Category Archives: Economic

Doomsday Proof Careers: The Pros and Cons of Choosing Professions That Will Exist After Disasters

  If 2020 taught us anything, it was that even in the face of sheer disaster, the world largely keeps turning. While millions lost their jobs during the pandemic, many jobs appeared to be immune due to their necessity to a functioning society.  Many of these jobs are excellent to hold for this reason alone, however, the skills that many of these jobs can teach you will carry over into a post-disaster world, even if society no longer looks the way it once did. The profession you choose in life can have huge consequences on how well you’re able to … Continue reading

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Prepping in the Remote Work Era: How Employees Can be Prepared at Home If Disaster Strikes

Splashy things like guns, food, water, and bunkers often take center stage in the prepper world. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s important to step back and consider if you’re prepared for more unique, down-to-earth disasters. Case in point: trying to navigate external troubles while working from home.  Millions of people are working on the homefront in the wake of the coronavirus. This virtual connection to one another is tenuous at best, with communication issues always a faulty router, weak internet connection, or power outage away. If a disaster strikes while you’re working remotely, here are a few bonus prepper tips that you’re … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Financially for Any Disaster

When you think of financial preparedness, do you immediately think about your emergency savings fund? While having emergency savings is absolutely essential, that’s just one small part of what’s required to make sure your money is truly prepared for a disaster. For example, are you prepared: for what happens if you can’t access a physical bank? to exit your home quickly with all of your medical, insurance, and personal paperwork? to provide documentation of everything in your home as part of an insurance claim? to avoid damage to your credit if you can’t pay your bills following a disaster? Another … Continue reading

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Good Financial Fitness Can Improve Your Prepping Skills

Prepping is often depicted in stereotypical terms. Things like guns, bunkers, bug out bags, and food and water storage serve as poster children for a world that, really, is much, much larger.  Take, for instance, the things that finance and prepping have in common. If you look closely, the way that you handle your money can often show just how good of a prepper you are (and no, we’re not just talking about burying gold in the backyard — not that that’s a bad idea at times.) If you already are or want to become a serious prepper, here are … Continue reading

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I Get By With a Little Help With My Friends: Recovering from a Disaster as a Community

  Natural disasters are familiar aspects of our geographical, social, and cultural landscape — but that doesn’t mean that they are any less impactful for their prevalence. In fact, their familiarity makes them more so. Our news feeds are filled with stories and images of scenes of destruction, from volcanoes in the Philippines to widespread fires in Australia. As we move closer to the irreversible effects of climate change, we can expect to witness more, and worse.   However, time and again we see examples of how communities effectively recover from the nightmares of disaster by coming together and facing challenges … Continue reading

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Precious Metals and Bugging Out

Another listener, Richard, wrote in: Perhaps you can answer this question about precious metals and bugging out. Let’s say you need to bug out of the country. Would American Gold Eagles still be valuable outside of the United States or should a prepper buy gold coins of the foreign country they bug out to (e.g. Buy Maple Leafs if bugging out to Canada, Pesos for Mexico, etc.). My good friend, Jeff Bennett, and I have discussed this at length several times over the past twenty years I’ve known him. The simple answer is gold is gold, and those willing to … Continue reading

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Business Financial Diversity for Preppers Question

Listener John wrote to ask: I was recently listening to [your podcast about preparing] for a financial collapse [or] economic collapse by having cash on hand, gold and silver, and buying goods. My question is this. I am a business owner and for business purposes keep a large amount of money in a major bank. What is the best way as a prepper to make sure that the government does not take this money under extreme situations? I do not believe having cash on and is an option as it is a large amount. Also, my vendors do not except gold … Continue reading

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The Importance of Owning Precious Metals

I’ve talked to a lot of people about why it’s important to own gold and silver, yet I find that most people don’t fully grasp why. Many of the opponents to owning precious metals for preparedness reasons often cite that because they can’t eat it, it’s worthless as a prep. First, let me just get it out there that I don’t advocate buying precious metals if you aren’t prepared in the other areas, namely food, water, cooking, shelter, defense and so on. Gold and silver aren’t going to do much for you if you’re not prepared to meet the basic … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Think those are dollars in your wallet? Think again.

Published on Sovereign Man: Internationalization, Offshore Business, Global Opportunities, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom // visit site July 29, 2013 Kiev, Ukraine Here’s a question– if you’re in the Land of the Free, do you think those green pieces of paper in your wallet are dollars? They’re not. A US dollar was defined by the Coinage Act of 1792 as 416 grains of standard silver. No, those green pieces of paper are Federal Reserve notes. “Notes” in this case meaning liabilities to the central bank of the United States. That makes you, me, and anyone else holding those green pieces of paper … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The Coming Shortage Of Physical Gold That Will Change Everything

Published on The American Dream // visit site Is the paper gold scam about to be brutally crushed by a crippling shortage of physical gold? If so, what will that do to global financial markets? According to the Reserve Bank of India, “the traded amount of ‘paper linked to gold’ exceeds by far the actual supply of physical gold: the volume on the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) OTC market and the major Futures and Options Exchanges was OVER 92 TIMES that of the underlying Physical Market.” In other words, there is a massive amount of paper out there, but very little actual physical … Continue reading

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