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4 Ways to Financially Survive a Natural Disaster

Tips About Storing Gold

Natural disasters can be devastating on many levels. The physical and emotional trauma often affects hundreds, if not thousands, of victims, and can be an overwhelming experience for many. After the dust has settled, communities are left to pick up the pieces. The financial toll of these events can become an enormous burden. To better prepare yourself against catastrophe, consider the following tips on how to financially survive a natural disaster. 

Protect the Essentials

Natural disasters can have devastating effects on your home and personal belongings. We have seen the outcome of this many times, such as Hurricane Sandy and

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Stock market crash of 1929 repeating?

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Please look at the graphic below which compares a period of time leading up to the 1929 Stock Market Crash, and recent market trends over the past few years. This information is circulating the Internet as a prediction that come this January the stock market will crash. Based on these trends Economic Collapse appears to be right around the corner. I have stared at those trends over and over again just wondering. Is this for real? How could something that happened decades ago actually repeat and happen again? I don’t have all the answers but I will be honest with

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Infographic: Foreign Aid Around the World


You know…..the government taxes the living $#*% out of us and continues to spend more and more money while taking more and more. It is a never ending cycle of irresponsible fiscal policy that is happening right n front of the American people and there is hardly an uproar. Sure – there are some of us who speak the truth and there are groups (like the Tea Party) as well – but just look at the election results and who continues to get reelected. Pathetic.

Check out this infographic below but be prepared to get pretty frustrated….if you aren’t already.

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The following post was originally published over at WND.com. It can be seen in its original format HERE.


WASHINGTON – A retired Army general is calling for the “forced resignations” of President Obama, other administration officials and the leadership of Congress for the direction they’re taking the nation, his list of grievances including the systematic political purge of hundreds of senior military officers in the U.S. military.

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told WND he is calling for nationwide rallies and protests to demand the resignations and added that a peaceful “civil uprising is still not out of


Death by China


I recently received the following email from a reader:


Dear Rourke, 

I would ask you to advise all your readers to watch “Death by China”, (it is on Netflix), well before the Christmas shopping season. You can also watch a preview on you tube. 

The US has lost 57,000 manufacturing plants to China, since Clinton signed away the US economy with the World Trade Organization agreement. Five and a half Million US manufacturing jobs, trillions of dollars of more trade deficit each year. Toxic paint on children’s toys, poison dog food and Baby

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Russian lawmaker wants to outlaw U.S. dollar…..

Check out the following excerpt from WashingtonTimes.com article published on November 13th - 

MOSCOW — Predicting the imminent collapse of the U.S. dollar, a Russian lawmaker submitted a bill to his country’s parliament Wednesday that would ban the use or possession of the American currency.

Mikhail Degtyarev, the lawmaker who proposed the bill, compared the dollar to a Ponzi scheme. He warned that the government would have to bail out Russians holding the U.S. currency if it collapses.

“If the U.S. national debt continues to grow, the collapse of the dollar system will take place in 2017,” said Mr. Degtyarev, a member of the nationalist Liberal

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When We Need to Prep for Economic Hardship


By Harriet, Editor At Large – SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com

As I look back over my own life and through the generations as far as our family is concerned, I think our biggest risk is not a collapse of the power grid, nor TEOTWAWKI, but financial hardship due to loss of employment, loss of a working partner, changing social circumstances or a slow, insidious reduction of buying power at a time when there is low income. So with this in mind here is a quiz:

Do you have a full store cupboard to see you through a bad patch of

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New Zealand Economic Collapse


New Zealand Economic Collapse

By Harriet, SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com Editor-At-Large Australia

***This article originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be found HERE. 

Back in 1984 I lived in New Zeal and during the time the country’s economy collapsed. I was told by someone working very close to the incoming government that the country technically became bankrupt over the weekend after the 1984 elections. This meant the incoming government had no money in its coffers to do anything but stagger from day to day hoping that the news of the country’s bankruptcy wouldn’t hit the media.


We were, of course, told

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YouTube Video: Wake Up America – Homeland Security Preparing For 2nd Revolution


What do you think folks?

- Rourke



Video of the Week:The Whole Bubble Economy Will Implode





F. J.


Everywhere you look there are references to bartering, and how it will be an asset when shtf.

But why not use bartering now before the shtf to help enable you to get prepared?

Bartering is, by definition a system of exchanging goods and services without the use of currency.

Let’s face it, when the shtf there won’t be many people with any money to get what they need.

In today’s economy, there are far more financially challenged people trying to prepare for the shtf scenario than ones that do have money. The

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The Essence of Money or Tools for Trade


The Essence of Money or Tools for Trade


I know. I know. What does this have to do with prepping?


After the survival phase of any catastrophe comes the rebuilding. What I mean is in the prepping world lots of time and energy is devoted to BOB’s, food storage, defense, shelter, water purifiers, etc. What’s not discussed is after everything comes apart, how do we put it back together, especially if the banks are closed and the dollar is worthless.


Even though we focus on getting ourselves prepared there will be many things we need or

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Why prepare?

Man. What a question! Why prepare?

