Why it is Critically Important to Accumulate Physical Gold & Silver NOW!!

Irrespective of whatever the market does, the one timing factor that is of the utmost importance is that of accumulating physical possession of gold and silver.  The time has been and continues to be “do it now!”  No one can trust what the elites will do, via all their controlled Western governments, with ALL political leaders marching to the incessant drum of fiat takeover and destruction of every possible nation they can control.  Ukraine is an example of such a [clumsy and doomed to fail] attempt to bring that strategically important [to Russia] nation into the rotten fold of central banker control.
When the collapse of US power and the fast-fading US “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency falls, in the latter stages of happening, the best and most reliable financial saver will be the value of physical gold and silver, recognized everywhere in the world, except by Western central bankers.  The inevitable collapse of the fiat Federal Reserve Note, [FRN], aka “the dollar,” will lead to a Venezuelan-type devaluation of everything held in the form of paper:  currency, bank accounts, bonds, stocks, pensions, etc. 
Everyone who chooses to hold any form of paper asset will suffer financially and suffer dramatically.  Everyone who owns and personally holds physical gold and silver will survive in much better shape.
From this perspective, it does not matter what price you paid.    Price is temporary, possession is permanent.

 


Submitted by ETP:

There is something going on in the gold and silver market, and it is difficult to ascertain
exactly what it is.  Perhaps it can best be described as a change in market behavior that
may be defining a potential change in trend.  For many, the presumption has been, “Gold
and silver are going to go to the moon, for the following reason[s]….”  What followed was
then a litany of the same facts that have been widely known for well over a year, and the
same types of graphs depicting various aspects, [depleted gold stocks, cost of production
v current price, etc], very often nicely colored and reproduced, but to no practical effect,
at least in terms of the direction of price for gold and silver which continued lower until
the end of 2013.

Consider the latest in an ongoing series of unfolding events: Ukraine/Crimea/disruptions
in governments there/Russia protecting its “turf”/the EU and Obama threatening, [never
with any apparent way of following through], Putin over how the EU and US “feels” how
the Ukrainian situation should be resolved as both failing entities see fit, naturally in their
favor.  Obama doing what he does best, reading from a teleprompter, and threatening to
impose sanctions in an area where the US has no right or justification to be meddling, is
engaging in yet more misguided international [lack of] diplomacy, just like in Syria.

There is the potential for war, and war of any kind is uppermost on Obomba’s agenda,
yet the stock market and PMs market seems nonplussed.  War is the last effort for
distracting the masses from the final stages of the decline of the United States, already
well underway into Third World status, but not yet officially recognized.  War has always
been the solution for the elites.  It is the Rothschild formula for successful domination
by financially ruining countries that engage in costly, [read profitable for the elites],wars.

It would be better if we could present something pertinent to add to the mix, but
everything we read about what is going on, and how it will impact gold and silver, all
makes for  interesting reading, but all also way off in terms of market timing that is to
launch the next [yet to appear] bull market for PMs.   2014 is now THE year for the
“big breakout.”  It has to be presented as such because calling 2013 the big year will no
longer work.

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Will PMs take off in 2014?  Maybe.  Let us be among the few to acknowledge that we do
not know.  It may or may not occur in 2014.  The same people calling for 2013 to be the
year have just changed the digit from a “3″ to a “4″ and are now parroting the same
outlook that  failed for last year to happen this year, just with a greater sense of urgency,
or maybe desperation.  It is possible that a bull market can fail for 2014, too.

Irrespective of whatever the market does, the one timing factor that is of the utmost
importance is that of accumulating physical possession of gold and silver.  The time has
been and continues to be “do it now!”  No one can trust what the elites will do, via all their
controlled Western governments, with ALL political leaders marching to the incessant
drum of fiat takeover and destruction of every possible nation they can control.  Ukraine
is an example of such a [clumsy and doomed to fail] attempt to bring that strategically
important [to Russia] nation into the rotten fold of central banker control.

When the collapse of US power and the fast-fading US “dollar” as the world’s reserve
currency falls, in the latter stages of happening, the best and most reliable financial saver
will be the value of physical gold and silver, recognized everywhere in the world,
except by Western central bankers.  The inevitable collapse of the fiat Federal Reserve
Note, [FRN], aka “the dollar,” will lead to a Venezuela-type devaluation of everything
held in the form of paper:  currency, bank accounts, bonds, stocks, pensions, etc.

