Economic Collapse Survival Quiz For Survivalists & Preppers
It may help to be a “Doomsday Prepper”…but survival in today’s world doesn’t require you to be one, to see that America might be headed for some really rough times, so learning how to prepare for an economic collapse makes sense. Taking the following quiz will tell you how you measure up.
1) What is it called if the aggregate inflation rate hits 100% for three years?
2) Name at least one country that has experienced a cumulative inflation rate of 100% in the last 100 years.
3) What currency is best to have during an economic collapse?
4) What’s the greatest cause of food riots during an economic collapse?
5) When public services and utilities are impacted by economic collapse, what are the biggest concerns?
6) What is the best way to pack dry foods in your food storage so that their shelf life is lengthened?
7) How long can wheat, oats, and other dry foods last in your food storage and still be good?
8) How much Chlorine is needed to purify a gallon of water?
9) Is water caught from your downspouts off the roof safe to drink?
10) What is the best way to cook if there is a power outage and you have an electric stove?
1) A cumulative inflation rate of 100% for three years is considered hyperinflation.
2) Between June 1921 and January 1924, Germany or the Weimar Republic is considered the greatest example of hyperinflation, although Zimbabwe in 2008 & 2009, Argentina in the 1980s, and Russia in earliest days of the Bolshevik Revolution from November 1917 to January 1924 are other good examples
3) Precious metals and stable foreign currencies (like the Swiss Franc, which is regarded as one of the most stable).
4) The biggest causes are panic and supply chain issues. It’s almost never caused by actual food shortages in a country, but rather on distribution problems and a “run” on the stores.
5) Repairs and maintenance get put off and this causes breakdowns and power outages to make utilities much less reliable.
6) In vacuum sealed Mylar food storage bags.
7) When sealed as mentioned above, the shelf life is up to 20 years.
8) To purify water, at least 16 drops per gallon, unless the water has turned cloudy or the chlorine is old.
9) If you have asphalt shingles, No. Rainwater running off an asphalt shingled roof is contaminated. If your roof is a tile roof you may need to filter the water before you can drink it.
10) Barbecue grills or a propane camping cook stoves, if you have one, are great for cooking. If not, you may have to build a campfire and use a steel grate to set your pots and pans on.
If you scored at least 8 points, then you are learning how to prepare for survival from an economic collapse, and you may have what it takes to become a real survivalist.