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I know that all of us are preparing for an event that we feel will be the cause of TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) but would like to get a good read on which event worries us the most. In some cases we might be preparing for more than one event but only vote for the one that you are the most concerned about. Mine is the breakdown of moral and civil fiber due to world economic failure. What's you biggest concern??
 

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Pretty much economic failure, resulting in strikes by workers, which will start the ball rolling, no food deliveries to supermarkets etc etc etc

Food and water are my main preps, non electric lighting, coms (just a wind up radio) , wood burner with plenty of fuel and chopping equipment.

Yup, imagine something happens, and the supermarket shelves are empty within a few hours, imagine turning on your tap and nothing coming out, scarey and deadly scenarios.
 

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I think economic collapse is our most prevalent danger. Every time I go to the grocery store or to fill up a vehicle the price jumps are very frightening. Investing in food is better than investing in the stock market.
Of course, we prepare for possible disasters in our area, forest fires, drought, blizzards, earthquakes.
All the major casastrophies like, Yellowstone, Nuclear bombs, a major solar flare, or a sudden pole shift, pretty much leave us SOL anyway.
We are storing food, water, fuel, wood, and trying to get as much debt paid off as possible. We are also putting some passive solar projects and wind generators.
All anyone can do is be as prepared as possible, and pray for the best.
 

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i am preparing for two things. my main one is hurricane. i need to store food water and power supply. i live in houston and seen my share of hurricanes. my parents house is the safest imo. it is well insulated and well fortified. the house i live in i wouldnt want to stay but will if i need to. on the last hurricane we had enough food and water to last us 2 weeks for up to 20 people. the second thing i'm getting prepared for is anything. when shtf or teotwawki. i just got a shed that i will start storing water and food. i will also dig holes in my backyard to hide and store items that i can go get later on.
 

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Well I live in florida... I am prepping for hurricane season, but beyond that, I dont think $2,000,000,000,000 in debt a year is a sustainable model for an economy... eventually the check will come due, and we dont have enough in our bank account to cover it. when that happens all of our debtors will call in their loans and we will be up a creek without a paddle... and sadly there will be no biomass digester to help give us some benefit from being up THAT creek.
 

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There are so many things that could go wrong at any given moment. Take your pick. I think economic meltdown is currently the most likely scenario to happen anytime soon. Also of great concern to me is the #4 Fuel Pool at Fukushima. If it suffers anymore damage, it will affect all of us. There is nothing I can do to prepare for that, because I don't have that kind of money. I just say a brief prayer every time my earthquake app goes off telling me there was a 4.2 or a 5.1 quake 30 or 90 miles from Fukushima.

The Top Short-Term Threat to Humanity: The Fuel Pools of Fukushima http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012...-to-humanity-the-fuel-pools-of-fukushima.html A quote from the article: "Anti-nuclear physician Dr. Helen Caldicott says that if fuel pool 4 collapses, she will evacuate her family from Boston and move them to the Southern Hemisphere. This is an especially dramatic statement given that the West Coast is much more directly in the path of Fukushima radiation than the East Coast."

A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-15-15/visual-tour-fuel-pools-fukushima
 

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whyspers said:
There are so many things that could go wrong at any given moment. Take your pick. I think economic meltdown is currently the most likely scenario to happen anytime soon. Also of great concern to me is the #4 Fuel Pool at Fukushima. If it suffers anymore damage, it will affect all of us. There is nothing I can do to prepare for that, because I don't have that kind of money. I just say a brief prayer every time my earthquake app goes off telling me there was a 4.2 or a 5.1 quake 30 or 90 miles from Fukushima.

The Top Short-Term Threat to Humanity: The Fuel Pools of Fukushima http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012...-to-humanity-the-fuel-pools-of-fukushima.html A quote from the article: "Anti-nuclear physician Dr. Helen Caldicott says that if fuel pool 4 collapses, she will evacuate her family from Boston and move them to the Southern Hemisphere. This is an especially dramatic statement given that the West Coast is much more directly in the path of Fukushima radiation than the East Coast."

A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-15-15/visual-tour-fuel-pools-fukushima
Scary times for the old world. Thanks for the links.
 

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C5GUY One thing I did to prepare for an event like Fukushima was to stock up on potasium iodide 130mg. It saturates the thyroids and blocks nuclear iodides from entering the thyroids. The people around Chernoble were given this and they survived, people further away were not given this and died of thyroid cancer. I got 140 doses for around 24 bucks on fleabay. I'm not a doctor so don't take this as gospel but it is something you could check into.
 

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Zombie Apoc all the way. That's what people will act like when the stores have no food for them, the will literally tear you apart for your food.
 

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It's really interesting that so many people are going for the "economic meltdown" option. That's where my vote went too.

I think no matter what your politics, beliefs, and location right now... everyone is getting the feeling that the world market is going nowhere good.
 

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Sadly I agree the current worldwide economic conditions all point to a soon to come event/s that will we will all have to face even in America. The scary part to me is the fact that 98% of the people here just think that our government will always take care of them and if not Walmart will.
 

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I don't think the world will fall into economic collapse just the U.S. and maybe Europe producer nations are lending money to consumer nations to buy the goods the producer nation made. you cannot spend your way to wealth. the reason prices are going up is because of "stimulus" the goverment trying prop up another bubble like the the dot.com bubble and the housing bubble this doesn't work the bust that comes after the boom is worse the bigger the bubble. There were several depressions in the past before the great depression they usually were mild and lasted between 6-18 months like the depression of 1920, the 1929 "great depression" was make "GREAT" by goverment intevention. The "new deal" was alot of goverment spending that actually wasted resources that prolonged the problem. Roosevelt is seen by Austrian Economist as one of the worst presidents in history, because of uncontolled spending, starting S.S. knowing it wouldn't work but would create a breadbasket of voters for the Democ party, think about it the slaughtered lots of cattle raise the price of meat to help farmers but is it a good idea when people can't afford to buy meat at the price before the rise, or pay farmers subsidies NOT to grow too much corn or wheat so the price doesn't fall? it seems there was a small depression arising president Hoover acted to intervent in the free market and then Roosevelt continued the proccess that prolonged and make the depression worse like Bush starting the "stimulus" after the housing bubble and then with Obamas even bigger debt spending for "quantitative easing" New Deal = QE 1 & 2 thats is why we are still in a ressesion or as Austrians econ. call a inflated depression and that is why it is lasting so long and getting worse. we are making more dollars but buying less
 

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What I am doing is prepping for everything possible.. yes I know, it might be a waste, yet it might not.. This is my thing.. you can prep for one thing.. but one thing usually leads to another. "Economic melt down" eventually leads to dirty people, no health care, carnage of some degree due to chaos etc... leads to disease.. etc etc..

I have actually been working on a master list for bugging in and bugging out. I am taking a list of items event specific, and combining them.. most items are similar if not exact.. so combined, you are actually only adding a few extra items. I think I mentioned before I am slight ocd.. lol

I just want to be prepared for anything and everything.. down to rescue boats, paddles in case of a flood. I might be a bit overboard, but well, thats just me.
 
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