Everyone who chooses to hold any form of paper asset will suffer financially and suffer
dramatically.  Everyone who owns and personally holds physical gold and silver will
survive in much better shape.    From our perspective, it does not matter what you paid!
We bought silver at $40, $45, even $48 for the same reason for buying at recently at $21.
The same for gold.  We paid as high as $1700, and recently $1300.  The higher prices are
what the PMs were at the time of planed, routine purchases, as a form of protection
against the ravages of fiat destruction.  Like we said last week, price is temporary,
possession is permanent.

At no time was there ever any concern for having overpaid or wasted rearview mirror
regret for not having gotten some of the PMs cheaper.  The focus on price is misplaced.
The focus is on financial survival, and a year too early is far better than a day too late.

There are some who believe paying attention to charts that reflect the manipulation of
exchange-priced gold and silver is a waste of time.  Some argue the “real price” is higher,
as much as $100 or $200, at times.  This is true, if you are China, Russia, India, Turkey,
Dubai, and buying by the physical by the tonne.  Even under those circumstances, their
purchase price is still related to the paper price, and most of us are buying in considerably
lesser quantities.  Until things change, which they eventually will, the best barometer is
the charts that are available.

We opened with a sense of some changes going on in the PM markets, of late, specifically
the uncorrected rallies since 31 December 2013.  The last three weeks in the gold chart
show smaller ranges, [a lessening of buyer demand, and selling supply, as well], but the
buyers have been winning the battle, of late.

Some of the sense of unease with the rally is attributable to the punishing corrections
that earmarked last year, especially April and June.  We are seeing some $10 price
corrections, but the difference now is recovery has been immediate, and holding.  What
we know about market trends that change is that change takes place over time, and there
has not been much time to say a trend change has occurred in gold, at least in weekly
and monthly charts.

The down trend has weakened, and the process of change is better monitored on the
daily chart, where a trend change has been registered.

 

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For consistency and simplicity, we define a trend change to the upside as a higher high,
a higher low, and another higher high, and it is the latter that determines a change has
taken place.  [This has not happened on the weekly chart].  One can define a change in
any other way, as long as it is consistent.

There are two things to note on the daily, and let us add that all of the developing price
activity is unfolding during events all over the world, and acknowledging all of the
purported shortages on the exchanges, depletion numbers, record sales of coins to the
public, etc, etc, etc.  How much of what you consider to be critically important to the
price of gold is reflected in the charts?

The first aspect of importance is the thin lines connecting the swing highs and lows.  If
they were not shown, you would not likely notice how the rallies since December have
been greater in length than the rallies prior to December.  Same for the corrections.
Prior to December, they lasted longer and declined more in price.  This is a potentially
significant change in market behavior.

The second note is where the current rally has stopped:  just under the October swing
high.  The rally did not reach the swing high, [It may next week, but all we can do is
deal with what is known], and that could be viewed as a typical indication of a rally in
a broader down trend.  At the same time, price has not declined away from that swing
high area, either.  [It may next week, etc].

Price reacted lower by $20 on the jobs number, for those who still believe in the reliability
of those Obama adminstration-generated [fictitious and misleading] numbers.  What was
interesting was the market’s ability to recover half the loss, late in the day and before the
exchange powers decided where the “closing price” would be.

There is a third point to make, which we did when analyzing the daily silver chart after
this one.  It is the increase in volume and the location of the close.  The location of the
close, about mid-range the bar, indicates buyers were present.  The increase in volume
says that the strength from the buyers was sufficient to rally price back, somewhat.  The
conclusion is to watch for additional support to enter the market.

It is not important to know what the market will do from one day to the next.  By seeing
the location of the close of any bar, how wide or narrow it is, what the volume is, all
give clues on what to expect could happen.  With that information, one can then be
prepared to take advantage of what the market is telegraphing and gain a market edge
for a position.

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Will price correct more next week?  The probability is greater for a yes than a no.  The
fact that there was some buying evident on Friday may mean any further correction
could be limited.  Even if the correction extends lower, at least we know there is no reason
to buy, at this point.  Not being long, the market can correct as low as it will go, and there
is no risk in watching.  If activity shows more evidence of buying, being prepared to take
action ahead of time eliminates being surprised and can lead to a new long position that
has less risk and a greater probability of a profitable outcome.

This is the purpose of reading developing market activity.  The market almost always
tips its hand, as it were.

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Silver continues to be somewhat weaker than gold, but the relatively small bar lower, last
week, suggests sellers were not having an easy time pushing price lower.  That is a piece
of information to use when viewing the daily chart.

