12 things you must do to prepare for the economic depression in America

Here are a few famous lines from some motion pictures that could very well be uttered prior to and during the economic collapse:

“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” “What a dump.” Well, you get the picture.  If one were to ask those who predicted the economic collapse in 2007/2008 if the worst is over, it would be pretty much a given that they would respond with a quote from the hit 1950 motion picture “All About Eve,” “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!”

From enormous debt loads to rampant inflation to government incompetence, the United States is on the brink of severe economic depression. With a real national debt of $222 trillion including all unfunded liabilities and expenditures, it’s surprising that no one talks about how the U.S. will eventually become a bankrupt nation – if it isn’t already.

“We’ve got a much bigger collapse coming, and not just of the markets but of the economy. It’s like what you’re seeing in Europe right now, only worse,” stated Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, in an interview with Yahoo’s Breakout.

“That’s when it really is going to get interesting, because that’s when we hit our real fiscal cliff, when we’re going to have to slash — and I mean slash — government spending. “Alternatively, we can bail everybody out, pretend we can print our way out of a crisis, and, instead, we have runaway inflation, or hyper-inflation, which is going to be far worse than the collapse we would have if we did the right thing and just let everything implode.”

With that being said, there are various things a person must accomplish in order to prepare a household for the coming economic collapse. Whether it be owning precious metals, storing enough food and water, having some form of protection from perpetrators or having a basket of currencies, there are lot of ways people can make preparations while we are on the brink of disaster.

Here are 12 things you must do to prepare for the economic collapse in America:

1. Hoard cash and precious metals, such as gold and silver, outside of the financial institutions. For the past week, financial news organizations have reported about the crisis going on in Cyprus. What’s transpiring in the island nation could come to the U.S. and rob you of your accumulated wealth.

2. Aside from holding U.S. dollars and precious metals, it would also be beneficial to hold foreign currencies that are a lot more stable than the dollar. A recommended list of currencies to take a look at would be the Swiss Francs, Singapore dollars, Chinese Yuan Renminbi, Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars and perhaps even Canadian dollars.

3. Study how the U.S. economy will collapse. Whether you’ve been interested in the political sphere and economic theories for years or you’re just getting started, studying the likes of Peter Schiff, Jim Rogers, Ron Paul, Gerald Celente and the large number of Austrian economists will help you understand how we got into this mess.

4. Getting out of debt is crucial to surviving the economic depression. By not having any credit card debt, student loans, auto loans, a lease on products like a computer or a television and anything else will prove beneficial when interest rates skyrocket, creditors seek their money and government intervenes even more into the economy.

5. Compile a list of what you need and what you don’t need. This doesn’t have to be just for preparing for a collapse, but your life in general. Do you need a top of the line VIP cable package or a supreme data package for your smartphone? Separating needs and wants will be just as useful as getting out of debt.

6. Start storing a lot of water: filtered and non-filtered water. The filtered water can be for consuming and staying quenched, while the non-filtered water can be filled in jugs in order to bathe.

7. Constructing a long-term food supply will help until the economy returns to normal and markets begin to function again. The list of food could include rice, grains and anything else that can last for an extended period of time.

8. Obtaining survival kits is a cost-effective way of preparing for any disaster, economic or natural. These usually include first-aid kits, compasses, thermometers, storage and more. Kits can be purchased on eBay for as little as $5.

9. Knives, firearms,  ammunition and any other tool that can both protect your home and be useful in gathering items from the outside. An assortment of knives, including a Swiss Army knife, should always be in the home at all times.

10. Waiting for the crisis to come to an end can be rather dull. To pass the time, having an array of fun and games and literature around will help some from getting anxious or bored. A book of crosswords, board games, fiction and non-fiction books and puzzles should be prepared for weeks or even months.

11. A backpack. The backpack should be filled with personal hygiene essentials, water, food, medical supplies and self-defense equipment. It doesn’t have to be used, but just ready at the door in case something needs to be completed outside.

12. A positive frame of mind is one of the most important elements of preparing for the economic depression. As long as you are prepared, there is certainly no reason to go into hysterics. Financial downturns, recessions, depressions and collapses have happened throughout world history and usually those who are ready are the survivors.

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  1. this is not quite correct. ask those in countries who underwent already a currency reform in their lifetime. credit card debt will be the least on your mind. In fact, it will be irrelevant. The system is not going into a depression, the system will collapse. Rather than scaring people, you should encourage everyone to think up how a new system can be put in place that is more just, and focuses on what really matters. Humans have been around for a long time. The monetary system as we have now just a tiny, tiny fraction, in comparison. So stop scaring and start thinking and creating.

  2. Edward Koestner says:

    Another important preparation for the economic collapse is to understand the deeper moral reasons why it happened.

    If we just buy extra food, guns and batteries, we’ll be ok for a short while, but we won’t know how to rebuild after the crash in a manner NOT to repeat the errors that caused our meltdown to begin with.

    Don’t we want to rebuild America? The right way?

    The crumbling of the “American way of life” does not necessarily mean the end of America. We must pray, work and trust in God that from the debris of our crumbling society, a new America will arise — an America of faith and family, service and honor.

    It all hinges on how we confront the coming economic collapse.

    This collapse may come suddenly, or in stages, like the steps of a staircase. In either case, we need to get ready. Here are 10 Steps that will help you and your family prepare.


    • Agreed but in the Bible Jesus told noah to prepare for a flood,and only Noah prepared and everyone else died because they though it was fear mongering and it says in revelation the things that will happen in the coming of the last days, rumors of war, war, famine, disease, i can go on but if you look around alot of these things are happening, and its better to scare then risk being left in the cold. they already have a new currency russia, china, cuba cant remember the other countries but apparently Obama wanted in on it and they basically told him to go home. China has all the gold government says are in the volt here in us and china has threatend to reveal this by july and all hell will break loose when everyone finds out the government has been dishonest. i think it wqs germany that wanted to see there gold we said they could not, so they asked for it back and what could have been shipped in 2 weeks the government plans on returning in 7 years a little at a time. Countries want there money out of the federal reserve i think it called. im no brain but i know what i see, read and what the bible and my gut and fellow americans think this as well our government is already purchased billions in fire arms, ammo,food rations, water etc so they are taken care of, Femma has a new commercial shoeing 2 families and one cant find there kids the heading know where your family is in a disaster and prepare, you can say this is because of earthquake season but i doubt it. the army is and has been preparing with riot gear to come into out cities and declare martial law once everything starts look around at the riots now they wont get better there getting worse the police have there hands tied from all the negative press, this is to keep us in the dark while they prepare for this one world government the new world even bush spoke of. im not a conspiracy person but my family grew up in the depression and my mom always had stock piled food etc from experience why ignore it just due what you can, trust our lord for courage because if you are a christian it will be much worse for us thus the beheading of mostly christians they hate us, didnt they take prayer out of school and many other places and there going to keep doing it untill we have no place to hide we will be red flashing lights ( targets) and we have become silent as christians i cant believe the churches are not doing more to prepare or stand up for christian rights , anyway i had to weigh in my conscience wouldnt lwt me stay silent you can say what you will this is just my opinion

  3. get some fun and games to pass the time
    will check on ebay for some

    it wont happen how you think that im sure

  4. Economic democracy should be promoted far and wide. Build companies on the same foundation as our country was founded representative democracy that elects their board of directors and CEO. Mondragon corporation has lead the way in this regard as the worlds largest worker owned cooperative. Don’t let corrupted elites determine your future all humans deserve freedom and self determination.

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