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The Anatomy of a Breakdown
SHTF Plan ^ | 11/13/12 | Tess Pennington

Posted on 11/13/2012 5:25:42 PM PST by Kartographer

Phase 1: The Warning Phase 2: Shock and Awe (1-2 Days) Phase 3: The Breakdown (3-7 Days) Phase 4: Recovery (8-30+ Days)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers
For you consideration and comment
1 posted on 11/13/2012 5:25:45 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

2 posted on 11/13/2012 5:26:49 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Right now we’re in the ‘President with a mandate (because of voter fraud) becomes a Dictator’ phase.

3 posted on 11/13/2012 5:30:43 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Kartographer

See, that’s what I am talking about!

Sensible preparations in advance of probable disasters.

They have 10 items (I am not sure ice is useful for more than a day, though), not 100.

We are in agreement — if you wait until the disaster is looming, you have waited too long.

4 posted on 11/13/2012 5:33:58 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: Kartographer

Look what is happening right before your eyes and take heed. There’s a Great Storm coming you can feel it.

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 that will hurt is the fact that many will not except 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:

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.

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.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpful. You can download it at:

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, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, 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:

And More

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

5 posted on 11/13/2012 5:35:04 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer


6 posted on 11/13/2012 5:55:49 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Kartographer

As usual, good reference article, Kart. Thx.

7 posted on 11/13/2012 6:08:03 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Kartographer
'Baby formula'.

I can probably skip that prep, even the grandbabies don't use formula anymore.

Push comes to shove, and I have to take in a stray, I'll make my own. Yes, I have recipes for that. But I'm not changing a diaper! ;)

Good progression in general. Don't agree with all of the timelines, in regard to Katrina. Some of those places just aren't going to come back, ever.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 6:52:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Why we lost? Voter fraud!

The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:


Visit the site- Here
Sign this petition- Here

Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount? If you wish to add your voice, click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-


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SARAH PALIN speaks out of massive Obama machine voter fraud:

Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. …DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud

Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.


MITT ROMNEY in 2012! ‏@PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified, Here’s What You Can Do:

>> These electi...



These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it won’t do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...

Read the rest- Here

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Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here

Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here

Must watch videos!

VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting-


VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here

VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here

VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here

VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here


We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.

We must act NOW.

Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.

We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....

We are FReepers. We must fight!

Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!

Join us!! See the 'BARACK OBAMA FRAUD 2012- (MUST READ- MUST GO VIRAL!)' thread- Here

9 posted on 11/13/2012 7:22:58 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texas girl)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The only “mandate” our president has involves Larry Sinclair.

10 posted on 11/13/2012 7:34:08 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: CPT Clay

And Reggie Love.

11 posted on 11/13/2012 7:41:46 PM PST by Sawdring
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