How would you survive if the end of the world were to happen on December 21 2012 as many theorists are predicting. If you are one of the lucky survivors what do you do next? You have survived an earth-changing event but now how do you actually live?
Failing to plan is planning to fail. The gift of hindsight. Would have, could have, should have. These are all the clichés that you could be espousing on December 22 2012. It would be wiser to consider possible outcomes should the Doomsday predictions prove to be true. Simple ideas such as packing a survival bag will not cost much. Pregnant women do this simple little task before impending childbirth. So if there is to be a cataclysmic event of biblical proportions to descend upon us would it not be prudent to prepare, just to be on the safe side.
There are organizations that provide Wilderness courses that teach how to live off the land, how to create fire, plant and sew your own harvest. All the things that we take for granted in our every day living have now to be totally forgotten and we need to go back to the very beginning and think about starting all over. Move to a higher altitude and build a dome-shaped living structure. Start your own allotment where you can grow your own fruit and vegetables. Stockpile seeds and plants of all varieties, canned goods, and dried food – think ahead.
It is inevitable that all communications and power sources will be non-existent so invest in gas-fired cooking facilities, heaters etc. Fill your wardrobes with warm clothing to survive the coldest of winters. Blankets, sleeping bags, socks could well be the currency of the future as there will be no financial or banking organizations remaining, which is not necessarily a bad thing based on the current world economic situation.
Fill your shelves with books and board games as it is likely that there will be no TV or radio or internet. A musical instrument or two would not go astray. A well -stocked first aid kit is of extreme importance and again your book supply should back up any requirements that you may foresee. Stockpile potable water supplies and include water purifiers in your inventory. Maps, compass, implements such as shovels, pitchforks all become imperative. Weapons will be necessary as you may revert to being a hunter and gatherer.