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Contingency Plan Answered

As part of my disaster readiness planning, I have given the scenario of a global economic meltdown much consideration. To this end I have compiled a thorough step-by-step contingency plan. I am happy to now be able to make this guide actionable and will be sharing all of this information as an Instructable shortly. How about you? Have you done any preparation? Have you given the matter any forethought?

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

12 years ago

put all your money in a chinese bank, and watch your money inflate....

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

...making money like that is quite common, and it really can screw up the economy if somebody pulls out of a certain country. Meh, atleast you get some cheap money out of it.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

lolz, very good point!

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

curse u! I wanted to be the last one to reply for this conversation to you, but alas, nay, I hath been denied once again, of the love that I deserve.

...blame my evil english teacher teaching us about stupid Sakespeare and his play, "A Mid Summer Night's Dream

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

ha ha oops, i just denied you agian :P

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

I will not be denied! =D

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

ok you can have it OH NO, I DID IT AGAIN!

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

...this thread's gonna keep going isn't it...?

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

ha ha ermm... only if you want... i promise, i'll give you the last word, if you want. :P

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

lolz. It's k, I don't mind, won't keep me from trying though! *implodes*

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nerdologist
nerdologist

12 years ago

I have some great kitchen tips on baking with children. They taste excellent. So tender.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

Hehe, roast children, with fingers for dessert. Well u did say cooking with children!

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nerdologist
nerdologist

Reply 12 years ago

That's what I implied. Read _A Modest Proposal_ by Jonathan Swift if you haven't already. :)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

...whoah, thats amazing cuz i thought u just had ur wording slightly mixed up and made a joke. then I worked out that you had already implied what I had made a joke of. Seeing this, I threw myself off a cliff, caught myself before I was brutally killed and then proceeded to eat myself starting at the stomach before I worked out the food would just fall out every where, having nowhere to go. BTW the modest proposal was a good proposal.

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nerdologist
nerdologist

Reply 12 years ago

I wasn't trying to inflict social anxiety on you. I was excited that somebody understood my humor. So where is this cliff? I think I will collect your remains for a stew that I have been planning...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I don't know......green stew ?

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

"Whatchagot Stew"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Kryptonite, at least in the Superman series, was green.....nerdologist was going to collect Kryptonite's remains and make stew..... ;-)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, I get it. But "Whatchagot" still applies. When you don't have "real" stew ingredients, you go with what you've got (whatchagot). I think leftover Kryptonite would go nicely with... let's see...(looks in cupboard)... sardines, pork n' beans, two lifesavers, and dandelion greens.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm, leave out the kryptonite, and the lifesavers, and you have a real nice stew there :-)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Nope, you gotta go with what ya got!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

They were what you mentioned....you don't have to put everything you own into the stew LOL

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

Why have I become the subject of a thread in a comment about the economy crashing, and being talked about to be put in a STEW!?!?! Hmm, when you're done cooking can you let me try some of myself? And you leave those lifesavers alone! They're mine!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

something about the branch of the thread where you toss yourself off a cliff or something? I went, um, downhill from there ;-)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 12 years ago

Rhetorical question. Oh well, I'm not complaining. And where's those lifesavers!?!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

So, I have forgotten if I asked this already I had wanted to, but now can't find the post, so maybe I forgot but these instructables should be on individual projects and not a conglomeration of small ones? Or doesn't it matter?

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inkstainedheart
inkstainedheart

Reply 12 years ago

I think so long as the tips/steps are somehow related, it should be okay. I mean, who's going to deny steps on how to save money?

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inkstainedheart
inkstainedheart

12 years ago

Just check out what people did during WWII. Recycling glass and plastic for cash, growing "victory" gardens for extra food/spices. A lot of people already using carpool systems or are looking at alternate transportation methods.

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munineye
munineye

Reply 12 years ago

I have to agree here. There are plenty of older books on how to live frugally in tough times, or hey, go talk to a family member who lived back then and knew how to save money. They'll appreciate the company and interest, and you'll get useful suggestions. I have to say victory gardens are probably my favorite of the ideas, but then I'm a green thumb anyway.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

I'd siphon the gas out of a few neighbor's cars and take it with me on a nice long drive to NachoMahma's house. He has guns.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

You can stop at my place on the way (I'm not too far from Nacho), and spend a week in the "survival bus"!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

That is cool!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Check out my forum, "Name this Bus".

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

okay...

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

Awesome !! more pictures please !!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Check my forum "Name this Bus".

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

I'll post 'em in a couple of days, I'm hardly ever home (during daylight) these days.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

Reply 12 years ago

That's awesome. You must post more pictures.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Check out my forum in Random Fun. It's called "Name this Bus".

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

I'll try. One is the survival bus, th other is the "storage bus".

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, they both run and drive, but I don't have them insured, so they stay on my property.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. Yeeeeeeee-haw! You are such a Redneck! ROFLMAO

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Notice the gas can strapped to the front? That's the gas tank! Feeds directly to the carb.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

I had been wondering about that...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Cool! Hmmmm.... NachoMahma and Skunkbait Present: Survival Colony of Assorted Persons Count me in!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

I'm hoping to do an ible on how to make a "Skoolie". It's quite a job, but the finished product is a HEAVY DUTY recreational vehicle (for about $2000).