There probably isn’t any other word in any language known to man and woman that can conjure up more fear, more anxiety, and more hype.
It’s the ultimate in bad news. It’s the worst-feared concept humanly possible… The destruction of the entire earth, all of it’s inhabitants, and every living, breathing thing… Armageddon. The end of the world. Total annihilation. Total destruction.
Some say that it will never come. Some religions say it’s coming next year. Even some politicians jump on the fear-mongering bandwagon and give us about 12 years of life left on our supposedly super fragile planet earth…
If you are a positive thinking, Law of Attraction minded believer that you create your reality, doomsday may seem impossible – that it will never come. Do you and I have the ability to save the world through the power of our thoughts? Do we have the ability to keep some horrific catastrophe from happening to our planet? Is that why it hasn’t happened yet?
Maybe. Or maybe not. Never before in the history of mankind has the fear been more hyped than today…
It’s very surprising that many millennials of our time are almost forced to believe that doomsday will soon come, and that they will have no chance of survival. The hype from the news media and their universities have caused more millennials to be the most depressed age group there is.
So, we have a choice. And that choice is, to either bury our heads in the sand and kiss our lives goodbye if it actually does come, or, prepare for it in order to attempt to survive it.
The point is that it can’t hurt to prepare, or at least, to have the knowledge of what to do in case it actually does come.
“This is Not a Drill”
According to Wikipedia, “on Saturday morning, January 13, 2018, a ballistic missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System … over television, radio, and cellphones” in the state of Hawaii. “The alert stated that there was an incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii, advised residents to seek shelter, and concluded ‘This is not a drill.’”
Thousands of residents panicked. Later, there was video of them running for their lives. To them, it was doomsday, and they were about to be obliterated.
The main reason why so many Hawaiian Americans panicked was because recently, in the news, North Korea had been testing missiles and it was well known that Hawaii would be their first target if there ever was a nuclear war.
Thank God, however, it was just a false alarm. One lone emergency dispatcher misunderstood a voice mail message that was meant to just be a drill. He didn’t know, and he lost his job because of his mistake.
But what if it had not been a false alarm? What would you have done?
According to an article by Ask a Prepper titled, “What’s The Closest Natural Nuclear Bunker to Your Home?” at https://www.askaprepper.com/whats-the-closest-natural-nuclear-bunker-to-your-home/, the average cost of a bunker is $70,000. But there are both hundreds of salt mines and thousands of caves all through the United States if that is where you live. This will save you from an initial nuclear blast, but you’ll still have to deal with the aftermath of having food, water, and protecting yourself from others. Salt mines and caves are found all over the world. Research the closest one to your home.
For any type of emergency, you should follow the following three steps.
Step 1: Make a Plan
The sad fact is that if you are within 20 miles of a nuclear attack, your chances are very slim. And the problem with a nuclear attack is that the radiation pollution lasts for days, weeks, and longer. Experts say that you should stay sheltered for at least 48 hours before venturing outside.
The good news is that the human body can survive for weeks without food. But you will need water. For any kind of a disaster, set aside your emergency supplies which should include medical supplies, food and water in your house. If you live near a salt mine bunker or cave, gather your family and your supplies and make a mad dash for the bunkers if there is a pressing nuclear attack. The only hope for survival may be the bunkers even after the attack.
Step 2: Stock Up
Stock up on food items that last. Most non-perishables can last for several years without going bad. Here is a list of some food items to include:
White rice, wheat, beans, sugar, honey, oats, pasta, powdered milk, dried fruits and vegetables.
The best way to do this is to build up your supply slowly over time so that it doesn’t hurt your pocket book all at once. Aim to have a multi-month supply. And don’t forget the can-opener!
Build your supply slowly. Every time you go to the grocery store, pick up one or two more items for your food storage. Eventually, you should be able to build up a multi-month supply.
Step 3: Store Water
You’ll need one gallon of water per person. So, a month’s supply for one person would be 30 gallons. Aim to have enough water for at least a month for each member of your house. You should store the water in food-grade plastic containers. If you need to use questionable water after “doomsday,” put 5 drops of bleach in each gallon of water to purify it.
Step 4: Educate Yourself More
This is a huge topic that can’t be covered in a short article. You’ll need to research the Internet for how to properly prepare yourself and your family.
Nuclear war isn’t the only thing to consider. Another major concern is a pandemic – a super bug that could wipe out 90% of the population. In that case, no government will be able to help you and your family. You’ll have to fend for yourselves. And the same is true if there is an Electro-magnetic pulse attack, aka, an EMP attack. This would render all electronics useless.
If you survive doomsday, you’ll have to survive the aftermath too. You have probably heard advice to get a bug out vehicle and leave town. The only problem is, what if other people are already there? The reality is that you chance of being killed are much greater when you cross into other people’s territory than if you were to stay home.
The point is that it may be best for you to hunker down in your own home or place of residency rather than leaving – it may be a lot safer. But you’ll have to protect your home.
This is where you have to make a decision whether or not to arm yourself and get weapons training. Doing so may save your life and the lives of your family members.
The fact is that a doomsday could actually happen. It could come in the form of a nuclear attack, a pandemic, an EMP attack, or some other unforeseen event. But rather than just bury your head in the sand, educate yourself as to what to do and do something. There are salt mines and caves all throughout the world that could help you to survive even the worse nuclear attack.
It can’t hurt to be prepared…