Economic Collapse

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Call For a General Strike in the UK 1972

The Chances of an Economic Collapse are Always a Threat

 If you recall what happened only a few short years ago, with the financial crisis in Greece, Italy and even the larger countries such as France and Germany and the United States are not totally imnune from an Economic Collapse

So, apart from the financial losses, civil unrest, food shortages then leading to the more serious problems like Power cuts that I personally have not seen since the power cuts back in the seventies. That occurred in the United Kingdom as a result of 1970’s huge industrial action of the Mineworkers, the Steel Men, Transportation Links

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The Miners Strikes of 1972 caused power cuts around the country.

, it all came to lead to the Power Station into rationing the Electricity in order to keep some balance of power by having certain periods of the day when some homes would be left without electricity. This was usually at night making everyone scurry to find candles and oil lamps some of which had not seen use since the times of War.

So, the chances of one or more countries suffering an economic collapse isn’t a work of fiction or a threat, it is already here! You wouldn’t necessarily believe that from reading the news.

The news doesn’t have access to the top secret insider information that the government does. The truth is that trouble is already knocking on someones door. Take a minute to check what’s going on in the world. Not the headlines about the latest scandal, I’m talking about the hidden tales of individual countries trying to keep ther heads about water.

The Countries Debt is what has the ability to topple Governments and to bring the country to its knees. The Economic Collapse can affect many countries in todays modern world. Most countries both lend and borrow money in huge quantities and rather like your own credit rating, if you are good and can mantain repayments then all is well. But if you default then the Banks or the Governments can call in their debt and effectively bankrupt the nation involved.

I cannot think of one country that is free from debt, not one single country is fiscally solvent and yet all of these countries keep going further into debt like there will never be any consequences.

But there will be a reckoning when economic collapse happens and when it does, it’s not going to be pretty. Once the economy goes belly up, you’re going to see lives thrown off balance and the upheaval is going to become a fight for survival and not everyone will survive because they’re not prepared.

When an economy fails, people will panic, first they will try to get all of their money put of their bank, because they will feel that they will need money to survive. However the Banks will have been closed by then, The Governement has done it before, they will close their dooors in order to prevent the Banks going under, if they do not survive they will never reopen and the Government cannot allow that to happen.

So, normal life is going to suddenly stop, all of this with very little warning, a few insiders may know or at least suspect its about to happen. The few who do may try to leave the country to find a safe harbour, but if one country goes, others will topple with it. This is because all the major banks are linked. So what effects one in one country can also impact another in a different contry.

Without being able to get their hands ontheir own money, people will grow even more panicked in the mistaken belief that they need money to survive, but in the realms of survival money is going to have little influance on who survives and who doesn’t.

Food is going to determine who initially survives, but no doubt help will be there eventually, the governments will have little choice but to to feed the people, they wouldn’t just let people starve would they? It certainly males you think huh?

Crimes will rise as people steal, fight and even kill for a way to survive. Riots will become more common. Looting will become commonplace in many towns and cities. People will riot, fires will be lit as people vent their anger at the whole situation. Property and people alike will be destroyed.

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USA Martial Law Troops & Police

As a society crumbles into a financial dystopian free-for-all landscape, in an effort to regain control, the government will start calling in the troops. Martial law will go into effect and some order may be resolved, but I’m sure by now you can imagine the country is no longer what it was.

With troops controlling the streets, your movents will be controlled, even your liberty could be impacted depending upon where you live. With crime and violence on the increase a curfew may even be enforced.

Eventually Martial Law could be introduced, regular laws will be suspended. You will

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Martial Law In Boston USA

do as the government says. But hopefully you will be fed and to a degree looked after but much depends now, if the utilities are still working , the lights, the power plant, the water services and sanitation and gasworks. If those begin to go offline then the country as a whole is going to be in a real jam.

