Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en How to Operate a HAM Radio http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/91645/how-operate-ham-radio ]]><p>HAM radio is a popular hobby that allows amateur operators to communicate with one another on multiple frequencies. It is also a useful skill to develop in the event of an emergency or disaster.</p> <p>During a disaster, cell phones and internet might be out of service so having an alternative way to communicate with your family, friends or network is going to be crucial to obtaining information and ensuring you thrive during the emergency. Having a working HAM radio and knowing how to operate it will prove invaluable in a survival situation. Here&rsquo;s what you need to know:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/91645/how-operate-ham-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/91645/how-operate-ham-radio#comments What Should I Do? Communications HAM Operation Radio http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91645 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:29:40 +0000 claytonk 91645 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: An Important Shoe Just Dropped In Europe http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91628/cuff-important-shoe-just-dropped-europe ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and&nbsp;Alasdair&nbsp;Macleod discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Greece: What Will The&nbsp;Syriza&nbsp;Win Bring? <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">A rejection of austerity with little clue for real solutions</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Stresses Across The&nbsp;Eurozone <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Running out ways to delay the inevitable</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Gold &amp; Inflation <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Rising prices for both are likely from here</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Slowing Global Growth <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">But a deflationary wave may need to sweep the globe first</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91628/cuff-important-shoe-just-dropped-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91628/cuff-important-shoe-just-dropped-europe#comments Insider Alasdair Macleod Europe gold Greece Off The Cuff Swiss National Bank Syriza http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91628 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:11:48 +0000 Adam Taggart 91628 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Do You Have Your Escape Plan Ready? http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91606/do-your-escape-plan-ready ]]><p>It&#39;s time to face a few unpleasant truths. &nbsp;</p> <p>The &#39;super wealthy&#39; are well-along in their plans to hightail it to safety when the system crashes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91606/do-your-escape-plan-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91606/do-your-escape-plan-ready#comments Insider Chris Martenson escape plan hard landing http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91606 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:56:04 +0000 cmartenson 91606 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Axel Merk: Why Asset Prices Must Return To Lower Levels http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels ]]><p>Saying it&#39;s been a busy week and half on the central bank front is perhaps a sizeable understatement.&nbsp;</p> <p>First, the Swiss National Bank stunned the world (and its brethren central banks) by removing its peg to the Euro. This was quickly followed by Mario&nbsp;Draghi&nbsp;finally making good on his longtime threat of firing QE bazooka, announcing that the&nbsp;ECB&nbsp;will pursue a 60 billion Euro per month easing program for the next 16 months. And amidst all the smoke, the Canadian central bank snuck in a surprise rate cut to its interest rate.</p> <p>To make sense of both the &quot;Why?&quot; behind these extreme moves, as well as the &quot;What?&quot; in terms of their implications, Axel&nbsp;Merk, founder and Chief Investment Officer of&nbsp;Merk&nbsp;Funds joins us this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels#comments Podcast Axel Merk central banks currencies ECB Federal Reserve Mario Draghi risk SNB Swiss National Bank volatility http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91582 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:59:03 +0000 Adam Taggart 91582 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: Central Banks Gone Wild http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91569/cuff-central-banks-gone-wild ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and Mish discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The&nbsp;ECB&nbsp;Bazooka <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Making sense of&nbsp;Draghi&#39;s&nbsp;QE announcement</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Swiss Surprise <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">A massive shock to the status quo</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Canadian Cut <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Suddenly panicking about their asset bubbles</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Making Sense Of The Madness <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">We&#39;re suddenly a lot closer to the endgame</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91569/cuff-central-banks-gone-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91569/cuff-central-banks-gone-wild#comments Insider central banks ECB European Central Bank Mish Shedlock Off The Cuff QE quantitative easing SNB Swiss National Bank http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91569 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:41:23 +0000 Adam Taggart 91569 at http://www.peakprosperity.com When This Ends, Everybody Gets Hurt http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/91558/when-ends-everybody-gets-hurt ]]><p>Central bank credibility (as fictitious as that may be)&nbsp;is essential to maintaining the current narrative, BUT central banks are rapidly losing their credibility (which should have happened simply via deductive reasoning a long time ago) and the strains are showing.</p> <p>Their actions are increasingly wild and extreme, and it&#39;s our view that 2015- 2016 will mark the end of this long run of overly-ambitious central bankers and over-complacent markets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/91558/when-ends-everybody-gets-hurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/91558/when-ends-everybody-gets-hurt#comments Blog central banks China Chris Martenson coal economic growth economy endless growth energy GDP growth inflation limits Rule of 72 http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91558 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:45:38 +0000 cmartenson 91558 at http://www.peakprosperity.com What To Believe Anymore? http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91544/what-believe-anymore ]]><p>Well, here we are in the late hours of the latest and biggest bubbles that central banks can blow. The whole world is involved and no country will be immune from the aftershocks when these nested bubbles in virtually all asset classes burst.</p> <p>In fact, the whole scheme requires that political and monetary solidarity be maintained. If anyone breaks ranks, then the whole thing could come crashing down.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91544/what-believe-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/91544/what-believe-anymore#comments Insider Media paris propaganda world leaders http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91544 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:40:46 +0000 cmartenson 91544 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Storing your Harvest in a Root Cellar http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/91543/storing-your-harvest-root-cellar ]]><p>When it comes to storing your harvest, you have a couple of options. Freezing, dehydrating, canning, and storing fresh in a root cellar. I prefer freezing berries, corn, beans, peppers, peas, tomato based vegetable soup and eggplant. I like to dehydrate my herbs, early season apples and pears. Canning is great for pickles, tomato based soup (which can also be frozen), and beets. The root cellar is a great place to store your late season fruits, root vegetables and pumpkins for the winter. Onions, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, cabbage, pears, and apples do well in a root cellar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/91543/storing-your-harvest-root-cellar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/91543/storing-your-harvest-root-cellar#comments What Should I Do? Food Preservation Garden Harvest Root Cellar storage http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91543 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:51:34 +0000 Phil Williams 91543 at http://www.peakprosperity.com A Quick Sanity Check http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/91538/quick-sanity-check ]]><p>Sometimes it pays to step way back and look at things from a high level.</p> <p>In response to the 2008 crisis, the world&#39;s major central banks pumped an unprecedented amount of monetary stimulus into the system -- all in the name of kick starting enough economic growth to pull the planet out of its fundamental sinkhole of <em>Too Much Debt.</em></p> <p>More than six years and over $4 trillion later, what exactly can we say it did for us?</p> <p>Not enough, as the following short video summarizes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/91538/quick-sanity-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/91538/quick-sanity-check#comments Blog Bank of England Bank of Japan central banks economy European Central Bank Federal Reserve GDP growth real estate sanity check stocks unemployment rate http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91538 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:06:42 +0000 Adam Taggart 91538 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Gail Tverberg: This Is The Beginning Of The End For Oil Production http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91503/gail-tverberg-beginning-end-oil-production ]]><p>With the recent collapse in the price of oil, Gail&nbsp;Tverberg, returns to discuss the likely impact on the US shale oil industry, as well as the global market for oil.&nbsp;</p> <p>While as an actuary, Gail is one to avoid hyperbole and the let the numbers speak, her analysis of the outlook for future oil production is nothing short of dire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91503/gail-tverberg-beginning-end-oil-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91503/gail-tverberg-beginning-end-oil-production#comments Podcast derivatives energy Featured Voices Gail Tverberg oil peak oil shale http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91503 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:28:12 +0000 Adam Taggart 91503 at http://www.peakprosperity.com