In the East the symbol of wisdom.

Sometimes, it happens that events create, or are likely to create, shortages in commodities which are, or are perceived to be, important to people e.g. petrol food and water. In these circumstances do you rush out and buy to stockpile or do you just stick to your usual routine?


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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4 Responses to Stockpiling.

  1. bert says:

    No, i would not rush to the shops. I never did.

    I have always liked to be self-sufficient, and i’m not, but i can change sail any minute and become completely self-sufficient very fast. I have my own source of water, I have reserves for at least a month in other stuff, i use petrol for heating, but we also have a wood stove.

    If not having a garden, I would make one, and get my first seedlings from the forest nearby … or from sharing. The first year i’d have to rely on the neighborhood for sharing whatever … When people think there is no advantage for them once the shops are empty, they start to collaborate and help each other, and sharing becomes essential.

    I was always surprised to see how much human contact is put on a pedestal in countries like norway or in the mountains of switzerland, or in the communities of asylum seekers without papers in the big cities. In all three examples resources are scarce. I also noticed that once asylum seekers have papers, they share less and less until they are like anyone else in a society.

  2. bert0001 says:

    … let them plunder the markets. i have a garden with fresh potatoes and a woodpile to fry them …

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