2009-01-30 03:57:35 UTC
Time to Prepare for the Collapse - Gwen Caldwell
(Editor's Note: This is not a drill. The [would be] leaders that you
have put your trust and faith in have had their way with you (and you
probably weren't even kissed). Denial is not a river in Egypt. If you
have any friends, tell them (I know, they won't listen. Most of my
friends don't even listen. But that doesn't stop me from telling
them). If you follow our advise and nothing happens, so what. If you
don't, and everything you read here comes true, you are going to find
yourself, and your friends, up a creek without ... - JSB)
Take the time to prepare for the coming financial woes.
The financial stability of our country is in peril. Unemployment
continues to rise. The housing market continues to fall. Banks are
failing at an unprecedented rate. The stock markets are unstable, as
is our dollar. Folks, the new regime in Washington is not going to fix
this problem! No matter how many bailouts they want us to pay for, we
are only applying a band-aid to a gapping wound in the financial
jugular vein of this country! It will not stop the bleeding.
We have got to start facing the facts and preparing for the total
collapse of our financial system as we know it. Start downsizing now!
Get your pantries stocked with food, water, essential vitamins and
medicines. Making these preparations now may not only save your life,
but will ensure that your quality of life is not reduced in the face
of economic disaster.
We can live for three hours in the cold. Have a back up shelter plan
with a heat source.
We can live for three minutes without air. Have a first aid kit and
EMT book for reference.
We can live for three days without water. Get a water filter system
and store water.
We can live for three weeks without food. Stock your pantries.
Every person should have a bug out bag that contains at least these
minimums in case of any emergency. A sleeping bag or blanket, tarp or
tent, clothes line rope, fire starter, food for three days, water, a
mess kit, a knife, a towel, a change of clothes with extra socks,
outer wear for the season, first aid kit, flashlight and batteries.
When stocking your pantry always start by buying your staples first.
Things like flour, sugar, oats, salt, oil and Crisco, rice, dried
beans, lentils, pastas, nuts and dried fruits, etc. Then buy canned
goods, starting with canned meats, vegetables, fruits, tomato sauce,
Then think about those every day things you and your family eat. It
does no good to stock pile and store foods that your family won't eat.
Buy things to season foods and enhance foods like bullion cubes, gravy
mixes, spices and herbs. Buy condiments like ketsup, mustard, BBQ
sauce, mayonnaise and so on. Snack food and cereals. Hot chocolate
mix, coffee, tea, Tang, and other water enhancers.
Be sure to consider any special dietary needs your family members
have. If you have family members that have Diabetes for instance you
may want to make sure you have plenty of cinnamon as it helps regulate
blood sugar. Get stevia for a sweetener.
I encourage all of you to look around your homes at the things that
you could liquidate right now to create storage space for food and
that can create extra financial resources for stocking up on food.
Quit eating out, avoid fast food and junk food. Eat popcorn, fruits
and vegetables for snacks to keep your immune system built up and save
Think about those things that will disappear in a crisis and make sure
you have them. Oil lamps and oils, batteries, diapers, camp stoves and
fuel, guns and ammo, toilet paper are things that come to mind. Think
about those things that might be good barter items in your area...get
I urge you to go online and purchase heritage garden seeds, so that
you can grow your own food. Even if you live in a small apartment you
can plant food in containers to help you supplement what is in your
pantry. Buy sprouting seeds and a sprouter. Buy canning jars, so that
you have a means of preserving your food.
There are many excellent videos at www.youtube.com on sustainability,
survival skills, long term food storage, growing urban gardens and so
forth. Take the time to educate yourselves on these skills.
I believe that our time to prepare is short and would encourage all of
you to do what you can now. I have already noticed that the shelves at
the stores where I live have less selection and fewer items. It is not
unconceivable that one day the shelves will be empty.
We will not be getting a bail out, be assured. Our bail out is how we
prepare now and how well we do it.
Friday, January 23, 2009