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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

10 years ago

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

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KryptoniteAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 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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KryptoniteAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 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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AnarchistAsianKryptonite

Reply 10 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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KryptoniteAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 years ago

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

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nerdologist

10 years ago

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

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Kryptonitenerdologist

Reply 10 years ago

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

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nerdologistKryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kryptonitenerdologist

Reply 10 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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nerdologistKryptonite

Reply 10 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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Goodhartskunkbait

Reply 10 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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skunkbaitGoodhart

Reply 10 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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Goodhartskunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

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

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skunkbaitGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Nope, you gotta go with what ya got!

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Goodhartskunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

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

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 10 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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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 10 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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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Goodhart

10 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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inkstainedheartGoodhart

Reply 10 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

10 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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munineyeinkstainedheart

Reply 10 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

10 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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skunkbaitWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 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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skunkbaitPlasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Check out my forum, "Name this Bus".

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=SMART=skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

Awesome !! more pictures please !!

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skunkbait=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

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

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skunkbaitFirebert010

Reply 10 years ago

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

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skunkbaitFirebert010

Reply 10 years ago

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

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skunkbaitWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 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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skunkbaitNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

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

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KentsOkayskunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

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

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skunkbaitKentsOkay

Reply 10 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).