I would take the chance of a partnership if someone gave me creative control in writing. You said you have loads and loads to say on this path...I would like to hear more of your thoughts if you are up to it.
Have you been looking for something yourself?
I also think more-isolated areas could be harmed more by the changes we're going through than places with a moderate population density.
....might I humbly suggest the edges of the suburbs?
Mostly, I mean a decline in energy production.
A lot of rural lifestyles take huge amounts of energy even to set up, and what inter-dependence remains between rural and urban, whether the relations are physical or cultural, seems like it will be more difficult to maintain as time goes by.
I'm not necessarily thinking in terms of safety, more in terms of comfort and opportunity. That is to say, there are more options at the edge of nowhere than there are in the middle.
Leah Sattler wrote:
I don't feel like I would become other peoples "option" if things were to get really bad.
paul wheaton wrote:
First, it isn't frozen all year. It will snow and it will freeze and once in a while it gets freaky cold! But it seems that the snow is usually on the ground for a few days and then it warms up and melts off.
Take a look at this page:
Focus on january. The average temp appears to be a low in the teens and a high around 32. This last year, they had a week of the lows dipping below freezing and the highs being around 40. Only two days in january dipped below zero. And it looks like that for this year, those were the only two days below zero.
jacqueg wrote:....John Day country, the Wallowas, the Blues.
No I would not think that it would stay frozen all year...I said my concern was six months out of the year there are lows below freezing. Frankly I was guessing at that point just from an idea I have of that area and research I have done in surrounding states.
I am not sure if you are thinking that freezing is zero or....? It just sounds like from your response that you are not considering that crop damage begins, at least in my experience in the mid 30's. Or maybe just not concerned because you have a solution? I would like to better understand this.
have spent a week high up in the Eagle cap wilderness area in the Wallawa Mountains at above 8,000 feet. It took almost two days, some of it going up what felt like miles of switchbacks, just to hike into our campsite.
I have never again seen such amazing high alpine lakes and meadows, bare granite peaks and ridges and a never ending abundance of wildlife. Huge elk and mule deer everywhere you turn it seemed
paul wheaton wrote:
The growing season for most folks is 90 days. My growing season was about four weeks longer because I used raised beds. And I have lots of other tricks up my sleeve to get it longer still!
Marty wrote:wouldn't that be an extremely difficult life? - it seems like you would need the eight months to recover from the work you would have to do in the four months to store enough food for everyone to survive the winter.
In the mountains, the tradition of seasonal sloth was ancient and pervasive. “Seven months of winter, five months of hell,” they said in the Alps. When the “hell” of unremitting toil was over, the human beings settled in with their cows and pigs. They lowered their metabolic rate to prevent hunger from exhausting supplies.
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