Quick Ways to Prep for an Economic Collapse

By Dan Sullivan

Guest Writer

I think we can all agree that, regardless of who’s in the White House, an economic collapse is more than likely. The US as well as the entire world are more divided than ever, which means any law that would be good for the economy could be blocked, repealed and so on.

Whether the almost $20 trillion debt, Russia or some other factor will trigger an economic collapse, you have to be prepared. Keep in mind that Venezuela collapsed recently because of the drop in oil prices coupled with their Government’s socialist agenda, of course. This is proof that the drop that fills the glass can fall at any time.

In this article, I’m not looking to point fingers. Instead, I want to give you sure ways to prepare and make sure that, no matter what happens, your basic necessities will be met.

#1. Pay Your Debt

I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before, but let me ask you this: are you really sacrificing things in order to do this? Are you eating out less, using less fuel and reducing your carbon footprint? Getting out of your comfort zone can be challenging when you’re used to a certain lifestyle, but how else are you going to pay off your debt?

I know it’s hard… The trick is to do it gradually. Make it a weekly goal to use less, say only twice a week. This way you’ll be forced to ride a bike or a bus to work, or even to walk to the grocery store. It’s good for your health too.

You can make an entire list of things to slowly give up and save. Don’t give up on them completely, that’s only going to cause you to bounce back to where you were initially. Instead, let your body get used to the idea of eating out less or always buying the latest iPhone. YOU DON’T NEED IT!

#2. Get Financially Smart

It doesn’t matter where you live, you’re sure to find laws that will help you save or earn money, even in small amounts. While those laws may not amount to much in case of an economic collapse, they’ll fit perfectly into your new financial disciplinary program.

The perfect example are those laws that give you tax cuts if you pay your taxes early, but you’re sure to find more. Some call them loopholes, and many are controversial, but you don’t know until you research.

#3. Start a Stockpile

If you looked at what’s happening in Venezuela, you probably read about people eating their pets to avoid starvation. It’s important to look at other countries to see what items are going to become valuable in times of crisis, as well as to notice the behavior of those who become desperate.

Food should be at the top of the list so, instead of blocking large amounts of money in gold and silver, why not start a stockpile? I’m not saying you should disregard precious metals, just to set your priorities straight.

#4. Buy Property in a Secluded Place

Not just to live there if things get bad at your current location, but to be able to live off the land when your food stockpiles will diminish. You can start a garden and set up a rainwater harvesting system, but make sure it’s legal to gather that much water. Some states forbid it, which is why doing your due diligence is important.

Another problem you need to solve from the start is security. Since you won’t be there most of the time, it’s possible that someone will eventually steal your crops or your harvest. The obvious thing you can do is pick a place that’s away from the main road and to make sure the entire place looks deserted form the outside.

Another thing you can do is start a permaculture garden, which is a self-running ecosystem that works with a lot less human interaction. The big benefit is that from a distance it looks like bush, meaning the veggies are hidden under a layer of weeds and herbs. Permaculture principles are definitely something to look into, particularly since some people report higher yields compared to traditional gardening techniques.

#5. Don’t Forget the Other Basic Necessities

Once you’ve taken care of food, don’t forget water (which is actually more important because, if your water supply is contaminated, you’ll quickly dehydrate), clothes, home protection (from thugs, looters etc.), self-defense (firearms), as well as knives, tools to fix your home and ways to communicate.

Although prepping still has a bad stigma attached to it, I think we can all agree it is now mainstream, and for good reason: people are starting to realize that, just because things seem ok today, that might not be the case tomorrow.

#6. Avoid the Shiny Object Syndrome

There are many financial presentations out there, convincing us to invest in this or that stock, or to buy this or that precious metal.

See, what happens is that most people fall for these presentations and, I’m not trying to say they’re wrong, just that they’re OPINIONS. These opinions may be right or wrong, and the guys who formulate them don’t necessarily put a lot of thought into. Once they have something marketable, they then focus on how to make the presentations more appealing.

If you want to make money as an investor, the surest way to do it is to specialize on one thing and not give up until you figure it out. For example, if you want to invest in tech companies, forget everything else and start reading all the tech news you can. Not for a week or a month, but for years on end. Become an expert on that financial aspect and you’ll surely see long term profits.

This applies to business as well. Don’t try to start 3 businesses at once in 3 different niches, and don’t give up on them after a couple of months. Start one and stick to it. I started my website at www.SurvivalSullivan.com 2 years ago and the first 12 months were horrible. But I knew I had a mission and I didn’t quit, and now things are working much better.

So long as you see people in that niche that are successful, it means you can be too, you just have to put in the work and, if need be, some money (maybe from a partner, so you don’t go into debt).

Of course, if you want a business that will also work in case of an economic collapse, anything related to food, water and basic services is probably a good idea: organic food production, rainwater harvesting installments, personal security systems, clothing stores and outdoor stores. Basically anything that could provide things people will be interested in post-collapse (whether they’ll pay in cash or barter for).

