How to prepare for the end of the world
Are you busy preparing for the apocalypse? Well, you're definitely not alone.
The number of preppers/homesteaders/survivalists across North America has risen dramatically in recent years, with estimates suggesting that there may be as many as 3 million preppers in the United States alone.
What do these people have in common? The belief that the world is becoming increasingly unstable in several different ways and that everyone needs to prepare now for more difficult years ahead.
And they're very serious, often spending tens of thousands of dollars in stockpiled supplies, survival training and practice runs.
Phil Burns, a co-founder of the American Preppers Network, advises beginning preppers to start by setting aside up to 20% of their income for preparations -- whether it goes toward supplies, emergency training classes or shelter.
"You wouldn’t hesitate to buy house insurance or life insurance to protect your family, and it’s kind of (like) doing the same thing," says Breanna Gray, the 23-year-old founder of a small prepper networking group in Ottawa that's affiliated with a much larger network with branches across the country.
However, she's an amateur compared to Allen Charron, the owner of Bug-Out Canada, a company that offers wilderness survival and self-defence courses, goes on regular practice runs and has, with likeminded friends, built several underground stockpiles with seven years worth of supplies.
But, if you want to see some serious preppers at work, tune into the National Geographic Channel’s popular series Doomsday Preppers. Among others, you'll meet Jeff Mann, who leads “the Colony,” a community of 25 preppers unified with the single purpose of surviving doomsday together.
Are preppers a little nuts? Or are they on to something? Have you taken any steps to provide for a real emergency?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money
Posted by: Farmboy | Aug 7, 2021 3:59:36 PM
I agree, worth preparing a backpack full of supplies for 72 hrs. A place to start anyways. Question though, who would survive longer, someone that has all their supplies stashed in a single place, or multiple places within a day or two hike, or someone that knows how to live off the land and use what nature has to offer. If a flash flood hits an underground storage facility... you're swamped.
Posted by: believer | Aug 8, 2021 1:57:55 AM
Where does this notion come from that the world is going to end?
This world is without end, civilization as we know it will go caboom and a lot of people
will miss the boat, no not the Ark.
If you have any sense at all look around you and compare what is happening right before
your eyes in this world today with the prophesies in the Bible.
Yes, the Lord Jesus said that He will return and that event is now at our door step.
Put your trust in Him for He IS your redeemer.
Scoff all you like, make fun, let your pride and ego let you astray.
You will not be able to safe yourselves by storing up supplies and money.
There is still some time to repent and turn to Him who can safe you from the destruction to come.
Use your God given free will to decide wisely.
Posted by: silverstone | Aug 8, 2021 4:42:01 AM
LOVE ALL MANKIND AND BE GOOD TO ALL LIFE FORM
PLANT,ANIMAL,REMEMBER THERE IS LIFE IN EVERTHING ON THIS EARTH
Posted by: Sceptic | Aug 8, 2021 6:32:21 AM
First of all, which part of "THE WORLD WILL END" do you fear mongers do not understand? Well?
Are you all NUTS?..... If it's true, it will be the END of the world, no matter how many guns, shelters or stashes of food you will have. Everything will be contaminated. Food, water, air, you and even the grounds..... That kind of defeats the idea of cannibalism too......You want to be ready?....The only thing you would postpone is your own suffering and die at the end anyway.
If the world is going to END, it will be such a NUCLEAR catastrophe I wouldn't want to live in it.... Even if there was a chance to out live the initial impact of it...... And if you only want to live a few days after it, then don't worry because, we all have enough food in our fridges at any time to last that long..... So why stash food?.... What I would worry about, if anything, is water. Drinking water. If the waters will be contaminated (which they will be) you will live less than a week anyway..... So don't be such a dumb ass & try to outlive what you can't, no matter what.
Posted by: Clip | Aug 8, 2021 6:37:51 AM
All you people who believe in Jesus will be at the same gates as those who don't. So get off your high horses you arrogant pricks.
