Preppers Survey Shows ‘Economic Collapse’ is the Most Likely Big Disaster


Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

Preppers is a term given to the growing numbers of people who are preparing for disasters and disruptions of all sorts. The prepper movement includes a wide range of people from those who are ready to handle a few days disruption to those who are getting ready for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it).

The possible collapse scenarios range from pandemics, major terrorism events, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns, meteorites striking Earth, military coups, and famines.

Of all the big scenarios for collapse, what do preppers consider most likely to occur?

A recent survey with 1,840 prepper respondents showed an overwhelming 76% believe the most likely, big disaster is economic collapse.

Given the recent concerns with a U.S. fiscal cliff, the banking meltdown in Europe, and the unsustainable accumulation of debt by governments around the world, this response is not so surprising, says Marjory Wildcraft, a leader in the survival and preparedness industry. Wildcraft has been described as the Martha Stewart of self-reliance. She is a regular guest on national radio and television shows and was recently featured as an expert in sustainable living on National Geographics hit series, Doomsday Preppers. Wildcraft is an author of several books, but is best known for her video series Grow Your Own Groceries (http://www.GrowYourOwnGroceries.com/dvd), which is a crash course on growing food that is used by homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations.

Kevin Barber, owner of the online training school Mainstream Preppers (http://www.MainstreamPreppers.com) agrees with the survey findings. In the surveys, weve conducted weve found very similar results economic collapse is by far, the biggest concern among preppers.

Jack Spirko, host of the popular Survival Podcast (http://www.TheSurvivalPodcast.com) also agrees that much of his audience see the financial situation as the biggest concern among the many possibilities. Spirko is quoted as saying, Economic collapse is a matter of when, not if.

To meet the growing demand for information and skills related to self-reliance and sustainable living, Wildcraft has created an online information center at http://www.GrowYourOwnGroceries.org with free resources on :


How To Find The Perfect Survival Retreat
Video Interviews With Economic Collapse Survivors
Survival Gardening
Home Defense
Backup Food Supplies
Heirloom Seeds and Seed Saving
Guns for Women and Beginners
Investments & Small Businesses That Succeed In Times Of Crisis
Backyard Food Production
Making Your Own Medicine
Canning and Preserving
Home Butchering
Inexpensive Items To Stockpile
Nutrition and Health
Healthcare When There Is No Doctor

Why the emphasis on growing your own groceries?

Regardless of the collapse scenario, being able to feed your family will be your biggest concern, says Wildcraft. It is well known that there are only about four days worth of food supplies in the grocery stores, and your food travels to you an average of 1,500 miles. Any event that interrupts the just-in-time trucking system will mean people will be looking for food as a first priority. Of all the skills you need to survive, growing food is one of the most challenging.

Wildcrafts crash course video set Grow Your Own Groceries is rapidly becoming the standard video training tool and reference source for people who want to learn how to grow food and take control of their food supply.

Grow Your Own Groceries is endorsed by The Permaculture Activist, NaturalNews.com, World Hunger Relief Missionaries, The Organic Consumers Association, Alex Jones Infowars, and The Weston-Price Nutrition Foundation.

The principles in the DVD training course are universal and are applicable to everyone living anywhere, regardless of climate. People who live in apartments can also grow their own food.

Wildcrafts new site at http://www.GrowYourOwnGroceries.org offers much more than simply growing food and is quickly becoming the go to source for information for people new to prepping. There is a large selection of videos, articles, and podcasts that provide useful information that is easy to understand.

We focus on practical information delivered with a bit of humor and lots of inspiration, says Wildcraft, who noted that survival and preparedness used to be associated with fear tactics and gloom and doom. I take the perspective that yes, change is coming now how do we make the best of it?

New preppers can get a series of impactful videos delivered to their inbox every week for free when they subscribe to Wildcrafts Getting Started Kit. They can also get a free report titled How Much Land Do You Need To Grow All of the Food You Want. Both reports are available at http://www.GrowYourOwnGroceries.org

Marjory Wildcrafts emails are so well written and so useful, I print them out and keep them in a binder, says Jeff Deere of Dallas, Texas.

