5 Years of TEOTWAWKI

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5 Years of TEOTWAWKI

I have often thought about what 5 years of TEOTWAWKI would look like.   It is not pretty.

The most likely causes of a long-term TEOTWAWKI at this time include:

  • Magnetic Pole Switch
  • Super Volcano leading to Nuclear Winter
  • EMP Attack or Nuclear War
  • Global Flu Pandemic
  • Global Economic Meltdown and Multi-year Economic Depression
  • Global Drought and Famine caused by climate change
  • Global Oil Shortages due to lessening production or interruption due to war

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Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

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Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

Here is the dynamics in play across the world.

  • Growing populations around the world, competing for global resources
  • Shrinking arable farming land and lessening quality of soils
  • Rising salt-water sea levels and decreased availability of fresh water
  • Sovereign debt rapidly increasing to the point of economic collapse in the future
  • Rising prices of food around the world
  • Strain on government resources and budgets to provide aid to the poor and unemployed
  • A growing entitlement mentality that “I deserve my government benefits”, rather than self-reliance
  • Shrinking size of police departments around the US country, due to constraints of state and local budgets
  • A growing, pent-up angry in lower-socioeconomic groups, due to disparity between poor and rich
  • In the United States, there are pending cuts to food stamps and other welfare aid

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Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

Preparations

Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

Here is the dynamics in play across the world.

  • Growing populations around the world, competing for global resources
  • Shrinking arable farming land and lessening quality of soils
  • Rising salt-water sea levels and decreased availability of fresh water
  • Sovereign debt rapidly increasing to the point of economic collapse in the future
  • Rising prices of food around the world
  • Strain on government resources and budgets to provide aid to the poor and unemployed
  • A growing entitlement mentality that “I deserve my government benefits”, rather than self-reliance
  • Shrinking size of police departments around the US country, due to constraints of state and local budgets
  • A growing, pent-up angry in lower-socioeconomic groups, due to disparity between poor and rich
  • In the United States, there are pending cuts to food stamps and other welfare aid

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Five Levels of Food Redundancy

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Five Levels of Food Redundancy

This continues my series on five levels of redundancy.   The basis of survival are food and water, shelter, safety (self-defense), medical, and communication.  Water and shelter are the top priorities.   Thereafter is food.   We are blessed in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain with abundant and inexpensive food sources.  We spent less of a percent of income on food compared to the rest of the world.   US and Canadian farmers are the most productive, most technology savvy, and best equipped in the world.

There several risks related to food.   The most immediate risk is the long supply chain.  Food is produced on an industry scale with large corporate farms, middleman processors, distribution warehouses, and then the grocery store.  In days past, grocery stores kept extra goods in the back of the store.  These days, grocery stores only have a breakdown area in the back to unpack the food arriving on trucks.  Most volumes of food is stored far back in the supply chain.    When there is a disruption in the supply chain, grocery stores are empty within hours.  In emergency, if you go to the grocery store late, then you go hungry.

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