Hyperinflationary PreperationSubmitted by TylerLiberty on Fri, 03/27/2009 - 00:48
Seriously imagining a hyperinflationary scenario would mean every aspect of my life would change. My electricity might cost too much to get on my computer, crude oil could sky rocket and become unaffordable, food would be as valuable as gold is now, etc. I'm willing to change my living habits within reason (ride a bicycle, plant a garden, eat less food). I'm trying to think of everything I will need to buy before hand.
Just last December I read a thread on here (http://www.dailypaul.com/node/76391) about preparing with freeze-dried foods. I had never even heard of FDF before (now I have 11 cases [6 bought from Ready Made Resources]). Besides food, I also recently bought a black pot and some alluminum foil to possibly cook with the sun. I also have a Berkey water filtration system. I have a hand gun (I need to buy more ammunition, and maybe another gun). I have about 100 ounces of silver and about 4 ounces of gold. I went nuts at Sam's Club and bought about a year's supplies of toiletries.
I will soon buy a bike, survival books, 1 or 2 cases of wine :), a solar power charger for my ipod, and more food. I was thinking about buying acoustic guitar strings and canning them with some oxygen absorbers. Would this prolong their life? I'd imagine oxygen is what rusts the strings over a period of time, but I don't know.
Am I missing anything? What else should I get? Keep in mind, I don't want to be bored (hence the music and wine) and I don't have a lot of money (about $500-1000 per month to set aside). Please help other DPers and me by giving suggestions.