Prepared For A Time LONGER Than The Great Depression?

a-longer-great-depression

The upcoming ‘Greater Depression’ may likely last even longer than ‘the Great Depression’ of the 1930s and will have far worse consequences for more people than ever before.

The Great Depression that took place during the 1930s was a severe worldwide economic depression, the timing of which varied across nations; however, in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.

If (when) the next ‘Greater Depression’ hits us smack in the face, you might want to be prepared to survive a minimum of 5-10 years, relatively on your own, without .gov assistance.


 
During the time of the Great Depression, many families lived on farms of varying sizes and functionality. Today, the vast, vast majority of people live in urban and suburban areas and most have not ever been to a farm. The extent of their knowledge of farms is the extent at which they may have seen pictures on Google, Bing, or Yahoo…

During the 1930s, many or most people knew how to take care of their basic needs on their own. Many or most people knew how to grow a successful garden. Many or most people were familiar with the physically laborious way-of-life during that time when luxuries were few and hard work was the normal reality. People (in general) were not as ‘soft’.

During the 1930s, many or most people had a sense of morality and decency that pales in comparison to today. That morality certainly curtailed what could have been much worse with regards to societal problems during that time.

The American culture was vastly more independent and self-sustaining than today (putting it mildly), whereas the modern way-of-life has become extraordinarily dependent.

Government during that time was still relatively small and non-intrusive, whereas today’s government is intermingled with most everything that we do, debilitating individualism and regulatory to the extent of crippling.

A ‘government class’ has exploded into a gargantuan chunk of our society – creating dependence rather than independence. A ‘Greater Depression’ during today’s modern times would become particularly devastating to all those who ‘depend’.

During the time of the Great Depression, the world was severely affected. Today, even more, most of the world’s nations will be affected – as they are financially and economically hinged with systemic risks in ways that were not even dreamed of back then.

I cannot help but contemplate how much worse it would be today than it was back then in the 1930s, especially knowing how bad it actually was during that time. We tend to think and believe that no such thing could ever happen again, especially given today’s safety nets and the seemingly endless crops of dollars continually harvested from the unseen fields of money trees. We are so far removed from the hardships of yesteryear that these thoughts never enter the minds of most. However, it may be wise to at least ponder the thought…

Oh, and one more thing… remember what got us out of the Great Depression? WWII.

