What Will It Take To Set Off Your Alarm Bells?

By: Tom Chatham

What does it take to make you sit up and take notice of the problems surrounding society today? What will it take to make you respond to the many crises taking place today? You have eyes so you can see and ears so you can hear but for many people any negative news is a reason to tune out the world and only think good thoughts.

The problems we face continue to pile up and doing nothing is not an option if you expect to survive the next few years in tact. Prior planning and execution of a plan is now required to stay out of the flood zone when the dam breaks and everyone starts to drown. It does not matter what kind of person you are. You have to be able to save yourself before you have the ability to help others including your own family.

You cannot protect your family if you cannot protect yourself from dangerous situations or people. You cannot protect your family if you are too weak from lack of water or food to get others to safety. You cannot protect your family from the elements if you have no cover for them due to sudden loss of your shelter.

You have car insurance just in case you have an automobile accident. You have health insurance just in case you get sick. You have life insurance to help your family just in case you die. You have homeowners insurance just in case your home is destroyed. There is unemployment insurance just in case you lose your job.

So where is your food insurance just in case you cannot find any food in the store? Where is your personal protection insurance just in case you are threatened and cannot depend on the police? Where is your water insurance just in case your water supply is shut off or becomes contaminated? Where is your communication insurance just in case the power is out and normal systems do not work? Where is your energy insurance just in case energy supplies are cut off and you need to drive to safety, cook your food or stay warm?

People think that the types of insurance for cars, health, home and life are just fine to have but the other ones listed are crazy and paranoid to think about. Even in the first case, your insurance policies depend on other people to fulfill them and those people depend on a system that is still functioning such as the banks, communications and the insurance company itself. So what happens to all those other types of insurance when the insurers themselves are no longer functioning. Any crisis that takes down the stock market, power grid or the banks will also take down all of the insurance companies.

The events of the past few weeks should have been a warning shot across the bow for many. Our financial and distribution systems are in a delicate balancing act right now and any sudden shifts could send them tumbling off the cliff rendering the services they perform extinct in a matter of hours. When that happens it will be too late to think about what you should have done when you still had the opportunity.

You cannot get your money out of the bank after the doors are shut, the ATM is empty and the POS systems are no longer working. You cannot get the food you need after the stores have been cleaned out and the distribution system has stopped functioning. You cannot get fuel for your car after the gas stations are empty and deliveries have been suspended. You cannot get police help when everyone calls 911 at the same time and most of the police have gone home to protect their own families.

If your alarm bells have not gone off already what will it take for you to realize you are in serious trouble? When that finally happens what do you plan to do to protect and care for your family? Having no plan means having a plan to suffer and persist through unpleasant situations for no good reason. Not knowing something is excusable but you have been warned many times in the past few years and to have to suffer in the future because you did not know what was coming is no longer an excuse. Failure to prepare at this time will not only cost you but it will likely put an unnecessary burden on those that will have to help you in the future.

The warnings continue to go out. The situation continues to deteriorate. The mass of humanity continues to go about its normal daily business. The Earth continues to rotate with no chance of going back from here. The early warning alarms have sounded advising people to take a defensive stance just in case. Do you hear the alarms yet or have you hit the snooze button for a few more minutes of sleep?

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Posted on August 27, 2015, in Commentary, Preparedness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Allow these words please, and examine them closely. There is a hyphenated phrase to describe apathy, disinterest, slothfulness, arrogance, or whatever ‘reason’ is used to refuse to prep. That phrase is Pre-Teotwawki Shock Syndrome. There is a perfect example of this self inflicted pity pot disease in the movie, ‘The Road’. Remember the scene where he jumps out of bed and starts filling the bathtub with water and she walks in to ask him what is he doing. Then she sees the chaos outside and goes into shock and never recovers: finally just walks off into the dark and dies. But not before years of being a gold plated pain in the ass to those trying to survive. This is what refusal to oust the people in your family that refuse to prep does to you. They will make your life miserable by intentionally going into P-TSS syndrome at the earliest possible moment, refuse to do anything to help themselves or you to prep for teotwawki, and as soon as it hits they go into full blown pity pot shock and die: If you are lucky; if not, they can hang on for years, making your life a living hell as if you didn’t already have enough things smoking your buttocks every day. Listen folks, no matter how much you love them, a lot of people, in fact, the vast, vast majority cannot be helped because of P-TSS. They are already planning to go into full blown “shock for show”, as I call it, at a later date and become uncontrollable, lashing out at anybody and everybody and causing all the counterproductive trouble they can after shft. It’s engrained in their DNA. So, they start early, training you to accept their behavior and setting the guidelines you are expected to follow, regardless the ill effects upon your longevity. That is their attitude. That is their psyche, which probably started during young childhood and left a deep seeded need to be coddled continually. If you are a real prepper and you refuse to get this contagion out of your life, and do it now, then you are prepping in vain. P-TSS is a guaranteed precursor to unbridled disaster. It never fails to bloom and destroy the carrier and everyone else around it. You can’t win with a virus in your midst. You have a decision to make. Do not make it from a position of weakness. And the longer it takes for the alarm bells to go off in your head concerning these carriers, then the weaker you become. In fact, you could already be infected, and not even realize it. Physician, examine thyself! Thanks and good luck.

  2. Hunkerdown: Well said. I have thought of this many times and didn’t know how to say it so well. It’s like being drowned by the person you are trying to save. We see people, who in good times, don’t do anything for themselves, except sort of exist, and so how will they be when shtf. They won’t be anything but a threat to those who want to live.

  3. If you can’t simply walk into the wilderness and survive, you probably won’t.

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