Surviving Without Oil

Lesson Learned From The Past

Are you prepared America?

With the turmoil in the Middle East; Libya especially, oil prices are bound to skyrocket. We, as a country, have seen this before and I plan on learning from that time. When Jimmy Carter was President, I remember gas shortages that was much like the picture at the right. I recall waiting for gas, only to be told when reaching the pump that they were out. I remember parking my gas-less car on the side of the street and walking miles home. I have the opinion we very well may be seeing days such as those real soon.

Many, many people will have no clue how to survive without a vehicle. My intent with this hub is not to raise alarm, but to prepare you. There are many other sources of transportation to get you from point A to point B. Here is some Froggy advice on how to survive without oil.

Go Electric

The first start a person can make would be an electric car. They are quite expensive, but the long term investment seems quite favorable.

More and more companies are producing electric cars. If you are a person that travels a long ways for employment or your job involves travel, I would strongly recommend investing in electric transportation.

There are other electric vehicles being marketed too.

Leg Power

Another great form of transportation that is completely oil-free is the bicycle.

Do you own a bicycle? They can be quite affordable and they make bikes that can carry items and such depending on what you would use it for.

I highly recommend you buying bicycles, helmets and pads for your whole family. OPEC will hate you for it, but your wallet will be in much better shape.

The Old West

Before automobiles, people traveled how?

By horse, is how. They would ride them with or without saddles or they would team them up and pull buggies or wagons. We may be reverting back to how our forefathers traveled; by horse.

Now, traveling and boarding horses has its issues too. You need land for the horse to be able to graze and of course a building/barn to bed your horses in. There is also the matter of feed and that other pesky problem; manure.

Heck, cowboys of yesterday dealt with it, why can't we?

Take a lesson from the Amish or Mennonites; buy some horses and a buggy and you can get wherever you need to go.

By Foot

The very first form of transportation may be what mankind will have to revert to.

God gave us two legs and two feet for a reason.

Buy a good pair or two of some shoes and start walking. It may take you longer to get to your destination, but you won't use any gas doing so.


Oil is bound to go through the roof. Get prepared!

As it is, oil companies have us enslaved and dependent on them. They can do what they will, it seems. Look how British Petroleum is getting over on the largest oil spill in history. There are still fishermen waiting for a simple check from them and are living jobless and some even homeless.

Let us take the power away from "big oil". Buy electric; buy a bike or a horse. At least buy some good shoes.

Just GO GREEN and save some green.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2011 Greg Boudonck

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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Horses are too expensive. Ride a bicycle, and break Dick Cheney's back.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I'll import a camel. lol

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi froggy,

Great read as usual and thanks for sharing.

take care


mikeq107 5 years ago

I highly remcomend Clarks walking shoe`s you will get miles without sore feet. Get the good airsole ones about $135...EXPENSIVE...but your feet and body will thank you as you walk off the pounds..

Great hub froggy213 :0)

Mike ;0)

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safiq ali patel 5 years ago from United States Of America

Froggy213. I like this peice. It is a little sarcastic but never the less it is timely. I'm on foot already but my ailing legs won't go far. I find this trend towards electric cars a little bit gimmicky. Electricity is not a natural resource. It is has to be generated or made. Some electric is made from hdydro energy, some electric comes from turbines while a lot of electricty is generated by using fossil fuel. Yes oil. ! Is the electric car really alternative or is it oil energy converted to electricity and that electric car is oil through a marketing veil. !! Good hub. Be ready folks to take on some of froggy's ideas.

revivor 5 years ago

Hi All

Back to the Amish!! (not a bad idea)

Also - if 3% of the Sahara desert had solar panels it would power the whole of Europe (interesting!?)

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