Any student of history will tell you that societies don’t last forever. The society you are in right now could collapse in 100 years…or in 10 minutes! Are you prepared?
Here are helpful steps you can take to survive the initial collapse and re-build a new society later on.
1 – Before you start going all “Rambo” on your neighbors, make sure that society is truly collapsing and it’s not just a block party that got out of hand.
2 – If you have an emergency radio, listen for government announcements telling you that this mess was caused by the previous administration.
3 – Don’t try to be a hero and risk your life for stupid reasons. Get somebody else to do it.
4 – Every social collapse in history has resulted in cannibalism. If the idea of eating other people sounds unpleasant, ask yourself if you’d rather have somebody else eat you.
5 – Many fearful and confused people will be in search of a natural leader to become willing subjects in exchange for security. This is good news is you’ve always wanted to be a revolutionary leader or benevolent dictator or wacky king.
6 – Resist the urge to declare war on neighboring tribes, which will create an atmosphere of fear and escalating violence, unless they can be easily defeated.
7 – Stray animals will become an important source of dietary protein. Instead of thinking of pigeons as “winged rats,” think of them as “petite chickens.”
8 – Wear comfortable clothes.
9 – Prepare for a future Renaissance by preserving the best of our society. You can be the nucleus for cultural rebirth after the chaos and Dark Ages by saving all those DVD box sets of “Friends” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” It may not seem important now, but future generations will erect statues in your honor.
10 – Also preserve a large library of books which are excellent for starting fires for cooking and heating.
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Scott Erickson is an award-winning writer of humor and satire. He is the author of the satirical novel The Diary of Amy, The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Saved the Earth, from which this article is excerpted.http://www.amazon.com/Diary-