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Get Through Any Disaster – What You Need To Know: Surviving A Mad Max World II

Updated on February 26, 2009

 This is definitely a worst-case scenario. It is not very likely that the hundreds of millions of otherwise rational and sane citizens of the world would turn into rampaging raiders stopping at nothing, including looting and burning their own communities, just to get their hands on a vial of vaccine or a dose of antiviral, or that the unrest would lead to nuclear strikes. However, it’s hard to predict how people today will react to such a pervasive threat to public health and how they will judge the reaction of their governments and health authorities. When your family and friends are dying all around you, it takes great self-control not to strike out at a government and a society that can be seen as having failed to take decisive steps to prevent this tragedy.

In September 1918, the U.S. War Department found its troops so debilitated by the Spanish flu that they could not put down the riots flaring up around the country. These riots were not so much against the governmental health services’ reaction or lack thereof, but were born and fuelled by the hysteria of people watching their communities die around them. In 1918 most people understood that medical science had not developed to a point where government action could have stopped the pandemic. In the generations since, that perception has changed. We have become accustomed to medical miracles. Most citizens of developed nations have a righteous expectation that in return for their taxes their government will protect them against massive threats to the public health.

But what if that is not the case? If a virus mutates very quickly to a human pandemic form, it could take years to develop sufficient stocks of an effective vaccine for the entire population of the world. By that time it would be way too late.

As it will be too late if the stock markets collapse, the capitalist economy effectively disappears, and we are all left to fend for ourselves.

The time would have come for you and your family to escape any semblance of civilization. The cities, and even the suburbs, must be left behind and a remote, isolated, and largely uninhabited corner of the planet must be found. Don't despair, as even in a world crowded with 6.7 billion people there are still plenty of those areas that are fully accessible and currently available.

Most of the world may well be uninhabitable due to its population and the inevitable collapse of law and order. That is why various factors have to be considered in order to make a final determination as to where the places still exist where you can be "out of sight, out of mind." These places will always be accessible to a person who is fully determined to get there, even after the transportation networks break down, but with so much to loot and plunder in the cities, you have to ask yourself who would want to go all the way out there just to feast on your stash? Although you cannot be absolutely guaranteed of 100% safety and security anywhere in the world, there are still places where it is quite likely that no one would ever find you, your children, or even your grandchildren.

Continued In Get Through Any Disaster – What You Need To Know: Finding The Ultimate Safe Haven I

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