Party-On, even after an EMP!

Hello, my friend and welcome back!  I have recently been trying to visualize just what life would be like after an EMP. I have come to a few startling realizations that I would like to pass on to you today.  Now grab a cup of coffee and have a seat, my friend, while we visit.

First, let’s take a look at what it would be like for those of us who are prepared and the other lucky few who manage to survive.

In the beginning

In the first six to eight months after an EMP attack, life will become very hard even for those of us who are prepared.  With the loss of family and friends caused by starvation, disease, and violence, it will become very hard to find the upside of anything.  We must, however, do everything we can to keep not only our spirits up, but also the spirits of those around us as well.

During these dark months, many people will just lay down and die simply because they have lost the will to go on.  You can not let this happen to yourself or your group.  Each and every day, you will need to find a new reason to keep going and a reason to celebrate being alive. 

4 to 6 months after the EMP

By this time, most of those without food will have starved to death, and gangs will be forming as they fight for power and the few resources that are left.  This is the time when you will see the most intense fighting.  Your people will begin to become fatigued from the constant death and endless struggle to survive.  This is a very critical time for your group, and you will need to work very hard to ensure everyone keeps a good mental attitude.  You may even see infighting with your own group due to the stress they will be under.  You must put an end to it and keep spirits up by celebrating every single victory, be it the success of planting a crop of food or simply winning a skirmish.  You must take the time to celebrate everything you can, it is the single most important thing you can do.

Celebrating Life

If you have musicians in your group or nearby groups you trust who can play music, then plan a time when you call all get together and celebrate.  If there are no musicians available, then play old records or DVDs, anything to get the music going and lift the spirits of everyone involved.  You don’t need to put out a lot of food, just make some punch and maybe a few crackers with some type of simple dip.  Get people dancing and maybe start a Bonfire.  It really won’t take much, and you may save more lives by doing it than you will ever know. 

Life is precious and every opportunity to celebrate it should be taken.  Maybe a couple of members of your group get engaged or married, or a child is born?  These are the times in life which make life worth living and remind people just how fortunate they are to be alive.  Death is easy, but life is hard, so don’t miss a chance to enjoy life when you can. Celebrate all of the holidays and remember to keep God in the equation.   Doing all of these things will help ensure that you and your group will have a much happier life after an EMP.

Well, that’s it for today and I hope you have found this post enjoyable.  Until next time my friend, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared.  God Bless America!

-Sarge-

Sarge

Prepper, Patriot, and Proud U.S. ARMY Veteran.

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2 Responses

  1. MorrisB says:

    Group? Too communial. Don’t want a group (obviously good for protection purposes, but not sharing my supplies just to have a group.. What do you suggest?

    • Sarge says:

      MorrisB,

      I can completely understand not wanting to share your preps, but the fact is that history has shown that lone wolves really don’t last long in a survival situation. There is just too much that can happen that can get you killed without a group to depend on. One solution to your concerns might be putting together your own group where each person is responsible for their own preps, but come together as a group when needed. Your preps are only going to last so long, and will eventually run out… What will you do then? If you have a group of members you trust, you can share the work involved in growing a garden, Hunting, cooking and so forth. If you band together with the understanding that if you don’t work, you don’t eat, I think everyone will be better off. There are a million reasons why you should be a part of a group, so I suggest that you find a group of people you like and can trust to have your back when it counts and set up your group with rules that make sense to you. I hope this helps my friend and let me know if you have any more questions.
      -Sarge-