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  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy


    28 Inconvenient Truths About TEOTWAWKI*

    June 19, 2012 by The Survival Mom 111 Comments


    Not everyone will survive. Ouch.

    For many, circumstances will trump preparedness.

    Preparedness will cost money. There’s no way around it.

    If you talk about preparedness, you’ll be ridiculed. If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll miss out on establishing a support system that is 100% necessary to survival.

    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.

    Most survivalists and preppers are overly optimistic when it comes to how much food store, what scenarios to plan for, and their ability to survive off the grid.

    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.

    Wondering how you might survive the early days after an EMP attack? Download my free report here.

    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

    28 Inconvenient Truths About TEOTWAWKI* - Survival Mom
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  2. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    "Gold and silver may be useless if a world currency is established. Their use may even be criminalized."
    I never considered this and it's strikes me as being highly possible...especially the last sentence.

    "A rural retreat won’t save you. The federal government has you in their crosshairs, as does the United Nations."
    I find this a bit hard to believe but ready to listen to any valid argument why the Federal government would be concerned about little ole me. But, the United Nations?!?! Kind of hard to swallow... Besides from my dealings with them - well - let's just say I am not too concerned.

    Very interesting read with good advice, makes one think.
  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I have been a fan of Survival Mom for years.

    I think this one is very true. How many stories have there been of people freezing in the face of danger. Trained soldiers have been trained for battle yet will freeze or go from leader to wanting to walk away. Same with people, we prep, we prepare yet until it happens we really do not know what we are capable of handling mentally. Each of us would like to think we will continue to strive during a breakdown of society but it is not always the case.
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  4. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Well here is the thing... any such interest will not be because of you... it will be because of WHAT you are doing...

    if the hope of being able to avoid the NWO is removed then who wins... ?

    If what you are doing is outlawed... they MUST remove you... or lose power...

    as to the UN... who do you think makes up a large part of the NWO... and you may have missed this part?

    They basically OWN several national monuments now... our politicians gave those to the UN...

    and people have been arrested and prosecuted and sentenced for having firearms on this UN soil right here in the USA...

    was a big stink about it a few years back...

    so to me anyways... all this kinda fits together...
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  5. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @OldDude49 "... it will be because of WHAT you are doing..."

    Ah! I see. It isn't what I am doing now so much as what I would do then like refusal to turn over weapons or etc... So, yeah, I understand and if I would refuse to turn them over now to the Feds (and I would) no matter how they justified it then I sure as hell would refuse to turn them over to some yahoo from the UN or NWO or green man from Mars if things went to hell in a hand basket so...So I guess it's some modern day Dachau or a worse for me but I bet I would have lots of company. :)
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  6. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    I envision the use of gold and silver after a total collapse, there will be no authority to criminalize the use, and the use will only happen during the rebuilding of trade.
    This may happen well after I have left this planet.

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  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Gold and silver useless or criminalized? By what authority when the world is in chaos? That depends on what you are willing to submit to. Could just as easily say sex with your wife is no longer permitted, because the local warlord reserves the right to use her services and all children over 10 for his pleasure. Ouch!! I just hit your sensitivities. Sorry about that. Many Tyrants and warlords will attempt what was otherwise was forbidden in a civilized world if the power goes to their head and they are not kept in check by the local population. Just saying.
  8. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+++

    I will take my chances. With that defeatist attitude, we would be dead already.
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  9. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    I agree with all the ideas put forth. I think we are in TEOTWAWKI this very moment - boiling frog syndrome - most don't realize what is transpiring.

    Luck does play a role in survival, just like surviving a mortar barrage, some make it but others don't. When your number is up it's over, the concept of survival is to avoid having your number picked as long as possible.

    The UN does want to move everybody into city clusters, but their doctrine requires them to control the cities first, so people in rural areas will have time to plan and act when you see those events happening.

    Silver and gold ownership will probably be criminalized which will pave the way for a huge black market and change will be made with copper and nickel. Barter will also flourish in such an environment.

    Retain your weapons and ammo as warlords and their minions are susceptible to lead poisoning.

