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12-27-2013, 01:46 AM #1
j browsing Member
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A top financial advisor, worried that Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and spiraling national debt is increasing the chances for a fiscal and social disaster, is recommending that Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, a gun and ammo to help them stay alive.

David John Marotta, a Wall Street expert and financial advisor and Forbes contributor, said in a note to investors, “Firearms are the last item on the list, but they are on the list. There are some terrible people in this world. And you are safer when your trusted neighbors have firearms.”

His memo is part of a series addressing the potential for a “financial apocalypse.” His view, however, is that the problems plaguing the country won't result in armageddon. “There is the possibility of a precipitous decline, although a long and drawn out malaise is much more likely,” said the Charlottesville, Va.-based president of Marotta Wealth Managementhttp://washingtonexaminer.com/be-prepare...le/2541205.

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12-27-2013, 02:01 AM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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There's a lot of concern USTs will go over 3%, apocalyptic preditictions surrounding that event. Right now they're 2.97%

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/bond/10_year

Pretty much the point at which the US can no longer pay interest on the debt. I don't think it'll be teotwawki but it never hurts to be ready.
12-27-2013, 03:25 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Always good to be prepared.

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12-27-2013, 03:57 AM #4
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(12-27-2013, 01:46 AM)j browsing Wrote:  His memo is part of a series addressing the potential for a “financial apocalypse.” His view, however, is that the problems plaguing the country won't result in armageddon. “There is the possibility of a precipitous decline, although a long and drawn out malaise is much more likely,” said the Charlottesville, Va.-based president of Marotta Wealth

I agree with this,,,slow rot,,,and they say,,,

guns are like parachutes,,,

if you ever need one,,,

and don't have it,,,

probably won't ever need it again...

I feel guns are icky...

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12-27-2013, 03:10 PM #5
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12-28-2013, 01:19 AM #6
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
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I have no gun, and nowhere to go. I'm in new York.
Where do we bug out to, with the other thirty million in this area.
Yeah

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12-28-2013, 01:55 AM #7
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That's trapped in an emergency or ML. uhoh.gif
Figure the odds...

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12-28-2013, 01:57 AM #8
bohica Member
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Medusa, I figure if you have a three week supply of food and water, the worst of the carnage will be over by then.
I'm only 15 miles North of the GWB, in jersey, by my bug-out location is another 72 miles up the road from me in Sullivan County.
More likely to be killed off as an 'outsider" up there, than by the golden hoard.
A guy named Rawles has a site called survivalblog, which has some good knowledge to share for when TSHTF, or just everyday living.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
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12-28-2013, 06:36 PM #9
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(12-28-2013, 01:19 AM)MEDUSA Wrote:  I have no gun, and nowhere to go. I'm in new York.
Where do we bug out to, with the other thirty million in this area.
Yeah

You make a plan ahead of time so you know where you're going and how to get there. Not wait until it happens and be as helpless as the 29,999,930 people who are panic.gif
12-28-2013, 08:19 PM #10
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(12-28-2013, 06:36 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(12-28-2013, 01:19 AM)MEDUSA Wrote:  I have no gun, and nowhere to go. I'm in new York.
Where do we bug out to, with the other thirty million in this area.
Yeah

You make a plan ahead of time so you know where you're going and how to get there. Not wait until it happens and be as helpless as the 29,999,930 people who are panic.gif

Exactly, a bit of planning is all it takes, you don't have to become obsessed. Prepping is a hobby for some, but those who disregard it totally are fools. I have a cupboard with canned food, water purification supplies, and a well stocked bug out bag. Nothing excessive, my only weapons are sharps (being from the UK) but the peace of mind having a backup plan brings is comforting.

It's not crazy to do so either, take a lead from your governments who've been prepping big time for a while now. Nuke-proof seed vaults, underground bunkers and big money being spent by your American government on insane amounts of ammo, food and water for FEMA/DHS.

If something like economic collapse or war, or a combination of the two should break out, the last place you'd want to be is in a confused crowd, or on a train to a FEMA camp "for your own safety". Even if you argue FEMA DO have good intentions, large groups of totally dependent people will suffer nothing but starvation, disease and misery, and are a prime target for enemies, whether they be domestic or foreign.

The problem is nobody can really say what or if anything will happen. Something is very very wrong right now, all you can do is have simple preparations to survive without electricity or supermarkets for at least a month, and you'll have a better chance than most. And if you have to flee, flee AWAY from towns and cities.
12-28-2013, 08:55 PM #11
j browsing Member
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excellent post uhhuh.gif

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12-28-2013, 09:08 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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It doesn't take much. You don't even need to stock up necessarily if you can't afford it, but planning is free.
12-28-2013, 09:58 PM #13
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(12-28-2013, 09:08 PM)Octo Wrote:  yup.gif

It doesn't take much. You don't even need to stock up necessarily if you can't afford it, but planning is free.

Indeed, planning is the most important part. But since it's for a last resort scenario anyway, any food I store is always dirt cheap. Got about a months worth of basic store brand tinned food for around £10. It won't be too tasty, but it's food. If it nears the sell by date, I'll replace it and donate the former batch to a shelter.

As for water, a £20 Lifestraw (google it) will give you clean water for up to a year, and chlorination tablets are dirt cheap. The rest of the absolute basics can be made up for around £70, making a £100 survival kit. I agree that's quite expensive, but for many without jobs (like myself) it'd just take a few sacrifices for a little while.
12-28-2013, 11:28 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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If the shtf, and we don't know how, if or when, we need to be mentally prepared more so than anything. I think that will keep you alive longer than any supplies you have stocked up.

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12-29-2013, 11:02 AM #15
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
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(12-28-2013, 01:57 AM)bohica Wrote:  Medusa, I figure if you have a three week supply of food and water, the worst of the carnage will be over by then.
I'm only 15 miles North of the GWB, in jersey, by my bug-out location is another 72 miles up the road from me in Sullivan County.
More likely to be killed off as an 'outsider" up there, than by the golden hoard.
A guy named Rawles has a site called survivalblog, which has some good knowledge to share for when TSHTF, or just everyday living.

I will check out the site, but I have 13 animals, and no regular job. We live week to week now.
I don't even have money for all of us for that much food.
I won't leave them behind. .

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