SHTF Scenarios

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by 7point62, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What do you feel are the most likely SHTF scenarios, other than natural disasters?

    I've always thought the most likely would be either a local-level terrorist strike, like 9/11, with a suitcase nuke detonation in an urban population center, a bio attack like the Japanese subway strike some years ago...or epic fail of infrastructure due to electromagnetic/cyberwarfare.

    All this stuff is scoffed at as paranoia, but the suitcase nuke scenario is quite plausible to me, given the spread of nuke-tech to rogue countries. And like Alfred said in The Dark Knight, "Some men just want to watch the world burn..."
     
  2. dunerunner

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    I'd tell you if this were in the Bunker! :D
     

  3. Jakey

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    It would have to be a dirty bomb. not a nuke. The smallest nuke someone could make without very sophisticated tech. would weigh several hundred pounds. but other than that, from what i understand they're very easy to make. hardest part is getting a hold of fissile material.

    Back to original topic. Maybe the US gets invaded by China and Korea in WW3? You wanted what I think is the most likely, korea pretty much wants a war, and china crazy.
     
  4. CA357

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    I have concerns about EMP.

    I also have some concerns about violence if the gubmint gravy train slows down for the entitlement community.

    Other than that, just the usual, like aliens escaping Area 51, Zombies, a Martian invasion, you know, the usual stuff. Wolverines!!!
     
  5. 7point62

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    Rog that on EMP.

    I had a feeling aliens and zombies would creep into this thread. I was just kind of taking bets on when. :D better get me an AK and a 80s hairdo.

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  6. 7point62

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    Thanks bro, I didn't know that. Nukes etc are not my lane. As far as China goes, the invasion is ongoing. Every freaking thing in my house is made in China. Every freaking Christmas present I bought my kids (except the 10/22) was made in freaking China. They're buying up all the oil wells in South America and Africa, all the scrap metal wherever they find it, and they're trafficking in humans and weapons. The N. Koreans are trafficking in heroin and missiles and sending trade delegations to Venezuela. Chavez is building Kalashnikovs under Russian license and the Chinese triads are firmly entrenched in Panama. The Snakeheads have smuggled hundreds of thousands of people into the US since the 80s.
     
  7. Steve65

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    Most likely man-made....

    Truck-nuke -- 10kt range -- detonated in a big city by 9/11 terrorist types.
    Widespread 9/11 scale attacks all in one day by several organized groups of terrorists aimed at key infrastructure.
    EMP from a ICBM launched by terrorist or N. Korea or other state actor.
     
  8. dunerunner

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    Anybody ever watch "The Sum Of All Fears"?

    This thread needs to be in the Bunker where it isn't searchable from the weeb.
     
  9. orangello

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    Personally, i see a superflu-type viral pandemic as the most likely SHTF situation. With the population densities in many parts of Asia, Africa, India, and some places in Central America, it wouldn't take much, just some chicken farmer in Thailand with a bad cold going to an over-crowded hospital in town for some medicine and maybe one of those nice people from Doctors Without Borders to bring it back to this side of the ocean. If that H1N1 had managed to mingle with some of the more easily spread Avian flu roaming Asia, we would have been in deep doo. I think we all saw the "lightning fast" :rolleyes: rollout of the flu vaccine that included H1N1.


    In all honesty, after a few years of herd thinning, the world would probably be a much better place for the survivors (no more water shortages, overcrowding, resource-based political conflicts), kinda like a industrial revolution RESET button.
     
  10. 7point62

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    QFT. With us closing on 8 billion (projected) either something thins the herd naturally or we'll have to start enforcing birth control globally thru incentives. Before long we'll be fighting each other over drinking water and living space. (I got mine)
     
  11. powg

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    shtf

    the easiest and most probable would be the breakdown of trust ...in each other . the oppressors could divide the oppressed by the oppressed own greed .....rat on your neighbor who's hoarding food,water ,fuel ,guns ,ammo etc .we can give you whatever ...they will get into the minds of the weak ...if they tell you things will be better for your family to just go along with their programs ....remember millions of people just hopped on a train ...for a better life..relocation /re education ...we know what happened to them
     
  12. oneshot

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    OOOOH just like in 1984. The book not the year. Yes I know books that is the thing with all of the paper between the covers.
     
  13. GEORGIA

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    Remember Transformers 1 or Eagle Eye,all the attacks through the internet,electronics.Thats very propable.Also,mass rioting.
     
  14. cpttango30

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    Really Transformers? What are you like 9 years old?

    I am with Gello pandemic. Kill off all the old people sucking up my SSI and the young that are too stupid to know any better. :D
     
  15. buildthedamnfence

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    i am 20...most people my age are ****ing morons
     
  16. TimL2952

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    your not giving us enough credit buildthedamnfence hahaha

    im 19 and i can say that i would be comfy including a good amount of my friends in my shtf survival strategy
     
  17. oldshooter

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    old timer speaks

    You know , some of us old people don't kill off quiet that easy.
     
  18. cpttango30

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    Yeah I know you ridge runners from Northern CA can be hard to kill.....


    I say that because I am from Corning CA.....
     
  19. oldshooter

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    Well, us old timers in Cottonwood won't hold that against you.
     
  20. buildthedamnfence

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    my name is a meaning of commen sense....and i mena the gettho welfare...yo yo yo keeping it real type..they will be the golden hordes.....