good neighbors, and useful knowledge.

That said, this seems an interesting exercise -- compare the price of a random big screen plasma TV with some "Post Peak" items that might come in handy. Using US dollars, August, 2005.

Samsung 40" LCD HDTV (LN-R408D) -- $3999.99

Could instead buy:

Storable food for two, year supply -- $1200
Gasoline, 100 Gallons -- $270
Store of long lived food seeds -- $230
Weapons and/or Ammunition -- $800
100 ounces spending silver -- $800
Extra survival Gear -- $699.99

Side benefits:

Less time spent watching TV means more time spent raising awareness for Peak Oil, and thus potentially eliminating the need for the survivalist gear.

2 Comments:

At 10:01 PM, August 18, 2005, Anonymous Jill said...

In the sub-$300 range you can get a 'home defense shotgun' - pump action shotgun with a short stock.

Nothing says 'whoops, better go' to a would-be criminal than the distinctive sound of a shell being jacked into the chamber of a pump shotgun.

And a nice buck-shot load won't go too far out of the walls of your home - less chance of you messing up your neighbors with a loose round, or a round that passes through your target.

 
At 11:03 PM, August 18, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

That is one of the many reasons I don't sneak around peoples homes at night - I never want to hear that sound.

 

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