The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis

The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis

by Sean Brodrick

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Overview

From the investment experts at Weiss Research, the ultimate guide to preparing for and profiting during a disaster of any kind

Life is unpredictable. Economic and natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis describes the simple things people can do today to prepare for anything and everything that life might throw at them tomorrow. It also offers comprehensive advice on how to profit during a market collapse, energy crisis, or natural disaster. The guide

  • Explains how to invest in today's new, more turbulent financial landscape
  • Reveals what can be used as money should the dollar lose its value
  • How to cut home energy costs, and why it's prudent to stock up on supplies in preparation for natural disasters

Panicking during a disaster won't solve anything. Be prepared for any number of potential economic calamities and natural disasters with The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470579794
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 918,071
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sean Brodrick is Weiss Research's small-caps specialist, especially in natural resources, and is the editor of the company's Red-Hot Global Small-Caps and Red-Hot Commodity ETFs. He is a regular contributor to the daily investment e-newsletter Uncommon Wisdom Daily (www.uncommonwisdomdaily.com), a contributing columnist to Dow Jones MarketWatch, and a weekly guest on Canada's HoweStreet.com. Recognized for his expertise in natural resources, innovative savings, and investment opportunities, Brodrick has been featured on many financial talk shows, including CNBC's Squawk Box, Fox Business, CNN, The Glenn Beck Program, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Bloomberg MarketLine.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I. The End of the World as We Know It.

Chapter 1. The Most Likely Disasters You’ll Face.

Chapter 2. The Quick and the Dead—and the Survivors.

Part II. Money—Personal Finance, Cash, and Precious Metals.

Chapter 3. Personal Finance.

Chapter 4. Gold, hard Assets, and Alternative Currencies.

Chapter 5. Investing for the Five Emergencies.

Part III. Be Prepared—Grub and Gear.

Chapter 6. Water.

Chapter 7. Food Storage for Couch Potatoes.

Chapter 8. Smart Shopping—How to Plan Ahead for Next Week’s Meals (and Save Significant Money).

Chapter 9. Gardening.

Part IV. Health, Home, and Education.

Chapter 10. Health, Medicine, and Disease.

Chapter 11. Your House, Home Security, and Power.

Chapter 12. Education and Entertainment.

Part V. Transportation and Evacuation.

Chapter 13. Transportation.

Chapter 14. The Final Option—Evacuate.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
IslGrrl More than 1 year ago
The author gives good advice that everyone can put to good use! This book contains useful information on how to preserve purchasing power and on how to prepare for many disasters, whether natural or man-made. Useful to prepare ahead for facing long periods of unemployment. Or even to help fund a planned sabbatical. While it's scary to think that major disruption could happen here, my European friends who survived night-marish scenarios in their homeland assure me that they do see the stage being set for the same things to happen right here in the USA. They've been preparing for some time, and have a copy of this book. They have nothing but praise for its content. In fact, they are using some of the author's advice - just like I am. The warning signs are there. We are closing schools, laying off our fire and public safety personnel, closing post offices, and DMVs. We are even cutting back in our public works departments, and either cutting back or eliminating public transportation. Fuel prices are rising again. Checking in with friends across the USA confirms that this is happening all over the country. What's next - part-time utilities and food shortages? My European friends said they survived their sitution because - among other things - they lived in a very small, simple cottage on the edge of the town where they used to work. There was a garden, a few chickens, and they also were able to hunt and fish. I do agree with the author that it's better to be prepared for the unexpected and unwelcome event than to be taken by surprise. If it turns out I can use my preparations for a purpose that is more fun than sustaining me through the scenarios, I will be very pleased to re-purpose my preparations. Good read - and I'm keeping it around to remind myself not to get complacent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both my husband and I really loved this book. It is geared toward real people, not necessarily the upper crust. He tells you what to do to prepare for the coming oil crisis, energy crisis, financial crisis, etc. He gives you concrete things that you can do to prepare. Some of them are common sense, but there are many others that you never would have thought about. I feel like I got my money's worth out of this book and I will definitely share it with others that are like-minded. We all need to be prepared for emergencies. This guy doesn't talk like the people that were saying the world was going to end with Y2K. He is realistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read about 1/2 of this book and find it to be an excellent source of common sense information. I would recommend it to anyone for its relevance to our current and future times.
buchowl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After having managed to survive an example of almost every natural disaster (flood, hurricane, blizzard, tornado, drought, earthquake) known to man (haven't had the pleasure of a tsunami or an avalanche - yet), I've learned by painful experience that forewarned is forearmed. This book will take you to that forearmed place. This is NOT the book for the full tilt survivalist and the author is very upfront about that. If that is what you are interested in the author provides plenty of resources to further your knowledge and interest. But this is the book you want if you think things might get 'interesting' and you don't want to be the person standing around wondering 'what happened and what do I do now?'. The author did a terrific job laying out concerns and presenting different types of solutions to those concerns (depending on how much money or time you have to devote to them). What truly makes this book a gem is the summary box at the end of every chapter called the "the least you can do". These suggestions are not overwhelming and you can add to them gradually (which the author also guides you through).The book is very nicely done, very timely and I would recommend it to anyone. I would be hesitant about calling it the ultimate survival guide as it is not completely self contained in knowledge (you have to go to other resources if you want to go beyond the basic), but it is the best guide I've seen for anyone who wants to be prepared but doesn't care to make it a career. Well worth the read.
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carbs_reader More than 1 year ago
I am not a reactionary or paranoid, but after reading this book, the author would have me believe I need to be both. This book did not belong on the table with other books giving financial advice. After 4 chapters, I learned I needed a gun, a garden, lots of ammunition, and a pantry with 3 months worth of food. Nothing really on dealing with a topsy turvey financial system or guidance on what how to navigate it. Mr. Broderick needs to get a grip and stop looking for the end of the world. I cannot recommend this book to anyone looking for financial guidance.