What is The Big Deal About SHTF?
It is very common to hear the word SHTF nowadays. You can usually hear it from forums on doomsday prepping and financial discussions. So why do they give a big deal about SHTF, what does it mean.
SHTF simply means Sh*t Hits The Fan or politely meant as Sewage Hits The Fan. It is the time when a major disaster hits the country and causes turmoil. 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. In a survivalist point of view, TEOTWAWKI is a more serious scenario than SHTF as it will not make any humans return to normal living at least a decade.
In order for you to have a deeper understanding of what is SHTF is, let’s take a look at this three scenarios.
Any country will be hit by the first type of SHTF which is the economic SHTF. The deficit and the national debt will get out of control that is why economic SHTF is likely to happen. The government needs the scheme to keep going that is why they will be forced to print out more money. It will be inevitable for the cards to tumble down. The inability of the government to pay the bills will cause hyperinflation.
The next type is the Power grid SHTF. Due to the aging power grid some of the parts of the country may experience total darkness. It is both an advantage and a disadvantage that the [power supply f every state is interconnected. It is an advantage because some states with less generating plants can be supported by other states. Large generating plants that will have a major problem will affect all the small places that rely power from it. A same scenario has played out in the year 2003 in one of the states in the U.S.. So the power grid SHTF can happen again but only be limited in a small scale.
The final and the last type of SHTF is the terror SHTF. For preppers and survivalist, it is really a big deal. They think that a possible cyber-attack will happen on the country’s power grids which can then ‘paralyzed the country’s power supply. Preppers thinks that a possible EMP device will be used in order to wipe out the country ‘s power supply. But experts believe that this scenario can be possible but not likely to happen. 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.
Regardless of the situation, much of these scenarios are not far from happening. That is why survivalist are urging everyone to prepare ahead. Preparing can definitely save you and will not cost you that much.
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