This is going to be a short post but designed to provoke some thought among my fellow members, especially those in the US as I believe you guys have
by far the most active group of people who are preparing for the big 'SHTF' scenario.
So as you are stocking up on tins and dried foods and arming yourselves up to protect you and your own, think about the following and try to imagine
how you would feel if the people in these images were your child, sister, father.. anybody you care about. Just because they are on the other side of
the world, or have different colour skin, or had nothing to begin with, doesn't make what they have suffered any different to us. For them S already
- 1.6-1.7 million people have fled the
country and nearly 100,000 have been killed since the conflict there began. No amount of food supplies, underground bunkers or small arms could have
protected them and their families.
- Nearly 16,000 dead, whole towns washed away and decades of radiation poisoning to
come. Could their survival kits and B.O.B's have saved them? Did the survivors kill their neighbours instead of sharing what they had left?
- 220,000 estimated to have been killed by a devastating earthquake in 2010.
Most people have forgotten about this but they are still struggling 3 years later to rebuild what was so suddenly taken away. Would they have been
better off if they all had 4x4's, piles of tinned food and survival knives? No, they would have lost it all within the piles of rubble that was once
So, when you sit behind your computer screen, planning your great survival, of heading for the hills donning your hand made tin-hat and protecting
your family at all costs, I wish you the best of luck. But when S really does HTF, will any amount of prep prepare you? Sure, your odds may be
slightly improved and if it does give you that chance but could the people above have done anything to prepare?... DO NOT turn your back on fellow
human beings. That starving person you murder may have been the doctor that may be able to save your life further down the line. We need to work
together... as they say, strength is in numbers. The world is full of mini Armageddons and it seems that some of the questions asked in this forum are
ignorant of that fact. The survivors are the ones that have pulled together, shared what little they have and offered their skills to those in an even
less fortunate position. There are no survivors holed up in basements with their families and plentiful food waiting for the dust to settle. Save
your time, energy and your money and focus on what's really important. Today. Because IF 'SHTF' then there is nothing that you can do but hope for the
edit on 19-6-2013 by fiftyfifty because: (no reason given)