Where to start economic survival? With an unpopular measure in the average layman. With the ability to count money. Even the few that remain after losing their jobs.
The ability to count money and be provided with food, economic survival, the less money, the more control they require.
Can we count money? Not. Absolutely not. Especially those who have few of them. Ask any of our poor people to remember their spending. To say where this one went, which was not enough until the end of the month, fifty.
Well, I don’t remember! Well, at least kill! As if between your fingers! .. will be a typical answer.
Request a financial report for the past calendar month. And your poor man will round his eyes in perplexity. Then where did he get that he was poor? Where is a well-composed debit, credit? Where is the evidence of his poverty? Or maybe he is just a mot who cannot even manage large sums. The fact that he doesn’t have a piece of bread at home does not mean anything.
, literature. If all these elements are consumed not in the quantities that are desired, but in quantities limited by the lower norm, they will not undermine the budget. For example, to eat not five desirable, but a half of the necessary apple per day. Drink not a liter of milk, but two hundred required grams.
You must know what you will eat today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. A spontaneous menu is a very expensive menu. You, like any irrationally economical person, will first starve for a couple of days, and then, breaking down, buy some delicacies and lose money for the next few lunches. Hunger does not help cost savings. In fact, the delegolod is very expensive. Because it is followed by gluttony. And the transfer of food, and therefore money, to, excuse me, the mass production of secondary waste. Only a very wealthy person can afford to throw money into the toilet. And you claim that you are very poor.
So eat better than save. A rationally thought out and strictly adhered diet allows even for not very big money to provide yourself with good nutrition. As for food survival, here I take the responsibility of claiming that I am capable of using the amount that, in your opinion, will be enough for you to feed two, or maybe three, people. I have good reason for that. In the form of personal experience of half-starving and starving existence in various climatogeographic zones.
I’m not even talking about an experimental ten-day hunger strike, where during the trans-sea voyage on life rafts we had to manage with three hundred calories of an emergency diet per day. Translated to products, this is about one slice of bread. I am silent about the Arctic swimming, where in the form of a great delicacy for each crew member there was half the carrot soaked in sea water. And then not every day. I don’t mention the Aral Sea swimming, where I had to eat moldy oatmeal and flour mash cooked on sea water.
I’m talking about normal nutrition during bike crossings through the deserts of Karakum and Kyzylkum. There, according to a preliminary estimate, 0.05-0.08 kopecks (true, full-weight kopecks) per day were allotted to one person’s food. And this despite the fact that we did not rest, but plowed to the limit of physical and moral strength, that is, we dragged bicycles and 50-60 kilograms of cargo fixed on them along the hot sand dunes. I am confident in my recommendations, because I checked them on my own skin and made sure that with a rationally organized diet a person can live for a very long time on the smallest amount. True, not infinitely. Until he finds a way to make money.
His task is facilitated by the fact that, unlike the desert, where there are no shops, stalls and bazaars, he has the ability to maneuver with the means at his disposal. And by organizing a rational purchase of food products, increase the real value of the ruble. That is, for the same amount to buy more goods. To do this, you need to know the place where the required product is the cheapest, know the time when it loses value, and be able to bargain, knocking down the price set by the seller. The bazaar is best suited for this. On Sunday, closer to closing, when unsold goods will have to be taken back home. I don’t want to.
This is where you have to bargain. Why be able to roll your eyes very convincingly, looking at the price tag, talented in portraying a definitive departure and momentary doubt when new prices start to sound. But the main thing is to be able to understand the quality of the goods. To argue down the price. One of my friends, being a merchandiser of grocery products, knows how to paint the merits of a product so that they are ready to give it to him for a little money in a minute, so that he does not scare away customers. So feel free to talk about salmonellosis, anthrax, foot and mouth disease, plague and meat parasites, find spots and thickening that are suspicious, and I’m sure that they will meet you and cut the price in half.
Well, if you do not have enough acting skills to portray a veterinarian or sanitary doctor, concerned about acquiring barbecue clippings for the birthday of the head of the city’s sanitary-epidemiological service, go for bulk purchases. The cheapest thing is to make bulk purchases at the bases and warehouses supplying food stores and retail. Of course, nothing will be sold to you there alone. But if you add to your order with a dozen more orders of others in need, then you will become a wholesale buyer.
And you can buy what you need, a quarter or even more percent cheaper than if you overstocked near the house. And if you decide to take products for future use, you will get the opportunity, by purchasing them in even greater quantities, to bring down the price by a few more points. True, the export. He is also worth the money. But you can jointly be dumped on a car. Or throw their bags into a truck leaving the base, amicably agreeing with the driver. What, there were no additional customers? Then buy the product in bulk yourself. And take him home.
And offer to the neighbors between the wholesale and retail prices. I am sure you will find buyers. Especially with delivery to the doorstep. Especially from a person he knows well, who is unlikely to risk selling them defective goods. Thus, you will not only be able to buy the product cheaply, but also be able to weld a certain amount on it. On which buy a new product. Even cheaper than even at wholesale prices, you can buy food from workers of pasta, confectioneries, flour mills and other factories, which are sometimes given wages by products. These glad-radeshenki give their five boxes of pasta almost half the price against the store price.
Similarly, at the lowest prices you can buy products on the vine. That is, in agriculture during the ripening of the crop. Which no one to collect. It can be potatoes, carrots, beets, berries and fruits. Pay to the cashier for each weighted kilogram and plus eat as much as you like in your belly. Make jam from berries, lay potatoes for long-term storage.
No vegetable pit? This is bad. But not deadly. Ask your friends if there is any free space in the pit in their garage. Or dig a cellar in the shape of a jug somewhere in a secluded place in the basement, courtyard or nearby forest plantation. Its depth should be at least one and a half meters, the width at the top of fifty centimeters, so that you can just squeeze in, but the bottom can be expanded to one and a half meters.
If you seriously approach the preparation of natural gifts, then I am sure that in a couple of summer months you can get food of plant and animal origin for the whole year. So if there is no other way, grab fishing rods, harpoons and traps. This is better than swelling with hunger. Well, they sorted it out somehow with food. But this, alas, is not the only expense item. There are others.
Based on materials from the School of Survival during the Economic Crisis.