Bankers And Tech Executives Know The Collapse Of Society Is Coming And Are Feverishly Prepping For It

by | Sep 7, 2018 | Headline News | 90 comments

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    This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

    While most of the general population has been lulled into a false sense of security, bankers and tech executives are spending millions upon millions of dollars to prepare for the collapse of society. Do they know something that the rest of us do not? Apparently talk of doomsday scenarios has become very popular at Silicon Valley dinner parties, and as you will see below, having a plan to escape to New Zealand appears to be a very popular “Plan B” among the tech elite. Of course this is not just a west coast phenomenon. Many bankers on the east coast have similar concerns and have also been developing contingency plans. Ladies and gentlemen, they know what is coming and they are feverishly getting prepared for it. In fact, J.P. Morgan Chase’s head quant just publicly declared that the next financial crisis is going to result in “social unrest not seen in the U.S. in half a century”. The following comes from CNBC

    Sudden, severe stock sell-offs sparked by lightning-fast machines. Unprecedented actions by central banks to shore up asset prices. Social unrest not seen in the U.S. in half a century.

    That’s how J.P. Morgan Chase‘s head quant, Marko Kolanovic, envisions the next financial crisis. The forces that have transformed markets in the last decade, namely the rise of computerized trading and passive investing, are setting up conditions for potentially violent moves once the current bull market ends, according to a report from Kolanovic sent to the bank’s clients on Tuesday. His note is part of a 168-page mega-report, written for the 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, with perspectives from 48 of the bank’s analysts and economists.

    If you visit my website on a regular basis, you already know that I have been warning that rising levels of anger and frustration are rapidly eroding the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis.

    Back in 1968, the Vietnam war was in full swing, a presidential election was approaching and two of the most prominent leaders in America had just been assassinated. Chaos erupted in the streets as a result, and Kolanovic is absolutely convinced that we will see a similar eruption soon

    Kolanovic closes his report on an ominous note: “The next crisis is also likely to result in social tensions similar to those witnessed 50 years ago in 1968.”

    That year saw the peak of both the Vietnam War and anti-war movement and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Today, the internet and social media are helping to polarize groups, and events including the U.S. election and Brexit show tensions that will probably worsen in the next crisis, he said.

    When society begins to come apart at the seams, many among the elite do not plan to stick around for the day of reckoning.

    A Bloomberg article that was just published entitled “The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan” has some amazing revelations. According to the article, over the past two years seven “Silicon Valley entrepreneurs” have purchased survival bunkers from a company in Texas and shipped them to locations in New Zealand…

    In recent months, two 150-ton survival bunkers journeyed by land and sea from a Texas warehouse to the shores of New Zealand, where they’re buried 11 feet underground.

    Seven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have purchased bunkers from Rising S Co. and planted them in New Zealand in the past two years, said Gary Lynch, the manufacturer’s general manager. At the first sign of an apocalypse — nuclear war, a killer germ, a French Revolution-style uprising targeting the 1 percent — the Californians plan to hop on a private jet and hunker down, he said.

    It would be weird enough if one wealthy individual did this, but the count is now up to seven.

    So why have they chosen New Zealand?

    Well, it is because New Zealand doesn’t have any enemies, English is spoken there, it is very stable, and it is very far away from everything else.

    Plus, the country allows wealthy individuals “to essentially buy residency”

    The nation allows emigres to essentially buy residency through investor visas, and rich Americans have poured a fortune into the country, often by acquiring palatial estates.

    Billionaire hedge-fund honcho Julian Robertson owns a lodge overlooking Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, the South Island’s luxury resort destination. Fidelity National Financial Inc. Chairman Bill Foley has a homestead in the Wairarapa region, north of Wellington, and Titanic director James Cameron bought a mansion nearby at Lake Pounui.

    There has been a significant exodus of wealthy Americans to New Zealand in recent years, and once things start getting really bad there will be a steady stream of private jets taking off from locations in the U.S. and landing in that beautiful nation.

    Of course not everyone plans to leave. Luxury survival bunkers are also being constructed all over the heartland of America, but they aren’t cheap.

    For example, it was being reported that a “penthouse” inside the Survival Condo in Kansas was selling for more than four million dollars

    Another shelter for the ultra-wealthy is the Survival Condo in Kansas.

    It was designed to withstand a nuclear blast or nature’s worst, but is far cry from what you might expect an underground shelter to look like.

    There is a cinema, a swimming pool with a water slide, a spa, a lounge, a gym and an indoor shooting range to keep occupants entertained.

