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How You Can Prepare For The Coming Collapse

Prepare For The Coming Collapse

What You Can Do



In my previous article and video I talked about how many of the top economists are saying that a financial and economic collapse the likes the World has never seen is coming soon. Some say even as soon as a month from now. Some say later. But most agree, it is coming. If you missed that article, you can read it here: Experts Say A Collapse Is Coming Soon - Are You Prepared


Now I want to show you how you can start preparing for a full econimic collapse, natural disaster or even loss of income. Any of these things can happen to you without warning. Being prepared ahead of time means the difference between riding it out in relative comfort or suffering.


Now, more than ever, people need to stock up on extra food and necessary items while they still can. Do not wait until it's too late and everyone else is stocking up at the same time. Then you will see a repeat of last year's panic shopping and hoarding at the last minute. Remember the toilet paper shortage.


I have been through three hurricanes which took out the local infrastructure for weeks at a time. I have been through blizzards which shut down areas for days at a time. I have been snowed in on top of a mountain in my truck camper. I have lived through countless power outages in winter. I have even gone through loss of income. But one thing I can tell you - through it all I lived in relative comfort while others suffered. Because I was prepared.


I hear time and time again that a family cannot afford to prepare or put aside any food or supplies for the future. But I have a question for you. Can you afford not to? I lived in a camper in the woods for some years and had nothing left over. Yet I still managed to prepare. Read on and I will show you how.


Buy extra each time you go shopping (I know, you can't afford to, read on...). Dollar stores are great for low priced products. Look for clearance items, sales and specials. Stock up on those. We shop at one store that often has crazy cheap sales on certain items. These sales are meant to pull people in to the store in hopes that they will buy other things as well. We look for these sales and stock up on them.


When you buy an item on sale or clearance, you can now afford to buy two, three or more on the same dollar you would have spent at normal prices. This is how, even on a tight budget, you can stock up. It takes time and effort, but it can be done. Sales can be found every day. You may have to shop around at multiple stores in one day instead of a single store. But in the end, it is worth the trouble when you can sit back and relax during a disaster knowing that you are prepared.




Only buy what you normally eat or use already. One huge failure of people stocking up is to buy things they would never use normally. They will suffer post collapse. If you dont normally eat, or like, beans, dont buy them just because they are cheap.


Items you should stock up on



There are the obvious things such as food for yourself and your family. But you have to also consider your pets and animals. Some animals have other needs as well. Cats need litter for example. Goats will need straw for bedding. If you have young children or babies, they have special needs as well. Babies will need baby food, diapers, wipes and other things. Check dates on the products you purchase and only buy what you can use before the expiration dates.


Some other things you may need are medicine, vitamins and first aid items. Post collapse many, if not all, hospitals and clinics will be closed or overwhealmed. Stock up on cough and cold meds (adults and children). Special medical needs (insulin or whatever you need). If you prefer, stock up on herbal remedies. Remember to check dates and never buy what you can't use before the sell by date.


Don't forget paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues. If you prefer leaves (not joking), gather them now before the snow falls and covers the ground. This may sound funny but many people plan to use leaves but never consider the weather conditions at the time. Think about your needs and plan appropriately.


Put away water. Get gallons of water. No matter if it is tap water, well water or bottled water. Put it away now in containers while you still can. Keep your water in a cool, dark place to keep it fresh longer. Rotate it out and keep a fresh supply of water on hand at all times. For flushing toilets and bathing, freshness is not as important as for drinking water. Get 55 gallon drums or even save milk containers and fill them with water. Your living conditions will limit how much you can save. But have water put away. You cannot live without water.


I am not advising everyone run out and buy 1,000s of bottles of water. But for some this may be their only option. Use your own judgement based on your own local area and availability of fresh, clean water.


Get water filtration devices. Everyone - literally everyone - should have some way to filter water in an emergency. A water filter that can provide pure, safe drinking water without the need for a heat source, chemicals or fuel can be a life saver. The lifestraw is great and it is quite affordable, for example. Buy one here: Lifestraw Water Filter


Other things to consider are batteries, portable or solar power banks, alternate heating and cooking options. The list goes on but I will cover these topics soon in separate articles.


This article is only a guideline. It is meant to stir you up. You may have other things you can add to your own list. Do not consider this a full and complete list for your own family. Think about it and talk with your family members. Make a list of the things your family will need for three to six months if the grid goes down.


Then start buying. Even if you only make a small purchase each time you go shopping. Over time it can add up. It could save your life one day.

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