reply to post by DerVerboten
If there where a flare tomorrow capable of doing damage that would cause an apocalypse (Im pretty sure they are called - X class flares) than really
the worst you can expect is a loss of power globally for minimally a few months, no actual fire damage or anything of that nature, just a power loss.
This would disrupt all shipping, and most commerce, more than likely completely limiting supply of anything not local during the rebuilding period.
The length of this rebuilding period depends on damage done, but also on how we handle it.
If people lose their minds, as they are apt to, then you can expect a very lengthy rebuilding process. Shipping workers not working, mass looting, and
extreme violence is all it takes to make an X class a near apocalyptic event.
What can you do ?
Find a locale than can sustain you - Food and water supply, as well as shelter for a lengthy amount of time.
Be in a location that has like minded people - You will need the community for safety. You will also need this same community for the new street
justice system that will replace the police in their almost certain absence.
Download now - Survival guides. Field medicine for battle, and for cuts and scrapes. How to trap animals, your family member that is a vegetarian will
eat meat before starving to death, promise. How to grow your own food, and harvest seeds. How to can your own food. Eating insects for dummies, this
is survival at its finest, so don't rule it out. Make an axe. Make a hammock. Put together IKEA furniture like a pro. Make your own gun, and
gunpowder. Guerrilla warfare for the sub urbanite. Modern urban combat techniques.
Also please download all the great works, books, works of art, historical records, and documents. When the powers back on you may be the only person
left with a record of mankind to sell on ebay.
Make sure you check ATS's very own survival forum,
and above all else , stay calm no matter what the storm may bring, if it brings anything at all that is.
edit on 26-9-2011 by DrunkNinja
because: Changed something