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  • Whether you are preparing to protect yourself or your family from a Natural or Man-made Disaster, Financial Hardship or an Economic Crisis or perhaps just wanting to set-up & prepare your home to be a little more self-reliant...
  • The team here at BIG RIVER TRADING CO. have put together a combination of options, information & idea's to help you plan and prioritise your supplies in preparation for an emergency situation or start you on your way with a home preparedness plan.
  • Your choices today will help get you one step ahead when it counts – knowing that you have a plan in place and the backup when you need it to keep you and your family as safe as possible and as comfortable as possible when the time arrives will be a good investment of your time, money and effort...

Welcome to the

BIG RIVER TRADING CO. Website...  

Australia's most consulted resource on

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

& DISASTER PLANNING          

for Home, Lifestyle and Family ... 


Your Family is the most important thing in your life, right?

But what if you couldn't help your family when they needed you the most?

Sure, life gets busy, finances get tight and if there was an emergency you could always rely on emergency services to help you, right?

Well what if they were busy helping everyone else...?

What if they couldn't get to you in time?

You need to learn HOW TO HELP YOURSELF!

And you can do that here.....

 

The Big River site offers a comprehensive library of reference articles and information about planning and preparing for an emergency or disaster...

We share articles such as news, stories,  information, practical ideas, projects & how-to's ... as well as emergency references & links and product reviews to help you become more informed and better prepared.

Our aim is to inspire, motivate and educate you about the importance of being prepared and how you can do this in simple ways at home by yourself by offering you options, alternatives, solutions and ideas ....  

So, whether you are preparing to protect yourself or your family from a Natural or Man-made Disaster, Financial Hardship or Civil Unrest or perhaps just wanting to set-up and prepare your home to be a little bit more self-reliant – the team here at BIG RIVER TRADING CO. can help you.

Please take the time to explore the site it is full of great information ... see also our popular 'Prepper Pages' for the more serious minded ...

Don't forget to join our social media groups so you can keep up-to-date with new items as they are published and then you can share, tweet, like and email  your friends and family so that they too can be better informed and kept up-to-date....

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We currently live in uncertain times... an unpredictable future, one full of speculation and instability.  Gone are the days when you could count on working with the same business or company until retirement or working in a strong economic environment with business growth and infrastructure development and construction  way into our future, securing our personal wealth and stability.

Look around you!  Talk to people in the community.... travel out to the small towns and see how fragile it is........ it is very sad...

Generations of primary industry producers living off the land as well as many small business owners in towns and cities are slowly being reduced in numbers because it is so hard to keep up with the financial commitments in these harsh environmental conditions, government red tape and bureaucratically created restrictions...as well as increased running expenses and reduced production/income levels and the list goes on.

But it doesn't stop there... large corporations and companies are, one after the other it seems, gradually laying off workers in favour of overseas head offices and production facilities. Government change of policy or direction regarding trade import/export rulings effect not just directly related businesses but secondary and tertiary and along with it generations of skilled workers and business people involved in that industry - gone - how do you replace that!

What if... on top of all this you are effected by natural disasters? The repercussions are endless ...

So... who does all of this effect?..... you and I alike...and our jobs, businesses, our home and our way of life!

If we can't find a job, how do we pay our mortgages?  How do we live? How do we look after our family?

If we don't keep on top of our commitments, we can very easily end up on a downward spiral that gets out of control - out of our control - and this is what we so desperately want to avoid.

The stress placed on the average working person to cope with these pressures takes its toll on their health and relationships with family and friends.

So, looking for options to reduce these stresses needs to be encouraged as well as helping those around you in times of hardship.

It is not easy and is very hard to do but there are many answers to these complicated problems that we find ourselves in... don't isolate yourself, look for your answer within your problem and make little steps to get out of it. 

Hopefully within this category of our site we can help you find your answers...... maybe there are people out there who can share their stories and help you find direction.

10August

The Floating Gardens of the Aztecs

The Ingenious Floating Gardens of the Aztecs...

When Cortez discovered the Aztec Empire in the year 1519, he found 200,000 people living on an island in the middle of a lake.  Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, was the biggest and best-fed city in the world, and this fortress city was completely surrounded by water.

To feed their enormous population, the Aztecs ingeniously built chinampas, or floating gardens, to convert the marshy wetlands of Lake Texcoco into arable farmland.  These floating gardens were a masterpiece of engineering.

Posted in Establishing Household Food Security, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Home Preparedness - The Garden

15June

Debt Buyers Purchase Debt From Banks and then Hunt You Down

Illustration by David Dees. http://www.deesillustration.com/

Illustration by David Dees. http://www.deesillustration.com/

Hope to ever get out of debt in your lifetime? Hope that these guys don’t find you first.

 

They are the bounty hunters in the American wasteland debt collection.

 

Many Americans have had unfortunate dealings with a relatively new practice that involves predatory ‘investors’ who buy up delinquent consumer debt and pester and intimidate bad debtors to pay up.

 

Often, the debtors are sued in court, and default judges and wage garnishment are the typical end result.

Their tactics and the legality of their methods of collection are shady, but still enough to hold struggling Americans hostage for everything they have ...

Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress

14June

12 Hours Before The End Of The World? That’s All The Warning We’d Get Before A Solar Storm, Says New Report

 

Image source: NASA

Can you cram in 12 hours all the survival essentials you would need to save your family for several months?

That’s all the warning you would have before a solar storm takes out the power grid, according to a new government report from the United Kingdom.

The Space Weather Preparedness Strategy report revealed that the warning could be as little as 12 hours before a coronal mass ejection (CME) hits Earth and sends us all back to a 1800s existence.

