According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, an independent group of economists, The Great Recession ended in June 2009. But don’t tell that to the growing number of hardcore survivalists who will insist that we’re in a depression; they will remind you that 52 million Americans are in government “anti-poverty” programs that include food stamps, unemployment benefits, Medicaid and Medicare.
John Williams, who runs the website Shadow Government Statistics, warns that “the U.S. economic and systemic solvency crises of the last two years are just precursors to a Great Collapse: a hyperinflationary great depression. Such will reflect a complete collapse in the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar, a collapse in the normal stream of U.S. commercial and economic activity, a collapse in the U.S. financial system as we know it, and a likely realignment of the U.S. political environment.”
As I write, one troy ounce of gold sells for $1,315.
As any hardcore survivalist will tell you, besides beans, rice, gold, and bullets, a well stocked basement of supplies in preparation for economic doom should include several good bottles of scotch and fine wines to use as invaluable bartering items.
We’ve discovered one more novel item we’re sure will please those who believe a dystopian Mad Max world is at hand.
“Spike Your Juice” is a simple kit for transforming your favorite fruit juice into an alcoholic beverage. Simply pour the packet contents into your 64 oz juice container, add your favorite juice, and seal with the airlock provided. Set your soon-to-be alcoholic beverage aside for a minimum of 48 hours at room temperature. The longer it ferments, the more potent it becomes. Providing you still have electricity during the collapse, once the acquired taste is reached, close the bottle with the rubber stopper and refrigerate.
Your new homemade moonshine will taste like lightly carbonated juice. You can use any type of juice but the company suggests grape, cranberry or pomegranate. It goes without saying that you don’t have to wait until The Last Days to partake; you can try Spike Your Juice now.
* Turns your favorite fruit juice into a delicious and refreshing alcoholic beverage.
* One box of Spike Your Juice makes 3 gallons of beverage in 48 hours.
* Can be served hot or cold, so it is perfect year round.
* Made for a fraction of the price of beer or wine.
* A European favorite based on the German Federweisser tradition.