Posted by: George Brown | Aug 8, 2021 7:28:33 AM
Yup....... DEC 21,2021 THE END OF THE WORLD..... Yeah right, bunch of nuts..
Posted by: John | Aug 8, 2021 7:46:46 AM
Questions like this always bring out the bible thumpers with their "Jesus this..., and god that..." LOL. I prepare for real emergencies, like power outages, house fire, possible job loss, car accident or breakdown, family illness.
Posted by: Mike Stewart | Aug 8, 2021 7:46:48 AM
Look around folks...the cost of living in this society keeps increasing while the potential to earn a living keeps declining. Its not just the "apocalyptic" thing...no hydro or access to food and water is a big deal in a city of 1 or 2 million...(in a recent hydro outage in Toronto after just two days they had to abandon buildings...no air conditioning, water or ventilation)....not so major out in rural areas....they may not even notice!
Our infrastructure is crumpling; dependency on government, energy and supply channels put a huge dependency on others for our very basics of life.
Apocalyptic survival is only the worse case scenario...continued safe and comfortable existence with todays failing infrastructure and dependence on others will slowly grow into serious issues. Just look at the saturated population countries with little or no agriculture and diminishing water supplies....
Posted by: Annie | Aug 10, 2021 12:24:13 AM
the end of the world happens to some poor soul everyday. We cannot control the end of our world on an individual basis. Has no one heard the old saying yesterday is gone, we can't change it, we don't know what is going to happen tomorrow, all we can do is live today. People who are stockpiling for the great disaster that is coming(not sure when that will be in my case) surely are not living today and if they spend years stockpiling and then suddenly take the big one and drop dead -now won't they be pissed they didn't get to see the BIG end of the world and be able to use any of that stockpile of theirs. Look, unless we are the world movers and shakers we cannot change what will happen be it more war, nuclear devastation etc., no we are all just ordinary folk who will have to adjust to whatever the world movers and shakers do-good or bad. Enjoy your days as they come, love your family and when your individual end of the world arrives be able to say I lived a good life.
Posted by: J | Aug 10, 2021 1:00:31 AM
You want to know what you need to survive anything and everything? The basic tools are simple. A knife, a way to make fire, and clean water. You want completely safe drinking water?
http://www.lifesaversystems.com/ You need one of these with some filters for a couple of months.
The rest is a positive frame of mind (faith) and stay busy to fight depression, and take your time to think things through. This is where you want some basic knowledge of survival training. Building a shelter, playing well with others, know what you can and can't eat. I do suggest one of those water bottles. 2 days without liquids, you're going to feel weak. 3rd to 5th day, your dead without water. You can go without eating for 3 weeks to a couple of months. 1 table spoon of peanut butter a day will keep you alive for years. A can of tuna a day, same thing. Dry soup mix is light weight, and nature has tons of food that you wouldn't know is food. Skip the self defense nonsense. You're not Rambo, you'll get yourself and someone else killed if you think that way in a disaster if you don't have years of training. The funny part about training though, they teach you to walk away and live another day. (Then attack from above and behind, while they're sleeping) and only if you're sure you can get away with it. Hope that saves some of you from learning the hard way about life. That's left for the young, not the old....
Posted by: World War 3-Jesus has returned | Aug 10, 2021 1:10:54 AM
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that a stage for World War 3 has already been set. The World War 3 has been prophesied by many religions as the awaited "dooms day". It will be a war like never before. It will leave great chaos in the world. Nations will be wiped out in this World War. The world is already rattling towards this World War.
