Start a emergency cash stash! Money you have on hand in case all the ATMs are offline, Banks closed (Bank runs/Bank closings are coming.)
Be prepared! Stash some twenties, Tens, Fives, Ones in a secure location you can get to if the S.H.T.F.! Do this with every paycheck, even if you stash just a few bucks a week, doing this will put your mind at ease, and guarantees you can buy something you really need in a time of crises!
LOL, been there and done that.
Any place in the house is a danger, due to fire and theft.
So I buried it.
And water got in and it all turned to a lump of mold.
The bank refused to take it.
The gov took 2 years to send a check for half of it.
So after that, I buried coins, only problem is that I was not looking when Bill buried it and am convinced that I never found it all..............
Years ago, Mother Earth had an article on what to have on hand, for real emergencies, when we are reduced to barter and the dollar is worth nothing.
Good /not fine, just drinkable Brandy was the top of the list.
For trading stock.
For medicine, and that I can agree with, Bill had a lung of scar tissue, from a German bullet that went through it in WW2, a simple cold would almost kill him.
So would the medicines a doctor in Portland treated him with for 5 months, finally the doctor asked him if he would drink, as we were never into drinking and the doc knew it.
He had Bill drink a shot of Apricot brandy, just before he laid his head down, it killed the days germs and coated the throat and if Bill did this every night, he rarely got a cold.
Of course, you can use it on wounds and I would not be surprised to find that if you rubbed it on aching joints, it would help with the pain.
The other items from his list were, gold and silver, of course.
And a collection of big needles........for repairing coats, shoes, and tents.
Dental Floss works well for those tough repair jobs.
I have a couple needles that will work as daggers, they are about 6 inches long. Had them so long, that I have forgotten the name, may have been to sew up burlap bags and the bags that we dragged behind us, when picking cotton in the field.
LOL, tonight it takes 2 posts to say what I thought of first.
When we still lived in San Diego, one year we had 5 teenage kids, ours and foster kids.
Our change kept disappearing.
Our bedroom had a walk in closet, with a regular hollow core door.
Bill took it off, used a skill saw, and cut a slot at the top that would take silver dollars and re -installed it.
LOL, of course you had to take the door off, one had to hold it upside down, while the money jammed and you needed a butter knife to break the jam.............lots of laughing and cussing, cause the kids could not find it.
Until one day my daughter had a tizzy on, and slammed the door, stopped cold and said “so that is where you hide your money”, she knew the sound of money, even at 15.
We took out $120.00 a couple times and other amounts as needed......all in coins, no bills and no effort, other than taking the days change and poking it in the slot.
“Bank runs/Bank closings are coming.”