Are we really facing economic collapse?

By: DisasterReady , 3:38 PM GMT on June 02, 2013

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I have read at least 8 articles in the last few months that warn we are on the brink of a severe economic disaster. I hope they are wrong, but these articles were written by financial experts and their points should at least be considered.

With $0.42 of every dollar borrowed from others so we can pay our national bills that fact alone should give us pause.

If the worse case does come upon us we should prepare as preparing for any disaster. Food storage being the number one thing you can do. Inflation could grip the nation and send prices roaring to the top and beyond if these folks are correct.

If we manage to avoid this kind of train wreck then you have not wasted your money. We need food everyday so having some in the "bank" is as good as investment as gold in my view. The rich can afford to buy gold, but the average family has little money left over each month, purchasing even $50.00 worth of extra food a month will soon add up to several months worth of emergency food supply.

I promise you it will give you sense of peace knowing you have taken steps to provide for your family if some calamity strikes and food becomes difficult to come by. If every single citizen does this then the calamity's teeth would be dulled.

Ps Search the web, read the articles and make up your own mind. For me it is better to plan ahead than get caught with no plan at all.

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1:25 AM GMT on June 12, 2013
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2. DisasterReady
3:02 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
Oh just call me DR. Always thought that would be cool pre-fix;)

Yes bugs and eggs can be a problem. Recently I read an article on hardtack and thought I would make a batch to experience the past a bit. Sure do need good teeth if you try eat them out of the bag.

The article talked about how the soldiers in the Civil War would soak the tack in water or coffee and float the worms to the top and then scoop them out and finally enjoy their meal.

To make hard tack use 3-4 cups of flour
2 cups of water
3 tablespoons of salt

Bake until brick hard at 350 degrees. If kept air tight they will keep a long time. I vacuumed packed my batch and dated. Will break open in 5 years and see if they are edible. Well maybe a year. Hope not to see the worms.
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1. hurricanecrab
2:13 AM GMT on June 03, 2013
Hi DisasterReady -- nice to meet you. What do you go by here...... Ready? DR?

I think we're all pretty much past economic collapse -- it's more a global shell game now, in which most countries continue the charade, pretending that our fiat money is representational of anything finite.

If I were running my personal finances like that, I'd be borrowing money against zero collateral to pay the vig of the previous loans, and the holders of the markers could call it in at any time, making me pretty much permanently insolvent, but going through the motions, without any real long-term plan.

Agree with you about stocking food, even if a person just gets a little extra every time they shop. First in, first out, right? Rotating the stocks. Since we have an amazing water resource, I tend to put away dried goods -- beans, rice, flour, pasta, etc. In warm temperatures, the eggs of wevils (which are shipped with all goods as a by-product of processing) can hatch and eventually ruin your stored dry goods. For several years, whenever I bring in any of the above, or corn meal, even cereal or stored pet food -- I put it in one-gallon ziplock bags, and then freeze it for 24-hours. This causes the eggs to rupture, and then the dry goods are safe from growing an infestation. I have emergency cat food as well as lots of dry goods put away. Vacuum-sealed bags are pretty good for long term storage.

As you inferred, the worst case is that a person saves some money, because ALL foods always go up in price.

I'll see you around the blogs!
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