There are a growing number of Americans who are preparing. These people are the aware and prepared. They understand just how out of control things could become. Those who have acquired the skills for survival stand the best chance of navigating through the chaos safely.
But as a whole, Americans are not prepared. Not by a long shot.
As natural disasters around the world take the lives of hundreds of thousands, space agencies are warning of solar disruptions that threaten the electrical power grid. In addition, in recent years, we have slid into depression, and more people have began to realize that the stability we have depended on to live our daily lives is nothing but an illusion.
With very few places to turn for support, most have headed for the internet, where communities have popped up to discuss possible disaster and collapse scenarios, and ways to minimize the impact on themselves and their families.
The question now is how to survive when it finally comes to pass.
With none of us ever having experienced (or even imagined) such a possibility before, many have turned to guidance from experts in their fields – people like Gerald Celente or Marc ‘Dr. Doom’ Faber, who had an uncanny ability to see developing trends, and authors like survival expert James Rawles who wrote the popular economic collapse and survival cult classic Patriots and William Forstchen who penned One Second After, a frighteningly realistic look at what life without the grid might look like.
First it was thousands, then tens of thousands of concerned Americans who began learning the essentials of survival by learning from each other with resources offered online.
Those who chose to insulate themselves against coming disaster were often vilified or dismissed as lunatics by friends and family alike. And while many chose to ignore the trend, which had become quite apparent, those who had the willingness to consider a different reality just kept on preppin’.
As global apathy has continued and people are continuing to lose confidence in political platitudes and corporatist solutions, the movement towards preparedness, survival and self reliance has grown. After having seen what took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, many have come to the conclusion that if the worst were to happen there would be no government to help, no 9-1-1 to call, and no emergency management agency to distribute food or water. People are starting to get that they will be on their own.
Today, at the cusp of the most trying times in human history, more Americans than ever before are preparing for the possibility of disaster. As many as three million Americans now fall into the category dubbed as preppers – people who are making detailed plans for the end of the world as we know it. The preppers are an ever-growing group of survivalists who take extreme measures to prepare for a major catastrophic event.
When it hits the fan,
We will see panic from the remaining 99% of Americans who have failed to take measures to protect themselves from the coming devastation.
Do yourself a favor. Continue to educate yourself and make preparations for your family.