(Started as a facebook note):
The facebook crowd who will see this are probably not as into grand
economic pronouncements and conspiracy theories as those on twitter.
However, essentially, if you have seen my facebook you probably know
that I think a grand crash is on the way so these are some (very basic)
How long are you prepping for?
Who knows. If the stock market crashes, there are 'bail ins'. People
don't have money, water, electricity and whatever else. It's not an
exact science predicting the future. Here are some basic ideas if you do
decide to prep a little (I guess about three days, my prep would last
1) Personal medications and things. Probably
not needed for 90% of people but important for the occasional diabetic
or asthmatic (I have a lot of ginger beer for hypoglycemia)
Water, if electricity goes off, water is important. We can survive
about three days without water. You can drink rainwater and you can
drink your own urine (sometimes people have survived on this last method
when others in the same situation have died)
The most important food requirement is carbohydrate for energy. How much
will we be able to cook? That is an important question. Nevertheless,
rice, potatoes (possibly tinned), oats, dried milk?
Tinned fruit and vegetables. Matching it to your own diet is important.
So I have a lot of tinned fish for protein that is a dietary
5) Salt, sugar, matches.
6) Basic sanitation like tissues and babywipes.
7) Light. Torches that don't break easily. Heat if you live in a cold area.
8) Weapons in case it gets bad.
Also, if there are 'bail ins' and the government takes money from citizens accounts to save itself. You may want to keep most of your cash outside that account.