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Understanding The Importance Of SHTF

Nowadays, it very common to hear the word SHTF. It is a very common topic on doomsday preppers as well as in financial forums. So what’s the big deal about SHTF?

The meaning of SHTF is Sh*t Hits The Fan or sometimes it is termed as Sewage Hits The Fan. When a major catastrophe gifts the country and causes major turmoil, that is when SHTF happens. This term has become mainstream it is because it is usually used by the people in the prepping community which also made up the term itself.

TEOTWAWKI is also related to SHTF which means The End Of The World As We Know It. But based on the descriptions of survivalist, TEOTWAWKI is more serious than SHTF because the scenario in TEOTWAWKI will not make any humans return for at least a decade.

These three scenarios that we will discuss will make you understand SHTF more comprehensively.

One of the most common and likely scenarios that will hit any country is the economic SHTF. It would be likely due to the increasing national debt which makes the deficit out of control. More money will be printed out in order for the scheme to keep going. The tumbling down of the cards will be inevitable. Once this happens, the government will have the inability to pay the bills thus causing hyperinflation.

.Power grid SHTF is another type. Because the power grid of the country is slowly aging, some parts of the country may be able to experience total darkness. It is both an advantage and a disadvantage that the (power supply f every state is interconnected. Others states can support places wherein there are few generating plants. Large generating plants that will have a major problem will affect all the small places that rely power from it. One state in the United States has experienced this kind of scenario so it’s not something new anymore. So the power grid SHTF can happen again but only be limited in a small scale.

The last and the final type is the terror SHTF. The terror SHTF is really a big deal with preppers and survivalist. They think that a possible cyber-attack will happen on the country’s power grids which can then ‘paralyzed the country’s power supply. The power supply of the country will be wipe-out by using an EMP device. This scenario will not likely to happen but it is still possible according to experts. A nuclear bomb explosion like effect is needed in order for an EMP to damaged electrical circuits within a particular area and it is not easy.

If you are asking if these scenarios are not far from happening, yes they are. That is why survivalist are urging everyone to prepare ahead. Preparing can definitely save you and will not cost you that much.