I know, I know...Most of you have read a lot of *gloom and doom* blogs by *survivalists* and *preppers* saying "Prepare for the end of the world!". They give a lot of advice and seem to *know* when and why the entire world will collapse, etc. Utter twaddle.
No one KNOWS with any certainty when and where and how. Unless they are a damn good psychic!
But here's my take on it:
The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Discontent foments revolution and rebellion. (We are currently seeing this in Greece!) And the *regular guy* who just wants to live his life gets caught in the middle.
Do I think there will be an economic collapse in the USA?
Yes. But not overnight. I think it will be rather gradual at first (we are in the first part now) and then it will speed up. Could take one year, could take ten years.
I know some folks out there have not found a place yet to *bug out* to. Most of us can not afford a *bug out retreat* anyway.
So, what to do?
Find a place to go and buy a residence there. As much acreage as you can afford.
But not a place to retreat to. A place to LIVE.
I know, some of you are *stuck* in apartments or in the 'burbs...but it ain't necessarily so!
Most of us have money/assets that we don't even know we have or that we don't even view as assets.
Old insurance policies, 401k accounts at jobs we left, etc. Go through your possessions...old jewelry, books, etc....you never know what you may have that you can liquidate into cash for a down payment on a place! I have known some folks that talked to parents/grandparents to see if they could get their inheritance NOW, effectively writing themselves out of the wills so they can purchase land/home now.
Look for jobs in the area you want to purchase. It is rare to be able to support yourself or your family without a job!
Look on ebay for land/homes. Look on zillow. Get a feel for the general pricing in the area you want to go. That way you'll be better able to spot the bargains!
All that is general ....next post...specifics!