preparedness What a great thread! The last few months ( since I bought a laptop) have been an extraordinary learning curve for me and much thanks to this site. Trying to grasp how the economy is so precariously balanced on growth and how growth is so dependent on fossil fuels and how fuels are running out and now the climate. Sometimes it is all I can do but turn the music up loud as I dissolve myself in tending the garden. As long as climate change looks on us kindly here with adequate rainfall I know I will have enough food to survive but I have an uncontrollable urge to tell others. And frustratingly no-one around me is doing much. Even though I believe we have some years before climate or oil create a crucial change to my way of life, I now am beginning to see that the economy could collapse at any time. This scares the shit out of me. That means even if there is oil, I wouldn’t have money to buy it, or the new veggie enclosure, spade shovel etc. because the money was kept in a bank that collapsed. Violence is the worst possible outcome and I do believe that keeping a positive attitude is important because I understand that our thoughts influence our reality. I believe that if my town Kyogle could wake up and address at least some of these issues and start to plan for a future of sustainability and independence, we could thrive through this. If everyone was actively engaged in meaningful activity that benefited the whole community then there would be no need for escapism and depression , and violence would be reduced. We need to encourage people to relearn the old skills. Get biodiversity back onto farms, relearn working with wood and metals, fixing and patching, bottling, shoe making, I don’t know there is so much…. I would like to somehow start the wheel turning here. Not sure how. Maybe some video nights to start with. Sonya I don’t know what “The Power of Community “is but Id like to see it. Where do I find a copy? Any helpful ideas would be appreciated.