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u/OracleDBA · 33 pointsr/preppers

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9870563457/


Written by a dude that actually went through an economic collapse in Argentina.

u/middleclassdude · 10 pointsr/politics

Based on the hardcore economic analysis I follow (that is not upbeat enough for the nightly broadcasts), we are in for a very bad time.

Visit ZeroHedge.com and see how much of it you can understand.

If you don't think this is all "nutso" and you believe that things can really get this bad, the first thing you should do is immediately lower your cost of living. Every luxury you keep today will mean not having that money in the future. It is better to assume the worst case and be a little embarrassed later than to spent years kicking yourself for not having done better.

Some guy lived during the 2001 economic collapse of Argentina. He talks about how to evasive driving techniques, recession-proof jobs and trading with strangers in his book

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Good luck.

u/hardman52 · 9 pointsr/collapse

I agree. I think Argentina and Russia are closer examples than Armageddon. Surviving the Economic Collapse is probably more useful than trying to learn how to live like you're in the stone-age.

u/jimmyd1911 · 9 pointsr/preppers

I'm also reading this The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse it's a first persons account of how the Argentina collapse went down, lots of good info on prepping in general, but what was most valuable as barter. But then comes the surprising news out of France that Nutella is a new consideration for barter in that area of the world.

u/SweatyBollocks · 8 pointsr/conspiracy

I'm surprised that so few people mention Iceland in these threads. Their banking system experienced one of the biggest crashes by any country ever. The people revolted and took back their country (they actually forced their government to resign).

Obviously the western media have tried to keep a lid on this as they don't want us knowing that it can be done, and I am almost certain that if Iceland was a Central/South American country, the the US government would have tried their hardest to obstruct this (like they (successfully) did with Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, etc.). I think our problem (UK & US), though, is that our economies and political systems are so inherent to the global corruption (Rothchilds, Royal Family, etc.) that taking back our countries might prove to be an entirely different kettle of fish to Iceland.

As for dealing with the aftermath of the impending collapse, I would recommend researching basic survival skills (the SAS books are really good for this) and also what happens in times of an economic collapse (I would recommend The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse & When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes.

u/blitz-em · 7 pointsr/preppers

Pretty good book about surviving the economic collapse in Argentina. Some solid prepping advice in this book.

The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse https://www.amazon.com/dp/9870563457/ref=cm_sw_r_other_taa_TUaXBbEJCZQH0

u/haole1 · 4 pointsr/preppers

I would recommend looking into Ferfal and his blog and book. He lived in Argentina when it defaulted on its debt and argues that it's better to remain in cities than live in very rural places during an economic collapse. With that in mind, he offers very pragmatic strategies for coping with almost every kind of problem you could run into.

His book is on amazon and is called, The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse. If nothing else, I'd recommend browsing through the 352 reviews on amazon to get a feel for his strategies.

Also, he has a great blog called, Surviving in Argentina (I think he actually hosts it under a different name/site as well). It's here: https://ferfal.blogspot.com/

If you look through the titles in the left column of his site, you'll see that he's organized his previous articles according to topic.

I haven't gone to his site in a while, but I think it's just what you're looking for.

u/mr-aaron-gray · 3 pointsr/preppers

My favorite book for your sort of situation is The Modern Survival Handbook: Surviving the Economic Collapse. The cover is a tad hokey, but it was written by a guy who lived through the massive depression in Argentina in the early 2000's, and the content is top tier. Really enjoyable read that taught me a ton.

u/ItsAConspiracy · 3 pointsr/collapse

Here's a blog and really good book by a guy who lived through the early-2000s collapse of Argentina. He says some similar things. Self-sufficient types out in the country tended to get invaded while they slept and tortured to death. He recommends staying in town and keeping a pistol handy...or moving to a safer country if you've got means.

I think the Argentina collapse did happen fairly suddenly though. Soviet collapse didn't take that long either.

u/Aterius · 2 pointsr/casualiama

Do you have any weapons? There was a book write by am Argentinian about survival... While I don't know if you could get a written copy maybe find it online... I bet the author would send you one... Let me find it..

