Americans Will Have To Make Some Tough Choices On How They’ll Go About Surviving When Basic Necessities Become Nearly Unaffordable

A group of influential economic experts has discovered what they call a” frightening pattern” that they say will be unlike anything ever seen. They have presented their findings to the U.N. and a long list of world governments and indicate that this collapse could happen before the November elections in the U.S.

One member of the team, Chris Martenson, stated, “We found an identical pattern in our debt, total credit market, and money supply that guarantees they’re going to fail. This pattern is nearly the same as in any pyramid scheme, one that escalates exponentially fast before it collapses. Governments around the globe are chiefly responsible.”

“And what’s really disturbing about these findings is that the pattern isn’t limited to our economy. We found the same catastrophic pattern in our energy, food, and water systems as well. For 30 years – from the 1940s through the 1970s – our total credit market debt was moderate and entirely reasonable,” he says. “But then in seven years, from 1970 to 1977, it quickly doubled. And then it doubled again in seven more years. Then five years to double a third time. And then it doubled two more times after that. Where we were sitting at a total credit market debt that was 158% larger than our GDP in the early 1940s… By 2011 that figure was 357%.”

“Most frightening of all is how this exact same pattern keeps appearing in virtually every system critical to our society and way of life,” Dr. Moors stated. “It’s a pattern that’s hard to see unless you understand the way a catastrophe like this gains traction. At first, it’s almost impossible to perceive. Everything looks fine, just like in every pyramid scheme. Yet the insidious growth of the virus keeps doubling in size, over and over again – in shorter and shorter periods of time – until it hits unsustainable levels. And it collapses the system.”

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Fitz-Gerald says, “If our research is right, Americans will have to make some tough choices on how they’ll go about surviving when basic necessities become nearly unaffordable and the economy becomes dangerously unstable. People need to begin to make preparations with their investments, retirement savings, and personal finances before it’s too late”.

When everything collapses at the same time the primary need will be food. The disruption of transportation and distribution systems will create a nation of very desperate people that may be capable of anything. When the distribution of food stops the only way to feed yourself is to already have food stores and/or the ability to grow your own. The worst time for a collapse of the food system is in the fall and winter months. During the spring and summer months it is possible to grow some food locally just about anywhere but when the weather turns cold, if you do not already have food stores or a winter garden in place, you are more likely to starve. The winter weather will not only prevent local food production in most areas of the country but the lack of systems to provide fuel and keep the roads clear of snow and ice can prevent the relocation of people to other areas making them prisoners wherever they are. People will be without food at the time of year when their bodies need even more to keep warm.

This is only one aspect of a complete collapse and does not even get into the lack of heat for warmth and cooking, water , power and security issues that will be prevalent everywhere. While a collapse will stretch your coping ability to new limits, it will be far worse if it happens in the colder months of the year. The lack of preparations by a majority of the population will be nothing short of catastrophic because those people have simply refused to listen to the warnings up to now. For those that have prepared it will be difficult to have sympathy for those that ignored the warnings and continued life as usual.

Once the system collapses it will be difficult to restart and will probably be led by the local production and distribution of food and water. This will likely follow a massive die off of the sick, elderly and very young that will have a difficult time coping until things improve. If you are in one of these groups you may not get another chance to stock up on the critical items you need to live so use this time wisely. As dire as this sounds, the situation will in all likelihood be much more severe and dangerous for the unprepared and prepared alike. If you have not done so yet, prepare now.

Simply having supplies piled up in preparation for some occurrence is not enough to insure your survival. There are several other things you must keep in mind and balance out among your preparations.

You must imagine the potential catastrophic possibilities
You must prepare yourself mentally to deal with whatever happens
You must have knowledge of how best to employ your resources
You need to use your imagination to think outside the box
You must be able to improvise, adapt and overcome obstacles
You must have a flexible plan to guide you

Many people have spewed hateful rhetoric at preppers over the years and today some are finding themselves in dire circumstances as infrastructure and supplies are cut off for an indefinite period of time. Those unprepared individuals have few options and now rely on the actions of others to insure their survival.

As many in the Caribbean can now attest to, having to wait for help to come from hundreds or even thousands of miles away is slow and stressful to those who wait. They do not know when help will arrive and what resources will be available when they arrive. It could take years for many locations to return to some type of normalcy and this is at a time when help is available and forthcoming. What happens when that help is not available following an event?

In the world we now live in the bulk of the population is conditioned to wait for help to come. They are not encouraged to perform self help to minimize their suffering. This leads to many more victims to deal with overloading services and resources available to the public. This is happening in good times. What happens when things deteriorate and no help is available to communities or cities? What will happen when people and equipment do not come because damage is wide scale? What happens when all expendable resources are exhausted and cannot be replaced?

Preppers already know the answers to those questions and that is why they prepare. They know that someday an event could happen where no help will be available and they will be on their own for weeks or months. They know if something happens, what they have on hand is all they will likely have to work with for the duration. They know those that have not planned will be victims and most will expect someone to help them and their family. This creates a difficult situation for preppers and victims alike.

