If I told you that you need to prepare for a potential weather disaster by stockpiling food, water and other essential items, you’d probably respond by saying, “So, what else is new?”
You’ve heard it all before, and maybe you live in an area of the country that very rarely experiences serious weather problems. Maybe you think that kind of advice is important for people facing the threat of hurricanes and tornados, but not as much for you.
But, you know what is probably just as likely to cause an emergency situation in this country as a weather disaster? Just take a look at what the stock market has been doing and you’ll have the answer.
It goes up and down more often than an elevator in a busy hotel. And one of these days, the stock market will go down to the basement level and keep going down until we plunge into a serious depression that will make the 2008 recession seem like good times.
Even if you don’t think that extreme weather is likely to cause you to become dependent upon whatever food and water you’ve stockpiled, please understand that an economic crisis would be just as bad… probably worse, because it will last longer.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. You need to get serious about stockpiling plenty of non-perishable food and clean drinking water. An economic crisis will result in shortages of both, not to mention severe price gouging for what remains available.
But that’s not all. You will also need fuel, so keep your vehicles gassed up and fill up as many other gas receptacles as you can. Cash is another item you will need in an economic crisis. Keep plenty on hand now if you are able. And finally, if you own guns, make sure you have enough to protect your family, property and belongings, as well as plenty of ammunition.
The economy has been shaky for a while now, and at any time it could get a lot worse and stay that way. We all need to be prepared.