New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What is heading our way?

If you are a Prepper, survivalist, self reliance seeker, farmstead, ranchstead or homestead, rural or country person then you have undoubtedly asked yourself “just what kind of emergency could happen to me?”. Then you have probably gone about preparing in case the worst happens and in safeguarding you and yours to avoid as many possibilities as possible.

We have all kinds of things that can happen, but they generally fall into one of the following categories:
  • Natural – Floods, Tornados, Hurricanes, Mud Slide, Avalanche, Drought, Severe Winter Storm, Pandemic (natural), Tsunami, Extraterrestrial (sunspots, asteroid, comet), Earthquake, Volcano and the like
  • Man-Made – Economical, Social, Ecological, Environmental, Bio-toxin, Pandemic (can be natural or human induced), Nuclear, Civil Unrest, War, Riot, EMP(electromagnetic pulse), Terrorism, Blackouts , Lack of Energy, Water or Food (Yes this can occur due to nature too, but are often human induced), Toxic Spill and the like
  • Bad Luck – Accidents, Getting Lost, General Clumsiness, Disease, Illness, Injury and the like
  • Spiritual – Armageddon, Rapture, Revelation, Mayan Calendar, Nostradamus and like prophecies
What scares me the most is what humankind can do to influence the occurrence and or scale of any disaster that can occur.

  • The nature of humans to seek and possess power – at any cost
  • The natural secretive nature of governments and militaries
  • The controlling mentality and related power of governments
  • The speed with which governments are going broke (yet still spending like they are not)
  • The instantaneousness of communications and travel
  • Rich mini-countries, individuals or large cause oriented organizations with the nuclear power
  • The physical age of the physical components of the electrical GRID
  • The physical age of the physical components of the Water, Storm & Sanitation infrastructures
  • The physical age and condition of bridges, roads, railways and dams
  • The quality and quantity of fresh, clean water and their related systems
  • The loss of productive and fertile farmland
  • The loss of productive crops (IE edible plant species are disappearing)
  • The addiction and lust for mega bucks, mega profits, mega quickly
  • A growing world population
  • Science’s discoveries of new and deadly earthquake faults in, around, near and under major population or economic and environmental centers/geographical areas (power plants, refineries, chemical plants, etc)
  • Humans “use and toss” mentality
  • Human’s use of chemicals to “speed” things up and make things “right”
  • Human’s recklessness in the use of chemicals, medications, antibiotics and the like is creating new and more deadly diseases, plagues and environmental disasters.
  • Mankind’s inhumanity to mankind
  • Nature’s wrath and the way we humans seem to forget we do not control it in any way shape or form so we build on earthquake faults, build right up to the shores of seas and rivers, on the edges of hills and mountains and then wonder why we have disasters.
  • Humankind’s attitude that it can control our planet and everything upon it

All of the above is happening worldwide. Now add some mostly U.S. issues to this volatile mix:

  • The blatant corruption of the Constitution
  • The blatant corruption of the U.S. government from local to federal
  • The speed with which the U.S. government is growing and is so obese that it is on the verge of a stroke – IE hyperinflation and collapse
  • A bleeding heart judicial system
  • The “give me” and “you owe me” mentality coupled with the “just tell me what to do” mentality IE decline of personal responsibility and duty
  • Illegal immigration
  • Genetically altered food
  • Corporate ownership of produce and livestock farms and ranches
  • Government control of the major necessities of life: food, water, power, shelter, clothing
  • Increasing government control of fire, rescue, safety and law enforcement
  • Increasing control of government over free-enterprise
  • Media corruption and control by the government
  • Civil unrest and the growing threat of martial law and or government dictatorial takeover
  • The “all or nothing” or “far left or far right” mentality of the average U.S. Citizen with its corresponding loss of inventiveness, ingenuity and compatibility IE: The collapse of U.S. civilization

Yep I am a Prepper are you?

Today is the Tomorrow that you worried about Yesterday

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