Do you have a “panic button” shopping list? This would be a list of items that would be invaluable in a collapse situation, but you haven’t purchased yet. If you are like me, it is probably because you can’t afford it yet… While this may look like a crazy divergence into fantasy shopping, it has value in generating some interesting ideas for investments or perhaps resilient small businesses.
So here is the scenario; you can see the signs and realize that collapse is about to occur very shortly (don’t know how to predict that? LOL, down below, I’ve got a link to an article that will help).
A quick word of warning, I met a couple that impulsively loaded up their credit cards just before Y2K. It took many years of hard work to straighten that out. So I am only advocating this discussion in the spirit of fun.
Capt’n Dave and I were tossing around our top items and we would love to hear about yours. Everyone has different situations of course but we all might learn something from everyone’s viewpoints.
What do you do? What last minute items would you try to acquire and why? As Capt’n Dave says – what would you order and then pray the little brown truck of happiness arrives in time?
Capt’n Daves top item is night vision goggles. Being able to see at night gives you a huge tactical advantage. The night patrol can be done by one person at a high point with night vision. Without night vision, it would be much less efficient foot patrols and most likely by two. Not to mention that hunting game would be a lot easier. Here is the model that Capt’n Dave is lusting after…. We are talking the $3000 to $4000 price range here. Night Vision equipment from Robert Henry http://www.jrhenterprises.com/
I think night vision might be on the top of everyone’s list. So here is my ‘topper’ that is different. 10 sets of soft, luxurious, high quality, merino wool, thermal underwear. I am not joking. Think of how many cords of wood you would save if everyone in your group had really good thermals? The most efficient way to keep your body warm is right next to you skin – versus heating up an entire space. Not only can you reduce the heating for your locale but outdoor chores become a lot easier. Also, less bodily stress means less sickness and happier people. I’ve been experimenting with different cold weather clothing over the years, and these are by far the best I’ve found. I like to think of them as my own personal snuggle suit… LOL. I’d get the expedition weight, and even though I am a woman I would order the men’s as they are thicker. http://www.minus33.com/. A set with a top, bottom, and beanie costs about $230.
So what is on the top of you panic button list? Put your comments down below – we want to know!
PS: Oh, before I forget. Here is the link with ideas on how to predict when collapse is immanent. http://www.growyourowngroceries.org/6-red-flags-that-collapse-is-immanent-indicators-you-can-watch-yourself/).
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.