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Could ongoing virus trigger economic depression?

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PorcupineKate:

--- Quote from: surfivor on March 12, 2020, 10:54:44 PM ---I was thinking, if this virus doesn’t go away and turns out to be as bad as some say and sticks around for years, could it trigger an economic depression or is that part of the eugenics plan to begin with ?

I’ve alre been contemplating a little bit of this which is basically could I retire or semi retire at my camp in Maine? I hate the idea in that it’s cold with 3 or 4 feet of snow in the winter but ..

My yurt is 20 feet in diameter or about 350 square feet or whatever. It is not well insulated but the wood stove is close to a cubic foot firebox and puts out 28k btu max. Now I see that some stoves can do 100k so I could easily do that I suppose and be set for for sub zero temps anyway and maybe buy some supplemental firewood tho I have 11 acres. By removing tables and putting in 6 foot high shelves in the yurt I could have more storage plus put in a bunk bed so I could have storage on the top bed and underneath. I have a 20 foot storage container as well.

I could get a decent generator also and I have been studying quail raising and I guess you could eat lots of rice and beans and go with cheaper fruits in the winter like apples and bananas

Using the generator I could create ice using an ice maker. I have a giant yeti style cooler. Using a vacuum sealer I picture that I could make a kind of quail jerky that didn’t need to be refrigerated to store and also make dried eggs vacuum sealed the same way?



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Can you dig a root cellar in the ground?  Apples, squashes, potatoes, and other root crops could easily be stored this way. 
I have family all up and down Mid Coast Maine and they all have gardens every year with little trouble.  Fedco and Johnny's Selected Seeds are both in Maine and they have all sots of short season varieties that do great in New England.

surfivor:

--- Quote from: PorcupineKate on March 28, 2020, 12:18:34 PM ---Can you dig a root cellar in the ground?  Apples, squashes, potatoes, and other root crops could easily be stored this way. 
I have family all up and down Mid Coast Maine and they all have gardens every year with little trouble.  Fedco and Johnny's Selected Seeds are both in Maine and they have all sots of short season varieties that do great in New England.

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 The land is a bit wet and if you dig down a few feet you tend to hit water. I would have to build some kind of mound so it's a bit of work

oktheniknow:
Sounds too cold to me.
I've been renting a few years. Hoping that the real estate market will cool some. The market around Austin is way overpriced.

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