I was just thinking what would it take to see the signs of imminent collapse of the social order, but I figure it would be one of those things you had
to be either really perceptive of, or just make a really luckly call. As I see it, for years and even decades now people have made the call only for
it to be a false alarm. That can be really troublesome if one invested heavy financial resources in preparedness and nothing camme about.
In any case, Ijust though I would discuss what one could do if we definetly knew it was right around the corner. Like a for sure certainty that it
would be happening during an approaching timeline.
So what is the best thing you can do?
MAX OUT ALL THE CREDIT CARDS
Theres no better way to stick it to the man than to run up a balance for all the supplies that would be essential that the bankers would have no
interest or capability of collecting on. For all we know the very record of it would dissapear in day too weeks.
I have made it a priority to have two empty credit cards with a minimum combined balance of $5000.00 .
I mean if the power is going to go out, might as well exploit the credit while its around
, remember this is only assuming if we had
definitive absolute certainty that social collapse is right on the verge. I am not saying do this now or in three years or whatnot.
Now five thousand dollars may not seem like much, but it actually can purchase alot of supplies that can be bartered when cash becomes useless.
Obviously number 1 on my list is AMMUNITION!! A real American should already own a firearm, so the end of the world better not be when you decide to
get one because it will eat into your "I spit in the face of international bankers" budget.
I would preferably utilize 20% of the budget for my initial ammo stockpile. It will be very important as the capacity to manufacture not just ammo,
but anything will be diminshed catastrophicly. So a thousand dollars should be able to get several thousand rounds of any sidearm ammunition, and a
little less of rifle ammo. I suggest you mix it up.
#2 on my list is BOOKS!! Thats right, an important part of continuing life in a post apocalyptic society will be education. This should not take up
too much on budget. Simple highschool textbooks on physical science, human health and anatomy, algebra, language arts will go a long way. You will
also need to acquire specialized books on agriculture, engineering, detailed water purification, and metalurgy as well as chemistry. It is very
important to have the knowledge base to start over the basic yet very complicated processes that the bulk of us take for granted which will not be
availble freely in the future.
I know some of you may be laughing, but believe it or not education will actually be one f the biggest desires when it all hits the fan. Consider that
in todays world of excess, an overwhelming volume of our population, including people in trades like plumbing, welding, mechanics etc have very basic
literacy and almost no desire to even read anything of importance. When all the facebook profiles, blogs, tabloid newspapers and gossip columns
dissapear, people will understand how hard life is. An education will become a very valuable thing to trade for.
The difference in survivng as a scavenger and as a leader of an organized communtiy may very welll lie in the availability of educational texts.
#3 on this list is all medical. You can get a bounty of disenfecting iodine, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic ointment, bandages and
wraps, and even cough medicine. There sure will be a high demmand of this product, and you can fetch a good premium for it.
Number four on my list is ... BATTERIES!!! They come at abut the same price is the ammo, a bit more if you get rechargeables, but you will need to get
many sizes and types. I also reccommend getting some
portable solar chargers
to keep them going for asong as you can. The batteries and chargers can be traded off for other necessities as you see
fit. Better be something you need or know someone else wants for something you need though, and not no michael jordan rookie card or first edition of
And number five for now on things too get is, SPICES! Thats right, dry spices can last years in an airtight plastic container and you will be very
surprised at how much people will desire them when they realize natural slaughtered and grown food is not nearly as flavorful as the manufactured
products you buy in the store. Obviously most people will just be happy to have anything too eat, but there will be people who have something you need
that would not mind flavoring their food.
Many probably wonder why I did not have food on the list. Well Food is not something that preserves well. So its not something that you can really
hoard for trade. It is a survival essential, and people will be killing and dying for it. But besides that, food exists naturally in our world, unlike
all the five things I listed. Food is a renewable resources that can be grown and/or hunted and slaughtered. In fact this is what you will have to do
once the manufacturing facilites shut down. That is why it is important to stockpile manufactured supplies because they will no longer be
manufactured. Canned goods will be the first thing cleared out aywhere you go, which means you can actually have the heads up because alot of people
may actually be foolish enough to trade for it for some batteries and rubbing alcohol. This will give you time to secure a location with your guns and
ammo to grow food utilizing your books on agriculture.
Get a few others that are on board to work together, and you will be able to secure a large enough area for a few families to begin prospering as the
beginning leadership in a chaotic urban environment. Just give away your education for free and do not be a heartless dictator and you will
The larger your credit line is at the end of the day the more supplies you can get. Imagine the looks on the bankers faces when they realize millions
of people ran up the credit cards to buy everything in inventory all around the world the moment the system collapsed.
This is just my personal rant and supply list though. everyonne will have a different opinion and obviously it will probably nearly impossible to
actually execute this plan, but it would sure be great if you could.
Tell me what yall think.