“How’s life in the bunker?” My client asked me yesterday.
“Great,” I responded. “Spent time talking about food distribution and network disruption today.”
“Just a typical day, right?” He asked.
“Exactly.” I responded.
Earlier in the day, a colleague and I ran through a list of items our families are prepped for. It was sort of like a “Go, no go,” from Apollo 13 mission control (let’s hope not!). When we got to food he said, “I can’t believe Americans aren’t taking another shutdown more seriously, especially when it comes to food.” (As you know I’m good on the canned fish).
“I’ve been loading up on stuff to get us through the holidays,” he said. “It’s incredible how fast stuff flew off the shelves in March. Why we’re all not thinking about this is pretty shocking.” He said.
That’s life in the Newport bunker. He and I have fun running calculations on cals stored and so on and so forth. He’ll be in the woods hunting next week. He’s my in house, go to survivalist.
How will your money survive in a disaster? My client asked about the strength of the financial system yesterday. You know I like Fidelity. They’re a hard target.
EMP threat, systematic risk, self-defense, food shortages, and other unpleasantries make life working in the bunker fun. When you get good at challenging stuff, like anything in life, it becomes fun, however grim prepping may sound. But that’s life in the bunker.
Talking to a client on the Gulf Coast yesterday, we reviewed the latest hurricanes that ripped through his seaside neighborhood. “Crap everywhere,” about sums it up. He is upgrading his generator and said the earliest Generac can get there is January. I hope you’re paying attention here.
Another client told me about his farm and his survival cache. He’s a boater, so right there, I know he’s better inclined than most to be a survivalist. Same goes for RV’ers. (Learning to live that close with your spouse takes skills.) He tells me he’s good on gold/silver survival coins and cash (remember, ATMs don’t work in a power outage). He’s also good on the shotgun front.
Action Line: Are you prepared? Keep moving forward. You don’t need to do it all today. But do try to do something. Pass it on to someone who’s serious like you.
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