Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Preparing for TEOWAWKI

I recently watched 2 movies that starred almost unheard of actors so I figured it was those B movies that you'd be spending a most of the time with your finger on the Forward button. I was surprised they both turned out to be a pretty good watch.

First one I watched was Skyline, about an alien invasion and the other was Tomorrow When The War Began, which was about a sudden war that took place as a group of teens were out camping in the woods. Both were centered around the same concept of TEOWAWKI, or The End Of the World As We Know It.

Its interesting to watch what people depict of the same concept in their own ways, but you'd be surprised how many people restrict the concept of TEOWAWKI to just being great movie material. Again, we come to the same thinking of 'it will never happen to me.'

What these 2 movies depict is regular people, doing regular things, when suddenly SHTF and suddenly they are thrown off their comfort zone. Its interesting to watch how different people react when they're under stress, and whether you would do the same thing they are doing.

In almost all of these scenarios none of them are fully prepared for it, so they have to get whatever supplies they can get their hands on in order to survive. Survivalists, I found out, are people who are *really* into this. I keep some things in case of emergency that many may find to be excessive or extreme, but these people have a whole breakdown of what you should have on you when SHTF. Its little wonder that because of this fascination I tend to be leaning that way, but check out the link above and you'll see that I am just about 20% complete on my load out.

In this world that we live in, I think it will be foolish to maintain that 'it will not happen to me', because I've known people who are oblivious to their surroundings who are victims of muggings that could have been avoided. I think that's a shame because something could be done about it. You look at the riotings all over the world, most recently in Egypt, that left a city lawless as the authorities cleared out and the looters came in and wrecked havoc. Its just human nature, some are up to mischief, and some to survive. But whatever the case they did so without consequence because they know that they won't be held accountable for their actions. That's why in the event of a breakdown, literally when Shit Hits The Fan, you're off to fend for yourself and your family. Will you do everything you can to survive?

Better get ready and pack accordingly.