Surviving An Economic Collapse
If you have paid attention to the news lately and the economic status of the United States and many other nations, it looks bleak. On 8/8/2011 the stock market took a plunge larger than any in several years. Personally, I don't play the stock market, but it is a very good sign as to what is happening to the economy.
The United States is in debt up to its eyeballs. I look at the U.S. National Debt Clock from time to time. It can be very depressing. To clear our debt right now, if every citizen donated $46,781 we would be clear. I don't have it and I doubt many others do either.
So who exactly do we owe? The following will show which countries are holding the United States debts:
Those are the largest. There are many others on the list.Makes a person really wonder if these lenders put there heads together and came after the United States for the debt we owe.
The purpose of this hub is to give some ideas on what you can do if the economy would break down.
Have you ever thought about what you would do if the grocery stores were closed? If all the electric shut down? If the water supply turned off?
I was a boy scout and our motto was be prepared. Are you prepared?
I am no expert, but I do have some common sense. Here are a few of the things you can do to be prepared for an economic collapse.
Buy a weeks supply of water and store it. Find a water supply; a spring, a river, a creek. Any water you get from these sources should be boiled first. I will explain how to have the heat to boil water next. Be conservative with your water. Water is man's primary need to survive. You can last quite a while without food, but not water.
It would be a good idea to store away several boxes of fireproof matches. Another great item to have is a magnifying glass. Why, you ask; when the sun is out you can use the magnifier to direct a beam to some fine kindling. It will create heat and in time it will light up. Make sure and have a lot of dry wood. Remember that fire can be a big help; it can protect you, you can cook and warm yourself with it.
There are many, many food sources. I wrote a hub a while back that describes edible plants: Edibles. Traps are good too. There are many meats you can eat: rabbit, squirrel, and many others.
The most important of all is God. Without God we are doomed; without money but having God in our lives we can survive. Pray and read the Word of God. Seek Him always and He will get you through.
We don't need money, we need God. Jesus died for all of us so turn to Him and you can and will survive an economic collapse.
© G.L. Boudonck
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