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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Mar 19, 2013 3:38PM
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Us hard working blue collar people will make it. Its been hard for us for a long time. No matter who is the president. Theirs a lot of upper class men that I hope  can adapt to this kind of life change.
Mar 19, 2013 1:29PM
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WTH! Some of the things on this list make no sense!! Where in the h-ll is the average Joe or Jane supposed to store gasoline? As for real estate, not if the past five years is any example. All three of my properties are worth less than I paid for them. Precious metals and stones yes. The rest of the list forget it. Where do they think we would keep seeds and gas? In a safe deposit box?
Dec 26, 2012 8:23PM
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Who locks their doors when they leave their house?   Who has a flashlight, candles and a battery powered radio just in case?   Who has a fire evac plan for their kids, and maybe an extinguisher in the kitchen?   Who keeps jumper cables and an extra blanker in their trunk?  Who has a first aide kit in the bathroom?  THAT'S CRAZY!   It sounds like you are prepping for an emergency or something to me.

 

Taking steps to ensure the safety and survival of your family is one of the most responsible things a parent can do.   Having food and water and a means of protecting it for a couple of months is rational.   Not doing so is not only fooli**** deathly.

Dec 26, 2012 7:37PM
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Gem quality diamonds are light and portable, as well.
Dec 26, 2012 7:35PM
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Spam goes bad. Gold does not. Explain again how gold price will not go up with Treasury on permanent qualitative easing. Gold has been a medium of exchange in the modern US and Black Death haunted London.
Dec 26, 2012 7:22PM
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Enjoy yourself its letter than you think,IF IT ALL END TOMORROW , LET PARTY OUR WAY OUT .LOVE LAUGH ,BE KIND TO EACH OTHER .WHAT EVER HAPPENES LOVE IT OUT AND HURT NO ONE! TRY TO FEED ONE HELPLESS PERSON ,CLOTH ONE NAKED ONE ,LET GOD KNOW WE ARE BETTER THAN THEY THINK !

 

Dec 26, 2012 7:08PM
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The truth hurts, but it comes down who's stronger. We mostly budget our military when other countries didn't. The other countries put their budget in other things while the USA knew it might come down to this. We are too powerful to fall and that not a option. We were to smarter then any other countries ,because we knew power is what keeps you on top of the food chain. Now it come down to one thing ,PRINT MONEY and used your military power if any counties get out of line. USA will slap any counties who tries to bring us down because we knew the weapons we have invested since WWll will help us regain are losses. See, people don't understand the world is totally different now and if the USA falls then the World will not survive at all and the top leaders know this as a fact. And the USA will not allowed any other system to run the world beside ours. So the strong will continue to be in command and the weak counties will have to move aside or fall, until we figure out the world problem.
Dec 26, 2012 7:01PM
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I'm going to hoard monkey pelt's. It will be the next currency! or maybe salt, yea that's the ticket  SALT. hahahaha, what a bunch of fools
Dec 26, 2012 6:58PM
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This just in... THE SKY IS NOT FALLING. REPETE....... THE SKY IS NOT FALLING! HAHAHAHA DUMB AZZES
Dec 26, 2012 6:49PM
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I bought some "Water" stocks a while back and ithey went nowhere. They still aren't going anywhere. Maybe in the future but not very soon. 
Dec 26, 2012 6:31PM
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USA is too powerful for any nation to mess with us and that includes China and USSR. We will keep printing money forever it takes to get back in the saddle,SIMPLE! What countries going to say anything to us ? NOBODY! All the countries are afraid of us because when you budget 3/4 of the taxes to Arm Forces budget all these years, imagine what we really have. Power that no one could ever imagine. Everything you think we have, just times it by 3-5 and maybe you might be in the ballpark of what weapons we really have. Print the money until we out of trouble and any countries decide to dare us ,that country is toasted. USA will not FALL when your that powerful,we not given up just going to fight our way out. That's what our politician going to do,because if we fall then the world will fall.
Dec 26, 2012 6:31PM
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What about livestock? A couple of goats would provide milk, cheese, and meat. Easy to handle too. That and seeds - and you can trade for most anything else you need.
Dec 26, 2012 6:10PM
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What happen to all the know it all their should not be talk like this if everyone on TV preaches their genius everyday.  What power to put fear in the minds of 350 million people, not just one part of the country but from sea to shining sea. “Man has dominated man to his injury.” (Ecclesiastes 8:9)
Dec 26, 2012 6:06PM
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You are ALL paraniod!!    Where do you get these weird ideas!   We don't have anything to worry about if we all get smart and make it clear to our politicians that we want them to quit  working for themselves and the oil companies  and do what is right for this country, Make it clear that if they will not keep their jobs if they don't cooperate with one another.  This country has  survived  way worse than this in years gone by starting with the Civil war.  Then there was World War One, The Great Depression makes this downturn look like a walk in the park. There was the dust bowl in the thirties where the plains was turned into a desert and the people who lost their farms were roaming the land, starving  Then we almost lost the whole of Europe to the Germans and the Japanese were  literally  barking at our door in WW two,  Somehow we pulled together and were able to save not only us, but Europe as well.  Ya'll are  bunch of  scared cry babies and I hope  you learn to be proud to be an American again.  Hoarding! Ya gotta be kidding!
Dec 26, 2012 5:22PM
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By the way if (I do stress if) it ever gets really bad, 230 grains of lead will be more valuble than all the gold you can carry.    I'm just saying.
Dec 26, 2012 5:18PM
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Max strikes again with his signature ignorance.   So nothing bad will ever happen?   No flood or eath quake?   No hurricane or tornado?  No crippling blizzard that paralyzes a town?   Nothing?   No scenario will ever occur where you might need food and water for a week or month?   No event where you may need a firearm to protect your family?  Nothing...ever....no way, no how?    What world to you live in Max.   Please tell the rest of us where this eden is.
Dec 26, 2012 5:12PM
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well, what a interesting article, i guess the recommendations are based upon the severity of the crash? if it's back to basics, as in, heading for the hills, most gems,or  land really isn't goin to do much, if your portable "moving" water can't be taken, or not much anyways, but it is cheap so why not stock up, guns & bullets? yep, gonna need them, storing a bunch of gasoline, naw,, propane for cooking and heating? solar is a wise choice, ,, the biggest help for anyone is goin to be knowledge, knowing how to live with out all the taken for granted things, like heat, sanitation, cooking, running water, electricity, ect, and knowing how to subsist on what's available around you, like food, shelter,medicine, first aid, ect, having a huge stash of "all we will ever need" stuff won't do any good, if you have to leave and go mobile, as in head for the hills, in that case, knowledge of survival will pay big dividends in staying alive....
Dec 26, 2012 5:11PM
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I don't understand how any items we consider to be valuable will help if the economy truly collapses and mayhem rules.  If you can't eat it, drink it, or kill with it, it will have no value.  Likewise, stocking up for survival is a fools fantasy.  Consider what will happen when 300+ million people run out of food.  Hoards will pour our of the cities looking for YOUR food.  There's no way you're going to be able to defend it unless you're located very remotely from any significant population center.  You can't hide in a hole forever; someone will pop you the moment you emerge.  Good luck with your garden!
Dec 26, 2012 5:01PM
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And the people fled to the hills like locust and devoured everything left and died anyway.

 

There isnt enough vegetation to feed the masses because there are houses on that arable land we needed to grow food.

 

There are a lot of survivalist dreamers who think they are gonna eat off the land. Good luck

Dec 26, 2012 4:53PM
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I have 7 out of the 9.  I'm not necessarily hoarding these items, but rather prepping.  I don't know, maybe they're kind of the same.
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