Plan To Survive

That’s why you need to have contingency plans, I’m not just talking about the prospects of an Economic Collapse, it could be any anything from a full blown War to Terrorist Activity.  The earlier you begin to plan the easier you will have it and you need to keep the list of people who know your plans to as smaller number as possible.

Rule 1. Make sure that all of your money isn’t tied up in the bank. Gold is an option but be careful where you stash it, it must be secure but easy to get to.

2. Make up a Bug-Out-Bag ready to go for each member of the family sufficient for several days.

3. Keep your bug out bag ready to roll so that you can get out of an area the minute the trouble starts.

4. Have a safe place to go to, preferrably stocked already with as much food and water sufficient to last weeks if not months. This also means that you are going to need the medicines to cover all eventualities, a weapons stash may also be required. becuae if anyone knows you have supplies then you will become a target.

5. Have yourself plenty of sealed fresh water together if at all possible a back up source of water and the means to clean and disinfect it.

6. Power may become erratic so back up power will be reuied at somepoint but you don’t want to advertise this so you need to consider, the noise factor together with sight, you’ve heard the words “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” haven’t you? well then don’t giveaway your position by allowing smoke to show.

7. Communication may fail so ideally a radio, CB or Shortwave may help to keep in touch with trusted friends, but be careful not to giveaway to much about yourselves.

8. Have a second plan just in case.

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Civil Unrest Is Disturbing

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Civil Unrest Can Happen

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Civil Unrest Can Happen

    Civil Unrest Does Happen!

 

If you think that Civil Unrest only occurs in South America or Africa then think again. Just check out some of the recent events that have occurred in the US alone, then again in London a few years back. In fact most cities have experienced it at some point.

Civil unrest has now become commonplace. It’s what happens when people get mad and decide that they’re going to protest or riot or hold demonstrations. Then you have two elements, the genuine protestors and the thugs who are there for the violence.

During times of civil unrest, chaos usually follows, regardless of how peaceful the protest first appears to be going. Anarchy will usually follow, it just seems to follow on each occasion. The norms of society break down and it becomes every man for himself. Trouble can boil over very quickly and swiftly sweeps up innocent civilians.

The original intention of the protesters then becomes lost beneath the herd mentality that takes over when large groups of people become angry. Authority is overthrown and the swell of those tearing down societies norms is often too much for local authorities to deal with.

You can’t control how people are going to behave. But you don’t have to be in a position

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Fires are the Mobs Tool

where their behavior negatively affects your day to day living. Wherever there is civil unrest, you should give thought to bugging out in a hurry. Go stay with friends or whoever, even consider a Motel well out of harm’s way.

You could also set out a bug-out plan in this eventuality, with a couple of options and routes just in case your first route is compromised, just get well out of the way because at the center of chaos is where people get hurt or much worse. Then all you can do is wait it out. It makes sense to have a 2 to 3 day Bug-out Bag prepared in advance so you can just grab it and take off without having to get it together and then worry about forgetting something.

The other main point is to avoid the crowds when people swarm, injuries do occur. try not to let yourself become vulnerable. In civil unrest, people will often smash window, light fires, break into buildings and of course loot them.

Don’t get stuck in a building that can be targeted. If you are in a relatively safe place and can’t leave, make sure you fortify the place where you’re at. Those who are causing unrest are looking for easy targets, so if they can’t get to you then you should be safe, but on no account should you let yourself be seen. They don’t like to have witness’s either!!

These frenzied people want to loot and attack, no one will be safe and no stores will be left untouched, in London, we saw on live tv the mob ripping a steel protective shutter out of its rails so they could smash, loot and burn the property. There were even people in the flats above, luckily they got out of the back doors just in time.

You need to make sure you have a survival bag for each member of your family. Have all required medications, baby supplies, and important papers ready in your bags or available if you need to leave in a hurry. Have a safety deposit account for your important papers if you can. But your bug-out bag should carry your essentials for a least 3 days.

