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10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most Preppers Havenít Prepared For
Off Grid Survival ^ | 6/23/12

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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9 here is very important. There will be hard choices you will have to make during SHTF. Some will give you sleepless nights for the rest of your life.

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.

1 posted on 06/23/2012 7:47:56 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 06/23/2012 7:49:03 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

11. Lots of Thorazine
12. Tons of tinfoil
(just having fun, don’t get angry)


3 posted on 06/23/2012 7:51:54 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Kartographer
My disagreement is not with you Kartographer, but with the author. The first 5 points are simply describing the same thing only differently. They are summed up in point #5: "You need to be able to Defend Yourself."

If the premise of the articke was "10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most People Haven’t Prepared For" then I would agree, but most preppers I talk with have given defense considerations a great deal of thought.

4 posted on 06/23/2012 7:57:58 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kartographer

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.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 7:58:24 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: EEGator
11. Lots of Thorazine


6 posted on 06/23/2012 7:59:51 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1250 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: EEGator


More seriously though for those who like to squawk: "The sky is falling the sky is falling." Guess what?


Sometimes the sky does fall. Sometimes a little.
And somtimes the whole damned thing falls down on you.

Let me ask you a question: If in the early 1930's I was to go to a group of successful, prosperous, professional Germany Jews and told them where they be in 10 years what do you think the would make of my prediction?

7 posted on 06/23/2012 8:00:55 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

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.


8 posted on 06/23/2012 8:04:23 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: rockrr

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.


9 posted on 06/23/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Kartographer

Most preppers are already armed and dangerous. That pretty much negates about half of these points. The author is full of sh**.


10 posted on 06/23/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Kartographer

You’re no fun. :)


11 posted on 06/23/2012 8:06:08 AM PDT by EEGator
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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.


12 posted on 06/23/2012 8:06:40 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Copenhagen Smile

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.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Kartographer

That first poster isn’t fair, because Bill Murray is that guy.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 8:08:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Kartographer

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.


15 posted on 06/23/2012 8:10:49 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Poser

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.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 8:10:58 AM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: EEGator

Well he did survive the initial Zombie Apocalypse, it was his horse play that got him killed.


17 posted on 06/23/2012 8:10:58 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Very well put. Sometimes it takes pictures to deliver what words cannot.


18 posted on 06/23/2012 8:12:27 AM PDT by Noumenon (If people saw socialists for what they truly are, slaughter would ensue - in self-defense.)
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To: Poser
"Ammo and food would be the new currency"

Here you are going to need this.


I was promised a bullet by a fellow FReeper for suggesting that ammo would be'currency' should I meet during SHTF. AND YES I AM SERIOUS.

19 posted on 06/23/2012 8:16:51 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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You just know many are thinking they’ll just put their trash in their neighbor’s garbage cans.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT by bgill
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