Tue 6 Jul 2010
…nuclear warfare is not necessary to cause a breakdown of our society. You take a large city like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago–their water supply comes from hundreds of miles away and any interruption of that, or food, or power for any period of time you’re going to have riots in the streets. Our society is so fragile, so dependent on the interworking of things to provide us with goods and services, that you don’t need nuclear warfare to fragment us anymore than the Romans needed it to cause their eventual downfall.
– Gene Roddenberry
“I estimate it would take a disruption of food for 72 hours before America (or any of the first world countries) would collapse into complete disorder, chaos and lawlessness. We are three days from anarchy*.“
Michael B., Survivalist
“Morality and hunger are inversely proportional. In times of crisis, when food is scarce, be afraid of men and women with young children.“
Ryan Oiseau, Garage Think Tank
“Ironically, the more developed a nation becomes, the more reliant upon technology and infrastructure her citizens are, the more vulnerable and dependent these people turn out to be. Modern society has produced teenagers incapable of killing and preparing a chicken, with an unfettered love of chicken nuggets.“
M. R. Pajaro, Philosopher
I’m reading J. W. Rawles’ book, Patriots, A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse. Rawles spins an end-of-the-world scenario complete with street riots, heavily armed compounds and MREs-eating,machine-gun wielding, Christian wackos. And that got me thinking; I need some water storage. So yesterday I got four 15 gallon water containers and filled them with water, adding a few drops of bleach to kill bacteria before sealing them. Now I just need me some MREs.
Are you ready for the end of the world?
Helpful disaster readiness resources: http://www.ready.gov/index.html, http://www.fas.org/reallyready, http://preparedness.com, http://www.survivalblog.com, http://www.nitro-pak.com, and http://beprepared.com
* from the phrase, “nine meals from anarchy”