Skip to comments.True Defiance: I Challenge You To Survive The Coming Collapse
Posted on 07/03/2013 5:01:09 PM PDT by Kartographer
These are the absolute minimum preparations you will need to fight back against the collapse of our nation and our culture.
Store A Six-Month Supply Of Food
Find A Water Source
Buy A Rifle
Buy 1,000 Rounds Of Ammo
Buy Proper Clothing
Grow A Garden
Find Two Neighbors Who Are On Board
Find One Barter Partner
Find One Retreat Location
Bury One Survival Cache
You Should Be No More Than 20 Pounds Beyond Your Ideal Weight
Theres a Great Storm coming you can feel it and the great cities of Europe are on the edges of it now, soon it will consume them.
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.
Any one with half a brain can look around and see for themselves what is happening right before their eyes.
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 dont they realize it? Its 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 dont want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly dont want to have to kiss some gubberment third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I dont 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 dont 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 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, 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 FReepers ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom, where you can get lots of useful information like:
Also there is Ferfals Blog a survivor of Argentinas first collapse:
And there is Selcos Blog a Bosnian War survivor at:
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.
First, have a source of water and a way to make sure it is pure.
Next have several years worth of food, simple medications and vitamins.
Have all the tools you might need.
If you don’t already have a bunch of guns and lots of ammo, you probably can’t be saved.
I need to look into a hand operated water pump for my well. should the SHTF and I loose fuel for my generator, my well wont do me much good. I have six acres with several natural springs but they don’t produce a lot of water. Any advice?
Got all the bases covered times 10.
Except for the alternate retreat location. We ARE the retreat location for all our family and very close friends.
Keep it up, Kart. You may be saving some lives with your info. Thanks.
What about building a cistern to store water from your springs?
If you have a well you don’t need anything but a tickle, rope and bucket. I can’t imagine a natural spring not producing enough water.
When we had a spring at the farm I lived on for the first few years of my life, it produced more water than we would ever use. I was told we used the spring until Daddy dug a well.
You can always use a bucket and a rope, given a few days I’m sure you’d come up with an ingenious way of doing it, like several vessels that rotate up.
“These are the absolute minimum preparations you will need to fight back against the collapse of our nation and our culture.”
Prepping for short term disasters is prudent, but prepping for the collapse of a nation is problematic. You are talking about a civil war.
I have watched a number of the “Prepper” series on Natl. Geo., but find them quite ify when one preps for a specific disaster. If the country falls into civil disorder, you had best be very far away. All those guns and bullets will not save you. You will not wake up one morning and find that the nation has returned to normal.
I did my prepping, starting in 1999, by exploring other countries. I left America for the last time in Jan. 2005.
There are countries in central Europe that are still quite nice, and not affected by the problems in southern Europe.
I am now in the Philippines. While this is a third world country, I feel much safer then if I were back in the USSA.
Add to that, I live on a fraction of what it would take in the US. My wife, child, and myself can do just fine on $1000 per month, or less.
America may recover, but I am skeptical. The takers outnumber the givers, and the reelection of Obozo indicates a nation of brain dead idiots.
1. An AM/FM/SW and/or HAM radio might be a good idea as well.
Rechargeable batteries and a small solar panel to keep them running.
2. A helluva good knife.
3. Maps and compass.
3. Your Bible.
Just some ideas...
In addition, at the website listed above there are simpler pump solutions listed in the right hand column under “categories.”
There are some ideas on youtube. Bicycle powered pumps, simple pvc pipes to haul small amounts of water out. Solar setups for providing battery power. A lot depends on how much water you need and how deep you have to go to get water.
I’m learning to container garden/learn how to grow food plants, and the rest of preparing is very close to done. I think it is, then something else comes along and I do that, then think I’m through and something else comes up and I do that, then etc., etc., etc..
Have your house in good repair and be debt free. Have a plan so you could live off what you can put in a back pack, for a few weeks.
