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 20, 2012 7:02PM
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THIRD TERM--for the MORON ---HELL NO--he MIGHT not last all the way to the end of this one--NEVER CAN TELL he MIGHT be replaced by WE the PEOPLE--taking BACK OUR COUNTRY--ONE house at a time STARTING with OUR WHITE HOUSE!

 

OH AND I do have a supply of food,water and PLENTY OF AMMO---

Dec 20, 2012 6:52PM
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All you idiots who think you can survive, then all the greedy pigs who think they can eat diamonds gold and silver. WELL the more you have, the more people who will come and take it from you. Even God said, those who have the most, will end up with least, the highest will be brought low, and I hold him to that promise like this one,, What you sow you will reap, So get ready America who sows sickness, greed, violence, wrathful generation of vipers. I hope you have to eat that Gold and Silver you greedy pigs
Dec 20, 2012 6:46PM
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I don't know about you guys but ive been hording all the Hostess Twinkies i can get my hands on! they taste good and last forever!
Dec 20, 2012 6:43PM
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one thing for sure that pile of diamonds is junk, i never seen so much blue in my life
Dec 20, 2012 6:10PM
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I find it interesting that there were 6 items listed before there actually was a life-sustaining comsumable product. Call me naive, but if I were sitting in the middle of a post-apocolyptic "desert," that gold bar and a gem-studded painting of Blue Boy ain't gonna do me a bit of good. IMHO the product at the top of the list should be Spam.
Dec 11, 2012 9:11PM
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Is this article supposed to be for stupid people? Art? Gold? Seeds? People wouldn't even know what to do with this stuff.

Who writes this tripe? And how do they get paid for such rubbish?  

How about learning some new real-life skills - say one new skill a month, for 2013? Learn to invest. Learn to fix your computer/iPhone/iPad. Change your car's oil. 

We need less hoarding and more learning.
Dec 11, 2012 8:14PM
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For one, if you to 'hoard' stuff, it's best to have enough MRE's and canned food on hand. Hoarding seeds is for long term survival. For short term water storage, get a Water Bob for your bath tub. If the power goes out, so will the pumps that pump water to your house so just as well get as much as you can. For long term water storage, canned water is best with water purification and reclaiming techniques as a supplement.

I would of agreed with the gold/silver part except that's for a world with an economy that can use precious metals. INSTEAD, your currency is supplies which include (but not limited to) medical supplies, batteries, generators, gas, AMMO, etc. What the hell good is a gun if you can't shoot it?!
Dec 11, 2012 8:14PM
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Used car salesmen everywhere are offended at being compared to politicians, I agree with them.
Dec 11, 2012 5:36PM
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"Can you imagine a world where Midtown Manhattan real estate is common and easy to come by? And, if so, do you really want to live in that world?"

 

Yes, I can imagine it.  A dirty bomb attack, a genetically engineered virus, etc, etc.

 

And the will to live is pretty strong. Once you get close to starvation, nature kicks in.  I guess the author is just going to lay down and die, though.

Dec 11, 2012 5:34PM
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If the s**t hits the fan, the organization that will be in charge is the military.  They are as self-sufficient as any organization can be, they have more firepower, and an administrative organization built in.  That's right, martial law, folks.  They will be happy to use your gold, seeds, etc.
Dec 11, 2012 5:25PM
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We hunt fish gather garden and can . Cut wood , hand pump water , no city sewer to back up on us . High ground to cover any approach . Neighbors that think the same , and are willing to do what is needed together when/ if the time comes . No city lights , no yard lights , when it's dark here , it's darker than the inside of a cow ! We know every inch of the 32 square miles of forest around us . Hoard your jewels, gold, and art , then eat them when you are hungry !
Dec 11, 2012 5:21PM
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all these things to hoard is mostly for the rich. when are you going to help the working class. water is about the only thing we can hoard
Dec 11, 2012 3:25PM
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I see nothing on this list I want to hoard so I believe this all BS.
Dec 11, 2012 2:46PM
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Even the liberal MSN is trying to tell us Obama is going to drive us into ruin.
Dec 11, 2012 2:42PM
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Glenn Beck's seeds are a sham. Untrustworthy sources, low germination, lower fertility, etc.

The envelopes you get at the hardward store are probably shoddy too. There are a few trusted names out there for highest quality seed that is not hybridized or genetically modified organisms (GMO = bad)

 

go for all your non-GMO seeds and other survival info. I've been growing them at home for years and have a preserved stockpile staying cool in my bugout location.

They also have water filtration in bug-out supply kits, potassium iodate (iodide) for protection from nuclear fallout and radiation, books on how to live off the land, etc.

 

a true MUST HAVE resource!  

Dec 11, 2012 2:36PM
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Food, water, guns, seeds, and CASH is what I think .  Who will purchase your gems, art, gold and silver in hard times?  Just not easily converted to cash.  Petroleum would be dangerous to hoard for most people.  If it gets this bad most people in the US will not survive as they do not have a clue when it comes to survival.
Dec 11, 2012 2:08PM
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If everybody hoards water, that won't help drought situations.
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