2017 May Go Dark, Prepare During The Calm: "A Storm is Coming"

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One can almost sense that unforeseen events could bring chaos to America, warns SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo...

Debts and economic catastrophes could play out, terrorism could strike, wars could spark to life, disaster may hit, and much more. While many have been optimistic about the promises of a new president, and a brighter spot for the free market, global affairs are complicated, and often bite from both ends. With Trump, no one really knows what to expect, and regardless, one man cannot steer all world events in his direction.

 

 

There are indeed rocky times ahead, and 2017 could be the year that goes dark. Prepare during this calm before the storm.

A Storm is Coming: Preppers Must Stay Vigilant in 2017

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne)) via ReadyNutrition.com,

While many believe the shift in government leaders in 2017 will bring us back to better times, one can never be too sure. As my father always said, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” These are still uncertain times, and as Jeremiah Johnson emphasizes in this article – with that uncertainty, we must continue to be ever vigilant in our preparedness endeavors.

ReadyNutrition Fans, this piece is an important exhortation to you – a sort of plea, if you will – to not lose your focus in preparations and your readiness-stance during these times.  With the Dow-Jones Industrial skyrocketing, the Christmas Holidays in full gear, Donald J. Trump about to be inaugurated, and the glow of a new patriotic dawn, everything seems OK, right?  Wrong.  This is not alarmist, but pragmatic.  We cannot allow a burst of patriotic positive fervor to dull the perception of the last 8 years.

Losing our focus is what allowed those 8 years in the first place.

The Unemployment Rate

The welcoming of a new President brings renewed hope in our government system; however, there is a lot of road to travel before the country is fixed. While many preppers feel relieved and are slowing their preparedness endeavors down, many preparedness experts are stressing the importance of not giving up. As preppers, we must keep an eye on indicators like the economy and unemployment. Bear in mind that unemployment is deliberately under-reported.  The economy is in bad shape.  Everyone is focusing on the happy times of Christmas cheer and family festivities.  I adjure to your intellects: do not relent in your focus or your activities to prepare for what is still around the corner.

They’re not celebrating festive, happy shopper days in Venezuela, where women are cutting off their own hair and selling it just to buy loaves of bread, or where a whole shopping bag full of Venezuelan Bolivars will not even buy a few days’ worth of essential supplies.

The Economy

The economy of the United States will take quite some time to recover.  You can continue in the true economy that you have started: the acquisition of supplies, materials, and resources that always hold their worth and have an intrinsic value.  Gold, silver, and precious metals…in physical form…these have worth and lasting, intrinsic value.  For an excellent analysis of just where the United States is economically, I highly recommend an article written by Shaun Bradley on December 8, 2016 entitled Cash is No Longer King: The Phasing Out of Physical Money Has Begun,” and downloadable for your files.

Another article worth mentioning was written by Susan Duclos of All News Pipeline, entitled We are Facing the Most Important Battle of All at the Most Dangerous Moment in History,” released on December 10, 2016.  Here is an excerpt from that article:

We at ANP are noting a lot of optimism from investors with stocks soaring,  to economic confidence reaching new highs, to small business owners, to household spending and even prepping has hit a “multi-year low,” all the articles I am reading are crediting the election of Donald Trump as reason for all this optimism, but as much as I hate to rain on everyone’s parade… now is the most dangerous time in history, not a time to assume just because one man was elected, all the wrongs will be made right, the failing economy will automatically just magically fix itself.”

These timely and sagacious words show that the battle is not over yet.  In this vein, do not lose focus!  Don’t allow the holiday cheer and festive atmosphere to leave you blindsided and thinking that the battle is over!  Other blogsites have reported that sales of emergency equipment and supplies have been drastically on the decline since the election was finished.  Remember: North Korea, Russia, and China still pose a viable threat in several areas of the world, the world economy is quite bad, and the U.S. has by no means recovered from the nightmare of two consecutive Obama terms.

Stay the Course for 2017!

