The Sunday SHTF Survival Weekly – Week 13

Aug 19, 2012 by

SHTF Sunday Summary

This week’s Sunday SHTF Survival Summary we’ll cover 5 items that really peaked my interest in the SHTF prepping world.  This week was especially juicy as many writers covered topics that I am passionate about.  Enjoy.

Prepping

1. I always reading Calamity Jane at SHTF Blog because she usually covers something I have not read before.  This week was no different as she tackled how to be ready to bug out with your baby.  Being mobile with an young one is a challenge for sure but the helpful tips from Jane certainly make sense.  Think of how tough it is to pack so that your weapon is close at hand but not close for the child to get their hands on.

2. Gaye at Backdoor Survival provides her usual great step by step work with Tips For Taking Charge After A Disaster.  Many people lose their minds at the first sign of a crisis.  Some even completely shut down and cannot function.  You can train yourself to react properly during a crisis and help ensure your safety and survival.  One of the best tips in the article is focusing on the things you can control.  In a disaster situation, there will be many things you cannot control or change.  Focus on those that you can to help make the living conditions better.

Defense

3. If you’ve been following this site, you’ve certainly heard about the government purchasing an unusually large amount of ammunition for various departments.  Even the National Weather Service had a bid out for 46,000 rounds.  Since the web went crazy with people asking why this was, the government has come back with it being a “clerical error”.  However, this does not change the fact that the DHS has purchased over 1 billion rounds of ammo in the last 6 months.  Let’s let that sink in – 1 billion rounds.  Ken at Modern Survival Blog asks if that is something we should be concerned about.

Economy

4. When certain people move in to and out of the stock market, it catches everyones’ attention.  George Soros is one of those people.  Mac at SHTFPlan reports on how Soros has sold all of his positions in major financial stocks.  Even more noteworthy is that Soros has taken a very large position in gold.  We’ve always spoke about how gold and silver and safe hedges for a collapse.  Gold is relatively cheap if you listen to the likes of Peter Schiff and others.  Probably a good idea to follow the guy that knows investing.

5. Mike at the Economic Collapse Blog covers a topic I’ve always wondered why more don’t write about.  Many think the jobs are coming back to the US from overseas.  However, the global economy concept has all but assured that they are not.  Cheap labor is cheap labor and when companies’ survival relies on making their numbers, they are going to err on the side of cutting costs.  Mike shows us 22 Stats That Show How The One World Economy Is Killing American Workers.

If you’d like to read more about the global economy, I’d recommend The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman.  Great read.