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Here is where greater detail can pay off.  Silver had an obvious breakout from the wide
trading range to the upside, in February.  Right now, price is in the process of retesting
that breakout.  When you know that a retest of a significant breakout can lead to a low
risk trade, you more closely monitor daily, even intra day activity, for clues that indicate
a decline is ending and a rally is likely to develop.

The breakout level is the $20.50 area.  We drew a line connecting the two smaller swing
highs in February and March.  A parallel support line was then drawn from the February
low to create the lower, support channel line.  We now know, in advance, that price is
nearing potential support.

What makes the developing analysis more pertinent is the high volume associated with
the wide range sell-off on Friday.  On its face, the sell-off may look negative.  When you
remember that smart money sells high and buys low, the increased volume would not
be smart money selling; that was more likely 7 bars earlier.  However, after that increased
selling 7 bars earlier, what was the market response?  It moved sideways, not lower.

We see this as a more likely change from weak-handed buyers selling into stronger-handed
buyers.  The analysis can always be wrong, but no action has yet been taken on it, so there
is no risk involved.  What the observations do is allow for preparation for a buy, if and only
if there are signs to go long.  Those signs would depend on what your trading rules are.
We know what ours are, and if a potential buy opportunity is setting up, we will be
prepared, base solely on what information the market is sending.

The number of coins sold this month, last month, last year,  or what happens in Ukraine
will not help anyone time a buying opportunity better than what the market advertises on
a more reliable time frame and with greater clarity.  Predicting what a market may or may
not do is for egos and margin calls.  Following market activity that leads to a more obvious
conclusion, minimizes risk exposure, and increases the probability of a profitable outcome
is our hands down choice.

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Comments

  1. Registered Silver at the comex has increased by 10 million ounces since last year.  We stole Mali’s Libya’s and Ukraine’s gold and we’re probably going to steal some more so I think we have awhile to wait. 

  2. I did the math on this some time ago, so I may not be exact, but close.
     
    The Fed dumps $65 BILLION in cash into the government and economy per month. PER MONTH. In 12 months that eclipses the annual gold production on this plant.
     
    The Capitan would like all the passengers to proceed to the life boats in an orderly fashion.

  3. Been stacked up to my limit now for quite awhile. Just waiting for the following that will happen sooner than expected!

    • @Ranger:  Me too, I’ve been “all in” for a years.  Still pick up some when I’m not buying food, ammo, (necessities).
      We here have been PREACHING that the visitors here need to rid themselves of any type of govt intervention (banks, safety deposit boxes, IRAs, et al) in favor of precious metals.  This article like many others says it all.  Fortunately, we are listening!!!!! And just as unfortunate, millions are NOT!!!!! Hang in there.

    • Just bought some new steel bullion!

  4. It will be interesting to see how history looks back on these times.  Strauss and Howe predict a Fourth Turning.  Kondratieff calls for an Economic Winter.  CB’s appear to be all-in until the bitter end.  Being that today’s global finances are so intertwined, the paper collapse will domino around the globe.  Then it will be like a game of musical chairs going for the scant few remaining PM chairs.  If you have already stacked,  you’ll be in good shape.  

    • @UglyDog
       
      I like the musical chairs analogy but am wondering if, when the fiat music stops, there will be ANY chairs available.  I suspect that gold and silver will be the only chairs in the room and that one will either own a seat or they will not.  Most on here have a chair of their own.  ;-)

  5. Honestly I am not even worried about an economic collapse anymore. I am a very resourceful person and have prepared accordingly.  I am more concerned about fiscally irresponsible nations that have nuclear weapons and reactors. I feel personally that in my lifetime a nuke will go off in a major metropolitian area either intentionally or accidentally. I feel these same nations feel the same way I do and are also preparing. These are indeed historic times.

  6. rocketsredglare   are those ballistic steel plates?   looks like a solid set up with the plate carrier.   I gotta upgrade from the ceramics

    • @AGXIIK: Yeah, steel plates! It should arrive from Tx in a few days, I’ll review it & let you know M O of it. I watched a vid of the Infidel plates stopping a 458 win. but they’re only rated to 30 06. Seems I’ll have to ride the crash out here in Ohio (at least at for awhile), I want every edge I can get!

    • @RocketsRedGlare
       
      “I watched a vid of the Infidel plates stopping a 458 win.”
       
