BAD TIMES PRICES
First off, about yesterday. I couldn't get online at work during lunch. So I jumped on my Commie Classic ( with new super-duper chain ) and rode over to the library. No luck there, either. So I had to wait until a short break at work and spewed some drivel quickly just so you knew I was still live. Not that it does any good, I've lost another ten percent of my fair weather readers since I went back to daily. I can't figure people out.
Baby Jesus, or whatever other deity amuses him/her/itself tormenting me evidently knew the game was too heavily rigged against me recently and decided to cut me some slack. As I was wasting time at lunch yesterday ( since I wasn't on the InterWeb ) looking through our thrift store, I came across a paperback. Bad Times Primer by Cobb. I was tickled pink, besides myself and simply overjoyed. Not because it is a great book. It's not. It advertises itself as survival on a budget, and only in relation to say, Patriots, does it save you any money. But I love cheap survival books of yesteryear, good or bad. You can always find some nugget of info. And this one was only fifty cents. As I was flipping through it I was amazed at the prices.
Almost thirty years ago and the prices, besides semi-automatic firearms, are almost identical to today. Grain grinders, ammunition, surplus bolt actions, stoves. As far as prices the book could have been written fairly recently. No food or land or new vehicles were priced, but that which was is spot on for today. This tells me a thing or two. Namely, as far as preparedness supplies go, we are still under priced. Let oil double in price, let gold go up to two thousand and see five to eight years of panic push a lot more of the population into survivalist mode and you can double or triple preparedness prices from today's level.
This is of course based on historic trends. If we match the Seventies collapse. Which we might not. For the first time it seems to me deflation is back as a possibility ( and this is not my guess, I follow better advice than my own on economics over at www.urbansurvival.com ). But it seems that almost two decades of lower oil prices ( thanks to Britain selling off their energy sources, plus Alaska and the Gulf Of Mexico ) and exporting from Commie nations has really lowered equipment costs for us survivalists. I can't help but see how that is coming to an end. Just from inflation alone, excluding oil and demand forces, all prices should be at least doubled. But entry level war surplus guns used to be $50-75. Now the MN Russian bolt is $75. Ammo was listed at twenty cents a round. Until recently it was still that much ( thirty cal. ). Grain grinders were listed at $50. Now they are even lower than that. Sheet metal stoves were listed at $80. Now they are $90.
Sad to think that the early years of this century are going to be the good old days soon enough.
Sorry I didn't get all emotional yesterday on the False Flag Attack anniversary. And it only took seven years to build a memorial. I think the moon landing was executed faster. Be good, see you on Monday.