Episode-10- 15 No Risk Survival Tactics
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I believe many people shy away from becoming more self sufficient and prepared for uncertain times because they are under the impression that survivalism and survivalists are by nature radical and part of a fringe movement. They tend to see any planning for disaster or emergency preparedness as something best left to militia members or members of the “tin foil hat brigade”. Nothing could be further from the truth, modern survivalism and tactics such as survival gardening are mostly just a set of smart ways to live your live, save and invest your money and stay informed about risks.
This podcast evaluates 15 common survival tactics that
- Are positive ways to live even if nothing ever goes wrong
- Will provide you insurance against uncertain times
- Will improve your lifestyle and possibly your retirement
- Are easy to implement
- Can be done by anyone
- And most importantly have no downside or risk regardless of what does or does not occur
I am a 24 year old living in Australia. I have A$24,000 saved up. I am thinking about buying some land in the country but I am wondering if I should buy a large track of land in the middle of nowhere or whether I should buy a small house in a small town. In an emergency, land in the middle of nowhere will probably be safer because there are fewer people. However, I will have no house to live in. Guns are illegal in Australia, so I won’t be able to protect my property in the event of an emergency. While I like the idea of individuals given the right to protect themselves and their property, I am also worried about people like Josef Fritzl who lock their children up in the basement and use them as sex slaves. Too much individual freedom and privacy will make it so much easier to get away with things like these.
You also say that stockpiling food is important. I think that just by buying land in the country you hedge yourself against food price inflation. As food prices go up, rural land is more valuable to farmers, so its value in theory should go up. Land in urban areas however are subject to the state of the economy, so it’s almost no different to buying shares.