How to prepare your family to survive and thrive in todays uncertain world

New and Noteworthy for Today, March 3, 2013

Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like.

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2 Responses to New and Noteworthy for Today, March 3, 2013

  1. Gold?? And how you prepare that for dinner? I know some ultra high priced restaurants put a gold leaf on caviar, but gold is not found in a high concentration the body, so….What’s it worth? Whatever the buyer says. If he says “I’ll give you a rifle bullet in your head if you don’t give me your gold….”, then what? Ammunition is better than gold. It can get you almost anything you need. And if nothing ever happens, you can always go practice with it.

    The .22 Long Rifle is the most basic and essential. When it penetrates the skull or rib cage it usually bounces around, leaving a trail of destroyed cells behind. That ain’t good for the brain or the lungs. The brain goes out of commission, and the lungs start to fill with blood, and they don’t work so well after that either. A 12 gage shotgun is the Ultimate Persuader; fine shot, buckshot, and slugs will kill anything in the Western Hemisphere. THEN you get a .30-06 rifle. The cartridge has proven itself for over 100 years and like the 12 gage will kill anything you run across. Shot placement is key , naturally. And a .357 Magnum revolver. It’ll shoot .38 Special also, making itself doubly useful. Both cartridges were used for many, many years and have proven themselves well on the street by police and bad guys alike. All four of these cartridges can be found in any Podunk town that sells ammo.

    Gold is a beautiful substance when used for adornment, but in a SHTF situation, what I want to know is this: how do you plan to actually use it? Because when it comes down to a deer and a piece of gold, which do you think most people will want? Something to eat or something to admire? My bet is on the food. Besides, as I intimated above, I can take your gold from you with my rifle. How are you going to take my rifle away from me with your gold?

    • Yup. I don’t recommend buying too much gold or silver until you have your food and defense squared away. Like you said, you can’t eat it.

      Having some on hand is a good plan, but you don’t want to focus on it to the exclusion of other areas of prepping.

      Besides, I fit into the camp that thinks having more than 15-20% of your overall net worth in metals is a bad plan…