Posted in CME's & Solar Flares - News & Stories, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

11June

Food Crisis - The Common Sense Show

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In one of the most telling interviews ever conducted on The Common Sense Show, Dave interviewed the owner of Numanna Foods, Daniel Brigman, about the importance of storing food in these times of unprecedented trouble.

EBT card troubles are just the beginning. This is a can’t miss interview.

What this interview will teach you is that buying food is not enough, you have to know how to prepare and how to store and eventually how to  hide your food...

 

Posted in Establishing Household Food Security, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

11June

EBT Card Outage?: It Is 8 Days Into June And Many Americans Are STILL Waiting For Food Stamp Money

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If you relied on benefits to put food on the table for your family, how would you cope if those benefits were overdue and you didn't know when you were going to get paid?

There are over 40 million people in the USA that depend on  EBT Cards, a food stamp program, which allows the holder of the card to use government allocated credit at participating outlets to buy food... and that system is failing them.

It is reported that it has been over a week since their expected payments were due and retailers are turning people away in droves leaving them hungry and enraged.

 

 

 

Posted in Establishing Household Food Security, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

30May

What Really Caused The Great Depression? Will YOU Be Homeless After The Economic Depression – Preparing For A Long Term

What Really Caused The Great Depression

 Great Depression

The stock market crash on October 29, 1929 set in motion a series of events that led to the Great Depression, but in fact, the American economy and global economy had been in turmoil six months prior to Black Tuesday, and a variety of factors before and after that fateful date in October caused and exacerbated the Great Depression.

 

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

30May

Greenspan: Western World Headed for a State of Disaster

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has a dire warning about the economy. During an exclusive interview on The FOX Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast he told Neil Cavuto the U.S. has “a global problem of a shortage in productivity growth” and is headed for a state of disaster.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress

27May

Exclusive: Harrowing Video Shows Starving Venezuelans Eating Garbage, Looting

 

New video shot this week and obtained by the FOX Business Network shows in gruesome detail how the meltdown in Venezuela is growing more desperate by the hour.

People in the nation’s capital, Caracas, have resorted to eating and fighting over old food thrown away in garbage bags outside shopping malls where restaurants are located.

"They're ripping through garbage bags searching for food, the government says this is not happening, but we are very hungry here in Venezuela," says a male bystander on camera. A local says: "We are starving, we are eating dog food and food meant for farm animals."

Posted in News - International, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

18May

Watch Venezuela, Because Food Shortages, Looting And Economic Collapse Are Coming

Venezuela Economic Collapse

The full-blown economic collapse that is happening in Venezuela right now is a preview of what we could be experiencing in the not too distant future. 

Just a few years ago, most Venezuelans could never have imagined that food shortages would become so severe that people would literally hunt dogs and cats for food.  But as you will see below, this is now taking place.  Sadly, this is what the endgame of socialism looks like.  When an all-powerful government is elevated far above all other institutions in society and radical leftists are given the keys to the kingdom, this is the result. 

Food shortages, looting and rampant violent crime have all become part of daily life in Venezuela, and we all need to watch as this unfolds very carefully, because similar scenarios will soon be playing out all over the planet.

 

Written by Michael Snyder, Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

13April

Economic Collapse Is Erupting All Over The Planet As Global Leaders Begin To Panic

Earth Ready To Explode - Public Domain

 

Mainstream news outlets are already starting to use the phrase “economic collapse” to describe what is going on in some areas of our world right now.  For many this may seem a bit strange, but the truth is that the worldwide economic slowdown that began during the second half of last year is starting to get a lot worse. 

In this article, we are going to examine evidence of this from South America, Europe, Asia and North America.  Once we are done, it should be obvious that there is absolutely no reason to be optimistic about the direction of the global economy right now.  The

Written by Michael Snyder, Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

15January

The Whole Thing is About To Come Unhinged: 6 Ways To Prepare For the Next Collapse

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Since the last great recession of 2008, economic forecasters and preppers alike have warned of the bottom dropping out of the economy. The proverbial doom prediction of “it’s not if, but when” was used for years as a call to action to get ready for a much larger economic disaster. Well folks, it seems that history is repeating itself. This week, George Soros cautioned the public of an impending economic crisis.

 

Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

27August

It Is Time To Kick Prepping Into Overdrive, Because This Stock Market Crash Is Just The Beginning

Speedometer - Public Domain

If you have not been preparing for what is coming, you need to get off your sofa and you need to start prepping right now... 

Just remember what happened back in 2008.  That crisis took most people totally by surprise.  Millions of Americans lost their jobs, and because most of them were living paycheck to paycheck, all of a sudden most of them couldn’t pay the rent or the mortgage either. 

Large numbers of families that were once living a comfortable middle class lifestyle suddenly found themselves destitute. 

Well, this coming crisis is going to be even worse by the time it is all said and done, and it is not just going to be economic in nature.

Over the past two trading days, the Dow has gone down more than a thousand points.  The shaking that so many have warned about has begun. 

As this shaking plays out, you and your family will need cash, food, supplies and a whole bunch of other things.  If you do not already have everything prepared, then you need to kick your prepping into overdrive because we are on a very compressed time frame now.

 

Written by Michael Snyder, Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress

25August

Are We Seeing the Start to Another Great Stock Market Crash?

 

 

Over the past 12 months and more, we have heard warnings and concerns coming from prominent and influential financial advisers, economics strategists and  world banking authorities warning that we are heading for a major financial crisis  but this time it's going to be a whole lot bigger and worse than the last one back in 2007/08 ...

 

Written by Joycelyn, Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

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