Sunday, July 26, 2009

When the SHTF

This is the way the world ends.
This is the way the world ends.
This is the way the world ends.
Not with a bang but with a whimper.

T. S. Eliot

I try an not buy into the paranoia that grips so many these days. Most recently the H1N1 flue pandemic, near collapse of the American Financial Machine (real estate and automotive industry bailouts) Blackouts and the upcoming global food shortage. It's hard for me not to think of what might come to pass in the near future.

Are you prepared? Do you know what you would do?

We have auto insurance in case something happens to our vehicle, Life Insurance for your life, House Insurance for your house; what insurance do you have for your future?
I'm not talking about buying into the mass paranoia about 2012 or giant asteroids hitting the earth and I don't intend to turn this into a Zombie attack Rambo fantasy Alien landing thread.

I'm more interested in knowing if the Shit Hit The Fan (SHTF); do you have a plan or would you even know what to do? When I ask the question, people who know me just think I am, looking forward to living a survivalist existence and in some small way they might be right. lol.

The Canadian Government has a website dedicated to the same questions that I'm asking here.
If it couldn't happen; why would the government set up this web site?

Does anyone remember the blackout in the summer of 2002? I personally woke up that morning to all the power out as did many people but, unlike so many in the Greater Toronto area. I enjoyed a full breakfast and a pot fresh coffee. My neighbors were peering out there windows looking at the redneck occupying an apartment complex picnic table with a Coleman stove. The smell of Bacon, eggs and fresh coffee created a vortex of hunger throughout the entire apartment complex.

One passer by commented, "Coffee?"
I replied, "Get a mug."

To his loss, he never returned.
Had the Power been out for longer I don't know how generous I would have remained.

For 63 hours I watched things start to fall apart and wondered how long it would take until they would start looting. Home Depot sold out of batteries in 2 hours.

So what did you do today to prepare? This could be something a simple as reading an article about filling your bath tub with water at the first sign of trouble, to maintain a potable water source. Did you think of that?
  • Topics to consider:

  • Water

  • Food

  • Security

  • Shelter

  • Contingency Plan

In a nutshell I guess the point I'm trying to make, is don't be one of the "Sheeple" and wait for disaster relief to come to you, be prepared.



  1. Bah whimpers/recession, I want to go out with a bang/full on Zombie Attack!

  2. I'm completely prepared. I keep enough gas in my car to that if the shit hits, I have enough to get to your place. *BG*