Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Essentials: Food, Water, Energy and Peace of Mind…..

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Albert Lusk
Activist Post

90% of the world’s population lives in the northern hemisphere….95% of the world’s pollution is created in the northern hemisphere and probably much of what remains there…..and the effects of war, geo-engineering, radiation fallout, etc…should be much greater as well……not to mention the high-tech authoritative police states that control large swathes of the northern hemisphere….

Move to south or central America,…..in the mountains it is nice and cool….if not make sure you are in the most temperate place in the US you can be……..and make sure you have adequate local rainfall….close proximity to rivers/streams is good…

See if you can get at least an acre of land…..preferably as rural as possible….. the location will be important…a good climate, with good rainfall will provide the bulk of your animals' needs …..the better the climate the easier it will be for you......if you have a smaller property you won’t be able to grow enough for your goats….so look for locations where there is abundant grass growing on open properties nearby that you can either cut yourself or contract will someone local to bring to you, this is important…..then get some chickens, some pigs and goats….you need to source food for them….once you do….you’re covered for food and have good stuff to barter…..and 99% of you’ll be eating better than you are now…..focus your vegetable production on herbs that heal….dry for teas or create tincture extracts from alcohol…Plant root crops like beets and carrots that have high nutritional content and store more easily….and garlic and onions……don’t think you can rely on an extensive vegetable production operation to supply your family’s nutritional needs…….because you can’t…and won’t…

Next, assuming you have a roof over your head……you need water ……collect it off your roofs into large plastic tanks………put filtration system in kitchen and then…..

You need an alternative power source, especially for your water pump, hot water heater and stove …..and if you don’t live in a temperate zone, maybe to heat your house….


Put in a biodigestore, which is essentially a big plastic bag (6 meters long) that all animal and human waste goes into….and out the top comes a form of gas that can be converted/used as propane and be used easily to run water heaters, converted gasoline pumps and your oven……while a purified liquid fertilizer comes out the bottom…..with high levels of effective micro-organisms…..

OK….that covers food, water, energy and trading capital……and listen …if I can do this…anyone can do this…..this is not difficult……so you and your family have the basics covered….initially, you will spend a lot of time getting everything set up and running reasonably well….you’ll have a lot of small construction projects and maybe one or two not as small…..but after 3-4 years things should be running smoothly where I would guess it would take a husband and wife 30-40 hours a week each, including processing and sales/trades…..to run this….then you can expand, fine tune or just kick back and pursue other meaningful things….imagine if your grandparents had started this type of operation and your family continued to develop this framework…how much you could create….without much work……and

Cultivate spiritual awareness….learn to mediate……experience the sacredness of life…..pura vida

Note: I’ve been on the food , farming and health trail since 1974, when I cured myself of the severe hayfever allergies I had for 13 years….in a week by changing my diet…..went on to mentor with and befriended the real pioneers of the organic food movement Southern California…. founded the largest organic fresh food distributor in the U.S., Albert’s Organics and the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association, and more…..while acquainting myself with, befriending and studying with some of the leading alternative health practitioners in the U.S……

I live in the mountains outside San Jose, Costa Rica…..climate, climate, climate…..and except for the pigs which are planned shortly….I am doing all the above….with no direct previous experience…..I am very confident of maintaining my level of health if necessary on primarily eggs and dairy products……

I’ve done it for the past 2 years…. regarding health/diet answers; see Degenerative Disease by Dr. Weston Price, Enzyme Theory by Dr. Ed Howell and the works of Dr. Carl Pottinger ( PricePottingerFoundation)…..local installers of biodigestores should not be difficult to find in your area via Internet search or phone call to agricultural universities….the materials are not expensive……pura vida or pure life…is the Costa Rican universal greeting……feel free to contact me directly for more detailed information….allusk23@yahoo.com

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4 comments:

kathi dunphy said...

I don't know why you're so dismissive of supplying one's own food needs..."don’t think you can rely on an extensive vegetable production operation to supply your family’s nutritional needs…….because you can’t…and won’t… " I've been doing just that most of my life (in Canada)as have a great many others.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any links for a biodigestore?

Anonymous said...

Interesting writing style, Albert ... great recommendations, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your experience and your consideration in sharing.

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