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Survival Lessons from The Great Depression

Published on Apr 14, 2019 40,792 views

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  • Robin Murray
    Robin Murray 3 days ago I've always followed my grandparents advice. DON'T TRUST BANKS!
  • Clayton Gehrke
    Clayton Gehrke 1 week ago Back in the depression, deer were hunted to near extinction. Any prepper that thinks that they will get their rifle and feed their family is kidding themselves. Start storing food now.
  • Get Real
    Get Real 5 days ago Thanks
  • lukomoon
    lukomoon 4 days ago LOL BS
  • Paul Crosley
    Paul Crosley 4 days ago Today 350 million + people in the U.S. Deer= 26 million Nationwide
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez
    Elizabeth Gonzalez 3 days ago Clayton Gehrke ... and learn how to fish
  • John Grahl
    John Grahl 8 hours ago Had an old friend, he's gone now. He told me that back then the only deer he ever saw were the one's on the cover of a magazine.
  • Kimberly Nott
  • pughconsulting
    pughconsulting 6 days ago My great-grandfather carried his cash in one pocket of his overalls and his 38 in the other pocket. My grandmother saw the money a few times. It had sweat all over it. He had a mule take crops he grew into town to sell while my great-grandmother stayed up all night with a shotgun to protect the homestead. She once blew a hole right through the front door when some guys came around looking to steal. These stories of hardship and life are being lost.
  • J .S
    J .S 4 days ago I like that lady.
  • John Grahl
    John Grahl 8 hours ago Had an old friend said that after harvest hiis dad slept in the grainery with a 45 auto to keep it from being stolen.
  • Danafondo
    Danafondo 1 week ago My wife's father is 91, owns his own home, has a retirement and still dumpster dives. It's amazing what businesses and people throw away.
  • Emmanuel Goldstein
    Emmanuel Goldstein 1 week ago Sad
  • Danafondo
    Danafondo 1 week ago He doesn't do it for survival. He does it because it's ingrained in his psyche. He also spent over 30 years with the highway department finding things at the side of the road.
  • elizabeth cope
    elizabeth cope 1 week ago I use to do the garbage run @ a job I had. I got a really nice washer one time. Boxes of books, lots of stuff that people just dropped off.
  • willglo
    willglo 1 week ago One man's garbage, is another man's treasure!
  • Dogs Sing
    Dogs Sing 4 days ago Yeah it's amazing. I scored a lot of food dumpster diving. Wouldn't have survived without doing that.
  • Gary Blackerby
    Gary Blackerby 1 week ago (edited) Buddy, this is my favorite of all of your videos. This is real world stuff. My grand parents and their 9 kids survived the Great Depression. They we’re blessed living on their farm in Gainesville County Texas. They still suffered hardships but the network they established with neighbors carried them through. I still think that people today would come together to survive such a catastrophe. I still have hope in humans.
  • Corey Davis
    Corey Davis 3 days ago Gary Blackerby that was back when the nation was made up primarily of one culture and one ethnicity, that will not happen today. Waaaaaayyyy too much diversity and multiculturalism. How the hell do we come together when we can’t even communicate?
  • Gary Blackerby
    Gary Blackerby 3 days ago Corey, bless your heart but you don’t know what you’re talking about. Any human despite their ethnicity have the same basic needs and they will band together to provide for their families. They may not love each other but they will work together.
  • Corey Davis
    Corey Davis 3 days ago Gary Blackerby you’re entitled to your opinion. I’ve seen enough with my own two eyes to know exactly what will come about if a financial collapse hits America. Notice I said “culture” first before ethnicity. Very, very important.
  • Gary Blackerby
    Gary Blackerby 3 days ago Corey Davis, you are entitled to your opinion too. You may be correct but your vision exists in a world that I don’t inhabit. I know human nature by experience too and have seen many more years than I suspect that you have. Peace to you and don’t abandon hope to anger.
  • Neo Bailey
    Neo Bailey 1 day ago be freal.
  • Gene Holt
    Gene Holt 6 days ago My grandma told me they read about the depression, it was bad for the city folks but she said it didn't effect them because they lived on the farm and were self-sufficient. This has always stayed in my mind, try to be as self-sufficient as possible.
  • Jeff K
    Jeff K 6 days ago The real scary thing is we have three time the amount of people in the U.S. now. And there are a lot less farms and people that can do for them self.
  • Timothy Mckee
    Timothy Mckee 3 days ago Shoot the liberals first.
  • Corey Davis
    Corey Davis 3 days ago Jeff K ALOT of people are going to die. That’s just a fact, However unfortunate it may be. People are going to gut each other without a moments hesitation after a few days of no food
  • Cliff Weatherbee
    Cliff Weatherbee 1 week ago Good advice! I have a feeling this is what we are going to be dealing with in the near future.
  • sman7290
    sman7290 1 week ago I'm invested in previous metals. Brass and lead.
