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Why You Absolutely Must Have Food Supplies, Hard Assets and Reserve Cash
SHTF Plan ^ | 6/11/12 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 06/11/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT by Kartographer

The latest warning signs are, once again, popping up in Europe and should be taken seriously, as it is only a matter of time before such events play out in the rest of the world, including right here at home:

Via Adiconsum Italia – Translated via Google

BNI depositors unable to make withdrawals / payments, payments of utility bills, mortgage payments, taxes

Peter Giordano, Adiconsum: “Grave of the Bank of Italy’s attitude that takes action without considering the impact on depositors, and especially on single-income families and pensioners”

The Bank of Italy authorized the suspension of payments by Bank Network Investments SpA (BNI) without communicating anything to the depositors.

Very serious and unacceptable – says Peter Jordan, Secretary General Adiconsum – the attitude of the Bank of Italy SpA in each BNI, because highly prejudicial to the interests of customers.

Bank of Italy, in fact, after extending the receivership of the bank, thus giving the impression of an imminent rescue, then gave the green light for compulsory winding up, without giving any prior notice to the depositors, leaving them in no condition to perform any type of operation, even basic ones for daily survival, such as withdrawals / payments, utilities payments, rates, taxes.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: bankholiday; italycrisis; preparedness; preparenow; prepperping; preppers; shtfplan; survival; survivalping
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To: MtnClimber

I have a very small public footprint on purpose and won’t be outside to be seen by anyone. I expect govn. workers will be overwhelmed by needy people. If I have to go outside to appear “needy”, I will, but think I will be overlooked. “Nothing to see here, move on.”


61 posted on 06/11/2012 8:56:36 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: Kartographer

62 posted on 06/11/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like election day November 2008 and the Obama voters heading for the polls.


63 posted on 06/11/2012 9:34:09 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
But will the trains run on time?


64 posted on 06/11/2012 9:34:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: editor-surveyor
More than 100 million firearms have been sold since Obama took office. 500 million or more private arms are a better guess.

Latest stat I saw at a gun site is 9 of 10 Americans own at least one firearm

65 posted on 06/11/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: QT3.14; editor-surveyor

How many more have been lost in unfortunate boating accidents? :-)


66 posted on 06/11/2012 9:59:56 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Once it gets to a certain point, things will unwind very, very fast IMHO.

That’s why people should not wait to get prepared. It’s not too late if they start tomorrow morning and are willing to spend a lot of money (that they may not have).

I’d never be able to do it if I started now. But something is better than nothing.


67 posted on 06/11/2012 10:17:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: 1raider1

Do you live in New Zealand perhaps?

You really think that preparing for hardships is a waste of time and people who have no food, no water, no way to cook or light or heat their homes will be no worse off than those who’ve made preparations?

I don’t understand your comment.


68 posted on 06/11/2012 10:21:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Iron Munro

You might want to try Kirks’ Castile soap. I first used it a long, long time ago - it washes hair, clothes, etc. Hair works better with rinsed with water and a dash or two of vinegar in it, if you have hard water.

I buy it by the case directly from Kirks, it seems to be slightly different (more like the kind from years ago) than what is in the store locally. I have enough for a long, long time.

Just do a quick search on Kirks. Now they have other stuff like liquid soap etc, but the bar kind is all I’ve ever used. They also have two kinds now, with fragrance and without. I much prefer without, even though the kind with is very non-offensive.


69 posted on 06/11/2012 10:30:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: QT3.14

I hear tell that gun shops in the San Francisco bay area are incredibly busy.


70 posted on 06/11/2012 10:33:20 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: little jeremiah

Serious, but how do you prep for the drones that the EPA and the DOHS are flying to spy on all our activities?

The EPA is monitoring farms, the NOAA is surveilling the oceans for illicit fishing, and the DOHS who knows what they are up to?

All our activities are being tracked by these political police.


71 posted on 06/11/2012 10:40:08 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: driftdiver
"There are many many people in the suburbs with military training."

That's beside the point, because most suburbanites and urbanites with military training of any kind wouldn't rob or otherwise attack rural folks. But to entertain your argument, of those with "military training," a very small percentage specialized in small arms combat. The vast majority in our armed forces didn't do enough of that to make any personal difference in small arms combat. And many with prior light combat specialty service are no longer able bodied (which number I'll probably join before long...getting up in the years).

More to the point on "civil unrest," yes. A lot of social unrest would be possible in some areas during nationally immoral times, but I lived through a humdinger of a hurricane, too.

One difference in my case was that it destroyed the city in 1970 (before the counter-culture kids had much effect against our nation). Another is that people in that city were, on average, far more moral than many who sat through other notorious but less windy storms. Our city was leveled, and we rebuilt within a year.

I wouldn't want to be near the more corrupt cities during riots or to be dependent on government for income between now and the end of this debt debacle.

"BTW, I watched that video. I can’t believe anyone in their right mind would treat a class III weapon like that. They are way too valuable to intentionally destroy."

