I know I talk a lot about preparing to be self sufficient and stocking up on food. For that I tend to get quite a bit of ridicule from people who are still content to be inside their bubble and think that things are going to be the way that they were. You know the ones, "Oh, this is just a temporary slump" kind of people. I am not the only one though that is seeing what is coming down the road. Many world economists have been saying over and over that the Greatest depression is on the way. Let me explain a little why it is so important to be prepared. Hyperinflation, not inflation, will be seen and that will stop quite a lot of commerce. Including grocery store commerce. Jobs are being lost right and left. My own husband has been cut down to almost nothing at work. If there is no money coming in then there is no money for groceries. Being prepared doesn't mean that you are just anticipating the end of the world or economic disaster, it means that you are prepared for whatever life has to throw at you. The more self reliant you are the less helpless you feel when things go bad. There are many reasons for families to face financial hardships sometimes it may be medical issues and unplanned expenses or it may be job loss. Being prepared is one of the smartest things a family can do to empower themselves against the hazards that life can throw at them. However, just in case you are wondering where this economy is heading and how bad it really is going to be check out the video below and it will explain what hyperinflation (which by the way we have never seen in the US) is and what it will be like.