Saturday, October 5, 2013

A must read by Code Name Insight

I should have seen the opportunity to take away a few lessons from the latest news. Thanks for reminding us why we prepare for the uncertain future. There will be a lot of collateral damage from the shut down, and maybe a few more preppers will be born.

The Government Shutdown

Well now that we are in to day two of the government shutdown, what are the lessons we can take away from this?

  • There's very little you can do when it comes to the government.  Yes you can call your congressman, yes you can stick to CNN like it is your lifeline and become more depressed by the hour, yes you can rant on online forums.  None of that will do much good.
  • This is why you should vote.
  • This is also why you should have both a fat and fluffy emergency fund and be debt free.
  • And why (especially in this instance if you are a government employee) you should have multiple streams of income.
  • Plus this is yet another example of why you can't depend on anyone other than yourself (your job, your income, your government military pension...all shot to hell at the whim of your elected governing officials).
  • Although unlikely, if this shutdown goes on for more than a month, you will see civil unrest (are you prepared for such an event?)
tldr; no matter what is happening in in the world at large, YOU are responsible for yourself which is why preparedness is so freaking important.  You need to be prepared for anything anyone can throw at you.  You need to prepare now.


  1. Replies
    1. Nope, maybe it will wake a few sheeple that depend on the government. nah.

  2. K, i am prepared. I have had ample enough time to scope my surroundings out for the past seven years, i know who is who, who they are and what they are about. I don't rely on my retirement and disability pensions as a sole income like others do. I have a support system of like minded individual with beans, bullets, band aids, and bullion. If it happens, lets roll.

    1. I'm glad to know that you and your family will be better off than 99% of the people. Keep Right On prepping!