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Old 03-05-2008, 11:07 AM  
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( From the Meat thread )With the rising prices of fuel, oil, meats,milk, foods, can goods, hay, grain, etc.......

If America was to fall on hard times,with prices getting out of hand, could you manage to grow and make it on your own ? This includes all basic needs to live by, food, water, & shelter. Those of us living in the city would have to find farm land to do so, that would be a tall order since prime farm land is scarce .

I could, if I was healthy enough to do the work involved so I would have to have help doing it, hire a farm hand.

Could you, how would you go about setting yourself and or family up to live by.

What if America fell to a 3rd world country as we see today across parts of this planet ?

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Old 03-05-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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My uncle has prime farm land over in Iowa, so I'd have a chance. The only problem I could forsee is having enough firewood to heat a home seeing that there isn't an abundance of trees on any of it.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:13 AM   #5
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:14 AM   #6
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #7
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #8
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #9
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:21 AM   #10
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:21 AM   #11
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:24 AM   #12
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I would need to move away from California. I would move to my fathers farm in Missouri. We would be fine. It would be a challenge I would enjoy. My wife and daughter however, would probably not enjoy it.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:26 AM   #13
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I live on a acre, but I'm not sure how much food I could garner from it. I guess I'd become a pro at canning... and keeping the varmints away. There are also a bunch of deer around my area, so I guess that would be viable.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:27 AM   #14
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I'm studying something similar to this in my technological interdependence class. It's called the trigger effect. I believe I could survive without the amenities of the city life.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:32 AM   #15
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Oh wait. You're talking about food, aren't you?
but that fits right in to the soon to be barter economy that would come.
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