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How to prepare for the next great depression

Are you taking precautions to insulate yourself from an economic depression?
Have you made a list of things to stockpile? Get started in the right direction.

How to prepare for economic collapse
An economic collapse is imminent - whether it happens in 2016,
2020 or 2025. Long overdue, the day will come when an
economic collapse us upon our society. Everyone will be
scrambling when the day hits. When that day comes, the time
to prepare is gone.

What will happen during an economic collapse?
  • Are all credit cards going to be declined?
  • Will even your debit cards be suspended?
  • Are trucks going to stop running because of high gas prices?
  • Will looting take the streets?
  • Is Martial Law going to take effect?

While no one has all the answers, we've prepared a list of
things you can do to start feeling more secure about your
future. You can prepare for an economic collapse for 2016-2017
and beyond! Insulate yourself from an economic collapse with
these prepping tips...

How to Prepare for an Economic Collapse
When society and the economy collapses, will you have what
you need? The good news is that it's never too late to start
preparing for an economic collapse.

#1: Read stories of economic collapse.
Economic collapse has already happened in Argentina and
Greece and survivors share their accounts so that you may
learn. Here are some great books to read on the subject.

  • Survive economic collapse, by Piero San Georgio. The
    American Dream of a guaranteed job, a home, and a
    pension, has given way to the nightmare of unemployment,
    unpayable debt, depression, and uncertainty. In Survive
    The Economic Collapse, pictured immediate right, Piero San
    Giorgio looks behind the headlines and demonstrates that
    today's economic crisis is no temporary downturn, nor is it
    simply the result of bad policies. The crisis is the
    beginning of the end of a global paradigm when
    expectations of endless economic growth and progress
    crash up against the reality of scarcity and limited
    resources. You cn survive the economic collapse.

  • The Modern Survival Manual (Surviving the Economic
    Collapse), by Fernando "Ferfal" Aguire. Based on the first-
    hand experience of the economic collapse in Argentina, The
    Modern Survival manual (Surviving the Economic Collapse),
    will help prepare your family so you won't have to suffer.

  • American Exit Strategy (The Economic Collapse
    Chronicles) Volume 1: The American Exit Strategy by Mark
    Goodwin, is a new novel about America on the cusp of
    financial annihilation. Hidden within the story is another
    that will blow your mind. It's a must read for preppers.

#2: Fill the prepper's pantry with food.
One of the most important things you can do in preparing for an
economic collapse is to stockpile food and supplies. Thankfully,
food storage is at the top on the
prepper TO DO list. Having
food on hand is an equally important preparation for job loss.

How good you'll feel in getting a good price on food today when
the price may skyrocket tomorrow or even be totally
unavailable. It's a fact that a loaf of bread may some day cost
$100. You'll feel even more prepared when you purchase a grain
mill and a hard wheat, and know exactly how to bake fresh
bread for your family.

Begin preparing for an economic collapse by hoarding shelf-
stable foods that you would normally eat.

#2: Stockpile non-food supplies.
Money may be instantly worthless, but whatever supplies you
have physically now will be imminently useful. Think about the
37 supplies to hoard that aren't food.

Things that you need everyday may include:
  • dishwashing liquid and detergent
  • laundry detergent (or Zote soap)
  • shampoo and soap
  • scrub brushes and sponges
  • plastic bags
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • feminine hygiene or diapers
  • socks and underwear

Many of the non-food supplies you need can be purchased
inexpensively at the dollar stores. Buy them while they are still
available. Consider our
list of 99 preps that will cost you a buck.

#3: Get your axe ready, and pile up on the blankets.
The work you can do with your axe and the blankets you can
pile on your family will save on your heating bill. You're not
going to want to pay for heating during economic collapse, so
make it a priority to find ways to stay warm in the cold months
without turning up the thermostat.

  • Get to chopping wood and making sure you have seasoned
    wood ready to go for the fireplace.

  • Insulate your home to keep it as toasty and cozy as

  • Buy flannel sheets, wool socks and cozy fleece clothing to
    stay warmer at night.

#4: Buy precious metals (and start saving the
copper pennies).
Did you know paper money isn't really money? The United
States people have been duped for decades!
Learn why dollar
bills are worthless. Now that you know, you'll want to invest
the fake paper money for real silver, gold, platinum, copper and
even nickel. Silver will always be rare as will be gold, but did
you know that other precious metals, such as copper will also
be good for bartering? Copper is tangible money: useful for
many purposes. The only worth of a dollar is to burn it for
comfort of warmth and light.

