What’s happening? The long and the short of it, preppers must get prepared for impending disasters and some have a nearer potential while others are further out and less predictable.
- Disasters that are weather-related are as predictable as the weather.
- Disasters that are the product or consequence of war may be less predictable, though highly visible.
- Disasters that result from systemic environmental failure may be predictable in the long run, though the tipping point at which all hell breaks loose is less determinable.
People, including professional experts, may argue with each of these statements, and may offer another set of considerations altogether.
People are certainly going to encounter bad weather and the consequences that result from human beings abusing the ecosystem and environment. If you living in a place that is struck by drought conditions, the only thing that you may have done to survive it in a sustainable manner is to have stored vast quantities of water to cover your inhabitants and sufficient water for crops. You will need some air breathing protection too for when the dust kicks up.
In the long run, if Earth’s humanity continues on the present course, it may be a long time before recovering. You may not have sufficient capacity to store enough essentials to endure it.
In the near term, what can you do to prepare for nuclear fallout resulting from the following possibilities:
- Attack on Iran’s nuclear facilties
- Preemptive strike by North Korea on outlying US soil
- Terrorist attacks using WMD chemicals and nuclear weapons smuggled into the US for local deployment
- Cyber attack
Which do you believe are the most likely?
"Unfortunately, the fact that August 9, 1945 was the last time a nuclear bomb was detonated and 189 countries are discussing how to stop the spread of nuclear weaponry doesn't mean that the likelihood of a nuclear bomb detonating and killing tens of thousands or even millions of people is anywhere near zero.
Various experts estimate the chances of a nuclear detonation in the next 10 years at somewhere between 10 and 30 percent."