Winter is coming...
economic collapse...plus, a potential other scenario..economic collapse followed by another world war (seems to be the pattern)...Iran/syria will be used as the false flag with Russia and China going to thier aid. Europe will try to sit this one out, and won't come to the aid of the US
Total economic collapse.What am I doing to get ready for it?Preparing for a long recession, followed by preparing for a deep depression...followed by.While I'm just getting really started serious preps, I've learned I don't have to be ready for the AlienVampireZombie Apocalypse today, I just have to keep being more prepared then yesterday.
I worry about the economy the most, it's the most realistic scenario out there that I can prepare for.It could be as small as the place where I work closing and anything larger on up to a total collapse of the dollar. The US doesn't produce enough food to support the population and prices are already climbing for most items at the grocery store, it's not going to get any better.Since I have a great job I make sure to keep a large stockpile of supplies. I don't want to be the person who wishes they had set stuff aside when times were good/great. This includes having a garden so you can help the food storage last longer, learning skills and practicing them, continually working on health and fitness and of course having fun while doing it all. It's often difficult. Everything worth doing, is.
Famine. Eating as much as I possibly can. I'm actually posting from the Buffett line at the Panda Palace right now.
Economic collapse to be sure, but a *gradual* collapse promises to be the most insidious, with the population gradually acclimating to the associated cultural/ethical/societal degredation.The more prescient will depart permanently for "greener pastures" Canada, OZ, Southern Siberia, etc).Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg
The most traumatic acute events that could probably happen would be a home invasion, street violence, or car accident. To address the first two we've sought out training and equipment. For the latter we have blow out kits in the car and are seeking out better first aid training.In the middle of the spectrum would be a tornado or house fire that wipes out our home but not necessarily the whole community. For this we have decent insurance, a good emergency fund, and overnight kits at work and in the car.The more serious event I'd be concerned with would be a big hurricane, or in Alaska, a big earthquake. Maybe some sort of serious pandemic or something else that has a community-wide impact and may impact grid power and roads. Such an event might strand us at work or at home. For this we have a solid three month food supply and several cooking techniques. We need more water. We have enough gas stored to get us to a relative's house that would be out of the local affected area. We have plenty of ammo for defensive weapons.Maybe not as sexy as the Grid Down Alien Invasion Martial Law apocolypse scenario but we've focused on the high reward/highly versatile preps such as basic food storage, physical fitness, defensive arms, first aid, etc that are useful in a variety of scenarios including day-to-day life.Cheers,Chris from AK
What's today, Tuesday? I'll go with a Tularemia pandemic then. Only half kidding. A pandemic is really one of the things that worries me the most. Maybe just because I figure on having an influx of family/friends show up in any major event, and an infectious disease would leave me wondering how to deal with them in that scenario. Been working on increasing my stock of antibiotics, and ID'ed local wild plants with anti-viral properties. Started growing some elderberry plants a few years ago (not doing so well), and have a quarantine plan that would really only work for one group. If another one/group showed up separately, no good options. Have to agree economic collapse seems the most likely for the near future, but it's a a pandemic that scares the bejeezus out of me.
I don't think an economic collapse is in the cards, but definitely economic crises perhaps culminating into a genuine full-blown, theres-no-denying-it depression. Preparations include no debt, Alpha strategy purchasing, stockpiling what can be stockpiled, keeping some wealth in metals, having cash on hand, and keeping a very close eye on the bottom line.
In no particular order:Major EarthquakeCivil UnrestEconomic slide into depressionFeral GovernmentBeing in SoCal, we're already batting .750 (been there, done that, got the t-shirts), with a serious leg up on getting to 1.000.And no, I'm not weinering out and moving. I'm preparing* to be in the serious cadre that survives and thrives long enough to see the statues of Lenin and Marx pulled down and getting my state back. For the record, there's only about 12 million (out of 30Mil or so)like-minded folks here now, so I'm betting on us.*Since you asked:1) bulletproof career -check2) rural homestead _ in progress3) the usual beans, bandaids, &c. - well on the way to done-Aesop
Its the economy, but I think that freedoms we take for granted will be removed 'for the greater good'. That scares me as much as the economy, as our children will be brought into that world. IF YOU HAVEN'T EXPERIENCED THOSE FREEDOMS, THEN THEIR LOSS WILL BE OF NO CONSEQUENCE TO THE NEXT GENERATION. Both Dems and Repubs pretty much are the same animal nowadays, they just point the finger at the opposite and say 'their fault'. I don't see many politicians whose motives are helping people.So, you prep. Preps are tricky though, as they become an anchor if the government decides 'hoarding is criminal behavior'. There will be plenty of have-nots which agree and be happy to 'share' your stuff with themselves.
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