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20 Things You Need to Survive
By Klark Barnes
Today, millions of
Americans say that they believe that the United States is on the verge of a
major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But
only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen. The
sad truth is that the vast majority of Americans would last little more than a
month on what they have stored up in their homes.
Most of us are so used to
running out to the supermarket or to Wal-Mart for whatever we need that we
never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to
do that. Already the U.S. economy is starting to stumble about like a drunken
frat boy. All it would take for the entire U.S. to resemble New Orleans after
Hurricane Katrina would be for a major war, a terror attack, a deadly pandemic
or a massive natural disaster to strike at just the right time and push the
teetering U.S. economy over the edge.
So just how would you
survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate
giants to feed, clothe and supply you and your family? Do you have a plan?
society is more vulnerable now than it ever has been. This year there have been
an unprecedented number of large earthquakes around the world and volcanoes all
over the globe are awakening. You can just take a look at what has happened in
Haiti and in Iceland to see how devastating a natural disaster can be. Not only
that, but we have a world that is full of lunatics in positions of power, and
if one of them decides to set off a nuclear, chemical or biological weapon in a
major city it could paralyze an entire region.
could erupt in the Middle East at literally any moment, and if it does the
price of oil will double or triple (at least) and there is the possibility that
much of the entire world could be drawn into the conflict. Scientists tell us
that a massive high-altitude EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast could send large
portions of the United States back to the stone age in an instant. In addition,
there is the constant threat that the outbreak of a major viral pandemic (such
as what happened with the 1918 Spanish Flu) could kill tens of millions of
people around the globe and paralyze the economies of the world.
even without all of that, the truth is that the U.S. economy is going to
collapse. So just think of what will happen if one (or more) of those things
does happen on top of all the economic problems that we are having.
Are you prepared?
following is a list of 20 things you and your family will need to survive when
the economy totally collapses and the next Great Depression begins….
#1) Storable Food
is going to instantly become one of the most valuable commodities in existence
in the event of an economic collapse. If you do not have food you are not going
to survive. Most American families could not last much longer than a month on
what they have in their house right now. So what about you? If disaster struck
right now, how long could you survive on what you have? The truth is that we
all need to start storing up food. If you and your family run out of food, you
will suddenly find yourselves competing with the hordes of hungry people who
are looting the stores and roaming the streets looking for something to eat.
course you can grow your own food, but that is going to take time. So you need
to have enough food stored up until the food that you plant has time to grow.
But if you have not stored up any seeds you might as well forget it. When the
economy totally collapses, the remaining seeds will disappear very quickly. So
if you think that you are going to need seeds, now is the time to get them.
#2) Clean Water
people can survive for a number of weeks without food, but without water you
will die in just a few days. So where would you get water if the water suddenly
stopped flowing out of your taps? Do you have a plan? Is there an abundant
supply of clean water near your home? Would you be able to boil water if you
storing water and figuring out how you are going to gather water if society
breaks down, another thing to consider is water purification tablets. The water
you are able to gather during a time of crisis may not be suitable for
drinking. So you may find that water purification tablets come in very, very
can’t sleep on the streets, can you? Well, some people will be able to get by
living on the streets, but the vast majority of us will need some form of
shelter to survive for long. So what would you do if you and your family lost
your home or suddenly were forced from your home? Where would you go?
best thing to do is to come up with several plans. Do you have relatives that
you can bunk with in case of emergency? Do you own a tent and sleeping bags if
you had to rough it? If one day everything hits the fan and you and your family
have to “bug out” somewhere, where would that be? You need to have a plan.
#4) Warm Clothing
you plan to survive for long in a nightmare economic situation, you are
probably going to need some warm, functional clothing. If you live in a cold
climate, this is going to mean storing up plenty of blankets and cold weather
clothes. If you live in an area where it rains a lot, you will need to be sure
to store up some rain gear. If you think you may have to survive outdoors in an
emergency situation, make sure that you and your family have something warm to
put on your heads. Someday after the economy has collapsed and people are
scrambling to survive, a lot of folks are going to end up freezing to death. In
fact, in the coldest areas it is actually possible to freeze to death in your
own home. Don’t let that happen to you.
#5) An Axe
along the theme of staying warm, you may want to consider investing in a good
axe. In the event of a major emergency, gathering firewood will be a priority.
Without a good tool to cut the wood with that will be much more difficult.
#6) Lighters Or Matches
will also want something to start a fire with. If you can start a fire, you can
cook food, you can boil water and you can stay warm. So in a true emergency
situation, how do you plan to start a fire? By rubbing sticks together? Now is
the time to put away a supply of lighters or matches so that you will be
prepared when you really need them.
addition, you may want to consider storing up a good supply of candles. Candles
come in quite handy whenever the electricity goes out, and in the event of a
long-term economic nightmare we will all see why our forefathers relied on
candles so much.
