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Financial System Collapse, War With Russia And China, Or Both?

May 21, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Everywhere you read lately (in the alternative news media, the financial blogosphere, and alt-news & preparedness blogs) it seems that there has been an incredible ratcheting up of economic doom in our near future. So many people have a ‘feeling’ (and are vocalizing) that something ‘bad’ is about to happen… anywhere from the next several weeks, to this summer, to September (the Shemitah?). Do you feel it? (seriously, do you? let us know…)

Just look at some of the recent headlines the past few days:

Economy Is Unsustainable – Dramatic Shifts Ahead, “The economy cannot grow exponentially indefinitely in a finite world” (Chris Martenson)

“This is HOW People Will Lose EVERYTHING…” “This is going to be an overnight or over the weekend type of event” (Bill Holter)

“Bank Accounts will be frozen; spontaneous collapse coming,” “The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history…” (Jim Rickards)

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Survival Skills Of The Great Depression Era

May 20, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


We can learn from the philosophy of ‘using and reusing’ that Depression era folks were forced to live with. We can learn by examining what the skills were during the Great Depression era. Who were those that were able to find some work, those who were better able to survive those very difficult times?

What were the survival skills of that time and would they apply to surviving in a future post-collapse world?

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Poll: Choose The Most Valuable Items For Barter After SHTF or post-Collapse

May 19, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


We recently asked for your suggestions and comments as to what items that you believe might be considered ‘valuable’ for barter in a post-collapse world.

Today I’ve listed your suggestions (some condensed within broad groupings) so that you can now vote and choose which may be the most valuable in a SHTF world…

As the poll unfolds, it should be interesting to discover the perceived value of items or groups:

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What Items Should You Stock For The Purpose Of Barter?

May 18, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


While being better prepared involves stocking items for one’s own use, what other or additional items should you stock specifically for the purpose of barter?

In a SHTF world (you can define that however you wish) there will be value in things that people have taken for granted all this time. Some things will be ‘worth’ more than others due to the new circumstances of surviving in a post-collapse world (again, this does depend upon the extent of said collapse).

Lets hear some of your ideas about some of the things (items) which may be useful to stock, specifically for barter purposes…

I’ll get the list started with a few ideas…

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Sunday Pictures (2015-05-17)

May 17, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

White wildflowers in New Hampshire

It has finally turned fully green and colorful in the mountains of northern New Hampshire as Spring explodes to life following a short but life-giving rainfall and some warm weather…

Here are a few more Sunday pictures:

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2015-05-16)

May 16, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


It’s mid-May and a great time of year to be outside. Not too cold and not too hot yet…

It has been a busy week here with all sorts of tasks, maintenance, and other things. The weather has mostly cooperated and allowed some outdoor activities while at the same time Mother Nature is coming alive with all sorts of sights, sounds, and creatures around here…

Here are a few things related to preparedness that I was able to work on this week.
Let’s hear from you too!

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JADE HELM 15 Tie-In With The Minerva Research Initiative?

May 15, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Many of you have likely read or heard about the upcoming JADE HELM 15 military training exercise to take place on US soil during this summer. Many believe that this training is specifically geared and aligned towards upcoming civil breakdown here in the United States.

That said, how many of you have heard of the ‘Minerva Research Initiative’? It seems there may be a tie-in between this initiative (which was instated following the 2008 ‘crash’) and the agenda of JADE HELM 15.

Here’s why …
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