  • George Mcmillan
    George Mcmillan 1 week ago (edited) My Grandmother was a depression baby, mt Grandfather died leaving her with 8 children to care for alone. She taught me more than any schooling ever could. She could squeeze a buffalo nickle so hard, it's ribs would crack! Taught me to be self reliant, resourceful, canning, knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc. Prepping to me has never been a new thing to me, it's been a lifestyle. It's why they were called the Greatest Generation!!! The only bad thing that ever came to be? Refrigerator soup...
  • William T
    William T 1 week ago How did your grandfather die, you make it sound like your grandfather died on purpose.
  • George Mcmillan
    George Mcmillan 1 week ago @William T no, he didn't. He died of a heart attack 6 months before I was born.
  • Aaaa Bbbb
    Aaaa Bbbb 1 week ago They really were the greatest generation.
  • jwesley0909
    jwesley0909 1 week ago hmmm i think you should get some great depression recipes and cook them for us. Show us how they ate. That sounds niiiice
  • Mr Wdpkr
    Mr Wdpkr 1 week ago yep . Let's see some variations on hobo stew !
  • Chris Sewell
    Chris Sewell 1 week ago Stone soup, any one?
  • Russian-bot 01101010
    Russian-bot 01101010 1 week ago @Mr Wdpkr Ewww, You know hobo stew was originaly stew made out of hobos, right?
  • Woodland Ranger
    Woodland Ranger 1 week ago Check out EmmymadeinJapan's hard times videos
  • Mr Wdpkr
    Mr Wdpkr 1 week ago @Russian-bot 01101010 you serious ?
  • the real bigfoot
    the real bigfoot 1 week ago Sad that old lady that did that channel died😪
  • Zach Meyer
    Zach Meyer 5 days ago Anyone want some sand? Okay how about sand with a few twigs mixed in?
  • Little PAW 1969
    Little PAW 1969 5 days ago You don't know what good eating til you had some of granny's possum stew.
  • manictiger
    manictiger 4 days ago ​@Russian-bot 01101010 Probably not back then. In the future, it might be. Remember, don't eat the brains or spine. It'll give you prion diseases. The limbs are prime meat. God, what I'd do for a slow-roasted quadricep right about now. Mmm.
  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee 1 week ago (edited) During the flooding after Hurricane Katrina me and my uncle and cousins drove down there to extract my aunt. She was on dry land and had power, but was running out of supplies. Knowing that we would possibly encounter chaos we we're armed with pistols and AR-15s. Once we arrived, I was rather impressed with the subdivision that she was located in. One way in and one way out. It was being guarded by the residence. If you didn't have an identification with one of the addresses of one of the houses there you didn't get in. Residence of that subdivision really came together. Long story short we were able to extract my aunt and as we were leaving I left the people guarding the area bottled water, freeze dried food, and a case of 556 ammunition. My uncle actually "loaned" his Ar15 to one of the guys who only had a single shot shot gun. I will never forget the smell of death down there!
  • J .S
    J .S 4 days ago wow
    DARRELL D 2 days ago Knowledge is a wonderful thing 👍 Coming from Rural Canada and grew up farming ,gardening and hunting and fishing and yes cooking and canning. In a pretty good spot 👍 great video. Most people don't know how to change oil... 🤭 there is always room to teach others....
  • Lee Texas
    Lee Texas 7 hours ago (edited) Your grandma was spot on. Today, people don't help, even offer. Your fortunate to even know your neighbors...a severe depression is going to be a devatating disaster for this great country and many, many bad things and people will evolve - that is deeply distressing thoughts. Another great topic and VERY is the time May God Bless us all (help and protect -show us the way)
  • Neo Bailey
    Neo Bailey 1 day ago my grandmother was scarred for life bcuz of the great depression, had nothing but ruteabagers to eat for three years
  • Youngsavge1234
    Youngsavge1234 1 week ago Alabmba song it best. We were so poor we couldnt tell
  • Kevin O
    Kevin O 2 days ago Good song
  • Rudy Priepke
    Rudy Priepke 1 week ago Just look at what the Amish are doing. Lots to learn from them. They could not care less, if the system goes down.
  • Bryan Simon
    Bryan Simon 4 days ago Well, they might not care up to the point where assholes show up to steal, rape, and/or kill
  • Rudy Priepke
    Rudy Priepke 3 days ago Most of them own guns just like us.
  • Bryan Simon
    Bryan Simon 3 days ago Amish will not bear arms against others, but they do use firearms for hunting and other purposes. The Amish belief in nonresistance mean Amish will not serve in the military, law enforcement, or in any other position that requires them to use firearms against other people.
  • Rudy Priepke
    Rudy Priepke 3 days ago I know. I don’t want to argue with you. I believe we’re like minded people. I live in Amish country and have met many through my line of work. I have been blown away by what I have seen over the years.
  • leadballoon06
    leadballoon06 1 week ago My grandparents died at the age of 91 and 93. The days of being able to know someone who went through the great depression are running out /:
  • New Texican
    New Texican 1 week ago I heard many stories about my grandparents opening a can of vegetables and sharing them for a week. My grandfather was able to get a job in a coal mine. He worked graveyards so he could come home, when the sun was up, and strap on behind a mule to plow the farm. We have lost so much.