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Life Insurance - What's the point?

Anyone else out there starting to feel a bit silly about paying $$$ each year for term life insurance?  When the economic SHTF, what good will it do?  What useful purpose does it still serve? And doesn't this just fuel the ...

Forum topic - Time2help - Aug 29 2013 - 4:40pm - 3 comments

Realistic Gun Security

I've seen some videos about the reality of gun battles in SHTF scenarios, war-like scenarios,etc. Some people saying a handgun is no good because you could easily get picked off from 100 yards, etc. To me this seems unrealistic. We aren't ...

Forum topic - rdeslonde - Nov 26 2012 - 3:33am - 4 comments

Sandy: As bad as Katria's aftermath?

I just read a disturbing report from GLenn Beck's relief organization (yes he has one). Mercury One sent in Hurricane Sandy relief supplies via truck and via existing relief organizations to some of the victims of Sandy in Coney Island. ...

Forum topic - Wendy S. Delmater - Nov 1 2012 - 7:33pm - 5 comments

Five most important things to do before the SHTF?

Hi All, First of all, I'd like to thank the community here: following an earlier forum discussion with several of you, I pulled all of my pension funds (despite the 35% income tax) and converted them to gold. And not a moment too soon, as it is ...

Forum topic - z - May 16 2012 - 12:30pm - 8 comments

SHTF indicators/ warning signals/ 'barometers'

Many of us watch the 'horizon' for warning signs of calamity.  I suppose many of us subscribe to Dr. Chris' site for his ability as our 'information scout' to see over the horizon. I'd like to crowd source ideas for ...

Forum topic - Estatesavr - Feb 6 2012 - 7:56pm - 26 comments

An Esoteric Prediction

I have been researching a new phenomenon and came up with an original way of predicting this economic crisis with a little help from the stars.  Firstly, I believe that you shouldn't believe in conventional astrology because it is outdated.  The ...

Forum topic - bientum - Dec 26 2011 - 6:28pm - 0 comments

May invite others to share our off grid farm

I would like forum members thoughts, ideas, inputs on the following: We own and live on an off grid farm in the Pacific Inland Northwest.  We raise Highland Cattle, Poultry, Veggies, and soon pork, goats (dairy) and will be adding a very lucrative ...

Forum topic - Estatesavr - Dec 21 2011 - 2:19pm - 20 comments

Dealing with thieves

In a SHTF scenario, honest, good people would starve.  What should you do about protecting your supplies for your family?  Some people may resort to stealing.  What if you had a visible garden? Welcome bientum/theft of supplies Theft of your ...

Forum topic - bientum - Dec 10 2011 - 3:59pm - 13 comments

"You can't eat Gold"

We've probably all heard this tired old cliche - you can't eat Gold. There are a significant number of opinions out there that cast Gold as both a useless waste of money, and an invaluable method of asset protection. There are anecdotes ...

Forum topic - A. M. - Nov 15 2011 - 1:42pm - 34 comments

The Coming Cultural Shift

Hey all -- Below is a link to a fine piece (IMO) from alt-market.com -- it discusses 7 things that indicate a culture in decline or the throes of painful change.   The US shows signs of all seven.  The OWS movement is I believe a reaction to these ...

Forum topic - SagerXX - Oct 24 2011 - 6:17pm - 48 comments

question about border crossings/policies when SHTF

I realize that collapse scenarios are not always pandemonius or marked by a clear signal that things are definitely not business as usual- but presuming that it is,  does anyone have any knowledgeable insight on what is expected at border crossings and ...

Forum topic - yoshhash - Mar 4 2010 - 8:28am - 3 comments

The Book of Eli / Community (of course!)

Hey gang -- I was supposed to be on vacation right now, but yesterday my wife suddenly developed vertigo ("Hey sweetie, if you didn't want to go away, you just had to say so!") and we couldn't fly.  So, faced with an unexpected ...

Forum topic - SagerXX - Feb 18 2010 - 8:44pm - 7 comments

question about SHTF scenario in Eastern Europe

My wife is from Romania.  We had an interesting discussion last night, where she pointed out some things which now convince me that they are amongst the most "collapse ready" societies in the world:  most Romanians carry no debt, keep most of ...

Forum topic - yoshhash - Feb 9 2010 - 9:08am - 2 comments

Fictional account of the day the SHTF

Another post had been written being a simulation of crisis and preparedness. I found that post to be very thought provoking but it was also based on some extreme events such as a terrorist attack and EMP. No offense to the author of those ...

Forum topic - keelba - Nov 10 2009 - 2:51pm - 19 comments

Flu Scare as Dry Run for SHTF?

Hey all -- Regardless of how this whole flu thing turns out (pandemic or flash-in-the-pan...demic [grin]), I did an interesting thought experiment this morning as my wife & I did our usual Sunday shopping for the week and I held in my head the ...

Forum topic - SagerXX - Apr 26 2009 - 3:09pm - 315 comments

This day in Preparedness

Greetings, As Dr. Martenson said in the Crash Course, we all agree that something is going to happen that will disrupt our way of life. To what degree, is the constant question - and the answers are endless. What I'd like to do here is ...

Forum topic - A. M. - Mar 3 2009 - 11:20am - 13 comments

Mobility vs. staying put

Here's something that's been puzzling my preparedness decision-making.  Do you prepare fo stay put, to hunker down and play defense, or do you prepare to be mobile and fluid?  There's good arguments for both.  Peraonally I don't see ...

Forum topic - plantguy90 - Mar 3 2009 - 12:08am - 5 comments

Kerosene Fueled Equipment

I would like to know others' thoughts on the use of kerosene equipment for emergency purposes. Here are some starter questions: 1. I have heard kerosene can be stored safely for 10+ years. I would like to know more about this and also ...

Forum topic - Septimus - Feb 23 2009 - 12:34pm - 2 comments

Alternatives to a Gun Arsenal in Post Peak America

Ok, this is a bleeding capillary from a thread where guns came up once again as the primary way to protect oneself and ones family when shtf.  I am truly shocked that little has been said in this most erudite forum about other means of doing that other ...

Forum topic - Rosemary Sims - Feb 2 2009 - 8:56pm - 102 comments

Lessons from Argentina's economic collapse, how to prepare for a SHTF scenario

On a british website. A good read about real live experiences when SHTF. A text that will tell you what really happens and how best to prepare for such a situation. For western countries such as the UK, the first major problems of Peak Oil, ...

Forum topic - Brainless - Jan 16 2009 - 7:55pm - 3 comments