Hello my friend and welcome back! I have been spending a lot of time this week researching what SHTF might look like when it hits and what challenges we as Preppers may be overlooking. My concern is that when it actually gets here, there will be things that most of us just haven’t thought about and will be caught unprepared for. Things such as Massive amounts of flies once the die off starts to happen and how to handle it. Now as most of you know, I’ve served in the US ARMY and have seen things that many have not. Things that one cannot see and walk away unchanged from, and that is the subject of today’s post. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and relax while we visit a while.
I talk to Preppers every day that think they are completely prepared. They have plenty of food, water, seeds, medical supplies as well as guns and ammunition for when SHTF hits. The trouble is, there are something’s you just can’t prepare for. One of these is the psychological effects of death and war, and when SHTF hits, there will be lots of both. I know of no way to truly prepare for this type of thing other than to know that it will shake you to your core and leave you changed forever. I am talking about a profound change that will alter your perception of life and death forever. The lines between right and wrong will be blurred and you will be forced to do things that you never imagined that you were capable of.
Many will choose to die rather than live with the new reality of day to day life. Some of the strongest people you know will become some of the weakest simply because they cannot accept this new reality. Their minds will break and they will become childlike in some cases and in others, they will simply fade away and stare into space, unwilling to accept things as they are. There will also be those that many think of as weak but they will adapt and rise to the challenge. For some this will be a good change as it will make them stronger, but for others, not so much.
So how do you prepare for something like this? I honestly don’t believe you can, the best you can hope for would be to realize that it is coming and that when it does, you must adapt or die. If you can force yourself to rise to the challenges that will face you and remember that it will not always be that way, then you may just have a chance. You will be changed forever, accept this reality and be ready for when it comes, because that is your only hope. Accept the facts that everyone dies and you will too and the best you can hope for is to be a force for good while you are here. Accept the fact that life is not fair to anyone, no matter how it may look. Be ready for hardships like you have never known and be willing to face them with a positive attitude and faith because that will bring you through faster than anything else.
So, why am I telling you this if there is nothing you can really do about it? It’s because knowing what is coming is also a part of preparing for it. Learn now to be strong and accept what is coming and maybe…just maybe you will survive the coming storm. Well that is it for today my friend and I hope I have given you something new to think about and hopefully helped you become more prepared for what is coming. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared!
4 thoughts on “The coming storm will leave no one unchanged!”
Exactly,prepare your mind and body to be the best you can be.Acquire supplies you feel you will need. Learn skills you feel you will need. Practice,practice,practice. Muscle memory cuts down reaction and thought time. An example of training would be shooting skill and hostage situations. Most people don’t practice this because it isn’t necessary at the present time. Place 2 different color balloons, one in front of the other on a breezy day thus creating movement. Practice shooting the rear balloon that represents the bad guy. Hopefully nobody has to use that kind of skill but if you do you will have it and not panic. It would represent your wife,kid or other family member that would die if you don’t react in a wrol situation with no one else coming to help. Same with medical skill,mechanics,electronics,ect. Survival depends on you.
Amen Sarge-Patriot Survivalist yes, vet no. At 9 I walked the streets of E Pakistan, witnessed horrible dying in the street from worst diseases
in the tropics. One man had a baseball sized hole in his
nasal area, dysentery. Leper and cholera!? I still remember. Keep it
up sarge. Jim
I thank God for allowing me to join the US Army at 18 years old. It toughened me up and gave me skills to survive and perform in dire situations.
Greatly put Sargent. It will be many deaths,Some will live most will die.