Wow, that was a long headline. Sometimes I’m just plain wordy. The point is, the more I read about the collapse of the Greek monetary system, the happier I am about my own choice to become self sufficient.
For those who’ve been stuck in a cubicle somewhere or out foraging for morels, the short version goes like this; Greece’s economy has been collapsed for a while now. They’ve tried a number of austerity programs and dealt with riots in the streets. Now they are thinking of dropping the Euro. If that should happen, the country will likely face incredible inflation.
Greece, you see, imports almost everything; oil, gas, food, you name it. They are a nation of consumers rather than producers. Some scenarios, mockingly nicknamed, “Drachmageddon”, show people starving and the Govt. unable to get aid to them because they can’t afford to buy fuel to drive the relief trucks to the towns and villages. The future looks more bleak with each passing day. To make matters worse, Spain and possibly Ireland are not that far behind.
Each discouraging report I hear makes me more grateful for our choice to prepare for a potential meltdown and to live a life of frugality and self sufficiency. I look over our garden, or look out at our livestock, or take a peek in our larder and I think, “We can make it. We have the basic necessities, tools and skills to thrive even if Greek-like problems should spread around the globe.”
Even more, we have enough or can grow enough to help others as well. I am not afraid. I serve a great Savior. I have an awesome wife. I have amazing children and grandchildren. I am prepared in my Faith, Finances and Food to tackle whatever life throws my way. So are many of you. We are truly, “more than conquerors.” And anyone can play. I hope you’ll join us.
How about you? Does the news coming out of Europe or Asia make you more concerned? More Grateful? Does it make you feel a greater sense of urgency in your own preparations? We’d love to hear your thoughts.