Now you own it…Where should you keep it
In the present western industrialized society, there is a complex
system of distribution that brings the everyday things of life to most
people. There is little need and less interest in storing all the things that
are instantaneously available. There is a sense of ease and inattention
to where things come from, borne in the understanding that whatever
is wanted is obtainable by just taking a short trip in the car to the local
store. But what if suddenly all of that were no longer to be the case?
More and more evidence points to that scenario soon being a very real
and vivid reality for most Americans.
It has been said that “people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.” It
is precisely the “What if?” parts of life that are the hardest to plan for,
but some basic ground rules can be followed. A few simple realizations
are helpful in basic “contingency” planning.
First, one must realize that many, if not most of the murmuring
multitude simply will not hear the clarion call to action. It is built into
the gene pool perhaps, but it always seems to be so. There is simply no
way that everyone will become aware of the condition of things. Others
will ignore whatever uncomfortable information does not neatly plug
into the puppet show picture and distorted data that the truth
managers have provided them. Although the build-up to the present
state of emergency and imminent event horizon has actually been long
reported and loudly broadcast, not by the managed main stream media,
but by other, more trustworthy sources, that it is only the heavy
dosages and industrial strength of the numbing narcotics of big network
news that has deafened them.
Like the mob that may perish in a burning theater, when they finally
do understand their peril enough to be alarmed, it is often too late. The
panicked crowd is trapped by the sheer number of them that have
suddenly plugged the exit in an attempt to escape. The increasing smell
of smoke had been ignored as irrelevant while the make-believe movie
still played. Not until the flames reach the projector or the big screen
itself melts down and the horrified crowd reflexively yells ”FIRE,” will
they believe they are in danger, as they are trampled or trample others
in a rush for the door.
Even when the general understanding is that action must be taken,
like when the captain of a cruise ship announces that the reason the
vessel has been listing so hard, is that it has been taking on water and is
sinking. The captain calmly directs all passengers to begin to make their
way to the lifeboats, but in the ensuing panic, orderliness and civility are
soon thrown overboard. Precious moments are lost in spontaneous
battles for possession of whatever looks buoyant, and many will be
locked in the mob as it presses for the last of the lifeboats. When the
struggling throngs find themselves in the water, they may begin to
drown each other in an attempt to remain afloat, and will swamp any
lifeboat within reach, overwhelming it in an attempt to survive.
The zeitgeist is beseeching all of humanity to question the current
paradigm and to take steps towards preparation for survival of and
prospering in the coming shift. Sensing the already unfolding
catastrophe inherent in the collapse of cabal-controlled collectivism, a
certain number of individualists, and seekers of truth have begun to
systematically store supplies of every possible kind. Lambasted in the
main-stream media as “kooks,” these characteristically self-reliant and
sensible “preppers”, as they are known, are quietly stocking up. It is
unfortunately a small percentage of the populace that is doing any of
That only a few have awakened is, ironically enough, to the distinct
advantage of the “early adopter” of the practice of saving for the rainy
days ahead. The stampede has not started yet, and only part of the
herd has begun to move. The mavericks that were comfortable outside
the drove in the first place have run off already, their now distant hoofbeats
having actually gotten the attention of some of the ones already
in motion. There is still plenty of stuff to be had…for now.
There is another shady slice of society who may see what’s coming
but choose to rely on the preparations made by others, which they will
beg, borrow, or steal in the moment of crisis. These are the ones who
didn’t just “fail to plan,” as it is their “plan to fail to plan” all along. It is
these, and those they can conscript into their service who will be, or
potentially will be users of brute force in order to take whatever they
want or think they need. This may include the commandeering of
supplies by predatory, rogue government as has been provided for in
dubiously legal decrees from the powers that be.
Whatever store of value that is visible and accessible to this crowd
is potentially to be forfeited by the one who stored it. The most basic
rule of security is therefore that stockpiles must, by necessity, be saved
in secret. It would be nice to be able to share details with everyone, but
due to the danger of foul play by the shady slice sector above either in
troubled times or quieter times, that is a fantasy at best.
If an item or stockpile of items is too large or otherwise
inconvenient to hide, it must be camouflaged. It can be hidden in plain
site by appearing to be nothing of interest. It can be utilized in a standby
role, or disguised as something common or useless. The
innumerable examples in nature of flora and fauna blending in with
their environment can forever be drawn from for ideas.
Keeping a prudent reserve of any useful thing is never a bad idea, if
space permits. Perhaps one’s choices in what types of property or
facilities are under one’s control should take the potential for wise
storage into consideration. Not everything needs to be given the same
level of discrete security. Whether someone sees a stash of toilet
paper, for example, is not as important as how safely and secretly out of
sight the investment silver is. A hidden safe is a very good idea.
There is no end to the possibilities in security storage designs and
installations but regardless of what is implemented, it must be kept
secret from all but the most trusted of one’s associates, including
family. Just because someone is family, does not mean they should
ever be entrusted with information that could potentially result in loss,
if they are not of the caliber to be known as reliably trustworthy.
General tendencies of people should be considered in the light of
possibility of facing a very different set of stresses and temptations.
Someone, who in quiet times is essentially “cash register” honest but
has other personality traits, which if amplified are potentially a liability,
hazard, or security threat, may not be a good candidate to take into
one’s confidence. Care must therefore be exercised in the choice of
with whom one shares any vital or sensitive information, including
about what is stored, how it is stored, and where it is stored. None of
that should be casually discussed as each topic may give away another.
It is best to just maintain as low a profile as possible before, during,
and after the hard reset on the horizon. This is just plain common
sense. The few moments where true heroism is called for most often
happen in unseen anonymity anyway, so there is no advantage to
undue fanfare. In times of trouble, as far as possible, it is simply best to
be able to keep one’s goods out of sight and out of mind.
Like every significant event in history, the details of the coming
transition will be different for every individual. Specific changes in
circumstances will require flexibility and adaptability. It may become
necessary to quickly switch to other plans, as different decisions are
made to duck and cover, break and run, stand and fight, or batten down
the hatches and weather the storm.
We have arrived at a time when if you can’t touch it, you don’t own
it. Hold your own wealth in a private secure place. Protect yourself.