The U.S economy is going to crash and burn. We’re near the next economic collapse and stock market crash, Trump’s gonna be the fall guy. This thing is all gonna collapse while he’s president. We have an overvalued stock market now. There are sufficient financially engineered investment products in our marketplace. Yet, no one knows what the catalyst will be for the next stock market crash. But in a sense, it doesn’t matter, because you can’t totally prepare yourself for the next financial collapse without completely exiting the investment market.
Ron Paul, who has for years been predicting an economic collapse and stock market crash worse than 2008, says that disaster is coming soon. The Economic Doomsday is here.
Do you know how to be prepared for an economic collapse? If there was ever a time in the history of the world we need to be ready it’s today, not tomorrow. I’m not a doomsday prepper, but I will tell you one thing, we have to put together a plan as part of our strategy to be properly prepared and do so as soon as possible. My gut is telling me to shout from the rooftop to get ready for something this country hasn’t seen in many years. If you are sitting on the fence about getting food storage, water, emergency cooking devices, fuel, paper products, emergency toilet supplies, an emergency wash tub and many more things, (I will make a short list today), JUST DO IT! Remember, I do not list weapons, this is a family friendly blog and so is my book. Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation And by the way, I will not skin a squirrel and eat it. Just giving you the heads-up here.
I heard my friend, who started talking about living off the grid. Off the grid means living with solar for instance and not having to depend on the government to supply us with power. We talked about solar panels, generators, batteries, the whole gamut. We also will talked about how our country is not prepared for a cyber attack. We are prepared for natural disasters, somewhat, as we’ve seen them respond to recent floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, fires, etc.?
But if our power goes down WE need to be prepared. Now, this could be severed powered lines, power grids that are targeted and sabotaged. Our country is so vulnerable to severe electrical outages. Have you read the book, “Lights Out” by Ted Koppel? You need too! Ted Koppel quotes so many people he and his team interviewed for the book. These were the folks that were “in charge” of our infrastructure. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the AftermathOur country is so unprepared for attacks on our main power grids, it’s pathetic. Just imagine the power is out, the water lines will not work, the sewage lines are inoperable, no refrigeration or light anywhere. Forget about getting gas for your cars, the gas pumps will not work without electricity. Our country has three main electric power grids that with a well-designed attack things would drastically change as we see our infrastructure become crippled. The equipment is so outdated that it would take years to repair, and that’s IF we could get the parts to replace the damaged equipment. It’s highly unlikely the parts could even be made. What the heck? We live in America, I thought we were more prepared than this!
If this happens, we will go back to living like families in the 1800’s. It’s not a question of if it will happen, it’s a question of when it will happen. Here’s the deal, I watch TV and use the remote to switch from CNN to Fox News and all the other news stations in my area. Of course, I have my favorite TV shows as well that I like to watch. If we lose electricity, the lights go out, the stores will close, and forget the truckers who we take for granted who deliver ALL the goods we need worldwide. When I see truckers driving down the highway, I have so much respect for them, when driving I let them in my lane as a courtesy. They keep our stores stocked, gas pumps full and so much more. I wave to them as if to say “thank you for all you do” for this country so we can eat, drink and survive, so to speak.
ECONOMIC COLLAPSE TIPS:
Be ready to withdraw any liquid monies before an economic collapse happens because within a week or less (if we lose electricity you will not have access to any funds via ATM’s, checks or monthly income deposits, for who knows how long). This is scary because we do not want a run on the banks. This means everyone runs to the bank to withdraw their money and the bank can’t stay open if this happens. Of course, if we have a cyber attack you won’t even have time to withdraw any money. Period. I’m talking about an economic collapse here.
Be prepared to pay home property taxes because the government can and will take your home if they are not paid (yep they will be the proud owners of thousands if not millions of homes if the property taxes are not paid). It makes you realize how much control our government has with the property taxes we owe on OUR homes.
Keep cash in small bills ready to use in your home in a safe secure place. If the banks are closed for days, weeks or months, the money you have in your home will be your saving grace. Your monthly deposits from income will not be available if the banks have zero electricity. They will be unable to take or disperse any funds
Store fuel such as propane (outside), inside your garage or shed you can store charcoal briquettes (without the starter fluid), lump charcoal, clean pine cones, and wood scraps. Please store them in air-tight containers so they will last longer. I use 5-gallon buckets with Gamma lids. Gamma Seal Lid Variety Pack – 6 Colors and 5-gallon buckets 5 Gallon White Bucket & Gamma Seal Lid – Food Grade Plastic Pail & Gamma2 Screw Seal Tight Lid (Red) I also store butane fuel 12 Butane Fuel GasOne Canisters for Portable Camping Stoves
Put together a first aid kit like no other one you have put together before. If the stores are closed you need to have the items you use every day or occasionally. Here’s a list: First-Aid-Kit-Checklist-Printable Please add your favorite items to my list and get as many as your budget allows. Check expiration dates. Think economic collapse.
