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70 Tips That Will Help You Survive What Is Going To Happen To America

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You may have noticed that things are starting to get crazy.  Financial markets are imploding, violent crime rates are soaring in our major cities, and we have witnessed a truly unusual series of natural disasters in recent months.  War in the Middle East continues to rage out of control, and Islamic terror continues to spread all over the globe.  And many believe that 2016 is going to be a year of political shaking, civil unrest, governmental crackdowns and great economic chaos in the United States.  All it is going to take to plunge our society into full-blown panic mode is a major “trigger event” of some sort.  Another 9/11, a new “Lehman Brothers” moment, a massive EMP burst from the sun or a historic seismic event are all examples of what this “trigger event” could look like.

 

So are you ready for what is about to happen to America?  In previous articles, I have urged my readers to focus on the five basics – food, water, shelter, energy and self-defense.  If you focus on those five things, you will probably be in pretty good shape during any major disaster or emergency.

In this article, I want to dig a little deeper and give people some more specific tips regarding what they can do to prepare for the times that we are now entering.  The following are 70 tips that will help you survive what is going to happen to America…

1. A lot of the “experts” out there are urging people to get rid of all of their cash.  That is a huge mistake.  You are going to need cash to pay your bills – especially during the initial phases of the coming crisis.  Today, 63 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and millions of them will be severely hurting almost immediately once they lose their jobs or their businesses go under during this new economic downturn.

2. Get to know your neighbors.  As the coming time of trouble unfolds, you are going to want to have people around you that you can trust and depend on.

3. Learn how to grow a garden.  Food costs will continue to rise and our food distribution system is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to imagine.  Any way that you can become more “food independent” would be a good thing.

4. At this point, you should already have several years of emergency food stored up for each member of your family.  And don’t forget to store additional food for friends and family members that haven’t prepared and will need to come stay with you.

5. Make a “bug out plan” for your family, and make certain that every member of your family knows what the rally points are in case you all get separated.

6. Every member of your family should have a “bug out bag“.  These should contain everything that they will need in the event of a major emergency.

7. If you are going to “strategically relocate” before things get really bad in this country, hopefully you have already done so by now.  If not, you are working on borrowed time.

8. When civil unrest starts really spiraling out of control, it would be in your interest to avoid “America’s death zones” if possible.

9. Always have the gas tanks in your vehicles at least halfway full.  You never know when you will need to hit the road in an emergency situation.

10. Put away some extra fuel for your generator while fuel costs are low.

11. Think ahead about what medicines and medical supplies you and your family will need during a major crisis.

12. Try to stock up on things that will make good barter items when the overall economy begins to totally break down.

13. There are non-electric versions of various appliances.  Some examples include washing machines and coffee makers.

14. How are you going to cook your food when the power goes out for an extended period of time?  You may want to consider a sun oven if you don’t have one already.

15. Don’t have all of your eggs in one basket.  That includes not having all of your money in one location.  If you have a bank account, consider spreading that money around to two or three different bank accounts.

16. You will want to keep at least some cash at home in case you are not able to access ATM machines during a major crisis.

17. If you can get out of debt without jeopardizing your other preparations, you should consider doing so.  Those that are “lean and mean” financially will be in much better shape – especially during the initial stages of the coming crisis.

18. Physical gold and silver are good ways to protect your wealth over the long-term.  As I have warned repeatedly, we will continue to see big ups and big downs for precious metals, so if you are going to invest you have got to be able to handle the ride.

19. Reduce your expenses and get accustomed to a more minimal standard of living.  Now is not the time to be spending lots of money on fancy new toys.

20. If you have the time and energy, starting a side business may not be a bad idea.  That way if you lose your job, you still have some income coming in.

21. You need to have a plan for fresh water in the event of a major emergency.  Without water none of us can survive, and is imperative that you have a plan to provide clean drinking water for your family when disaster strikes.

22. If you can afford to get partially or totally “off the grid”, that would be a very good thing.  Many preppers are discovering that they can do amazing things with wind, solar and water power.

23. Anyone that has spent more than a few hours without power knows how frustrating this can be.  You need to have a plan for how you are going to provide power to your home that is independent of the power company.

24. Rotate your food supplies.  Eat your oldest stuff first even though it may be tempting to dig into the stuff that you just purchased.

25. If you have a baby, don’t forget the special things that your baby will need during a major crisis.

26. Many preppers totally forget about their pets.  You should store the food and supplies that they will need during an extended emergency.

27. This may sound trivial, but the truth is that our entertainment-addicted society would become very bored and very frustrated if the grid suddenly went down for an extended period of time.  Card games and other basic forms of entertainment can make enduring a crisis much easier.

28. In the years ahead, being able to defend your home is going to become increasingly important.  When the economy crashes, people are going to start to become very desperate.  And desperate people do desperate things.

