Hello, my friend and welcome back! I talking to other Preppers, I often hear them say that they would be happy if SHTF hit because the world needs to change drastically. While I can completely understand the want for change, I don’t really think they know what it is they are asking for. This is the subject of today’s post, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
It seems many people fantasize about the coming time when SHTF. They speak about not having to go to work every day and no more credit card payments and even being able to do what they want when they want. It’ is a nice fantasy, but that is all it is and they really need to understand that.
When SHTF hits, these same people will be begging to have their old job back. Why? Because having that job meant they would be able to eat each month and buy all of the little things that make our life so comfortable in today’s world.
They fail to realize all of the modern convinces that make up our day to day lives. Internet, television, microwave oven or even the vacuum cleaner are just a few of the items we take for granted on a daily basis. Instead, you will be gathering wood for a fire and talking to your neighbors, instead of chatting on the internet while heating your dinner in the microwave. This is, of course, depending on whether or not you have any food at all.
Oh yes, I have heard it all before. “Oh but Sarge, I have a whole years’ worth of food stored up for just such an occasion, I got nothing to do but sit back and let all them walking dead die off and I’m home free!” I think not. Nothing is ever that simple, at least not for most of us mortals! Old Mr. Murphy is bound to show up and your ironclad plan will go straight to hell.
They say that if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans! In the military, we say that “No plan ever survives the first battle and that is so very true. If you think for one moment that it will be all fun and games, then you are in for a very rude awakening my friend.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the thing that could happen to ruin your perfect little post SHTF life, that you have planned. To start with, there will be no Police of Sheriffs Dept. to call on when someone decides to take what you have or hurt you. You know what they say, you only truly have what you can keep and hanging on to supplies and women will be a major effort when that time comes.
Here is the problem, your neighbors or those around you will notice that you have not been doing without just by looking at you. You are going to need fresh meat, so you are going to have to hunt right? You can bet your neighbors have been waiting and watching for just such an opportunity, so when you return from hunting, make that IF you return from hunting, you will find that all of your great supplies now belong to someone else along with your wife and daughters.
There is no scenario where life, even for a single week will be the dream your keep thinking it will. You really need to wake up and add others to your group. Even if you do, it will still not be the Utopia you’re dreaming of. What about critical medical attention? What if you or one of your group suddenly needs their appendix or gallbladder removed or even worse? What then? You do what every good father or husband or wife does…you do whatever you have to! You risk it all just to save one life. Most of us will do about anything to save the life of someone we love and SHTF will be no different.
OK, I guess what I am trying to say is that you will never be fully prepared…… unless you are a Millionaire and have a hand selected group of Medical, Mechanical, Engineering and Horticulturist groups standing by and they have everything they could possibly need, stored in larger quantities just waiting.
As for me Brother, the only thing I have a million of is weeds in my front yard! I know that I will never be even close to completely ready, so I just do the best I can. One thing is for certain though, the time directly after SHTF will be no picnic, to say the least. No matter how bad things get now, do not want for a disaster to befall our world or our nation. Just pray that you have enough food and knowledge to simply survive.
Pray for the best and prepare for the worst, because in the end, that is all any of us could really hope for.
Well until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!