i'm scared. i hate this. I don't know what i'm supposed to be doing, stocking up food or trying to buy a gun or getting what little money i have out of the bank or what!
love your site FerFal. read it daily even though some of it scares the crap out of me...
I live in California
Please, don’t panic. The boogy man isn’t going to snatch you or anything, ok? :)
Don’t have much time right know but I think a lot of readers are in a somewhat similar position.
1) Don’t panic, don’t get paranoid.
Does you no good and certainly doesn’t help when trying to solve a problem. Besides, there’s nothing to panic about. Tomorrow is just going to be an ordinary day like always.
What you have to do is implement a few lifestyle changes, learn a few skill and VERY carefully spend some of that hard earned money in some gear if you don’t have it already.
2) My friend, if you don’t have a gun, buy one.
I cant emphasize enough the importance of being armed.
The problem with handguns is that you can’t find them easily when you need them the most unless you bought it before. And when someone brakes into your house or tries to rape you in the parking lot that not the time to buy one and learn how to use it.
Buy yourself a handgun, right now.
The gun you need to buy is called Glock 19. It will come with an extra mag (if bought new), preferably buy two more magazines at least. And ALWAYS keep two 50 round boxes of Gold Dot brand JHP ammunition. ALWAYS. Some people have been caught with lots of guns and not a single round. Not much use for the gun without ammunition.
Take a basic handgun class. You’ll enjoy it!
There hasn’t been a single person I introduced to shooting, male or female, that didn’t go out of the range with an ear to ear smile, wishing to go back soon.
So it’s fun and can save your life, what’s not to like?
Also get a safe for your gun, a small one with digital combination will do.
All this requires some money, but trust me. It’s better than using a Tramontina kitchen knife when there’s a serial rapist loose, like some women did here.
Why I am adamant about owning at least a gun? Because crime will get worse due to the economic problems and I know very well what that means. Having a gun has saved my life more than once, without ever needing to shoot anyone.
My wife, and ex anti gun person, can’t imagine being in a house without a gun anymore.
If you just hate firearms but at least understand what I’m saying, then maybe get a 2” 38 Smith and Wesson revolver. At least you’ll have something to point and shoot if someone kicks down your door at 2 AM.
But again, the responsible thing is to buy a Glock 19 and learn how to shoot it (take a class), visit the range at the very least twice a year.
3) Do what you should normally do anyway, crisis or no crisis. Don’t throw away your money, try to build up savings every month. Also work out.
Get in shape, or stay in shape if you are already there. since you are getting in shape, ask at the gym for self defense classes, boxing BJJ or some other martial art.
Avoid Krav Maga like the plague.
It creates a false sensation of “superman/superwoman” and that’s ok for Israeli soldiers because they carry a combat rifle, but its not your case.
If you don’t like striking do Judo instead. Judo makes GREAT fighters and it’s easy on women that don’t like the idea of getting punched or kicked in the face.
4) Last but not least, Build up your food and water supply.
Ordinary supermarket food works just as well. Buy canned vegetables, tuna, cornbeef, tomato sauce, meats, canned food lasts many years beyond its expiration date, hopefully you’ll rotate before that. Don’t buy cans with bumps. Dried pasta has lots of carbs, and it also lasts forever. Also get rice and lentils, learn to cook meals with those.
Little by little build up your food supply. Maybe spend a couple 100 bucks to get a few weeks work if you don’t have any food stored at all. Don’t forget, sugar, powdered milk, potato dehydrated flakes, coco, salt and cooking oil.
5) Store water: Lots of it, it’s important, that's why I'm repeating myself here.
Fill up gallon jugs or pop bottles but build up a supply that at least lasts two weeks, estimating a gallon of water per person per day. This is important, FREE, and most people forget about water.
6) Then there’s other gear you’ll need like enough warm clothes which you probably already have, flashlights (LED) and lots of batteries. Also a first aid kits ( the know hoe of hoe to use it, preferably a first aid class) as well as medicines for any chronic illness you may have.
This is pretty basic but with the right mentality it’s a good place to start. All points are important, but get a gun an learn how to shoot, serious.
Hope that helped a bit.
7)If you have it, get at least 50% of your money out of the bank.
And put 60% of that 50% you got out into mostly gold and some silver. These are all broad estimate %, but you get the idea.
DO NOT trust banks.
They only look after themsleves and things aren't very clear these days so better to have at least 1/2 of your money under your control.
Guys they robbed you all with the bailout.
You think the powers to be wont allow it with the banks as well? A day too late makes all the difference.
If you only have a few thousnads in the bank then in my opinon, at least these days, it's not worth the risk.