    But survival comes at a price.

    Last year, it was reported that plush 3,600sq ft penthouses within the shelter – a former missile silo – were selling for $4.5m (£3.6m).

    Needless to say, anyone outside of the top 1 percent is not going to make it into the Survival Condo.

    And in order to keep the rest of us out, it has an armory that is “stocked with guns and ammo”

    Additionally, an armory stocked with guns and ammo is in place in case of an attack by non-members, and is also available for owners to practice.

    The bunker is able to sustain its owners for up to five years, by raising tilapia in fish tanks and growing hydroponic vegetables under lamps.

    The elite can see what so many of the rest of us can also see.

    Our future looks very troubling, and it appears to be wise to get prepared for what is coming in advance.

    Unfortunately, the rest of us don’t have the money to buy a luxury survival bunker or to fly to New Zealand on a private jet. Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy a pretty good escape plan.


    This article originally appeared on The Economic Collapse Blog.  About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is publisher of The Most Important News and the author of four books including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.

    GetPreparedNow-MichaelSnyderBarbaraFixMichael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

    If you want to know what is coming and what you can do to prepare, read his latest book [amazon text=Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming & How You Can Survive It&asin=150522599X].


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      1. Preparing for what???? The criminal treasonous Satanic pedophile Billionaire thieves like the soon to be impeached vice peddling pussy grabbing Orange Satan Donald Trump are bound for the LAKE OF FIRE after Judgement Day, and ALL the dumbed down boot licking toxic dump FAKE CHRISTIANS supporting these criminal treasonous PSYCHOPATHS controlling Satan’s United States CORPORATION Government from the bowels of hell in Washington DC will be swimming in that LAKE OF FIRE right along with the United States CORPORATION Government criminal treasonous vile evil filth they worship as Gods!!!!!!

        • @Ron, you seem to be upset about something? Can we help you?

          • Yes you can, quit supporting the criminal treasonous murderous genocidal United States CORPORATION Government from the bowels of hell in Washington DC, and accept our Lord and savior Jesus Christ as your personal savior and redeemer in the collapsing Police State hell on earth of damned and doomed New Babylon America!!!

            • Your off your nut m8. Take a pill n ava rest, youve earned it.

            • There is evil in Washington. All alphabet agencies are 100% corrupted.

        • Tell us how you really feel Ron…

          • I will save all that for the coming Military Tribunals for the Fallen Angel PSYCHOPATHS, and their criminal treasonous supporters who hijacked our Satanic pedophile government from out of hell a long, long, long time ago

            • Maybe that is the what the 45,000+ sealed indictments are all about. We can hope.

        • Ron may God find a way into your heart. and May God bless you.

          • I do not worship your God Satan and his PSYCHOPATHS controlling the criminal treasonous United States CORPORATION Government, those are your Gods you worship from the bowels of hell in Washington DC, so you can get “rich” or drunk, or hide out on the golf course and pretend nothing is happening. I am an Apostle and Bond servant of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and coward Dale it is quite obvious you serve Satan, so if you would like to repent from your sin of supporting a Satanic pedophile government controlled by Satan and supported by you coward Dale-our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christs hand is always out…..REPENT coward Dale and get SAVED or you will be in the Lake of Fire with your PSYCHOPATH US Govt Gods you worship daily. I am here to save souls, and help my Lord compost the Fallen Ones controlling your criminal treasonous government, and it is obvious you are here to serve Satan and the United States CORPORATION Government from the bowels of hell in Washington DC. I cannot help you coward Dale, you are with Satan and the Fallen Ones now, they fully and completely control you and most programmed indoctrinated dumbed down SWORN COWARDS in the collapsing Police State hell on earth of damned and doomed New Babylon America!!

            • ding….ding….ding….time for PM meds!

              • Yes, Pre-menstrual medication would probably be good for you right now, because TRUTH like this cowards like you never hear, so yeah your dumbed down cowardly brain will probably melt, and run out your butt, and that will cause a lot of discomfort requiring you to take your PM meds, so run along cowardly little boy, girl, or gender bender and get some of that PHARMAKIA and support the American Holocaust and Chemical Culling.

                • Wow, drink much?

                • Very True Ron. I appreciate you speaking the truth. Many here just choose to live in their fantasy bubble of falsehoods, fraud and lies. I know who the (((Evil Doers))) are, who are trying to destroy our country and aociety and culture.