Well, let’s take a look at what could be an endless list:

unemployment disability inflation/hyperinflation house fire car accident car breakdown divorce alien invasion earthquake tornado hurricane winter storm power outage/black out economic collapse martial law EMP attack solar flare drought crime wave flood race war world war chemical spill nuclear accident supply chain interruption government collapse volcanic eruption/super volcano asteroid/meteor impact invasion

I am sure I left some examples off – but that is quite a list. How many of these are people effected by every year? Lots! Preparedness does not always have to be

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Our government is out of control……

Yeah – old news, right? All that is needed is to pay a little attention to the decisions of our own government makes supposedly made in our best interest.

I am a big backer of law enforcement – BUT am I the only one that is seeing a strange correlation between an ever increasing use of drone technology and Skynet? I want law enforcement to have the tools needed to fight crime – but it is looking to me like government is equipping LE of all levels with unrivaled amounts of armament. I just question why.

The lack of cooperation between

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This post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. I have to be honest – I never knew that New Zealand had the economic troubles the author describes. After reading – I waned to share with the MSO family.

To view the article in its original format – see http://seasonedcitizenprepper.com/new-zealand-economic-collapse/.



New Zealand Economic Collapse

By Harriet, SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com Editor-At-Large Australia

Country-wide economic collapse. Do I have to bug out? One person’s experience.


Back in 1984 I lived in New Zeal and during the time the country’s economy collapsed. I was told by someone working very close to the


What if you knew?



Catching up on some reading over at the Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest. Ryan over there mentioned about a video that Youtuber SouthernPrepper1 put up not too long ago asking the question:

What if you knew that between 6 and 18 months from now there would be an economic collapse – what would you do now to prepare?

Obviously hypothetical in nature as we just don’t know what the future holds. BUT, it definitely gets you thinking. If you somehow knew with 100% certainty that the “S” was about to hit the fan within the next 18 months – what would

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Preparedness Website Q&A………question #3



We continue the multi-part series of Questions and Answers involving several websites who each take one simple question…..and answer it. This Q&A will continue through Friday.

 The other participating sites are as follows:


SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com IfItHitsTheFan.com The Retreat reThinkSurvival.com DoomandBloom.net ApartmentPrepper.com


Today’s Question: What’s the most important thing people can do to prepare themselves in today’s troubled economy?


The short answer is food. Lots and lots of food. Its not getting enough press but food prices continue to go out the roof. In a depressed economy with an inflationary environment everything will be getting

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Interview: The Retreat’s BadVooDooDaddy……


  Those who have hung around the halls here at ModernSurvivalOnline Institute for Preparedness Studies(M.I.P.S.) are likely familiar with the name….BadVooDooDaddy. This fine gentleman often comments on posts and engages in discussions providing his expert analysis and dazzles us with his vast knowledge.


OK – I am laying it on pretty thick.


BadVooDooDaddy is the owner of the website –  The Retreat – Preparedness, Survival, and Just Plain Old Life. I have corresponded with BVD for quite a long time and have valued his opinion and respect him for his service to this country and the knowledge he shares with

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Recent Rawles interview on economic collapse…….

I know it is long but this is a great interview with SurvivalBlog.com owner James Wesley, Rawles.

I enjoyed it.




from The Economic Collapse – The Bad Jobs Report……


Reprinted with permission from The Economic Collapse – original article can be found HERE .

The Bad Jobs Report Is Just A Very Small Taste Of The Nightmare That Is Coming


 Another month, another bad jobs report.  For the month of May, the U.S. economy only added 69,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2%.  Many are calling this a total “disaster” and are worried that the U.S. economy could be headed back into another recession.  Economists had been expecting 150,000 payroll jobs would be added, so the 69,000 number really shocked a lot of people.  The

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11 Quotes That Show How Worried The Financial World Is About Europe Right Now

This article appeared originally over at The Economic Collapse  - a great site.

- – – Rourke



The recent elections in France and in Greece have thrown the global financial system into an uproar.  Fear and worry are everywhere and nobody is quite sure what is going to happen next.  All of the financial deals that Greece has made over the past few years may be null and void.  Nobody is going to know for sure until a new government is formed, and at this point it looks like that is not going to happen and that there will need to

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Wyoming bill introduced to study “what if” the Federal government collapses….


HOUSE BILL NO. HB0085 was submitted in Wyoming this past week and has caused quite a stir. Basically the bill requests a study to be done by the state to determine what the state must do in case of the collapse of the Federal Government.

The bill starts off by stating the bills purpose:

AN ACT relating to governmental studies; providing for a task force to study governmental continuity in case of a disruption in federal government operations; providing for a report; providing appropriations; and providing for an effective date.


The bill goes on to state

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Is a war between Iran and Israel inevitable?


For years the unsettling violence and unpredictable nature of the Middle East has been concerning. Lately the tension between Israel and Iran has me concerned.

Though threatening words is nothing new – what is  different now is the nuclear particulars. I am concerned that Iran will obtain a nuclear weapon. I am also concerned that Israel will strike in an effort to prevent Iran from having the capability of either developing the nuclear weapon – or using one.

Writing this I know I will receive comments telling me that Iran is not even close to having the nuclear option. I

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Recommended reading: “Economic Collapse: A Very Real Threat.”


If you are at all concerned, interested……or an American citizen – please go over to The Homestead Report and read one of JP’s latest posts – Economic Collapse: A Very Real Threat.

Why is this post important to the prepper community? Well, like many of JP’s other posts he does an excellent job of putting together information from a variety of sources showing the problems we have today with government and our political system.

In this particular post – the economy is his subject and he provides eye-opening charts and graphs, videos, and other information to get a point

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