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A Foreshadowing of Future Mass Panic in America: This Is Why We Prepare…
SHTF Plan ^ | 2/12/14 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 02/12/2014 4:09:31 PM PST by Kartographer

Every year somewhere in our country tens of thousands of Americans experience an emergency resulting from any number of scenarios that may include natural disasters, economic hardship or other unexpected circumstances. And every year we watch with amazement as those in areas that have been affected by snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes lose everything and have no backup plan to deal with the crisis.

The thin veneer of our civilization should be apparent to everyone, yet it seems that no one really gets it.

(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...


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,b>@dcjames5 @rissakris Atlanta is already panicking like a hurricane is coming. I took this pic at target in Dunwoody.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 4:09:31 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 02/12/2014 4:10:12 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
They still have plenty of shelves and pegboard....

/johnny

3 posted on 02/12/2014 4:12:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.

Look what happens every Black Friday and that’s just Christmas shopping, look what happened here with just a winter storm, now what do you think would happen during a real SHTF event?

So listen to what the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3

One of the things Selco covers in this article is the fact that many will not accept that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why don’t they realize it? It’s caused by a condition called ‘Normalcy Bias’ a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.

It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.

A good article on ‘Normalcy Bias’ is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/12/29/normalcy-bias/

You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their ‘serf’. Me I don’t want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly don’t want to have to kiss some ‘gubberment’ third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I don’t want some ‘jack booted’ thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I don’t want to be shut up in with a bunch of ‘zombies’ and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.

There is a Great article in my Preparedness Manual on building your on Bug Out Bag titled: A Highly-Mobility 72 Hour Kit-by Ward Dorrity. You can download the whole manual at:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s 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, cash (I myself have been putting up change for the past few years both for the metal content and the fact that using change places to make what purchases you can will move you down the the list of possible marks during shtf), tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Again I like to recomend FReeper’s ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom (Please Blog Police let this one slide!) Where you can get lots of useful information like:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2011/11/20/8-morale-boosters-for-any-worst-case-scenario/

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/02/02/survival-priorities-the-rule-of-three/

And More

Also there is Ferfal’s Blog a survivor of Argentina’s first collapse:

http://ferfal.blogspot.com/

And there is Selco’s Blog a Bosnian War survivor at:

http://shtfschool.com/

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”


4 posted on 02/12/2014 4:13:23 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

:O) very observant...


5 posted on 02/12/2014 4:14:07 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: Kartographer

The thin veneer of our civilization should be apparent to everyone, yet it seems that no one really gets it.

Not everyone. There are many that are prepared. This guy really doesn’t get it that there are people that are prepared.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 4:14:49 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: Kartographer

7 posted on 02/12/2014 4:15:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: mountainlion
There are many more that are not prepared, than those that are prepared.

/johnny

8 posted on 02/12/2014 4:15:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: goat granny
Not much nutritional value there, but they have something... ;)

/johnny

9 posted on 02/12/2014 4:16:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono
That dude is in a short-sleeve shirt. Talk about unclear on the concept...

/johnny

10 posted on 02/12/2014 4:17:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Blubber is said to have insulative properties.

(though from personal observation I’m not sure I believe it)


11 posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:34 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
That dude is in a short-sleeve shirt. Talk about unclear on the concept...

Nevertheless, he looks pretty well insulated.

12 posted on 02/12/2014 4:22:29 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Kartographer

Prepper BTT. I should be fine for 72 hours (!) or probably more like 72 days. I’ll miss FR, though, and regret that I never took the opportunity to print out the Internet.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 4:23:05 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s overwhelming.

I have enough to last for quite a while, but if SHTF, I have little hope of making it very long at all. And yes, I am armed.

But I am starting to think that’s just not good enough. A person HAS to be able to at least once in a while, get a good nights sleep, and not living constantly in fear or amped up to the max.

If SHTF, no more than 5% of the population would survive. And they would be so scarred that civilization as we know it might literally be gone forever.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 4:25:33 PM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: JoeProBono

Pic is of fools that didn’t prepare after the last storm in Atlanta?


15 posted on 02/12/2014 4:27:04 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: JRandomFreeper

yet it seems that no one really gets it.

I agree but the author says “yet it seems that no one really gets it.” Preparedness is a seasonal challenge where I live.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 4:30:47 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: Kartographer

One of those shots looks very familiar.
Maybe stock photo?


17 posted on 02/12/2014 4:31:38 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Billthedrill

I guess you have the mother load of printer ink somewhere in your preps?


18 posted on 02/12/2014 4:32:45 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: djf
I spent almost 2 years doing the mountain man thing. I'm comfortable with a mid 1800s lifestyle, and know I can support it.

Heck, I'm starting seeds now to go out in the garden after Easter, including 180 tobacco plants. I don't spend much at the grocery store. I don't know the last time I bought meat at a store.

/johnny

19 posted on 02/12/2014 4:35:25 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Just went to my sports therapist and his massage water bed needed repair.

He needed some rope and pully to lift the engine and replace a part.

Lucky him I happened to have 1,000 ft of paracord 550 and climbing carabiners along with cats eyes carabiners

Pulled the engine up using my belay and used the cats eyes to lock the rope in place, securing the engine for repair.

Woulduh took all day without it and luckily I had my hightech hammer to force one stubborn bolt out of it’s slot.

Of course my high tech hammer is a Fiskars axe with a 30” handle.

I knocked that thing out, we finished the repair and he’s good to go.

Done in just 10 minutes and he allotted an entire day for this as he was the only one working on it.

I’m glad to have that in 30 day pack, which is always in my trunk.

Also tossed him an extra roll of duct tape just in case.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 4:35:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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