Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Peak oil, global depression, United Future in coalition - tips to survive the coming hard times.

1. First off be prepared to buy the soon to be designed & manufactured innovation from the SunnyO assembly lines: Junk Mail Fuelled Pot Belly Stove (TM). I just had this idea today, and it's got that exciting water-engine, perpetual motion machine kind of feel about it. Except that given the tonnes of junk mail we all receive each week, regardless of the explicit threats to the wellbeing of the deliverers that might be posted on or near your letterbox, it could possibly work.

There will be an exorbitant price tag of course, but given the fuel is free & readily available (ever try to stop them delivering junk mail?) it should pay for itself in no time.

2. Learn to knit (or find yourself someone who can) and recycle clothes dryer lint. Honestly, this is another idea that has "winner" written all over it. Save all your lint (this is New Zealand, so it shouldn't be hard to get hold of one or more of those old wool bags, particularly if you live in one of those rural electorates that always vote National each election. Hell, when times get tough under this government & lint becomes scarce, have your handy seamstress (or seamster?) whip you up a wool bag suit!

But anyway, I digress, if you haven't got a clothes dryer, save your navel fluff, it'll take a bit longer to get a jersey's worth, but it'll be worth the effort.

Of course, you're going to need something to process that lint & fluff, and so watch the home stores for the impending introduction of the SunnyO Lint & Navel Fluff Spinning Machine (TM).