#5: Learn from others.
You can also prepare for economic collapse by studying the past
and studying other's who've endured hard times, such as
yesterday's pioneers or today's homeless people. Look to
current events the people of Argentina, Greece or Venezuela,
who've endured economic collapse. Look also to the people of
our own Great Depression. History repeats itself!

#6: Start a mini homestead.
Make do with what you have, but make sure you have
something! One way to do that is to start a mini-homestead.
Become a home agrarian.

  • Grow your own. Even if all you can keep is a mini container
    farm of groceries that will save you money. People of the
    Great Depression bartered and sold apples. If you can
    plant fruit trees on your property all the better. Lemons are
    expensive to buy and free on your tree.

  • Keep chickens. If you already have chickens, make note of
    the ones producing the most eggs, and never sell or eat a
    chicken that produces for you. Eggs can supply a steady
    source of food and if you're lucky, you'll have enough for

#7: Practice bartering.
Practice the art of bartering now to build good relationships and
to get practical now about such matters should the time arise
when it's absolutely necessary for your survival.

To give you an idea of how you can start to barter:

  • Carpooling. Can you give the kids a ride this week and the
    parents of your child's friends the next? You'll both save
    gas and time.

  • Babysitting. Perhaps you can offer a date night to a friend
    in exchange for a reciprocal event next weekend?

  • Food. Does a neighbor have a fruit tree or vegetable
    garden producing crops different from yours? Trade your
    lemons for the neighbor's tomatoes! Pick blackberries from
    your neighbors yard and in exchange deliver a home made
    blackberry pie or jar of jam.

  • Wares. Does a friend have the need for a bike your child's
    outgrown? Perhaps you have a need for the wheelbarrow
    he doesn't seem to be using.

  • Services. Do you have skills you can barter? Perhaps you
    can fix a fence, haul something with your truck, babysit or
    walk a dog in exchange for a haircut, music lessons,
    tutoring, or house cleaning or house sitting? The list of
    ideas is really endless.

Here's a
prepper's bartering list and more about how to barter.

#8: Break your bad habits.
Are you wasting money? Some of your everyday habits can cost
you the bottom line. To give you ideas on breaking bad,
consider this list:

  • Stop going to the movies at night. You can see the same
    movie as a matinee and save big bucks. Alternatively you
    can watch movies for free with your Amazon Prime
    membership or get a deal on Netflix.

  • Go natural. Grow your hair long or have longer intervals
    between haircuts, skip the manicure / pedicure, don't get
    yet another tattoo or piercing.

  • Be the resistance. Resist the urge and curb your
    addiction. In other words, quit cigarettes, drink just one
    beer or glass of wine, forgo taking the kids for ice cream,
    skip the baristas, stop getting the morning bagel, bring a
    lunch to work and save money on your everyday bad habits.

  • Become a spendthrift. Check out garage sales and thrift
    stores if you need something.

#9: Get on a budget now.
Get comfortable in the art of budgeting, so you really know how
good you have it today:

  • Try the "no spend" method.  Have a "no spend" day,
    weekend or week to see how well you can "make do" with
    what you have. Appreciate everything you have.

  • Give yourself a cash budget for the month.  Put money in
    envelopes or allow yourself to withdraw a specified amount
    once a week. Do not overspend your budget.

  • Learn how to be a prepper on a budget:
  1. 99 ways to save a buck prepping the dollar stores.
  2. How to use Amazon to Get Free Groceries and Preps.
  3. Ten free preps - we promise they won't cost you a dime.
  4. Cash in on your money in the mason jar with a Coinstar
  5. Money Saving Lessons of the Great Depression.
  6. Control your expenses and save money while prepping.

#10: Stop procrastinating.
As a prepper you need to seriously stop your procrastination.
Whatever area that you may be procrastinating, hop to it and
fix the problem.

Do all the things everyone talks about:
  • Get out of debt.
  • Start an emergency fund.
  • Have several hundred dollars cash on hand.
  • Consider gun ownership.
  • Take a self-defense class.
  • Buy silver, gold and other precious metals.
  • Start generating an additional source of income.

Happy endings...
The preparations you make to today will help you whether you
face a job loss or whether the economy just goes into a
recession. Remember that creativity will go far for you in an
economic collapse.

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