Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Collapse of the European Union

Many people have been watching the mess with the European Union closely these days. With our "new" global economy what happens there will affect us here in America. America is broke and yet we are sending bailout money to the European banks. What that spells for us is economic disaster. This very well may bring the collapse of the dollar and skyrocketing inflation. I am not an economist, but I fully understand what that means for me and my family....much higher grocery prices. Think Weimar republic where is was more prudent to burn cash for heat than try to buy anything with it. You simply couldn't carry enough to buy a loaf of bread even if you could find a store with a loaf of bread. So here is my warning....If you haven't stocked your pantry before do so now. Look at how you eat, what you eat etc. and cut or rearrange so that you can purchase more with your dollars so that you have more in your pantry. I have posted many times on how to cut grocery costs. Check out those tips if you haven't already done so. I believe it a more prudent idea to place any extra money you can scrape up into tangibles like food, seeds, and tools. Learn skills now that will serve you in saving money later. This winter I plan on doing more cooking on the fire hearth than I have ever done. I have played around with this once or twice, mostly roasting meat. This year I plan to perfect those skills and I will definitely blog about the process and the results so look forward to that. I hate to be such a doom and gloomer, but now is the time to start thinking outside the box and learn and do what you can to ensure your family's well being. Don't depend on the system because the system could care less about you. God provides all that we need to live and survive, but it doesn't necessarily mean that those provisions will come neatly wrapped in plastic packages set inside a cooler for you. If he provides you the meat, most likely it will still be on the hoof or foot or swimming. So, when he does do you know what to do with it or even how to catch or kill it? So think about these things because your skill set is the most valuable gift that He will provide you. What skills do you have that are valuable to your survival should the dollar collapse and chaos take control? Godspeed in all that you do.

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