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For those who read my e-book How to Survive the War on the Middle Class, you may recall a segment where I stated stocking up on food is like having money in the bank…we’ve seen inflation erode our purchasing power and I’m happy I took my own advice. This plan has saved us an average 25 cents on the dollar.
An economic earthquake is sending destructive waves through our entire economy...
"Food in the basement is better than money in the bank."
There are many reasons for stockpiling a one-year supply of food. The value of food commodities generally increases at the same rate as inflation. Money in the bank doesn't do that. Investing in 500 cans of tuna fish in your basement or dehydrated food that will last five to 10 years is a better bet than putting $350 in the bank.
The most important reason to store food is that it comes in very handy in many situations. Whether it be a large emergency such as an earthquake, flood, volcano eruption, war, strike or economic crash, or something as personal as being laid off work, moving or helping other family members that are down and out or when cash is short, it is comforting to know that you can use your home grocery store to help buffer lean money times.
Supplies – Everything hard to get today will become even harder to get tomorrow. Russia’s actions alone could stress an already stressed supply chain. If China attacks Taiwan, I expect severe disruptions.
- Food – It’s storm season: winter and war all rolled into one. Make sure you stock up today on can goods, dry beans, pasta, etc. Any food you like that would last if the power or banking systems go down. (Might as well get that toilet paper too.)
- Water – In most homes, water is delivered via electricity. If this Russia and potential China thing goes bad, power outages are a near certainty. Water and sewerage will be a problem. Those who live in the southeast, and are old enough to remember old school hurricane preps, know that as a storm approaches you fill water bottles, gallon jugs and bathtubs. We are doing that in our home today.
- Prepare your grill – Hurricane veterans also know this rule. If your electric and/or gas systems go down, make a plan to cook your refrigerated and frozen food within a day or two on your grill. Freezers will keep things iced for up to 48 hours, maybe a little longer. But at some point, you will need to cook that food. If things go really south – like EMP south – get the food cooked sooner than later. Since most families only have a few days’ worth of food on hand, you don’t want the glorious smell of a grilling steak wafting over a town of hungry people.
- Medicine – Like everything else, if supply chains are hit, electricity is down, and banks closed, obtaining your medicine will become difficult at best. (Also, many meds are made in China.) Stock up if you can. Beg your doctor to give you an extra supply of meds or be prepared to pay cash as your insurance company likely won’t cover extras. (Hurricane Katrina survivors like me know how important this is. When the pharmacies close, there isn’t much you can do.)
- Self-Defense – Desperate people will do their worst with the best intentions. The survival of their own families will allow them to do unsavory things with a clear conscious. Chris is talking to his neighbors about home invasions. This is a legitimate concern. In desperate situations, hungry people will look for targets of opportunity. Don’t let your home be one of those. Keep your doors and windows locked. Pre-set some defensive measures around the house (by this I mean, make sure that if you are surprised by an attacker breaking down your door, you have “help” within reach).
- Fuel – Fill up your gas tanks. Buy an extra 5-gallon gas can or two. At the very least, you can hedge against rising fuel costs.
- Cash – Don’t expect ATMs and electronic cash registers to work everywhere. Keep extra cash on hand, along with gold and silver if possible.
If you ask any supermarket chain manager to tell you how long it would take to empty the shelves in any store in the event of a crisis, the answer would be approximately three days. They just don't keep that much in their warehouses (that's the "supply chain" — orders are only made as needed). And if there were a trucking problem... say, a blockade at the border between the U.S. and Canada? — it would be even fewer days.
Here are some immediate considerations I think are important for your long-term survival.
Food and Water – Ideally, you want to be in a position to grow your own food, can it for storage, and access fresh water from a well or spring. Easier said than done for most people. If you’re not living on land with room for a garden or your own water source, storage may be your only option. Long-term food and water storage are items to consider, as well as a good water filter in case treated water isn’t available.
By taking these baby steps, you will reduce your stress levels. And, if you act today, you will beat the panic shoppers. It’s a win-win. It’s time to get serious about becoming self reliant!
How to Survive the War on the Middle Class
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Rents reach ‘insane’ levels across US with no
end in sight
In the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, median rent rose an astounding 19.3% from December 2020 to December 2021, according to a Realtor.com analysis of properties with two or fewer bedrooms. And nowhere was the jump bigger than in the Miami metro area, where the median rent exploded to $2,850, 49.8% higher than the previous year.
Wary of Being Left in the Dark, Americans
Produce Their Own Power
As the American electric grid becomes less dependable, a growing number of businesses and homeowners are buying their own power systems to protect themselves from being left in the dark.
The sun is an amazing source of energy, and it is entirely renewable and FREE.
Unfortunately, most people think of solar energy as costly and complicated...
But it's not!
You don’t need to "break" the bank and spend a "fortune" on fancy, on-grid solar panels to harness the power of the sun!
Make that tank of gas last longer. We went to two experts to find the best ways to do that: A Mechanic Explains How to Get Better Gas Mileage and Simple Ways to Save on Gas: Tips from an Oil Executive.
The next step is to keep your car in good running order. That means doing necessary routine maintenance (and not getting ripped off having it done). Many simple jobs can be done yourself. DIY Auto Maintenance for the Frugal Car Owner will show you the way.
Some repairs require a trained expert. But even then you can get Auto Repairs and Maintenance for Less.
Cheap recipes aren’t the only way to reduce a grocery bill. While cheaper recipes can help keep costs in check, we explore other money-saving options that could possibly save you more.
Do you imagine the beautiful flower garden or sustainable food garden you’d have if only you had the money to create one? Well, you can create your dream garden on $100 a year with these 15 tips.
All fiat currencies lost purchasing power in 2021
Although the dollar was technically up about 7% against a basket of currencies, in reality, our currency lost more purchasing power than in any year since 1982 with inflation hovering at about 7%...
High inflation will last through all of the coming year as far as I can tell. The longer bumbling Biden erodes our energy independence, the worse it will get.
7 Top Foods for Your Survival Stockpile
Which foods are the best to store?
If they’re too costly you won’t be able to store enough. And a bad nutritional balance?
That could see you starve.
All while disaster could be around the bend…
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Natural disasters don't wait for a convenient time
And you shouldn't wait to prepare either. In some cases there is little to no warning.
Prepare now to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies
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Better –Safe- Than- Sorry Super Survival Kit
Your Emergency Survival Kit Includes:
· 4Patriot Solar phone charger
· 72-hour emergency food pack [25 year shelf life+3 Bonus Meals]
· Solar/Hand crank 4Patriot emergency radio
· 4Patriot Greens sample pack [Power supplement]
· 3 Luna Nutrition bars [assorted]]
· Cleaning Wipe Pack+Personal Hygiene kit
· Emergency Rescue Blanket
· 2-Pack Hand Warmers
· Steel River Emergency Tent
· Emergency Poncho
· Deck of Playing Cards
· Mini [42 piece] First Aid kit
· American Natural Superfood sample
· Face mask
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