SURVIVAL: Misconceptions that will kill you in your TEO planning

Seven Common TEOTWAWKI Misconceptions, by Brian T.

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Misconception number four:  Roving criminal hordes will come from the urban environment to your rural home or Bug Out Location (BOL).  Nope, these people do not play chess or even checkers; they do not plan ahead much at all.  Criminals, with few exceptions are lazy.  And many are on drugs.  Yes, a few will flee at the very beginning if they have a specific refuge in mind, the uncle with the farm, but most will not leave their familiar comfortable environment.  Even if they have an operational vehicle capable of the trip it is likely to be low on fuel, particularly these days.  They will burn up what little fuel they have driving around their usual haunts, to the liquor and drug stores, then to the convenience or grocery store like they did before the event until their tank is empty.  Walking or biking to save fuel will never cross their mind. No gas means no travel for this group.  There will be rare exceptions.

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In a crisis, do not plan on doing things you have never done and do not plan on other people’s behavior to change, neither one is very likely.

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Reminds me of that story where the guy build a retreat, and unbuilt it, that was virtually undetectable.

Maybe all the planning and thinking about TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) is just foolishness. 

But it does make sense to plan for the bad things that can happen more frequently (i.e., storms, power outages, financial turmoil, political unrest).

Doing nothing / planning nothing just ensures failure.


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One Response to SURVIVAL: Misconceptions that will kill you in your TEO planning

  1. Those of us who went to bed every night from 8 years old to 28 years old knowing that there was indeed a *REAL* and actually worrisome chance that the whole world would more or less get blown up before we’d see the sun rise have a very different perspective on things than those growing up in the past 20 years or so.

    The scary thing is that we could end up back in that sort of crazy world at almost any time … and, unfortunately, probably WILL end up there someday again.

    – MJM

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