29. No plan ever unfolds perfectly.  When your plan is disrupted, what will you do? It will be imperative for all of us to have a back-up plan and to be flexible during the years ahead.

30. Do not go around and tell everyone in the area where you live about your prepping.  If you do, then you may find yourself overwhelmed with “visitors” when everything falls apart.

The following are items that are commonly recommended by survivalist experts that you may want to consider storing in case they are needed during a major crisis or emergency…

31. Blankets

32. Warm Clothing

33. Gloves

34. Extra Flashlights

35. First Aid Kits

36. Lighters

37. Matches

38. Duct Tape

39. A Shovel

40. A Tent

41. Knives

42. Mylar Blankets

43. Body Armor

44. Salt

45. Propane

46. Vitamins

47. An Axe

48. A Can Opener

49. A Battery-Powered Radio

50. Extra Batteries

51. A Fire Extinguisher

52. A Sewing Kit

53. A Tool Kit

54. Comfortable Shoes Or Hiking Boots

55. A Map Of Your Area

56. A Compass

57. Sleeping Bags

58. Candles

59. A Camp Stove

60. An LED Headlamp

61. Lightsticks

62. Heirloom Seeds

63. Clorox

64. Wood Socks, Sweaters And Mittens

65. Personal Hygiene Items

66. Ziplock Bags

67. A Watch Or Some Other Way To Tell Time

68. Extra Copies Of Your Financial Records

69. Spare Glasses

70. Prescription Medications

Are there any additional tips that you would add to this list?

Please feel free to share your knowledge with the rest of us by posting a comment below…

  • Tammy Giberson

    Sundial. Games for the kids. Black out curtains.

  • Mondobeyondo

    71. A Bible (preferably a 1611 AV KJV one).

  • Fishwalker2

    A few additional suggestions: Dutch oven, small/portable wood burning stove, water heater, rain gear, sun hat, sunglasses, fishing/hunting equipment

  • Syrin

    When the collapse happens, how long until “recovery” where things like food and medicine are able to be gotten with some degree of ease? Weeks? Months? A year? Years? A decade?

  • Noel

    Agreed.

    The things that are happening, mirror the events prophesied to occur in the Bible.
    Newer Bibles are perversions. Bible says not 1 jot or tittle should be changed. Those who add to the word are going to have the plagues added to them, while those who subtract are going to have their names subtracted from the book of life.

    I’m afraid the publishers who have added, altered, eliminated, rewrote, deleted entire words, phrases, & verses are going to suffer the wrath of God for each & every soul they lead astray.

    Modern perversions sometimes eliminate mentioning the blood of Jesus, which is the ONLY way someone can get saved. This is only an example of some of the perversions.

    Modern preachers have been preaching prosperity feel good words instead of preaching out against sin, which is what causes conviction to get people saved.

    Everyone sins, but when you don’t call for the people to repent, something is wrong!

    For those who do not believe the Bible, look to Israel & the prophecies.
    Israel has been attacked repeatedly, but cannot be defeated.
    The Bible says this is because the hand of God is protecting her.
    Arab nations 600x larger are unable to do a thing about it.

    Only in the time of the antichrist are they going to temporarily achieve a partial domination when he stands in the holy place & tries to act as though he is God.

    But, then, God will return & the wicked shall be destroyed with the brightness of his coming.

    Look for the whole world to assemble themselves to blame Israel for the world’s problems & attack Israel. Just as the Bible says they will do.

    God will intervene & slay every enemy that comes against Israel!

  • disqus_tKUiAezKl2

    Years, at least.

  • https://web.archive.org/web/20140320095106/http://home.comcast.net/~htos1/ 2jeffwilliams

    You will go to prison/Fema for hunting and fishing.
    “Where did you get those tools? Who’s whelping you? tell us and your children will live”.

  • BS1986

    Guns. Lots Of Guns and BULLETS to go with said Guns.

  • BS1986

    Well FEMA will get a violent response for that.

  • BWK

    Prayer, Never forget to stay in prayer. Pray for peace of mind, protection, endurance, common sense,
    direction, discernment. And pray for Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem !

  • REALIST

    “America’s Death Zones? Easy. Anyplace with a significant African population, especially if you are White. Hispanic areas are not as bad but they will do nothing to help you. They “might” let you pass if you give them all your food, guns and money, so they are still “death zones” for White people.

  • REALIST

    Urban populations will be dead in a few months. Those that don’t starve will be killed by those around and those who attempt to forage into the suburbs will be shot on sight (Your skin will be your uniform in this situation). You need 6 months of food for each person so you will be around after this first massive death count. Luckily, our food production areas are mostly Historic Americans who will bank together, form militias and move product to the suburbs, etc. Also, depending on your Skin Uniform, you will find it possible to go to farm markets. I feel very sorry for those who have arrived in America since about 1960 from the southern countries. In my open minded opinion, this collapse will also result in a race-based war, even if you don’t like the idea. People naturally band together for natural reasons.