Stay focused.  Gear your shopping and holiday activities to always take a back seat to awareness of the overall situation.  Stock up on your precious metals and long-term food supplies and water procurement capabilities.  Continue to locate and obtain the tools, medicines, and equipment you and your family will need.  Just because the “Captains” are about to change does not mean that the ship will change its course…the one taking it toward a wreck on the reefs.  Don’t let that reef loom up and blindside you to take you unawares.  Enjoy your holidays, but do so with one eye on the festivities and another one on the horizon…aware of what is going on around you.  Do not stop the preparations for even one minute.  Happy holidays, and keep up that good fight!  JJ out!

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apadictionary's picture

i have been hearing this for 10 years now.

----_-'s picture

if you keep telling tomorrow could become a rainy day eventually your prediction will fulfill your prophecy. afterwards you can say: see? i told you

 

that aside a without the fed and massive rigging there should have been be a crash by 2007-2008 occured

apadictionary's picture

yes, why not start the new year with some fresh fear porn.

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) apadictionary Dec 30, 2016 3:21 AM

Hey! I don't know what you like but I love fresh fear porn! MOAR!

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Whatever can fit on of apartment…

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Boris Alatovkrap Dec 30, 2016 5:46 AM

Are you teasing me Boris?

Now, now, be a good boy or no borscht for you!

Motasaurus's picture

2017 could see the US go dark? 

One can only hope. 

Mr.Sono's picture

2017 is the year when liberals heads explode. It shall be fun.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

AdBlock does not work on articles like this.  

Folkvar's picture

'Remember: North Korea, Russia, and China still pose a viable threat in several areas of the world' - Er, no actually. The threat to the world is the United States under Zionist control trying to pick fights all the time. The rest of the world is simply reacting to that threat. 

fattail's picture

Once again the russkies are trotted out as the all encompasing originator of terror, fear, and misery.  

Just don't ask anyone in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, vietnam, or any of the places the IMF and World Bank have gone to help our neighbors become indebted to us.  Central and South america come to mind.

What a joke.  You would think a green beret would something about american history.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

How about reading some historical facts...like those about recurring famine, plagues, genocides and wars? Or, don't they fit your "trust gooberment" programming?

OverTheHedge's picture

"Please, please keep buying all this prepper stuff because my business model depends upon you being scared". Am I too cynical?

Pinch's picture

why not start the new year with some fresh fear porn.

One of President-elect Donald Trump's first appointments was white supremacist Stephen Bannon to a senior advisory position in the White House. David Duke loves it.

Trump's later appointments have included:
* Senator Jeff Sessions, who was even too racist for Strom Thurmond

* A climate-change denying politician from Oklahoma to head the EPA

* His pick for Treasury Secretary is a Goldman Sachs executive who foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman over 27 cents

U.S. Senators must stand up against hatred and greed. Fight to block and resist every Trump nominee who embraces racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, climate denial, and Wall Street greed.

Sign the petition to Senators: Block Trump's cabinet of hate and Wall Street greed.

John_Coltrane's picture

Oh my God, not racists in the government! As if Obama wasn't the most racist POTUS in history.

By the way, using the descriptive both adjectives white and supremacist to modify a noun is redundant. WASP values and culture are superior to every other one-that's why we dominate the world in every intellectual pursuit. And why Africans, for example, lacked the concept of a wheel, when Europeans colonized their primative asses.

Finally, try "pinching" off a loaf, eat it, and then die. We won't miss your annoying comments.

pathosattrition's picture

Sorry to have to tell you: WASPs no longer run things. The Jews do.

Moe Hamhead's picture

Pinch:  Onward comrades!  We annointed will overcome the will of the ignorant masses!

StagStopa's picture

That's "primitive", mr. White genius.

Fify.

Roxi

HockeyFool's picture

Let's sign a petition to block you.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Hey Loaf, thanks for the shot in the arm. After reading all that negativity, it was your post to put a smile back on my face. Like watching the snowflakes cry, seeing you lash out and document your fears was cathartic. Thanks again, bub.

buttmint's picture

Pinch...uh, where in the fuck did you come from? Outer Space?

