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The Top Ten Survival Things You Need to Do Before the Complete Collapse of the U.S. Dollar

The Top Ten Survival Things You Need to Do Before the Complete Collapse of the U.S. Dollar

The Top Ten Survival Things You Need to Do Before the Complete Collapse of the U.S. Dollar

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no financial genius. That’s why I make it a point to surround myself with men who are much smarter than me when it comes to stocks, bonds, and overall investing. And over the years I’ve made contacts with some of the wealthiest men in finance. These are men with net worth’s over $100 million and you’d probably know their names.

For the last several years these men have been telling me that the economy is going to collapse soon and the U.S. dollar is going to have a complete meltdown any day now. Some of them think there will be riots in the streets and Martial Law. Other’s think it won’t be so bad but that inflation is going to skyrocket and so will unemployment.

Fact is, I don’t know who’s right, but I certainly believe something bad is going to happen in the near future. I don’t know how tough times are going to get, and I don’t know how severe the collapse is going to be, but again, there’s no doubt in my mind something will happen. That’s why I believe it’s crucial to do the following 10 things before China decides to stop investing in the U.S. dollar and we see our spending power disappear overnight.

  1. Have at a very minimum the following three guns: A handgun, a rifle and a shotgun. I would recommend the Glock 19, the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 and a Remington 870 shotgun. Now, I know the Kel-tec isn’t a “real” rifle but I like the fact that it takes 9mm rounds and I can use the same magazines as my Glock. I would have 1,000 rounds per gun at a minimum.
  2. Know how to use the guns and make sure your family members know how to use them too. If you don’t train properly, then the best rifle in the world won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to use it to defend yourself and your home.
  3. Do a home security assessment. Focus on the three layers of security. Do you have ample lighting around your house? Are your shrubs trimmed? Have you put new locks and deadbolts on your house using three inch screws? Do you have a safe room for your family?
  4. Get a year’s supply of food. There are dozens of websites that sell complete “years supply” packages for families. I realize that a year’s worth of food is costly, however, if the “end” comes, all that money in the bank isn’t going to do you a bit of good if you die from starvation.
  5. Have at least one month’s supply of water. Get the 55 gallon drums made specifically for water storage. At a minimum, you should have enough water for one gallon per person per day. That means a 31 day supply for a family of four is 124 gallons (which means you’ll need three 55 gallon drums.) After you have your month’s supply of water, make a list of other water sources in your area such as rivers and lakes. Don’t forget to buy a water filter too.
  6. Have some gold, silver and cash. To tell you the truth, I would make sure I had the food and water and guns before I worried about the money aspect. However, have as much gold, silver and cash as you can, with an absolute minimum of $1,000 cash stored somewhere safely in your house.
  7. Start getting out of debt now. I realize that depending how bad things get, your debt might not matter at all. However, it’s always better to be debt free and you’ll be a lot happier if you are, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about when times go from bad to worse.
  8. Plan to stay in your house. I’d say one of the biggest myths of the “end of the world” scenario is that we should all grab our bug-out-bags and head for the Idaho mountains. The fact is, most of us will be a lot safer and survive a lot longer if we remain in our houses. That’s why it’s important to beef up hour home security now and have plenty of food and water storage.
  9. Don’t brag, don’t announce to your neighbors that you just received your 10 buckets of grains for your year’s supply of food. I would keep your preparation plans between your family members only. When times get tough, we know from history that people tend to do unspeakable things.
  10. All of the above won’t do a bit of good if you’re the only one who knows about it. You need to sit down with your family members and make a “plan of action” should the “meltdown” actually happen. Decide who’s going to do what. Decide how you’re going to communicate. What to do if you’re at work, etc. And most importantly, get those guns. A year’s supply of food and all those survival materials won’t matter if looters end up taking them.

About The Author:
Jason Hanson is a Firearms Instructor and can be contacted at Concealed Carry Academy.

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  • Joel_MD

    Marshall Law? Is that the same as martial law?

  • Joel_MD

    Marshall Law? Is that the same as martial law?

  • J Harton

    Marshall law?

    Sorry , you’re credibility gets damaged when you use the wrong terms.

    It’s “martial law” which of course, there is military control of the country

    • http://profiles.google.com/levon.spradlin l s

      I think that the author got the point across. You can go through the writings of just about anyone and find grammatical errors if you really try, but you might miss the point.

