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If Signs of Imminent Social Collapse Are Near, Exploit the System

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posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by DYepes

If you are watching the news, you should have a portable water filter that filters out oil and learn to make a filter that filters out hydrocarbons.

Without water, there is no point.


posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 11:35 AM
I don't know man. No credit cards or debt here, but not much else either. Do you honestly think the system will simply collapse and all debts will be forgiven
Everything is electronic these days. It seems to me whatever happens will be temporary, and the newer system which takes shape will consider all previous debts when starting anew. Do you seriously think the bankers will be so compassionate

I think people are a little confused on what's coming down the line. The elite will not allow our system to collapse without having a reason for it, and a solution already in place. They will allow a certain amount of controlled chaos, then provide the new order. I seriously doubt that debts will be wiped off the charts, or even that the majority of this survival stuff people are preparing for will be necessary. The collapse of civilization as we know it seems to be several decades off, if it happens at all. I could be wrong.

posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 01:46 PM
Yes ammunition can easily start a fire. You crap open a few shells, empty the gunpowder out into your dry brush, and strike two rocks together. Simple as that.

I do actually have most of the books I will need on hand. As far as the metals, silver and gold will be alot harder to find, but he magic metal which will be easy to scavenge is copper. Rip the tubing and wires out of abandoned homes, crt televisions, even old electronics. Anything that utilizes electricity has copper in it. I do metal recyclking as a side income alreayd because wal-mart just dont cut it.

The reason I put batterries is because I honestly expect to get rid of them in the initial couple of weeks. Many people will be in such shock they will honestly believe it will all be over in a few weeks or months. So the first thing they gonna wanna do is power their portable devices to enjoy the down time.

Of course months later when reality sets in, all my batterries will be gone, not too many people will be interested in them, but I will have aqcuired alot.

I do want people to udnerstand I am not leaving the Urban centers. The urban centers are full of supplies, and will serve as the beginning of our new communities. I have several heavy assault rifles that are properly equipped, and I got a few friends in the same boat. We all talk about the same stuff, and there will be other people wanting to join an established community again afterwards, including other armed individuals.

Thats why the first thing to maintain is our security. Gangs are reckless, shoot horribly, and tend to waste most of their ammo hitting nothing. But they can do number on the unarmed population through fear alone. We have to establish our part of the city to keep as much of a semblance of security for others as we can.

The more we work together, the easier life may be to salvage. That is also why I intend to have the books to educate those who need it. Our community can have a public education center where you can come and learn whatever you want, but you will have to write it down yourself whatever information you may want.

I have always been of the mind stay and fight and not run into the wild and hope to survive. Its alot harder to fight off armed GROUPS of survivalists alone when they want to take advantage than it is to fight off ignorant gangs in the city with your own group of armed survivalists.

I think rebuildijng our communities should be priority one, not running from the places that raised us and the community which gave us everything we needed as we lived our lives.

But thats just me though.

posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 05:59 PM
Excellent thread.


It is risky to max out the credit cards, you better know TSIHTF for sure or you will be in big trouble.

However on good intel it is a good idea.

Whiskey or vodka is not a bad purchase, in small sized bottles, also seeds.

[edit on 9-8-2010 by downtown436]

posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 01:21 AM
plenty of ammo, food and medical supplies, those will be in greatest demand,but dont barter away ammo or a gun as they can be used against you,you may trust a small group with them, and even fix a gun or 2, but that small group will likely be wiped out, and then your repaired guns and ammo will be used against you,convince the smaller group to join yours and stay where you are.regular tools and such will be littering the wont take long to accuire a large tool chest full of regular tools,now specialised auto repair tools and machinist tools and welding rods will be hard to get and run out soon.stock up on comsumables, and irreplacables, the regular stuff will be all over the for the taking.

[edit on 10-8-2010 by madokie]

[edit on 10-8-2010 by madokie]

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