All of This Sounds Easy, but How Should You Go About It?

Easy. Sort of. Start with #1 and make plans to pay off mortgage and other outstanding debt. After a week of nothing but focus on this one thing, start focusing on having a basic food and water stockpile. Again, make a plan, use an online spreadsheet to estimate costs and only purchase things you’ve thoroughly researched.

Once this is taken care of, you should look into buying some land, as well as to improve your stockpile. Now, I realize that you may not have the money since you’re still in debt, but this should only motivate you to pay it all off faster.

Dan Sullivan

PUTIN: ‘BRING ALL YOUR RELATIVES BACK HOME TO RUSSIA IMMEDIATELY’

By Disclose.tv

According to the Russian news website ZNAK, the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has issued a command that all Russian officials must immediately fly home all members of their family who are currently living abroad. There are to be no exceptions to this mass return to Russian soil, even if those living in different countries are studying or are permanently settled in a foreign land.

In recent months, there has been a hasty reclamation of the Cold War pastime of Kremlin watching among the western powers. It has been suggested that intelligence agencies of many different countries believe that President Putin is gearing up for a full-scale conflict with the countries he perceives to be his enemies, particularly the United States. This latest command to repatriate Russian citizens is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Russian President that seem to confirm that this theory is true.

THE EXACT REASON FOR THE ORDER IS NOT YET CLEAR

In the past year, it has become known that Putin has established a number of heavy duty bunkers in strategic points around Russia and that members of the elite and the Russian military are performing regular nuclear attack drills. In addition to this, Russian scientists and engineers have been observed working with the Russian military to improve their own vast nuclear arsenal. In the past month, Putin has also overseen a restructuring of the intelligence agencies within Russia, and it is believed that the former KGB agent has taken personal control and oversight of all military intelligence in the country.

Diplomatic relations between Russia and the United States and the allied countries have reached an all-time low in the past few months. Representatives from the State Department and the Russian Foreign Ministry have exchanged damning criticisms and veiled threats over the conduct of the respective countries in Syria. President Putin himself has shown that he is not above the fray when it comes to making bellicose remarks about the allied powers and the deteriorating internal situation in Syria. He recently canceled a planned diplomatic trip to France over a fiery argument about this particular issue.

According to Russian political analyst, Stanislav Belkovsky said to ZNAK that it would be wrong to perceive all of this in any other way that ‘the package of measure to prepare elites for some ‘big war’.’

Meanwhile, it is a busy strategic morning in Russia, ICBM launch expected from Plesetsk, USAF RC-135S COBRA BALL watching it:

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Nuclear War Is On The Horizon: “This Is Not Just Talk… Action Has Been Taken”

Jeremiah Johnson
October 10th, 2016
SHTFplan.com

As the U.S. elections draw nearer, the amount of bellicose rhetoric from politicians and key military commanders (in truth, “politicians” as well) has been increasing.  The main focus of that rhetoric has been directed toward Russia, and is also “blathered” in the direction of China, North Korea, and Iran when it suits U.S. political interests.  The problem is that all of it is not just talk: action has been taken, especially regarding Russia and the Syrian theatre of operations.

Within the past several weeks, the U.S. has bombed Syrian troops, killing 62 outside of Deor ez-Zor in airstrikes and then admitting to doing so “mistakenly.”  The Russians responded by firing up a UN/coalition convoy almost immediately after.  Russian naval artillery then took out a command post with approximately 30 “coalition” officers, some of them being Americans.  The U.S. then made itself responsible (indirectly) for an attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria: anti-Assad Islamic militants did the job, and these have support with funding and materials of the U.S.

These “cat-and-mouse” exchanges have not been new by any means, as evidenced by the aerial “Top-Gun” provocative fly-by’s that have been occurring all year long, in Syria as well as in Eastern Europe.  The U.S. has retracted the cease fire agreement and suspended all operations and discussions with Russia pertaining to Syria.  What is new is the level that the rhetoric has reached…rhetoric that is no longer rhetorical but actually constitutes direct threats against Russia.

On September 29, 2016 the Washington Post reported these words from U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter:

“Across the Atlantic, we’re refreshing NATO’s nuclear playbook – to better integrate conventional and nuclear deterrence, to ensure we plan and train like we’d fight, and to deter Russia from thinking it can benefit from a nuclear use in a conflict with NATO.”

The irony of that statement is evident.  While the U.S. emplaces missile batteries in Germany, Romania, and Moldova, Russia has not responded by placing missiles in either Cuba or Venezuela, two countries she holds strong ties with both militarily and economically.  Carter champions deterrence while simultaneously works to increase U.S. nuclear and conventional buildups in Eastern Europe.  But it doesn’t stop there with his words.  This was reported by George Ourfalian of AFP in an article entitled US Using Syrian Crisis to ‘Wage a Surrogate War’ Against Russia, on October 4, 2016:

“US State Department spokesman John Kirby has made strong statements regarding Russia’s involvement in Syria, claiming that if Russia will not cooperate with the US, Moscow will keep sending troops home in body bags.”

