rangerone314 wrote: mos6507 wrote:
liammcglynn wrote:EEStor will not save us. It is a great idea that will take time and resources to develop. Because these ideas will not kick into high gear until oil prices are above $100 (or more) per barrel, they cannot scale quickly enough to offset the oil shortfall.
I like to find a few token things to look forward to before TSHTF. This is one of them. An EESTOR off-grid battery bank would be the holy grail for a doomstead. I don't care if it prevents collapse or not as long as I get my hands on one of them, considering that they have virtually unlimited cycle life
If everyone's preps work even after a societal collapse, I wonder how long it will take for those preps to breakdown.
Will the greatgrandkids know solar power & electricity or will they be living in mudhuts?
Ironically, people with preps are probably just buying themselves time, sort of like what the rich have done.
When oil production falls off the edge, transportation and agriculture will be hardest hit. The wealthy will seed products to prolong their lifestyle while the rest of the world literally starves. Without ready access to refined petroleum products, corporate agriculture will collapse. As the world struggles to adapt, the death toll will be unprecedented. I feel lazy right now so I won't look up some of the articles I have read that compare pre and post industrial agriculture in terms of population support. The differential is horrifying.
Anyway, survival requires clear priorities. Batteries are not at the top of the list though they would be a wonderful convenience. That said, I plan on an EV and commodities to make it through the initial onslaught.
Experts wisely advise a community approach to survival. I may have to climb out of my cave and find some friends - friends with batteries and a farm.