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IF AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE HAPPENED, WOULD YOU BE READY?
IF AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE HAPPENED, WOULD YOU BE READY? | 1-22-2013 | Aaron Chartier

Posted on 01/22/2013 8:30:40 PM PST by Moonskin1976

IF AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE HAPPENED TOMORROW WOULD YOU BE READY?

If you woke up tomorrow morning and you couldn’t buy gas because you debit card wasn’t working, would you have cash on you to pay for it? What if you tried to take cash out of the ATM but all the ATM’s were not working? What if you try to go to the bank but ALL the banks are shut down due to a bank holiday (and yes, it HAS happened before on minor scale)? What if all forms of electronic transactions are shut down due to this? Do you have enough food at home for a period of time greater than three days worth? Two weeks worth? One month worth? Six months worth? What if the grocery store shelves were already empty by the time you got there due to poor preparation for such an event? What if robbery and looting began due to the result of this? Can you protect yourself? Do you have the sufficient firearms to protect yourself and your family for an extended period of time? Are you prepared to do what it takes to defend yourself and them? Do you have storage of antibiotics? Are you prepared to call 911 and get no response? Are you prepared to accept the possibility that you might lose a family member due to sickness, injury or violence? Bottom line, all societies who succumb to tyranny eventually crumble under it. First chaos and violence will happen on a small, local level, police and military (WHEN Martial Law is declared) will respond which will cause an uprising of resistance. Eventually military and police will be overwhelmed and abandon their posts to be with their families to protect them. Same goes for Hospital staff and EMTs. At this point society will completely break down and reach a precipice. Either the government will use weapons of mass destruction (not likely) or they too will abandon their posts to be with their families, (probably down in a bunker somewhere). At this point society will completely break down and small bands of people will unite together forming a sort of feudal system. It will not be pretty regardless of the group’s intentions. Justice (or tyranny) will come fast and hard. Most people will not receive trials of any sort. They will be dealt with swiftly and harshly. If Patriotic Americans stay true to their Constitutional beliefs and try to maintain at least a local government of some sort, things will not get that bad. For this to work however, every abled body person must be armed. An armed society is a polite society and can maintain order and a constitutional republic of law if they so desire. It is important to maintain the ideals of our Constitution locally because locally and collectively the nation would never truly fall as long as our Constitution is observed locally. If you want to truly make a difference, be ready for such an occasion and be ready to be the leader that people need and lead them in the direction of liberty. If a collapse never happens than nothing is lost because, quite simply, it is better to have and not need than to need and not have. Remember that next time you are poking fun at a prepper; they might just be the very person who saves your life…


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1 posted on 01/22/2013 8:30:42 PM PST by Moonskin1976
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To: Moonskin1976

I’ve stocked up on paragraphs. I suggest you do the same.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 8:37:49 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Moonskin1976

Welcome to Free Republic. I may read your posts once you learn what a paragraph is.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 8:41:03 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Moonskin1976

Welcome aboard Monnskin1976. May your stay be informative as well as pleasant.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:22 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Moonskin1976

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


5 posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Moonskin1976

We should all keep 5%+ of our liquid savings in cash. It’s not like you will be missing out on interest and dividends.

1. It’s protection against macro economic shock.
2. It’s protection against embezzlement, judgements and seizure.
3. It’s flexibility. I can buy that car I saw on Craigslist, without the bank being open.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 8:45:13 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I’ve stocked up on paragraphs. I suggest you do the same.”

LOL - thanks and good night


7 posted on 01/22/2013 8:47:00 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: Moonskin1976

I hope someone from FR family will adopt me.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 8:51:34 PM PST by jennychase
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To: Moonskin1976
As you work yourself about at this site, do consider picking up on some of the features such as creating paragraphs, to make reading easier on viewer's eyes.
And do be patient and not turned off. You will get the hang of the acceptable decorum as time goes by. Most Freeper's are tolerant of those "coming on board". Stick it out and contribute over time in a meaningful way, and you will fit in just fine. It looks like you have the basic essentials as how to properly post down pat. Just go easy on large volumes of print that can irritate some, for good reason.
9 posted on 01/22/2013 8:53:02 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Carthego delenda est

“once you learn what a paragraph is”
Iagreetotally.Ican’tstandpeoplewhodon’tuseparagrahs.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 8:54:02 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Moonskin1976

Slow down. Take a breath every once in a while.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 8:59:22 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

hardihar


12 posted on 01/22/2013 9:05:38 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Moonskin1976
My first post was worse.

