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What are People Doing to Prepare for Survival ?

Updated on October 19, 2017
no Clear Direction....  2012 and 2013  .... People are Preparing to Survive
no Clear Direction.... 2012 and 2013 .... People are Preparing to Survive | Source

Things that People are Doing!

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Whether it is out of fear, out of stress or out of concern, people are changing their thoughts and lives to what is going to happen. Many people are fearful of an economic collapse and a solar storm could wipe out their savings and livelihood. There are many people who are trying to get out of debt, pay off their houses and securing their wealth. Still, there are others who are preparing for survival in the event of an economic breakdown, the complete collapse of the electrical grid or other disaster.



When and if something comes down the pike, people do not want to be ill prepared and left out to dry with nothing. Most people have the will to survive and will go to great lengths to preserve their life and their livelihood of themselves and their families. Some of the people are still waiting in the background, waiting to see what will happen, saying that the government says to be prepared and nothing ever happens, like the computer scare of 1999. They are saying that the government is trying to scare them again, just like the Chicken Little saying that the sky is falling and it did not.

This time is not so simple and the government and scientist are not in charge of this one. The nature, the earth and the sun have their part. The sun is the source of solar activity, creating solar flares, sun spots and Electromagnetic Pulses. These give off immense energy and radiation and can burn out the electrical components on Earth, as well as the electrical grid.

Some people are already building underground bunkers, rock and block walls around their houses, stockpiling food and equipment and stockpiling ammunition and arms. Most believe that if anything happens, there will be civilian unrest and uncontrollable disorder.

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Gated entrance to House | Source
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Gated Yard | Source

Uncertain times calls for uncertain actions. There are people who have houses that they are selling just to eliminate the burden of uncertainty of the upcoming problems. They figure that by selling ahead of the collapse, they will not lose the houses later. Certain other people are learning the basics of survival, hand to hand combat, how to survive in the wilderness and how to prepare and cook wild game.

Deer in Woods- Wild Game !!
Deer in Woods- Wild Game !! | Source

Now, with people hoarding and buying for protection, the ammunition and firearms skyrocketed in price from previous years. The people are sensing a new feeling of insecurity and uneasiness. The rise of corruption, robberies and assaults are on the increase, but if any civilian unrest or disorder increases, there will be a need of some sort of protection. The bigger the population, the bigger the threat of violence that will happen, which means that in a big city, the upheaval will be greater and more wide spread.

The experts in the field of survival suggest many things and devices, ranging from pepper spray, shock guns, knives, pistols, shot guns and the list goes on and on. The suggestion for most is to get out of any big city before anything happens, for once the violence begins, it will be very hard to escape. The large cities only have enough food, water and supplies for 3 days and once this runs out, everyone will be in the survival mode.

Pistol  and Knife For Protection and Survival
Pistol and Knife For Protection and Survival | Source

Now just what are people preparing for? They are preparing for the unknown. Many people just feel the presence of something that they can not explain, like some evil presence in the dark corner of some alley way. They just know that it is there, it is watching them and is ready to pounce on them as they go down the dark, creepy and lonely alley of life.

To prepare for something that they do not know, how do they prepare? The people are looking to what life substances are needed. These include water, food, shelter, clothing, and protection. The most important of these is clean, clear, drinkable water. Plain and simple, without water, we die! In the very cold regions, without shelter and clothing, we freeze to death, so there are certain areas of the world that people may need more of less of certain survival items or substances.

IT IS COLD UP NORTH !!!! | Source
Survival Up North Requires Special Attention to Clothing and Source of Heat
Survival Up North Requires Special Attention to Clothing and Source of Heat | Source

With the monetary system collapse or a complete electrical power grid collapse, how would one make the best of things? From the point, go, to the point of reconstruction, it would be a tough route to follow. Our infrastructure took a long time to build and maintain, so any interruption in this would mean years to reconstruct. If our communication and electrical grid would go at the same time would mean total disintegration of the control of government, media, manufacturing and the monetary system. This would mean total chaos.

Until some order could be achieved, violence, murder and chaos would be rampant. In some small towns and villages, times would revert to the pre-electrical period, where everything was done by draft animal or by human hands. The problem, also here, would be those that would come out of the large cities, looking for a handout, food and clothing, which would also be in short supply. Horses would replace the machines for a while, until the infrastructure could be established, electricity could be reconnected and pipelines started up again. The disruption of electricity, fuel and basic needs to feed, clothe and supply over 7 million people would cost dearly in the time that it would take to re-establish.

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Mountain Stream | Source
Horse and Cart at drive through
Horse and Cart at drive through | Source

OK, what do people believe and preparing for? Stated Before, the unknown, but feeling deep, down inside of something, ready to happen, ready to reach out and grab them, feeling!

This may be another sky is falling tale, but why is the government also planning and building underground bunkers, tunnels and end of time places to hide? Weird that our elected officials will be safe and sound, with all the accommodations of home, in a well secured underground bunker, while the rest of humanity would fight for their lives above the chaos, violence and murder, if anything at all goes hay-wire, like a total melt down of the grid, economic system or a nuclear war.

Just a thought, but does anyone else have a feeling, like these people, of impending doom, of something that is out there, coming, but just can not put your finger on just what it is?