                  • They live in FEAR of Lucifer and the Fallen Ones, and we do not have fear of these monsters because we are saved by the blood of the lamb. The unsaved cowardly sinners of damned and doomed New Babylon America will use every COPING MECHANISM they can to avoid the TRUTH, you see many of those used in this string by the COWARDS, and along with their toxic dumbing down DEPRESSANT of alcohol they can get drunk DAILY in the collapsing Police State hell on earth and give Satan exactly what he wants from the Satanic Pedophile worshiping American COWARDS!!!!

            • . . .you seem to be omitting a (((certain group))). . .I Chooze to point this out. . .

        • Do you ever wonder why angels are depicted as white?
          It’s because they’re wearing white asbestos suits to cope with the consequences of their eternal environment. They’re actually not angels but resurrected politicians able to fork over 2.3 million bucks for asbestos attire that will last for eternity. I’m expecting John McCain will soon manifest himself before a committee of his peers to display hell’s latest fashions for the rich and infamous. I expect it will be a closed door affair, and just a preview of what to expect at next year’s Bohemian Grove event. It will then be revealed whether or not McCain beat out Ted Kennedy for Hell senate majority leader. In the event of a tie vote I’m hoping Pope Francis will breath his last breath in time to be there to break the stalemate. I’m sure Francis carries as much weight in that realm as he does here. Gotta go! It’s been fun. We should do this more often.

          • Mockery shows you serve your Master Satan very well, I bet he gives you all you need in this lowest physical realm…right coward, who does not use it’s real name??? What is your name demon or Fallen One, and what angel frustrates you coward demon????

            • Hey Ron, while you rant can you pour me another drink? Johnny Walker 18yr old on the rocks please.

            • Judge others much ronnie-boy? Remember, you will be held accountable to the same standard that you judge others.

            • Good grief this is almost comical

            • you are the one infested with evil… a spirit of religion to be specific.

        • Ronny, Ronny, Ronny …. you certainly are wound up tighter than a whore in church. Have you been watching MSNBC again you naughty boy? Don’t you talk about my beloved President like that… shame on you. Oh, I hear Venezuela has openings for people who are disenfranchised in America. Do you need directions?

        • “If you visit my website on a regular basis, you already know that I have been warning that rising levels of anger and frustration are rapidly eroding the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis.”

          A “societal collapse” is not coming, unless there is WW III, an EMP, Yellowstone blowing and/or major earth changes in California along the San Andreas, New Madrid, or NYC; which has potential for a 9.0.

          The violence that is coming, probably NEXT SUMMER,with greater frequency and more fatalities; will not be based upon a market crash or economic conditions.

          This violence is political in nature and TRUMP is the EXCUSE, not the cause. Violence is coming because the NWO LEFT is so frustrated that the American People, now awake & aware, are repudiating socialism (communism); when the LEFT was SOOOOOO close to taking control of America, eliminating the Bill of Rights, rewriting the Constitution, and imposing their will upon a Free People.

          This violence would come regardless of who was POTUS, if POTUS was anyone but a Democrat. TRUMP is worse than “anyone” because he is rolling back the gains and the Agenda of the NWO LEFT at breakneck speed.

          The problem that the LEFT has is impatience.

          They have pushed their Agenda too fast, too far, and too hard when they were making amazing strides in imposing their ideology upon America. One only needs to google the “45 Goals of Communism” and the 8 Point Plan of Saul Alinsky to see how close the LEFT has come to reaching their goals.

          They nearly imposed ObamaCare upon US socializing medicine; they have turned our public schools into indoctrination centers; they have transferred our factories offshore; they have facilitated the invasion of America by foreign nationals; they have burdened taxpayers with mountains of debt and have demanded higher taxes to pay for higher spending ….. on their NWO Agenda ….. to further impoverish the American People.

          With TRUMP in control of the Oval Office, Americans must give him unwavering support in the face of this concerted onslaught by LSM and the NWO. Make a list. Check it twice. Know who has been naughty in YOUR neck of the woods. If “push does come to shove” know your enemy.

          The NWO can be eliminated OVERNIGHT and at 500 yards. 🙂

          • “In recent months, two 150-ton survival bunkers journeyed by land and sea from a Texas warehouse to the shores of New Zealand, where they’re buried 11 feet underground.”

            LMFAO !!! New Zealand, like Australia, are beautiful places, but they will be at the very heart of the Earth Changes during the Pole Shift and much too close to the ocean.

            Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains of North America is the best place to be in REAL SHTF. Be there to get there. 🙂

        • sorry to say this theres too many nuts so dont be a freek

        • Sounds like the love of Jesus coming out you. Chill out

      2. IMO, one among many and one stemming only from my POV, the coming collapse of society and America as a nation is more likely to result from our growing “diversity” than a simple economic crisis.

        It would be far easier to prepare for an economically induced collapse than a diversity induced one. One would be difficult but temporary, the other catastrophic and permanent.

        • Of course these criminal Bansters and Tech execs are on prepping like hell, as they are on everybody’s Death Wish shit List. Run cause you will all be strung up by your toenails and beaten like. Mexican Pinata’ untill every last dime falls out.

          • TSB, that’s right, especially with the bankers. They’re part of the problem to begin with.

      3. Means nothing, actually. It’s just more noticeable when a rich guy does it as opposed to when I do it.

        When I have a case of freeze-dried food delivered, I feel like everyone on the block is watching me sign for it!

        If I bought a 150 ton bunker (!) I’d likely feel the same way.

        If you and I had the means, we’d each have a BOL with a hardened underground bunker and a helicopter to get us there.

        So, someone with money got wise and decided to throw some money at a questionable future. So what? Isn’t that what the whole crux of this site is? To get people to wise us and take some responsibility for their future?

        Why is it that these seven people you report on now, somehow indicate ‘they know something’ whereas the thousands of us that have already prepped indicate, what – we’re all hysterical crazies?

        I realize that fear spurs people to action. Basically, fear sells but we here don’t scare. We don’t run around like idiots every time somebody posts an article or the wind picks up. This type of journalism/marketing is wasted on us. I would bet it drives more regulars FROM your site than it attracts.

        So get back to the quality stuff we expect from SHTF… Prepping, preserving, planning…. I once read an article on how to make ice without refrigeration using just ammonia and some pipe. That’s the kind of sh*t we need posted here, not some BS story of how someone else “knows something” that we, the rabble, aren’t privy to.

        Oh, and keep a rifle handy…

          • JRS, I too have pepper burn out. It’s been a long 10 years!

            I kind of feel like Moses being lead through the desert for 40 years until “they” were “ready”.

          • Prepping is a way of life, not an activity. 🙂

          • The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that Winter 2018-19 will have an early start, a late finish, and “bone-chilling cold”.

            My Icy Balls plan is to stay close to the wood stove…

        • Most insightful Jim.

        • Absolutely! Prepping, preserving, planning is the key! Screw the freeze dried food. I live in a neighborhood with a lot of well fed dogs. What I need are some good dish recipes. The Chinese, with Clinton’s help, have stolen our military technology. It’s time we steal a few of their sustainable dog recipes. SHTF needs to make it happen! There’s a dog recipe gap and the USA dang well better catch up!

      4. everyones prepping. big news.

      5. O no
        Thought you guys wanted everyone to prep
        Guess it’s not cool when a billionaire does it cause he can buy more stuff then you

        • Money can’t buy you knowledge skills physical fitness or mental preparedness for the horrors after a collapse. It doesn’t by you loyal friends or family to watch out for you when your eyes are closed in sickness and sleep. If they don’t have the skills and knowledge to grow food, prepare food purify water or physical ability to do so… They are. Spending money for what exactly? Do these billionaires know how to clean a rifle or pistol, fix or hook up a generator or install solar panels and maintain the batteries. Do they know how to unplug a toilet reset a breaker or nurse a sick child? They won’t magically be able to do that just arriving at a bunker. The hole in the ground will merely be N expensive pre_dug grave.

          • Please pardon my punctuation and spelling errors above… Google is interfering big time on my android phone.

          • Money cannot buy tolerance for the mental hardship of dystopia that is nothing close to the life of ease and Rich ennui they enjoy now. In fact 99.9% of people will not be able to mentally cope with the dystopia after the fall of society. You cannot begin to remotely imagine how alien and horrific the reality will be and the adaptations you will have to make to live in a world so UNLIKE where we are NOW living in.

      6. And besides New Zealand is right on the “Ring of Fire”. What’s not to like about Earthquakes?

      7. The article concludes with, “Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy a pretty good escape plan”. Very true. I wish I had escape type money so that I could watch this from a “safe” distance.

        However, the best I can do is prepare to hunker down and hope/pray for the best. I feel fortunate to be able to scrape together enough money to buy several cases of canned chicken. But I am grateful, it’s 6 more months of protection against starvation.