Snout the First's picture

Pinch, you are absolutely right. Cabinet members should only be people who have been total failures in life, or university professors who have never done a real days work in their lives, and are full of Marxist bullshit. <sarcasm off>

englishvinal's picture

Give me a break .... a break from the "politically correct card"... the "race card" got worn out ... more or less because Obama and his cohorts used it until nobody could STAND to listen to the BS anymore... even the poor fools who "wanted to see a black man in the white house" got fed up with the flimsy excuse that everything that was a FAIL was because somebody out there was discriminating against "the black man"...

Now the excuse is "climate deniers".. "Simon Legree mortgage foreclosers"... "zenophobics" (whatever that term really means)..   misogynists.. (???)...

people who do not approve of fudge packing on general principals - aka "homophobes".... blah blah - whine whine.

Personally I don't like the concept that the people in positions of "deciders" (as Smirky Bush called it), are billionaires... BUT the "warm and fuzzy" liberal cabal helped to dig the economic HOLE (cess-pit) that the entire country is frantically wallowing in are millionaires/billionairs as well, always have been they are just more dishonest about their economic status..............

.............. so the ONLY and LAST chance that may exist for turning the freight-train to disaster onto another track before it runs 320 million people flat is to make a major change in "leadership"....

So... F-off, you paid to post TROLL............ What is... IS. And the nation is shifting. Watch, take care of number ONE.. and family... and see what plays out.

englishvinal's picture

Give me a break .... a break from the "politically correct card"... the "race card" got worn out ... more or less because Obama and his cohorts used it until nobody could STAND to listen to the BS anymore... even the poor fools who "wanted to see a black man in the white house" got fed up with the flimsy excuse that everything that was a FAIL was because somebody out there was discriminating against "the black man"...

Now the excuse is "climate deniers".. "Simon Legree mortgage foreclosers"... "zenophobics" (whatever that term really means)..   misogynists.. (???)...

people who do not approve of fudge packing on general principals - aka "homophobes".... blah blah - whine whine.

Personally I don't like the concept that the people in positions of "deciders" (as Smirky Bush called it), are billionaires... BUT the "warm and fuzzy" liberal cabal helped to dig the economic HOLE (cess-pit) that the entire country is frantically wallowing in are millionaires/billionairs as well, always have been they are just more dishonest about their economic status..............

.............. so the ONLY and LAST chance that may exist for turning the freight-train to disaster onto another track before it runs 320 million people flat is to make a major change in "leadership"....

So... F-off, you paid to post TROLL............ What is... IS. And the nation is shifting. Watch, take care of number ONE.. and family... and see what plays out.

ducksinarow's picture

Just keep collecting your labels. Beanie babies were once considered to be collectable and now you can not pay any one but the waste management to take them.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Cynical won't fill your belly or protect you wife and daughters from the ebonic mooselamic plague.

Idaho potato head's picture

I was down at the coin shop yesterday and I thought I was in a soup line, all those unemployed people lining up for the gold coin sale.

kommissar's picture

coin shops must be different in idaho: around sw wa state they only buy.  i don't even try anymore - just buy online, from an id company, btw.

ONEwarrior's picture

OOh yea, all is great, spend, spend, spend. Eat, Drink, and be Merry. Never Fear Trump is here.

Throw away you house keys, who needs locks. Sell every gun you have.

Never Fear, Trump is here.

underman's picture

Some things take time.  Best to prep and never need it.  Be thankful.

DanDaley's picture

We're in the eye of the hurricane, and for the moment it's nice and sunny.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Nah...just be a nigger. Be happy, don't worry. Whitey will feed you...or you can eat him.

sinbad2's picture

Agreed, the US dollar collapsed in 1971, but by various means they have prevented nature taking its course.

However it's coming up to 50 years, and they can't keep the ponzi scheme going forever.

They must be getting a bit anxious, because the US has been reduced to destroying nations that threaten the dollar, when in the past an economic hitman would have sufficed.

The rise of China has also meant that the American economic model is being challenged.

China wants a slow planned economic decline in the US, so they won't push the economic nuke button unless they are forced.

