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Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2021, 04:32:01 PM »
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  • Yes. Also what used to be called "junk silver," especially dimes and quarters.
    Just for perspective, with silver at $22.37/troy oz this moment, the silver content in a "junk" (pre-1964) dime is "worth" $1.63, quarter is "worth" $4.05, and half-dollar is "worth" $8.09.

    I say "worth" in quotes because the barter value will be quite different depending upon circuмstances.

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    Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
    « Reply #31 on: December 02, 2021, 05:28:59 PM »
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    Just for perspective, with silver at $22.37/troy oz this moment, the silver content in a "junk" (pre-1964) dime is "worth" $1.63, quarter is "worth" $4.05, and half-dollar is "worth" $8.09.

    I say "worth" in quotes because the barter value will be quite different depending upon circuмstances.
    The good news is that the "paper value" of silver (i.e. $22.37) is far lower than the actual/street value.  Go try to buy silver coins for $23 and you'll pay quite a premium.  Meaning = the "real value on the street" is higher than the paper/trading value, which is often manipulated. 


    Bottomline: If you're able to invest in silver coins, do so.  It's the most undervalued asset on the planet.  It's only going to go up.  $40/oz is still a steal.  Junk silver will be a little less in cost, but still worth it.


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    Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
    « Reply #32 on: December 02, 2021, 08:05:02 PM »
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  • War Nickels are the cheapest way to stack and have extremely low premiums. Also since they are 35% they are good "change", even moreso than later junk silver.
    "We dare not even start to hope until the Faith, the true Faith, and its revealed content, are secured in our minds. Only in terms of Faith do we dare to hope."

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    Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
    « Reply #33 on: December 02, 2021, 08:34:37 PM »
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  • Coins will go up in value the more they become scarce and they have machines at stores where you can turn them in for crypto.

    Still, all of this, the coins, the ham radios or morse code etc. will only work if you have networked with other like minded people.

    And considering gas will not be available people will need a network that is within walking distance.

    It will be very hard to network after we are cut off.

    The others in the like-minded non complying network will have to also have a ham radio, telegraph machine, and coins or other things for bartering.

    Has anyone had meetings with others from their chapel to make plans?

    This will be the tricky part because people will be encouraged to snitch on others.

    The other thing to consider is bug out bags and living in the forest for a time.  One would need to know how to forage.

     

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    Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
    « Reply #34 on: December 02, 2021, 08:53:48 PM »
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  • And considering gas will not be available people will need a network that is within walking distance.

     
    Converting food waste into cooking gas | Sustainable Energy 





    Help of Christians, guard our land from assault or inward stain,
    Let it be what God has planned, His new Eden where You reign.


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    Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
    « Reply #35 on: December 02, 2021, 10:54:42 PM »
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  • The other thing to consider is bug out bags and living in the forest for a time.  One would need to know how to forage.

     
    Know your “weeds”. Portulaca oleracea is delicious in a salad and fat hen cooks up as spinach. 

    How to Forage Free Food in Your Own Backyard! - YouTube

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    Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
    « Reply #36 on: December 02, 2021, 11:30:32 PM »
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  • Know your “weeds”. Portulaca oleracea is delicious in a salad and fat hen cooks up as spinach.

    How to Forage Free Food in Your Own Backyard! - YouTube



    What a great video, Nadir!

    We should watch as much as we can while we still can.

    After that is gone, it would be good to have a book with some clear photos on hand.

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    Re: How Long Can You Survive Off Grid?
    « Reply #37 on: December 03, 2021, 02:03:53 PM »
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  • What a great video, Nadir!

    We should watch as much as we can while we still can.

    After that is gone, it would be good to have a book with some clear photos on hand.
    Yes, I thought is was good. But what we really need to do is get out and practice. You can't do it from videos and books. Start yesterday. ;)
    Help of Christians, guard our land from assault or inward stain,
    Let it be what God has planned, His new Eden where You reign.