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What if, just what if you wake up one day and discover that the U.S. dollar has imploded to half its valuation, then the day after half again, etc.?!
Think it can’t happen then you best think again. It’s happened many times throughout history when “check-kiting” promissory thieves debased a nation’s currency over a many year period with the end result a nation of broke citizens! Folks, it’s called “hyperinflation” and it seems where the USD is headed…!
Franklin Roosevelt ordered the confiscation of gold from the citizenry in the 30’s claiming it would be beneficial for recovery from the depression. The scheme was to take something of value away from the people so the Federal Reserve could go on its merry path to create fiat money; ie., prosperity out of thin air.
Lyndon Johnson further debased our currency by taking silver out of circulation by discontinuing the redemption of the U.S. silver certificate;ie, the U.S. dollar for silver.
Nixon took us off the gold standard in 1974 when foreign banks began to drain our national gold reserves by demanding payment concerning the balance of trade in gold bullion.
Our coinage has been debased by turning once copper pennies into copper plated steel slugs. Dimes, quarter, half dollars, and the once vaunted silver dollar has been reduced to nothing but “pot metal” slugs only fit to operate vending machines!
These thieves that we’ve so foolishly sent to D.C. are no different than the “James Gang” robbing trains loaded with gold coins and bullion as their shipment.
My unsolicited advice to all Americans at this time is to consider buying physical gold with any excess capital that might be at their disposal. Buy 1/10th ounce coins and pay the premium because gold is headed for a “moonshot” in time. Whole ounces are too dear of an investment, but you’ll be glad you have protected some of your meager or greater savings in the form of gold bullion coins. Do not get involved with silver. Those that have the gold will make the rules in times to come.
The next to address is your family stores in terms of food, toiletry, first aid and general items that might be necessary for your basic survival. You stock up on whatever you feel you need on a daily basis. Forget about superfluous items and focus on that which it truly necessary.
Stick to canned goods and stay away from expensive freeze dried foods etc. Canned goods are packed in their own juices or water and there’s no need for water-based
reconstitution. You can heat the cans directly. Can grips for doing so are available in most camping related outlets nationwide. It’s a gripper that allows one to grip a hot can while you are heating the contents over a fire or on a stove.
Purchase butane/propane camp stoves provided by Coleman and other companies that provide a comfortable, user friendly cooking surface for your activities. Also have basic fire starting devices, such as waterproof matches, long nosed butane lighters, and even the high tech friction spark lighters that are available. Being able to start a fire either high or low tech is fundamental to survival. Learn how to start a fire with bow and drill like “Survivor Man” and you’ll feel quite smug and empowered with your ability to make fire.
Purchase a compliment of fresh water storage bottles in order to store water for cooking and consumption. For families a 55 gallon blue plastic barrel/s would be appropriate with a hose bib installed at the bottom elevated on cinder blocks. The water can be treated with a teaspoon of bleach for the entire 55 gallon contents. Change the water out at least bi-monthly and retreat as necessary. Also stock up on bleach which is the cheapest way to disinfect a large array of containers and receptacles.
Sleeping bags, warm, lightweight comforters and other such necessaries are imperative depending on your climatology. Synthetic insulation techniques are superior to goose down etc. So Dacron Fiberfill II or whatever the current technology might be is best since they repel the absorption of water and can provide warmth much more quickly to the human body.
Flashlights, extras batteries in quantity, long burning candles both large and of tea candle size, first aid supplies are in order. A battery operated AM/FM/Shortwave radio with a hand crank Faraday type of electromagnetic power supply is in order for your link to what’s happening in the outside world. There are solar battery chargers available too, so look into obtaining one.
Also sanitation needs to be considered; such as toilet paper. My recommendation is to purchase portable toilet seat affairs available through Cabelas and other outlets that allow one to fasten such to 5 gallon poly pail containers. They also have a chemical additive to sanitize and to stretch the usage between disposal to deeply dug sanitation disposal holes. Also purchase a bag of quicklime available Ag supply stores for the facilitation of the breakdown of organic matter. Lack of attention to proper sanitation can have deadly consequence.
Stock up up on your prescription meds and other over the counter meds that are part of you daily regimen.
As far as defense is concerned the best weapons of choice are the .22 rimfire round and the 12 gauge shotgun. My suggestion is to purchase a Ruger .22 semi-auto rifle and the Model 1200 Winchester Defender pump shotgun. The .22 rimfire is available in many different loadings from subsonic 60 grain rounds to to higher velocity 38 grain rounds approaching that of the .22 Winchester Magnum load. There are many different loads availble for shotguns from 7 1/2 birdshot to 00-000 buckshot to rifled slugs etc. These various rounds will provide protection for various situations and one can stagger the content of their tubular magazine, starting off with the first round a the bird shot level to the final at the buckshot zone.
So my recommendation is to have some plan for survival and to not stupidly have faith in your 401K or bank statements as being physical realities. Cash in some of your “paper holdings” if any, and take care of family survival priorities first. Pay the meager 10 percent early withdrawal penalty plus taxes if under age 59 1/2, but feel smug knowing you kicked the habit of being a “printout junkie” and living in the far off “Fantasy Island” world of being a retiree living on the many years building of a retirement fund. It’s “bullshit” and you are not going to retire under this bogus paradigm. Sorry, but it’s a “FACT”. Doubt me at your own peril!
They’ve got your money and they in turn supply nothing, but monthly printouts stating what you might be worth in time; in the meantime they’ve got your life’s savings in their criminally disposed mitts.
This is my first blog posting to this site and it’s my concern for my fellow CHB and RR members relative to their ultimate survival that has prompted me to do so. Too bad it has to be under what I consider to be grave, impending circumstances. I can see fear in the eyes of these lying sob’s that run this once great nation when they stand before the cameras. They surely have a “plan” for us…NOT!
The U.S. and the Western nations are going to go down and they are going down “hard”, it’s simply a matter of time and we are now in the countdown mode to midnight!
Feel free to ask questions or supply additional ideas concerning these survival related issues.
God bless America and its good citizens and it is my hope that the criminals that have taken over this once great Republic pay for their crimes against “we the people” and those that have shed their blood so dearly for the maintenance of our freedom since its founding.
Truly a tragic ending for that which is the greatest experiment in freedom the world has ever known…!
Carl Nemo **==