It really depends on the US leadership, slow decline or a massive collapse, we will all know which it will be within 2 years.

jaxville's picture

Me too.... But in the last couple of months I have bought a refurbished civil defense Geiger counter and a modern Geiger counter/dosimeter.

  I hope that was a waste of money.

SHsparx's picture

Well, I mean I thought 2015 was bad with all the mass shootings. Then when 2016 came around and all the craziness of election madness, riots, protests, crazy talks of Russian hacking and war preparations. So it is getting progressively worse.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

"progressively" worse...well said.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Like you and many others, I too have heard this Doom & Gloom, Perma-Bear hype for > 5 years, ever since I was introduced to ZH by a boutique Bond trader in Canada.

Whenever there is light at the end of the tunnel, I see the Doomers doubling down -- as though they fear losing the Fear v. Hope Narrative.

If you support Trump, as most here do, then it's time to step away from the Doomsday Kool-Aid fountain. You can't have it both ways.

RayKu's picture

One man cannot fix what ails this country and the world as a whole. I like and support Trump, but he's not a silver bullet to slay the wrongs of the world.

There are a contingent of people that wish for a collapse. They want to live out their fantasy dystopian life and won't be deterred from preaching it. The vast majority of them haven't a clue what such a life is like. I've had the misfortune of getting a taste of it in countries that fell into economic, natural disaster, and violent strife. I wouldn't wish for it, or wish it on my worst enemy. It is my sincere prayer that such times never become national to regional wide here.

That said, the potential is always there. For the youths of the nation, I hope it's never realized, but I won't stick my head in the sand and say that it cannot.

DanDaley's picture

Well said, yet living in a city were things to get bad, is a death wish. Prudent action is eventually rewarded.

JRobby's picture

What happened to the boutique bond trader from Canada? 

Pure Evil's picture

A boutique bond trader from Canada, now that's funny.

Is it somehow synonymous with a gay bath house fellator?

gatorengineer's picture

How about one man cannot re-create Mathematics so the books work.......  I would love for someone to allow me to sleep better and show me how mathematically this problem is solveable....?  If it is that would be great news, and I can dump alot of gear.

No I think 2017 promises to be alot of ugly.  How ugly depends on the Bond market

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

The solution to the bond problem is coming:  it's called repudiation.  And it's happened many times in human history.  Confederate states' debts were repudiated during Reconstruction.  After Reconstruction, Southern states' debt taken on by the carpetbaggers were repudiated.  Czarist debts were repudiated by the Bolsheviks; and while not a full repudiation just a technical default, FDR's cancellation of the gold clauses in Liberty Bonds in the 1930s effectively cancelled a large portion of that debt.  

It is ironic that in finance, short-term government debt is treated as "risk free."  Over a short enough time horizon, that's probably OK.  But since the long-run consists of a series of short-runs, eventually the long-runl bites.  History shows repeatedly that governments are the least trustworthy borrowers because the constraints on their spending and borrowing are the weakest.  The current episode of binge borrowing will end, but in the meantime, governments will double down on the hunt for resources in order to keep the charade going for as long as possible.  But end it will.  Count on it.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"You can't have it both ways."

That's a classic false dichotomy.

Indeed you can. Doomsday porn as a reminder to keep vigilant during these Trumptomistic times? Not out of line as I can see.

Yes, we are not out of the woods by any stretch. Good to remain vigilant. Keep prepping, keep stacking. Hope for the best, be prepared.  

 

Mimir's picture

You were then probably not around before.

It is just part of human nature. There has always been nutheads around announcing, that the world we know, will stop before the end of the week.

Cloud9.5's picture

I live in Florida.  The first hurricane to come over the top of my house was Hurricane Donna.  It was forty years before Charlie, Francis and Jean showed up.  That’s a pretty big gap.  Still I had lights, a hot shower, cooked food and cold beer while the rest of the hood sat in the dark.  Is it stupid to prepare for what is inevitable, I don’t think so.

logicalman's picture

Better to be ready for something that doesn't happen than unprepared for something that does.