From Ready Nutrition:
In a recent article written by Tess Pennington regarding why we should continue to prepare when nothing seems to have happened. My philosophy and hers are almost identical. In the vein of her sound advice, who is to know exactly when something will or will not happen? And then, if you prepare 99 times out of a hundred, do those 99 times count for anything if you did not prepare for the 1 time that something did happen? Statistics and probability alone bespeak of the current situation here in the U.S. and in the world.
Michael Snyder posted an excellent piece, 27 nations where the stock markets have already crashed in 2015. Britain, China, Saudi Arabia, and Canada, surprisingly, to name a few among the group. The Euro is in deep trouble, as is the European Union, united only in the concept of introducing their own self-destruction with inane (unless you’re a globalist-oligarch) policies of “immigration” for the “refugees” of the Middle East.
The Credit Deferred Swaps, estimated at some 80-100 trillion dollars, actually exceeds the GDP of the planet Earth. I mentioned it that way to draw significance to it. The entire planet Earth does not earn the amount of CDS’s that are due. In addition to this, we know the economies of the whole world are coming apart akin to an unraveling sweater. The numbers in the U.S. are all “faux,” with actual unemployment being somewhere around 20%.
What is on the horizon?
War is coming in the Middle East between Russia and the United States. War is coming in Europe (the flashpoint being Ukraine) between Russia and the United States. The world situation is rapidly deteriorating, with flashpoints in the South China Sea, with the two Koreas, and an undefined, worldwide battlefield pitting Muslim extremists against anyone not a Muslim extremist.
The Three B’s
Understanding all of this, what we need now are basics. When all else fails, return to your basics and your base. Regroup is the term we used in the Service. What is your base, prepper/survivalist family? Your base is the Three B’s: Bullets, Beans, and Band-Aids, in that order. Let us go into them once again.
The category “bullets” is all-inclusive of weaponry, meaning the firearms themselves. It also includes reloading equipment, and anything necessary to enable you to effectively employ the weapon technically and tactically. There is a saying by Thomas Jefferson that I will mention. I’m sure he will not mind, as he modified the words of the prophet Isaiah. TJ said:
“He who beats his rifles into plowshares will plow for he who does not.”
Sage wisdom, and completely applicable. You must defend yourself, your family, and your property, or you will lose all three. Let me give you some rules…rules you should not bend at all…regarding such. It may help.
Firearms take precedence over food; if you have a firearm, you can hunt for food. Never barter ammunition, as it will come back at you. The sole exception is blood…