Economic collapse

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Hyperinflation: Cause for Concern or Food for Fiction?

Do you ever feel like “enough is enough” when it comes to bad news in the headlines? That’s how I’m feeling after more than a year of covid-19 news and watching more violent protests than I ever care to see again. Now, with news of more trillion-dollar government spending, it seems inevitable that talk of economic collapse and hyperinflation prepping will once again take center stage in social media and in news sources. What Is Hyperinflation? Hyperinflation is the term …

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16 Ways to Find Free Food

Being a Survival Mom means you have a plan to feed your kids, no matter what, whether by having some food storage, growing as much as you can, or even finding free food. That means not just if SHTF, but also if you experience unexpected, personal events that leave you actually wondering about your next meal, as happened when this couple hit rock bottom. For example, with one of my children, maternity leave lasted twice as long as I planned. We …

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Scrambling to Survive in a Collapsing Economy

One of the first acronyms I learned as a new prepper was TEOTWAWKI.  The End Of The World As We Know It.  I knew from reading James Rawles’ Patriots that the end could come suddenly, within just a few days as America’s banking system collapsed upon itself.  Another, more drastic version was spelled out for me in an online article, “The One Hour Meltdown.”  Neither vision of the future was pleasant, but I was skeptical about the concept of a …

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A Scary Scenario: The One-Hour Meltdown

Every once in a while I read something that stops me in my tracks and slaps me up the side of my head, as my dad would say. Years ago it was the book Patriots by James Wesley Rawles. The picture he paints of a possible TEOTWAWKI* scenario was just ghastly. For weeks afterward I had visions of our family foraging for edible roots and berries in the forest and collecting water in a solar still, all the while ducking bands of …

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What’s your threat: A personal financial disaster

It’s happened. You’ve just found out the main breadwinner in your family is now unemployed or maybe their hours have been cut. Either way, you’ve joined a growing club of Americans who are dealing with a loss of income, and all the hardships and stress that come with that membership. On one hand, you aren’t alone facing this financial disaster, but on the other, this isn’t a club that anyone wants to join! Or, maybe in your case, it’s the …

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Book Review: Collapse by Richard Stephenson

As you may have guessed, I have almost no time at all to just sit down and read a book. I have a huge stack of non-fiction, survival related books, and they’re sitting right where I put them. I scarcely have time to take a shower and make myself presentable each day, much less wile away the hours with my nose in a book. This is why it’s such a delight to happen upon a book, purely by chance, that …

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Gold and Silver prices: a little education from Chris Slife

Chris Slife owns Howling Coyote Silver Company.  He sent this email this morning, explaining why the prices of silver and gold have been so volatile.  If you have questions for Chris, post them as a comment, and I’ll ask him to drop by and answer them personally.  By the way, you can track the live ups and downs of your favorite precious metal here. There is a lot of very bearish sentiment right now out in gold and silver land …

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What is Money When the System Collapses?

With all the talk about a collapse of our economy, I asked Mac Slavo over at SHTFplan blog to share with my readers his insights into how a family might survive following a collapse of our money system.  Here is his answer, in his own words. Economist Mike Shedlock defines money through the eyes of Austrian economist Murray N. Rothbard as, “a commodity used as a medium of exchange.” “Like all commodities, it has an existing stock, it faces demands by people …

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