Don’t be fooled, SHTF may not look like you expect it to!
Hello, my friend and welcome back! While considering what subject I should write on today, I was struck by a few articles I read on other sites and how they seem to envision SHTF. While it’s true that none of us will know for sure just what it will look like, I have a few ideas that I would like to share with you today. Now grab a cup of coffee my friend have a seat, while we visit.
It seems to me that any country who wanted to hurt any country and her people, would not pick a nice warm sunny day to do it. Instead, they would choose a time when they could inflict as much damage as possible. In this day and time, I would think that would come in the form of an EMP on the coldest day of the year. A week day when people were away from the safety of their homes and families.
Why an EMP you ask? Simply because it could inflict the most damage with a minimal amount of cost and casualties on their side. Depending on how and where it was launched from, it could allow complete anonymity in order to prevent immediate retribution from the country being attacked as well as the rest of the world. But how could such a thing happen with all the advanced early warning systems, most countries have now?
That part is so scarily simple that it boggles the mind. By firing the missiles from an anchored ship located in any bay as close to the center of the country as possible. This would allow the missile plenty of time to reach its detonation height before authorities could react. Simple, clean and efficient.
I am always concerned when I see preppers who seem to be preparing as though it would be nothing more than an extended camping trip in the middle of the summer. I somehow find it hard to believe that it will be anything like that. I would suggest that the odds of it happening will be much higher in the harshest part of the Winter on the east coast where states are highly populated. Many people there would die in short order if they were to lose all electricity during a harsh cold spell. Yes, I know that many of them have gas heating, but it takes electricity for the gas company to be able to supply that gas. Many of them are using advanced electronic systems and computers to control the flow and without it, it would simply stop.
Another option is fireplaces. The trouble is that many people have switched to gas fireplaces because they are cleaner. Those that do have woodburning fireplaces, will not have nearly enough wood to get them through the Winter while using it to heat their homes and cook with 24-7. Now with so many people looking for wood including those with gas fireplaces, once your able to locate it you will need to store it all indoors to keep it from being stolen. The price of any wood will quickly skyrocket with so many people in need of it. Most of those who do have it will not take cash as it would quickly become useless. If the cold didn’t get the unprepared, then starvation, violence and disease would. It’s not a very pretty picture, but it is the most likely scenario.
When considering your preps, you shouldn’t plan for a picknick, but for the fight of your life! Stock up on as much wood as you can and look for alternative sources of heat production such as Kerosene, propane, and others. Keep plenty of severe cold weather clothing and boots on hand at all times. Get extra stuff at the thrift store! The packs of hand warmers and foot warmers that you can buy at the stores are well worth adding to your preps. Just remember warmers, like food and over the counter medicine need to be checked for expiration date and replaced. Plan for the worst and you will always be prepared for whatever SHTF looks like.
No, SHTF will not look like an extended camping trip, it will most likely look like your worst nightmare, and if you’re not prepared, then all your prepping will have been for nothing.
Think before you prep, and you will be ready for anything! Well, that’s it for today my friend and I hope you have found today’s post useful. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!