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May 222013
 
Cities Will Collapse Even Sooner Than We Fear

We have written several times about how major population groupings (ie cities) will collapse ‘shortly’ after the essential elements of life cease to smoothly flow in to them as needed.  When there’s no water, no sewage, no food, no gas and no electricity, things will unavoidably get very nasty. In an earlier post we suggested that cities will decay into violent anarchistic morasses within a week or two.  In that article we were deliberately trying […]

May 192013
 
Our Computerized Infrastructure Is Already Under Active Attack

Many of the risks and vulnerabilities we have to consider are things that have not yet happened and which we hope might never happen.  Nuclear war, for example.  Or alternatively they are things that happen so rarely as to give us hope they might not recur during our lifetime – a massive asteroid strike, Yellowstone erupting, those sorts of things. Very few things we consider are things which are actively happening at present, although perhaps […]

May 152013
 
Prepping Economics - Introduction - Why This Is Important

So there you are, planning how many tins of food you can store and how long it will last you in a Level 3 or Level 2 situation.  You’re counting up the bullets for your guns, and preparing to hunker down for a desperate and challenging time where life will be tough and uncertain, and you’ll be living hand to mouth with few creature comforts and no luxuries. Your bookshelf is full of items on […]

May 152013
 
Prepping Economics Part 1 :  Why the Dollar Will Fail - International Issues

Many preppers perceive that after TEOTWAWKI (ie a Level 2 or 3 situation) the present US currency will become of little value.  Their view of the future possibly revolves around using precious metals for currency and/or a currency-less situation that involves bartering. This six part series moves sequentially through the reasons why our current US dollar will cease to be of value if society should collapse, and then looks at the value and effectiveness of […]

May 152013
 
Prepping Economics Part 2 :  Domestic Reasons Why the Dollar Will Fail

This is the second of our six part series about prepping economics.  An index listing the other sections is at the bottom of this article, and if you’ve arrived here directly by following a link, you might want to consider starting at the first article and then reading your way through the articles in sequence. Domestic Impacts of Dollar Problems We considered some international vulnerabilities that could impact on our domestic economy in the first […]

May 152013
 
Prepping Economics Part 3 :  Why Bartering Is Not A Useful Way of Trading

This is the third of our six part series about prepping economics.  An index listing the other sections is at the bottom of this article, and if you’ve arrived here directly by following a link, you might want to consider starting at the beginning and then working your way through the articles in sequence. Most preppers will agree with the first two parts in this series, where we look at how present forms of money […]

May 152013
 
Prepping Economics Part 4 :  The Unavoidable Need for Money

This is the fourth of our six part series about prepping economics.  An index listing the other sections is at the bottom of this article, and if you’ve arrived here directly by following a link, you might want to consider starting at the beginning and then working your way through the articles in sequence. So far in this series, we have discussed how US currency is unlikely to be accepted in commerce during a Level […]

May 152013
 
Prepping Economics Part 5 :  A Probable Currency Evolution Post TEOTWAWKI

This is the fifth of our six part series about prepping economics.  An index listing the other sections is at the bottom of this article, and if you’ve arrived here directly by following a link, you might want to consider starting at the beginning and then working your way through the articles in sequence. In the response to a Level 2 or 3 situation, we agree that we will first see simple bartering and many […]

May 152013
 
Prepping Economics Part 6 :  How to Prepare for the Future Economy

This is the sixth and final part of our series about prepping economics.  An index listing the previous sections is at the bottom of this article, and if you’ve arrived here directly by following a link, you might want to consider starting at the beginning and then working your way through the articles in sequence. We’ve written before to recommend you should stock up on long-lived supplies that are easy to store and have a […]

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