    Just the incoherent ramblings of an old man.
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  10. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Well, I wish them luck with Chicago. But, they can have all of California as far as I am concerned, along with its Hollywood nutcases.
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  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Nut case from California here,
    I see several scenarios going on at the same time.
    Tragedy is never just one single event ,there are usually hundreds of things going on, that are unique to their own area.
    It would do you well to review the UN agenda 21 and 30
    Running to the bush may not be an option, Whether you think you own it or not.
    Face it folks ,
    We look at the illegals and refugees coming here and some of us are saying why aren't they fighting for their country ?
    (well we know it is an invasion, it is Muslim SOP, look it up.)
    Point is, running is not going to save the country ,but standing you ground just may.
    Not by rioting like the leftist morons but standing your ground at home and seeing to your families needs .
    Writing your congressman voting as far right as possible to correct the current trend onto the rocks.
    Push the president to deal with the criminals in government .
    We just may have a real chance in seeing America becoming great again.
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  12. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    Notes from a FEMA class in 2012:
    Civil unrest may start from many things, Displeasure with Gov't, natural disaster, foreign attack, economy collapse
    With country wide involvement, 10% will die first week, another 25% in one month
    60% will die by 6 months, and 80-90% by one year if order is not restored
    Continuity of government will collapse after 6 months

    These are things I jotted down while the FEMA dudes were talking informally during our AUXCOMM class.They also pretty much said pack up our gear if the incident rolls past a moth, because it'll be hopeless.Again, this was a country-wide disaster, not something local. They also alluded to the fact that after a month, it will be every man for himself including most of the GOV., and no trucks or rail would be able to run.
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I have been in on some of the rumblings coming out of the Guv'ment planning for various things, and I can tell you this, After any large scale collapse, Guv will not have much control of any thing out side a small percentage of Military and fed enforcement heavy hitters. Beyond that, this is when the U.N. would likely try a move across our shores. How far they get depends on you and I standing our ground against them. Once Guv is down, local and regional leaders would take control ( or wrest it from those of us) and install what ever "LAW's" they need to keep power over the people. NUMBER ONE is to DISARM us!!! #2 is to control the money. #3 is to control the food and water. #4 is to control movement. #5 is to control where you live.
  14. Trouble

    Trouble Monkey

    Where would you say controlling communications fit in to this?
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  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Absolutely!!! Propaganda would be spread far and wide! Even "trusted" resources would be subjected to take overs or conversion! Only trust face to face comm's when every thing else goes south!
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  16. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I would say we have been subjected to the Control of Communications for quite some time. One has only to look at the MSM for proof of that! Internet, News, alt news, local and regional leadership doing conferences to spin what ever message they espouse.
    They try and sell us something if you think about it. sell fear, sell the "need" for things, they sell hate, racism, division.
  17. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    In a WORL situation, i don't expect to live to 65...just longer than anyone who tried to take my stuff. The "bug out to the woods" scenario is no longer an honest to myself consideration. Could camp for weeks but not months.
  18. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    I agree wholeheartedly...but I don't think she's being defeatist...just pragmatic. Murphy will rule, that is the only prediction I can make...and the only one that counts. All the preps in the world can only slow down Murphy, he cannot be stopped. Surviving is going to be tough, no matter how prepared you are. Stuff is going to go wrong...greek freakin tragedy wrong. Those that survive AND remain free will be those who are tough enough, determined enough, smart enough and resourceful enough to adapt, improvise, overcome and freakin PREVAIL each time Murphy brings them a little sunshine. Quitters will end up dead or matter how well prepared they were. The most important prep is your mindset...and money can't buy it.
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  19. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    And there it is boys and girls, Mind set!!! Every step we take must be with the mind set of survival, Every prep, every penny spent, all the training, reading, searching..........All for naught with out the mind set, and a little luck to beat back Ol' Murph for a little while longer!
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  20. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I figure something like this:
    1) control the airwaves-I feel its already started
    3) control food/water
    4)control free movement-your papers please
    5) set up new currency
    6) possible relocation/mandatory job placements for the "greater good of all"

    I honestly don't expect to live see all of this happen,as we have already made our choices and they do not include living shackled...
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