I hope your food stockpiling is going well now. Don't lose
hope; as long as you are moving forward, you're making
progress. You're accomplishing what you set out to do. I
know you preps probably aren't coming along as fast as
you'd like, but don't worry. Before long, you'll be
looking back and seeing how far you've come.
There are a lot of things that are going on around us,
which give us all cause for concern. One of the biggest
going on today is the potential collapse of the dollar.
Actually, I'd have to say that there isn't a potential
collapse but that a definite collapse coming along.
The only real questions we face are when the collapse is
going to happen and how bad it will be when it comes. It
seems like every month we're hearing things in the news
that could indicate that the collapse is coming soon; yet
somehow we keep moving on.
Each time that happens, it just means that the next time
it will be worse. One of these times, they won't be able
to stop the crisis, and the whole house of cards is going
to come tumbling down.
That won't be pretty when it happens. When Argentina had
their financial collapse, many lives were destroyed.
People went from owning businesses and having everything
they need one day, to collecting cardboard to sell for
recycling the next.
It took three years for Argentina to dig out of that mess.
Things won't be that quick and easy when it happens in big
developed nations. When Argentina's economy collapsed, the
rest of the world was there to pull them out; who will be
left to pull us out?
When the U.S. had the housing collapse in 2009, it affected
the economy around the world. We can be sure that the next
one will do so as well. There won't be anyone around that
can help Americans get over an economic depression.
So, with such a high risk of financial collapse coming and
literally no hope of receiving help from other countries,
what are we going to do? I hope you're not one of the
people who are expecting the government to take care of
us. They've already proven that they can't do that.
This is something that most preppers are expecting. While
they might also be prepping for other things, they are
also preparing for this financial crash.
Preparing for a financial crash could be the hardest thing
to plam for because so many things that we all depend upon
will be gone. The infrastructure will probably fall apart.
There might even be a general collapse of society.
That's what happened in Argentina. The financial collapse
ended up causing a general social collapse. Mob violence
became the norm. Vandalism and looting were happening all
People who weren't prepared were the hardest hit. Even
those who were prepared had a hard time, but at least they
had something to fall back on; they had food and water
stored for an emergency.
While the collapse will be a horrible event that may even
destroy this country. It doesn't have to destroy your
life. By preparing now to live without the help of the
infrastructure that we now depend on, you can be ready
when the collapse happens.
That's the true key to prepping. It's not just about
stockpiling food, water and supplies. It's learning how to
live independently. More than anything, it's learning how
to do things in other ways so that you don't need society
as it is now to survive.
Any food stockpile will run out eventually. In order to be
ready to face the financial crash, you need more than just
a stash of food. You need to be able to produce you own
food as well. After all, how many of us can actually
stockpile three or more years of food?
Many preppers are going far beyond stockpiling food and
water. These people are going back to the old idea of
homesteading: changing their backyards into mini farms
so that they can grow their own food.
While it may be difficult to grow enough food to live off
of, every tomato you can grow is one that you don't need
to buy. The same can be said for every egg your chickens
Food produced on your land is the most secure food source
there is. It's not perfect, however. If you have chickens,
you can be sure that you'll have predators that want to
eat them and rats that want their feed; but you'll also
have fresh eggs to eat.
You can't stop your thinking with food either. With much
of the infrastructure down, you'll have to do a lot of
things for yourself. Things like electricity, water and
sewage may not be available.
That's why it's so important to become as independent as
you can. We really can't predict exactly what will happen
when the economic collapse comes. You and I have to be
ready for anything.
While being ready for anything is a goal, it may be seen
as an unreachable one. There are so many possible
problems, each of which contains options we can't see.
However, that's really no excuse for not trying.
I mentioned a bit about some of the things that can go
wrong when the economic collapse comes. We really need to
talk about that some more. I'll share my ideas on the
topic next time we get together.
While you are waiting, check out this video on how you
can deal with the food crisis coming from the current