How to know when S has HTF
Tagged: When SHTF
- November 14, 2017 at 9:09 am #15669
Barring an obvious scenario, such as an EMP.. What do you other preppers see as signs that SHTF is not just imminent, but rather IN PROGRESS. What is your threshold for BUG OUT/IN?
Are you waiting until you hear gunfire nearby? Are you counting on the emergency broadcast system to be activated? Where I live, the old air raid equipment has long been dismantled.
As a prepper, I would like to hear other’s opinions, cues to look out for on when to kick it into emergency mode.November 18, 2017 at 4:54 am #15773
Most of the time I keep tabs on world events, state and local stuff going down via internet. Don’t watch tv much anymore as I will not pay through the nose for satellite tv, no cable out by me.
I live between Nashville and Knoxville far enough away from the main highways (I hope). I’m just hoping that if anything does happen I will know long before it makes it’s way to my area.
Although my only plan is to Bug in as I only have my parents house to head to and that’s closer to the main highways. I do have a weather radio, CB and a small solar power system in case the main power goes out.
Hoping it never gets to that, but i’m partially ready.November 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm #15775
Liljohn1998 – a revel yell “shout out” to fellow Volunteer. I’m east of you north, and also hopefully far enough away, from Knoxville.
I too have the “bug in” plan. I do have a bug out kit ready but that is mostly for unforeseen non “collapse” emergencies, fire, tornado, etc. I used “collapse” since am a believer that all SHTF is local as it will manifest in different ways based on locality and circumstances that S*.
EventualFate – waiting for gunfire is not an option as in my neck of the woods (literally), there is gunfire all the time. No, not crime shooting, patriots enjoying their 2nd amendment rights.
As stated by Liljohn main way is to keep eyes open and ears listening. One has to pay attention to local patterns, humans are creatures of habit and tend to behave the same way all the time. So, look for changing patterns, traffic, stores, what people are buying, etc. Obviously news from “normal” sources but also from others, particularly private citizens (Ham, CB, internet while available). If you have ability to monitor military, police, and EMS radio bands, that is a great way to check the “is this normal?”November 20, 2017 at 6:52 pm #15918
Obviously emp, grid down type scenario is shtf, but I’m monitoring events in big city environments. I see these as the “petri dish” which will develop reactions first. If economic…look for job loses here first and welfare riots. Shortages… Food, water, etc. I believe will impact big cities first… I believe the time gap will be short between seeing impacts/effects in city vs. more rural areas maybe a week to ten days. Others thoughts?
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