Originally Posted by TLuker
I don't think an all out SHTF situation is likely anytime soon, but I could be wrong? I also think everyone should make every attempt to be as self sufficient as possible regardless of SHTF. You can never be free if you can't provide for yourself.
Has anyone thought about another major economic depression?
While we are currently in a pretty bad recession, some folks think that we will come out of it unscathed.
The reality is this:
A few countries around the world are completely broke. Our country is borrowing money left and right and scrambling to pay it back. Hell, a few months ago, I had to worry about not receiving a paycheck while deployed to Afghanistan!!!
Another Depression, like our depression in the brig inning of this century would devastate and quite possibly end our country. Here's why:
1- Population...... There are nearly 5 times more people in this country now than there were back then. That means there would be more outs to feed, more cars to fuel, more households to heat, and more criminals and/or vagrants that will try to rob, steal, and hurt people for what they have.
2- Less natural resources. During the first depression, there was MUCH more petroleum, water, and even fresh air!
Many experts believe that if the stock market fell and everyone lost all their money/savings, there would be widespread pain and crime.
Marshal law would be enacted as law enforcement would not be able to control the population.
Back then, people were brought up better and had better values and morals instilled in them. Nowadays, sadly, it is not so.
Even the military, it is expected, four lose up to 44% of its ranks as soldiers, who would not receive a paycheck, would simply quit and go AWOL. (I wouldn't, but I can assure you that many would.)
So, in essence, another depression could likely be our next SHTF scenario.....
"Adjust your DOPE Sergeant!....... Not the skunk smellin' stuff in your BugOut bag!!! The stuff that makes you hit that target