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A Wartime Economy: Tips for Financial Survival

by Jose Martinez Navigating a wartime economy can be tricky. If you’re not able to cope, you’ll quickly that your financial emergency has led to a survival emergency. For those … Read the rest...

The SHTF Is Already Here and It’s Not Like Any of Us Expected

by J.G. Martinez “Is the SHTF already here?” is a thought that has been in my mind for a while. Traditionally, preppers became sort of mainstream in the … Read the rest The post...

Is Another Period of Scarcity Coming to Venezuela? These Signs Say YES.

by J.G. Martinez Prices have been somewhat stable since we arrived back in Venezuela, primarily thanks to the usage of hard currency. (When a merchant tries to speculate with prices … Read the rest...

Did Venezuela’s State-Owned Bank Collapse?

by J.G. Martinez Disclaimer: Please note,  every bit of experience shared here is personal, as every situation is, and one should not take this as “financial advice.”  Recently, the news … Read the rest The...

So Many Things We Take for Granted Change During a Crisis

by J.G. Martinez Everything changes. People, the environment. Change is the only thing that remains constant over time. A lot of us have already passed through many changes. Crisis has … Read the rest...

4 Creative Ways Venezuelans Survived the Economic Collapse

by J.G Martinez Venezuelans who chose (or had to), for whatever reason, to stay put in Venezuela had to endure somehow the circumstances resulting from the collapse. How those Venezuelans … Read the rest...

Why Did Haitian Immigrants Choose to Flee to Del Rio, Texas?

by J.G. Martinez Usually, I don’t write much about politics, however, the Del Rio, Texas situation, with thousands of Haitian immigrants fleeing, caught my attention. I recognized some of those … Read the rest...

Prepper’s Retrospect: It’s Easy to Know What You Should Have Done AFTER the Event

by J.G. Martinez I AM already in my BOL. After all these years plagued with poor decisions, I’ve concluded that leaving is not exactly wise for the time being. The … Read the rest...

Venezuela’s Central Bank Will Launch Digital Currency Oct. 1 to “Stabilize the Economy”

by J.G. Martinez I have been home for over two months now, and I have only acquired four banknotes of 500,000 Bolivares each. Finding cash is a pain. I … Read the rest The...

It’s Shocking How Fast Life Changes in an Economic Collapse

by J.G. Martinez Just as I was beginning to feel comfortable and optimistic here at home, the Big Bad Wolf (aka the virus) kicked down my parents’ home door … Read the rest The...

Bartering: Could You Live Without Money?

by J.G. Martinez Could you live without money? Imagine the struggles of living day to day with little to no money. One of my Patreon subscribers recently sent me a … Read the rest...

How People Survive (Or Not) in a Collapsed Economy

by J.G. Martinez No matter what the media says about how things are now, how you perceive reality is what truly matters. I know keeping false hopes can be hazardous. … Read the rest...

Inspiring Stories of People Who Realized You MUST ADAPT to Survive an Economic Collapse

by J. G. Martinez After realizing that we must adapt to survive, I realize how lucky we are. Our family situation has not gotten worse, and we are healthy. The … Read the rest...

Boots on the Ground: I’m Back Home in Venezuela

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Skills I Never Expected I’d Have to Learn

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