squeeze. Two out of every three citizens are now living from paycheck to
paycheck… that means that two out of every three people who read this
have limited discretionary income to purchase items that would prepare
them for hard times. However, anything you can do now will not be wasted
if you can buy the things you will eventually need. There is no better time
than now because the dollar will NEVER have greater purchasing power.
years (EVEN with compounded interest) for a savings account to gain that
much at the current rate of 1%. I don’t have to tell you that prices will
have risen MANY more times during the next 18 years. This article is
written to focus on the less expensive things that will be extremely
valuable in a shtf situation.
like camping gear, lights and radios, or his and her’s shotguns on an
anniversary. (Now you know why I’m divorced.)
for rising electrical bills (and potential outages.) Anyone living from
paycheck to paycheck may not be able to keep the lights on if their job is
lost or hours cut back or medical expenses come up or car breaks down.
Harbor Freight often has 45 watt solar panels on sale for around $150 and
45 watt are on Amazon for about $100. The frames on the ones from Amazon
are pretty flimsy but the panels work as good as any. Little steps to
move to 12v will pay off in the long run even if we don’t see hard times.
great depression. When she had to buy something like a new can opener
she would buy two.
that are extremely valuable… after all… nothing is more important than
defending your life and putting food on your table or a backup for currency.)
quality of life will diminish and the length of life will be shortened
considerable for those who depend on medicines for ongoing treatment.
Also, one out of every 4 people are taking some kind of psychotic drugs
and when they can’t get them they may not be able to function.)
(Antibiotics and most no-narcotic drugs are available on the internet and
from pet stores without Rx.)
can have water to wash and flush your chances of staying healthy greatly
increase. Even if you never sleep on it, at $50 it’s a valuable
investment for people that do not live near a water supply. Even if water
is not too far, you are safer if you don’t have to go out frequently to
anyone who has lived in a truck or rv.)
available for around $25. 3,000 watt inverters are a little over $100)
would not run with an inverter… but DC electric blankets will run about
a week off one charge of a 12v battery. That might be better than burning
your furniture to stay warm. It would definitely call LESS attention and
they cost about $25.)
Walmart… and they will replace bulbs in standard light sockets… so if
the power is out these light bulbs would work off a battery through your
normal electrical system so you could use your normal light switches. If
you are taking care of children or the elderly lights are much easier and
safer than candles, lantern, etc.
appearing it may be wise to communicate from a distance if they approach.)
critters… especially birds. A bird trap is only $3 on eBay. Small animal
traps are only $5 from Harbor Freight. A bird in the hand is good in the
They already run off 12v dc. Low powered FM transmitters are inexpensive
and even if the grid is down the radio in a car will work. The
signal weakens as distance increases. The general rule of thumb is it
will take four times the power to double the transmission distance. For
example a broadcast of 6 watts, the transmission range will be 3 miles. At
15 watts, the range increases to 5 miles, at 40 watts to 10 miles and at
100 watts to 15 miles. eBay Prices: 7 watt $30, 15 watt $40, 30 watt $100)
add more sensors for about $20 each if you need them. Neighbors can share
the sensors too. Never underestimate the danger of social unrest. Looters
appear in the absense of law enforcement.
when water and cleaning supplies are limited.
so much better than paper money …want to trade their gold for MY paper
money. Gold seems to be about as much fiat as paper.
just zero’s and 1’s on hard drives/… that don’t spin up without
electricity. Money isn’t important if there is an economic collapse and
most experts warn that the national debt is the most serious threat.
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