      8. The developer who built the silo bunkers also said, in 2015, that 40% of Congress would be arrested because of the Panama Papers, the Catholic Church, and the Clinton Foundation. That reminds me of Wilcock in 2012 who claimed there were imminent “mass arrests” of people, or Qanon and the “51,000 sealed indictments” presently.

        Can’t believe too much of what’s on the internet.

        Predictions are difficult to make…especially about the future (Yogi).

      9. They can prep all they want, but if they haven’t lived it they are screwed.

        Can they run a trout line skin a deer, plat a garden? More than likely not. They may have the tools and the equipment but that won’t help them if they don’t know how to use it.

        • Are you trout fishing or do you mean trotline?

          Here in Pa it used to be illegal to jug fish or use a line with more than three hooks, but that may have changed in the last few years. I pretty much quit fishing the river here after the bass turned to hermaphrodites from all the birth control hormones flushed down the commodes and the pesticide runoff ruined the fishing.

          • There are no rules or laws in SHTF. Karma will clean up the despots. You think you need a Ham License in SHTF? Bwhahahahaha

            • No, but you need to learn those skills BEFORE the shit hits the fan. You know, like now when there are still costumed clowns who want to cage you up for not following “law”?

          • “Trout line”? Shows you how much that dumbass knows

        • I plant a garden every year.
          Getting it to grow is the hard part!
          I keep trying but it was quite a wake up to admit that I would die if I had to survive off my gardening skills.
          I wonder how many others are in the same boat but don’t realize it because they haven’t tried it.

          • Stuart. Been gardening all my life and I know what your saying. Every year is different, the wether is never the same. Some years the whole thing just gets away from me. I guess we have to really enjoy what we do get out of it. You may have heard about the preacher s he passed the farmers house and saw him working in his garden and said You and the lord sure have a beautiful garden this year. And the farmer replied. You should have seen it last year when he had it all by himself. Don’t be discouraged enjoy what you get and if you need more plant more. And try to have a little fun along the way. A fellow Gardner from N.H.

          • I’m getting better at it. Some things I’ve learned: ALWAYS amend your beds with whatever compost you have/can get, even if it’s not ready yet; don’t grow things in the middle of summer that don’t like heat or that taste gross with heat (kale is disgusting in summer, but absolutely delicious after a frost!); don’t put everything in one place – spread them out (a row of spinach in this bed, another row of spinach in a different bed, etc) this way you can see what likes being where. DO experiment with planting things in unorthodox locations: my tomatoes in the forest are doing about 800% better than the ones in the gardens and on the deck! Also, one variety of pepper is thriving in the forest, whereas its sibling on the deck isn’t very happy; with another variety of pepper, the opposite is true. Pests: DE for ants and earwigs, pop bottle beer traps for slugs, soapy or hydrated lime spray for aphids and mites. With all of these, though, you must be diligent and stay on top of them. We lost one hops crop already to aphids and leaf miners. It’s definitely a learning process, and I am nowhere near perfect yet, but the more I experiment, the more I learn and the more food I successfully produce 🙂 good luck and happy gardening!

          • Get some barnyard manure(horse and chicken), but let it age(4-6 wks.) before you put it on your garden. Also making compost out of vegetable scraps and dried leaves for your garden. These work better than commercial fertilizers. If you have a commercial stockyard in your town they usually sell barnyard manure. You can also mix the manure in with your disked soil a month or two before you plant, this would be the ideal way to go. I was raised by a father who farmed during his early teens and twenties until he went off to WWII. I always said farming in Braggs Bottom behind a mule pulling a plow is what made his survival through three straight years on the front lines possible. He was very physically fit and used to hardship.
            He choose a different career, but we always had 3 acres of garden, which we 3 kids participated in planting, hoeing, and harvesting. It was a great learning experience, and we 3 kids chose other careers. I still have my own garden, not as large as 3 acres though. I don’t have that much land available or a tractor. I think the fertilizer tip will help improve your garden production.

      10. One big tell for me was, in one of Mr. Snyder’s links, the journalist was questioning one of these bankers or tech execs. The guy said that as soon as the Masonic handshake was exchanged, the other exec opened up about all his preps.

        They must all be Masons.

      11. imho, crony capitalists are unemotional, do not literally believe in the noble lie, if they are doing it right.

      12. Half of prepping is skills-learning. These prepper-wanabees have no skills outside of the C-suite environment. They are toast in a SHTF scenario no matter what they buy now.

