Hi P.S. I see that you live in Tassie. Why do you follow the Cats? I am always curious as to why people who are not from Geelong, or the surrounding area follow the Cats. I had no real choice. I was born and bred in Geelong and it feels kinda like I am genetically predisposed to support the Cats.
Cheer, The Rabbi.
You could have picked up a decent Singer 201K treadle sewing machine with cabinet in North Shore for $85 on eBay last week. I am currently restoring mine - handy to sew stuff up to canvas and light leather. Make sure you have decent tools - gardening and woodwork to start with.
Also another bloke Ferfal who wrote about life in Argentina in the early 2000's after their economy melted down (again) - ferfal.blogspot.com/. I find zerohedge.com has a good overview of breaking issues stuff around the world. That should help you. Sing out if you have any specific questions.
Hey Mate - didn't want to put too much more off topic stuff in the thread. Square away your storable food and water and water filtration. Most people presume tomorrow will be like today which was like yesterday. Good starting place with lots of info and articles is http://survivalblog.com/ more to come...