posted on May, 4 2011 @ 06:56 PM
reply to post by mrfire9
What can be done RIGHT NOW as we prepare for this?
1. Have enough food (and water of course), for at least a month. Some say more, but this should be a minimum, because any period of transition is
going to last at least that. Good for starters.
2. Protection (some say should be number 1). Guns, ammo, or someone who lives with you who has one, and can offer protection. Even if law and order
are only temporarily disrupted, you don't want to be at the mercy of the mob, if you can avoid it. During the Los Angeles Watts riots of the
1960's, the word went out fast about shop owners who had shotguns, one liquor store in particular. They may have suffered broken windows, but they
came through. Meanwhile, many shops were completely emptied. Maybe it won't save you from being torched, if it really gets bad, but maybe it won't
get quite that bad where you're at. Have some protection, it's still just common sense.
3. Metals. When your green cash is worthless, what do you do? Even in transition, having something of value, that is completely independent of fiat
currency, like gold and silver, can make a huge difference. In Weimar Germany, when it took a wheelbarrow of marks to buy a loaf of bread, the old
folks who had prudently kept a few of the old gold coins did just fine. No, you can't eat it, refer to number one, but for thousands of years,
precious metals have been the default in times of crisis. Why should it be any different now?