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So, to repeat the question, if you have limited time before the SHTF, what action would you take? It depends in large measure on SHTF Survivalwhat form the SHTF event takes. I heard a story of an older lady (70 something I think) who felt the earthquake in Japan. As soon as the quake stopped, she got on her bicycle and rode for the hills. She didn’t go back home for anything or take anything, she just rode and she survived the tsunami that claimed her town and most of the town’s people. The quake gave zero warning and the tsunami gave warning of only a few minutes.
SHTF – T Minus 2:00 – First things first. Start topping off your water supply.
SHTF - T Minus 1:45 - If you have help at your house then you can start for the stores now. Your help will finish the top offs and inventory.
SHTF – T Minus 1:30 – Going to the grocery store is probably a waste of time unless you absolutely MUST have something from there. If you must fill any holes in your prep supplies think about a sporting goods store or Sam’s Club. You are less likely to run into panicking mobs there than at the grocery store. Remember paper products may be worth their weight in gold if you already have your food stuff squared away.
SHTF – T Minus 0:45 – Go to pharmacy and get any refills you can pick up. Go inside and restock any OTC (Over the Counter) SHTF Planningmedicines you might need (think Imodium, antacids, analgesics, vitamins, sleep aids, masks, etc.) .
SHTF – T Minus 0:30 – Place BOBs (Bug Out Bags) near doors in case of fire and an immediate evacuation is needed.
SHTF – T Minus 0:10 –It is now close enough to the SHTF that no further outside work should be attempted. Set up a security watch in the house and wait. Use an emergency radio to keep track of news if power is lost in the house.
SHTF – T Minuse 0:00 – Now that the event has arrived, maintain a solid fire watch for at least an hour after all flames are extinguished. It would really be annoying to survive a SHTF event only to be burned out by your lighting or heating prep. After an hour, the risk that anything will re-ignite diminishes greatly.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Pack up all the food and water you can, grab the pets and kids, and head for the nearest, highest cave around.
If you survive whatever happens after making it to the cave, the rest should be easy pickings, until the military finds and scoops you and the other survivors up and throws you into FEMA survival camps.
you have a 2 hour window to prep for an event. What do you do.
Still laughing my ass of at that. "and think" lmao
Originally posted by JAGx1981
More than likely though, I would make everyone go under in the hatch and close their mouth as I get intoxicated beyond all recognition and think.
Originally posted by FrankieNinja
It's interesting to note that no one has said IF the SHTF... but rather, WHEN. For my part, I don't think any of us will be caught on guard because life goes on as we speak. Places to go, people to see and things to do. What IF you are far from your home, loved ones and supplies? What then? IMHO, I submit that when TSHTF, it won't make a lick - o -difference 'cuz TSHTF. otherwise it wouldn't be the SHTF. If that makes sense.. i.e. que sera sera.
Originally posted by drphilxr
reply to post by jibeho
my go bags have been prepped and easily accesible to the cars
for the last 8 years. i even tried getting alternative vehicles set up,
but there's no room for that unless you are a billionaire, where i live.
You really think we will have 2 hours? i sure hope so!
John Titor - and yes, this is where people stop listening, but here goes - once said
'you will have 10 minutes to get up and go' so prepare what you really find
irreplaceable. for him, it was family photographs, later destroyed in 'the war.'
PS- DONT FORGET YOU CAN'T USE THE ROADS. . . i would recommend becoming
familiar with the train tracks near your home. i am. mine are standard gauge, 4ft, 8in apart...
edit on 9/21/2011 by drphilxr because: added