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    • LongTimeMother profile image

      LongTimeMother 4 years ago from Australia

      Interesting hub. I am noticing an increasing number of city families are setting up off-grid homes near mine. I don't know if it is the financial crash or some other fear that motivates them.

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for bringing out some very interesting points. I think that people and animals "sense" when something is about to happen or when they are in danger, so that they can take cover, prepare for the unexpected or maybe understand events that can change the future. I think that Some people are given an ability called, discernment, which is an insight to understanding, judgement and safety to direct them to survival. People are sure making changes in their lifestyles for some reason. You are right! People and governments are preparing for something. Even the past vice president built an underground bunker in Whitefish Montana (according to the local residents). Thank you again for your fantastic insights, information and comments.

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      poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      You have some good insights and great resources here. If there is anything to be said for the idea of quantum consciousness, the concept of a general dark event on the horizon is likely without a drastic change in the course of events. Evidence of the populace preparing can be found in the rapid escalation in prices of "off the grid" properties, the rise of "prepper" classes and blogs, and as you so keenly pointed out, the fact that our own government is preparing. I bet dollars to donuts they aren't the only government doing it either. Thanks for a great read on a serious subject.

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 5 years ago

      This past year has becn a very interesting year, with many challenges. The economy, the rogue nations and the uncertainty of the freedoms continuing should bring about many people thinking about preparing for the future events, whatever they bring. Please post or comment about what you or someone you know concerning preparation, survival and apprehensions.

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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A good hub for raising awareness. However, I do believe your most significant statement was "preparing for the unknown" - that's exactly what it is: unknown.

      Much of these discoveries are now scientific fact and it seems there is some truth to the conspiracy theories (as always) but I do think that this is just mainly precaution in the case of the worst scenario developing.

      Coincidentally, the Defense Committee have just warned the UK's MoD to get the UK's protection against EMP attacks from space and solar flares into place - the MoD didn't take it seriously.

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 5 years ago

      Thank you TheHoleStory for commenting and for voting. The more I research, the more of the underground bunkers are coming about. When it comes down to something happening, the elite may not have planned on everything happening the way that they perceive. Again, thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      TheHoleStory 5 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      Good point! I voted yes in all of your polls except the last one, because you won't be able to hold politicians accountable for anything because they will all be hiding their tales somewhere in a gated fortress in the hills.

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 5 years ago

      Thank you TIMETRAVELER2 for your wonderful comments. I know that people can not predict the future, but as with the signs of the seasons, we know what to expect. We actually expect to die sometime, to get paid after working a certain pay period and to go to the grocery store to buy food. Sometimes when the unexpected happens is when we are caught offguard.

      I have been in some of those situations, such as no gas/fuel to be found anywhere. First, it was in Missouri when the 9/11 happened, they cut off the gas/fuel lines and everyone hoarded and ended in very high prices, ling lines and short supply. Another time was in South Carolina when they had a massive ice storm. All the electricity was out, no banking, no credit/debit cards, little food, and no gas to be had. Another time was in South Carolina when the explosion was in the Gulf of Mexico. They cut the supply lines of gas/fuel off from South Carolina. I had to go through 3 towns before I could get only 10 gallons of gas at a whopping 5 bucks a gallon. All of these events were not announced and with little warning. IT JUST HAPPENED ! Without cash, at all of these events, there would have been NO buying of anything. Things do happen. These events have been a wake-up call for me. Again, Thank you for your wonderful comments and for you reading the article.

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      Sondra Rochelle 5 years ago from USA

      This was an extremely interesting and informative hub. There is no way for people to know what is coming, but there never has been! Yes, things have changed due to changes in nature, etc., but I strongly doubt things will go to such extremes as you describe here. We can't spend our lives living in fear of such events. Things are stressful enough in the world without having to worry about disastrous events. The truth is that there really is no way to protect oneself over the long run, so we might as well just go on as before and hope that we can avoid all of the problems you mentioned here. Thanks for this one, it was very interesting.

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 6 years ago

      Thank you Deb Welch, for your wonderful comment. It is becoming aware to many folks that something is going to happen or could very well happen. There are groups that teach survival camping, shooting, hunting, and anti-detection. These people believe that something is very well possible and as time passes, there is more cause for something major to happen. There are more groups forming monthly that teach, train and direct what to do before, during and after a disaster or meltdown.

      thanks again for your comment

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 6 years ago

      Thank you somethgblue for your wonderful comment. It really seems to be some truth coming out about what is coming out about 2012 and 2013. People are starting to take notice and starting to prepare.

      Thank you again,

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      Deb Welch 6 years ago

      LWright: Awesome,Interesting and Useful Hub - UP. First I learned of this. One line in UTube: 'They want people to survive that have a certain kind of perceptive skill.' What about Black Holes, Flying Space Junk as well as the total melt down of the Electrical Grids? Without electricity there is no world as we know it - that is the reason for finding and implementing new sources of energy and changing light bulbs as well - (simple stuff). There is a website - that has everything available for purchase in case of 'what if'. Personally, I wouldn't want to live beneath the sea floor in a manmade city below an airport. It's low. Great Hub.

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      somethgblue 6 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      There needs to be more of these types of articles practical solutions for those that have already awoken to the truth!

      good Hub