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 11:40PM
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how do you hoard real estate we do not own the land and trees god does not us i really do not see how everyone buys the land it is not our land it never has been white man and black man steals the land not own the land good luck  
Dec 20, 2012 11:26PM
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Hmm,another doomsday article on MSN Money.... I give up some of you think the world will end tomorrow good luck...

I've been hearing about the collapse of society for decades now, first it was atomic war, or some virus, now it's collapse of... Something is always going to destroy, oh my I give on this doomsday crap.

Dec 20, 2012 11:08PM
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Head to the jungles of SE Asia or the forests of NW USA or Canada. People have been living in the forest for centuries. The knowledge you ned to survive is still within you, access your ancient brain, it is like swimming or riding a bicycle. Adapt to your situation or die. I personally have friends in the Hmong villages northern Thailand and Laos. Make friends with your indigenous populations; unfortunately, if you're white, you will have to go this article. We don't trust white people.
Dec 20, 2012 10:44PM
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how about hoarding some common sense and not rely on msn investing for practical advice. 
Dec 20, 2012 9:51PM
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you would be better off hoarding toilet paper over gold, silver and art and real estate, you can't eat any of it, but people will always need to wipe their hiney . It would be the best trade goods you could have.
Dec 20, 2012 9:44PM
Dec 20, 2012 9:44PM
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The ancient Mayans had a real problem.  They only thought they could see the future.  If they really could, they would have known about Walmart.  If they had known about Walmart, they would have just told everyone the go to Walmart in December and buy a new calendar for 2013.
Dec 20, 2012 9:39PM
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Look, if I have to start stock piling things to take advantage of people then I would be just like the idiots who think the Democrats are tying to help my poor ****. They just want me to be happy giving them what little money I do have. I would like the doors to not be closed for me to be rich some day. It seems that the majority of America is truly retarded in that they actually think that some one in the government cares about them. Maybe they just gave up on working at some thing that makes you stronger and better even if you never get rich. Consider how much Romney and Obama raised on this last campaign. They could have paid a large amount of that crap off. They wont do anything that solves a problem because then they have nothing to gripe about to get elected. I don't like any of those politicians at all and don't trust any of them but I think the least amount of regulation is still the best thing for our soon not to be free country.
Dec 20, 2012 9:33PM
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Such bull---- hOW MANY PEOPLE CAN HOARD MOST OF WHAT YOU SUGGEST,GUNS AND WATER.YEA...........THE REST...GET REAL
Dec 20, 2012 9:27PM
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Without Knowledge we have nothing,what is gold going to do? is that food or shelter? hello??

and Gems, are they going to turn into something that grows? wake up...this is just a hoax to get people who are really dependant to jump. So if your neighbor says jump ,,,,are you going to?

  This is great comical reading......

Dec 20, 2012 9:14PM
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Guns and ammo for me, no doomsday, I will have a blast going out and target practicing!
Dec 20, 2012 9:13PM
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Wow. Are you people paid to just sit around and make stuff up?
Dec 20, 2012 9:12PM
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Stupid Article, you only need to stockpile Bullets and Booze, I'll take what I need if need be.
Dec 20, 2012 9:10PM
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The article said that congress is slightly more trustworthy than a used car salesman.  I beg to differ!  Congress is far less trustworthy than a used car salesman.  Any third grade math teacher could do a better job on the budget than the losers on capital hill.
Dec 20, 2012 9:05PM
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guns will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no guns.
Dec 20, 2012 8:24PM
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Thankfully I know how to garden and have no problem killing the rabbits and chickens that I raise.  I also have friends that raise pigs and cows.  Got my bases covered.  Forget the hoarding.  But I do like some sparkles, but that's just cause they are pretty. 
Dec 20, 2012 8:08PM
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How about hoarding knowledge?  Learn survival skills, like how to eat and treat illness and injury using what's available in nature.  How to build shelter and use solar power.  How to protect the real estate you have, and how to work together instead of against eachother.  We always keep both pantries stocked with dry and canned goods, along with water and other bottled drinks, and first aid supplies and basic meds.  I have horses and I know how to do basic vet care and trim their hooves.  If we don't have vehicles, I can get around.  I taught my daughter the same skills.  The gems and gold may have usefulness if one needs to trade them for something, but there is truth to the words "knowledge is power".   

Dec 20, 2012 8:04PM
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I have done my prepping for the next big collapse.  I think the article is a bit silly hoarding gold silver and gems are not only silly but impractical for many of us. I could agree that it is a good investment but not really going to help you if the world goes sideways. I also see many people buying guns that are also impractical. For example the last gun I would spend money on is a ar 15 or any assault type rifle. I do not think the should be banned, they are fun to shot but for hunting I find my Browning 300 win mag a much better option than a 223 thats just me. So to conclude my preps consist of several handguns and a few hunting rifles and a **** load of bullets. I will just take what I want  or need from those who have what I want. Bad attitude but if comes to my family or yours it really is not decision to be made.
Dec 20, 2012 7:51PM
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no full moon so it must be that every one even thinking this is going to happen banged there heads and woke up stupid
Dec 20, 2012 7:39PM
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Well if the mayan calendar is right and I were a mayan I might want to worry but if this turns out to be the real thing, then you might want to ask yourself, "am I going to be able to get a chance to use all this stuff"...

Naturally if the government fails and there is no order or law, then the only law will be that of the jungle and the biggest, smartest and toughest will be the top predator, gangs will rove the land and sickness and disease will come from starvation, poor water supply and lack of energy....

 

Merry Christmas to all and I hope you make it thru this coming tax season....

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