        • Amen. So how do we foster young people acquiring ancestral skills? I say, let’s find creative ways like hunting, trapping, fishing,gardening, carpentry, food preserving in high school. Make these the after school activities and then they attend a retreat where they are tested and find wild edibles and hunt and butcher animals, and tan hides.

          Why not? This is way more important.

          You try the carrot method, not the stick which is just badmouthing Millennials.

          • Collect as many hand tools that you can. Files and saw blades are tge hardest tools to produce. Nails and screws, anvil and hammers, garden tools hoes, rakes water hoses, shovels axes hatchets pliers hammers tape measures line levels, chicken wire and fencing, rolls of barbed wire to set up your defenses, and buy all the cast iron cookware you can afford. Many will be cooking over camp fires in a collapse. So start hitting yard sales flea markets estate sales and get your stash in place now. All of these items will be in huge demand once SHTF collapse happens and you can use them as barter items. Get a good rototiller to till a garden and start your compost piles now to prepare your soils for fertility. Got your heirloom seed vaults? Hunger is a b1tch.

      13. The ilk are prepping for the apocalypse.

      14. For those of us who aren’t wealthy, there is comfort in the thought that “The less you have, the less you have to lose!”. Of course, it is not a whole lot of comfort.

      15. In 2017, the SNAP budget was 70 billion helping 40 million Americans.

        That is equal to $1750 per person.

        What we could do instead is buy in bulk mostly dehydrated food like rice, pinto beans, lentils, powdered milk, whole wheat, sugar, whole coffee beans, popcorn or field corn, etc. You obviously know where I am going.

        It’s already been proven that you can easily feed a family of four quite well using a prepper diet like the LDS folks. You would have lots left over for some canned goods, bulk frozen meat, a hand grinder, vitamins, etc.

        Thus you could through the federal governent provide MORE food per dollar and promote prepping to the most vulnerable folks.

        Now they have an entire year of food all at once. You could even all them to trade it privately with others for fresh produce from farmers markets. Or similar products elsewhere.

        Or give seeds as once was common…especially heirloom varieties.

        I see this as an opportunity to have a teachable moment and actually improve nutrition,cut waste, cut Walmart’s profits, and genuinely improve food security.

        You could easily help farmers this way as it’s guaranteed domestic sales.

        It enforces ancestral skills in cooking. It eliminates frivolous grocery items like soda. One can easily mix up cereal from basic bulk items and make familia which is a very nutritious and delicious swiss cereal versus that pure junk in cardboard boxes.

        • Swiss muesli is delicious, nutritious porridge. It’s ten times better and ends up being less expensive. You can make it entirely from dehydrated food meaning you can easily control costs.

          The Roman legionary did not fear the valley of the shadow ofdeathbecause he was one of a team of soldiers clobbering everyone else. And he mostly ate soldier’s porridge.

          With some pork sammiches naturally!

        • Mara,
          Noble thoughts. You tend to forget virtually everyone on SNAP votes Democrat. As long as we have Democrats, we are handicapped as a nation. We also have a lot of food suppliers that get quite rich off crap food that they sell, so we also have to deal with lobbyists. For these reasons I think your proposal would fail,
          due to politics.

          Your list for a stash of food is OK. Mine is quite similar, except I use honey instead of sugar, and I don’t keep much coffee around.

          • I believe in young people or I would not have spent decades doing youth ministry. The problem is they need mentoring BADLY and their parents fail to do it.

            If every prepper would sincerely befriend and mentor one Millennial, they would become naturally conservative and thus loathe the democrats.

            It is just like helping a young person understand the 2nd Amendment. Once they do, they naturally are won over to the conservative side.

            This is true for abortion is well.

            Don’t give up on them.

            • Keep up the good work!

            • I also think that those who can pull their kids out of public schools… Do so. More parental influence in private schools or homeschool if you can… The world is becoming more evil and this is not a singular event, it is ongoing. The millennials are vilified but don’t forget they didn’t structure their public schools, someone else did. Don’t forget to prep spiritually so God can help you.

            • It’s happening – slowly but surely! I’ve been meeting a lot of young people who are actually up on what’s going on with our food, the bees, etc and who are absolute sponges when it comes to things like organics, health and self-sufficiency. At least where I am, the people are indeed waking up! Most of my son’s generation here (I think he’s a millenial? Born in ’95) are quite conservative; like, young girls don’t go out and get abortions, but instead the young fathers encourage her to keep the baby and then stick around to be proper fathers and husbands. Like you, I talk to all these young kids when I meet them – but I don’t talk to just them, I talk to everyone. I work in the film industry where I’m constantly meeting new people and it’s both surprising and heartwarming to find so many people – both young and old – are of the same mindset 🙂

              • Look up the Permies. They are Millennials who are most often homesteaders, whether in the country or in abandoned urban zones. They are into permaculture and the wise insight of Sepp Holder. They are into every kind of self-ufficiency, so there is some hope.

