End of the World
It seems like every day the news throws up a new potential threat to the human race. Anything from the Ebola, COVID virus to a supervolcano has the potential to cause catastrophic damage and turn our fragile societies upside down, leading to death and destruction at every turn.
As preppers, we tend to look at a total collapse scenario as a Mad Max or Walking Dead type scenario. The truth is, there are far too many variables to say what it would be. So, what would a long term SHTF really look like?
I have heard it said that the more extreme the scenario, the less likely it is to happen. While this may be true, that doesn’t make it impossible. Throughout your life, you have probably witnessed or heard about things you never thought would happen. 911, Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki come to mind for me.
As preppers, we prepare for the likely, as well as the unlikely, because it seems the more unlikely a disaster scenario is, the higher the stakes are. Because of this, we need to be realistic about how the events might unfold, and how we may need to react.
It’s important to get prepared for any oncoming apocalypse – which is why I created this handy guide!
Step One – Initial Threat
The majority of the western world would treat any serious initial threat with apathy. The constant inertia and bombardment through media have made a lot of people weary over the news of potential doom. Any threat would initially be dealt with by skepticism from the masses. People would still post selfies of themselves at this point.
Step Two – News Spreads
Depending on the speed of the threat, a groundswell of real panic and first-hand accounts would have the most right-thinking people in a panic. The beginning stages of mass panic would cause flights to be delayed and traffic jams. A scramble for resources at the local supermarkets ensues and large riots would form. Preachers and homeless people would claim that the end is nigh.
Step Three – Media Blackout
The sight of news reporters hurriedly leaving their desks screaming for their lives would be a common occurrence and news reports would ground to a halt as the realization of the oncoming threat reaches. It’s every man for himself at this point. Prisons and hospitals become deserted. Social unrest creates chaos in all the major cities. Some people, however, would still take selfies.
Step Four – Global Epidemic
Whatever the threat is, this is the point when the mass population dies a slow and painful death.
Step Five – The Scramble for Survival
The few survivors are left to pit their wits against each other. A few people band together against the threat of other dangerous folks. Anyone with weapons or transport would mow other humans down in the street.
Step Six – Mass Starvation
Resources are in short supply. A large proportion of those left behind doesn’t have the knowledge to survive. Any reserves of food are kept for the super-rich who have managed to set up vaults of reserves. They would be the only people eating cereal at this point.
Step Seven – Total Chaos
Animal populations grow out of control. Nature would take back the city streets and the rule of mankind is all but over. Cannibals would begin to prey on their own kind. The fashion-conscious people would wear human bone jewelry and animal skins. To emphasize the chaos Tina Turner and Mel Gibson would inexplicably still be alive.
Step Eight – The Last Pockets of Humanity
Groups of humans in the far reaches of the world may continue to grow and survive depending on the nature of the epidemic. Basic societies would begin to form once more. Mankind might just survive…
Step Nine – Weapons
The difference between modern humans starting again and our ancient ancestors is the technological advances in warfare. Could the remaining humans cope with weapons of mass destruction before any form of state and law could arise?
Step Ten – Further disasters
Any further environmental disasters would leave the few survivors to fend for themselves and ill-equipped to do so. Knowledge and civilization would drift away and become something of a distant memory. The remaining people would need to learn different survival skills other than taking selfies.
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