May 6, 2014 at 12:34 am #12482
This looks like a great resource for anyone planning to use draft animals.May 6, 2014 at 1:01 am #12485
Speaking of Animals for labor , we will have a large supply of such labor in our Gulags after the Revolution , best of all , you dont even have to feed them if you do not wish to , and if you beat them daily , the ASPCA will not utter a word about it . Win -Win situation .May 6, 2014 at 9:38 am #12512
Yes, I thought this article was good as we will be like the African farmers, trying to improvise with limited experience and limited tools. A lot of good ideas, based on experience…no need to re invent the wheel…..May 6, 2014 at 10:08 am #12519
Luckily in our area people still know how to use animals such as water buffalos to prepare the fields. Im not sure how far we are going to go before SHTF with primitive farming techniques. I will definitely try to find a place where I can practice with those animals, but I don’t think we will make the switch before we have to.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")May 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm #12538
1974 – thanks for that! I guess I should go spend a little time studying a few of my young steer – scope ‘em out!
Tolik – now, now….such dark thoughtsMay 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm #12543
I thought this training guide was particularly good. http://www.tillersinternational.org/oxen/resources_techguides/AdvancedTrainingTechniquesforOxenTechGuide.pdfMay 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm #12546
By the way, I read some books about western expeditions to Asia from the last 200 years to research new resources and compare farming techniques. Not all techniques that have been used traditionally in the area here were the best. People did things for centuries in a very inefficient way just because they did not know better.
So maybe even trying some unknown farming techniques from similar places on different continents might be beneficial.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")May 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm #12558
No question about it people use the same old methods because “this is the way we do it”May 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm #12562
Yes! The looks I get when I use my ATV to pull farm equipment is very funny here in John Deere countryMay 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm #12589
Yes, some of the benefits here about having BOL in village where time “go very slow” is that people often use skills that are used for years, on same way.
During the last collapse people there did not had too much problems without electricity, gas and everything else, they living much simpler life and use techniques that are in some other parts of the world maybe forgotten. Like animals and primitive labor techniques.
I guess it is one benefit of living in not so developed part of the world (and country). Simply it is gonna be easier to cope with some problems of collapse there.
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