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