This World war has been prophesied in the Holy Bible as well as the Holy Quran. In the Bible it is referred to as "doomsday", and in the Holy Quran it is referred to as "Judgement Day". Religion scriptures never talk about the "End of the world" because the end of the world is millions of years away from our current time. It is a mistake of the human to interpret the scripture to believe that "doomsday" or "judgement day" is referred to the end of world. What kind of a God would destroy His own Creation so quickly? Only a incompetent person destroys his creation while it is still in its building stage. The "doomsday" and "judgement day" in the scriptures are a statement to refer to a period of great chaos. A period when man will all be "gathered", which is referring to the world becoming a single Global Village (which is our current time). The "doomsday" of the Holy Bible or "Judgement day" of the Holy Quran are speaking of a period when great chaos will come to place. And both scriptures state that that will be the time when Jesus will return. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believe that that Jesus has already returned in the form of Hazrat Mirza Ghullam Ahmad (Google it). Note: It is only a fool's thinking that the old Jesus of Nazarat from 2000 years ago is still alive and will return. But that never happens, proof of that is in the Bible, just the way John the Baptist was the return of Prophet Elija, and John the Baptist was born on earth, Elija did not descend from heaven, thus a "second coming" of someone is always metaphorical and not physical, it has never been physical in history and there is no proof of any physical return of anyone at any time in history, so it won't happen now either.
So Jesus has returned (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad), the truth of what happened on the Cross has been proven by Mirza Ghullam Ahmad himself in his book called Jesus in India. He proved that Jesus did not die on the cross and neither ascended to heaven, but survived the cross and migrated towards Kashmir where he died at age 120 and his tombstone is in Kashmir. Hazrat Mirza Ghullam Ahmad proved the survival of Jesus and his migration to Kashmir using the Holy Bible itself and the words of Jesus himself. And as predicted by many scriptures a World War 3 aka, "doomsday", aka "Judgement day" is inevitable. And after this doomsday is when people will turn to "Jesus" (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) for truth and will start following him.
So this message is for everyone, no matter what your faith, religion or even if you are an atheist. World War 3 is around the corner, and it is inevitable because of what man has "done with its own hands", so prepare yourself for it.
If you want to read what Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has to say about World War 3 and the prophecies that go with it. Then go to www.alislam.org and search "World War"
Posted by: W.H. ocares | Aug 10, 2021 1:25:16 AM
why would anyone in there right mind want to survive an apocoliptic event. There will be nothing absolutely nothing of any value left period. Its slow torture if you where to survive round one. Go for it Gilligan.
Posted by: World War 3-Jesus has returned | Aug 10, 2021 1:51:29 AM
As stated Before World War 3 will bring great chaos, but it will not bring an end to ALL of civilization. IT WILL NOT wipe out human race. That is something God will not allow. A great creator not only creates his creation but also protects it and ensures its survival. God has given his creation, man, freedom to choose between right and wrong, but He ensures that some humans don't end up wiping out the whole race. When human's creations, created by their own hands, start to threaten the human race, then God interferes and does not allow the whole creation to be destroyed and saves them, so that the human race can continue on earth. (That is proven by history from many wars and many "doomsday" that have already occurred in history). It would be foolish to think that when man is threatening the wipe out of his own race God would not interfere and it would be foolish to think He would not protect His creation from being destroyed.
Posted by: Raymeus | Aug 10, 2021 2:00:14 AM
In revelations it tells about a war that broke out in heaven between the archangel and the devil and how the devil lost and was cast down to earth. It says ............woe to the earth and to the sea fore the devil has come down to you having great anger! chronalogically thats when ww1 broke out and then ww2. Historians have said that peace had left our world at the outbreak of ww1. You can scoff at the bible but thats how god speaks to us and so he is telling us what is going to happen and how to prepare.. If you built a beautiful house and then rented it out , and the tenants began destroying it , would you burn the house down with the tenants in it? No , you would just get rid the tenants and make repairs on your house. God has said he will .....bring to ruin those ruining the earth. So he has to step in soon before mankind destroys his creation through ......pollution, cutting trees down and nuclear war, over population etc.