    • Bob

      “Your” is the possessive adjective you’re looking for. :)

  • S Izzors

    Hi
    Very good article. The guns you mention were spot on except the Kel-tec -2000. I don’t have this gun but the 870 would be great and the rifle I do have but I don’t mention types over the internet. Also, the Glock is a great gun but I would rather have a 40 or a 45acp which have more fire power and are stoppers without going through half the mag to do the job if necessary.
    I also agree about having enough water and food stocked up. Sadly, not everyone has the money to get all the supplies they need so that will make people do crazy things to stay alive.
    Hence, the gun thing is necessary for survival of you and your family. I don’t really see why its necessary to make your house like a fort because if the crazy hungry desperate hords of people who have nothing to lose want your stuff they will find a way in. If you don’t let them in then they will just burn your house down with you in it. So what is the solution for that???
    Other then that you have the right idea about survival. Thanks for the article.

  • wild eyed willy

    You artical has the right Idea although it might be slightly exagerated,  I have 2 hand guns and a rifle chambered in 357mag, and a shotgun… 1000 rounds each might be exessive, I recomend 100 round per gun which is more acheivable for most people on a budget… I also recomend a week to ten days worth of food storage to start…. Add to this as you have extra money..( be careful to look at the Best used by date on your supplies.. ( bad food does you no good)
    I wouldnt store more than 10 gal of water, and refresh it every month or so..  You should figure that if the S***t hits the fan, your going to have to go out and recon for supplies.. Unless your wealthy, your not going to be able to stock pile like the article sugests…  I also recomend a firstaid kit, well stocked, use your head on this one, don’t just buy one with the things they say you should have, but make your own…Don’t forget yoiur perscriptions and asprin or advile, think about what you might need.  Although the auther sugests no survival bag, I recomend you have one, because getting out of dodge might be the best choice.  Plan for as many scenarios as you can afford….  Don’t forget the fishing gear, catching fish might be the easiest way to gain a meal….. ( you don’t want to be on the river bank trying to shoot a trout with your Glock. The auther is right, the S**t and the fan blades are going to meet, it’s just a question of when. 

  • Country boy

    AMMUNITION! In the Depression a loaf of bread cost $.10 (a day’s wages!) A gun cost $3.00 (a month’s wages) but you could not buy a bullet for ANY amount. The US Gov declared an economic emergency and locked up/confiscated the ammo supply! At the minimum you should have 1000 rounds of ammo in each cal. you have. Preferably stored in water tight containers in a secure place! 

    • HogwildMike

      What?!?! The U.S. Government didn’t lock-up nor confiscate the ammo supply here in the United States. Who the hell told you that?? Whoever told you that needs to be slapped repeatedly. The only ammo that is hard to find at the current time, are the .22 caliber rounds.. but even those are available as long as you know where to look. Also, all you have to do is ask the store (wherever you purchase your ammo) when they get their new shipments of ammo in.. and just make sure your there at that exact day and time so you can get the ammo you need.

      One thing that most of the stores around here have done is they have put a purchase limit on ammo. For example, Wal-Mart has a ‘ammo purchase limit’, meaning you can walk into Wal-Mart right now and get the ammo you want.. but you can ONLY purchase between 1 and 3 boxes of ammo PER day/store.

      Also, you don’t have to rely on your local Wal-Mart or gun store for your ammo needs. You can always order your ammo off the internet from Cabela’s or any other armory that lets customers order/purchase ammo from them over the phone and or internet. Also, most of those types of places don’t have a “purchase limit” on how many boxes you can purchase from them per day.

      So yeah, again.. not sure if you came up with that “theory/idea” on your own or if some idiot told you that.. either way, its a lie.

  • MN Fats

     When you say you should have $1000.00 cash on hand…my question is in what denominations? I mean I don’t think $100′s are going to do you all that much good overall.

    Can anyone help with this?

  • wild eyed willy

    If you can’t afford 1000 rounds per caliber, you have no choice but to scale down your stock pile… We still have to live while we wait for the disaster, we still need food, house pmt. electric bills ECT.  Don’t sweat it if you can’t stockpile mass amounts of supplies. you don’t need to add that stress to your life, there will be stress enough to come.  Just do what you can to prepare and know you will need to resupply…  On another note, it’s amazing that there is so little warning of what is to come… I watch TV and the comercials advertise popeye’s chicken, and ford trucks, like nothings wrong. There is no information on the news or from our own government concerning the impending potential disaster when the dollar is no longer the worlds curency. There are so few warnings to this that most americans will never even know this could happen.  

  • Maple1960

    As a believer of  Biblical Word, which supports the same rights these articles and these good people
    are warning those who will listen. “”Hats off”" you respect us enough to help, thank you for all these
    great articles and advise. For those less fortunately to funds to prepare search for we the people for
    support and help, we are out here and will be more than glad to help families sincere about preparing. God helps those who help the needy. Thought to remember !!!!!! ‘
       Don’t keep your stores all in the same place !!!
    Jason can we get some articles about ,Police State / Marshall Law coming in our homes and removing food weapons and etc.? Is this true or false??????