10 Problems Faced by Non-Preppers
Once too often, preppers have been called wierdos, paranoid, worriers, pessimists, fools, and many other demeaning names. It may be true that there are those who take preparedness to the extremes but most of us are plain, ordinary people who care just as much for their loved ones, families, properties, nature and even their country as any other citizen would. In fact we are regular, overall nice men and women.
Top 10 Problems for Non-Preppers When TSHTF
So what makes us different from those that do not prepare?
As we always say, forewarned is forearmed. We do not believe that everyone and everything comes from another planet, here to harm or take us (paranoia). Preppers do not stress themselves to the point of getting high blood pressure over a bad thing to happen in the future (worry). We don’t think that there is no hope (pessimism) or that, we have intellect and some of us have higher IQ than the next guy (fools).
What we do know is that if and when disaster strikes, we will be the most likely to survive. This isn’t out of arrogance but simply because we have educated ourselves and prepared for the inevitable.
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Here Are 10 Things Non-Preppers Will Be Forced To Face When TSHTF. (#8 Is REALLY Going To Hit Them Hard!)
It’s finally happened…
The worst has occurred. The grid has gone down. The balloon has gone up.
While you were one of the “smart ones” who believes in preparing yourself and your family to survive the coming collapse, your neighbors and fellow townsfolk were clueless.
And now the world looks much different than yesterday morning when they woke up.
You know something they don’t.
In fact, here are…
The Top 10 “Wake-Up Calls” For Non-Preppers When TSHTF
1. You look outside your window and only see darkness.
Our government has admitted that our electrical grid is being held together by little more than duct tape and bubble gum.
We’ve had events as “harmless” as a tree branch falling 5 states away cause entire regions of the U.S. to go black.
Without power, without street lights, urban environments become a pitch-black nightmare when the sun goes down.
2. Your family is complaining of being hungry and thirsty all the timeemp6_250x200-5f0e3a5
With grocery stores picked clean and chaos still ruling the world outside your home, you’ll be left to survive with only what you’ve collected so far.
In some scenarios, without electricity to run the city’s pumps (or your well), there won’t be any water coming out of your faucet.
Even if there is, if the utility infrastructure collapses and water treatment fails, the water coming out of your pipes could be dangerously contaminated and come out brown and smelling like chemicals or sewage.
People can only live 3 days without water – even less in hot, stressful conditions.
Even for survivalists who hoarded food and water early, you won’t want to run through your stockpile too soon so rationing will be a big part of your response plan… and you’ll need to make hard decisions.
For non-preppers, it will be much worse!
via Here Are 10 Things Non-Preppers Will Be Forced To Face When TSHTF. (#8 Is REALLY Going To Hit Them Hard!) | Self-Sufficiency.
Now let us turn things around. What are non-preppers going to do when things go wrong, or worse when SHTF?
There are actually many things that this type of person will have to face one day or another: an emergency, a natural disaster or The Big One. At this point it is already obvious how difficult life could get for those who haven’t prepared. This is not to prove that they will perish. It is just that their chance of surviving will be lower than that of the prepper or survivalist.
In crisis situations, the non-prepper would not know what to do. Panic would be the first reaction. After that they either move and try to do something or turn into statues, immobilized. When SHTF, they would look for a prepper and ask them to share some supplies. If the preppers allow themselves to be found, that is.
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January 8, 2015 at 10:21 AM
Last winter when a storm was coming I told my sister-in-law she needed to take one of our kerosene heaters in case power failed, she said, “I don’t need it we have gas heat” yup a fan forced central air and heat unit which did not work when the power failed in the ice storm.
By then the roads were to icy to come and get the kero heater.
They were very cold and in the dark because no, they didn’t borrow the propane lantern I offered either.
As far as I know they still haven’t learned from the lesson.
January 9, 2015 at 9:44 AM
I enjoy many of the articles, got a kick out of building a rocket stove, and I prepare in many ways. My only problem is when this stuff gets political. Too many times I see Obama being blamed for much of the impending disasters. I’m sure we could blame politicians of many stripes for our problems. I think the blame game is contrary to the prepper philosophy (that maybe I don’t understand). I think we want to be self-reliant and not focus one a single evil whether real or imagined. We need to be prepared for anything, even if from someone from our own political persuasion who could just be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
January 9, 2015 at 6:54 PM
The problems we face are from all political opportunist, no party is to blame, money and greed are. Keep preparing, the worst that could happen, that you will have to eat what you have prepared before their sell by date expires.
January 10, 2015 at 9:13 PM
All of the above … and more.
The real problem for us, though, is that the non-preppers are going to be desperate very quickly, so those of us who DID plan ahead must be ready to defend ourselves and our supplies from them. I don’t care how close your friends and relatives were before SHTF — when they (or their family) are freezing or starving, 90% of them will be the first to slit your throat to save their own lazy skins. So would you, in their position.
Non-preppers are our biggest threat, not the government. Those who fail to take this into account in their emergency preparations are not going to last long.
As ugly as the prospect is, depending on the length & type of emergency situation, we had better consider the possibility, if not the likelihood, that we’ll have to let formerly close friends & relatives starve or freeze, and that we may have to use deadly force against them.
January 11, 2015 at 9:14 PM
I agree. I’m surrounded by a city of non-preppers.
January 14, 2015 at 6:10 PM
The biggest threat non-preppers will face is other non-preppers. When TSHTF all those who haven’t prepared, and are who hungry and/or thirsty will devolve into Somalian-style thugs. It will be dog-eat-dog. We like to “think” we are all civilized, but a few weeks after a disaster us “human animals” get crazy.
November 13, 2017 at 10:05 AM
I agree about the reaction of the non prepared after a time. I also know that 2 people (the wife and I) will not survive very long alone as we can not provide 24/7 security and do all the other required jobs. I live in a rural area so most people are somewhat prepared for SHTF .. I have planned and stocked for a group of 12 to 15 people.. The idea being when the non prepared come asking for help I will provide water, food and shelter in return for their joining me in providing security and doing the tasks required to survive. I realize that there is a risk to this and have a set of questions and behavioral observations to vet the people prior to acceptance. SEMPRE PARATUS.and remember improvise,adapt and overcome
April 2, 2018 at 11:09 AM
I suggest not advertising to your neighbors that you have any preps at all. One prep might be to make your house look empty.