Why survival preparedness?
On July 13, 2010, The National Inflation Association (NIA) issued a press release reflecting their belief that hyperinflation may become a reality in America by 2015. According to the NIA, government debt coupled with price controls will eventually reduce the value of the US dollar to nearly nothing.
Wonder what hyperinflation might look like? Imagine the total in your bank account dropping to one THOUSANDTH of its current value. Yes, a single dollar for every thousand you currently think you own. And then imagine the panic you might feel as you realize you have no money for buying groceries this week.
In Boston, May, 2010, a broken water main resulted in a localized water
shortage. Within a few hours there were empty shelves in grocery stores.
Fights broke out as people fought over units and cases of bottled
water. While the Boston crisis resulted from a broken water main, the
NIA believes a currency crisis will result in a similar panic however on
a nationwide scale.
(Consider the idea of self-sufficiency through mini-farming as a hedge against shortages and worsening economic conditions. Read on...)
January 2011 Update
The news is worsening. Stansberry and Associates (S&A), a reputable financial research team based in Maryland, USA, is openly warning of a possible pending financial upheaval that could strike within the next several years due to massive US debt. Could life as we know it in America soon change forever?
Stansberry thinks so:
Read it, or hear it, for yourself:
Stansberry & Associates Slide Presentation
Here's a couple snippets from his "End of America" interview:
"The U.S. dollar forms the basis of the world's economy. More than 60% of all the currency reserves in the world are U.S. dollars, so banks all around the world hold U.S. dollars in reserve ... The open question - and no one knows the answer to this - is what happens when the world reserve currency goes into hyperinflation, goes into de facto debt default? What are the consequences on the world? ... If all those [banks] want to dump those [dollars], there's going to be a very, very big problem in the world's currency market, where you could see the value of the dollar fall 50%, 70%, 80% very, very quickly as people panic to get out of the dollar."
Mr. Stansberry continues:
"I think that people have an instinct, a feeling, that something has gone wrong with government. They know in their hearts the government can't run enormous deficits forever and can't finance things like free medical care for the whole country. They know in their hearts this is unsustainable. So when I point out the actual details behind why it's unsustainable, I don't think people are that surprised by it."
"It's going to get really, really ugly ... No one can know exactly what the outcome will be. So I think that taking certain precautions...is simply prudent. Whether you feel the same, of course, is up to you."
We're no experts, but we're taking this survival preparedness stuff just a little bit more seriously. We highly recommend you examine for yourself these warnings and recommendations.
We don't mean to be alarmists. Except, we've lived in both Peru and
Brazil, and have seen runaway inflation in action. That's when you get
your paycheck and head straight to the store and spend every red cent of
it on food and hard goods, because tomorrow it's only worth half of
today's value. I'm not kidding.
In 2003, it was labor unrest that prompted our decision to maintain a simple emergency food supply at the ready - rabbits in our backyard. At the time, five grocery chains had gone on strike at the same time throughout the region where we lived. The shelves in the local Albertson's grocery store were bare in no time.
Across town, the shelves at the only other grocery store were equally bare. The strike rumbled on for many months. At the time, we had no plan in place for survival preparedness, and no emergency food supply on hand.
The workers eventually returned to their jobs, but the refrain kept running in the back of my head: "...What if...? How would the town eat if the grocery store shelves completely emptied??" In a crisis, shelves can empty in a heartbeat. Even in America the time could very well arise when only those with a survival plan would survive.
We decided to incorporate live animals into our survival preparedness
plan. Given the current sociological and political climate, we are even
more sure that we made a wise decision.
Every domestic rabbit represents 1 meal for a family of four, plus a pot of stew. Each is also a defense against hunger in the face of interrupted income, food supply, or other threats to one's well-being. With a little bit of rabbit care, the meat "stores" very well on the live rabbit in its rabbit hutch.
Additionally, raising rabbits for meat leaves a very small ecological footprint. Unlike a cow, for example, it is easy to butcher one rabbit and use the entire animal without refrigeration. No need for electricity.
To whatever degree one can practice self sufficient living, to that degree one protects himself from going hungry.
Yes, you can raise rabbits in the big city, and in the country, for survival preparedness, self-sufficiency and improved nutrition.
does take a bit of education and know-how. But - that's why we're
here. We'd like to help by sharing with you everything we know about
raising rabbits for survival preparedness. Take your time and peruse
Raising-Rabbits at length. Contact us with your questions, if necessary.
As you make your survival preparedness plans, don't forget your pets. Fresh raw rabbit meat, bones and liver makes a very healthy homemade pet food, or at least, home-grown, for our carnivore dogs and cats.
Can you offer other feedback? Lots of you have been raising rabbits for survival for years. On the other hand, some of our visitors might be fairly new to rabbits, much less rabbits for survival.
We'd love to hear from all of you:
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