The Sunday SHTF Survival Weekly – Week 17

Sep 17, 2012 by




SHTF Sunday Summary

Well we said QE3 was coming and sure enough, we got it.  We’re going to see this week the impact of the Fed’s actions so I won’t focus this weeks’ Sunday SHTF Survival Summary on that topic.  We’ll save that for next week.  Besides, there were some excellent prepping articles written this week by many of my fellow preppers.  Take a look.

Defense

1. I think many of us picture that when things go south it will happen during daylight hours.  At least that is how I picture it.  However, when the SHTF it won’t be a 4 hour event, rather a long term thing.  This means we’ll be dealing with many overnights and…….darkness.  Mike R’s guest post on the Survivalist Blog outlines how ill-equipped we’ll be with seeing in the dark to defend our home and family.  Something you don’t think everyday but he provides a nice how-to guide for getting yourself ready to deal when the sun goes down.

Prepping

2. Are preppers annoying?  Allen at the Survival Blog asks the question and has some thought provoking answers as to why they may be.  I’ve found that most hardcore preppers fit this mold and tend to be a bit preachy and act as a know-it-all.   That can come off annoying since we’re trying to get our family and friends ready for the collapse.  My goal and the goal of this site is to provide information to the readers and let them pick and choose what is good for them.  I will certainly recommend things but there is no one “right” answer.

3. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, food prices are rising at an alarming rate.  The normal grocery bill for our family has gone up by 15-20% easily.  Alec at My Family Survival Plan has also noticed and laid out the impact to us in the US.  This could be a very rough winter coming for many of those unprepared.

4. Prepping for the coming collapse has certainly changed the way I live my life.  It almost has to.  Sarah at Ready Nutrition writes a great piece on how our preparing for the SHTF, better prepares us for life’s other emergencies.  What I love about this article is that it gets back to the basics.  It helps you ask the question, do you really need those things – or do you just want them.  It all leads to much more simplified living which better prepares us for any emergency.