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Originally posted by Stewie
reply to post by Trueman
Yes, I have food and other necessities (toilet paper, soap, guns, ammo, candles, general survival supplies, etc.) stored safely. I grow practically everything that will grow on my property that is useful and will grow. I have a greenhouse with fruit trees that would otherwise freeze. I have a well that can supply the garden and house. I intend to set up a windmill to operate the well. I also will be adding rainwater collection and water testing equipment. I hope to add more silver, it has more uses than just currency.
We make homemade beer, candles, soaps, bread, etc., from bulk supplies. We save our seed, and use only heirloom seed. We can, freeze, pickle, but don't yet cure meats... it's on the list. My wife cuts my hair.
The coming years will be life changing, but it can be for the better. I don't worry, I just try to prepare. The uncertainty of the future has actually made the present more interesting for us, but I can understand how many would be very nervous. But, I began to seriously prepare about three years ago, when my understanding of macro-economics told me something is seriously wrong.
Originally posted by CodeRed3D
When you can adjust commodity prices like silver with the flip of a switch (check out JP Morgan's latest scandal), what in your right mind makes you believe that gold and silver are safe investments and immune to a collapsing economy?
Originally posted by OBE1
History provides us with numerous examples of precious metals performance in severe economic/financial crises...Wiemar may be the quintessential case study.... Eastern Europe, South America, Asia (most recently Argentina...Zimbabwe). History says; when faith in paper evaporates, there's only one logical alternative...hard money. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be....Amen