  • CommDrvr1

    They can try… It all depends on their choice.. If they are willing to part with resources (staff) and how many they are willing to part with.. Risk/reward

  • ReconVeteran

    Just how just how many guns can you carry and how much ammunition can you carry in a bug out situation?
    Try one good dependable long gun and a side arm of the same cal..
    SEMPER FI !!

  • Prepper4000

    Cartridges…. unless you only want projectiles for your firearms!

  • Alaskasense

    Camping toilet, bags, and toilet paper (or have an outhouse if you have the land and zoning to allow it). Wood stove that can heat the whole house & plenty of dry wood and kindling (paper egg cartons are great). The ability to black out all windows in at least one room of the house so others don’t know you have power. Water purifier means–pills, filter, bleach–if you don’t have your own well and generator to power the pump.

  • BS1986

    Fair enough.

  • BS1986

    Its not about how many you can carry, its about having Caches hidden with weapons we may have to form an insurgency in the coming years. NOT to mention we are talking long term here, if you have ten yrs worth of food you need to have the same in weapons and ammo-Guns wear out, be prepared for that.
    As far as bugging out is concerned-its not an option.

  • Celeine Sandlin

    A TOY OR TWO FOR TODDLERS ,, SOAP, VINEGAR, TOOTHPASTE ,OR BAKING SODA HAIR BRUSH , ,,, WET WIPES , TO STAY AS CLEAN AS YOU CAN TO AVOID INFECTIONS ,,LEGAL PAPERS, ID S , BIRTH RECORDS,,,, LOOK AROUND TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN NOT BE WITHOUT, A BIBLE CRAYONS AND PAPER, THE CRAYONS CAN BE USED AS CANDLES IF NEEDED .. AND ANY WEAPONS YOU ARE CAPABLE OF USING,, I HAVE A 5 PRONG FROG GIG ON A 5 FOOT HANDLE , WASP SPRAY WILL TURN ANY ATTACKER , SHOOTS 15 TO 20 FEET AIM FOR FACE, ALSO WILL CLEAR ANY CAMP AREA OF BUGS AND SNAKES ,,, A LARGE CAN OF CRISCO WILL BURN FOR DAYS AS A CANDLE ,,, JUST A FEW THINGS I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF FROM CAMPING AND , AND BEING IN POWER FAILS …

  • Alleged Comment

    HIGHLY recommend you start with water and many extra water filters, water purifiers and manuals on homestead water filtering, storage and even bottled water.

    WATER, WATER, WATER should be FIRST on your mind then work down the list, right after FOOD!!

  • Tasha

    LifeStraws. Mini water filtration systems in the shape of a straw, so you can drink water from any source no matter how filthy. Search on Amazon.

  • yael

    Never thought of that

  • Mike West

    Check out Daily Mail. What is the to portion at Anglo crimals to African ones?

    Then add the Major Crimes. How many aAfricans stole Trillions?

    Look in the mirror criminal

  • ciera

    Kind of a reversal. Suburbs were always death zones for people of color. When people should be working together. You were beaten or stopped by the cops. Still going on today.

  • ciera

    Thats the racist mentality that America was built on.

  • Grace

    Hey, do you want to survive or not? Don’t be a bleeding heart – it won’t keep you alive.

  • ciera

    I am no bleeding heart. I am a realist. And I deal with reality.

  • GeorgiaPeachie

    When you look at the percentage of the population compared to crime, Blacks are BY FAR the biggest criminals. That does not make them all bad.

  • GeorgiaPeachie

    Most people in this PC world will be aghast at what you wrote. Sadly, you have HUMAN NATURE spot on! Myself included. Too many world experiences and data to back up the distrust.

  • GeorgiaPeachie

    Reality says follow the STATISTICS!

  • Tam Thompson

    Amen! I used to do some adventure racing (Google it and you can learn all about it) with my ex-husband (when we were married) and one thing I learned early on was that beginners would invariably carry too much food and not enough water. About 95% of people significantly underestimate their hydration needs.

  • wahoojed

    I don’t really want to wear wood socks, sweaters, and mittens.

  • tscull

    Doesn’t matter who did what to who, when, how, or why. When all of these things begin to happen your skin will become your uniform-like it or not. Those of us who aren’t racist by nature will have no choice but to conform into our “tribes” or die due to ostracizing by the others. Unfortunately, biracial couples/families, etc. are going to be in for the worst of it as no groups are going to take them in and they will suffer and die due to the isolation and no help from others.

  • Mike West

    You know, you are correct about that. Happens in prison, and it will be the same then. Hope it doesn’t happen. Be safe anyhow. Regards

  • Mike West

    Georgia, you’re so right. Late reply, didn’t realize I got a response from you. I tell this to my “peeps” all the time. Black lives matter more when blacks kill blacks.

    Cheers.