Not everyone will survive. Ouch.
For many, circumstances will trump preparedness.
Preparedness will cost money. There’s no way around it.
A rural retreat won’t save you. The federal government has you in their crosshairs, as does the United Nations.
Stored food runs out, eventually.
Even the best prepared survivalist Navy Seal can be brought down by an infected ingrown toenail.
You probably aren’t tough enough for what’s coming, but then again, you might surprise yourself. Some who survive, long-term, might not be the ones you expect.
Gold and silver may be useless if a world currency is established. Their use may even be criminalized.
In a time of plenty, it’s impossible to imagine the reality of true scarcity.
Survival is easy for armchair quarterbacks.
TEOTWAWKI will change the way you and your children and grandchildren live. Forever.
The minute you bug out, your chances of reaching your retreat destination are slim.
You’re kidding yourself if you think your hidden caches won’t be found by others, eventually. Or, alternatively, you’ll forget where you hid them. As proof, how many “buried treasures” have been lost to history in spite of maps indicating their locations?
You won’t know if you’re ready for TEOTWAWKI until you’re in the middle of it. After that, it will be a case of day to day survival.
Ultimately, a too-powerful government will be the biggest threat to your survival — either a totalitarian government or smaller fiefdoms where “might makes right.”
Life will become cheap.
Free time will become a thing of the past.
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There’s nothing wrong with preparing for natural disasters, but if you’re not ready for a collapse of the American economy or similar worst case scenario, you’re not ready.
Coming tough times will threaten even the best of marriages and other close relationships.
Growing your own food is a bigger challenge than you ever thought possible.
A green garden can be spotted from miles away, depending on where you live, thus endangering your food source and your family. Savvy, desperate people will be able to easily identify the plants found in the typical backyard garden.
Dealing with human waste and trash will become your new part-time job.
You’ll discover exactly what you’re capable of when your family is threatened.
Formerly strong and capable people will escape their new reality through booze, drugs, and/or suicide.
Protecting and nurturing close family ties will become one of the most important things you can do.
Those who can accept and adapt will find survival easier than those who hold on to the past or have unrealistic expectations of the future.
*The End of the World As We Know It