Most of us have thought about how we would handle various types of scenarios that could signal the end of the world. There are plenty of movies on the subject, psychological papers, and even survivalists that are part of reality TV shows. Perhaps you have had dreams about being one of the few left and what you would do in order to survive.
It doesn’t matter If think that the chances of a zombie apocalypse are next to zero. There are plenty of other types of scenarios that can occur. There may be a meteor in space that creates serious damages her on Earth. Even though nuclear weapons seem to be more controlled than in the 80’s, that doesn’t mean the risk of nuclear war is off the table.
What about the risks of natural disasters that are devastating in terms of the volume of damage that they can create? In recent years, the number of tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have continued to increase. There can be many reasons for this including changes in overall climate.
You can make yourself crazy though and lose sleep thinking about the what ifs. A better way to handle all of it is to put together a bug out bag & prepare for the worst case scenario. Hopefully, you would never need to have such items put to use. Yet if you do, you will significantly increase your chances of survival.
We live in a society where it seems so easy to get what you need that we take for granted how tough it would play out with a huge disaster. No more buying what you need online or walking into a grocery store for food. No more electricity when you flip a switch or running water when you turn on the faucet.
While we can’t control the events that may one day unfold, we can control how we are prepared for them. With some basic items stored, you can have an upper hand on many other people that failed to get anything in place. Creating some types of allies that you would be able to depend on if you had a need during such time could make the difference between life and death.
Weapons may play a large role in who is able to survive and who isn’t. Not only in terms of hunting for food, but also in self-protection. In the event of some form of aliens, mutations, or zombies, you need to be able to destroy them. The other issue is that other humans may try to come and take your food, shelter, and supplies if you don’t have weapons to keep them away.
Your overall health and well-being are important at every stage of life. During an end of the world scene, you won’t be able to just walk into the doctor’s office or to get medications. Being fit mentally and physically can help you to be prepared for survival mode.
You may be able to stay in your home, but what if you have to make shelter on the go? You need to have a plan A, plan B, variations for different scenarios, and the ability to adapt to what is going on around you. Depending on the situation, you may need to survive for only a few days but you may need to fully care for yourself and your family for months or even years before society is able to regroup.
There is plenty to think about in order to be prepared for anything. The end of the world may never happen in your lifetime, but what if it does? Will you be among those that are prepared and can survive? Will you be able to keep your family safe and to help them thrive in spite of all of it?
In future chapters, you will get a clear idea of what you need in order to achieve such a goal. Think of it like pieces of a puzzle. In order for the picture to look like it should, you need to have every single piece in place. Being prepared means you can stop worrying about it and you can focus on what is going on in your life that you can control.
Anything can Happen
Being unprepared is the biggest downfall of most people when it comes to surviving the end of the world. If you think nothing major is ever going to happen, you may be thinking differently when it is too late! Don’t say that someday you will get ready for the unknown, make it a priority to be ready for anything.
There can be a very short window of time between what you are doing right now and when a disaster occurs. You aren’t going to have time to be able to reach out for supplies or to make a plan of action. You don’t want to end up in a panic because you aren’t sure what to do or because you know you lack skills or supplies.
Have the mindset that anything can happen, and know that you will be ready to face it head on. Take actions that allow you to feel safe, secure, and ready for the future no matter what it may bring your direction. Go over meeting locations, supply options, and more with your family and with friends that you consider allies.
You can be stronger as a team than individually. Don’t wait until something has occurred to find out who you can count on. Remember, your supplies will run out fast if you are helping those that weren’t prepared.
Here is a list of things that you should be ready for:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Chemical war
- Food storage
- Government Martial Law
- Hurricane (depending on where you live)
- Nuclear war
- Social unrest
- Tsunami (depending on where you live)
- Water shortage
Not everyone is happy with the laws as they are. There is plenty of controversy and taking matters into a new direction may occur. This is known as anarchy and with a large enough group with a similar vision, they would possibly be able to take over and run things their way.
