Cash Is King In An Economic Collapse
In an Economic Collapse your credit cards, debit cards will not work, banks will close, Food shortages Cash will be King. Once awareness of the situation sets in, rioting, looting, and violent crime will be everywhere.
What would you do to feed your hungry kids? Hunger and watching those you care about go hungry will make good people do the unthinkable. Desperate times make desperate people.
The post-Scott did on Bugging Out got me to thinking about the reasons people would Bug Out economic collapse topped my list since it would probably cause the others on my list to occur, transportation stoppage, wide-spread looting and rioting, food shortages among others.
So if as Scott talked about you already have a Bug Out Location what should it be stocked with? Here is a list of items I would want to have on hand.
We’ll begin with the important stuff like food and water and work from there.
Water and a Way to Purify it
Even with our well and year round spring on the property, we keep a few cases of bottled water on hand.
We also have a rainwater collection system ours is a 1500 gallon storage tank depending on your needs you can have a few 55-gallon drums.
Canteen / Water Bottle
There is any number of reasons for having these hunting and foraging trips come to mind
Water Purification Tablets, Pool Shock/Bleach
These can be used to disinfect water and make it safe to drink about 8 drops of household bleach will usually work make sure it is regular bleach no added color or fragrance.
5 Gallon bucket
To carry water from water source if water is not piped in.
Stock pot or large kettle
For boiling water, this is the best and safest way to purify and disinfect water. Bring water to a rolling boil for about 10 minutes and let it cool.
For filtering large solids from the water like grass, bugs, dirt etc.
Cheese Cloth or Mosquito Netting
Also used for filtering
Used with the Cheese Cloth or Mosquito Netting or coffee filters to filter water. I put a coffee filter or layer of cloth or netting on my cup or bucket then a layer of charcoal, topped with sand and top the sand with fine gravel then filter my water through.
Water filtering systems
Portable water filters like the Survival Spring and LifeStraw you can drink water right from the source. Larger systems like Alexapure or Big Berkey can filter up to 5000 gallons.
Hard Red or White Wheat
Dry Beans: Pinto, Red, Lima, Black, Navy Etc.
Cooking Oil: Coconut and olive are good
Canned Goods: These include meat and fish
Baking Essentials (Yeast, Salt, etc.)
I’m sure you can think of other items to add to the above list
First Aid Supplies and Medications
First Aid Manual
Rubbing Alcohol/Hydrogen Peroxide
Foot Care Products
Tylenol, Aleve, Aspirin, etc.
Feminine Hygiene Products
Extra Wicks & Mantles
Cooking and Food Preservation Supplies
Cast Iron Cookware
Water Bath Canner
Jars and Lids
Plates & Bowls
Weapons and Hunting Supplies
Fishing Gear (Poles, Tackle, Nets)
Mop and Bucket
Broom and Dust Pan
Weather Radio (Hand Crank)
Maps and Guides
Detailed Map of Local Area
Field Guide/Eatable Plant Guide
Pets and Children
Proof of Vaccination
Washboard and Buckets
Pest and Insect Control (Mouse Traps, Diatomaceous Earth)
Extra Keys (Home, Shop ,Vehicles, Safe Deposit Box)
Extra Prescription Glasses
Eye Glass Repair Kit
Barter Goods The New Money For An Economic Collapse
Paper, Pens, Sketchbook
Tools and Miscellaneous Gear
Gardening Tools (Shovel, Axe, Rake)
Basic Construction Tools
Hardware (Nails, Screws)
Extra Gas Cans
Sharpening Stone/Honing Oil
Gun Cleaning Kit & Supplies
Wire and Wire Cutters
Chain and Padlocks
Identification and Documentation
Social Security Card
Alternative Energy Source and Heating
Solar Charge controller
Seasoned Fire Wood
This is by no means a full and comprehensive list Please feel free to expand on and add your list and or thoughts in the comments below.
What is your plan if we should experience an Economic Collapse ?