I’m sit­ting in anoth­er damn air­port.  Not bitch­ing, how­ev­er, just anoth­er damn air­port.  I have to rant a bit.  The time is now.  The time is now if you are not a prep­per to prep.  The con­ver­sa­tions I have had with friends who are in the real world (Mid­dle Amer­i­ca) ver­i­fies that now is the time and it is not too late.  I am not sure when it will be too late, but if you are think­ing about prep­ping, are prep­ping, or are get­ting a han­dle on skills for the com­ing col­lapse, when­ev­er and what­ev­er it may be, I am telling you it is time to accel­er­ate your preps

With sev­er­al friends who for all intents and pur­pos­es are respon­si­ble, self aware, adults, that have been hit by our mild to severe eco­nom­ic down­turn, I am more sure than ever that not just for nat­ur­al dis­as­ter, but that man­made dis­as­ter in the form of eco­nom­ic down­turn is com­ing.  In what way I do not yet under­stand, but it is com­ing.

If you have already been hit by the econ­o­my, I feel for you.  I feel deeply.  But I am ask­ing you, beg­ging you to go out and buy that extra bag of rice, or 10 cans of soup for $10.00 on sale this week­end if you can afford the 10.00.  It will ensure there is anoth­er meal in your home for you and/or your fam­i­ly.  Spend five dol­lars for that five pound bag of rice.  It will give a fam­i­ly of two, sup­ple­men­tal nutri­tion for an addi­tion­al 12 days if you fol­low the por­tion con­trol direc­tions…  It’s not much, but it will help.  When I get home, I am head­ing to the store to spend anoth­er 25.00 — $50.00 on preps.  Maybe I will stretch it to 100.00 to fill in some gaps I know I have in exist­ing prepa­ra­tions.  But please try to insure your­self against com­ing infla­tion as well as com­ing down­turn or dis­as­ters.

I have great hope that in 2012 we will begin elect­ing an offi­cial that can help turn our econ­o­my around.  I am also fear­ful that the dam­age is done and 2012 is going to be an eco­nom­ic mess for our coun­try.  The dam­age may already be done, but it is a wait and see sit­u­a­tion.

I am sure not every­one is in a dire sit­u­a­tion.  I a sure there are those that are doing VERY well for them­selves.  I applaud them, how­ev­er they too can be hit, and are not immune.  Some of that has hit NJ where I live.  It’s hard to see with McMan­sions every­where.  There is a mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar home around the cor­ner from my office in cen­tral NJ that has been emp­ty for over a year.  I am sure that the real­tor is try­ing to unload it as a ‘short sale,’ and in this econ­o­my that is a joke, because no sell­er wants to assume the debt on a home that is upside down when they are try­ing to unload it.

I know this may sound doom and gloom, but I am fear­ful.  Very fear­ful for those I know, and those I do not…


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