May 27, 2010
A Matter Of Survival
We live in a cosy world.
But what should we do if that changes? What to do in the event of community, regional, national, or international meltdown?
Are you ready? Have you stockpiled food, water, fuel and weapons to defend them with? Where do you go? Do you stay put, or do you run? Do you have a plan?
Maybe you should make one.
The AntiTerrorist has some advice for us. Take it or don't. Use it or don't.
There's no need to die. Not if you are prepared. Most will watch the video and write it off as scaremongering and justify their action with statements like "It could never happen here". The problem is that it could.
I have been to New Orleans a few times. It was jammed with friendly, welcoming people that I shared drinks and meals with. I made many happy memories in the Big Easy. Then Katrina arrived. She was full of fury and spite. She shattered lives, and she destroyed infrastructure. In just a few hours she removed order and left chaos in its stead. In her wake she left desolation and turned those good, kind people into savages. They stole televisions when there was no electricity to run them on. The robbed the houses of their neighbours, they robbed the same people that they had been close to for years. Some stole food. Some raped. Some killed. It was a war zone. The police and the National Guard hunted and shot the looters on sight. No judge, no jury, they just executed.
Now imagine a similar disaster happening here: whether it be financial meltdown (all too probable), an energy crisis (frighteningly possible), a natural disaster, or just plain old rioting that escalates into a huge "them & us" battle. I cannot recall a time in my life when any of these scenarios were more realistic than they are today.
What we imagine today can become real tomorrow. Or next month, or next year. What is the harm in studying, and preparing? Any dry foods that you put by can still be used, same goes for water, as long you rotate your stocks you will always use them. Grow your own fresh produce. Learn how to bake your own bread. Find a secure place to store fuel. Arm yourself. Even a recurved bow is better than nothing. Learn how to use it. Learn survival skills. Teach others.
This information is not meant to terrify. It is meant to educate.
When the brown stuff hits the twirly thing, humans go retro. We resort to, and wholly depend on, our will and our ability to survive. There is no stronger human desire. Even procreation takes second place. Our most base instinct is to keep breathing.
If it does all go pear-shaped, there will be 61 million of us with exactly the same goal, how long will you survive?
Give it some thought.