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THE END OF THE WORLD 2012? - What Happened?
WE ARE STILL HERE!
So my son and I were watching a great show called "Decoded" last night and the 2012 episode on "The End Of The World" came on. We both sort of giggled to ourselves because the stars of the show and the people being interviewed were really freaked out and now it is 2013. I remember the morning of that "final date" and frankly I forgot about it! But the sad part is evidently quite a lot of people took it quite seriously.
There were mass suicides reported, people sold their homes, killed their pets, travelled places far away and who else knows what they did? Looking back and reflecting seems to bring out quite a bit of sadness. If I had not seen this show last night I would have actually forgotten about it. I searched google for some sort of answers and evidently there were a lot of horrible events and mass suicides.
Evidently in the mountains of Bengal, 32 cults committed mass suicide together by stabbing themselves. I'm sure there are so many more events that were never reported. The point is after all of the panic for most of 2012, it's as if nothing really happened and we all just "moved on."
The most interesting part about watching this episode filmed before the "actual day" is how you can see how prepared some people were to survive. I on the other hand did absolutely nothing to be prepared. It was like the "boy who cried wolf for me" since I felt like a fool after the Y2K scare many years ago. Yes, I bought loads of masking tape and whatever else! After listening to these "survivors" on the show I did learn about what could happen if food and water were limited and only some are prepared with back up supplies and survival plans. One thing that really stuck was one that really terrified me. The amount of days that they said people become dangerous when they run out of water and food. Just "4" days turns someone into a crazy surviver zombie. Just "4" days. Yes, I'm buying a gun....AGAIN.
So what else is there to worry about since that final date has come and gone? Well there are lots of things to worry about. There doesn't have to be an apocalypse to cause a huge panic and make people use guns for food and water. There are a lot of other things that can happen. Natural disasters is what we need to worry about. A massive solar flare can put us in this deadly position so you can't just use "earthquakes" as the only thing that could possibly happen. Depending on where you live, stores would run out of food and water in just a few days. Then what happens?
BEING PREPARED FOR NATURAL DISASTERS
Some of the survival pros on the show mentioned a few good pointers. Create some sort of communication with friends in the neighborhood so you can all work together. Everyone should always have back up water and filters incase things go from bad to worse. If a solar flare were to happen and we had massive "blackouts," things could be down for a very long time. Think about what people would do to save their families? Especially in the city.
One thing I learned for sure is it is best to have some sort of "survival" plan in place. From back up water and food supplies, to other energy sources to cook with. How would you communicate if cell phone signals disappear? What is your plan? We don't have to go crazy and "over the top" but we should realize that power outages can happen and if they are really bad, they can go on for weeks. No grocery stores, no gas stations, no phone signals and no power.
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