In today’s show, we go over some cheap preparedness supplies to avoid, and the prepping gear you can’t afford to fail in a disaster. We also cover How to live a depression-era lifestyle, and how history is seasonal and repeats itself. Could we be in for a rude awakening in the near future?
Lessons From the Great Depression
In this show, we will discuss how The Great Depression unfolded and some lessons we can learn from it. Because of the overcomplexity of government, and global interconnectivity, a depression level event could be far worse than it was in the 1930s.
As they say, “The bigger they are, the harder that fall.” Our country has put Band-aids on top of band-aids over the last century and not thoughts about actually solving these economic problems. We have changed from a producer society to a consumer society, and the government is racking up debt at an alarming rate.
As a society, we have lost the skills and self-reliance people had 100 years ago. We depend on other people for our survival, and there would be a steep learning curve for most people in this country if we had to go back to that. This is prepping in a nutshell, learning to live more self reliantly and less dependent on modern conveniences.
Avoiding Cheap Preparedness Supplies
With all the money we spend on preparedness supplies and gear, it’s impossible not to cut corners here and there. While it’s true that not all your prepping supplies need to be “top of the line,” there are some supplies that absolutely need to be quality-made and tested.
The last thing you want is to find out something is a piece of junk when you need it most. The strap breaking on your bug out bag when you are trying to get home or a knife that breaks when you are trying to start a fire will only increase the stress of an already bad situation.
In the show tonight, we go over a few prepping items that come to mind when thinking about saving money without sacrificing quality. It’s easier said than done sometimes, but it is possible.
History is Seasonal: The 4 Turnings
We have all heard the saying, “If you fail to learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.” We have probably heard this so many times that it doesn’t hold the weight that it should. History is seasonal, and I believe we are heading into winter if we are not already there.
Nations have risen and fallen throughout the years and, until we (the human race) learn to understand why this happens, we are at some point or another heading towards the same fate.
Over at Survivalist Prepper I wrote an article titled “History is Seasonal, and Winter is Coming” which goes over the cyclical patterns throughout history, and what we can learn from them.
The First Turning – Stability: A High, an upbeat era focused on family, building infrastructure, strengthening institutions, and weakening individualism.
The Second Turning – The Awakening: A passionate era of spiritual upheaval, children come of age, moral agenda changes, emotions break out.
The Third Turning – The Unraveling: A downcast era of strengthening individualism and weakening institutions. Values are questioned, and restraints are broken down.
The Fourth Turning – The Crisis: A decisive era of secular upheaval, when the values regime propels the replacement of the old civic order with a new one. A leader usually precipitates the crisis. Examples include Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II.
TSP054 Prepping Supplies & The Great Depression – Prepper News & Survival Tips with Duff & Dale is written by DaleG for thesurvivalpreppers.com