LONG-TERM PLANNING

"I think we've been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it's the government's job to cope with it. 'I have a problem, I'll get a grant.' 'I'm homeless, the government must house me.' They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbor. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation." -

Prime minister Margaret Thatcher, talking to Women's Own Magazine, 10/31/1987

Scenario #5 - Biological Warfare
- Location: Anywhere
-The use of disease-producing microorganisms, toxic biological products, or organic biocides to cause death or injury to humans, animals, or plants.
- Extra items to have on hand in case of this type of emergency include:
  • Gas mask
  • Biological 
- Supporting articles and other resources:
  1. http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/t011023.html
  2. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/biological_warfare/article_em.htm
  3. http://www.earthmountainview.com/biologics.html
  4. http://www.globalnews.ca/doomsday+flu+virus+unveiled/6442633546/story.html



Scenario #6 - Solar Flares/Storms
- Location: Worldwide
- Along with power grid failure, you could experience all kinds of radiation problems and mechanical problems.
- Supporting articles and other resources:
  1. http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/sftheory/index.htm
  2. http://science.howstuffworks.com/solar-flare-electronics.htm
  3. http://space.about.com/od/sunsol/a/Solar_Flare_2012_Conspiracy.htm
  4. http://www.mastersconnection.com/index.php/archived-articles/earth-changes/989-protecting-your-electrical-equipment-from-solar-flares
Scenario #7 - Economic Collapse
- Location: USA but could have worldwide causation and effects

- This type of long-term emergency would effect everything from food, homes, personal security, trade, energy and the reaches could be worldwide
- Supporting articles and other resources:
  1. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/
  2. http://www.naturalnews.com/032258_economic_collapse_2012.html



There are many different theories and ideas floating around on events or catastrophes that would cause normal access to resources and energy to be out of reach for an extended period of time.  This page seeks to explore the different ideas of "what could happen" and provide tips on long-term planning for such events.  I will also try to include any additional online references I find on each type of event.  Please feel free to send me any additional information you feel may be relevant and/or useful emailed to agirlssurvivalguide@hotmail.com and I will try to include it. (These are not in any specific or intended order)

Scenario #1 - Power Grid Failure
- Location: Anywhere 
- In the event of a long-term power grid failure the obvious problems would stem from not having any electricity.  This sort of event could be caused be severe and extended weather and several other factors and would effect all of your electric appliances, technology and cooking ability. 

- Extra supplies to have on hand during a power grid failure would include:
  • Candles
  • Food heating source
  • Mountain House Food or MRE's
  • Backup energy sources such as gas generator or solar power
- Supporting articles and other resources:
  1. http://www.naturalnews.com/035755_power_grid_failure_blackouts.html
  2. http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-9/iss-5/p8.html 
  3. http://www.energybulletin.net/node/43823http://www.energybulletin.net/node/43823 
Scenario #2 - Mayan Calendar 2012
- Location: Worldwide
- This end of days event is in response to the upcoming end of the Mayan Calendar, the exact date being December 21, 2012, the end of 5, 125-year long cycle

 - Supporting articles and other resources:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
  2. http://endofworldnews.com/ 
  3. http://www.doomsdayguide.org/mayan.htm
Scenario #3 - Nuclear Dangers
- Location: Anywhere near Nuclear Power Plants or targets of Terrorists
- We have never completely gotten away from this ongoing threat and there are several specific items you can get should you survive a nuclear event:
  • Radiation testers
  • Potassium Iodide Pills
- Supporting articles and other resources:
  1. http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness.html
  2. http://www.americanfamilysafety.com/emergency-preparedness/index.php?pagename=nuclear-preparedness 
  3. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5936a3.htm


Scenario #4 - Hurricane

- Location: Anywhere near the coast and even an hour inland; depends on the hurricane strength and path
- I am listing hurricane under long-term emergencies because depending on the strength of each individual storm, there is always a possibility of extensive destruction from this natural event.  From electricity down for several days to weeks, contaminated water supply, flooding, gas shortage, food shortage.  If you are planning on hunkering down instead of leaving for higher ground, please make sure you are amply prepared for a myriad of different needs that may arise: 
  • Water purification tablets
  • Gas powered generator
  • Boards for windows 
  • Extra food and water
Supporting articles and other resources:
  1. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/
  2. http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
  3. http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/index.shtm
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