#7) Hiking Boots Or Comfortable Shoes
you ask most people to list things necessary for survival, this is not the
first or the second thing that comes to mind. But having hiking boots or very
comfortable and functional shoes will be absolutely critical. You may very well
find yourself in a situation where you and your family must walk everywhere you
want to go. So how far do you think you will get in high heels? You will want
footwear that you would feel comfortable walking in for hours if necessary. You
will also want footwear that will last a long time, because when the economy
truly collapses you may not be able to run out to the shoe store and get what
you need at that point.
#8) A Flashlight And/Or Lantern
the power goes off in your home, what is the first thing that you grab? Just
think about it. A flashlight or a lantern of course. In a major emergency, a
flashlight or a lantern is going to be a necessity – especially if you need to
go anywhere at night.
powered or “crank style” flashlights or lanterns will probably be best during a
long-term emergency. If you have battery-powered units you will want to begin
storing up lots and lots of batteries.
#9) A Radio
a major crisis does hit the United States, what will you and your family want?
Among other things, you will all want to know what in the world is going on. A
radio can be an invaluable tool for keeping up with the news.
again, solar powered or “crank style” radios will probably work best for the
long term. A battery-powered until would work as well – but only for as long as
your batteries are able to last.
#10) Communication Equipment
things really hit the fan you are going to want to communicate with your family
and friends. You will also want to be able to contact an ambulance or law
enforcement if necessary. Having an emergency cell phone is great, but it may
or may not work during a time of crisis. The Internet also may or may not be
available. Be sure to have a plan (whether it be high-tech or low-tech) for
staying in communication with others during a major emergency.
#11) A Swiss Army Knife
you have ever owned a Swiss Army knife you probably already know how incredibly
handy they can be. It can be a very valuable and versatile tool. In a true
survival situation, a Swiss Army knife can literally do dozens of different
things for you. Make sure that you have at least one stored up for emergencies.
#12) Personal Hygiene Items
these may not be absolute “essentials”, the truth is that life will get very
unpleasant very quickly without them. For example, what would you do without
toilet paper? Just think about it. Imagine that you just finished your last
roll of toilet paper and now you can’t get any more. What would you do?
truth is that soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper and other
hygiene products are things that we completely take for granted in society
today. So what would happen if we could not go out and buy them any longer?
#13) A First Aid Kit And Other Medical Supplies
a more serious note, you may not be able to access a hospital or a doctor
during a major crisis. In your survival supplies, be absolutely certain that
you have a good first aid kit and any other medical supplies that you think you
#14) Extra Gasoline
may come a day when gasoline is rationed or is simply not available at all. If
that happens, how will you get around? Be certain to have some extra gasoline
stored away just in case you find yourself really needing to get somewhere
#15) A Sewing Kit
you were not able to run out and buy new clothes for you and your family, what
would you do? Well, you would want to repair the clothes that you have and make
them last as long as possible. Without a good sewing kit that will be very
difficult to do.
#16) Self-Defense Equipment
it is pepper spray to fend off wild animals or something more “robust” to fend
off wild humans, millions of Americans will one day be thankful that they have
something to defend themselves with.
#17) A Compass
the event of a major emergency, you and your family may find yourselves having
to be on the move. If you are in a wilderness area, it will be very hard to
tell what direction you are heading without a compass. It is always a good idea
to have at least one compass stored up.
#18) A Hiking Backpack
you and your family suddenly have to “bug out”, what will you carry all of your
survival supplies in? Having a good hiking backpack or “survival bag” for
everyone in your family is extremely important. If something happened in the
city where you live and you suddenly had to “go”, what would you put your most
important stuff in? How would you carry it all if you had to travel by foot?
These are very important things to think about.
#19) A Community
a long-term crisis, it is those who are willing to work together that will have
the best chance of making it. Whether it is your family, your friends, a church
or a local group of people that you know, make sure that you have some people
that you can rely on and work together with in the event that everything hits
the fan. Loners are going to have a really hard time of surviving for long.
#20) A Backup Plan
it is always, always, always important to have a backup plan for everything.
someone comes in and steals all the food that you have stored up, what are you
going to do?
travel is restricted and your can’t get to your “bug out” location immediately
do you have a Plan B?
you have built your house into an impregnable survival fortress but
circumstances force you to leave do you have an alternate plan?
truth is that crisis situations rarely unfold just as we envision. It is
important to be flexible and to be ready with backup plans when disaster
don’t want to end up like the folks in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. You
don’t want to have to rely on the government to take care of you if something
really bad happens.
now the U.S. strategic grain reserve contains only enough wheat to make half a
loaf of bread for each of the approximately 300 million people in the United
long do you think that is going to last?
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