‘We’d Still Be Picking Up the Pieces’

Do you remember what you were doing on July 23, 2012?

If you don’t, you’re in good company. I have no recollection of what I was doing that day.

But if things had gone just a bit differently, we’d all remember where we were and what we were doing when the world was plunged back into the “Dark Ages.”

Further, it’s quite possible we’d still be trying to recover.

Let me explain.

And this is doubly-important because all too often I hear nitwits – my favorite term for people who go through life unprepared – claim that those of us who are self-reliant are just scaremongers who spread rumors of doom and gloom that could never really happen.

So better yet, let me explain by using the words of Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News. A member of the Mainstream Media if ever there was one. And yes, I know what you probably think about the Mainstream Media because I feel the same way.

But for what I’m about to tell you, I want you to hear it from a Mainstream Media source. That way, when you share it with friends who are not as prepared and self-reliant as you, they can’t accuse you of pulling information from some obscure website or news source.

This week, in “Solar Flare Almost Sent Earth Back to the Dark Ages in 2012,” (the link opens a video) Brian Williams told the NBC Nightly News audience:

Based on what we know now, it’s worth wondering how life would have been different if a sun storm had not barely missed us back on July 23rd of 2012. It just aimed away from planet Earth at the last minute. It came very close to being the worst in a hundred and fifty years. …

According to NASA, physicists are just now realizing how close we came to getting clobbered by waves of solar energy – a mass ejection of clouds of the suns plasma – that would have crippled satellite communications and the power grid.

That means blackouts, city water systems, transportation, health and medical facilities. Scientists say we’d still be picking up the pieces if it had hit us two years ago. They also say we face a 12 percent chance of it happening over the next decade.”

It took Williams less than one minute to deliver that report. I bet very few people even saw the report.

And yet, think about how different life could be right now for all of us – most especially those who are unprepared to go without electricity for an extended period of time.

Did you pay attention to the last sentence in the report?

“[Scientistsalso say we face a 12 percent chance of it happening over the next decade.”

Now I don’t know, but I assume if there’s a 12 percent chance over the next decade, there’s a 36 percent chance over the next 30 years.

That would mean a better than 1 in 3 chance that in the next 30 years the power grid of the United States could be crippled for a very long time. And that’s just the odds from a solar flare. It doesn’t include the risk from man-made problems.

If that’s not a wake-up call for getting prepared to survive without power, I don’t know what it will take for people to get prepared.

But I do know this.

The overwhelming majority of Americans will not be prepared.

The government will be almost useless in assisting those who are not prepared.

There will be civil unrest of unimaginable magnitude.

You will only survive if you are prepared to provide your own food, water, medical supplies, shelter, and self-defense.

It really is that simple.

In the coming weeks and months, the Self-Reliance Institute will provide information and resources that will assist you in being prepared for an extended period without electricity. If you have suggestions of information and resources that you are currently using that you’d like me to consider or review, please email me at[email protected]

For now, I want you to start thinking about whether you’re prepared to go without electricity for three months.

Could you survive for 90 days without electricity? Could you assist family, friends and neighbors for 90 days?

Please think about what that might mean and what you and your loved ones would need to survive for 90 days.

Be safe and secure,

Rob Douglas

PS – Here’s another published report about the solar storm that just missed us and what it could mean when it does happen. See:“2012’s ‘Solar Flare’ Could Have Pushed Earth into Dark Age.” I encourage you to share this report and the NBC Nightly News report with your family and friends.

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