There are a lot of videos on YouTube and a lot of information in books and other media about general preparedness in regards to emergency situations, natural disasters, and economic meltdown. Much of the information is useful. Some of it is impractical. However, all of the people providing information on members survival discussion vip forums, in general, are sincere in their beliefs and sincere in their desire to help other people get prepared.
However, there is one area that does not seem to be addressed very 7.62×39 hunting ammo much or at all in survivalist recommendations: That is, what are people going to use as money to purchase items they don’t have or run out of during a time of emergency.
People either ignore the ramifications of an economic catastrophe, such as the fact that the dollar substantially loses its purchasing value, or they believe that they can barter one item for another, such as food for ammunition, or ammo for first aid supplies.
First, let me complement those who have thought ahead and put away several years of food as well as other survival supplies. You are the self-sufficient type of person who takes responsibility for your own life as well as your family’s. That it, compared to the victim mentality, which seems so prevalent today, where everyone expects the government to take care of them.
Those that expect the government to take care of them during times of crisis will be extremely disappointed with the quality of care provided by the government during a serious economic calamity. Not only that, but they are not in a position to argue with them as they have not provided for themselves. The closest thing we have seen to an economic collapse was the Great Depression of the 1930’s. That is, out of the realm of the thinking of today’s society since there are very few people still around that experienced those times.
The closest we have come to a substantial emergency situation is what happened in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. First of all, there were many people who died due to lack of preparation. Secondly, there was a great deal of looting. Third, the police came around neighborhoods and confiscated guns – guns that were legally owned and people were using to protect themselves from law breakers. Lastly, people who were relying on the government to take care of them were extremely disappointed with the quality of service provided by FEMA – the government agency in charge of such situations.