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April 12, 2014

Count Your Spoons


The silver thief had gotten almost all of it, right down to the butter picks and sliced tomato server.
All that remained were the hollow-handled knives and the boxes, which the thief had left on the ground right where he had squeezed in through the door. The knives just didn’t weigh enough to be worth the cost of shipping them to the smelter. -- Garden and Gun

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 12, 2014 1:26 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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That thief is not evil. Consider him a harbinger of what's coming next to your neighborhood.

As times get tougher and the economy tanks and the nation heads toward the S hitting the F we will see more theft of commodities heretofore thought not worth the effort. Mostly metals, silver and copper highly sought after. When the dollar is no longer worth any more than toilet paper the barter or underground economy will get traction. Look for an increase in theft of sewer grates, manhole covers, anything that can be easily lifted and taken to a bent scrap yard or crooked smelter. Just out of curiosity, what's the going price of copper?

Next level, food. Pallets of beans, canned meat, toilet paper. Look to Argentina and don't cry for me. Sorry, that just slipped out. I bet there are already business groups stockpiling commodities. Rent warehouse, fill with canned goods, wait.

Look at ammunition. Hoarders have driven the price of ammo, bullets, powder, primers sky high. Most sources have permanent out of stock signs. I predict theft of existing ammunition will pick up.

Feel better now? I don't.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 13, 2014 4:49 AM

I'd feel better if I was at least another hundred miles away from civilization, preferably 200 or 300.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 13, 2014 5:17 PM

ghost: the best advice I have heard in a long time: avoid crowds.

I would also add, play by Moscow Rules.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 13, 2014 11:19 PM

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