Skip to comments.10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most Preppers Havenít Prepared For
Posted on 06/23/2012 7:47:45 AM PDT by Kartographer
1. No Law Enforcement 2. Fake Law Enforcement 3. Law Enforcement and the Military Will Try to Take Your Guns. 4. Gangs & Raiders 5. You need to be able to Defend Yourself. 6. Garbage will become a Killer. 7. You have to Stock up on Sanitation Items 8. Maintaining a Positive Mental Attitude during a Survival Situation 9. You must be prepared to face a number of physical and mental challenges. 10. You will be cut off from the outside World.
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Secondly while everyone is worried about 1,2,3,4 and 5 the one that's most likely to 'steal your life like a thief in the night' is 6 and 7. If you look at early American history Cholera, Dysentery, Typhoid killed far more than bandits, raiders even war.
11. Lots of Thorazine
12. Tons of tinfoil
(just having fun, don’t get angry)
If the premise of the articke was "10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most People Havent Prepared For" then I would agree, but most preppers I talk with have given defense considerations a great deal of thought.
I lived on a subsistence farm without any electricity until I was around 5. It is not as hard as many would believe but we did have the advantage of a well (also a free flowing spring not too far away) and lots of land.
Garbage is no problem, we simply dug a large pit far from the house and burned it regularly. An outhouse is not as bad as one would think either. The main problem is it is located a distance from the house.
Right now the main problem I would have is my house was constructed after central AC became common and would get really hot during the Summer.
The writer has ignored those that have prepared for Y2K and those that already live off the grid. City people will die off in the thousands. Rural people will fare better an not have the same problems. One size does not fit all.
Exactly. In fact, I’d say many preppers have thought too much about defense, or rather, put too much emphasis on peripheral defense issues. They collect tons of tactical gadgets and camouflage outfits and prepare plans for tactical patrols through their backyard, and yet don’t think much about things like garbage disposal.
Most preppers are already armed and dangerous. That pretty much negates about half of these points. The author is full of sh**.
You’re no fun. :)
Another thing people do is misjudge there own “safe” location. You may be outside a bigger city, let’s say Atlanta, and think you are rural or suburban “enough”.
But if a city melts down, what do you think is going to happen? Several thousand at least, and maybe a LOT more are going to try and get out of there. So what seems like fairly rural Georgia could turn into a completely different scene in short order. Especially if you are within a few gallons of gas.
Ammo and food would be the new currency. I put them in that order because if you don’t have ammo, you can’t protect yourself or your food. If it ever happens, I expect to be able to barter ammo for food.
That first poster isn’t fair, because Bill Murray is that guy.
Yes, garbage can kill.
You need a burn barrel. Even in town where it may be regulated out, you can still keep a burn barrel so you have one just in case. No Law Enforcement means you could then use it.
If you have no burn barrel, dig a pit.
Almost everything will burn. What won’t burn, you can bury or re-use.
Out in the boonies where I live we deal with it all the time.
Ammo and food, certainly, but also other things like toilet paper, gasoline, off-the-grid supplies and equiptment...Pretty much anything and everything that people take for granted now that will not be available easily or at all when the SHTF.
Well he did survive the initial Zombie Apocalypse, it was his horse play that got him killed.
Very well put. Sometimes it takes pictures to deliver what words cannot.
You just know many are thinking they’ll just put their trash in their neighbor’s garbage cans.
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