Posted by: nonetheless | Aug 10, 2021 3:27:59 AM
Try studying history. Humans have stocked food/water for thousands of yrs. It isn't just about war. It's also about looking after people in the event of a natural disaster etc. Many religions have their followers stock food in their homes for 2 and more yrs. for this reason. The States have a seed bank to protect the possible loss of different foods. The Egyptians stored various grains for yrs. to feed their people. Squirrels store a supply of food etc. The list goes on. If anything it appears it will be natural disasters (mankind is guilty in this one) that will, ( and are ) causing food/water shortages today. Bomb going off? My goodness, the bank machines go down for a day and people fold. Take their cell phones away and watch what happens. If anything people would be wise to prepare their homes for any kind of disaster as much as they can. It never hurts to have extra food/water/ vegetable gardens/camping supplies etc. for your family.
Posted by: Jay | Aug 10, 2021 8:38:44 AM
WTF? Here we go again with the horseshit nonsense about an apocalypse. There will never be any such thing. The bible thumpers are the ones who believe in this. You people who believe in the apocalypse must have been listening to that whackjob Georgre Noory on the Coast to Coast Am radio program. That show is full of whackjobs who believe in this stuff.
I agree with the post on August 8 done by John. In my opinion preparing for any type of emergency (EXCEPT THE APOCALYPSE) has to be the utmost importance in everyday life. But for an apocalypse and the return of Jesus, you nutjobs need to get your head screwed on right.
Don't spend your hard earned money by stockpiling supplies. Just say there is no apocalypse, now what do you do with all those stockpiled supplies? You may just become a perfect candidate for another television series called "HOARDERS: THE APOCAPLYPSE COMETH"
Posted by: STAR | Aug 10, 2021 11:24:22 AM
The people on earth will destroy this beautiful world not God !!! BECAUSE OF THE GREED AND HATE THAT ALL NATION HAVE FOR EACH OTHER.
Posted by: MrKenn | Aug 10, 2021 12:26:09 PM
The world will never end (at least for billions of years) What will end is civilization. Western civilization is starting to die already due to the increasing numbers of muslims in our midst
Posted by: scott | Aug 10, 2021 1:41:46 PM
i think that if there is an apocalypse all i would really need is a gun so i could take what i wanted from one of those people who had spent so much time hoarding up all those supplies. the only risk would be that they were armed also. i guess i would juyst have to pick my target carefully thats all.
Posted by: joan | Aug 10, 2021 2:54:22 PM
IF it happens, I am prepared to end as well...who would want to survive it?
humans may disappear from face of the earth but the earth will continue and over thousands of years begin to renew. your food wont hold out folks.
personally, I believe in the Age of Aquarius...I think we will get peace right and avoid that scenario...not as certain there isn't a big meteor headed this way though...natural cycles and all.
at any rate , if it is a meteor no one will live long after no matter how much you stockpile. the most interesting thing about these noodles is that they are stockpiling money...gonna restart the whole capitalism thing again? money IS the root of all the evil..think about it.
Posted by: Bob Hackett | Aug 10, 2021 6:55:21 PM
"The ultimate doomsday weapon is the deformed human mind," said British historian E.P. Thompson. Cases in point - both the gun-toting hoarders preparing for a civilizational meltdown that can't be meaningfully survived on an individual basis, and those who believe (without any support from history, science or reason) in a divinely ordained apocalypse. Certainly global civilization is in crisis - excessive growth and global warming pose interlinked threats to political and economic wellbeing. These are human-caused challenges, and the survivalists and apocalyptics are not contributing to the cultural will for co-operative and holistic political solutions that are the best hope for a sustainable future. (Interestingly, the National Geographic network that is reportedly publicizing the hoarders is owned by Fox, i.e. Rupert Murdoch.)
Posted by: S. L. | Aug 10, 2021 10:43:06 PM
My personal opinion is, yes, there may be situations that happen in the future that would cause and warrant some people to "stock up" as mentioned - society is going mad (in some places, they already are, for ex.: the mindset of many people in the middle-east). However, I believe that when the end of the world comes, EVERYBODY will go - no survivors! The end of the world, means the end of world!
Posted by: C.A.Pauw | Aug 11, 2021 12:03:15 AM
The world shall not be gone, an lot of people shall, but not any preparation against it shall help you,
You have your own responsibility to yourself, nobody has for you!
The world always shall be there, the leftover people has made of it!