The act of learned helplessness is the only thing many people know today and that will lead to a reduced chance of survival for many depending on the depth of the event. A prepper can only do so much to help others in this type of situation but the main thing they possess are the leadership qualities and survival skills the masses need to come through the situation.

Following an event there will be a certain number of survivors that will see the light and understand what preppers have been trying to tell them for years. These people will differ from those that will still have the entitlement mentality and expect others to care for them and provide resources they need. These newly enlightened individuals are the ones that preppers will be able to help the most.

The true leaders in society will be able to direct these individuals on courses of action that will allow them to slowly recover and build up some resilience over time. These are the actions that will be necessary to reduce the chaos in society and provide some stabilization. These people will help provide a buffer between preppers and the hostile unprepared masses that manage to survive.

Make no mistake about it. There will be groups with varying mindsets roaming about following an event and it is advantageous to have as many of them on your side as possible. There is little you can do about the entitled victims except defend against their actions. In this case, there will be safety in numbers.

While a prepper cannot foresee every problem, they can plan ahead and set aside some resources that can help solidify your leadership among those you are able to work with. This could take the form of setting aside a few drums of bulk grains like oats or beans that can be purchased cheaply now but will allow you to feed a small group of people a basic meal for several weeks. The small price of a few drums of grain could buy a lot of goodwill.

Being able to provide clean drinking water to a small group by purchasing a good spare water filter will help eliminate the spread of disease among the group. Having a few medications that can help a few individuals that do manage to become sick will mean a lot to their families. Having a few extra radios that the group can share will help with security for everyone. Having a means to provide a small power source for lighting or battery recharging could mean a great deal to those with no power. In some locations having an extra wood stove to share and some wood will provide these people with heat and cooking ability.

There are many little things that could be worth a great deal to unprepared survivors that will help to stabilize their situation and insure they do not become a hostile force you would eventually have to deal with. You may not be able to help everyone or provide everything they need but being able to help a few can have long term benefits.

In a survival situation there will be many that become threats to you no matter what you do but the more you can eliminate from that potential pool the safer life will be for you. No matter what type of event takes place or how long the effects last eventually there will come a time of stabilization. The type of people in control of that stable situation could be a good thing or a very bad thing. As a prepper you could have a lot of influence over the outcome.

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18 thoughts on “Americans Will Have To Make Some Tough Choices On How They’ll Go About Surviving When Basic Necessities Become Nearly Unaffordable

  1. Where do you think the thousands of dollars are going to come from to feed the starving welfare morons because there are thousands of them in this county along with many thousands that are not going to do anything after me pleading with them and others for 20 years. Drug use in this country is at pandemic levels and getting worse every day. No desire to get off drugs and get a job. Your options are not viable at all..

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    1. Having compassion would have meant not paying people to live on welfare so they can have more kids to vote democrat, in the first place.

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  2. Dr. Bill, those drug addicts will be extremely dangerous when they no longer have the money to get high. They will be scavenging for anything they steal so that they can trade your stuff for drugs. I hate to think of the carnage that is coming. Good people will be forced to do the unthinkable.

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    1. We already have a huge drug problem here in south Alabama Young girls and boys are stopped every week with meth cocaine, heroin and much more. Some have 4-5 drugs in their car or truck. I see 70 year olds getting arrested for drugs or DUI. Yes, they do steal from businesses, homes and farms to supply their drug habits. I will be putting up several new camera;s and have improved locks and chains on numerous gates this summer, however that has not been enough. Time to step it up a notch or more.

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  3. Drugs being found by police all the time mainly traffic stops, some passing thru (tourists) . Parents can’t control their kids, let them run wild. Parents arrested with drugs, esp meth and kids taken into foster care or other family members raise them. I don’t tell others to prep because it is a security issue later on. Adults won’t listen to anyone.

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  4. Dumb humans that depend on and believe that their government will save them begin to get pretty smart when they get hungry. The ones that are hooked on drugs will initially get aggressive to get more and then they will lapse into a dangerous coma. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs there is and you can easily die going cold turkey to come down. When people get hungry and smart, they also get very aggressive. A fence is not going to be enough to stop them and if they get a chance, they will instantly go from the nice guy at your front door asking for food to a serial killer who won’t bat an eyelash to take your life. Remember, in their eyes, you are eating their food and drinking their water if you are alive, so the sooner you are dead, the better off they will be. Yes, your survival competition will look very different than it does in times of peace and prosperity. If someone treats you nice in order to get in range of you, then guess what? They are in range of you. There might actually be one or 2 people in your life that you can trust, but not likely. On the other hand, if you aren’t monitoring the situation as it approaches then it is certain to take you by surprise. Americans have never seen a time like this on American soil and it will be most disturbing to the average spoiled American who won’t learn after their first near death encounter with another hungry American.

