Episode 139 S4-15
Survival Stories: The Dying Time
Battle for the South Ch 15
Raymond Dean White
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Preppers and Fans of apocalyptic fiction novels like The Stand, Lucifer's Hammer, The Postman, Swan Song, Sedulity, Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse and The Perseid Collapse Saga will love The Dying Time: Impact.
When the Impact destroyed civilization and re-sculpted the globe the extinction of humanity began. Fire rained from the sky, megaquakes ruined all infrastructure, tsunamis and Hypercanes devastated coastal areas. And then came plague, Impact Winter with its unending cold, starvation and seemingly endless suffering. But amidst the chaos there were a few Preppers gutsy enough to stand against both Nature and the desperate hordes who would do anything—eat anyone—to survive.
Meanwhile, aboard the International Space Station the hastily expanded crew, humanity's last hope to avoid extinction, view the devastation below with growing horror and despair. The extent of the cataclysm makes them wonder if they will ever get to go home. But their attention is soon diverted by other issues, for they have serious problems of their own.
Twelve years ago Fire rained from the sky, Megaquakes, Tsunamis, and Hypercanes destroyed civilized infrastructure and re-sculpted the globe. In the ensuing years Plague, Impact Winter, Starvation and Despair almost completed the extinction of humanity. Now the survivors in the Freeholds, the Tribes and the Mormons in Deseret—those hardy few who endured the unimaginable horrors of The Dying Time have begun to rebuild.
But in California a King has risen—and he wants what they have.
And on the moon, where the crew of the International Space Station relocated to survive, the population is growing, resources are getting scarce and their power supply is failing.
Your electrical power fails due to a storm, terrorist attack, EMP or other catastrophe. Hyperinflation leads to an economic collapse and food and medical supplies stop flowing to the cities. A pandemic spreads death around the globe.
These are not relatively localized disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires, ice storms or floods, where you know help is on the way and all you have to do is hunker down and tough it out. These are nationwide or perhaps global disasters that will disrupt food, energy and water supplies. Hospitals are overrun and government may well cease to function. The upshot being, no help is coming, at least soon and possibly never.
What will you do to keep yourself and your family relatively secure? I ask you that, using the words “relatively secure” because you will not be able to keep anyone safe in such scenarios. No one living in or near a city will be safe.
This book offers specific advice and instruction, as well as general guidelines you will have to tailor to your unique circumstances, to help you keep your family as relatively secure as possible. You will learn what to stock up on, what skills you should endeavor to acquire, and what actions you must take to give your family a chance at surviving the disaster and chaos that may strike at any time.
If you live out in the country this book may be useful to you, but it is intended for those of us who live in or near cities.
We don’t have wells for water. We don’t even usually have backup electrical power, or a large garden, or chickens.
We are dependent on a centralized utility and food distribution network that can and does fail. To date those failures have been temporary, though some have gone on for weeks or months. Failures have been local or regional and folks living there knew help was coming from “outside.”
But what if help isn’t coming? What if you have nowhere to go that is more safe and secure than your own home? What if bridges are down or highways clogged with stalled vehicles and you are forced to stay home? How would you provide for your family? How would you protect them?
If you have ever entertained those questions, this is the book for you.
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"Here we are, fighting amongst one another when the real fight is out there! Our country weakens more and more every day."