Practical advice on what to do, how to approach it. Imagine year 2002, with folks taking this seriously now, for the first time. They'll be coming on the web for straight forward how-to, not philosophical stuff. We need procedures, diagrams, do-it-yourself stuff.
Our living sites today are not as important as the work we are doing. I think many people will move, a year or two ahead, and some just at the last minute. But the important thing right now is getting the cookie cutter approach documented and available to folks. Solutions, so they can set up. We have time to relocate. The survival setups are not that expensive. It won't cost more than my normal housing, groceries, etc. Hydroponics for fun can cost no more than re-sodding the yard, etc.
I think there may need to be a start-up packet, maybe for those really getting nervous at the last minute, etc. And remember, up until the end, there will be money that each can spend. This doesn't have to be a giveaway. Perhaps there will be a commercial endeavor that provides that. I'll bet there will be a thousand such commercial sales, only a few worthwhile. Our service may be to point folks to the right place! What is needed is for sites to be doing fish and vegies, etc., via windmill, before it happens. Smooth transition. Maybe pass our seeds and fishlings to others in the area, help them get started. What I think we need to do is get a cookie-cutter approach, that folks can quickly purchase and adopt, or make, or whatever, and have it tried and true! Ahead of time.
Carrie, where to go is a problem beyond telling them where not to go, as we may have tens of thousands of folks going to those specific locations at the last minute. Then what? The government won't be able to care for folks, my bet is they will just throw everyone onto their own resources. There may be tent cities, beans and rice, but not for long. Perhaps we'll have to design something to accommodate these tens of thousands
Take the kids away from the parents, feed them and make the adults starve? There are going to be some tough calls to be made! The welfare arguments are a precursor to those times, I suspect. Once could put them to work - assign them tasks. Look at what Stephen Gaskin did with The Farm in Tennessee. This could be a model for what to do with these folks. If one has the basic survival kit, earthworms and moss and vitamin C, then one can support thousands. They won't like the lifestyle, but then they can leave! Maybe that's the answer. Tents for shelter after the shift, and an outhouse affair, a trench. This will be basic survival for those who don't prepare. But those who plan should have their sites elsewhere, secret, and have this other "charity site" separate. Otherwise none in the group will ever move above the subsistence level, as late comers aren't likely to be good planners either. They would say, lets eat the seed rather than plant, that type of thing. The thing to do is set up the earthworms, moss, and vitamin C in one place where folks can find it, with instructions, and leave them on their own!