Horrific Consequences: “People Don’t Understand the Scale of the Emergency That’s Going On Right Now”

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Back in the mid-2000′s, when jobs were plentiful and everyone was concerned with buying zero-interest homes, new cars and taking luxury vacations, Mike Maloney from the Hidden Secrets of Money was warning of the financial and economic destruction to come. In his assessment, a crisis was imminent:

First the threat of deflation (1), followed by a helicopter drop (2), followed by big reflation (3), followed by a real deflation (4), and then followed by hyperinflation (5),

We now know that Maloney was right.

In 2008 we saw asset valuations from stocks to commodities lose significant value. It was a deflationary impact so threatening that the U.S. government was on the brink of a collapse which sunsequently led to members of Congress being warned that if nothing was done there would be tanks on the streets of America. This was followed by an unprecedented bailout package, which included an astronomical infusion of cash by the Federal Reserve under the direction of Chairman Ben Bernanke. Since then we’ve seen a massive reflation in a system where the economic fundamentals have only gotten worse – stock markets have hit all time highs, home prices have seemingly re-stabilized and personal debt is approaching 2007 levels.

Mike’s first three stages have, without a doubt, now come to pass.

If his forecast is correct – and it sure seems like it – then we will soon enter the next stage of this crisis and it will involve yet another deflationary hit to global asset prices. We know how destabilizing such an event can be from our country’s experience during the Great Depression. But as Mike notes in a follow-up to his original forecast, the next event will be nothing like what we saw during the 1930′s:

I think it’s going to be a whole lot worse than the 30′s…

People don’t understand the scale of the emergency that’s going on right now. 

They think that Ben Bernanke fixed things and that the economy is back on track, but the Fed is still doing emergency measures. They’re printing $ 85 billion a month – that’s over a trillion dollars a year… and people do not grasp the scale of the emergency measures that they’re doing right now.

There was just a little over $ 800 billion of base money in existence before the crisis in 2008… that’s 200 years worth of currency creation… So that’s 0.8 trillion… now we create a trillion every year… that means we’re creating more than 200 years of currency every single year

…For him [Bernanke] to say that they’re not going to taper is an admission that they can never, ever taper… If they do the whole thing comes crashing down.

I think the crash of 2008 was just a speed bump on the way to the main event… the consequences are gonna be horrific… the rest of the decade will bring us the greatest financial calamity in history.

If Maloney is right, then the next crash is going to be followed by something so severe that many have suggested our civilization may not survive in its current form.

Hyperinflation on this scale, originating in the United States, will lead to immediate global consequences. First, our systems of commerce break down. Next, the government will be left with no choice but to implement a state of martial law, something they have been war-gaming for years in anticipation of this very event. And finally, as noted by many contrarian experts, the world could very rapidly descend into widespread global conflict.

We are, by all measures, on the very precipice of what is potentially the most enormous financial, economic, and social collapse in the history of the world.

Both scenarios – deflation and inflation – are going to impoverish this nation and make it nearly impossible for people to acquire the basic necessities for life. One hundred million people are already struggling right now and are only capable of paying their rent and putting food on the table because of direct government assistance.

When the system collapses that assistance will not be enough and those who failed to prepare by stocking long-term food stores, gold and silver, and barter supplies are going to be living in horrific conditions.

This is big – and most people are completely ignorant to the possibility.


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Infographic: Ten Most Common Emergency Food Fails

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Check out the following infographic from FoodInsurance.com for some mistakes to avoid while preparing your pantry stockpiles and share your own mistakes in the comment section below to help others improve their preps!

You have your 1,000 pounds of wheat. Your 500 gallons of water and enough ammo to make Chuck Norris jealous but the question remains, are you truly prepared? Just because you’ve been prepping for twenty years doesn’t mean you haven’t made some mistakes along the way. It’s not enough to just have your emergency food storage, you have to be able to store it, eat it and even move it if things really get crazy.

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Via Food Insurance

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SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

The Importance of a Survival Garden

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It’s important not to get caught up in our newest survival gadgets and to start thinking about long term survival through survival gardening.  Let’s face it food is a basic human need, being resilient and having the ability to grow your own food is important for survival.  Emergency freeze dried foods will not last forever.  Survival gardens offer you a chance to produce highly nutritious food for you’re family. 

In recent years, survival gardens have enjoyed a resurgence as people look for ways to grow their own emergency food supply.  Gardens can be grown just about anywhere from backyards, apartments and community gardens.  There are container gardens, vertical gardens, raised bed gardens.  In fact, the options on gardening are numerous and at times can be down right confusing. 

Being skilled in gardening gives you an advantage in a post disaster situation.  Not having to eat freeze dried food and/or out of a can is a delicacy not many can enjoy.  Most people in a post disaster situation will be pillaging for food within 3 or 4 days.  They simply are not prepared for the long haul.  Additionally, canning you’re own food can be fun and provide you with long term food storage.  Sign up for my newsletter at the end of this post and receive my EBook “The survival guide to canning & preserving” for FREE.

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When starting you’re own survival garden there are a few things to keep in mind.  The first thing is deciding where to plant you’re garden.  Is it in you’re backyard, on your patio, in a raised bed, or a vertical garden?  Is the garden going to be inside or outside?  How much light is available in the area for gardening?  Are you growing in pots?  Are there other options that would work well?  As you can tell, there are many decisions and considerations when planning you’re garden.

There are many advantages to growing you’re garden in raised beds.  Raised beds are the best option for most people and produce the best results in a small space.  Survival type gardens thrive in raised beds and produce the most abundant and nutritious food because you have total control on the potting soil and there usually isn’t a problem with weeds.

Here are a few advantages of raised beds:

  • Soil warms up faster in the spring
  • Water drains easily
  • Garden is tended from the edges, soil does not get compacted from walking on it
  • Loose soil is easier for seeding, transplanting and weeding
  • Grow more vegetables in smaller spaces
  • Grow safely even when the land is poor and heavily saturated with heavy metals
  • Fewer tools needed to help plant and care for the garden

Once you figured out where you’re garden will be planted, the next step is planning.  A garden plan is essential in making you’re garden grow efficiently and abundantly.  For example, does you’re plant need full sunlight, partial sunlight or if they grow in the shade.  Does one plant complement another?  Here is an excellent “Sample Planting Guide for Raised-Bed Gardens“.

Once you start with these beginning steps, you are well on your way to feeding you’re family for years with nutritious foods from you’re survival garden.  A garden is an easy thing to start but it does take time and effort to make it thrive.  However, in the end it is worth it for the fresh food, the money you will save, and the new survival skills learned. It will help you feed you’re family in the regular world and in the post disaster apocalyptic situations or as preppers like to say WTSHTF.

Rodney Butler

 

 

 

By Rodney Butler

 

PS…Are you are asking you’re self – How do I begin?  The key is to start small and have fun.  Buy your self a few books on gardening and visit websites to help you in you’re ventures.  Here is an excellent e-Book for the beginner “How to grow herbs and veggies in your small Kitchen Garden“.  This would be a great place to start and then you can grow your garden as big as you want once you get started and learn the basics.

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