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    Quote Originally Posted by Lcstyle View Post
    The cost of everything is skyrocketing, but that doesn't affect you, because you are holding wealth in PM and exchanging the PM for the current exchange rate on a daily basis.
    Great way to put it. I hadn't thought of PMs that way. Similar to how a friend describes people in impoverished nations doing mostly barter. He said "Even in massive inflation, your cow is still worth one cow."
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    My sister and brother in law lost half of there barn, and lost most trees they had on the property. The owned a small farm and lived mostly off the grid. But simple things like running water and basic supply's they miss but are managing without.

    My sister in law travels into town to get what little WiFi she can to send out a few quick messages. She lost half of the chickens but still are trading eggs for other stuff. One thing she is taking away from all this is basic things like eggs are very sought after in trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason m View Post
    My sister and brother in law lost half of there barn, and lost most trees they had on the property. The owned a small farm and lived mostly off the grid. But simple things like running water and basic supply's they miss but are managing without.

    My sister in law travels into town to get what little WiFi she can to send out a few quick messages. She lost half of the chickens but still are trading eggs for other stuff. One thing she is taking away from all this is basic things like eggs are very sought after in trade.

    Jason.

    They live on an island where commodities can quickly become limited, the place experiences major storms on a routine basis, they apparently have a clue about living a Spartan life if they're mostly off grid.

    Serious question here, not meant to offend.....How can they possibly explain that they did they not have a back up plan with their water situation? Containers, filtration, manual pumps, etc.

    It blows my mind that so many people don't realize how critical it is to have a secondary source of potable water, even if you have to make it potable yourself.

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    Power is still out for most of the island, phone lines are up and down constantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi2 View Post
    They live on an island where commodities can quickly become limited, the place experiences major storms on a routine basis, they apparently have a clue about living a Spartan life if they're mostly off grid.

    Serious question here, not meant to offend.....How can they possibly explain that they did they not have a back up plan with their water situation? Containers, filtration, manual pumps, etc.

    It blows my mind that so many people don't realize how critical it is to have a secondary source of potable water, even if you have to make it potable yourself.

    I wish them well and hope they learn from their major mistake.
    Notice what I said, "running water". They have a river near by and Im sure they are collecting rain water as it rains and rains heavy there some times daily enough to where my brother in law has a pic of himself taken a shower in the heavy rain.

    But nothing beats just turning on the sink or shower inside your own safe private house I think that's what they miss the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason m View Post
    One thing she is taking away from all this is basic things like eggs are very sought after in trade.
    Chickens are amazing creatures, much underappreciated, bug to egg converters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mibro View Post
    Chickens are amazing creatures, much underappreciated, bug to egg converters.
    ”Farm animals” are prohibited in Boston, but a lot of people wanted chickens. So the city changed their classification to “Domestic pets.” They usually become neighborhood celebrities: I’ve met “Hennifer Lopez.”
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