by Jerryd D Young First, I pretty much never use the term ‘hoarding’ in relation to prepping. It has too many bad connotations and can be used as a negative issue by the MSM and others with an anti-prepper mindset. And a thought on how to consider precious metals uses. I do not consider them an investment. They do not reliably increase in value over time. What one ounce … [Read more...] about Prepping, Hoarding and Precious Metals Investing
I've noticed a lot of emails from readers recently asking me about investing in precious metals as a hedge against inflation. Since this is a subject that I've not covered before on TheSurvivalistBlog.net, I thought I would share my views on the topic for you in today's post. But before we get into the how to do it (or at least how I do it), let's look at a few of the … [Read more...] about Should You Invest In “Junk Silver” and Other Precious Metals For Survival?
In today's news segment I'm doing something a little different in that instead of linking to out to news across the web. Today, I'm going to link back to some of our other articles on investing and saving because they have the potential to help readers the most. And most people here have not read these and even if you have it can't hurt to read them again. 1. Save Your … [Read more...] about Prepper News Brief: Monday, July 10, 2017
by Dave - this is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest. I like to read a lot of self-reliant and prepping blogs and articles, as we all likely do. Toward the beginning of my self-reliant venture, these articles and blogs were critical in my education. I am in no way an expert in this field, but I am comfortable enough that a lot of this information for me now is … [Read more...] about Have you prepped for the most likely SHTF event?
by PrepperDoc ================ After 19.2% for the previous year, a loss of 3.4% in the preceding quarter -------------------------------- It's time to see how various sectors of the "Prepper Investment Model Portfolio" did in the most recent quarter (Aug-Sept-Oct of 2016). I suggested this index of 11 sectors that are often of importance to survivalist types, in … [Read more...] about Prepper Investment Model Portfolio: Aug-Sept-Oct Results 2016
Guest Post by Jim M With the cost of everything going up and the future uncertain, stretching your resources and re-purposing items becomes more of a necessity. I am always looking for new ways to get the "max for the minimum." Some recent posts here reminded me of some of these things. My grandparents and parents were a young family when the great depression hit. What … [Read more...] about Stretching Your Resources in Uncertain Times
by Lynn Unfortunately, I am a lot newer to prepping than I would like to admit. That feeling in your gut that something just isn’t right has been there for a while before I finally listened. Now my family struggles to make up for lost time. I have become like a machine in the last years attempting to streamline and speed our progress to feeling like we at least are somewhat … [Read more...] about The Thrifty Prepper – Expert Tips For Prepping on a Budget
by Joe I. (aka village idiot) For the past few years, the US Government has been trying, through fits and starts, to implement a policy whereby all its payments are made electronically into bank accounts or onto electronic debit cards. The Government recently announced that Social Security payments would all be either electronic entries in bank accounts or EBTcards by … [Read more...] about A Cashless Society and the Implication for Preppers