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20 Things You Will Need To Survive When The Economy Collapses And The Next Great Depression Begins
http://www.businessinsider.com/20-things-you-will-need-to-survive-when-the-economy-collapses-and-the-next-great-depression-begins-2010-5 ^ | 5-7-2010 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 05/07/2010 7:35:01 AM PDT by blam

20 Things You Will Need To Survive When The Economy Collapses And The Next Great Depression Begins

Michael Snyder
May. 7, 2010, 10:26 AM

(This is a guest post from The Economic Collapse Blog.)

Today, millions of Americans say that they believe that the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen. The sad truth is that the vast majority of Americans would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes.

Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket or to Wal-Mart for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that. Already the U.S. economy is starting to stumble about like a drunken frat boy. All it would take for the entire U.S. to resemble New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina would be for a major war, a terror attack, a deadly pandemic or a massive natural disaster to strike at just the right time and push the teetering U.S. economy over the edge. So just how would you survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate giants to feed, clothe and supply you and your family? Do you have a plan?

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Are you prepared?

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; collapse; depression; doommonger; dsj; kookstuff; madmax; preparedness; recovery; survival; survivalism
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1 posted on 05/07/2010 7:35:01 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Already covered, and adding more to sustain it all the time...

“Preparedness and Perseverance will triumph over Paranoia and Procrastination everytime...” — (me, 1985)


2 posted on 05/07/2010 7:43:14 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: blam
They left out the most important thing: guns and ammo. For self defense they show a guy with a homemade spear! A bad guy with a gun will take all the other things you have—and your wife and daughter for good measure after he kills you in a post apocalyptic world.
3 posted on 05/07/2010 7:44:31 AM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: blam

It always bothered me in “Road Warrior” when Max’s dog got killed...


4 posted on 05/07/2010 7:44:42 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; Blue Jays; ...

Survival/Preparedness ping! Don’t miss this one!


5 posted on 05/07/2010 7:45:43 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: blam

This is why Obama and Pelosi need to pass another ‘stimulus’ bill fast!


6 posted on 05/07/2010 7:45:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: blam
Ping for later

"You said nothing bad ever happened to you."
Slack, to Riley, in Land of the Dead

7 posted on 05/07/2010 7:47:03 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Pretentiousness is so beneath me.)
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To: blam

...most of us have the basics of bullets, beans and bandaids...so I rank community #1....you need at least 6 others to share 24 hr pickett guard duty...there will be wolf packs of looters...remember this: even a soccer mom will kill you to get food for her children.


8 posted on 05/07/2010 7:48:44 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: NMEwithin
It always bothered me in “Road Warrior” when Max’s dog got killed...

LOL. I have a hard time watching the movie now because I know it's coming.
9 posted on 05/07/2010 7:48:51 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: blam
I'm getting my passport updated :)
10 posted on 05/07/2010 7:49:55 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: blam
preparedness capability checklist
11 posted on 05/07/2010 7:49:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: blam

Stock up. Arm up. Load up. Man up.


12 posted on 05/07/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: blam

I read the article. That is not preparing for a depression, that is preparing for the end of civilization like in that movie “The Postman”.

BTW : when we stock up all that food, water, boots and batteries and move in that log cabin, How will we check on what Obama is doing on FR with no internet and FNC with no cable TV?


13 posted on 05/07/2010 7:50:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: blam
They couldn't say guns, because they didn't want to scare anybody.

Goofy.

14 posted on 05/07/2010 7:51:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: blam

I think we’ve been in the Great Depression 2 for a while and it’s already The End of the World as We Know It. I don’t foresee life returning to the way it was any time soon, possibly never.


15 posted on 05/07/2010 7:51:11 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: blam

I have plenty of vegetable seeds. I even have a deep well with a hand pump. I have 22 hens and one gay rooster (useless for propagation). I have 4 horses, 1 saddle and 2 donkeys, one donkey trained to carry a pack. I have a 4 acre ‘lake’ loaded with fish. Plenty of wild berries, several wild plums trees.

I have 10 acres of woods, plenty of firewood. But I can’t imagine cutting up wood without a chain saw.

I imagine I could survive...but it would certainly take some major rethinking and more effort than I can imagine.

But...I come from pioneer stock and am hopeful that particular DNA would kick in.


