“The Shocking Truth about Your Family’s Safety – Prepper Review”
I was talking to a group of young 20-somethings the other day… some were liberal, others conservative. The question I asked was, “Do you think America is safer or more dangerous today than in your parent’s generation?”
The answer, nearly unanimous, was emphatically “more dangerous!”
The reason I asked that particular question was to get a feel for their thoughts about their future safety and weigh them against those safety issues of older generations.
We already know from past surveys that the great majority of older adults, particularly “baby boomers” don’t believe that today’s environment makes them safer than just a few decades ago. And they are right!
Disasters Threatening Our Safety and Our Lifestyles
There are two types of disasters which threaten our safety. One is natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, which claimed the lives of 3,353 Americans from the years 2005-2015.
The disasters which frighten us the most and those growing the fastest, however, are of the man-made variety. These include community crime and rioting, along with the assassination of law enforcement officers. I could not find statistics for those deaths.
We also know that terrorism has become a major threat in America. The World Trade Center disaster and the Boston Marathon along with San Bernadino are examples.
It seems the feelings about violence and the belief that it is increasing is shared by adults young and old, liberal or conservative, and is not confined to either race or color. Terrorism and street/mob violence, along with a declining economy and scarcity of opportunities to succeed, are influencing how we all view our future safety.
Potential Disasters Which Could Return Us to the Dark Ages
We know that many of our fears are focused on the Middle East and their hatred of both our country and our lifestyle. But there is another threat that can and will be much more deadly than the effects of terrorism.
That threat involves countries around the world, combining the outcomes of both a nuclear and a cyber-terrorism threat. Countries capable of initiating such a horrible event include Russia, China, and soon Iran and North Korea.
The threat itself includes 3 separate events which result in one major catastrophe. Those events are:
Solar Flares – a brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface, associated with sunspots and causing electromagnetic disturbances on the earth, such as those associated with radio frequency communications and power line transmissions. A large flare can shut down an electric grid, basically shutting down electric power to a large area or bring down America’s entire electrical grid.
Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) – an intense pulse of electro-magnetic radiation, especially one generated by a nuclear explosion and occurring high above the earth’s surface. An EMP has the same effect as a solar flare, but will be an attack initiated by an enemy. Countries such as Russia and China currently have the capacity to set off a high altitude bomb. There are currently only a few countries which are capable of this type of attack, but the number is growing.
Cyber-Terror Attack – There are several countries which already have the computer knowledge to implement the touch of a computer key to target our national electric grid and shut it down completely. The solar flare and EMP will shut down everything that relies on electricity. In the event of a cyber-terror attack, planes, cars, and all electric grids in the United States could shut down.
Why is this such a dangerous weapon? Unlike a temporary power outage from a storm or from something hitting a power pole, damage to our electric grid from a cyber-terror attack will be intended to take months, perhaps years, to repair.
It will throw America into…
The Dark Ages! Imagine What Your Life Will Be Like
To give you some ideas, here are a few examples for you to consider:
- No lights anywhere, unless you have a generator.
- No radio or television, and all land line phones are not operating.
- There is also the chance that cell phone towers will go down.
- No in home sanitation.
- No contact with law enforcement.
- No refrigeration, and most of our food spoils.
- No banking services available. No money records.
- No cooking (gas and electric companies cannot provide services).
- Water plants cannot pump water, and previously safe water sources may be contaminated.
- Gas stations cannot pump gas, so stations shut down.
- No food on shelves in markets and grocery stores. Trucks, rail, and air cannot deliver.
- Lack of food and water starts riots and looting.
You get the idea. Life as we know it changes, and that list is the dangerous fallout of the disaster.
How likely is this to happen? General Lloyd Austin, a 4-star General at CentCom, says, “It is not a matter of if this will happen, but when it will happen!”
It is hard to believe that Russia or China will be involved because of the economic effect our shutdown would have on their economies… at least, right now.
General Austin seems to think that North Korea, Iran and even ISIS may have the cyber ability sooner, rather than later.
The Government and a Majority of Americans Are Not Prepared
FEMA and The Department of Homeland Security have said they have no plan in place for a handling a complete electrical grid shut down, such as we have described here. Their only answer is to go to the nearest shelter.
Only a small segment of America’s population is prepared for a disaster of this magnitude. They have made plans to be able to survive this period. And their definition of surviving is not just a matter of having food, water, and the essentials of making it through the months that follow the event. They have also take safety and survival measures to protect themselves their family
So what happens to people who are not prepared? What will you do if you have no clean water, food, heat, air conditioning, transportation, or other essentials you consider necessary to your survival.
And Safety is a key word. Rioting, theft and violence will begin immediately, as even “good citizens” must scavenge for food and water for their family.
Would you steal, or worse, to feed your family? Many will attempt to kill to get what others have stored away for their families.
THIS THREAT IS REAL!
Who Are These Planners?
They call themselves “Preppers,” and no… they are nothing like the perception most people have about those who are prepared to face disasters imagined for the future. They come from all walks of life. They live in the country or the big city. Some are hunters, retired military, and rednecks (they are valuable teachers for city slickers like me!). Others are successful business people, blue collar, and minimum wage workers. They come from all walks of life.
The best news is… many experienced preppers are now instructors. They share knowledge and information that provides a road map of shortcuts to the newbie Prepper. Years of experience from these willing teachers shorten the time you will need to get started.
That’s our goal, as well. My wife Marlene and I have been actively involved in setting up our own safety plan that concentrates primarily on the EMP and cyber terror attacks. The reason for this concentration is simple… if we are prepared for 12 to 18 months living without electricity and its challenges, then we are ready for everything else that will require preparation for survival.
We recommend you consider this path, as well.
What is the Next Step?
Start by checking out “Prepping 101 – Getting Started.” The task of preparing for a disaster will seem huge. There’s a lot to learn, but I had a friend tell me that “the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.” And that works perfectly for prepping.
In our 101 program you’ll not only receive easy to understand ideas, you’ll meet instructors that have been at this for years. Their advice and encouragement will shorten the time it will take for you to prepare.
If you’re interested in investigating how to prepare for future crisis you can click the book cover and immediately receive our FREE booklet “Preparing for America’s Armageddon”