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What Should I Do? Guide

The most common question by far we get on this website is “What should I do?” Once people watch The Crash Course or read our book Prosper! (at right) — and are awakened to the very real threats posed by growing resource scarcity and reckless monetary policy — they understandably want to know how to position themselves intelligently.

Our recommendation: start building resilience into your life today. Ensure that you, your family, and your community are as prepared and sustainably situated as possible so that you can enjoy a high quality of life regardless of how the future plays out.

In the guided steps below, we have distilled the astounding wealth of knowledge our community members have shared on this site and combined it with our own extensive experience to recommend specific steps and products for you to consider in your personal preparations. We think this compilation offers tremendous value. For someone just starting out, it would literally take hundreds of hours to replicate this informed guidance yourself. We’re proud to offer it to you today, free of charge.

The following steps assume you’ve either watched The Crash Course or read Prosper! (or better yet, have done both). If you haven’t, we strongly urge you to do so first, so that you have the appropriate context around what you are preparing for.

Otherwise, we encourage you to address the following steps in the order presented which, aside from emergency preparedness, are based on the 8 Forms of Capital framework we’ve found so useful:

 Step 0: The Fundamentals – Emergency Preparedness

Develop a baseline readiness for whatever surprises the future may bring

 Step 1: Financial Capital

Protect your money and its purchasing power, then invest it wisely

 Step 2: Living Capital

Strengthen the living systems upon which you rely

 Step 3: Material Capital

Create a resilient home

 Step 4: Knowledge Capital

Improve your mastery in order to create value

 Step 5: Emotional Capital

Stay grounded during stressful times

 Step 6: Social Capital

Cultivate a community of neighbors who support each other

 Step 7: Cultural Capital

Understand how others around you will react during crisis

 Step 8: Time Capital

Efficiently use the one resource you can’t make more of: Time

Our ongoing What Should I Do? blog contains specific in-depth articles on these topics.

We strive to provide comprehensive information and support here on our site, and we gratefully welcome feedback.  Good luck with your preparations, and remember to trust yourself.

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