Realistic & Likeliest Preparedness Scenarios
Realistic & Likeliest Preparedness Scenarios by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
It’s tempting for those of us who author survival & preparedness websites to gravitate towards worst case scenarios when we write articles. Yes it’s more dramatic, scary, and shocking to focus on “Armageddon”. It can be fun and interesting to delve into the follow-on survival after such an event. However how likely is it?
Truly devastating SHTF scenarios such as the following are (hopefully) significantly less likely to occur than other scenarios:
-EMP resulting in electronic infrastructure destruction and grid-down
-CME (from the sun) taking out the grid
-Pandemic spreading worldwide with high mortality rate
-Super Volcano planetary devastation
-you get the idea…
I’m not saying that we should not think about or prepare for these catastrophic possibilities, however I am suggesting that logically they are far less likely to occur than many, many other types of disaster scenarios.
The question is, what are some of the more realistic and likeliest disaster scenarios that preppers should prepare for?
PREPAREDNESS FOR NATURAL DISASTERS
While this is often regional and geographical dependent, it sure seems like a more realistic or likely thing to prepare for. And maybe it’s THE most categorically likely type of disaster we might face one day…
-Major Snow Storms
Take a look at the recent hurricane Harvey and now hurricane Irma. These two events, back to back, are likely going to end up being the costliest set of disasters in U.S. history.
As I write this Floridians have emptied store shelves, a large number of gas stations have run out of fuel, and people are scrambling for any remaining supplies. And this began to occur a week before Irma hits.
While the hurricane is just days away, the “just in time” inventory and delivery systems could not keep up. If people had already been prepared, this wouldn’t have happened. But that’s just the way it is…