Why “cash” is King!


For anyone who wants to take advantage of basic “preparedness” skill, saving cold hard cash, is a must.

Today we are told that having cash is not safe.  Really?  If I’m not mistaken, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world today.  If  you are using cash, it’s pretty tough for anyone to track your purchases and it leaves no trail behind for anyone to steal.   What % of violent crimes today, involve stealing cash?  Not the majority of them.

If you need to evacuate due to a storm or other emergency, cash will be an essential requirement. Most people live “cashless” lifestyles that depend on plastic. People carry lots of “plastic” money in the form of credit cards and debit cards but normally don’t keep any significant amount of cash on hand for a true emergency. Most, if not all, purchases are made with credit cards, debit cards, or personal checks.

During and after a major disaster or in an emergency situation, it’s very unlikely that there will be any merchants that are going to be able to process credit cards or validate checks. If people are selling items, they’re probably going to accept cash only. This simply means you won’t be able to buy anything if you don’t have cash. Check and credit card machines and electronic cash registers probably won’t be working due to power outages, etc. Don’t count on getting change back from a hundred dollar bill. Needed currency denominations to make change may be in short supply. It will be better to have smaller denomination bills ($10’s and $20’s) and plenty of change (rolls of quarters, etc.) available in an emergency.

Make sure you set enough aside to counter higher prices that may occur due to needed items being in short supply. Hotel and motel rooms will become very expensive in a short period of time, if any are still available. Gasoline and fuel prices can go up in a hurry and food items, including water and ice, will get expensive due to limited supplies and availability. Don’t count on any of your normal routines working during a disaster or emergency.

It’s the most liquid of all types of savings plans and you can even still get discounts when paying in cash.  Even if there is no emergency.
Bob Mayne

Why we Prep?

Chuck Swindoll

“I am convinced that life is 10% what   happens to me and 90% how I react to   it.” – Rev. Chuck Swindoll.

And what could be more true than this?

I have the pleasure of attending Chuck Swindoll’s church every Sunday, Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, TX., and listening to his sermons.

threeactionsAs I’ve mentioned before, modern survival doesn’t have to be extreme.   In fact, it’s very common today and more so than ever, it’s necessary.  So let me discuss WHY we should do it.  It’s how you react to what happens to you.  Your reaction will be determined by your level of preparation.

First of all, let’s discuss what common disasters happen in our daily lives.  Here’s a list to start with, if you think of more, please feel free to comment!  (This post will also be in the FORUM for more in depth discussion and comments from you.  Please feel free to join our forum of like minded people.)

  1. Loss of loved one (primary income earner.)
  2. Regional weather disaster
  3. Home invasion
  4. Home fire
  5. Vehicle failure away from home
  6. Power outages (often related to weather disaster.)
  7. Terrorist attack (local or national)
  8. Inflation
  9. Taxation
  10. Banking system failure
  11. Identity theft
  12. Loss of job

Are you prepared for any and all of these?  If not, why not?  These are not extreme, but very realistic scenarios.  Being unprepared is what get’s us in trouble.

Do you want your government to bail you out of these circumstances?  How well has the government done in these situations so far?  (They’ve done a great job with #8 and that’s all.)  Do you trust your government, your friends, family, employer or neighbors to sustain you in times like these?

Take responsibility for yourself and prepare for these situations.  Personal responsibility is the foundation of our liberty.  If you put your trust in God and the abilities that he’s given you to gain knowledge and skill, you will be a true survivor and no matter what our crazy government does, nor whatever happens, you will be far more ready than the average person.  So stay tuned for more this coming week, but I hope I’ve made the case as to “Why we Prepare.”

“Change” you REALLY CAN believe in.”

Bob Mayne

Todays Survival Host