If our society suffered a widespread power failure that lasted for weeks or months, it would be no different for us than if we were suddenly sent back to the 1800’s.
It would be a strange and dangerous world, and for the average person, it would catch them off guard in the following ways:

prepper-photo-by-nomadic-lass-on-flickrNow that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping.  Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies. 

Since recent events, like the opening of the Shanghai Gold Exchange, Deutsch Bank paying 5% interest for a limited time, the rise of bankruptcies  and other crazy  shi… stuff  that Jim Willie explains so well, it really might be different this time… maybe…  at least getting closer.
Good thing we still have time.  So, I thought that yet another prepping perspective might be in order…

collapseIn “The Convergence“, the question was posed as to whether the occult elite have been subliminally warning the masses that a civilization changing collapse will be implemented over 9/23-9/24, much in the same way the 9/11 tragedy was signaled prior to 9/11 countless times in Hollywood pictures.
We can add another to the list, as a reader has discovered that Simpsons Episode 9 of Season 24 (9-24) depicts a massive EMP wiping out the entire Springfield grid as well as that of the rest of the US.
We’re sure its just simply another coincidence…

Many in the precious metals community are eagerly anticipating a complete systemic collapse of the financial system because as “preppers”, they expect to not only survive, but to prosper in a SHTF scenario.  We suspect however that the following MUST READ account of surviving the Bosnian war in the midst of a complete collapse of the grid & financial system will be eye-opening in just how difficult it is to survive a full-on Mad Max scenario, even if one has spent years preparing for it.

I am from Bosnia. Between 1992 and 1995, it was hell.
For one year, I lived and survived in a city with 6,000 people without water, electricity, gasoline, medical help, civil defense, distribution service, any kind of traditional service or centralized rule.
Money soon became worthless.  We returned to an exchange.  For a tin can of tushonka (think Soviet spam), you could have a woman
Arms, ammunition, candles, lighters, antibiotics, gasoline, batteries and food.  We fought for these things like animals.
In these situations, it all changes. Men become monsters. 
Strength was in numbers.  For a man living alone, getting killed and robbed would be just a matter of time, even if he was armed.
The following is my experience…

What do we need to do in order to prepare for the coming economic collapse? 
Are there practical steps that we can take right now that will help us and our families survive the economic depression that is approaching?

Below are 89 common sense tips that will help you get prepared for the coming economic depression:

silver precipiceFor the last 30 years we’ve been exporting price inflation.  Now we’re going to import 200% price inflation.  This is going to be a nightmare of price inflation and product shortages, you will have violence at the supermarkets, at the gas stations, and at the ATM machines- Martial law is a guarantee!

Jim Willie discusses the implications of Russia stopping trade via the dollar, and calls for HYPERINFLATION, SHORTAGES, & RIOTS to hit the US in his latest MUST LISTEN interview below:

In her latest interview, Ann Barnhardt, founder of Barnhardt Capital Management weighs in on: Bitcoin, silver and gold, livestock, agricultural land ownership, and family self-reliance. 
Barnhardt outlines the looming China-Russia alliance and Middle-East realignment as rising non-American power centers that threaten to wipe away the US petro-dollar and the backstop that it has provided to lull Americans into a false sense of security. Barnhardt asserts that with US in decline, there’s no one left to backstop your family — you have to hold real assets to survive the days ahead.

In the event that a major crisis or emergency strikes the United States, you are not going to be able to eat your gold and silver.  If we get into a situation where supermarkets get cleaned out and food supplies get very tight, you are going to wish that you had stored some things away for your family.
When a real crisis arrives, priorities change very rapidly.  When you realize that you can’t feed your family, the need for basic supplies become extremely important.
Now don’t get me wrong – I am a big proponent of gold and silver.  I believe that they are both going to multiply in price during the years ahead.  I particularly love silver for a couple of reasons.  Unlike gold, silver is used in thousands upon thousands of different consumer products, so the physical supply is constantly diminishing.  And historically, silver comes out of the ground at about a 10 to 1 ratio compared to gold, but right now the price of gold is about 65 times the price of silver.  At some point there is going to be a massive adjustment there.
But if you just rely on accumulating gold and silver and you never store up any food as well, you could end up deeply regretting that choice someday.