SELCO: These Are the Signs the SHTF Is Happening for Real

SELCO: These Are the Signs the SHTF Is Happening for Real by Selco for The Organic Prepper

Note from Daisy: This article was originally published in July of 2018 but seems incredibly applicable today. Selco is in a dire situation in the Balkans right now, under martial law and mandated to work. If you would like to help Selco you can do so by purchasing one of his products or sending a direct donation. I’m sending the money to him for online product sales on a daily basis. Supplies there in Bosnia are becoming limited quickly.

He has given our community so much. I hope we can give something back to him. ~ Daisy

How do you know if the SHTF is actually here? One of the cornerstones of survival is how to recognize that a situation has gone so bad that the S is truly going to hit the fan.

Basically, we are talking about how to recognize that it is time to bug out or hunker down because it is going to be bad.

I call it “survival mode” (no, it is not invented by me), and it means that you at some point based on your own observations, feelings, the situation around you, events, etc. going to are going to jump into that mode where you gonna implement actions based on different priorities than everyday life.

It is personal but it may include:

  • no longer going to work and school
  • bugging out
  • bugging in
  • using violence on “first shoot, then ask” philosophy

In short, you are putting into action decisions that you prepared for a long time because S did hit the fan.

How do you know when the real SHTF has arrived?

A common question is, “How am I going to recognize that it is time to leave my job because the whole situation is going to s**t?”

The easiest (and pretty lame and lazy) answer is that you need to leave your job as soon as you see something bad is happening around you, and go home, bug in, bug out or whatever your plan is.

But it is lame because something bad is happening all the time around us – people being robbed or killed, folks losing jobs, cars being stolen, food poisoning, protests, political scandals – not to mention terrorist attacks happening more often and the migration crisis..

But you still need your job to pay bills. Your kids need to go to school. Violence and bad things are always around us, but that does not mean you’ll have to quit your job and bug out. If you do that, you are achiving nothing.

So we are actually talking here how to recognize the “big event”, a real SHTF event, when you need to jump into that survival mode and stop worrying too much about your regular day-to-day life.

The real fun here is that there is no universal answer. There is no specific point at which you will recognize it, but definitely, there are some things to pay attention to.

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