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10 Skills To Survive A World Without Oil

The end of the oil era is coming. Learn ten vital skills for living in a world without oil.

Take a moment and try to imagine a world without oil.

Can you do it?

Petroleum products are such an integral part of every thing we do. And yet, sooner than we may wish, that time is coming. Do you have the skills needed to survive in a world without oil?

This evening we had a long chat with a friend who works in the Canadian oil fields. He clearly has a bit of guilt about it – about four times tonight, he said, “I know, I know, I know the damage I’m doing to the environment with this job.” However, what I found very telling was the conclusion he has reached.

We have ten years, and maybe less, before we will need something else to run our vehicles. The problem is, he says, that ‘something else’ doesn’t really exist yet.

The end of the oil era IS coming. Do you know the ten vital skills needed to survive in a world without oil?
From my very first blog posts back in 2010, my message has been simple – we are going to need to learn to survive without oil.

Whether the problem is low supply and unaffordable prices, or high supply with unprofitable prices, we are rapidly reaching the end of the oil era.

Like our friend said, though, we have nothing with which to replace it. Oh, they’re working on stuff, but there’s nothing available that will replace the affordable availability of oil – and it’s quite likely there never will be.

Some people react to this with thoughts of happiness. Good, they say. Get rid of the gas, get rid of the petroleum, and we’ll all live better lives.

Except we won’t.

If you take a moment and look around, I challenge you to find all of the items that were made out of petroleum, made with petroleum fuel, or transported to you by petroleum. Actually, the list will be shorter if you look for the items that were not.

For five years, I have been preparing for this and a world without oil terrifies me.

What would a world without oil look like? We can look at those who still rely on horses to give us some indication. The Amish and Old Order Mennonites remain agrarian and local, living simply and self-sufficiently in many ways.

So how have the Plain folk managed?


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The end of the oil era is coming. Learn ten vital skills for living in a world without oil.
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