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Doomsday Scenarios On the Horizon

Guest Post by  Joel Johnson

Joel is a military veteran with 8 years of service and spent over 39 months deployed to Iraq. He used the skills that he learned in the infantry to prepare for what is coming. He is a father with a love for football and his children.

Doomsday Scenarios On the Horizon

A quick scan around the news reveals that we are living through perilous times. The U.S. is about to send strikes to Syria and the rest of the world ain’t so jazzed about what that might mean. Fires are burning through the western U.S., ravaging across forests and homes. And now there’s talk of radiation moving at a rapid pace across the Pacific and heading into the western U.S. as well.

photo credit Joel Johnson

 

 

   Nuclear explosions? Natural disasters? Food shortages leading to civil unrest? Hurricanes? Gas releases? Pandemic diseases? The list of possible doomsday scenarios is endlessly being discussed among survivalists. While there’s a case for doomsday to be made for each, some researchers point out that more people have died from a vending machine toppling on top of them rather than being gassed with bio-chemical weaponry.
It’s a fear-driven motive that lurks in the minds of many of the preppers.

Doomsday Scenarios

In the midst of all this, more people are hearing the call of survivalists and taking necessary preparation steps to avoid disaster calamity. Longtime survivalists know about the 17,000 nuclear warheads scattered around the world, and wonder when one of those might detonate at some unexpected time and place. Others worry about the more long-term threat of global warming. Climate change is melting icebergs, and can also cause permafrost melting. When permafrost melts, it releases into the air powerful gases like carbon dioxide, methane and other gases that can have catastrophic consequences for humans.

  But for preppers and survivalists, these doomsday scenarios are what drives the prevention techniques. One of these is Joel Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz., who served in Afghanistan for several years. He isn’t one to stay unprepared. In fact, his home comes equipped with extraordinary measures for survival. There are extra generators, bug out bags, lights and batteries, outdoor equipment and food and water supplies for several months. What he can’t keep in his home, he stores in an Uncle Bobs storage unit near where he lives. That’s being prepared for a doomsday.

Prepare for the Worst

Americans should know how to prepare themselves against any kind of disasters ahead. Some steps should definitely include:

Prepping your family’s emergency needs, with supplies, equipment, clothing and extra shelters

* Guarding home and property against unwanted corporate intrusions

* Supplying emergency supplies to friends and neighbors

* Taking part in community civic preparedness programs

* Making sure your home is insured against natural calamities

Add to Your Checklist

In the event of disaster, you can’t be too prepared. Explore possible scenarios and plan accordingly. Will you need candles in the event of total power outage? What about board games to keep spirits high? Even seemingly trivial things can be lifesavers in the event of a disaster. Here are some critical items to get your emergency survival kit started. Revisit this list often to modify or add anything you can think of.
Enough drinking water for at least three days (about one gallon of water per person per day)

* Enough dried and non-perishable food for three days

* First aid kit

* Dust mask, especially important in extreme air quality cases

* Battery-powered radio, weather radio or both

* Plastic sheeting (for shelter) and duct tape (to keep shelter together)

* Tools for tasks

In the event of a nuclear attack or natural urban disaster, the real issue will come when those less-prepared citizens start leaving the attacked cities looking for assistance. And that’s when preppers and survivalists will have to carefully protect their hoard of food and water necessities, clothing, equipment, guns and other devices. No one foresees a happy ending to this story.

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