So, at this point in our geopolitical climate, it’s very unfortunate that we must proceed with careful consideration as to how we’re going to handle our position in the likely scenario that things escalate (god forbid).
Thankfully we have a lot of permaculturalists and the like in this area (myself included), many of whom have had to work normal jobs to fulfil the demands society has, such as serving alcohol, tobacco and food more so than growing it, but that will be the first thing to flip on its head; our demands will fall back to more of a staple necessity basis than that of luxury, squandered privilege basis – the way it has been for so many decades.
Electricity will be compromised, as too will your stockpiles in freezers etc, unless you’re prepared with batteries and solar. We have ample area to grow food freely and abundantly which, to date, has been maintained by Council as strictly ornamental, with any food such as an odd tomato plant being ripped out. That mentality will change.
Cars will mostly become redundant for the 5–10 years we’re at war too. So I have lots of ideas regarding how we proceed to safeguard and even enhance our way of life here, but the bottom line I need to reinforce is that we simply cannot be reliant on the grid and normal supply lines for our survival in the situation of global conflict. We must become more independent as a society than we ever imagined.
We need a community meeting to discuss how we go forward with resilience in these radically changing times we face.