Economic Collapse

Understanding Economic Collapse

The global economy is fragile.

Unlike wealth in the past, which was based on real goods—food, water, wood, and so on—today’s wealth is fictitious. What this means is that the majority of money today is based on speculation, doubt, and what is essentially gambling.

This reality makes financial bubbles—like the housing crisis of 2008—much more likely.

Beyond, this, economic collapse is also interwoven with hubris. The global economy is largely based on drawing down non-renewable resources like oil, gas, and metals. It’s also dependent on over-exploiting renewable resources like forests, soil, and fisheries.

This is a double-edged sword; on one side, financial fictions and dangerous guessing games underlie most of the economy, and on the other side, the basis of food production and material goods is being undermined.

We’re Heading for a Cliff

Modern society is driving headlong towards oblivion, and nobody is at the controls (let alone using the brakes). For most people, what this means is that we cannot depend on the economic system to remain intact forever.

We are likely to see partial economic collapses in the coming years and decades, and could even see the total collapse of the global economy in our lifetime.

Surviving Collapse

This blog is about survival of all types. Surviving economic collapse and resulting social unrest is perhaps a more likely danger than wilderness survival for most of us. That is why this site focuses on the fundamentals: food, water, shelter, warmth, and security.

Preparing for economic collapse is preparing for a world where you and your community is on its own; where no emergency services are available and no one is coming to save the day. Developing self-sufficiency is the ultimate in survival, because then you are no longer dependent on the economic system, the government, or anyone else for your survival or well being.

About Dan Stevenson

Dan Stevenson is a chief editor of The Survival Corps and an experienced survivalist who is incredibly passionate about everything survival and preparedness, be it in the great outdoors or in an urban environment.Besides his primary job functions at The Survival Corps, Dan has been recognized by the survival community for his extraordinary commitment and an insatiable desire to always achieve absolute excellence in everything that he undertakes. Being a survival expert for a very long time, Dan has acquired extensive knowledge and experience regarding preparing for camping trips, hiking, hunting and any other outdoor adventure and surviving in the wilderness. He also knows quite a lot about preparing for emergency situations in the concrete jungle when one would need either self-defense or other survival skills in various cases of crisis, such as a natural disaster. Dan’s remarkable knowledge and expertise, absolutely tireless work ethic, astonishing passion and commitment and unparalleled focus is what truly sets him apart from all the other survivalist enthusiasts. He is truly the lifeblood of The Survival Corps and we can honestly say that we wouldn’t be where we are without him. He is a professional and a true leader that anyone would love working with, both in and out of the office walls. He has an incredibly friendly and open personality and loves helping others, which is exactly where he finds constant inspiration and passion for learning more and providing people with tips and tricks for all things survival. He is curious, imaginative, creative and always puts other people first, never failing to really help them put safety in their lives. If you’re a passionate survival enthusiast, The Survival Corps is the right place for you, as Dan will never cease to amaze you with valuable information for helping you plan, prepare and survive both in the wilderness and in an urban environment.

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