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ALERT: Time To Relocate
by Chris Martenson

Executive Summary

  • Why it’s far better to be a year early than a date late when preparing for crisis
  • Why I’m issuing a rare Alert
  • What’s causing me to release this Alert now
  • My relocation criteria

If you have not yet read Part 1: It’s The Pace Of Change That Kills You, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

As we say often here at Peak Prosperity: When it comes to preparing for crisis, it’s far better to be a year early than a day late.

I’m perfectly willing to be early on timing, as long as I get the direction right.

For example, I invested heavily in gold and silver beginning in 2001.  My first purchases of gold were at $300/oz.  Silver at $4.53/oz.

I was early. Prices didn’t really start taking off until 2006.

The bulk of these purchases happened after the sale of my house in 2003 when I had ~$250,000 of gains I had to do something with.  I rolled all of it into bullion.

I was early on selling my house, too. The housing market didn’t roll over until 2007.

Was I early on calling a housing bubble?  Yep.  Was I correct?  Again, yes.  Looking back does it matter that I was early to both the housing correction and precious metals rallies? Not at all.

Here again I can state with equal conviction that we each need to be prepared for massive changes coming.  If that sounds vague it’s because they are going to impact virtually everything and every system we hold dear.

Political.  Ecological.  Financial.  Cultural.  Social.  Our lives.  People we know.  Our communities.  All of them.  Every. Single. One.

Massive debts, insufficient resources, rising pollution, collapsing food webs, and a near incomplete ability to have a proper national or global dialog about any of these things.  That’s what is setting the trajectory.

Now, I very rarely send out Alerts.  An Alert is triggered if and only if I come across information that causes me to personally take action.

Which I why I’m now issuing an Alert that after nearly 20 years of living in the same geography, I’m relocating. Recent events have accelerated to the point that I’m no longer comfortable in my current location.

My top priorities: more land, a more robust local community that shares my passion for resilience, and state government that has greater respect for the individual and personal liberty.

Specifically, I’m placing the greatest value on… (Enroll now to continue reading)


Alert! – Nuclear (and Economic) Meltdown In Progres
by Chris Martenson

Important note: 

It is with a heavy heart that I am now issuing the highest level alert to my readers than I have to date. The threshold for an alert is one or more world events that personally cause me to take action.

I’m making this alert publicly available less than 36 hours after releasing it to my enrolled subscribers given its importance and the speed at which events are accelerating.

The substance of this alert centers on the unknown aftershocks that may result from the world’s third largest economy, Japan, rapidly shifting from an exporter of funding to a consumer of it. In situations like these, we are by definition operating with incomplete and often confusing information, and events are developing more rapidly than they can be fully analyzed and internalized. We regret in advance any mistakes that we might make due to making calls and decisions in this highly fluid environment.

This alert warns you that major world-changing events are now underway and that your personal preparations for an uncertain future should either be completed or take on a new sense of urgency. On the basis of the information contained here and in the past two days of posts, I am personally ratcheting up my preparations, making purchases, and topping off what needs to be topped off.

Important caveat:  At this point in time, I cannot fully support 100% of my concerns with hard data and evidence. Some of what has tipped me into this state of urgency is data, evidence, and stories that I can point to. Some is due to the absence of data or information, the remainder results from watching market gyrations and correlations shift into new patterns, which tell me something is afoot.

I have not been this concerned since October of 2008. Alert:
by Adam Taggart

After hearing reports of depleting inventories of pre-packaged, ready-to-purchase stored food, did a little investigating. It turns out there's truth behind the rumor.

Yesterday, Zero Hedge observed:

It appears that Mountain House, which is one of the better purveyors of freeze dried food and holds over 30 servings and last for 20 years because they are packed with nitrogen rather than oxygen, is now sold out of all #10 cans. And for those who go to NitroPak, which sells these products, they have the following message:


There is currently EXTREMELY high demand for all of our Mountain House foods nationwide due to current economic uncertainty and inflation fears. With this increase in demand, our food order processing times have increased also. As Mountain House’s leading distributor, we are receiving huge shipments weekly to fill our customer orders. We are shipping as quickly as we can. Your charge card will not be charged-up until we are ready to process your order. Thank you for your understanding and patience! Harry R Weyandt President

Nitro-Pak is one of the distributors we often recommend to our readers, so we started there. Sure enough, the above inventory update is prominently posted.

I then placed a call to The Ready Store, whose products we link to from the Storing Food section of our 'What Should I Do?' guide. They also include a lot of Mountain House products in their food packages. They, too, are seeing high demand, which is affecting their promised shipping times.


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