                All indications are that the generation following the millennials will have less tendencies to emulate them, so it’s predicted that STD rates and abortion will drop.

                Make a difference, share the gospel, and sincerely befriend and mentor young people. Otherwise ancestral skills can be lost. This is how old folks helped the ex-hippies who fled the communes and became the Back to the Land Movement. That is how Mother Earth News got started and Organic Gardening.

                That affects everything like young people becoming interested in camping, hunting, and hiking the Appalachian Trail.

        • $1750 x 4 (to feed a family of four) is $7,000. I bet one of you can write an article on an absolutely nutritious group of mostly dehydrated ingredients that could not only easily be within budget,but include frozen meat and desserts using prepper guidelines and recipes.

          This one uses canned goods, which is very expensive, and averages about that or less.

          But it’s not healthy.

          It’s definitely plausible to spend half that.

          The average American family spends $9240 and it is not at all healthy, frugal, or in any way planned as it’s all impulse items.

      16. You can choose to combine tough love, altrusim, and Christian values and genuinely help the impoverished help themselves so they can pull their own load someday.

        Or you can bellyache…which accomplishes nothing except allows venting as a pressure release. It’s pointless.

        Or you can wish that the USA never helps the poor. And of course that is futile as it would never happen.

        The ultimate goal is making positive changes incrementally to stabilize the impoverished by political actions that improve domestic employment and benefits and fair wages by eliminating foreign competition and illegals working and eliminating the worker visa program.

        When there are insufficient domestic workers, corportation either move or pay more. If they move, then put tariffs on them as they are traitors.

        If you want to stabilize the country so people are healthier, why not in effect pay people with low body mass index as an insurance credit? Why not offer free state tuition to every healthy teenager who can earn a presidential fitness award? You do want healthy college age people for military service,right? Here’s a way.

        • So you end up with this.

          1. Now you have strong people to potentially become soldiers.
          2. Now health insurance costs drop.
          3. It’s infectious and others will emulate them.
          4. I guarantee they stopbeing whiney babies badmouthing America.
          5. I would bet the divorce rate drops.

          • One of the comments from the above video:

            Rick Muller
            2 years ago
            Oh vey, this looks lik da nazis! this is anada shoah!!!!!!!!!!! goyim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6 trillion of Gods chosen people by you goyim!

            heh hehe hee, the bird is the word [me class of ’63], THE WORD IS SPREADING. We know (((who))) hates physical prowess. . .

        • Christian values????? Whats that?? Onward christian soldiers marching off to war, to destroying all other cultures who do not believe like you do? Only a true christian worships his jealous God. Another psychopathic cult pedophile priests raping children.

      17. Con men prepping like there’s no tomorrow.

      18. I think the existing shit hit the fan scenario is a thousand times worse than what happened in 1968 because respect for all life has taken a steep downturn in every way possible. Gluttonous greedy pig mafia types have everything and couldn’t care less if you have nothing. And yet hippies were the bad guys then. smh

      19. So ya wanna move to NZ mate?
        Forgetaboutit – they’ve closed the door. No more foreign ownership of homes allowed. You have to be a native! Onya NZ – I wish Australia would follow but too many gutless arsehole politicians up to their noses in the gravy train.

      20. I am disabled, in a wheelchair with MS. Right now I am renting a house that is all handicapped accessible. I’m looking at getting a mortgage for this house. If I can’t and the SHTF comes first, I’m as ready for it as I can be. I believe that Jesus return is very soon and that I have a place in Heaven. A lot of people will hear from Jesus,”depart from me I never knew you”. Thats a lot scarier than having to sleep in my car when it hits the fan. Heaven is a better place than anything on this earth. TM Rex

        • Sorry TM Rex. You are in massive denial and living a fantasy. There is no Jesus returning and nobody gets saved. And there is no heaven or hell. You better prep for plan B, C, D and other alternatives.

        • Toolmaker Rex, my greatest fear is hearing from Jesus,”depart from me I never knew you”.

          I pray that I am not lead into temptation (SHTF), but that he deliver me from evil. But as always his will, not mine, be done.

