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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    What will you do when the food and water on board runs out?

    Will you still want to be on open water if hurricane cat 5s are the new normal?
    I have a small solar powered desalination device on it so I will never run out of water.

    Any food I need can come from the ocean and be supplemented with all the MRE's I have on board.

    And you can always stay out of the hurricane's path.

    Its not like I am going to be sailing around the Caribbean.

    They don't get many hurricanes off of Alaska.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Since 1895, there has been one day hotter than today in Phoenix, 122 in 1993.
    We are probably going to break that on Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    I am actually rather fascinated to see how it all plays out...I know I have changed and come at it all from a bit of a different perspective now, so it will be interesting to see if I feel the need to run back to Sweden or if I find a new way to "be" back in the US for a prolonged period of time. Politically and economically, the US is definitely not in great shape and that makes me nervous of course......but on the personal level, this has to happen.

    I do my best to not live in fear and thats one of those cultural changes thats happened...in the US, fear plays a larger role than I realized. Life is messy, shit will happen, you cant live on constant alert. That was one of the things my son pointed out to me...how much I chilled down and de-stressed after living here. He remembers that in the US I was much more paranoid, worried, stressed etc...now I am much more easy going and absorb things better. He dont want me to lose my "zen" haha.
    Did you get rattled by Y2K? The Cuban Missile Crisis?

    If you are a person who has a history of immunity to anxiety, then great! If not, take the time to cultivate some anxiety-reducing tactics.

    You might enjoy this book:



    Although aimed more at managing the risk of human violence, the book drives home the point that fear is great and should be amplified, but anxiety is bad, soul-destroying and should be repelled.

    As to climate change, there is almost nothing a single person can do, other than to choose where to live. Most everything else is so massive, it requires a level of cooperation among nations to alter the trajectory of future events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Americans are almost certainly the most advantaged people on earth. If you have a preferred brand of trash bag, you are far wealthier than most of humanity can even dream of.

    Yet we are in for a very rough summer, and it is not likely to let up again. The political scandals of Donald Trump. The worst hurricane season in history. Increasingly hostile, war-like conduct in the ME, SE Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, etc.

    In this new-normal malestrom, how will you protect your peace of mind? Your physical well-being? Your financial security?

    This is a season of events with worldwide significance, that potentially will impact the most private areas of your life.

    Do you have a plan? Do you think a plan is even possible?
    Ms. Madeline,

    My plan is to not sink into paranoia. It must be working because that has been my same plan for the past 50 some odd years, and the end of the world still isn't anywhere near.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Madeline,

    My plan is to not sink into paranoia. It must be working because that has been my same plan for the past 50 some odd years, and the end of the world still isn't anywhere near.
    For YOU.

    Billions have died over the last 50 years, many from climate change-related causes.

    Try looking past the tip of your nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    For YOU.

    Billions have died over the last 50 years, many from climate change-related causes.

    Try looking past the tip of your nose.
    Ms. Madeline,

    Sucks to be them, wot? But nature is what nature does. Sometimes you eat the lion, sometimes the lion eats you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Madeline,

    Sucks to be them, wot? But nature is what nature does. Sometimes you eat the lion, sometimes the lion eats you.
    Yeah. Cooperation among humans is for pussies.




    *Rolls eyes*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Did you get rattled by Y2K? The Cuban Missile Crisis?

    If you are a person who has a history of immunity to anxiety, then great! If not, take the time to cultivate some anxiety-reducing tactics.

    You might enjoy this book:



    Although aimed more at managing the risk of human violence, the book drives home the point that fear is great and should be amplified, but anxiety is bad, soul-destroying and should be repelled.

    As to climate change, there is almost nothing a single person can do, other than to choose where to live. Most everything else is so massive, it requires a level of cooperation among nations to alter the trajectory of future events.
    I was too young to experience the cuban missile crisis, it was just part of a history test for me....I wasnt worried about Y2K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    I was too young to experience the cuban missile crisis, it was just part of a history test for me....I wasnt worried about Y2K.
    Then you are most likely not particularly vulnerable to fear-mongering in the media, which is great! I know people who lost their families, as one could not stop obsessing about the Coming Calamity and the rest were fed up indulging his or her paranoia.

    Anxiety is not a minor problem.

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    A friend of mine was telling us about these "survival" type training camps now for people. Apparently they started out as kind of a joke as zombies became popular again in our culture. But now with all sorts of scenarios they have gotten serious. Firearm training, learning to survive outside, what plants to eat and such etc. Many are filled and have waiting lists. Have heard entire families are doing these things so they know what to do when and if the shit hits the fan for any reason. Interesting.
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