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Surviving Economic Collapse

July 15th, 2010

dollar-value-falling.jpgWhat would you and your family do if the economy were to completely collapse? The idea of total economic collapse is very frightening. However, if you are prepared for it, you should be able to survive for years. So how do you make sure you are prepared for the worst case scenario?

Don’t Rely On Other People

If the economy collapses, you cannot rely on the government or anyone else to help you out. In that situation, you will only have yourself and your family to fall back on. Other people will be focused on their own survival. Hence you will have to make sure that you and your loved ones have the skills needed to survive. You will also have to make certain preparations.

Food Storage

If you want to be able to survive an economic collapse, it is a very good idea to store as much food as you possibly can. You can store dried goods like wheat, oats, lentils, beans, rice, sugar, and whole kernel corn. You can also dehydrate fruits and vegetables. Canning food you grow yourself is also prudent. Make sure you store the food in a way that protects it from insects and rodents.

Hunting and Animal Husbandry

If you want to be able to eat meat, consider raising a few animals like goats or chickens. If you know how to hunt deer and small animals such as rabbits or squirrels, you will be at an advantage. An ability to fish would also be useful. Knowing how to hunt, fish, and raise animals will ensure you have a source of protein and fat for you and your family if the economy collapses.


In the event of an economic collapse, having a large store of food will ensure that you survive for about six months. However you will also need to know how to grow your own food. There are several fruits, herbs, and vegetables that you can grow in your garden. In order to ensure that you will be able to grow your own food in such a situation, you may wish to consider investing in packets of seeds that you can use later. You can buy specially sealed packets of seeds from seed banks that sell their products via the Internet.

Other Supplies

Food is not the only thing you will need in order to survive an economic collapse. You will also need to store durable clothing that will last. Forget about fashion if you are buying clothing for an economic collapse situation. It is more important to buy clothing that is warm, waterproof, and resilient. You will also need to buy other items of equipment. For instance you’ll need a grain grinder, gardening implements, and tools which enable you to build and repair things.

Bear Arms

Let us suppose that you and your family have ensured that you have enough food and supplies to survive an economic collapse. It would be a mistake to assume that everybody else has made the same preparations. If the economy goes far enough downhill, there will soon be many hungry people who have no food, and they will try to obtain your supplies by fair means or foul. You must make sure that you are able to defend your food and other supplies if need be, so it is important to make sure that you are armed. Firearms are also useful for hunting animals.

Gold and Silver

If the economy completely crashes, there may be hyperinflation and a drastic drop in the effective value of the currency, which means that you may not be able to use money to easily buy stuff. Instead you will need other valuables to trade. It is therefore a good idea to purchase some coins or bars of gold and silver. There is a chance that the government would try to outlaw or confiscate gold during an economic collapse, which is what they did during the Great Depression. This would make owning gold a little more scary, which is why you should focus on obtaining food, clothing, and durable goods. Just buy a little gold and silver as a backup. The idea is to survive the economic collapse, not make a profit.

Buy a Safe

If you have valuables such as firearms and bars of gold after an economic collapse, other people will want to take them from you if they can. That’s why you should consider purchasing a good quality safe. You can use the safe to store any valuables and firearms so that nobody can easily steal them.

Educate Yourself

The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to survive an economic collapse. You will need to be able to hunt, fish, grow fruits and vegetables, store food, and raise animals. You will also be required to make certain foods and other supplies such as medicines from scratch with the raw ingredients. If there are gaps in your knowledge that could impede your ability to survive an economic collapse, you will need to educate yourself. You can do this by purchasing and reading books on hunting, fishing, farming, gardening, cooking, and other skills that are essential to surviving a worst case scenario.

This article was supplied by “Whisp” from Constant Content.

One Response to “Surviving Economic Collapse”

  1. comment number 1 by: Barry

    Not much time left to prepare!

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