Strong words, and quite bellicose originating with a State Department spokesman completely removed from harm’s way.  Then this came out today, the date of this writing on October 5th as reported by Alex Jones’ Prison Planet:

“I want to be clear to those who wish to do us harm…. the United States military – despite all of our challenges, despite our [operational] tempo, despite everything we have been doing – we will stop you and we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before. Make no mistake about that.” 

General Mark Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff

Milley was directing these words toward Russia.  He went on to describe the next coming war, as such:

“[The next war will] be highly lethal, unlike anything our Army has experienced at least since World War II,” and would involve fighting in “highly populated urban areas.”

Did the General mean overseas, or in the United States?  The Russians are currently (until the 7th of October) conducting nuclear evacuation drills involving over 40 million people.  Everyone from Putin and his general staff to local Moscow reporters believe that a nuclear war started by the United States is just on the horizon.  Just this week, Putin shelved an agreement between Russia and the U.S. to reduce the amount of Plutonium that can be converted into nuclear warheads.

That agreement had been forthcoming since Obama initiated it in 2012, but Putin was straightforward in his reasoning behind cancelling things on Russia’s end from PrepBlog on10/3/16 that because of U.S. belligerence, Russia needs:

“…urgent measures to defend the security of the Russian Federation.”

Putin and the Russian people believe the U.S.’s actions are going to lead to a nuclear conflict initiated by the United States.  The leadership of the U.S. is made up of politicians who began their careers as Marxist-Socialists.  Traitors now have their fingers on the triggers of the nuclear warheads, aided by “yes-men” of the general staffs who will not remember their oaths to the Constitution of the United States and the American people.  They will ignore that these charges take precedence above any orders given by a petty, dope-smoking, Marxist community organizer of dubious citizenship who was “emplaced” into office to destroy the country.

Instead of statesmen and diplomats, we now have self-interested, politically-motivated belligerents backing Russia and other nations into corners and pushing them toward war.  How long the war of words will be continued is unknown; however, when the missiles begin to fly you can be certain of something.  You can rest assured that the men who spoke those words will be in bunkers and other safe places and out of harm’s way…paid for by the American taxpayer.


Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne).  Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).  He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.

This article may be republished or excerpted with proper attribution to the author and a link to www.SHTFplan.com.

The Constant Glorification of War

By Dr. John Reizer

Founder of NoFakeNews

Uncle Sam just celebrated his 240th birthday, and as usual the national festivities were centered more on the glorification of war than America’s independence.

Whether you were watching baseball games, movies, or mainstream media news propaganda, the promotion and constant glorification of war and murder were in full swing on our nation’s most recent birthday. Military flyovers by jets and helicopter gunships drew huge applause from millions of people attending or watching professional sporting events. Cinemas nationwide, courtesy of Hollywood and handsomely funded by US Intelligence agencies, were busy as usual glorifying war, murder, and the killing of human beings.

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On one hand we have an American government that is constantly telling its citizens that guns are dangerous and not to own one. Yet, on the other hand, we have thousands of movies and television shows that are being produced and marketed to people that feature the portrayal of senseless, endless killing by handguns, assault rifles and other weapons of mass destruction. It’s a very schizophrenic message( Psyops Agenda) being delivered to the masses by elite globalists. Hollywood is behind a disgusting industry that has helped to brainwash an entire population base into thinking that the snuffing out of human life is an acceptable form of entertainment. Americans are addicted to violence and war and all of those shenanigans were taking place on America’s most recent birthday.

Dear reader, we have all been sold a false bill of goods with regards to our military and its presence in various international conflicts. America’s military presence around the world is always portrayed by the corporately controlled MSM as something noble and necessary to defend its borders. In reality, the American military and its long history of wars is more about expanding the globalist’s banking empire, making it richer and more powerful.

If another country comes along and threatens America’s borders, I’m all for kicking their collective ass back to where they came from. But don’t get on a soap box, via the MSM, and start telling me that foreigners in distant locations are a threat to America and need to be neutralized by our military. We don’t belong in these foreign countries and we certainly shouldn’t be creating and funding terror cells in an effort to destabilize existing foreign governments in an effort to influence the outcomes of certain events.

Global intelligence agencies, under the control of powerful elitists, have helped create and fund terrorists. They have given them catchy sounding acronyms that can be marketed to Americans and her allies. They have created false flag terror events in America and other international locations and blamed said attacks on innocent people living in territories that are desired to be invaded by the globalists. Once strategic locations are selected, troops move in and destroy certain governments that are not cooperating with the elite’s agenda. New puppet governments are then installed that will cooperate.

America’s military is being used to advance a globalist agenda. We have been hoodwinked into believing that militarism is the same thing as patriotism. It most certainly is not. As citizens we need to break our addiction to the glorification of war and murder. We’ve been hypnotized and it’s time to snap our fingers and wake up.

What do you think about this subject?