9 things to hoard in the new year
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Most people I know don't have enough money to have gold, although coin silver might be practical. The idea of hoarding jewels and art strike me as rather absurd next to water. Seeds are fine, but what's going to get you fed until those seeds grow (assuming they do)? Here's a much more practical list:
Canned, dry and otherwise preserved foods (with can opener)
Shotguns (at least 12-gauge and 20 gauge or .410/.22 over/under for small game, and lots of birdshot, buckshot, and slugs; hunting rifle and plenty ammo; sawed-off 12-gauge and shells for up-close defense, 9mm and .357 mag
Blankets, sleeping bags, stuff to keep you dry...and warm.
COFFEE (is that part of our seed & bean stash? No?? GET SOME MORE!!)
Snickers and Butterfingers. Look what happened to Twinkies!! and Hostess APPLE PIES!!!
Lead and powder to make bullets after all yours are gone (screw diamonds!).
Whiskey. Lots of whiskey.
Today with technology, diamond wholesalers, retailers, and "Prosumers" / Investors can easily stay informed using pricing tools like the DiamondMaster App to monitor their diamonds global "Wholesale List" values in 11 foreign currencies, in Exchange to Gold's Annual Moving Average, and in IMF's SDR (Special Drawing Rights) basket of currencies unit. Diamonds' "global value" is essentially un-pegged from the US Dollar when using the DiamondMaster App. Diamonds as high value tangible global asset that can not only be adorned, but easily transported and traded globally will always make it one of the "Things to Hoard" and "Best to Run With" during a crisis.
If you have a legitimate concern about lack of basic services in time of emergency, I would think that keeping a stout supply of drinking water, some non-perishable food items, and a means of producing energy and heat, would be a good idea. If you live in a rural area, and being without electric power would put you in a major Hurt, by all means: buy a gas generator, and keep 10 or 20 gallons of fuel on hand. This would be, primarily, an insurance policy against weather or natural disaster event, which might leave you 'on your own' for weeks, or months.
Those who BUILD BUNKERS, stockpile ammunition and weapons, and generally put a formidable amount of financial resouce into doing so - well, I think they're a bit Cracked. Those people worry me. Too many of them are just ITCHING for the chance to pull the trigger on someone - someone that they feel, might be "coming to get them". A Paranoid mindset, at best. This is different, say, from building a Storm Cellar in Tornado Alley. We're talking Militia people here - "Doomsday Preppers".
NO MATTER WHAT the "Doomsday Preppers" do, to try and shield themselves from Mankind during a disaster, they will never be able to hold out for long. MANY of them fear a hostile takeover by "U.N." troops (another far-fetched, Right Wing Hysterical Rant)......if there WAS a Military Takeover, those people would not last 90 minutes in their Bunkers. Picture: Saddam Hussein's attempts at a Static Defense, in the Gulf War. A squad of National Guardsmen could get you out of anything you could build in your backyard, in an hour or less. You'd come out, or you'd be dead. In short, being a Doomsday Prepper is an almost useless pursuit. You would only be giving yourself the ILLUSION of safety.
I get a kick out of these MSN Merican Socialist Network news stories. Here's one that is suggesting; Beans, Blankets and Bullets.
The list goes much deeper here folks. Starting with Meds. Take antibiotics for one.
These news TEAMS AND FED'S MUST GET A REAL KICK OUT OF OUR COMMENTS.
REDUCE COSTS, GET RID OF ALL THIS DEAD WOOD FIRST.
Gold, silver...art... will be a joke when it comes down to it. Your family, your property and and a healthy supply of renewable sustenance should be your main focus in a crisis.
Hoard as much ammo and arms right now before the government takes it all away. You will be completely prepared for the 80% that will do anything to take what you have in a complete catastrophe.
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