9 things to hoard in the new year

Fear of economic collapse has meant high prices for things like gems and metals -- and rising gun sales. Can you profit from the trend?

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Dec 24, 2012 11:05PM
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I would disagree altogether with what you call hoarding.Prepping for bad times is called by some intelligent.What is being unprepared for catastrophe called? Hint: living dangerously.If you are told a hurricane is coming and it will be a killer,you should bug out.If you stay and die or suffer,why should we feel one bit sorry for your bad choices? Sorry,but while you are out making ginger bread dummies,I'll be watching the news,prepping for tommorow,and thinking about what the outcome of today will do to affect my life in the future. If guns,water, food,and a safe haven are part of the equation, I'll be here a day more than the person who has none.
Dec 24, 2012 7:54PM
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for usa/no party.POT.so i can sale it to all the dumb butts that think any thing is going to be worth a s****.AT lease i will have a lot of people willing to trade.thks 2012
Dec 24, 2012 7:51PM
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Got guns and ammo...water purification ability near lake...well stocked on food and would have a hard time keeping a straight face if anyone offered me gold for a peanut butter snadwich:)
Dec 24, 2012 6:05PM
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Well out of that list I can afford the water and all ready have my weapons. Not much left in the list I can do anything about.
Dec 24, 2012 5:49PM
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I met a jeweler's daughter.she might have died by now of age near to 100.During war she was in Europe.She young then.She earged for eating bacon.She gave gold coin to German soldier,who in return gave bacon.So reccession or trouble economy gold coin worth Bacon.Hoarding only keeps you going for a week or two.
Dec 21, 2012 10:23AM
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This article is so naive and so ridiculous that I'm surprised it's not written with a CRAYON! If anybody really wants to learn how to survive in almost any conditions, then buy "Complete Survival Manual" published by National Geographic.
Dec 21, 2012 3:55AM
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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:

Water

Canned, dry and otherwise preserved foods (with can opener)

Batteries

Matches

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.

Dec 21, 2012 3:41AM
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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.

Dec 21, 2012 3:22AM
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Seeds.. Keep eye on the monopoly by MONSANTO . That is where your GUNs are needed.

Came out in this world with just your birthday suit... survival !
Dec 21, 2012 3:16AM
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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. 

 

 

Dec 21, 2012 2:45AM
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Yeah..let's just fear for the worst in life....let's all hoard stuff...that's the ticket.
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write your own obituary and buy a casket the prices will be reduced
Dec 21, 2012 2:23AM
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What do people do when they have prepared and nothing happends?
Dec 21, 2012 1:34AM
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saying "a Congress that ranks as slightly more trustworthy than used-car salesmen..." is being way too nice.
Dec 21, 2012 12:19AM
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if i have a weapon, i have food.....
Dec 21, 2012 12:16AM
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All material things. I will hoard my faith in God to see me through.
Dec 21, 2012 12:07AM
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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.

 

Dec 21, 2012 12:07AM
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This is the stupidest list... 2 things you need to hoard RIGHT NOW: Guns and Ammo. If the sh*t hits the fan, you can always take what you need (or protect what you have) from the "unprepared"!
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.
Dec 20, 2012 11:58PM
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The problem with gas is it only has a shelf life of about six months.  If you use six month old gas you will have problems.  It will have the kick of lighter fuel.
Dec 20, 2012 11:55PM
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I make my living selling seeds--one thing to keep in mind is they only have a two to three year shelf life.

And you should know what type of seeds to stock up on.

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