SHTF Survival Prep: SHTF Not A Single Event?
We talk about preparing our family and home for when the SHTF and we think of it as a single day when it happens. Michael, at the Economic Collapse Blog, explains how the collapse will occur in waves rather than one single event.
Yes, there will certainly be times of great chaos. The financial crisis of 2008 was one of those moments.
But the financial crisis of 2008 did not completely destroy us.
Neither will the next crisis.
I think it is helpful to think of what is happening to us as a series of waves.
When you build a beautiful sand castle on the beach, the first wave that comes in does not totally destroy it.
Rather, the first wave weakens the castle and it is destroyed by subsequent waves.
Well, that is what is happening to us.
Source: The Economic Collapse Blog
While I agree with much of what he says, I do think that we will see one or two significant events that will be the tipping point for things going downhill quickly. For example, a major disaster hitting the US could certainly have a ripple effect on the entire country potentially causing social unrest, massive inflation or worse.
Imagine a Fukishima type event occurring in the states. The panic and chaos that would ensue would be massive and widespread. Would this one event be considered the SHTF? Not really but, in my opinion, things would deteriorate rapidly.
Would do you think? Is this collapse something that occurs on a trigger event or something gradual over time?
How would your family and friends react to a major disaster? How would your neighbors and community react? Be sure to add your comments below and let’s get a dialogue started.