Inflation is a big problem in the modern globalist economy. Much bigger than official government stats are willing to admit…which is why we keep the ShadowStats figures on the sidebar here. How can you survive inflation?
As I’ve been transitioning from corporate, government-dependent, big-city life to survival life in the rural American Redoubt, I’ve been learning to produce my own raw materials for survival.
I just got an irrigation pump functional on my secondary water supply, and have all water rights to make it legit. It’s been a dry summer, but now I’m moving water from my river to the fields to keep things green.
I bought chicks several months ago and they have just reached an age in which they started laying eggs. The chickens go out and eat the grass and weeds and bugs, and turn all that free stuff into eggs, which are loaded with great nutrients and can be used in all sorts of recipes. Will I make an egg burrito, a custard, or pasta noodles from scratch? I don’t know, but those all use a lot of eggs and I’m about to have more eggs than I normally buy from the grocery store.
If I were still buying eggs from the store, I’d be paying increasing prices along with everything else. That’s not even counting factors like crazy California laws pushing up prices for everybody. The feds are supposed to protect interstate trade, but instead they are letting one state tell all the others how things are going to be made.
Sure, I’ll never be producing my own smartphones on a homestead. But in a true long term grid-down, who cares about smartphones and other such luxuries? How about knowing your family is set for all the basics for living? The more money you’re not spending today on debt payments and buying stuff you could be making, the more money you have available to buy the stuff you can’t make by yourself, like firearms and ammo (for most people).
Its a small victory over inflation, but yet another of many I never imagined I’d have when sitting in a corporate cubicle on the East Coast.