By the author of The Faithful Prepper and The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications.
What in the world is going on? Does it not seem as if right now, everything is going crazy? NATO expansion, Shanghai lockdowns, and strange things falling from the sky in Anchorage, Alaska? We’re in the beginnings of a good month.
For starters, do you remember how we here at The Organic Prepper pointed out that talks of NATO expansion into Ukraine were going to lead to a war? Then, it happened. And it looks like we’re geared up to do this again.
Russia told Sweden and Finland months ago that if they joined NATO, there would be severe consequences. Now, Sweden and Finland are talking about joining NATO.
It was just two months ago that Moscow told the two Nordic countries that retaliatory measures would be taken against the two nations if they joined NATO. As Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, “It’s obvious that if Finland and Sweden join NATO, which is, first of all, a military organization, it will entail serious military-political consequences, which would require retaliatory steps by the Russian Federation.”
Zakharova went on to say, “We view Finland’s course for maintaining the policy of military non-alignment as an important factor contribution to stability and security in northern Europe and on the European continent as a whole.”
“We can’t fail to see consistent efforts by NATO and some of its members, primarily the US, to drag Finland as well as Sweden into the alliance.”
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said, “We’ve heard this before,” giving the impression that this was nothing more than Russian saber-rattling.
Shortly afterwards, Russia stated that “Finland’s accession to NATO would have serious military and political repercussions.”
Now, there are alleged reports coming out that up to 60% of Swedes support joining NATO now – up from just 34% a year ago. Those are polls coming out of a media machine, so believe what you will, but those figures at least tell where the narrative is pushing this all to go.
There was even apparently a meeting amongst foreign ministers of NATO and the Nordic countries discussing the potential of joining NATO.
What happens if those two countries join NATO? Will it be nothing other than saber-rattling that they will experience? Or will there be another massive troop buildup along the border of Finland for another “military drill?”
And let’s not forget. The moment that one of these countries joins NATO, the rest of NATO must become involved if they’re attacked. You could very easily end up in a situation where the entire world gets dragged into something particularly nasty if Sweden and Finland keep pushing this.
Let’s also not forget that the Kremlin gives its battlefield commanders full discretion in whether or not they’ll use tactical nukes (and the definition of a tactical nuke would encompass something the size of Hiroshima).
And then there’s China.
Do you remember the rumors that had been going around about a hemorrhagic fever going around China? Dr. Malone was the man who really popularized this story. I can’t help but think of that when I see things like this come out of Shanghai:
More, from a different source:
— Patrick Madrid ✌🏼 (@patrickmadrid) April 9, 2022
Is that what’s happening in China right now? Who knows? But it is the first thing that comes to my mind when I see videos like these come out of there once more.
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Then, of course, you have strange objects falling from the sky/flying(?) in Anchorage, Alaska.
"Something" fell supposedly in Anchorage, Alaska and it's being reported as a "contrail". (Contrail my ass.) pic.twitter.com/RltkGwDrUJ
— 𝔏𝔲𝔪𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔯𝔳𝔞 (@LumLotus) April 9, 2022
It’s being officially reported that this is nothing other than a jet contrail. Local police didn’t find any wreckage in the area, and there were reportedly no other signs of any missing aircraft in the area.
If you look at the seismic activity record in the area around Anchorage, there’s so much data that you can’t really make out anything. There were close to 60 quakes there within a seven-day period, so it would be very hard to determine what is an abnormal seismic reading and what is not.
Personally, I recommend reading this Alaskan journalist’s story.
Perhaps the contrail story would be more believable if there weren’t images out there showing what looks to be debris falling off of whatever this is.
Does anybody else remember the ICBM accident in Hawaii back in 2018? I don’t think this is an ICBM, but, again, that’s what this story is reminiscent of.
There’s a lot going on in the world today, and you would be prudent to ensure that you are prepared.
I don’t think that you can prepare for every situation possible out there. That’s just life. There are no guarantees. But I do think that there are still things one can do – simple things – that cover over a very large foundation of life-saving levels of preparedness.
We’ve covered them here at The Organic Prepper before in full. In the event of a further escalation in Europe, do you have enough cash at your home to keep you going (in the event of a cyberattack)? Do you have an alternate economy set up in your community (within walking distance, perhaps) should you be unable to access what you would typically need due to rationing, supply chain problems, etc.
Do you have enough food and water at your home to stay okay for a reasonable amount of time? Let’s say that you did need to seal up your home – do you know how to do that? If you had to protect your family from radioactive fallout, would you know what to do, where to go? Would you have the food, water, and ventilation system set up to be able to stay alive in that shelter?
We live in a time where there are larger threats to the world than we’ve ever seen before. Why not do what you can to be able to protect your family against these threats?
I don’t think prepping is about paranoia by any stretch of the imagination. I think a large part of it is about taking stock of the world around you, recognizing that we don’t live in a world of angels, and then doing what you can to protect yourself and family with that knowledge.
So, when you see news like that above, don’t let it fill you with fear. Instead, let it fill you with drive. What can you do to prepare?
What are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know in the comments below.
Aden Tate is a regular contributor to TheOrganicPrepper.com and TheFrugalite.com. Aden runs a micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has three published books, The Faithful Prepper, The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications, and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.