Valuable in usefulness or in terms of resale value? I'm not so impressed with fully automatic small rifle fire, myself, except for very rare circumstances for combat (combat) soldiers at war (urban, jungle, etc.).

Most rural folks know their home places well--every high spot and every low spot. And more of them are more accurate and quick with firearms than most others. Enormous numbers of hillbillies can knock squirrels out of trees or hit varmints, post haste. Some of them can do things that most "experts" say can't be done. I've worn that erroneous designation of "expert" but was also a hillbilly.

As for all the talk about "WROL," though there will be law, though, regardless of various possible disasters, and consequences for all who deserve them. If at some point in time or circumstances, we don't have enough revenues to support $100,000+ per year, pedigreed, local top cops, there will be moral men with leadership abilities and willing to do good work for less.

IMO, what's scariest for many, is that the current trend in easy money through more common corruption will eventually end. And tall, strong, healthy men will do real work (e.g., heavy manufacturing) for their living again, while having lots of kids.

Just terrible that we'll return to a paradigm more like the '50s, when father still knew best after thousands of years of wisdom. That's part of why the more commie political class kooks are getting more bizarre every day and more ostensibly showing their criminal nature: penis envy. More generally, too many of our fellow Americans are morally bankrupt.

Yeah. We're seeing a correction, but I'm not crying about it. Things will get better for decent Americans, after things get worse for most.

As for self-defense, there are many considerations other than those fixated on by most.

If we're tossed into another stone age by total expenditures in international nuclear exchanges, oh, well. Decades later, maybe there would only be a few old bolt action rifles and very old surplus ammo in the hands of a few agricultural men and women...and kung fu, of course. ;-)

Save and prepare for hard times, yes. But beyond doing what we can, whatever happens, happens. An unemployed school shot the back glass out of my vehicle on May 1st (May Day?), but I didn't sweat it. Didn't even know her beyond a brief and friendly introduction a long time ago, or have anything to do with her after that. People like me can fix something like that very easily and inexpensively. She's moving and was likely foreclosed.

All that matters is now and what little we can do for later. IMO, your chances are probably better there than mine are here. Weather here is a potential killer for sure (100+ mph winds in winter with with the lowest low at -35 F last winter, not much oxygen at this elevation and very dry in summer with no nearby services). ...multitudes of mountain lions and bears. Prairie dogs carry Plague and deer mice, Hantavirus). Temps down in the teens last night.

But I love the peace, quiet and tinkering (agriculture, energy systems, etc.) here enough to take those chances and endure the cold. We're not going to live forever, ya know.


72 posted on 06/11/2012 10:49:29 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: driftdiver

Oops. An unemployed school teacher, even (shot the back glass out).


73 posted on 06/11/2012 11:07:57 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: editor-surveyor
I must tell you about ldm (Lomatium Dissectum)
it a plant based antibiotic......

it has the worst taste ..it's horrible but I was due to have a root canal and didn't want one..
I had read that if you put drops of this on the tooth it would clean it up so no rootcanal would be needed....

after 3 weeks of this I had an xray and my dentist said
I don't how this happened but your tooth looks much better
so i’m gonna continue and maybe I won't need a rootcanal...

I read it's also used for mrsa
anyways I'm buying extra for if tshtf

74 posted on 06/12/2012 12:20:35 AM PDT by freedommom
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To: editor-surveyor
I must tell you about ldm (Lomatium Dissectum)
it a plant based antibiotic......

it has the worst taste ..it's horrible but I was due to have a root canal and didn't want one..
I had read that if you put drops of this on the tooth it would clean it up so no rootcanal would be needed....

after 3 weeks of this I had an xray and my dentist said
I don't how this happened but your tooth looks much better
so i’m gonna continue and maybe I won't need a rootcanal...

I read it's also used for mrsa
anyways I'm buying extra for if tshtf

75 posted on 06/12/2012 12:20:43 AM PDT by freedommom
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To: little jeremiah

I have heard of this soap but never used it. Is there anything special about it, or has it just been around a long time?


76 posted on 06/12/2012 3:15:11 AM PDT by Library Lady
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To: Marcella

At first the authorities will be too busy. Shortly after they will go house to house looking for people who need ‘help’.

Or it may be for hoarders, weapons dealers, or a host of other anti-social behaviors.


77 posted on 06/12/2012 3:26:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ve never been in a martial law situation - close, in the aftermaths of hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards - but the LEOs I know up here, don’t seem to be that kind. I might be wrong in a SHTF or race riot situation, but they’re more concerned with their families’ safety/welfare than in taking-over the twps/ctys as mini-Hitlers. There are some pols here, who would readily do that, though.


78 posted on 06/12/2012 3:40:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Dang, she's built like the Mooch.

I would prefer somebody built for fighting zombies. Like Milla Jovovich


79 posted on 06/12/2012 4:39:08 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ottbmare

Yes we are stockpiling meds also.


80 posted on 06/12/2012 5:30:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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