Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

We Need To Talk About Societal Collapse

Societal collapse is the king of all the TEOTWAWKI scenarios. In other scenarios, some aspect of society is harmed or lost, such as the loss of the power grid, or the collapse of the economy, or the erosion of law … Continue reading

Which TEOTWAWKI event is most likely?

I favor this kind of speculation. Not that I want the world to go down the toilet. But it’s not reasonable to assume that a severe disaster will never happen. And we need to be ready, as much as possible. … Continue reading

A Pandemic is a Real Possibility for the Near Future

I’ve noticed that some of the extreme disaster scenarios, aka TEOTWAWKI, often discussed by preppers and survivalists, have started to be accepted as real possibilities by the mainstream media. For example,

What Qualifies as a TEOTWAWKI event?

The prepper term TEOTWAWKI stands for “The End Of The World As We Know It”. And so it does not refer to the literal end of the world, nor to any religious version of the apocalypse. It is, instead, any … Continue reading

Annual Report: Global Catastrophic Risks 2016

Yes, this is a real thing. The Global Challenges Foundation’s “annual report Global Catastrophic Risks 2016 is the result of a continued partnership between the Foundation and researchers at the Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Priorities Project at … Continue reading

How an EMP Disaster would Endanger Our Lives

I don’t think this particular TEOTWAWKI disaster will happen in the short-term. But nuclear proliferation is making it seem inevitable, in the long run. North Korea has nuclear bombs and missiles. They apparently don’t have a nuke small enough to … Continue reading

What would happen if the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupted?

There is a new study on the topic: “In August 2014, USGS scientists Larry Mastin and Jacob Lowenstern, and National Science Foundation researcher Alexa Van Eaton published research on where volcanic ash would fall if a Yellowstone supereruption were to … Continue reading

Ebola Cases DOUBLING every month

According to the World Health Organization: June 4th 2014: “The cumulative number of cases and deaths attributable to EVD in Guinea is now 328 (laboratory confirmed 193, probable 80, and suspected 55) including 208 deaths.” — Plus 79 cases and … Continue reading

Why You Should Worry About Ebola

I’m reading a number of comments and articles saying that you don’t need to worry about Ebola in the U.S. Here’s one particularly obnoxious commentary, in the form of a flow chart. But it’s more than just random online posts. … Continue reading

7 Possible TEOTWAWKI Scenarios

Most preppers are familiar with the concept: TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it). This term refers to an event so catastrophic in its effects that society is thoroughly changed for a long time. It’s not the … Continue reading

The Militarization of Law Enforcement

Over at Bruce Schneier’s security blog, he reviews a book called Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, by Radley Balko [available at Amazon]. At both federal and state levels, the formerly hard line between police … Continue reading

Will You Survive the Next Pandemic?

I know what you’re thinking. If this is an article on how to survive the NEXT pandemic, when was the last pandemic? Was it the outbreak of Spanish flu in the early 20th century that killed tens of millions? Well, … Continue reading