Watchwoman on the Wall

Be Prepared – There are Dangers Living in Urban Areas

If the Grid ever went down, what would you do?

WATCHWOMAN ALERT (or just my thoughts, I’m not sure which) –  I’m a city-gal; in fact, I don’t like living in the country.  I did for a short time and I didn’t like it at all.  However, I sat down at my computer and I went to the Drudge Report and read the alarming headlines I’ve copied and pasted herein.  A little while later I saw Item #2 in my inbox about what Congressman Bartlett is warning us about.  I’m posting both herein for your information only.  I am not trying to panic anyone.  Nor am I endorsing any one’s products or what you should do to be prepared, but it is something I think we all need to think about.  I want to assure you I have no financial connection to the people who produced the on-line movie and I have never purchased one product from them.  I don’t know anything about them, but there are some interesting ideas they preview in the on-line movie.  I am not a survivalist and I would likely be in a terrible position if anything really awful happened, but I’m not so sure this is the best position to be in.  Our power went off for 3 or 4 days several years ago and it was a horrible time!  Fortunately, some of my family members didn’t lose their power so they took every thing from my refrigerator; otherwise, I’d have lost every bit of food we had on hand.  I am not one of the prepared for a catastrophic event persons, or even a-not-so-catastrophic prepared person, but I’m thinking maybe I should be. I’ve always been a “Que Sera, Sera” kind of person.  Maybe that’s not such a good idea, aye?  What about you?  What are your thoughts?  ▬  Donna Calvin

Item #1 of 2 – Headlines copied today from

Item #2 of 2

Congressman Warns: “Those Who Can, Should Move Their Families Out Of the City”

Mac Slavo 

There are a whole host of events that can bring the world as we know it today to its knees. From a hyperinflationary economic collapse to an electro magnetic pulse originating from the sun or a nuclear weapon , there exists a real and present danger that our system may, in the near future, experience unrecoverable shocks to the power grid and clean water infrastructure, a halt to just-in-time agricultural transportation systems and a collapse of the currency exchange mechanisms that make the economy function.

US Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), lived through the great depression, so he’s seen how bad things can get. In a new documentary, Mr. Bartlett and others discuss the dangers posed to those living in cities and ways that your family can survive if the worst were to ever happen.

Roscoe Bartlett:

We could have events in the future where the power grid will go down and it’s not, in any reasonable time, coming back up. For instance, if when the power grid went down some of our large transformers were destroyed, damaged beyond use, we don’t make any of those in this country. They’re made overseas and you order one and 18 months to two years later they will deliver it. Our power grid is very vulnerable. It’s very much on edge. Our military knows that.

There are a number of events that could create a situation in the cities where civil unrest would be a very high probability. And, I think that those who can, and those who understand, need to take advantage of the opportunity when these winds of strife are not blowing to move their families out of the city.

Source: Urban Danger Movie

We realize that for most people this may be decried as fear-mongering and crazy survival talk. We can’t help but point out, however, that it’s not just Representative Roscoe Bartlett, economist Marc Faber, and trend forecaster Gerald Celente that are recommending you prepare and head for rural areas. The US Pentagon and Military are very much aware of these possibilities and they’re preparing for exactly the scenarios described in this documentary.

The threat is out there, and just because it hasn’t happened in our modern-day society up until now doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. In fact, it has happened through history – strife, poverty, depression, economic collapse, war. You name it and somebody in history has lived it. The government spends hundreds of billions of dollars on emergency preparedness, disaster planning, continuity of government and war gaming these scenarios. There’s a reason for that. We recommend our readers take a queue from them and others who are warning of these outlier possibilities.

For a taste of what’s in the movie you can view the first 20 minutes of Urban Danger below:

View the entire documentary (for FREE) at the Urban Danger web site.
(Also available on DVD)

Author: Mac Slavo
Date: May 27th, 2011

Copyright Information: Copyright SHTFplan and Mac Slavo. This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to Please contact us for permission to reproduce this content in other media formats.

Join the Discussion
comments powered by Disqus