Found it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/9870563457/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501211429&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=surviving+the+economic+collapse+fernando+aguirre&dpPl=1&dpID=51KgmWm4ZbL&ref=plSrch

Sadly only written format. No doubt you have figured out much of this by living through it.

u/Ag47baby · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs

I'm not sure how bad it would get. Ferfal Aguirre, a husband and father, lived through Argentina's economic collapse and wrote a book about it and what we might expect to see here:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Modern-Survival-Manual-Surviving/dp/9870563457

He says that PM's did quickly play a role in the "new economy", completely off the books. And he did touch on your point about being a target. His recommendation is to have silver and gold, but to keep it very quiet and when it's time to sell, only bring a little, dress modestly, scope out your buyer first, and bring a friend or two.

u/Ataraxiom · 2 pointsr/preppers

You can also think of your food stores as an investment like you would for your guns and ammo. I have seen my rice and beans go up in value about 30% recently. The key is packing it correctly in airtight mylar bags with oxygen absorbers. This food can last you 20+ years if packed safely. I plan to rotate through my food stores about every 10 years, and I don't plan to touch my current stash until the ten year mark. I am hoping my Return On Investment will be pretty good after 10 years assuming we don't have any major deflationary times in the near future.
EDIT: Forgot to mention: In my opinion, the more likely survival scenario is going to be loss of a job or economic collapse. In this scenario I think it would be wiser to live off food stores in more populated areas rather than run to the wilderness and try to live off the land. I have come to this opinion after reading The Modern Survival Manual by Ferfal. He is a well studied survivalist and has survived Argentina's Economic Collapse for the past ten years. His shared experiences and knowledge is priceless and his book has changed my viewpoint on survivalism. Its a must read for the true survivalist.

u/nut_up_orshutup · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

It gets ugly quick and stays ugly if someone figures out how to EMP the electric grids and fry the transformers. Have you ever seen a walmart that lost EBT on a Friday night? or even people trampling others on black Friday for some Nike's?

The civilized veneer is thin.

Check out Selco from Bosnia http://shtfschool.com/
it went downhill fast, like a matter of days.

or even Venezuela in 2001 (and again today). Ferfal lived through it.
https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Survival-Manual-Surviving-Economic/dp/9870563457

u/bradfromearth · 2 pointsr/preppers

Best to move somewhere. Ideally IMO one should live 10 minutes drive from a small town that is outside of a moderately large city by at least an hours drive. An example using texas, where I am familiar. Outside of fredericksburg. It is an hour or so from austin texas.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Modern-Survival-Manual-Surviving/dp/9870563457

Best book I have found. the guy lived through the argentine collapse and has seen and lived a true collapse. He really breaks through a lot of myths.

u/realeyes_realize_ · 2 pointsr/preppers

I wouldn't say wealth was wiped out right, likely it was just resettled to a more accurate number.
Also, that wasn't a collapse in the economic system, just a crisis, if it was to continue it would have been a collapse. See Ferfal, who wrote 'The Modern Survival Manual', about surviving during the troubles in Argentina. There have been a few AMA's on here as well about people that have survived the collapse of USSR, the economic trouble in the Balkans and a few others I can't recall. Also, life during the Great Depression in America is pretty well documented and it wasn't bright. Not everybody was looting and pillaging, of course, but enough people were that it was a serious problem. A lot of gang wars stem from that era out of necessity.
Not to mention all the third world countries that have experienced hard and continuous economic problems. Even war torn countries, like Afghanistan, have a relative sense of calm and tranquility in some parts, but in others people are getting shot and blown up on a routine basis. People will attempt to maintain a relative level of normalcy wherever they are, it's human nature. That's not to say the status quo during an economic collapse it good or desirable and that you shouldn't prepare for that eventuality. Everyone should have a hedge against unemployment.

u/slark · 2 pointsr/collapse

Reminds me of Ferfal's book about conditions in Argentina after the economic collapse there in 2001:

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u/AscentofDissent · 1 pointr/PostCollapse

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/9870563457

He's not a great writer but it's very relevant and practical info.

u/Jizzlobber42 · 1 pointr/gaming

I read an essay written by a gent who was in Argentina when their economy collapsed back in 2001..... huh, it is now a book on Amazon . The guy actually listed movies/video games as an essential part of survival; his reasoning was that once him and his family were hunkered down in a home they could defend if need be, maintaining your sanity becomes an issue. Entertainment (for him I believe it was a hefty DVD collection) became a form of mental escape from the exhaustingly mental task of staying alive. I'll have to get the book now, it was an amazing essay (I read it in 2004)

u/RockyMountainWay · 1 pointr/preppers

May want to check out Fernando Ferfal's book. the modern survival manual: Surviving the economic collapse

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u/MidwestJackalope · 1 pointr/PostCollapse

Oh yeah, FerFAL is a good resource too. His book has lots of good no-nonsense urban advice even if the book lacks some polish.

u/eazolan · 1 pointr/worldnews

They do.
This author of this book lived through the currency collapse there:
https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Survival-Manual-Surviving-Economic/dp/9870563457?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_arp_d_bdcrb_top

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