Much discussion on the Collapse.Teotwawki,SHTF,etc.. Will the poles shift and Indiana is suddenly the bottom of the ocean? I don't know. Will a huge EMP take out the grid? Don't know. Will Terrorist blow up a Nuclear Reactor? Sorry don't know that one either. Will the U.S. dollar become worthless in the next year or two? Wish I knew. Is a huge quake gonna hit the New Madrid fault,destroying the mid west? Damn it people I am just a man,I don't know.
Are any of these plus some possible? You bet! On any given day.
Heat waves,flooding,extreme cold,brown outs,black outs etc. Oh yes these will happen. Prepping is a way to survive them.
You do want to survive! Right? Who doesn't? Hold up your hands. Um Huh yep we all want to survive. But some of us think the Govt be it local,state,or Feds will save us. In the most minor crisis they might.
I will not soon forget the faces from Katrina! People begging for water. Flooded city,water everywhere but none to drink.
The Govt was very slow to respond. Police were among the looters.Police were beating people.People were robbing and killing people. For some it was TEOTWAWKI, they were dead before FEMA and the troops got there.
How different their lives may have turned out if they had stored food,water or water treatment supplies,and guns or ways to defend themselves. Of course some had weapons,they were Confiscated from honest citizens! I am not going to go into my thoughts on that,I can tell you I will not be disarmed so easily!
So I have been creeping around the blogosphere listening to Doomers vs Non doomers, The Kool Aid drinkers vs The Non Kool Aid drinkers. Most of it is funny.
Will America go down. Honestly I don't know whats gonna happen,I know what I think might happen its not pretty. Refer to Katrina,Rodney King riots Etc. People in my or your area are no different than folks in New Orleans or anywhere else.
Some will lay down and die.Some will attempt to take what you have.Some will wait on the Govt. I with any luck at all,will not lay down and die or have to rob you or wait on the Govt. Because I did plan ahead. I did spend some of my money on guns food ammo filters tools and seeds traps etc etc instead of movies,cds,dinner out,the latest cool stuff.
Now does that mean I will survive a calamity? No it doesn't. I have a couple of really nasty scenarios in mind, but for those who are a little fragile let me say anything that ups my odds of Survival is Good!
On the other hand am I saying you have to do nothing but prep and live the DOOMER life as one person asked on another blog Hiding in a corner of your Doom Bunker? Nope. Use common sense! What would be the most possible scenario for your area? Here mine would be tornadoes,Freezing,heat waves,power outages,possible food shortages. Further down big quakes,Emp,etc..
Instead of laughing at doomers. I think one should be prepared for as many things as possible.Or not. Because just like during Katrina the Govt will be there to help you!!
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