Through a series of my own errors my public key is expired and I don't have the master key with me to re-sign it. I use this key to encrypt many files i use on a daily basis, most importantly org files in emacs.

Can I convince EPA to encrypt for the expired key anyway even though it's expired?

my org file starts with

# -*- mode:org; epa-file-encrypt-to: ("B66NNNNNNNNNNN3EA") -*-

does it take additional options or can I change other things in gpg to make it trusted, provided i have only the encryption and signing (non-master) keys with me?

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Set the time on your computer to last year ? I guess any year after 1970 can be set , though individual hardware, software, interfaces would add restrictions.

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