posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 09:20 AM
New here, lurked for a few months.. had to pipe up here..
I have always had stocks on hand for the inevitable events , even if the economy stays fine here in the wild north storms in the winter can knock out
power for a week.. think about this, no power means no water, no heat and no cooking for most people, I have gas stove, wood heat, and my own well
that can be powered by a genset if needed.
We have wood heat and enough food, water supplies, and ammo to get us through a few months very comfortably , but could be stretched 5-6 if needed.
In the event of another great depression one thing to keep in mind is a skill that will feed you any allow barter.. having chickens can feed you eggs
and meat and also provide great barter items, same goes for rabbits.. minus the eggs, rabbits are very easy to care for and feed and they produce
1000% of the females body weight in off spring in a year.. the offspring are ready in 8 weeks for culling, not bad for a very easy to care for piece
of livestock that even a apartment dweller could pull off in a big city.
Having a stock pile is great but having lots of ammo ( and I mean 5000+ rounds) and a way to perpetuate your food supply, like small livestock, and
garden plans (get seeds now) will provide for long term food and barter items.
Also get group of local survivalists together and form a group so that when it does hit the fan you can pool resources.. having a tightly knit group
could prove to be invaluable.
Keep in mind in the last depression wild game was scarce as it was over hunted by starving people.. and now we have way more people on the planet..
don't rely on a food source that could potentially not be there.
As for these people that say that preparing is stupid or nuts.. Yeah sure, have you ever been with out power for a week, have you ever went a week
with out eating.
And as for the "I got guns, I'll rob people.." the prepared people have guns and food.. I'd highly not recommend going after them, they are
prepared they will have far more resources than you will.
being prepared isnt nuts, its very smart.. most people 100 years ago had months worth on hand because they knew it was imparitive to there survival,
now most city dwellers don't have more than a few days of food on hand. I know some big city dwellers that dont even cook they just eat out all the
time. Some dont even know hgow to cook simple meals.. If a great depression happened in this day and age , man would it be brutal, and honestly the
economy isnt looking all that far off a great depression type senerio.