Creating the site is part of a mission for Wildcraft, who is passionate about sustainable living and self-reliance. Wildcraft points out that homegrown food on every table is a solution to so many problems we are collectively facing including economic collapse.

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5 Predictions for the U.S. Economy and Economic Collapse in 2011

1) Economic collapse in America will begin when food inflation becomes a major crisis.

Currently there is a serious shortage of farmers the U.S.  While there has been a boom in non-productive service oriented jobs in U.S. in recent decades, very few Americans have pursued productive jobs, especially in the agricultural sector.  This has created a situation in which there is rising demand for but decreased production of food.  Couple this with the fact that when governments create monetary inflation, prices of all goods and services do not rise equally.  Inflation occurs greatest in products that people need most and cannot cut back on such as food.  As the U.S. federal government continues creating money out of thin air to pay off its debts, and the resulting inflation occurs, the first thing Americans will buy in the beginning of the economic collapse will be food, and this will drive up prices considerably.  It has been suggested by preparedness experts that families should stock up on non-perishable food supplies and have at least a six month reserve of food should food shortages become a serious problem in the coming economic collapse.

2) The Federal Reserve will further the economic collapse by inflating under the auspices of Quantitative Easing.

The Fed will continue to attempt to prop up the stock market with Quantitative Easing (inflation) to make the economic recovery look real.  However, when it is realized that the economic recovery is phony and the stock market declines again despite the 600 trillion dollars created during QE2, the Federal Reserve will initiate QE3.  QE3 could be the final mistake by the Fed that will lead America into hyperinflation (rapid loss of purchasing power).  Should hyperinflation actually happen Americans will need to be extra prepared in order to survive economic collapse.

3) The U.S. median home price will decline markedly in silver, yielding an opportunity for holders of silver to buy homes during the economic collapse.

The Federal Reserve will probably be successful at stabilizing housing prices with its inflationary monetary policy.  It will also be successful at massively diminishing the purchasing power of the dollar, which will actually make it easier for Americans to pay back their mortgages.  However, the Fed will not be able to reinflate the housing bubble.  The housing market is likely to continue to decline in terms of real money (gold and silver) during the U.S. economic collapse.  The current median home price is $ 170,600 or 5,500 ounces of silver.  With the Fed continuing to print massive amounts of money, and the substantial inventory of homes still on the market from the housing boom, the median home price could decline to 4000 ounces of silver in 2011.  The Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing will virtually guarantee that the median home price in the United States will decline to 1000 ounces of silver and possibly as low as 500 ounces of silver within this decade.

4) There will be a huge increase in municipal debt defaults.

The faltering economy of the past two years and impending economic collapse has seriously weakened the fiscal soundness of cities and municipalities.  Revenues are just not keeping up with expenses.  Because of these fiscal problems, investors are taking their money out of municipal bond funds in unprecedented amounts.  The federal government has a printing press to pay its debts with when tax revenues fall, but cities and municipalities do not.  Consequently, bond yields are expected to rise dramatically in the second half of 2011 with a series of defaults following.

5) The U.S. economic collapse will cause more Americans to buy gold.

Most Americans today have no idea what the price of gold is.  In fact in this video you can watch a man try to sell a one ounce gold coin for $ 50 with no takers.  People in general are simply clueless about the value of gold and its importance in a sound monetary system.  Now the mainstream media is saying there is a gold bubble because it has been above $ 1400 per ounce for most of 2011.  However, since very few Americans own gold and are more likely to be sellers rather than buyers, it is impossible for there to be gold bubble.  By the end of 2011 more Americans will buy gold as they come to understand its value as real money and a protector of wealth in an economic collapse.  As the public becomes more knowledgeable of gold we could see its price in 2011 rise to $ 2000 per ounce.  Free market economists expect gold to rise to $ 5000 or more per ounce within this decade.

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