reply to post by cosmicstorm
I'm almost in the same situation. I think things can go very bad in a few months. I live in Europe too and I want to be prepared.
I won't starve, because I’m very lucky to own about 5acres (2000 m2) of very good soil in an isolated small village. Three years ago when I loosed
my job I took the opportunity to made an exercise of living a full year only eating things I planted by myself (the most were potatoes, tomatoes and
rye) and fishing 20km away from my place. And it worked, only using 1'5 acres (600 m2), but it was a really hard work for one person, and the winter
was very hard (I loosed 15Kg to weight 65kg for a 1,75m man).
OK, the point is in my opinion to own a place where you can grow stuff and if you don't own one, have in mind a place where you can settle if
something goes wrong
, (isolated places the best). Having a small stock of rice it's not a bad idea if you live with your family and it's not
expensive at all. The most important thing it's to have a basic supply, or be prepared for surviving 3-4months until you can start harvesting your
. By this I mean not to stockpile 50kg of food, but knowing which plants are edible and knowing a little of hunting or fishing will
help you to extend your food supply.
For me this is the most important, if you know how to survive the other things will come later.
As you know in Europe it’s hard to get a gun, but at least in my country you can buy a rifle if you are a member of a hunting club and if you have a
firearm license. Forget about buying a short gun, it’s almost impossible. In my country when people stop hunting the police ask people to sell their
weapons or disable it. I have a double barrel shotgun disabled that works pretty well for intimidating. Have you tried the slingshots?
hunt birds with them and you can leave a person unconscious or kill him if you hit in the head with a steel ball.
I won’t move until there is no real danger or until I can see clearly what’s going on.
I live in a huge city and my safe place it’s about
400kms away. I’m not worried about reaching this place, I don’t mind going by car, bus, or walking. Just only be prepared. Have in mind the routes
you will take if you don’t want to get stuck in the exits of a big city, avoid highways, and learn alternative routes to reach your safe place
without using a map. Having a military map of the route will help you a lot (it contains fountains, rivers, railway tracks and a lot of tracks you
won’t find in a common map)
The most important it’s done! You can survive for a while if something goes really bad following these steps. It’s only an opinion, but you have
to be prepared for the basics of survival.
I’m having the same problem about my savings. I was thinking in buying gold but if you look at the price now is crazy comparing to the last years.
(For me this is a fact that something it’s going bad). 12-2005: “The rise of the gold prices gives us a very clear warning: money seeks refuge
before a more than predictable inflationary situation”.
30 years gold prices
10 years gold prices
The gold train is gone by now. But it isn’t a bad idea to have some gold jewelry just in case…
Now I have three different money deposits: Yuan(China), CHF(Switzerland frank), and euro. If there’s a global economy crash I think Asia will thrive
at the begining, just like it’s happening now. Switzerland is Switzerland, and always will be, I’m losing money there but it’s safe to have
money there. And euro is my local currency, so if someone has a good idea about what to do with this money, please tell me. I'm not an economist so
maybe I’m wrong doing this, but I had to do something!
I hope it helped.