I just wanted to stop in and say thank you for all the great ideas I’ve gotten from your posts...have been gleaning info from them for years...haven’t posted much in many years, but am on a roll these last few days...again, just wanted to thank you.
“have been gleaning info from them for years..”
We keep posting for people like you and we all learn from each other at the same time.
Lol, I have to laugh st the people saying, if you have a well all you need is a rope and bucket. My well consists of a 4 inch pipe coming out of the ground.
I have a deep well pipe and an electric pump. That does not change the fact that if power is off there is no way I can think of to get the water out since the pump is way down there.
A well for survival would be a hand dug one just like we had in the late 40s.
Envision a bucket made from a couple of feet of PVC pipe.
Keep up the good work :)
I don’t know much about it, but ours is like that, too. It’s quite a ways down, but I actually believe my husband could make it work with a rope and a bucket! I, on the other hand, would be depending on bottled water and probably a bucketful of whatever rain water I could catch. We have discussed getting some sort of hand pump...but right now I’m angling for a nice generator.
Can you dig out a pond for the streams to feed? I have a 10 acre spring fed lake behind my house. Should be easy to dip out water by the bucket.
One more thing. The controller might need to be a type specific to the kind of pump. Not sure, offhand (memory), but the Grunfos might be a DC-to-AC type, where the Dankoff (DC) isn’t. So find a package or instructions on the Web, and go from that. Dankoff pumps are okay but not as durable as Grunfos.
Although I have not worked out the details, my solution for the well is a couple golf cart batteries being charged by a couple solar panels, the batteries kick in when power goes down and will drive the well pump. The usage should be manually controlled under battery operation.
But traditional wells nowadays are 4-6 inch pipe. The most straightforward is PVC pipe on a hand pump at the well head.
Thanks much for the ping.
The wife and I now live in a constant state of hurricane preparedness. I have researched medieval weapons and learned how to manufacture them. If it comes down to that, it just does.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
As is dryer lint
Check it out, nice product, hand or battery power. With a single wire alternator on a pole with a fan blade attached, the possibilities are endless.
This guy has a lot of pump videos. He's all about redundancy.
“Find Two Neighbors Who Are On Board”
Easy enough. Just wait until SHTF, then when the jerks off themselves those that get it will be left standing. Problem solved.
It’s very comforting to know that we can pump water
Our preps look pretty good except for the “ideal weight” issue. I think I’ve drifter over the limit.
You can rig a small container to a string to lower down to the water inside the well opening. Maybe time consuming if you need a large amount of water but it works.
If you can’t defend it, you don’t own it.
A gun and 1000 rounds of ammunition is only part of the self defense story. You must know how to use it, and practice doing so.
The more people in your group who are ready, willing, and ABLE to fight, the more likely you are to survive whatever trouble comes your way.
Ideally, you should have prepared defensive positions, preferably hard to spot, with at least two locations capable of directing fire at every point of approach.
You need at least one long gun for every capable adult in your group for defense. You should probably consider a side arm for each person as well.
In the “old days” (a year ago or so), you could buy an inexpensive .22 and dirt cheap ammo for it and learn to shoot on a reasonable budget.
Now, ammunition is in such short supply that getting the necessary practice is either going to be VERY expensive, or not possible at all.
All in all, if you have not yet gotten a gun and learned how to use it, then by all means do so immediately. In a true SHTF situation, your other preps are moot without it.
My grandparents had a well in the ‘70’s. We still had to crank the bucket up to get water. It was the best tasting water I’ve ever had.
I'm ready for the next 3 collapses.
a long time ago when Pat Frank wrote the first modern post apocalyptic novel Alas Babylon, he described official martial law as including the suspension of all debts owed -like mortgages.
not sure that would happen today. martial law law would likely come in a 2800 oage document pre-written that no one has read but is rapidly signed into law.
I think if I was in Cleveland and chaos happened, that's what I'd do....walk away.
Think of it as part of your six-month supply of food.
I just don’t want the local cannibals to be eyeing me up suspiciously.
They also had .223 and .308 ammo on sale, but I don't remember the prices.
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