Skip to comments.Preppers Shall Inherit the Earth: Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Solutions *Micro Doc*
Posted on 09/11/2011 9:42:04 AM PDT by Errant
This latest micro documentary from New America Now discusses the many problems facing modern day American society, namely the US Dollar, our countrys ever growing debt, rising prices and the crisis that will ensue as a result and how you can survive and thrive.
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People will not let themselves think about the ramifications of a social collapse, regardless of its cause. It has been so since the Civil Defense days of the 50’s. They said bomb shelters would protect us but no scenario I ever saw talked about how the population would eat 30 days later when most food sources had been exhausted.
People now who promote preparedness for events like Katrina and think about 3 days to a week. Ask them about a 60 day power outage and some have thought about it briefly but almost none have really thought it out. The author of the book “One Second After” was an optimist and in his scenario of a small town there was only a 25% survival rate after a year.
You are right. Preppers, what few there are, will inherit the earth. When the time for survival arrives, the time allowed for preparation is at an end, or, When did Noah build the Ark? Before the flood, BEFORE THE FLOOD.
If possible try to stock up for 6-12 months. You would be suprised at how quickly you can accumulate extra food just buying a few extra bags of rice and beans or canned goods each week. That is how we started out. Then we evolved into the whole 9 yards with the grain mill, the Big Berkey water filter, the bulk grains and freeze dried veggies and canned meats. Once you get started you will get more and more motivated. If nothing ever happens you can always just eat the food.
On this 9/11 anniversary, I always think about that morning.
I walked into my Mom’s just before the 2nd plane hit. She said, “we’re under attack” I said “by who?” thinking she was goofy. She had CBS on. As soon as the 2nd plane hit, I was out the door. I spent the next couple hours gassing up all our vehicles, filling our gas cans, going to the bank to get cash, and then to Walmart to buy gallons of drinking water, and food that could do well without refrigeration.
Not knowing who or what, if the electricity grid was going to go down, if our refineries would be hit, I wanted to be prepared for any possible eventualities. I am much more prep minded now, but certainly far less than many others.
Below is a link to a free pdf of the book he mentioned.
You've got a great tagline there...
Now, even though I've made a lot of preparations, I feel the urge to do even more.
Like you, I'll never forget where I was or what I was doing when those planes hit that morning...
Thanks for the link. I’ll read it when I get time.
I went to your link and the one thing he talks about that really made me think again was hygiene. I recently decided to get a very high percentage sodium hypochlorite pool shock. Right now I just have one bag but it is 68% while bleach in a bottle is only 6% and bulky and space consuming.
It might not be safe to disinfect drinking water but in a scenario w/o running water you could keep washing water in a bucket for hand cleaning and any other cleaning.
Get the shock with calcium hypochlorite. You make a solution and then treat the water. The water is then potable.
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