What do you think of when you hear shtf

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by CaseyChadwell, May 8, 2014.

  1. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    Just curious, what's your thought of a shtf scenario? With me living in Kentucky, I think of a bad tornado or some other kind of natural disaster, maybe even an earthquake. That's the reasons I am putting together my bobs...something I could grab in a hurry and make my way to a friends property out in the sticks.
     
  2. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    I think of a natural disaster or, just as likely, an unnatural disaster caused by the idiots in DC.
     

  3. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    No offense Casey, but when I hear/see SHTF, I think of the endless number of threads on the subject, here and in other forums. Can it happen? Of course, but it hasn't yet. I knew people who were convinced Y2K would be it. MHO? There are too many variables, you don't know how it'll go down, where you'll be, on and on. Bottom line, unless you're already off the grid, in the hinterlands with all your provisions, chances of getting out are extremely slim. Ever see pictures of highways out of town when a hurricane's headed in? Good luck making it anywhere.
     
  4. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    I knows it when I sees it. My head would be asked to answer questions like------

    If you were neck deep in Sh!t, would you duck if someone whipped a turd at your face?
     
  5. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Depends...............

    It's better to be prepared.............Hurricanes don't scare me, but the future does....................I'm staying put till the waters recede..................;)
     
  6. Airborne1

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    To me what SHTF would mean could be a couple of different things.
    But both of them would end up with somewhat the same circumstances. That would be the fact that it will be tough to find any food or water to get us through the days. And people everywhere foraging for those items in my home. Of course you will not be able to get any gas to bug out either, so it would be wise to keep enough on hand to at least be able to fill your tank so that you can get to your bug out location. Even if you are not going anywhere it would be wise to keep that same amount on hand just in case you decided later you need to try and drive somewhere. You would need to also keep using that gas up now and then, and replace it with some fresh gas maybe every 6 to 7 months. I know they ay that it will last around a year, but I would not want the SHTF and get caught with something that could plug up my injectors.
     
  7. Eagle1803

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    Total grid failure against the US because some towel head hacked the system. In 2013 the documentary American Blackout aired on the discovery channel about what would happen to America.....It was interesting but terrible at the same time.


    The Media didn't even Air its thoughts...humm go figure:D
     
  8. chloeshooter

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    I imagine that when the 's hits t fan', my guns and ammo will be of little or no practical use to me at all. It would be something way, way out of our control (weather/inter-stellar catastrophe, super-volcano, etc) where we all go belly up in a short period of time

    I don't imagine my firearms in a 'shtf' role. I think of them in self-defense terms, hunting and for recreation. If I ever have to go off the grid, my guns would serve me well. As would my hatchet, and buck knife, and other tools. I don't have the ammo nor the training for organized armed combat so I do not kid myself about these things
     
  9. therewolf

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    I've become tired of waiting for SHTF. Really, they've been scaring

    us, with this hackneyed, corny old wives tale, like scaring the

    grandchildren with the boogeyman. And, like a bunch of Rubes,

    we've dutifully bought all the half-rusted barbed wire, milsurp

    canteens and gas masks, and "5-year food supplies" they've

    trotted by us, for OVER 50 YEARS.

    Well, folks, it's never going to happen. And for a very simple

    reason:

    Because there's no profit in it for those folks who are growing rich

    selling us all that crap, who, BTW, are sipping Mint Juleps, in some

    aristocratic garden spot in the world, like Martha's Vineyard, and

    laughing at us...
     
  10. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    so, I can stop saving my urine? AWESOME! I am gonna have some serious freezer space!
     
  11. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Lol...................

    YOU FORGOT ABOUT MOTHER NATURE..........LOl...................Wait for it...............Thats one thing that all gubments and religion has no power over................And she's coming with a vengence.......Within the next 50 years, man will be gone by half of the populace world wild from nature..................In the last fifty years La. lost more land than most small countrys............:mad::mad::mad: Ya, I'm crazy..............
     
  12. Eagle1803

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    LMAO......And wills where did you come up with the 50 years:D
     
  13. willshoum

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    Where did that come from......................

    As one man said in a movie, I don't won't you to die, I want to see you raise chlidren, and grow old then bury your sons. Times are changing for the worst, and man has his foot on the accelerator......................I'd hate to be a farmer in the years to come...............Or cattle rancher for that matter...............:eek::eek::eek:
     
  14. hiwall

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    The chances of a natural event happening that will drastically change human life on this planet is 100%. The chances of this event (s) taking place in our life time is very very small.

    The chances that the US dollar will collapse and/or the US economy will totally fail is about 99.9%. History says this is basically inevitable. The timing of this event is a total guess and could be next week or many years in the future.

    The chance of you personally having a SHTF event is relatively high (lose your job, become disabled, victim of a violent crime, local natural catastrophe, jet liner crashing into your house, house fire, neighbor blowing his house up and taking yours with it, the list is endless).
     
  15. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    In my thinking, a shtf scenario doesn't have to mean it will be a end of the world as we know it type situation. I don't find myself "prepping" for government takeover or something like that. More of a disaster type situation where we have to leave my house like a train derailment or something actually happening to my home. Maybe a day or maybe a week.
     
  16. willshoum

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    Lol............

    You know any one from New orleans that stayed for the hurricane.............Their world ended as they knew it....................The worse part was the looting................The law included.............FACT JACK................
     
  17. KG7IL

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    I think of something very, very messy. And I think of a fan that cannot be used again.
     
  18. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I consider SHTF to be a VERY widespread event. At a bare minimum maybe a quarter of our country, and the whole country or world, even more so. (Meaning, you couldn't just go to your friends house 50 miles away, where there is no problem, and hang out for 2 weeks.) What exactly SHTF IS; could be a large variety of things. I don't consider the hurricane in New Orleans to be SHTF. Or a tornado, flood, or mudslide. YMMV.
     
  19. willshoum

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    Shtf>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Where would these peoples be if not for others...............................Duh..........................
     
  20. Eagle1803

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    Out of some of the craziest post on this thread, I think you hit it right.


    SHTF, Balloon goes up or a major so to speak failure with logistics nation wide is a real SHTF situation where nobody trust anybody and everybody is out for themselfs.

    And you would be surprised how many people don't think this would ever happen.