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    1. Well said ! When I moved to this rural area 20 years ago very few people. Now land is being subdivided and owners are bringing in single wide trailers and renting to worthless scum to make a little money. No regard for neighbors or the community. I do make it a point to know the mindset as well as all who live within 5 miles of the farm. Know your enemies there are more than you think out there.

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  5. Thank you Dr. Bill for your sage first hand comments. I plan to put up a big “Quarantine” sign by our gate with note paper and pencil in a jar there. And a sign warning that anyone getting any closer to the house is in grave peril.

    In our little East TN village grocery store any storable food items on sale are all but gone. And what few cans remain have been pushed to the front to hide the shortages. In the Krogers at our county seat the exact same pattern except no attempt to hide the shortages by moving cans to the front. So in this rural area where most folks are not far from the farm the hoarding has begun. At some point the herd panics and the shelves get emptied with riots over fuel and food. We have a minifarm with all the equipment, fertilizer, seeds, diesel stashed in bulk. 25,000 sq ft of veggie plots now sown in fall cover and food crops. We grow shelly dry pole beans and whipporwill field peas on 5′ high horse fences. About to erect a 7th fence. Our major problem come spring is folks raiding our farm for the veggies. Soon many farmers will hold back their grain and livestock when the herd panics. This is inevitable. The situation is going to be very much Mad Max. Fortunately in our small village the three roads in can be blocked and due to them crossing or being next to a river no one can drive around the blocks. A major problem will be desperate folks literally driving their car into one’s house. ASAP erect barriers so they cannot do this. Steel pipes sunk deeply filled with concrete are the easiest barrier. Communications will be a major issue. Get a TecSun PL 660 SSB capable s/w radio, hook up an outside long wire antenna. Disconnect the antenna when not listening. Being able to listen to hams and truckers using CB will be critical. I plan to buy a few extra 12 VDC CB radios so that my neighbors and I can keep in touch. Do not count on cell phones, the Feds may shut them down. In any event they will be so overloaded as to be useless. This will totally freak out most folks. If you have access to any plot suitable for veggies ASAP buy a LOT of seeds, these will soon disappear. Buy bags of 0-20-20, triple 15 and 46-0-0 and locate veggie farmers and ask for their advice. We are beyond expert farmers and know how very steep and rough the learning curve is. We plan to share extra veggie seeds we’ve saved from our farm with neighbors. Go to Sam’s and buy many bags of popcorn, it is 12% protein as opposed to 7-8% for field corn. Buy these books “Diet for a Small Planet” “Root Cellaring” “The Resilient Gardener” “Seed to Seed.” “The Ball Blue Book” Ragnar Benson’s books on trapping. All essential reference books. If you can do so start work immediately on a root cellar. Buy an All American Pressure canner and a water bath canner, oodles of jars and lids. Soon none of this will be available. Simply storing food is not enough. It takes about 8000 sq ft of veggies to feed one person for one year. Think about becoming a share cropper next spring. http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com has superpails of food and many excellent prep supplies. We can and dehydrate a LOT of food each year, from our farm. Have smokepoles and oodles of inserts for these. Knowledgeable gun owners and veggie farmers are a great resource. Tell NO one about your preps. Practice OPSEC as your new religion. Learn to become the “gray man.” I routinely wear old overalls that have patches on patches. I want to appear as poor as Job’s turkey. I want folks to think we are so poor we HAVE to grow our own food and cut our own firewood.

    Those who do not follow the above suggestions will soon be VERY sorry they did not, and very hungry to boot.

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      1. I will have to do more than put up signs. Meth users and other drug heads are showing up here in this county and seem to be in every neighborhood in rural south Alabama this fall. Also impossible to get neighbors involved in any watch program or even attend a meeting. When they come begging it will be too late.

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  6. “…from 1970 to 1977, it [debt] quickly doubled. And then it doubled again in seven more years. Then five years to double a third time. And then it doubled two more times after that. Where we were sitting at a total credit market debt that was 158% larger than our GDP in the early 1940s… By 2011 that figure was 357%.”

    Nixon closed the gold window on August 15, 1971:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_shock

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  7. YOU GUYS HAVE LOST YOUR MIND,do you really believe there are no foreign military in this country,I’VE TALKED TO RUSSIAN MILITARY right here in colorado,THEIR here because of the traitors in your government,your police gangs and military will be with them when they come,YOU HAVE WAY MORE TO WORRY ABOUT THEN the drug attics,and starving people who will be coming,THESE FOREIGN MILITARY PLAN TO KILL EVERYONE and clean this country out,just TAKE EVERYTHING,where’s YOUR MILITARY,oh thats right.. their over seas terrorizing some other country,and the Russians and Chinese are here in your country waiting for orders to attack you….AND YOUR HEAD IS STILL UP YOUR ASS……

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  8. Interesting comments. Prep as you can and try to get medications you need. Visualize all possible scenarios.
    Good luck to us all.

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