History may or may not repeat itself, but it certainly rhymes…

104 Comments


Modern Survival Blog is a Top Prepper Website

  1. cossack55 January 5, 2016 11:11 AM
  2. Modern Throwback (aka Lynn) January 5, 2016 11:14 AM
    • Bone Idle January 5, 2016 8:06 PM
  3. ChiefPontiac January 5, 2016 11:21 AM
    • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 10:54 PM
      • Lauren January 6, 2016 1:55 PM
        • Momma's Boy January 6, 2016 2:15 PM
        • Momma's Boy January 7, 2016 9:37 PM
  4. Andy January 5, 2016 11:40 AM
    • Modern Throwback (aka Lynn) January 5, 2016 4:36 PM
  5. Homebody January 5, 2016 11:41 AM
    • Homebody January 5, 2016 11:44 AM
    • Honeybear January 5, 2016 4:30 PM
    • Bone Idle January 5, 2016 8:10 PM
  6. Bctruck January 5, 2016 11:45 AM
    • Nihilist January 5, 2016 12:29 PM
      • Hildegard January 6, 2016 3:50 AM
        • Andy January 6, 2016 10:40 AM
          • Papa J January 6, 2016 10:59 AM
        • Lauren January 6, 2016 1:49 PM
    • Johnson January 6, 2016 9:59 PM
      • Lauren January 7, 2016 2:56 AM
  7. confused and in the dark January 5, 2016 12:36 PM
    • Ken Jorgustin January 5, 2016 12:48 PM
      • confused and in the dark January 5, 2016 12:59 PM
        • Ken Jorgustin January 5, 2016 1:41 PM
          • Bill Jenkins Horse January 5, 2016 3:00 PM
          • Peanut Gallery January 5, 2016 6:38 PM
          • Maggie January 5, 2016 11:05 PM
          • Lifelonglearner January 6, 2016 12:14 PM
          • Hildegard January 6, 2016 3:58 AM
        • Stardust January 5, 2016 2:04 PM
          • Mack January 5, 2016 3:25 PM
          • Hildegard January 6, 2016 4:04 AM
          • Chamele0n January 5, 2016 5:41 PM
          • Stardust January 5, 2016 6:59 PM
    • TOMTHEBAPTIST January 5, 2016 6:29 PM
    • GoneWithTheWind January 5, 2016 8:37 PM
    • Momma's Boy January 7, 2016 9:56 PM
  8. canadagal January 5, 2016 12:45 PM
    • Stardust January 5, 2016 1:50 PM
    • SHM January 5, 2016 2:23 PM
      • Ken Jorgustin January 5, 2016 2:30 PM
        • Lauren January 5, 2016 5:49 PM
        • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 11:12 PM
          • Sigh... January 6, 2016 2:14 AM
          • SHM January 6, 2016 10:52 PM
        • Bill Jenkins Horse January 6, 2016 11:01 PM
          • Momma's Boy January 7, 2016 8:37 AM
      • Bill Jenkins Horse January 5, 2016 3:20 PM
    • Lauren January 7, 2016 3:00 AM
  9. Mack January 5, 2016 1:31 PM
  10. Stardust January 5, 2016 1:36 PM
  11. No Joke January 5, 2016 1:56 PM
    • NRP January 5, 2016 4:10 PM
    • Pioneer Woman January 5, 2016 6:55 PM
  12. WarVet January 5, 2016 2:45 PM
    • me January 5, 2016 5:22 PM
  13. Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 3:16 PM
    • NRP January 5, 2016 4:31 PM
      • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 4:32 PM
        • NRP January 5, 2016 4:36 PM
          • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 4:42 PM
          • NRP January 5, 2016 4:54 PM
          • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 10:05 PM
          • Momma's Boy January 6, 2016 11:13 PM
          • Bill Jenkins Horse January 7, 2016 2:39 AM
          • Momma's Boy January 7, 2016 9:01 AM
  14. No Joke January 5, 2016 4:07 PM
    • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 10:15 PM
  15. MM January 5, 2016 4:14 PM
    • DaisyK January 5, 2016 6:34 PM
      • Pioneer Woman January 5, 2016 7:02 PM
        • Sandismom September 1, 2016 8:13 PM
      • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 10:43 PM
  16. helot January 5, 2016 5:55 PM
    • Ken Jorgustin January 5, 2016 6:02 PM
      • helot January 5, 2016 9:25 PM
        • Lifelonglearner January 6, 2016 1:15 PM
    • DaisyK January 6, 2016 2:31 AM
  17. Lake Oz January 5, 2016 6:03 PM
    • Bone Idle January 5, 2016 8:29 PM
    • Momma's Boy January 5, 2016 10:29 PM
      • Lake Oz January 6, 2016 10:42 AM
    • Stardust January 6, 2016 12:39 AM
      • Modern Throwback (aka Lynn) January 6, 2016 12:49 PM
        • Sandismom September 1, 2016 8:22 PM
  18. Uncle B January 5, 2016 8:08 PM
  19. CR January 6, 2016 3:35 AM
    • Lauren January 6, 2016 1:31 PM
  20. WarVet January 6, 2016 7:33 AM
    • Stardust January 6, 2016 11:13 AM
    • cossack55 January 6, 2016 1:50 PM
      • Texas January 7, 2016 3:11 AM
  21. hogdog January 6, 2016 10:14 AM
  22. WarVet January 6, 2016 10:37 AM
  23. Lauren January 6, 2016 1:33 PM
  24. Lauren January 6, 2016 2:07 PM
  25. Texas January 7, 2016 3:20 AM
    • Modern Throwback (aka Lynn) January 7, 2016 7:50 AM
      • Anonymous January 7, 2016 2:20 PM
        • Momma's Boy January 7, 2016 10:10 PM
          • Texas January 8, 2016 4:01 AM
        • Modern Throwback (aka Lynn) January 9, 2016 10:15 AM
Vote for MSB -Top Prepper Website

By commenting you are agreeing to our:
Policy & Terms of Use

For Off-Topic discussion:
Latest 'Weekly Preparedness' post

The most recent from ALL articles:
RECENT COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

Email optional - will not be published