- What will be the number one barter item when the grid goes down?
Whatever the other person wants! Yeah, a lame answer to be sure, but it is 100% accurate. To a man who has a gun and no ammo, ammo will be the most important. To a woman whose husband is dying from an infection, antibiotics will be the most important. To a hungry person who has garden space and no seed to plant, seeds will be the most important. To an addict, any drug will be the most important. For me? Probably Pepsi!
- Is there any chance that America can survive a collapse?
No. America has been building as an empire for 200+ years. It has been the sole superpower for the last 30 years. Every, let me repeat that, every single empire that has ever existed has fallen into the dust of history. America will be no different. The only question is how violent the fall will be? I say it will be a bloodbath beyond imagination. Whatever is left over, if anything, will be of nothing more than minor importance in the world at the time. If America chooses to go down roaring…lookout. It could turn into a nuclear Armageddon.
- You don’t talk much about the Federal Reserve, why?
I do try to concentrate on preparedness. I am not always successful on that intention. My views on the Federal Reserve are simple and based on fact –
– The Federal Reserve is a private corporation run by unelected private bankers.
– The Federal Reserve has been given the authority to manipulate the interest rates, the employment rate, and every other aspect of the US economy.
– Since the Federal Reserve began operating the USA has suffered more recessions, the only national depression, more stock market bubbles, more monetary collapses, than before the Federal Reserve was founded and empowered.
– The Federal Reserve is the brainchild of the Progressives and put into place to control wealth and power in the entire US economic system by private bankers outside of any control by elections or the citizenry.
– The Federal Reserve is actively trying to destroy the Trump economy.
- If you could only have one gun, what would it be?
That is an easy one…a short-barreled AR-style carbine with a suppressor. The 5.56 round is a great round, lethal, and you can carry a bunch of them. You can find ammo anywhere since that is the standard round for the military. The short barrel makes it light and easy to maneuver even inside a house. The suppressor gives you a low profile and the ability to not make yourself deaf when shooting. The AR is highly reliable if you keep the bolt carrier group well lubricated. The 5.56 round is very accurate out to 300 yards. Even with a short-barreled model you are good to 200 yards. And honestly, I don’t want to engage at any distance, let alone have a firefight at 600 yards.
- Does the government have the ability and do they track individual citizens?
DUH ! Of course they do. The NSA has been doing it for decades.
- What about body armor?
Well dang…that is getting into the nitty-gritty. I don’t think it is for everyone. But it is one of those things that it is better to have and not need it, that to need it and not have it. I don’t think it is at the top of the priority list of prepper items to purchase. But, I do believe that if a person is in-tune with the spirit and is prompted to buy it, then you better buy it. And if you are going to buy, get good stuff. If I were to buy body armor I would have an III-A compliant soft vest that could be worn concealable. I would then have a set of front/rear plates in a good quality carrier. And yes, a level III-A helmet isn’t a bad idea either. Wearing the soft vest under the plates help you a whole lot if you take a round to the plate. The soft vest will help absorb the brutal impact of the round hitting the plate. You are probably looking at about $400 for a good soft level III-A vest, about the same for ballistic plates, another $100 for good plate carrier. For a decent high-cut level III-A helmet you are looking at another $200 or so.
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