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March 22 2016


What Happens When ATMs Don't Work?

One of the situations that a lot of people haven't considered is the fact that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) or other disaster could knock out all of the electrical grid. 

How would you pay for goods and services if you had no access to money? 

Credit cards and ATMs wouldn't work. Stores wouldn't be able to process your transaction, and therefore they couldn't take your checks or payment cards. Unless you had cash, you would be totally out of luck. 

This is one reason why we recommend that you save up a lot of small bills. You don't want to be flashing around a wad of $100 bills in a catastrophic scenario. Obviously, you'll want to have large bills, but mostly small bills. These $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills will help get you from point A to point B in the event that basic infrastructure has suffered a partial collapse. 

You will likely not be able to obtain change from many people, so you'll want to use small bills to pay as exact an amount as possible. 

Another thing to think about is to barter for goods and services. What do you have inside of your home right now that you could use to trade others in the event that cash is no longer available? Items that are great for barter include: Liquor, cigarettes, candy, coffee, ammunition, as well as gold and silver bullion

We'll discuss these barter options in the future, so stay tuned! 

March 17 2016

When doing disaster prepping, a lot of people think about stocking up on weapons and ammunition, but forget an essential to survival: FOOD! There are several downsides to buying typical "prepper" food kits... They are expensive, have a short shelf-life, and taste terrible. Thankfully, we found a brand that we really like - Food4Patriots.

With Food4Patriots, they not only have great-tasting food, they offer pricing that is better than any we have seen online. 

Don't just take our word for it, though. Read the Food4Patriots review linked below for more information.
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