      Right.  The good news is that the round did not penetrate the plate.  The bad news is that the impact broke every rib in the guy’s chest and then threw his body about 40 feet into a concrete wall.  WHAM!  SMACK!  lol
       
      Actually, plates like this offer pretty good protection from ballistic projectiles.  They are heavy, though, and a guy would get pretty tired of lugging them around at some point.  Reminds me a bit of the old knights and all the armor they strapped on only to fall victim to some guy in linen or leather clothes with a crossbow.  ;-)
       

    • @Ed_B: It doesn’t look like I’ll be running anywhere, to many obligations here (as much as I would like to be in Idaho about now) so I don’t suppose I’ll be lugging it. There is no perfect armor that’s for sure and a well placed shot or ambush, but that usually is a head shot anyway.  But, it’s better to have it and not need it… well you know, LOL. It’s handy when moving from cover to cover.

    • @RocketsRedGlare
       
      “It doesn’t look like I’ll be running anywhere, to many obligations here (as much as I would like to be in Idaho about now) so I don’t suppose I’ll be lugging it.”
       
      OK, you are in a fixed position in your life.  A lot of us are in that position.  But in a shootout, we can expect to move, fire, move, fire, escape, evade, counter-attack, etc.  All of that entails shooting and moving.  Sometimes that movement is slow and stealthy  and sometimes it is wild-a$$ed running for your life.  This is the “lugging” to which I refer.  ;-)
       
      “There is no perfect armor that’s for sure…”
       
      No, there isn’t, but I agree that some is better than none.
       
      “But, it’s better to have it and not need it… well you know, LOL.”
       
      Indeed, I do.  Press on!  lol
       

    • @Ed_B: Moving quickly from c/c to c/c with 20 lbs is my thinking for the armor. Running is what I’ll do if I’ve failed to keep the wolves at bay! That means getting the wife in the truck and hauling ass!

    • @RocketsRedGlare
       
      “Moving quickly from c/c to c/c with 20 lbs is my thinking for the armor.”
       
      Indeed.  That was my thought as well, although some longer distance movement is not unlikely.
       
      “Running is what I’ll do if I’ve failed to keep the wolves at bay!”
       
      Right… but, we KNOW that these rascals run in packs, so there could be several to deal with at any given time.  By continuous movement, one can avoid being out-flanked and over-run.  Besides, it might be necessary to run FORWARD to chase the b@st@rds down at some point.  ;-)
       
      “That means getting the wife in the truck and hauling ass!”
       
      Careful there, RRG.  There’s more than one way to read a statement like that!  LOL!
       

  7. Nice lil up spike tonight…

  8. copy that Rocketsredglare. I have been eyeing some home grown plates at the local gun show   They are good up to 7.62×39 multi strike but are, like any metal plate, heavy.  

    • @AGXIIK: The Infidels weigh 7.5 lbs ea. Heavy. But, hey I got A problem.. Cincy 1.5 million 45 miles away, Dayton .75 million 60 miles, Columbus 1.5 million 75 miles, Cleveland 2 million 200 miles, Pittsburgh 2 million 200 miles, Canton, Youngstown, Chillicothe, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis & Detroit, Wheeling… N,S,E,W,- encircled by sleeping zombies! 20,000,000 or more possible threats one tank of gas or less away! Things could get rough around here!

    • Hey RGR, out here in Arizona where men are men we don’t use no stinkin’ back plate.  

    • @UglyDog: I hear you hero! I need the back plate for balance or I’ll probably just tip over in the mud. In Az where men are men they do everything with their boots on too, lol. Here, where men are larger than life, (like how we dug out the great lakes and piled the rubble up making the Rockies) the rattlesnakes shoot back and in the back! I see more Mohawks and drugstore cowboys with nose rings everyday! When TSHTF they’ll probably need ventilation.

    • RGR…you crack me up.  OK, in Ohio the back plate is for “balance”.  LOL

    • @UglyDog  @RocketsRedGlare
       
      Well, boys, up here in the Pacific NW, we use TWO armor plates in front and then a 50 lb. pack on the back.  That provides ALL of the balance needed.  ;-)
       

    • @Ed_B: I think their packs can carry a plate too.

    • @RocketsRedGlare
       
      “ I think their packs can carry a plate too.”
       
