Skip to comments.When things go south or What to expect when SHTF
Posted on 11/04/2011 1:06:24 PM PDT by Kartographer
Lisas note: It never hurts to think in terms of worst-case scenarios.
First off, let me explain my reasons for writing this and tell you a bit about my experiences. That way you will know what I say is truth. I served for 15 years in the British Army serving during the 1990s in Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Kosovo and saw firsthand what happens to human nature and society when everything goes to hell. As for my reasons, Im somewhat tired of people painting a rosy picture of what they expect might happen in the event of a major terrorist attack, civil emergenies or severe natural disasters. Dont get me wrong. They have planned impeccably for food, shelter, and similar but seem to think everyone will still remain fairly well behaved and keep observing rules of polite society. So in a way, this is a thesis of human nature. Will it offend? I hope not. Will it shock? I hope so, if what I write makes one person revise a plan and as a result, saves a life or the lives of a family. Then it will have been well worth the time taken to type this.
(Excerpt) Read more at thesurvivalmom.com ...
I like it
We are on the edge. Everyday there is a new story about the Yutes who grow more restless everyday and when you add the fact that because of the economy people are already on edge it wont take much to set things off.
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8) (1998)
Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. Theyre a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You dont believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
Today we have yutes who roam our streets who are with out morals, without respect for law or life itself. They will look are you with the same doll eyes a shark does before he eats you and they will feel no more compassion than the shark does.
That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the yutes. On the other hand the yutes wont think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
If you like to read more about what SHTF in Bosnia was like take a look at this post on Bosnia War Survivor Selco’s post:
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
I enjoy Lisa’s preparedness blog. I believe she posts on FR, too, as ChocChipCookie. Or at least she used to.
She was on Glenn Beck’s TV show about a year ago too.
Just wondering... for those of us who have bug-out bags ready: don’t you think the first victims will be those running around with backpacks?
Thank you - I will read it.
And in case anyone thinks things will never go south, check this out:
Read the whole thing and look at all the photos.
Take a look at the movie “red dawn” one of my all time favorites. The good people will stick together. Here in Texas the gun owners will band up. The gang bangers will also. City Slickers will be complete idiots as much as dangerous. In Houston over 50% of the people had no food or water or lights when the Galveston Hurricane hit them. Of course they are mostly Democrats idiots to begin with. I highly suggest you not have any digital cammo gear, stick with black or student looking backpacks. You do not want to stand out.
You and yours are Always right on the button
Something to add in passing...
Why does a power company after shutting off city lighting remove the wire (no value if legally sold as would attract attention) and POLES.
Someone was taught a long time ago and throughout history...
Leaving poles or trees in place in suburbia allows for barricades and vehicle traps to be set up.
Strap three trees or poles together... instant heavy vehicle road block..... they stop... their toast...
Something about German and Russian house to house fighting in a few wars and how those with less fought against those with vehicles, traps for profit 101
EL...... just my hyperinflation 2 million cents worth
We called em Explosive Ordnance Disposal Techs....aka EOD !)
I know it because I seen me do it..........;o
Stay safe !
Not if you are armed and have the where-with-all to use it.
The biggest problem during Katrina was the out of control cops who were confiscating hundreds of weapons, looting businesses and homes, locking up citizens protecting their property, and shooting at unarmed citizens. I fear an army of well-armed cops more than a disorganized gang of wandering thieves.
Passed it on to an email list.
I've actually paid little attention to these clowns and that's the most I've seen of them.
The OWSers are another hopeful plan of 0bastard and his crew to destablize the country to usher in - whatever it is they want ushered it. Wouldn’t work without the useful idiots. I’ve been following it obsessively, as I am wont to do when something interests me.
“You people certainly know how to handle a disaster... where I just came from... the people that we were trying to help were shooting at us”. All I had done was offer him and this Lt. (female) that was with him a cold drink (genset here) and some hot grub.
The police here just said, “If you have to take out anyone threatening you or your family... just leave them in a ditch face down... we will get to them eventually". We were also under Martial Law at the time. EVERY real American that I dealt with during the aftermath were armed... and courteous. Neighbors looked after neighbors.
Thanks for the ping! I got the gist of the article, but the text was tortuous to get through.
LOL. On day three, with the power still out, the Red Cross from Nebraska stopped by offering MRE's ... we offered them some of our freshly cooked spaghetti, garlic bread, green salad and wine.
I’ll bet they were shocked! I ate some mre’s after the freezer was emptied... they are not bad... but they are not home cooking.
My brother said I should have taken at least one MRE...I said why, he said, "nobody her knows what one looks like."
hee hee hee!
I enjoy Lisas preparedness blog. I believe she posts on FR, too, as ChocChipCookie. Or at least she used to.
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