Saturday, May 13, 2017


What would happen if it all went off?
No telephones, no Internet, no television, no nothing.
What will you do?
Turn on the microwave and nothing. Throw the light switch and nothing. Turn up the air conditioner and nothing.
What will you do?
Somehow we have this false faith that after we were presented with wonders like electricity and Internet and satellite phones that they will always be there at our beckoned call.
We have the belief we are entitled to power and air and transportation and abundance of food and water and sunshine and rain and yet we have no control over any of it.
If we go to the grocery and the shelves are empty?
What will you do?
If we go to the filling station and the pumps are dry?
What will you do?
If the rain doesn’t come and the forests start to burn?
What will you do?
Our previous society will fall apart. Mayhem will become panic, which will become anarchy.
Perhaps recent events teach us how quickly life could change.
And there is no insurance clause for a global disaster.
Politicians and lawyers and governmental rules won’t matter when medical care has vanished.
Hold tight to your family for when tribes struggle for the last remaining scraps of hope, family might be the only support you have.
Or it is time to reboot?

1 comment:

Charlie said...

Doomsday Preppers often are quoted as saying, "It's not if, but when." I sure hope that this isn't the case, but it's important that we recognize that modern conveniences are no substitute for being able to live "off the grid" for a short period. Hurricanes and other natural disasters can impose a week or more of challenges for many people. It's good to be prepared, even if you aren't one of those that believes in an all-out apocalypse.

Growing some of our own vegetables, converting partially to solar and having water purification products (simple ones, such as Life Straw are great) make all of the difference in being able to handle short-term challenges.

Cliff, great article that stimulates a lot of thought!