Skip to comments.Stocking up for Doomsday: As economists predict meltdown, meet the families ready for the worst
Posted on 12/19/2011 6:55:25 PM PST by Kartographer
Picture the scene: Its the end of January 2012 and already it is clear the year to come will make that which has just passed seem something of a picnic. The last strains of Auld Lang Syne had barely faded before Greece defaulted on its debts. Over the next few weeks, Italy and Spain will follow. Across Britain and the Continent, bank after bank goes down, a domino effect exacerbated by panicking customers desperately withdrawing their savings. Where three years ago the giants of High Street banking were seen as too big too fail, now they are too big and too many for any Government to save. Panic ensues. Within hours, the cashpoints are empty of money and the supermarket shelves stripped bare.
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Black clouds cover the horizon, the lightening is flashing and there is the distant sound of thunder! The storm flags are going up, who you heed them?
I am very aware that if its the great end that there is nothing I can do to stop or change it, but history is full of instances and times when man or nature have caused such a calamity that people have cried out and begged God to end it all.
The bible has many verse such as this:
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
This verse and others are there for a reason and I urge all to take heed of them, because we are clearly on the edge. Everyday there is a new story about the Yutes who grow more restless everyday and when you add the fact that because of the economy people are already on edge it wont take much to set things off.
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8) (1998)
Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. Theyre a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You dont believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
Today we have yutes who roam our streets who are with out morals, without respect for law or life itself. They will look are you with the same doll eyes a shark does before he eats you and they will feel no more compassion than the shark does.
That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the yutes. On the other hand the yutes wont think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
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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, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
For a somber, yet realistic look at what SHFT is like read some of Selcos post:
If you like to read more about what SHTF in Bosnia was like take a look at this post on Bosnia War Survivor Selcos Blog at:
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
George and Karen Shaw have made themselves targets when the SHTF
Unlike last summer, the rioters on the streets arent looking for trainers and flat-screen TVs just food.
He’s got cigarettes stashed. Damn. I forgot to toss a couple cartons of cheap ass smokes into my stash....
George and Karen Shaw have made themselves targets when the SHTF
They certainly have.
Not very smart.
One of my favorite Star Trek quotes, by one of my favorite Star Trek characters.
I know someone who just purchased 4 cases of 1/2 pint cheap Vodka to barter.
Oh man.....looks like they forgot the BEER!!!!
(if they were in America, they’d be sent to Guantanamo for being prepared....by Bath-House Barry!)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8) (1998) Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. Theyre a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You dont believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
Sadly the brits who prep will be tragically defenseless when the hordes come a-calling. With their dying breathes they can thank their government that made damned sure that they were as defenseless as a newborn babe.
So the Klingons are model citizens when their belly’s aren’t full?
......from cradle to grave.
Did the Shaws give their address. Would make it much simpler to find them ... but then the bad guys could just Google them.
Wait till the rats and mice start nibbling on every package they can. It’s happened to us this year...
Check. We do those little airline type bottles of various liquors when they're less than a buck. Whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, whatever. We do the same thing with that cheap wine in the little bottles. If they're a buck, I toss two in the cart, one red and one white. I figure they'll be great barter bait. If nothing else we cook with them.
Next to go in is bulk cut tobacco and rolling papers.
I have been stocking up on 5 gallon it’s of water at BJs. 4.99 is a great deal.
The Shaws have not only exposed themselves to the government but roaming gangs of thugs........- know, what’s the difference.
I can hear the neighbors now..."But George, you have a whole year's worth of food down there...surely you can spare a box of crackers and a little cheese so my pregnant wife can have something to eat.
They will start out being polite and civil about it but as conditions worsen, they will simply show up in the middle of the night with torches.
The true survivalists do not brag on how much they are storing away. They keep a low profile and when the crap hits the fan, they will pretend to be just as inconvenienced as everybody else. They will also not be firing up a generator at night as they know that will attract looters to their door like a porch light attracts moths.
I keep buying extra food and my teenage son keeps eating it. As much as I buy, he can pack away. And he’s still rail-thin. I hope that we don’t have a SHTF scenario until after he has enlisted and the USMC (that is, the taxpayers) has to start feeding him, so I have a chance to stock up again! :-)
That’s not really George and Karen Shaw silly...
