What is SHTF

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The simple truth is – How long do you really think you can survive if a total breakdown happens and what are you going to do when SHTF..?  

Think about it –  The only way to ensure the safety of yourself and your family is to prepare and become one of the many UK Preppers that quietly ‘get on with it’.

Preparedness is being undertaken by more and more British preppers and becoming a UK Prepper is a serious consideration for many who just want some peace of mind . 


What you need to prepare for when the SHTF. 

1- Forget law and order



As a disaster scenario unfolds it will become harder to control law and order to the point of no law and order. Remember, police officers, health workers, even the military have families too and will do what’s necessary to help and protect them as would you.

Emergency services will be overstretched and understaffed – It wont take long for law and order to cease and the rule of every man for himself takes over. 



2- Personal Safety

crossbowAs things get worse desperate people will want to take what you have. With this comes the threat of violence to you and your family. Some people have no morals in normal times so imagine what they are going to be like given free reign.

Your safety is one of the most important things in even the most basic forms of SHTF. You must be prepared for this – and that means proper defensive training tactics.

Here, in Britain, you CAN have a gun, legally, BUT risk imprisonment if you try to obtain one illegally. But there are many other “legal” weapons out there, so be prepared and make sure you own a few. 


3- Sanitation



This is probably a more effective killer than the marauding crowds. When SHTF what happens to all the rubbish that starts to pile up? Food wastes and human waste – after all there will be no dustmen collecting each week and before you know it your toilet wont be flushing either.

The longer the situation goes on the worse the hazard will become. As a UK prepper you must be prepared for this.

It’s pretty much agreed that you will get some warning of a major situation, it may even be a slow build up of information, drip fed to the public by the ‘all important’ government and powers that be.

But when SHTF it’s also agreed among survivalists, that all hell is going to break loose and you must be prepared for this slow build up and also be prepared for an immediate evacuation of the area if it becomes life threatening.


4 – Food & Supplies


Within days all supermarket shelves would be stripped bare as ‘non-preppers’ go wild and try to stock up on anything they can lay their hands on.

All of the delivery infrastructure will break down as most stores work on ‘last minute’ delivery system rather than carrying huge stocks themselves. This means what you see is what you get – there’s no back up.

Even a disaster scenario lasting only one month would bring about a complete change of how people behave towards each other – It would be every man for himself.


If you have prepared for this, then you you will be able to hunker down and ride out the storm while others fight it out.

Being prepared means you take yourself out of the immediate survival equation of having to “fend for yourself” 

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When SHTF your going to have to make the decision whether to Bug Out or Bug In. If SHTF and your away from your home then your have to be prepared to survive the first 72hrs and that’s where, as a prepper,a good EDC kit is essential. 

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Potentially, there will be a slow build up to a major situation which will help everyone, prepper or not, to begin acquiring a  stash of emergency items – but this will be a fight, and I can guarantee it’ll be ‘handbags at six paces’ and shelves will be stripped clean in no time.

When SHTF it’s going to be up to just one person to look after you and your family – and that person is you – start prepping now………….

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  1. Dean

    Hi. Just got my Ham licence, and been into air rifles for a while, ended up on this site just surfing the web. Sign me up on email list..

    1. UK Prepper

      You’re in Dean.
      Welcome aboard..

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