By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream
Deep inside, most of us know that something is coming. Many of us may not know exactly what it is that is heading our way, but there are millions of Americans that feel so alarmed about what they sense is on the horizon that they are taking extreme measures to get prepared. Of course the list of potential catastrophic disasters is endless – economic collapse, civil unrest, historic earthquakes, power grid failure, Islamic terror, Hillary getting into the White House, etc. There are so many things that could bring this country to its knees, and there are lots of preppers out there that are feverishly preparing their homes and their families for doomsday. But there are others that are taking very different approaches. As you will see below, some preppers have decided that the best thing to do is to run for office, while others are getting out of the United States completely.
In this article, I do not intend to tell you which approach is best for you and your family. In the end, each one of us needs to do what we feel is best for those that we love. And for many Americans, that means finding a property that is “off the grid” and that is far away from large population centers. According to realtor.com, sales of prepper properties are really surging right now…
Some real estate companies are seeing big increases by specializing in “survivalist properties”—large parcels of rural land with homes targeted specifically to preppers, with full fortification and self-sustainable food and energy options. After all, why not grow your own tomatoes and kale while you wait out the end of the world as we know it?
For example, sales at American Redoubt Realty, a real estate firm nestled in the heart of prepper country in northern Idaho, are up 50% over the same time last year, says real estate agent Todd Savage, who specializes in such transactions. His clients typically hail from Texas and California.
For other preppers, just having a home that is “off the grid” is not nearly good enough. For many, having an underground bunker is the best way to be prepared for when a major catastrophe strikes. And without a doubt, bunker sales have been skyrocketing in recent years. The same article quoted above reported that one bunker company down in Utah has actually seen sales nearly triple each year…
Business is also good over at Ultimate Bunker, based on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, where sales have nearly tripled each year since the company opened shop four years ago. General contractor Mike Peters got into bunkers (literally, folks!) after watching the TV show “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel. He was convinced he could build them better.
His underground shelters start at $59,000 and go way up from there. His top-of-the-line model has areas for raising rabbits and fish. The majority of his sales are in the $500,000 range.
Other Americans that are deeply concerned about what is coming in our immediate future are taking a different approach. All across the country, those that belong to the Patriot Movement are taking the plunge into politics and are trying to reform the system from the inside. The following is an excerpt from an article that was posted by the Guardian earlier today…
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About the author:
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.
Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream.
Read his new book Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming.
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I think that awareness is the only preparedness possible. Physical safety is at best an illusion. My personal focus has been to increase my spiritual faith and the capacity for love and understanding. I use the New Testament as a central set of guidelines. Thanks for your thoughts!