I have talked a lot about the need to be prepared for a post-apocalyptic world in our blog and why you need to build an underground bunker to protect your family from the natural and human threats. I have discussed why you need to buy ex-US Army officer and construction specialist John Hartman’s Family Bunker Plans – which tells you everything you need to know about building your own underground bunker.
I have also referred to two very useful sites, http://survivetheenddays.com and http://www.blackoutusa.org where you can buy top-rated extreme survival products. But here’s the thing – unless you know the threats facing you and the reason you need to build an underground bunker, you probably won’t have the initiative to construct one.
So in this article, I am going to discuss with very frankly – without holding back even one bit – the top 10 existential threats facing the United States. Doomsday Preppers in America have been preparing for these threats for years now. If you are new to prepping, you need to familiarize yourself with them, so that you will be ready when the onslaught begins.
Dirty Bombs – Dirty bombs – there is a lot of talk about them. It is actually very easy for terrorists to build dirty bombs. And there are rogue nations such as North Korea that have no compunctions about providing nuclear weapons to the highest bidder. Dirty bombs can release radioactive material over a large area, and just a single dirty bomb can make a city such as Los Angeles completely uninhabitable, poisoning all water systems and food sources and killing people. But the greatest damage of dirty bombs is psychological as it would create a wave of fear and panic among people and chaos all around.
Biological Agent or a Deadly and Extremely Contagious Virus – There is no reason why our enemies like Iran, North Korea and terrorist outfits such as ISIS wouldn’t be planning to release a deadly biological agent or an extremely contagious virus into the United States. We all know about the devastation caused to Africa by the recent Ebola outbreak. The Zika virus in Brazil has caused untold damage as well. Such biological agents are capable of not only destroying lives, but they damage entire national economies. North Korea in particular has teams of scientists experimenting with advanced biological weapons. U.S. intelligence agencies say that both Iran and North Korea have already developed advanced biological weapons that are capable of killing millions of Americans and their other enemies such as Israelis (for Iran) and South Koreans and the Japanese (for North Korea). These biological weapons can cause great damage when released in dense cities such as New York or Los Angeles.
Solar Flares –You wouldn’t normally consider solar flares to be a threat, you think we are going overboard with this. But researchers from NASA say that the earth had a near miss with a solar flare. There was an enormous radiation from the Sun that went in the opposite direction to the earth – we were just lucky as it could have so easily headed in our direction. The explosion of radiation from a solar flare will be enough to take down the power grid, not just in the U.S., but the whole world. When that happens, as you would expect, all hell will break loose.
EMP – EMP or electromagnetic pulse is created when a nuclear weapon is detonated somewhere. This can travel across a large area, even across a country as large as the United States or Brazil. You can only hope that there won’t be an EMP radiation, as it has the power to destroy electrical circuits across the nation, including that of your car, cripple the power grid, and take down TV and radio stations. You can imagine the total breakdown of law and order it would cause – no internet, breakdown of law and order, random violence, prisoners out on the streets…. Trust me, you want to be safe in your underground bunker when that happens.
Asteroid Impact – There is no question in my mind that there will be an asteroid collision with the Earth sometime in the future. NASA predicts that the asteroid Apophis is likely to pass very close to the earth in 2029 and again in 2036 – so close that a possibility of a collision cannot be ruled out. If an asteroid collision were to occur, that would be like a thousand nuclear bombs exploding all at once. You can imagine the seriousness of the situation. In fact, the Revelation – the last chapter of the Bible – predicts an asteroid attack. It says that a fiery mountain would be thrown to the earth, which would destroy half of the life on the planet. The question is, are you prepared for it?
Comet Collision – Comet collisions are rarer than asteroid collisions, but nobody can rule them out. Comets have long orbits and generally come close to the Earth once in 200 to 1000 years or so. But if they were to hit the earth, they would strike at an extremely high velocity, which could possibly send us back to the ice age.
Yellowstone Supervolcano – A lot of us have visited the Yellowstone National Park, it is one of the best ways to spend your vacation. But did you know that under the Yellowstone National Park lies the world’s biggest super-volcano? Physicist Michi Kaku says that there has been a great deal of activity in recent years here and if the super-volcano does indeed break out, it can wipe out the western half of the United States. This can happen anytime, it can happen now or during the next 100,000 years, and when it does happen, it would transform not just the United States, but the whole planet as we know it.
Earthquake – Back in 1811 and 1812, there were a series of earthquakes that hit the USA. It was a 7.7 magnitude quake that causes untold damage to the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and most of all, Tennessee. It was named after the town of New Madrid in Mississippi. Scores of people lost their lives and tens of thousands of buildings, bridges, roads and tracks were damaged. Water distribution system was wrecked as were another critical infrastructure. Could this happen again?
The onset of World War III – There’s been a military coup in Turkey at the time of this writing, Britain has broken off from the European Union and both Russia and China have exhibited great military adventurism, often at the cost of the U.S. and its allies. There is a fear that foreign agents have penetrated our nuclear defenses and the U.S. military and have the capability of destroying our entire nuclear sub fleet. So when the enemy enters the U.S. soil the question is what you are going to do to protect your family and keep them from harm’s way.
Nuclear War – There is a risk of a full-blown nuclear war. The United States, China and Russia have all stockpiled thousands of nuclear weapons, enough to wipe out the world several times over. Our agents spy on Russia and China, their agent’s spy on us, there is little that remains hidden. With a trigger-happy leader like President Vladimir Putin, who is a megalomaniac in a lot of ways, who knows what could happen? The question is, how protected are you?
We have discussed some of the doomsday scenarios here. It is possible that none of them may ever come to pass, but really, a lot worse has happened to the world in the past – an entire race of 6 million people was exterminated by an evil man in the 20th century – and there is no reason why this cannot happen again. Don’t get caught like a deer in the headlight when this happens – be prepared and do everything you can to protect your family. And, yes, survive!