Realistic Expectations for When SHTF

Sacajawea

Bobcat Woman
Silver Subscriber
#24
I have to point out one thing - a reminder, really.

We're no longer waiting for "when" it hits the fan. It IS hitting the fan, right NOW, in my opinion. But it's easy to be lulled by many things not changing yet. Still go to work, Walmart people still being Walmart people, stores have most of what you want/need (despite the apocalyptic "news" about so many layoffs and closings). You can still mostly travel without having to show papers at checkpoints.

The gov't is essentially non-functional. They are working overtime to make sure insurance and banking join the major cluster. And while the headlines are going toward gun control and online censorship - realize just what happens to a white, traditional, Christian male trying to make a living in the PC-ruled, oppressed vs bigot/mysoginist world. I'm not as much of a target (or threat) to those proggie-marxist loonies being a female and old enough to not have to have an opinion on birth control, etc.

I give it till about June, before people start to realize how much imported fresh produce and beef/pork prices have gone up. I think my hedge against that is gonna be homegrown and local sources. Get that well-established now... and restock the freezer. We basically cleaned a lot of stuff out of it last winter.
 

HandLoad

Sparky!
Brass Subscriber
#25
Agree, @Sacajawea - it is like many Shipwrecks where a Ship approaches another ship, a bridge, a dock, or a Shoal. It happens so slowly, many who are farther away, can't see it happening.

Our Political-Social system is possessed of such inertia, that the bricks falling out of our "Foundation" (the Constitution) and our "structure" -societal mores are easy to miss, unless You are paying close attention.

The Arrow of Change is clearly pointing in a De-evolutionary direction. Strongly. Inexorably. Irreversably.

Keep Yer Powder Dry, folks, and remember: "...till ya see the whites of their eyes..."

"Ask not for whom the bells toll..."
 

Widows Son

Well-known member
#27
Sacajawea states very clearly and (imho) very accurately:

“We're no longer waiting for "when" it hits the fan. It IS hitting the fan, right NOW, in my opinion.

She’s what they say “Dead on!”

I’m thinking it actually started about a year ago or so.
And as others just pointed out, it takes a lot to stop a moving train.
If you don’t have a garden, start one this season. Start storing dry goods now. Don’t spend any money on discretionary things. Get your “necessities” in order right away.

Q: Remember, how are a .22 cal bullet, a 500 lb. bomb and starvation alike?
A: Either way you’re just as dead before you are supposed to be.
“...Let him who has ears listen...”
Trim sends
 

COharbinger

Ready and able
Brass Subscriber
#28
A Soup was part of my plan too. I dont know if you guys have any Aldis near you but if not its a very affordable store with pretty decent food. Anyway i challenged myself to go there and stock up a few days worth of food with only 20 bucks. I got a couple bags of rice, some canned veggies (green beans corn and carrots) canned potatoes, canned chicken, and then some some condensed cheddar soup and chicken soup.

had plenty of protein and vitamins, and can be cooked quickly in one pot. I think it all came to under $15
 

Widows Son

Well-known member
#31
Sometimes I would make adjustments to the controls of my train that wouldn’t make sense till a few miles down the track. Momentum and physics had to work themselves out. Same here. 320 million people are gonna react slowly as a whole.
For a while until the train reaches the edge of the cliff, then things get kinda interesting once the “rate limiting step” is passed. Kinetics always makes things more fun once the majority of the mass reaches just over the line even if the reaction starts out really slow.
Did ya ever develop a black and white photo? Same thing.
 

Widows Son

Well-known member
#33
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Agree, @Sacajawea - it is like many Shipwrecks where a Ship approaches another ship, a bridge, a dock, or a Shoal. It happens so slowly, many who are farther away, can't see it happening.

Our Political-Social system is possessed of such inertia, that the bricks falling out of our "Foundation" (the Constitution) and our "structure" -societal mores are easy to miss, unless You are paying close attention.

The Arrow of Change is clearly pointing in a De-evolutionary direction. Strongly. Inexorably. Irreversably.

Keep Yer Powder Dry, folks, and remember: "...till ya see the whites of their eyes..."

"Ask not for whom the bells toll..."
“...it tolls for thee...!”