Barter items for survival – What would you have to trade in a survival situation? Any conversation about prepping first starts with the “the best survival gun” followed by “bugging out vs hunkering down” and then on to “the best retreat location” and then to “what to have on hand for barter… well today, I’m going to answer that question. The first thing to consider is what … [Read more...] about Barter For Survival: Top Ten Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have
by Bob Harris Regardless of the “what-if” scenarios you are preparing for, having a stash of tangible precious metals like gold or silver is likely a wise decision, but which one makes the most sense? Like any investment decision, the first question you should ask yourself is “Why?”. What is the purpose for this investment? For purposes of this discussion, we are considering … [Read more...] about Preppers: Silver or Gold – Which Should It Be?
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 negative … [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