      No doubt that they could but at some point weight becomes prohibitive and one must choose between the amount of gear one packs and one’s ability to move at reasonable speed over rough terrain with that gear.  There was a time when an 80 lb. pack was no big deal.  These days, I am doing well to shoulder a 40 lb. pack and keep moving.  Ah, time and gravity… two of the most unkind things in the universe.  lol
       

  9. The catalyst that nobody seems to be talking about is when China announces in April how much gold it really has!

    • Yeah JonL, sounds like over the next several weeks China might be making some announcements…. among other things…

  10. Go Hawks! 2014 champs. :-)

  11. That is not too bad   If the price point is good I see uses more than just body armor.  In my mind’s eye these items would be good for other hard target areas, not just the body  rocketsredglare
    I look forward to the intel

  12. rocketsredglare  You’re not surrounded.  You can fire in any direction Devil Dog.
     Accumulate massive stocks of ammo.
    You and your BOB might need them.  
    Making your position indefatigable is one good solution when surrounded by zombies.
    Non-LOL  >>;-{}

    • @AGXIIK
       
      “Making your position indefatigable is one good solution when surrounded by zombies.”
       
      Indeed it is.  Think ditches with razor wire on your side to hang’em up a while before you get around to shooting them.  Have some gasoline ready to dump in the ditch as well.  Fire is one of the oldest weapons known to man and it is one of the more terrifying ones.  Zombies might not be persuaded by this but anyone else sure as heck will!
       

    • @AGXIIK: Your BoB will be happy to have you around when TSHTF. Always looking on the bright side of things and not diffident, Cheers buddy.

    • @RocketsRedGlare
       
      “As the old bull said to the young bull, No lets walk down and f um all!”
       
      Indeed!  Priorities!  lol
       
       

  13. Run?!?!!?  What idiot used that most foulfour letter word. Run  Meh
    When your age plus plate weight and back pack hit 3 digits you are screwed.
     
    62 plus 15 plus 45  122.
    Yeah, riiiight  Word to the wise  4 wheel drive
    I NEVER run.  Amble, limp or stride but run—no way
     Do not use that word on this site
    If in some crazy alternative universe you see me running, best run faster boyo because whatever is behind me is way dangerous. Think Godzilla.
    Just plant my ass in a good enfilade position and I’ll give you covering fire.  

    • Come on you couch potato slug… MOVE YOUR @$$!  MOVE IT!  MOVE IT!!  MOVE IT!!!  The God-d*** war will be over by the time we get there!  (I can just hear the immortal words of Gunny Hartman, lol)
       
      A lot of weps fire coming your way COULD convince you that hauling @$$ was a REAL good idea!  :-D
       

    • As the old bull said to the young bull, No lets walk down and f um all!

    • like getting chased by a bear… you don’t have to be fastest, just not slowest!

  14. There you go EdB.  Foo gas   I am thinking the same strategy as Lennigan Versus the Ants.  

  15. Now EdB  you know me well enough.
    My combat training drills are ones where I move FORWARD  but only 5-10 yards.
    while moving forward I use 2-3 rounds of covering fire to keep heads down.  Retreat means running fast to the read.  I prefer to advance.  I do not have retreat exercises written yet but did one hostage drill that could be done in reverse and plan to try it out next time we are at the range
    But, and this is a rare but, if the adrenaline was pumping I might muddle along towards a defensible position while send boo coup rounds to cover  The pain in knee and hip is probably less than taking a round.
    This said, I have never been in a fire fight but do train with Army and Marine professionals who have be in country.     They give me some good instructions.  We have 20 people in the CCW class this week so I get to work as a line coach. Before the class I plan to work with a 6 tour Iraqui and Afghan vet who did it all.  Here is where I learn some new techniques from the pro.
    There was another post from special pds.
    he noted the dilemma about being a long time resident in a neighborhood filled with a diversity of people.  Having a cache of food and supplies for some people who would be your allies in troubled times is sound thinking even if OPSEC must be observed.
    You can’t save everyone but between having your own Band of Brothers to help watch your back and some others who will be the foundation of the reset’s better times ahead, that is also sound
    There is a great deal of Fear Porn out there. I’ve come to some peace with the potential of troubled ahead but a positive attitude, working in Condition Yellow (watchfulness of one’s immediate surroundings) and just taking life one day at a time, enjoying friends, family and the environment we live in.
    I did acquire a small.  second  2 level cutout special storage site for certain items worth securing.  It spreads the assets over a 3 location base. While we don’t have a bivy in the piney woods, we needed to have a singularly important secure space to store the special assets.
     

    • @AGXIIK
       
      “Now EdB  you know me well enough.”
       
      Indeed I do, Craig, and I must say that it has been one of the high points of my Internet connection.  :-)
       
      “My combat training drills are ones where I move FORWARD  but only 5-10 yards.  while moving forward I use 2-3 rounds of covering fire to keep heads down.  Retreat means running fast to the read.  I prefer to advance.”
       