During looting the top three items to get taken are booze (alcohol), cigarettes and cash, because it’s easy to handle and hard to trace. Then follows baby supplies and food. It is often at this point that the angry mob targets the larger items, like tv’s and other electronic goods, but then they begin to turn on any other human prey they can find.

Even armed cops will stay out of the way until a much larger force arrives to back them up, so there is little point in arming yourself against the rioting mob, just give them what they want if you find yourself on the streets and the mob finds you, it may be the only way to remain alive and even then you may take a beating.

When there is civil unrest, the police often can’t get to certain areas to help victims, so make sure you take steps to prevent becoming one in the first place. Just stay away.






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Lightning

A Story Of Horror And Survival


A real story that includes an element of fiction as well as fact will always do well because the story has believable facts as well as the fiction which makes it interesting. Such a book was first developed on the internet and as it was picked up and read by thousands of people downloading it, it made it into paperback format and soon to be a film. The book is called Lights Out and it was written by David Crawford.

One which could easily happen in todays world of Power shortages, global warming, climate change and natural disasters. It is of course a work of fiction by David Crawford and he takes the situation that the main character finds himself in following the days and weeks after the majority of the World has been plunged into darkness and civil unrest. He must secure his family, friends and neighbour’s and steer them through the dangers that they experience.

The name given to the main character is Mark Turner who takes on the huge challenge following an huge burst of Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) which cuts out a huge amount of power across the world, there are no cars around, no engines little in the way of lighting and power unless someone has some form of shielding or other protection available to them. There is utter chaos and of course the villains are going to take every possible advantage they can and they certainly do. This story is easily possible these days and because of this it is very believable and it makes the story that much better.

Silver Hill in South Texas is where this small band begin their quest for survival

The original Author David Crawford is an avid outdoorsman who lives the outdoor life of  hunting, fishing, hiking and shooting. He is also a 4th level black belt with the American Society of Karate where he teaches kids and adults. Crawford resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife and two children.

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David Crawford

 

    

 

The Saga Itself
This is really scary stuff, full of what if’s and what would I do? kind of questions.

It is the unbelievable and believable struggle of people from every nook and cranny of our society or should I say Silver Hill in Texas who simply try to survive in a world where they will have lost all normal modern conveniences to which they have become accustomed to. It will be like suddenly going back a couple of thousand years where everything they know from communications to commerce and transportation have been lost and crippled by “The Burst” as it is eventually known. The big cities riot and burn, so many small communities band together in an attempt to save their families, friends, and neighbors from the cruel reality that soon becomes the normal way of things. In the natural order of things natural leaders soon emerge, it may be a role that is not wanted to some people have the knowledge and power to survive where others need to be lead. One such man is Mark Turner, he finds himself pushed into the leadership role he doesn’t want. The story is told through his eyes as he labors with organizing, training, and even refereeing the people around him. Mark knows that their survival depends on everyone in the neighborhood pulling together. But Mark’s biggest battle isn’t with MZB’s, though. He strives most to find within himself the strength, courage, and compassion to lead his ragtag community through this crisis.

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Earthquakes Can Be As Bad

This could really happen in todays modern world where many of us are hooked on power and technology. Just imagine for a moment if everything went of for a week, how would you cope, how would we all cope is an even bigger question that would haunt many of us for a long time to come.

Would you be a leader? someone who could take charge and forge a safe path through all the disarray that would follow something like this? Or would you be a lamb and allow and rely completely on everyone else as they scramble around trying to get through. Where would you go?
  What exactly would you do, would you sit tight or head out into the country?

I for one am not sure, I think I would stick around until I had a clear picture of what is happening but

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Tsunamis Are Devastating

survival is also a matter of luck for many you know, jump right survive, jump left you die!

But what happens when you run out of food? Would you beg or steal or would you catch your own?
At times like this you would probably be like the rest of us and be wishing you had taken more notice of the abundant nature programs to learn how to light fires and eat the right plants or  even had begun prepping as so many others have been doing for years.