16 posted on 05/07/2010 7:52:50 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight
Wow! I think you are prepared for a good while...I agree about the chain saw though...
17 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by 4everontheRight ("America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Tocquevill)
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To: MrB

“Supply of hard currency (silver, gold, etc.)”

....I do this two ways:
gold coins....to defend wealth
junk silver coins...for barter

at the rate we’re going, paper money will soon be used for toilet paper.


18 posted on 05/07/2010 7:59:05 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: NMEwithin
"It always bothered me in “Road Warrior” when Max’s dog got killed..."

It bothered me in "One Second After" when the dog was eaten.

19 posted on 05/07/2010 7:59:35 AM PDT by blam
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To: ChocChipCookie

The idiots still have cable to let the regime get the message out. Fox/Saudia is only slightly better than the others.

Any article that leaves out guns and ammo is useless.


20 posted on 05/07/2010 8:00:07 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators & Estefan-Rubio)
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To: ChocChipCookie

So sadly, I agree :(.


21 posted on 05/07/2010 8:00:14 AM PDT by LadyShires
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To: Dudoight

you may want to get another rooster...and prolly will want it in a separate pen from your existing rooster.


22 posted on 05/07/2010 8:00:22 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: STONEWALLS

Just thought of something darkly humorous -

sure, paper money might be used for toilet paper,

and TOILET PAPER MIGHT BE USED FOR MONEY!


23 posted on 05/07/2010 8:00:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: STONEWALLS
"...most of us have the basics of bullets, beans and bandaids...so I rank community #1....you need at least 6 others to share 24 hr pickett guard duty...there will be wolf packs of looters...remember this: even a soccer mom will kill you to get food for her children."

Got you covered buddy.

Bull-dozers at the ready to build roadblocks, berms and etc.

24 posted on 05/07/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT by blam
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To: Dudoight

Eat the rooster,
get another one.


25 posted on 05/07/2010 8:01:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: blam

All, you may wish to take a look at my Preparedness Manual which can be down loaded at:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ojmy2z1zfin


26 posted on 05/07/2010 8:02:58 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: blam

Ordinary common sense...


27 posted on 05/07/2010 8:03:44 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: MrB; Dudoight
Me and the Mrs. got a foot powered sewing machine for her tailoring, and I got into beekeeping last year (alas babylon anyone)?

Post-crash society will be well defined by those that can produce goods and services. You better have extra skills and cross-training.

28 posted on 05/07/2010 8:04:40 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: blam

I will need some donuts


29 posted on 05/07/2010 8:04:58 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Kartographer

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
Proverbs 27:12

If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and
especially for his immediate family, he has
denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8


30 posted on 05/07/2010 8:07:11 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: blam

Faith and a small green Gideon pocket Bible?


31 posted on 05/07/2010 8:08:53 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: SumProVita

Ordinary common sense.....
And situational awareness.
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.


32 posted on 05/07/2010 8:09:08 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: DCBryan1

Definitely, skills are of utmost importance.

I’ve got things I know how to do that I haven’t had to do in a long while - grew up in a poor farm family.

Fix it, make it, save it, or do without it.

I worry that most of my friends have had no exposure to such a life.


33 posted on 05/07/2010 8:09:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
Post-crash society will be well defined by those that can produce goods and services

That is if we can survive the non-producers and vampires/leeches that "need killin' before we can return back to the norm.

Better get into shape and have a strong back.......grave yard digger is going to be a hell of a skill as well as lumberjack.

34 posted on 05/07/2010 8:09:58 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: blam

been there. done that. i am not preparing again. :-)


35 posted on 05/07/2010 8:11:58 AM PDT by applpie (u)
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To: blam

Yup, #16: Self-Defense Equipment, and they show some loony bozo with a spear. They just can’t come out and say GUN, can they? Although they practically spell it out for you.

Without that GUN, you can’t keep the other 19 things on this list.
Without that GUN, you WILL be killed by someone in the apocalyptic world.


36 posted on 05/07/2010 8:12:57 AM PDT by lado
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To: MrB; stefanbatory

LOL! good advice! I ‘rescued’ this rooster in a January snow storm. He was hovering around my chicken pen, his comb almost black from the cold. I let him in my pen so he could get into the chicken house and survive.

I don’t know where he came from, but I am sure where ever it was, he was run off by other roosters! My hens ignore him.


