Thu 15 Aug 2013 10:20AM

What would be the list of essential priority things to do?

JG Jammie Gregory Public Seen by 16

Lets say we get there, we agree where and when to go and all show up, buy some land, then what? What would be the essential list of things to accomplish or get settled first? For example we need a source of clean water, a sanitation system, source of electricity, internet lines, maybe a source of food (hunting, fishing, gardening), and everyone needs some form of shelter, how would just those few things be prioritized?


Blaine Smith Fri 16 Aug 2013 8:53PM

In extreme conditions you can live 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food, So I think those are main priorities. For shelter a simple tent would suffice until the others are done. Next would be water, depending on where it is this could be done in many ways, from cleaning dirty water or getting moisture from dirt/plant matter with solar stills, or we could purchase or build a device that gets water from the humidity in the air. Or rain collection. As for food we could bring as many rations as we can and eat that while we grow our own food, and I'm sure that combined we could afford food even for just the start, or if possible someone could bring pre-grown plants so we can grow food faster. And then there are the ideas already mentioned of hunting and fishing. After that, I suppose it would be best to make everything as automated as possible. I probably missed something.


Xich Quy Fri 23 Aug 2013 5:27AM

I am assuming we don't just show up empty handed and have only purchased land. There will need to be months of planning. We will bring as many tools and as much resources as we can. Hopefully by the time we meet, we should all know what we are bringing to the table and whatnot. Additionally, we would have enough people to simultaneously complete different tasks. Some first orders would be temporary shelter, storage, workshop and greenhouses. We'll need a collection of machines to fabricate the things we'll need (http://opensourceecology.org/).