The key is to be surrounded by as many like minded, prepared people as possible.
It won;t be pretty in the cities.
I would hope not, for their sakes.
Home Depot has cases of 1/2 liter bottles of water for around 2.99 and 5 gallon bottles for about 5.50. So every time I’m there it’s one or the other into the cart.
My family will NOT suffer because I didn’t do my part.
Younger people whose parents don’t remember WWII won’t comprehend things like home front ration boards which relied on neighborhood busybodies and snitches to report on their neighbors who were hoarding rationed foodstuffs, tires, and gasoline in five gallon cans.
It’s ten times worse in Britain, IMO. Closed circuit TV on every street corner, police with entry warrants in their pockets, a disarmed populace and a culture that disdains gun ownership. And they also have Muslims. Hordes of them.
So glad I’m a `bitter clinger’. In America, future repression entails personal risk on the part of the oppressors unless each one of them is equipped with his own tank.
They will also not be firing up a generator at night as they know that will attract looters to their door like a porch light attracts moths.
Why I want solar panels....no noise.
Keep a low profile and blend in.
That’s what I thought.
Why the heck are some people bragging about their stash is beyond me.
Plus, I hope they have a generator to run that freezer. One that has no emissions and makes no noise. Looters will wander about listening for generators.
I have done the same. Easier to obtain than pre-1965 silver coins.
Easier to obtain than pre-1965 silver coins.
JUST what I was thinking...he better have twin .50 cal machine guns covering his doorway.
I am a long way from qualifying as a “prepper,” but I reckon I am more prepared than most. It is madness to assume that financial and/or social dislocation can’t happen.
I have my own well and my own septic system, living, as I do, out in the sticks beyond the availability of municipal water and sewer. That may turn out to be a blessing in the event of major civil unrest or terrorism: water lines can be cut, municipal water reservoirs can be contaminated, and sanitation plants can be disabled. Of course, both my well and sewer pumps need electricity. So, I have a propane-fired emergency generator (preferable to natural gas in my opinion, because gas utilities can be sabotaged) capable of running the pumps as well as providing power to all appliances as well as to some lighting. My heating system is half electricity, and half propane, so if one goes out, I can still be relatively comfortable.
Obviously, if propane delivery is interrupted, I’m in trouble; but I have a 1000-gallon tank for a relatively modest size house, and I keep it topped up. I could easily last a year even with a total loss of electricity and unavailability of propane delivery.
OK, my food supply may need work. But I have lots of wine, and three corkscrews as a hedge against failures.
The Twilight Zone The Bomb Shelter (excerpt) - Do you really know your neighbours?
Not in that picture they don’t...
Build one of these. I had mice and eliminated them getting into my stuff by keeping one of these operating 24/7. Just empty the bucket when you catch 'em.
It is something I’ve considered. Pretty cheap insurance, really.
Exactly. For all the preparing and supply-stashing I can do, by far the biggest safeguard is living in a relatively rural area. That's a sad commentary on the human condition, but there you have it: in a time of crisis, the less contact with other people, the better.
It’s a great TZ episode.
If I was stockpiling... I wouldn’t let anyone know about it. Too bad my house is too small to really hoard alot.
I am thinking packs of Bugle Boy in mason jars and then vaccum packed.
Not a bad idea, that. Thanks.
But being involved with an adequate number of good people is all important for many reasons.
That doesn’t look anywhere near like enough for a year.
I sure hope they have more squirreled away somewhere safe to live on when everyone else comes for what’s in the photo.
Sounds like you’ll do well...or much better than most.
That wine hedge is funny.
Yes it was. We've stocking up on food and emergency items for almost a year now.
I think the key is to get as far as possible from other people, especially major population centers.
The way I live it is easy; on a sailboat with solar panels, fishing gear and a reverse osmosis de-salinator, loaded with a years supply of non-perishable food. I can get away and stay away for as long as is necessary. Bonus: I can go just about anywhere in the world without having to use any fuel except for cooking and heating. Riots in the streets? Just head offshore for a while. Come in close enough to pick up radio broadcasts occasionally or head for some remote island somewhere warm. Been doing it for years anyway.