37 posted on 05/07/2010 8:14:37 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: STONEWALLS
at the rate we’re going, paper money will soon be used for toilet paper.

That's another thing to add to The List..................

38 posted on 05/07/2010 8:16:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: DCBryan1

Someone observed that before the hordes come to pillage the countryside, they’ll have killed a bunch of each other first.

This is good and bad in that there will be fewer of them,
but they will be “veterans”.

Also, the further from a population center you live, the better, because of the inverse square effect - they’ll thin out considerably faster the further out you are.

And, it has to be said, the demographics of your nearest population center are going to be a factor as well.
For example, perhaps 25 miles from Spokane, Wa would be safe, but 80 miles from St Louis might not be.


39 posted on 05/07/2010 8:16:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: blam

Aside from all my guns and ammo falling overboard in a boating accident, I am prepared.


40 posted on 05/07/2010 8:17:28 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: spodefly
Aside from all my guns and ammo falling overboard in a boating accident, I am prepared.

Wow. Tough break.

I gave all mine away as gifts to friends.

I forget their names now...

41 posted on 05/07/2010 8:18:55 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Dudoight

All I need is....directions to your place. ;o)


42 posted on 05/07/2010 8:20:26 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: lado; blam; STONEWALLS
Which is why I would rank Community number 1 also. Have a plan, talk to your family at Christmas and reunions. Even if they think you are a kook, you may need their skills. In my case, I have a Dentist, and Ophthamologist, and a Pharmacist in the family. I don't think they are Preppers, but they know that they can come to "the bunker" if SHTF. The caveat is that they are to bring everything on the list that I gave them.

I have more guns than I know what to do with, but I don't have enough hands or sleep hours to use them if need be. I need trigger pullers and sentries.

For those without a large gun collection, and not much money, go out and purchase a Ruger 10/22 or Ruger 77/22, 1000 rounds of ammo, a sling, a scope, and start practicing.

Alot of "preppers" want to give me hell for recommending a .22LR, but the ammo is good for barter, cheap, easy, reliable, and dont the the round fool you, you can easily kill a man or deer with it with proper shot placement.

If its TEOTWAWKI, then you can make a suppressor for the rifle easily, since you won't have to worry about government agents anymore.

One thing I didn't like about this list is TOOLS. YOu need an extensive amount of tools and supplies to MAKE and REPAIR things. For instance, we have a horse drawn plow, tack gear for pairing draft horses, extra rakes and shovels, and even broken shovel heads and handles. Hope that helps!

43 posted on 05/07/2010 8:22:11 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: blam

Really? Just 20? Why not 50? 100? Do you really think that you’ll survive because of “things”? You’ll survive [or not] for other reasons.


44 posted on 05/07/2010 8:23:01 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: applpie

Where’s “move to another country”>


45 posted on 05/07/2010 8:23:26 AM PDT by native texan ("don't tread on me")
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To: TChris

Donated mine to ACORN.


46 posted on 05/07/2010 8:24:49 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: MrB
For example, perhaps 25 miles from Spokane, Wa would be safe, but 80 miles from St Louis might not be.

Live near Little Rock with a very high dark-skinned "Amish" population if you get my drift. Hence owning a couple of belt-feds (LEGAL ATF form 3&4'd!) If SHTF, gonna have to bug out via rail old rail road head and fire lane and book 120 miles up to Harrison, AR in the Ozarks.

Society has about 48-72 hours before the vampires come out and chaos reigns. Awareness and Prepardness will cause most of the good guys to survive.....after 72 hrs though....all bets off, survival of the fittest if you haven't relocated.

47 posted on 05/07/2010 8:27:14 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: DCBryan1; blam
Alot of "preppers" want to give me hell for recommending a .22LR, but the ammo is good for barter, cheap, easy, reliable, and dont the the round fool you, you can easily kill a man or deer with it with proper shot placement.

Bears repeating.

48 posted on 05/07/2010 8:29:00 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: blam

The writers left out knowledge and skills before you need them.


49 posted on 05/07/2010 8:30:02 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: blam

You probably would enjoy the ending of “A Boy and His Dog” better. Post-apocalypse world, boy meets girl, boy saves girl, boy feeds girl to dog at the end. Starring a young Don Johnson.


50 posted on 05/07/2010 8:33:49 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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