Take a look at The HTML Sandbox 2013 . It's an introduction to the joys of HTML, a definite necessity if you're going to post articles here.


13 posted on 01/22/2013 9:06:23 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Moonskin1976

Good post. I am motivated. Thanks!


14 posted on 01/22/2013 9:11:40 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: ClearCase_guy

Now that’s funny!


15 posted on 01/22/2013 9:22:18 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Now that’s funny!


16 posted on 01/22/2013 9:22:33 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Now that’s funny!


17 posted on 01/22/2013 9:22:37 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Now that’s funny!


18 posted on 01/22/2013 9:22:45 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: Moonskin1976

Interesting post. You might try using paragraphs.

We will all get to ‘wet run’ our economic collapse plans soon.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 9:24:54 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Moonskin1976

Conversely, if you prepare for an economic collapse will it happen?


20 posted on 01/22/2013 9:29:33 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Moonskin1976
If you woke up tomorrow morning and you couldn’t buy gas because you debit card wasn’t working, would you have cash on you to pay for it?

What if you tried to take cash out of the ATM but all the ATM’s were not working? What if you try to go to the bank but ALL the banks are shut down due to a bank holiday (and yes, it HAS happened before on minor scale)? What if all forms of electronic transactions are shut down due to this? Do you have enough food at home for a period of time greater than three days worth? Two weeks worth? One month worth? Six months worth?

What if the grocery store shelves were already empty by the time you got there due to poor preparation for such an event? What if robbery and looting began due to the result of this? Can you protect yourself? Do you have the sufficient firearms to protect yourself and your family for an extended period of time? Are you prepared to do what it takes to defend yourself and them? Do you have storage of antibiotics? Are you prepared to call 911 and get no response?

Are you prepared to accept the possibility that you might lose a family member due to sickness, injury or violence? Bottom line, all societies who succumb to tyranny eventually crumble under it.

First chaos and violence will happen on a small, local level, police and military (WHEN Martial Law is declared) will respond which will cause an uprising of resistance. Eventually military and police will be overwhelmed and abandon their posts to be with their families to protect them. Same goes for Hospital staff and EMTs.

At this point society will completely break down and reach a precipice. Either the government will use weapons of mass destruction (not likely) or they too will abandon their posts to be with their families, (probably down in a bunker somewhere). At this point society will completely break down and small bands of people will unite together forming a sort of feudal system. It will not be pretty regardless of the group’s intentions.

Justice (or tyranny) will come fast and hard. Most people will not receive trials of any sort. They will be dealt with swiftly and harshly.

If Patriotic Americans stay true to their Constitutional beliefs and try to maintain at least a local government of some sort, things will not get that bad. For this to work however, every abled body person must be armed. An armed society is a polite society and can maintain order and a constitutional republic of law if they so desire. It is important to maintain the ideals of our Constitution locally because locally and collectively the nation would never truly fall as long as our Constitution is observed locally.

If you want to truly make a difference, be ready for such an occasion and be ready to be the leader that people need and lead them in the direction of liberty. If a collapse never happens than nothing is lost because, quite simply, it is better to have and not need than to need and not have. Remember that next time you are poking fun at a prepper; they might just be the very person who saves your life…

21 posted on 01/22/2013 9:34:06 PM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: rcrngroup

Ping for later use


22 posted on 01/22/2013 9:46:02 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Moonskin1976

Just add <> with a p in the middle of them in between your paragraphs. You wouldn’t have posted something like this unless you cared. Welcome to FR.:)


23 posted on 01/22/2013 10:01:04 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’d stay home & watch TV.


24 posted on 01/22/2013 10:16:39 PM PST by Morris70
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To: ClearCase_guy

LMAO. Good one :-)


25 posted on 01/22/2013 10:24:35 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Moonskin1976
Yes,

food = between 1 & 2 months.
Money 2 weeks to a month.
Of grid fuel/heat/water 2 to 4 months
Firearms = yes. Ammo = a year + supply.

Scouts motto be prepared.

26 posted on 01/22/2013 10:47:42 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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Only psychologically ready, and it wouldn’t be pretty.