Prescriptions, this is my biggest fear for those with life-threatening illnesses and diseases. Ask your doctor if you can purchase a 90 day supply, or even a one year supply. Yes, forget about insurance companies, you may need to pay cash for some prescriptions.
Do whatever you can to learn the skills you could trade for food or water like sewing, cooking, gardening, etc.
Strengthen your body, get out and bike, walk or swim, just do it. We will need our bodies to be strong and healthy.
Stock up on paper products like plates, cups, and napkins because we will want to use our water for drinking and our fuel for heat or cooking and not to the dishes. Get plenty of plastic utensils too.
Get some cooking devices to boil water and cook meals like a Lodge Dutch oven Lodge Camp Dutch Oven, 6 Qtthat you can use outside with some charcoal. Get a Sun Oven if you have a lot of sunshine. All American Sun Oven- The Ultimate Solar ApplianceCamp Chef has a great stove/oven combination Camp Chef Camping Outdoor Oven with 2 Burner Camping Stoveyou can make pancakes on top and bread in the oven.
Please be prepared for the unexpected. The question is not if, the question is when we have an disaster. God bless you and your family.
A catastrophic disaster or major terrorist attack can cause an immediate run on banks, market crash, social unrest and food shortages leading to a Second Great Depression; either be prepared beforehand or be broke with nothing, begging for food in the aftermath.
What are the top foods to stockpile for an emergency of this level?
A well-stocked survival pantry can be a life-saver in an emergency. Many people want to store items that can last forever, but they’ll also need to store foods that have a shorter lifespan. Let’s take a look at which foods you should consider storing and their average shelf life.
Which foods can you grab the most of, and get the most out of? It’s important to consider calorie count, ease of use / preparation, shelf-life, and even “weight” factored in. Why is weight a factor? What if you and your family have to evacuate an area on foot, and with nothing but backpacks and or suitcases? You’ll regret having stocked up on so much canned food when you realize just how much those cans weigh. Canned food can be a part of your survival food plan though — it can be the food that helps you get by the first few weeks, as long as you don’t have to evacuate. With that said, the first recommended survival food is…
Foods that last 2 – 5 Years:
Canned tuna, meats, fruits & vegetables
Cup Noodles, Ramen Noodles
Tea & Coffee
Coconut oil, Olive oil
Dried herbs & spices
Most fruit juices
Foods that last 5 -10 Years:
Dehydrated Fruit (5 years)
MREs (ready to eat meals)
Beans: Garbanzo Beans, Kidney Beans, Lima Beans, Mung Beans, Pinto Beans
Foods that last forever:
Fresh cuts of meat
One final thing to comment on here: People stocking up on survival foods might skip the meat aisle altogether, believing that cuts of meat will go bad quickly in an emergency.
But what if you know how to salt and smoke meat, to preserve it for long term storage minus refrigeration or freezing? You can make these cuts of meat last several months, and possibly several years.
What do you have in your freezer at home right now?
If the electricity fails to your community, a blackout lasting several weeks or more, as these cuts of meat thaw, have a system in place (right in your own backyard), where you can salt and smoke each cut of meat. Build yourself a backyard smoker. This is how early Native Americans commonly prepared meat for long term storage. So, consider this a “Plan B” for your frozen meat in the event of a power outage, where the power is down for good.
A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game
Learn techniques to easily store survival food for several years
With that said, you can use the same techniques to store specific non perishable foods that big name food storage companies use like Wise Company and Mountain House use; many times you can do it cheaper (saving yourself quite a bit of money on long term survival food), which means you can afford to purchase a lot more food in bulk, specific food storage supplies (foil pouches and oxygen absorption packets) and the 5 gallon airtight buckets you will use as an outer container, storing several foil pouches of food at a time.
For complete instructions (and to find out the “amazing” shelf life you can get for several foods — we’re talking up to 10 – 25 years), read this article after you finish this one: The Best Emergency Food Methods to Keep Your Family Alive).