Off-gridder Lamar has researched the great depression and “gleaned much info from my parents that lived through it” to come up with some useful tips for what, thanks to our great leaders in Washington and New York, will be some real tough times:
1. Don’t worry that your savings and checking account will disappear. FDIC banks are guaranteed for $100.000 per person. Pulling all your savings out will hasten the fall of a bank.
2. If a bank does collapse you may have to wait a few weeks or
months to get your money so have enough cash on hand to get you by
for at least 1 month.
3. If your food storage is in good order thats great but spend a
little more now on essentials that may go up in cost soon. Toilet
paper, feminine supplies, canned goods, dry milk, etc.
4. If you have necessary prescriptions get them filled and keep a
months supply on hand for backup. medicines will stay good longer if
stored in the fridge.
5. Keep your gas tank full and fill at least a 5 gallon can in case
prices skyrocket or supplies get limited. Only drive if absolutely
necessary and car pool as much as possible.
6. Get a bike.
7. If you live where hunting and fishing are plentiful you may want
to invest in a 22 rifle and a fishing pole.
8. Its too late to garden this year but get your seeds early and
plan for next year.
9. It is cheaper for families to pool resources and live
together than try to keep multiple houses if you are struggling with
house payments. Kids can share rooms and adults can sleep on floors
10. DON’T PANIC! the great depression didn’t last forever and
neither will this economic trouble. Simplify your life, share, and
keep your family and friends close.
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