Should I prepare to survive 2012?

From abnormal weather, earth changes, and other increased anomalies to comet elenin and the infamous Mayan prophecies, the internet is buzzing with millions doomsday scenarios. While I doubt that anything will actually happen to the world as a result of 2012, I do think it’s wise to be prepared for whatever may be coming.

Does December 21, 2012 spell disaster for the world?

artist rendition of apocalypse in 2012

Again, I really don’t buy into the whole Mayan thing, but there are a couple of reasons that 2012 could be a scary year.

1. A self-fulfilling prophecy – One thing that worries me about all the 2012 talk, is the possibility that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. With all the bad things going on in the world, you almost have to wonder if we’ve brought some of it upon ourselves.

2. Wackos, wackjobs and hooligans – As we get closer to the December 21, 2012 date, we are bound to have an uptick in craziness. The closer we get to that date, the more people will start to blame every little anomaly on the “end of the world.” When that starts to happen, a certain segment of our population could start to act out and become a threat to your survival.

You need to be prepared to protect yourself and your family from the possible dangers that lie ahead.

3. Crazy weather patterns and earth changes – A number of prominent scientists have suggested that disruptions in the solar cycle have already started to wreak havoc on the earth. While they are only theories at this point, many have blamed the earthquake in Japan and New Zealand on an increase in solar activity.

If these theories are correct, we could be in for a very chaotic couple of years. The solar cycle is expected to peak sometime towards the end of 2012.

3. Solar flares – The increase solar activity also means that we are at a greater risk of being affected by a damaging solar flare. Earlier this year, NASA released a warning that said a direct hit could cause massive widespread blackouts, travel problems, and damage that could affect the power grid for months.

Solar Flares have created problems in the past and a direct hit by a large solar flare could completely shut down the power grid. If the power grid goes down, will you be ready?

4. An economy in turmoil – It seems like every time I turn on the news some”expert” is spouting off about how bad the economy is. From a double dip recession to fears of another great depression, the economy poses a number of challenges that could cause major problems in 2012.

If we were to be plunged into another depression, I doubt that our current culture could handle the shock. Americans have become so accustomed to getting everything they want, that should a crisis like that occur, the effect on our current society would be catastrophic. Within very short order, I would expect to see massive rioting, a huge spike in violent crimes, and a rash of burglaries.

5. Political Armageddon – We are living in turbulent times. The election of 2012 has many worried and could be another potential trigger point that causes massive social unrest. From fanatical extremists who are bound to riot if Obama loses, to overzealous wackos who may go nuts if he wins, the election of 2012 is another big cause for concern.

When you see the chaos going on throughout the Middle East and Europe, I don’t think it’s that far-fetched to think it could happen here. Just look at the massive protests in Wisconsin and other parts of the country during the last couple of months; people are on edge and political partisanship is only making things worse.

vision of what's to come in 2012So what does 2012 have in store for us?

I think the earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan woke a lot of people up to how quickly things can go bad.

Only time will tell, but if you haven’t started prepping for what’s ahead, your time may be quickly running out. Remember, bad things can happen at any minute and even if you don’t buy into the whole 2012 Armageddon thing, you should be prepared anyways.

You never know what the next disaster will be, where it will hit, and when it will happen. I advise you adopt the old Boy Scouts motto and always be prepared!


  1. ztar
    June 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    2012 was made up sort of by the myan indians,and it was because they have a stone calender that ends on dec12-2012 and myan race just disapeared,i mean if i freaked out evry time a calender was about end ,i would not say it is the end of the world,but being prepared is what we should all do ,not that its the end of the world but climate change is 2000,the guy just recently ,and the rest of evryone who wants some fame says its the end of the world,nobody knows the end of time,nobody.but being prepared for diasaster is a smart thing, but with all these bombs we have ,a nuclear diaster could happen thats’s only way a person could know the end of the world, if he did it himself.

  2. Anne Menconi
    June 4, 2011 at 5:33 am

    So, while I honor the ‘be prepared’ message, it seems to me we are at the end of an era and have the opportunity to come into the new. While it is possible in this transition of leaving old memes (cultural building blocks) such as capitalism, liberal democracy, my god is better then your god, mindless/purposeless Universe, and Eat or be eaten Darwinian theory, that we fall ‘back’ into contraction, fear etc, we should all be out there building a bridge to the new memes which are based on a Universal Humanity and becoming Conscious Evolution…we are entering into the 1st age of Conscious Evolution, our Crisis is a Crisis of BIRTH (shifting from our animal nature as species to a bio-cosmic awareness — we’re growing up!), Radical new technologies that are exposing our capacity as a species, settlement of space and expanding our biosphere, the Feminine arising and becoming equal co-creators — bringing a much needed and disregarded important energy into culture, an Evolution of the self, Opening up to the Cosmic code which is present in all of our cellular make up after 14 billion years of evolution, and a new Social Evolution — of people mapping, tracking and connecting through resonance what is WORKING out there! What an opportunity and let’s focus on that! By continuing the ‘scare’ tactic dialogue, we don’t do ourselves any favors in making the space to move forward into the possibility of a peaceful, co-creative, compassionate, heart to heart, ever evolving species….it IS possible!

  3. ztar
    June 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    so basicaly your saying darwinism is happening,we did not get here by accident.were not evolving,evolving is just a theory.i mean i believe technology can evolve but weve stayed the same for billions of years.we did not start out as fish,or apes.i dont think were evolving physically but spiritual and mental evoloution.