      Indeed.  But do not confuse running with retreating.  Sometimes, the OTHER GUY is bugging out after a failed attack, running, and we need to give chase!  If we do not, he may return later and with reinforcements.
       
      As to “retreat”, that becomes a viable option when our other choice is to remain engaged with a superior force that WILL overwhelm our defenses, often via flanking maneuvers that direct fire at our position from multiple angles.  Time could very well be on their side, not ours.  In that case, a fighting withdrawal could be a perfectly sensible option.  By making it difficult and expensive in lives for anyone to follow us, we decrease the odds of them doing that.  Repeated episodes of falling back and ambushing any pursuers should be highly discouraging.  If we can withdraw, resupply, bind wounds, get some food and water, and regroup, it then becomes possible to launch a counter-attack.  Learning to move quickly to the rear while covering our withdrawal is a difficult skill that cannot be used successfully if it is not practiced… a lot!  It is well worth considering, IMO.
       
      “The pain in knee and hip is probably less than taking a round.”
       
      Having had a taste of both, I can assure you that it is!
       
      “Before the class I plan to work with a 6 tour Iraqui and Afghan vet who did it all.  Here is where I learn some new techniques from the pro.”
       
      Indeed so.  He will be a source of great info that is hard to come by without someone who has “been there and done that” to explain it all… definitely an invaluable resource.  Any chance of recruiting him into your BoB?  It sounds as if he would be great as your BoB combat training officer.
       
      “Having a cache of food and supplies for some people who would be your allies in troubled times is sound thinking even if OPSEC must be observed.  You can’t save everyone but between having your own Band of Brothers to help watch your back and some others who will be the foundation of the reset’s better times ahead, that is also sound”
       
      Agreed.  That is an essential part of an over-all SHTF survival and recovery plan, IMO.
       
      “There is a great deal of Fear Porn out there. I’ve come to some peace with the potential of troubled ahead but a positive attitude, working in Condition Yellow (watchfulness of one’s immediate surroundings) and just taking life one day at a time, enjoying friends, family and the environment we live in.”
       
      Agree here as well.  IMO, getting through a SHTF scenario is more about realizing that it is coming, preparing as best we can for it, and then dealing with it when it arrives.  Those who are prepared can do so with some measure of assurance that they have done what they can and that they have a good chance of making it through to better times.  This will be a HUGE problem for some of us but it is one with which we can deal if we are well prepared and make every effort to do so. Other than that, yes, enjoy life, family, friends, and the great outdoors because all are terrific.  :-)
       
      “I did acquire a small.  second  2 level cutout special storage site for certain items worth securing.  It spreads the assets over a 3 location base.”
       
      Good idea.  I very much like the idea of diversification.  It works well in many areas of life.  Investing is an area in which it works very well.  Caching supplies and PMs is another area wherein diversification of location could pay some BIG dividends.  If one of your hides is discovered and looted during SHTF, then the others may still be intact and able to provide you with the things you need.  This is why it is good to not put ALL of your supplies of one type in one place but to break them up over multiple caches. I use this same technique for storing my PMs.  I have about 1/2 of it in my safe, 1/4 in my son’s safe, and another 1/4 carefully hidden / buried in select locations that only he, my wife, and I all know about.
       
      “While we don’t have a bivy in the piney woods, we needed to have a singularly important secure space to store the special assets.”
       
      That would be a great thing to have and is one that I am considering.  A hunting or fishing cabin might be just the thing as a safe bug-out location during bad times.  Being surrounded by a large tract of forest could provide a lot of opportunity for hunting, fishing, and gathering.  Some training on the gathering part would be good as would some of those plant-recognition books that are specific to your part of the country.  Many mushrooms are tasty morsels but some are quite poisonous.  Knowing the difference could make ALL of the difference! 
       

  16. Diffident—never  
    Befuddled?  Yes, at times
    But what is the best saying regarding tactics if you don’t know what to do
    Do something!

  17. Diffident—never  
    Befuddled?  Yes, at times
    But what is the best saying regarding tactics if you don’t know what to do
    Do something!

  18. They say that repeating yourself IS a sign of age…  lol
     

  19. EdB  I hit the send button twice—I think
    As for stategic retrograde moves, it is important skill moving 180 degrees from the frontal assault, using cover and covering fire.  Running the movie backwards makes it easier to picture.  
    I’ll see what I can gin up for drills like this and incorporate into my training manual
    8 gears forward and 2 reverse  Sounds like one of my old trucks.  split axles can be a handy feature.

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