Of course without a balance of laws and regulations, there would be all out riots, battles, and more that would result in plenty losing their lives and only a small percentage surviving.
Artificial Intelligence Technology offers us many benefits, and computers are very advanced compared to just a decade ago. Some experts feel that we need to worry about artificial intelligence taking over the world. Is it possible that they would one day be able to think on their own?
What if they were programmed with some ulterior motives that a human wasn’t able to control or stop? In such a scenario, it would be very difficult to survive without lots of skills and supplies.
There are movements out there in space all the time, and we tend to never worry about them. Yet it is possible for an asteroid to create some type of explosion. Another worry that could occur is that with all of the human disruption of space such as with rockets, satellites, etc. that it is possible for us to create a cosmic chain reaction of events that result in havoc on Earth.
The risk of chemical war could be intentional or by accident. Yet the exposure of such chemicals to living things would certainly destroy most of them. There are several movies that explore this option. For some reason, there would be those that were resistant to the problem. The use of gas masks and other devices could mean the difference between living or dying.
Movement of the Earth at the core or the mantle can result in areas of mass touching each other. This is what creates an Earthquake. The severity of it depends on many factors. Some scientists believe that the end of the world will be due to the many underlying changes to the Earth and the core of it and how it is comprised.
As a result, a very large Earthquake may be one of the ways in which the end of the world happens. There could be a big enough shift in the core and the mantle due to global warming and other negative elements to make it possible, even if only a very small percentage of possibility is there.
An ecological imbalance could result in a food shortage. This can include overpopulation, changes in climate that make growing food difficult, Deforestation, and even lack of fish due to pollution in the waterways. A lack of food would have a chain reaction for both humans and animals.
Government Martial Law
It is no secret that the economy is in dire straits, and it has been that way for quite some time. Government martial law may occur at some point, and only those that are really ready for it would be able to survive. This type of tactic would include a curfew, rations on food, relocation that is by force, and even supplies and weapons being confiscated.
Hurricane (depending on where you live)
Tropical storms and hurricanes can occur in areas where there are large bodies of water close by the coast. They can create huge amounts of high winds combined with the force of high waters onto the land. While it is unlikely that a hurricane could create enough devastation for the end of the world, they could cause enough damage in locations that it could have a serious trickle down effect for those that do survive.
There are counter measures in place for nuclear weapons, and the ability to steer them off course. However, that is all in theory though and never really tested in an actual event scenario. The ability to track nuclear weapons though via satellite has significantly reduced the chances of such a doomsday event wiping out the majority of humanity. Still, it can’t be entirely ruled out of the equation.
Significant outbursts of violence can occur if social unrest were to occur. The concept of kill or be killed could apply. It would mean lots of violence, limited supplies, and lots of chaos. In the end, only those that were really prepared both physically and mentally would have a chance to hold out until some balance could be successfully restored.
Tsunami (depending on where you live)
In areas where there is an ocean or a lake, a Tsunami can occur. The large amounts of water combined with force can cause destruction of homes, food being grown, and the loss of life.
There are plenty of viruses that have been around such as the flu, West Nile, and others that make people very ill. Only a small amount of people have actually ever died from them. However, there is the risk that there could be a virus that mutates and that it results in an epidemic of people dying due to the lack of a vaccine being available to fight it.
Studies indicate that water shortages could wipe out over half of the world population. In addition to water shortage, there could be issues with water that is polluted and results in serious diseases that cause death.
These are just a handful of some of the scenarios that could play out, so you need to be ready for anything and everything. While you may not want to think about what could go wrong, you do need to think about your role and your responsibility to your family. They will be looking to you for guidance and survival.
Being able to provide them that comfort and that direction is going to give you peace of mind. The end result isn’t so much what happens but how you are able to cope with it and how you are able to thrive in spite of it. The right supplies, physical abilities, and the right mindset are important to think about.