          God Bless and may God have Mercy on our souls!

        • REX: Jesus is REAL. I have been out of the body, seen Him face to face, and spoken with Him. If He didn’t exist, humanity would have to invent Him because He is the perfection of the Human Spirit incarnated. Don’t believe me. Seek Him out for yourself.

          Wise men still seek Him.

          Consider the source: TSB hasn’t even figured out that the Yuan is NOT backed by gold, or that it is PEGGED to the dollar by the Chinese Central Bank !!! LMFAO !!! What would a man that ignorant, even when you provide him with the link to a known fact, know about Jesus Christ ???

          One Sunday afternoon as I was out nugget shooting a local stream with my metal detector, a mom and her two kids came along. The kids were fascinated with the detector so I showed them how to use it and let them play with my gold pans in the water.

          As I sat on a rock watching the kids try their hand at panning the woman turned to me and asked: “What is the most valuable treasure you have ever found ???”

          “Jesus Christ” was my instantaneous reply, without a moment’s hesitation or batting an eye. And that IS the bottom line. 🙂

          • BTW, Rex, try large doses of Vitamin C, Turmeric, Ginger & Garlic. Make sure you take a multivitamin & mineral supplement every day, too.

            See if that helps any. I will remember you in my prayers tonight. 🙂

      21. The smart way to make ice with a vaccum pump.

        What happens is water boils at a lower temperature under a vaccum. And then the heat is rapidly exhausted so it undergoes a phase change into ice.

        So if you can draw a good vaccum, you can make small quantities of ice. This is not commonly known. Likewise you can use a bicycle to drive a vaccum pump and then hook this up to an existing standard dorm fridge (as even without power it is well insulated) and so keep these things cool. It’s a legitimate way for a diabetic to store insulin. But you still have to source the insulin. There used to be plans for these for medical professionals stationed in 3rd world villages.

      22. Amen , Toolmaker Rex. Having all the stocked food and guns you can hide will turn out to be a anchor for many . I have yet to have one person agree with me that , Building community now and teaching others to help shemselves now will be the only chance we as a civil people have to insure that when the SHTF most survive . I cant even get 3 people to agree to get together to play poker . How do you think your non prepping friend are going to act toward you after they go without food and water for several days . Even if you never tipped your prepping hand , They know and will be looking at you . John 3:16

      23. These dimwits can spend their money but if a crisis of massive proportions hits how do they think they will get from the east and west coast of the US to NZ? They might find all flights are grounded.

        • The only thing these elite preppers failed to consider is you and I duck hunting with our green tip steel penetrator bullets at the ends of the elitist runways while they try to depart for New Zealand. A few good holes placed in the fuselodge will take them down as they try to reach altitude and loose all cockpit compression. Pull, bang bang, another pull, bang bang. Oh what fun.

      24. I think it would be prett easy to write some basic prepper articles gear to:
        1. Elderly
        2. A young family
        3. Vegetarians (but not vegans)
        Using basic inexpensive dehydrated food in order to save money. A good portion of it would vegetarian but balanced, wholesome,and nutritional. Making it delicious is not difficult. Most often everyone likes a savory dish and a very basic pudding which is very inexpensive.

        Young couples and the elderly are always short of cash. Cooking up a pot of soup or stew, especially using a crock pot, has benefits for the elderly as it’s lots of ready meals that can be individually frozen and are inexpensive. And they can be healthy and low sodium. And young couples are harried as both are working, and this is far cheaper and a hot meal versus sandwiches which are actually expensive due to lunchmeat and cheese. Having a sandwich at supper time used to really irk me as a young husband.

        Prepping is often centered around food and it boosts morale. Talking politics is often counter-productive as it’s divisive.

      25. Didn’t Kadafi have 150 tons of gold? Isn’t that over 8 trillion dollars? Or 8 billion dollars? Either way it won’t pay the service on our ever increasing debt for much longer? If we get Syrians gold then Irans ,then Venezuelas, then. .? We can probably go on for a while. But eventually we will run out of other people’s money? I guess this is just survival of the fittest, people? Pensions? Prosperity? And as always at some expense to others.

      26. Durango Kid, Its nice to read your comments. Your head is right where it should be. Nobody is getting off this earth alive. When everything hits the fan this is going to be a very sorry place to be. Only God knows when. Nobody else.Whatever happens, happens. I’m not going to lose any sleep over the things I have no control over. God Bless Durango, Rex

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