27 posted on 01/22/2013 10:50:20 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: cicero2k

What is the best place to hide your cash once you withdraw it from the bank. That is what I’m considering to do in the future at least to have some loose cash around in case.


28 posted on 01/22/2013 11:22:23 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Moonskin1976

Japan will be our canary in the mine. Japan will collapse first. Until then, live your normal life, invest in dividend paying stocks. After Japan goes we will go in 2 to 3 years. That is the time to prepare. Not now.


29 posted on 01/22/2013 11:24:19 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Patriot Babe

Your bank account is insured by federal govt agency. WHen your account goes defunct, your cash money goes defunct with it. So stop dreaming and live a normal life.


30 posted on 01/22/2013 11:26:37 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Baynative

Thanks for the paragraphs! Saved me from doing it as I am wont to do from time to time. Lots of good things to think about in here. And if a financial collapse doesn’t give you any fear - then think of an earthquake or Sandy type storm.

My BIL, with five days to prepare for Sandy, was bemoaning the fact that he had no food in the house (wife and two kids), no money because the ATM’s didn’t work - but no food in the stores anyway, and no gas to drive someplace to get food or money. (He was on the edge of the storm. No power, but not much damage).

My wife had no sympathy for her brother - “He’s had a week to prepare!”

My son said “We wouldn’t have even noticed if it had happened to us!”

Not sure that was EXACTLY accurate, but at least he knows I try. Although the last time we were snowed in and without power for 8 days I only had to run to the store once. One of the bags of Marshmallows for s’mores had gone stale!


31 posted on 01/22/2013 11:52:42 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Would our paper money be worth anything at all if this happened?

Farfel - I think his name is, the Argentinian blogger - says small gold necklaces are good for trade - easy to keep, etc.


32 posted on 01/23/2013 12:04:09 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: entropy12

when you say “collapse” what exactly do you mean?....its often used but what does it mean...


33 posted on 01/23/2013 12:15:06 AM PST by cherry
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To: Moonskin1976
Welcome to freerepublic, Moonskin.
We have an active "prepper" group here run by Kartographer. Click or copy this link to go to one of his threads and reply to his posts asking to be added to his ping list. Lots of good stuff!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2980900/posts
34 posted on 01/23/2013 1:07:53 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: cicero2k

I think one should always have some cash in the house, but certainly not 5% of ones total assets. I would suggest you keep one month’s worth of expenses in cash. The trick is to store your savings in “real assets”

Consider what happens if the Govt collapses:

Federal Reserve Notes (dollars) are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Govt.

If the status of the Govt is in question, what happens to the status of Federal Reserve Notes? (Hint: it ain’t good).


35 posted on 01/23/2013 3:17:24 AM PST by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Patriot Babe
"...What is the best place to hide your cash once you withdraw it from the bank..."

Hide it in the wheelbarrow.

That may be just enough to buy a loaf of bread...

36 posted on 01/23/2013 3:28:41 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: 21twelve; Moonskin1976; JDoutrider
I meet more people everyday who are prepping in one way or another.

Last year we gave up our "dream home" that we had worked for and worked on for a long time. We now have a much smaller home, in the woods on less property, but with no mortgage. We've got a generator for basic electric and to keep the extra fridge and freezer in the garage going. We added propane with 500 gallons storage for more self reliance. We can probably sustain ourselves and our dogs for about 6 months.

The two big variables that are probably the biggest problem are what to do about money and are we ready and (to what extent) willing to protect what we have. We keep some cash that we can get to in case banks become inoperative. But, if that were to happen, the cost of everything would probably go so high the money would be almost useless in no time anyway.

My biggest fear is medical needs and prescription medications that my wife must have.

In the worst case the dilemma for everyone will be how to make or take what we need or how to defend what we have.

37 posted on 01/23/2013 8:59:28 AM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: Patriot Babe

What is the best place to hide your cash once you withdraw it from the bank. That is what I’m considering to do in the future at least to have some loose cash around in case.


I hide it in plain sight. In paper envelopes among old tax return receipts. This prevents it from being lost or thrown away accidentally.

However, it is not fireproof. Some could be stored on another side of a fire barrier. I don’t believe in lock boxes. That is the first thing thieves go for.


38 posted on 01/23/2013 1:12:51 PM PST by cicero2k
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