What Events Could Be the Tipping Point for Collapse?

Consider the threats that seem to linger, regardless of the time frame. How about…

  • Wild weather.
  • Intense solar flares.
  • Deteriorating economy.
  • Food shortage.
  • Government power grab.

Any or all could be the tipping point that topples the dominoes of the system we take for granted each day.

The year 2012 was sensationalized a great deal, as you well know. But as you can see from the list above, we face enough threats to a fragile system, regardless of the year.

To talk with me about potential tipping points on DestinySurvival Radio was Crystal Abrahams. She’s the author of 2012 Survival Guide. Crystal mixes in a great deal of preparedness info to help you and me face the convergence of events that could very well happen. A good deal of the info in her book is suitable for any year.

Our conversation covered quite an array of subjects, including the use of CB radio for emergency communication. Yes, in this day of smart phones, GPS and sattelite radio, many truckers still use it. And it could prove useful for you and me as well in a crisis.

Crystal noted parallels between today and the Great Depression of the 1930’s. The economy was in the dumps, and drought made things worse. Many people relocated to other parts of the country to find jobs. Sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it?

While you and I are prepping for whatever may come our way, Uncle Sam is prepping, too. Crystal and I touched on current events at the time of our conversation, including an executive order from the president.

The National Defense Preparedness Resources Executive Order put more teeth into already disturbing executive orders by previous presidents. An alphabet soup list of government agencies could assume greater powers and take over any resource in the country to promote the national defense.

What impact could this have on you and me? Are you prepared for loss of our dwindling freedoms, even martial law? Crystal was expecting civil unrest.

Of course, natural disasters could play a role in bringing things down, too. Whether it’s weird weather or solar flares, we may have a bumpy ride sooner than we think. Could we face food shortages, too?

Hear my chat with Crystal Abrahams when you listen to DestinySurvival Radio for March 29, 2012.

When it comes to survival, we need to think the unthinkable. But it’s also imperative that you and I be courageous and meet our fears with resolution, no matter when the tipping point happens or what sets things off.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.