  4. CHAOScombat
    June 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    So what Anne Menconi is saying is that when the SHTF, She will be the first one devoured by the collapse of civilization because she saw the “New Greater Good in Humanity”. Hmmmm I think I concur.

  5. chichimeca
    June 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Well to be honest the mayan prophecies predict an end of a world as in an era not “oh the world is gonna be gone in 2012”. That is just hollywood exploiting someone”s culture (yet again). It’s a new beginning for mankind and much needed one, we’ve become all to dependent on technology and modern medicine. That is why we haven’t evolved, because todays technology and medicine have basically eleminated “survival of the fittest”. what do you do if you are sick? you go to the doctor, he fixes it, and your body never fought off the threat naturally. So then you never pass on these immunities. It is also a sad thing to say but people who have diseases that are hereditary would not live on if we didn’t have these medicines and these diseases just would not exist. So back on the topic of 2012 I do not know what will happen on that date but I am sure it is not a true end, but a new beginning.

  6. Mick
    June 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I think just being prepared is a good thing. regaurdless of the situation. I think people are gonna get crazy for sure at just the thought of the world ending. so it is going to be good to be prepared.

  7. Joe
    June 7, 2011 at 4:21 am

    When asked “Should I prepare to survive 2012?”, my answer is no. You should prepare to handle today, tomorrow, next week, next month, etc. You never know when you’ll need to survive. Whether it’s a large scale TEOTWAWKI event
    like a meteor hitting the planet or a much more localized disaster like loosing your job, having a stock pile of food and knowledge is going to help you.


  8. TheNorthernSurvivalist
    June 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    The Mayans did not disappear. Go to Quintana Roo, Mexico and travel around the coast (you’ll be glad you did!)and you will see many descendants (Native American) of the Mayan, who are indeed Mayan. 2012 doomsday? Not likely, but as stated in the blog post the economic depression, lunatic fringe, and masses of sheeple make it a wise decision to prep and learn wilderness survival NOW!

  9. JoeDirt - 77433
    July 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Just as people keep fist aid kits in their homes and cars for unforseen accidents….
    I say that you should also be prepared for unforseen disasters , it just may save you and your family’s lives.

  10. frank sherman
    August 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    ztar:evolution is a simple fact of nature,or perhaps you want to call it adaptation,same thing.if you don,t think we as human beings are changing just read some history or don,t you beleive in history either?

  11. dustyr
    August 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    prepare for time of need-that is all

  12. tiff
    August 20, 2011 at 12:55 am

    If the world ends in 2012 its bc god is coming back and those who r saved wil not have to go threw the dasaster only the sinners the saved ones will already be with jesus..

    • state your name
      September 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      A lot of people think the worst and sadly that effects reality. I say keep an ear to the ground and eye on the sky. And for those of you that say you’ll be saved by god… just have to ask what’s the back up plan haha.

    • J
      December 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      First of all the return of christ isn’t the return of a savior, it’s the rise of the Antichrist.. that’s something to look forward to, huh.. and secondly, nowhere does it say in the bible that the rapture will be before tribulation.. that’s something the uneducated Christian masses have simply made up as a scare tactic and to hold over nonbelievers’ heads aka holier than thou complex. Why wouldn’t your god make believers suffer same as everyone else to test who the truly faithful are? If you know anything about your god you’ll know he’s a vengeful one.. he did create evil. And he did create us for the sole purpose to pay tribute to him (all according to your religious texts)
      Also, the Mayans stopped the calendar because it’s the end of the earth’s cycle of ages related to he stars (end of the age of Pisces and restarting from the beginning) ..seems a perfect place to end a calendar to me..
      But if you believe in a religion you should probably know about it.. same goes for history and literacy. Else people get screwed over by people claiming when the rapture is (true story, people emptied their bank accounts to the man claiming the rapture was such n such date, for insurance that their earthly possessions, pets, etc be taken care of after they’re gone) ..even though the bible specifically says that nobody will know when it is..

  13. Mrs Rosetta Liset
    February 16, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I am yery intrested about 2012, but I olso beliave that there is a jesus that those who look up to god and beliave in him will be saved. Its wise to get prepared in some situations, but jesus will find the way for those who do his will, if a disaster is going to come it will, but you can not put a date on jesus return as he himself does not know the day or the hour we have to be ready everyday as if jesus is coming eny time know.

  14. GreenUrb via Twitter
    February 17, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Just pay attention to what your government is doing. Spending your tax money on super underground shelters, buying out mass quanites of freeze dried foods and MREs, Global seed vault, yada yada. If there preparing…shouldnt we?

  15. jon
    March 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    what should i do for 2012

  16. Prof. Rockhill
    June 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    The end truly is near for the “world” as most people perceive it. This distorted perception of reality has caused ignorance to intentionally become passed down from ancestors to children. This cumulative inherited ignorance has manifested itself as what people commonly refer to as “Sin.” This ignorance is on both sides for Truth inevitably provides peace to all involved in any situation.

    The end of a distorted mental state that the vast population of humanity currently harbors is the End of the World that is to come.

    I do not believe all hell will break loose exactly on the dates any given “professional” may suggest. The idea of an end time scenario is a concept based on the survival instinct our ancestors have passed to us. The Truth is our ancestors desired for us to live. This desire manifests itself through many stories, true and fiction, all pointing towards the objective of seeking truth as a method of survival.

    The Truth… Worrying and Preparing are two separate ideas. We need not worry if we are prepared. Clean water, adequate food, clothing, and shelter. Pay attention to the news and anything interesting as far as scientific anomalies and fear not. The Truth is sound logic and understanding, and survival is the meaning of life.

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