8 Horrific Realities Non Preppers Will Have to Face

Your worst of fears has finally happened!

An enemy attack….. martial law,….or natural act of disaster, it doesn’t matter how the grid goes down one thing is for sure, it will result with extremely high death toll.

I have become personally frustrated with friends and family that fail to prep and don’t understand the importance of putting away for an emergency. These are good people that I care about that refuse to accept the coming of collapse.

Many have seen what happens to non-preppers on TV and yet most people don’t even contemplate the basics of questions:

Here are some harsh realities non-preppers will have to face.

How will you get food if the grocery stores are closed or empty?

4All stores can be closed instantly under martial law. In bad situations grocery stores can be completely emptied out. Even if you manage to fight your way through the chaos, you can forget about using your platinum express card, without power your credit card is useless. You will be forced to survive with only what you’ve collected so far.

Going long period of time with no food, horrible hunger pains will set in making you desperate enough to consume or do anything for relief.

Even for preppers that hoarded food and water early, it is crucial for them to ration because it is a big part of their response plan, so non-preppers cannot rely on handouts.

 Quick Tip: There is two category in regards to food. 

1. Food that requires cooking
2. Food that does not require cooking

Prep to Buy Cheat Sheet
White rice in bulk quantities Beans in bulk quantities Wheat in bulk quantities Oats in bulk quantities Sugar in bulk quantities Salt in bulk quantities Bouillon granules in bulk quantities Powdered milk in bulk quantities 2-gallons of cooking oil

What will non-preppers do when the power goes out?

You look out your window and it’s completely pitch dark. No visibility.

Our government has admitted that our electrical grid is being held together by little more than duct tape and baling wire.

No power can mean taking away everyday things we take for granted

No communication- You call 911 and are answered with a generic “Do not Panic” message. There’s no 911 or internet news site to keep you informed on how to find help. Without HAM or shortwave radio, it will be hard to collect information on your situation.

Even getting in touch with loved one’s will be impossible without a pre-set plan. Do you have an emergency communication plan in place in the event you are separated from your children or other family members? Preparing for the worse can save you the precious time of randomly trying to look for each other.

Prep to Buy Cheat Sheet
Shortwave radio that is compact, portable, general coverage AM/FM/weather band/CB/shortwave receiver Transceivers such as a Ham Radio and MURS walkie talkies CB radio with SSB capability Field telephones with extra communication wire Table radio with shortwave bands Extra communication gear (i.e., headsets, antennas, etc.) Extra batteries




No water –

When the power goes out and the city’s water pumps stop running, there won’t be any water.
Even if there is, if the utility infrastructure goes down and water system fails, the water coming out of your faucet could be dangerously contaminated and filled with chemicals or sewage.

Drinking dirty and polluted water will make you incredibly sick and accelerate the dehydration process.

 Fact: Without water, dehydration occurs within 24 hours. Dehydration causes painful symptoms before death. 

Quick tip: You will need a two week supply of water. You should have 1 gallon per day, per person. If you have pets you must account water storage for them as well.

How will non-prepper handle waste?

This is one of those things that people usually do not think through thoroughly. In a case of long term disasters, accumulating garbage can actually act like a killer. Garbage sitting in your shelter/home from several days can bring lots of disease at your doorstep and be fatal.

Prep to Buy Cheat Sheet
Disposable bucket or luggable-loo Toilet paper (1 roll per family member for each week) 1-2 rolls of paper towels Diapers for infants Additional infant supplies (baby wipes, diaper rash cream, etc) Rubber gloves Sanitation items for women (at least one- month supply) Garbage bags with twist ties ( i.e., to line toilets or luggable-loo) Bleach Cat Litter or absorbent material (i.e., saw dust or dirt) Baking soda (for eliminate odors) Vinegar Shovel Soap or antibacterial cleanser (one per family member)


How will non-peppers handle a medical emergency if a family member is injured?

In a disaster, hospitals and ambulance will be overwhelmed with casualties. Your aid may be their only chance of survival. Are you prepared to be the one responsible for whether someone you love lives or dies from their injuries?

Prep to Buy Cheat Sheet
Sunscreen Anti-fungal cream or powder Hydrocortisone cream Nasal spray (saline) Saline solution Lip balm Flashlight (Small) Allergy relief medication Vitamin Supplements UTI meds Medical reference books or e-books on handling medical crises Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes Adhesive tape or duct tape Gauze pads (assorted sizes) 2-4 instant ice packs Sterile roller bandages Sterile surgical gloves Latex gloves

Do you have an escape plan?

Without a proper bug-out bag, most people will be lost scrambling to get their belongings together. This takes up crucial time that you will need to get ahead of the masses.

Roadways will be jammed with people trying to flee and you will be stuck in a giant parking lot in the midst of frantic and scared citizens.

No one is Safe

2When fear and hopelessness sets in, even good people can turn bad. Unbearable trauma and desperation to survive can make people do the unthinkable.

With no reliable defense, you fall victim to any attacker. Looting mobs spread and there’s no law enforcement to protect you.

Having proper defense and bug out bag is a critical element to your survival plan, without one you and your family are in severe danger and the odds of dying or being killed, greatly increase if you venture out.
Bug Out Bag: Build the Ultimate Bugout 72-hour Survival Bag

Prep to Buy Cheat Sheet
Firearm for home defense, Ammunition (500-1,000 rounds per firearm), Extra magazines, Spare parts or kits, Gun cleaning kits, Ammunition storage case (waterproof), Protective gear (i.e., helmet, a vest to protect your chest, neck protector, groin protector, and even side guards), Gun enhancement equipment (i.e., scopes, magnification, night vision, flashlights, suppression)

Preparing to survive a collapse

Some of the scenarios outlined may be frightening as they should be. When SHTF and millions of people are thrown into desperation with no hope of solution these are the circumstance many will have to face.

Death, sickness, lack of emergency response, and the horrific sensation of deprivation of food and water….. are all realities that will happen if not prepared. No denial will keep you from those realities.

Even for the smart preppers that believe their survival is in their stockpile at home, can see how unforeseen events and threats can uproot their plan in a split second.


Get started today!

The great news is you can start now- this very minute- the first step is understanding that prepping is a priority for the future well-being of you and your family. To fast track your journey to self-sufficiency make sure to check out recommend resources 

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Miller Mike

Miller Mike

Mike is a survivalist, who loves to write about survival skills and techniques that can be extremely helpful and can prevent any bad situation in becoming worse. This blog is dedicated to helping prepare ordinary people to prepare for the uncertain.You will find helpful tips, guides, and checklists – focusing on a very modest budget.
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