Planning for the most likely SHTF Scenarios.
When you’re just getting started in the world of prepping, preparing for an EMP or an Asteroid hitting the earth is probably not the best course of action. While both of those scenarios are scary, the probability of them happening is pretty low. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t prep for these things, I’m just suggesting that you prep for the most likely dangers first.
What are the most likely dangers that you should be prepared for?
Deciding what types of disasters to prepare for will mean something different to everyone. From you location, to your health and financial situation, a number of factors can play into what you should focus on first. While we can’t tell you individually what to prepare for, there are a number of things that you might want to consider.
Job Loss – Remember prepping isn’t just about preparing for cataclysmic events, it’s about being prepared for whatever dangers or pitfalls lie around the corner. While the loss of a job may not be as sensational as asteroids, EMP’s, or a zombie apocalypse, it’s the one thing that almost everyone reading this will face at some point in their life.
Preparing yourself and your family to survive and thrive during a time of unemployment is something that everyone should be prepared for. Ask yourself the following questions….
- If you lost your job today how long could you go without a paycheck?
- How much food do you have on hand and how long would it last?
- What steps do you need to take to ensure your families survival?
Fires & Floods – When we start prepping it’s easy to get caught up in a worst case scenario mentality. While preparing for the worst is a good thing, it can sometimes cause you to overlook the smaller disasters that can be equally as devastating.
One of the most common disasters that most Americans will face in their lifetime, is the threat of Fires and Floods. Again, it might not be the most exciting topic in the world, but preparing yourself and your home for this danger is one of the first things you should learn how to do.
Natural Disasters – Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tornadoes are all disasters that often strike without warning. But they are also easily predictable.
While you can never predict exactly when they’ll happen, you can easily find out if you live in an area that is prone to one of these natural occurrences. Unfortunately, as we often see every hurricane season, most people fail to prepare for these types of events. If you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters you need to start prepping to survive those situations.
Economic Collapse – As far fetched as this may sound to some, it really shouldn’t be that shocking. All you have to do is look back at 2008 to see how close this country came to a complete financial meltdown. And although the idiots in the media insist that the economy is recovering, just remember that they’re the same idiots that didn’t see 2008 coming.
If the economy crashed tomorrow what would you do? Are you ready for this scenario?
The Dangers in your Neighborhood. It’s often the dangers in your own community that pose the biggest threat to your health and safety, are you prepared for them? Do you even know what they are?
- Is there something in your community that could make your town a potential terrorist target?
- Are there chemical or power plants in your area that could be a danger if an accident happened?
- Are there areas of your town that pose a danger because of crime, gangs, or other criminal activity? If a disaster hit, would these people pose a threat to your home?
Bad things can happen quickly and often without warning. Knowing what type of events are most likely to occur in your community can help you plan for those disasters.
If you start with the mindset of being prepared for these common problems, you will then have a good foundation to build upon that can help you survive pretty much any SHTF situation.