What Does SHTF Mean?
You often hear the word SHTF nowadays. Forums on doomsday prepping and financial discussions often say this word. So what’s the big deal about SHTF?
The meaning of SHTF is Sh*t Hits The Fan or sometimes it is termed as Sewage Hits The Fan. When a major catastrophe gifts the country and causes major turmoil, that is when SHTF happens. This term is often sent out by people in the preppers community and has grown its popularity making it mainstream.
SHTF is also related to the acronym TEOTWAWKI or The End Of The World As We Know It. At least a decade, humans will not be able to return to normal living that is why TEOTWAWKI is a more serious scenario than SHTF.
For you to understand more comprehensively what SHTF is, let’s try and discuss these three scenarios.
One of the most common and likely scenarios that will hit any country is the economic SHTF. Economic SHTF will have a very high probability as the national debt and the deficit is sure to get out of hand. More money will be printed out in order for the scheme to keep going. The tumbling down of the cards will be inevitable. The inability of the government to pay the bills will cause hyperinflation.
.Power grid SHTF is another type. Because the power grid of the country is slowly aging, some parts of the country may be able to experience total darkness. It is both an advantage and a disadvantage that the (power supply f every state is interconnected. Others states can support places wherein there are few generating plants. Large generating plants that will have a major problem will affect all the small places that rely power from it. This is not new as a real scenario in the year 2003 happened in one state in the United States. In a small scale, a scenario of the power grid SHTF can happen again.
The terror SHTF is the final and last type. The terror SHTF is really a big deal with preppers and survivalist. They think that a possible cyber-attack will happen on the country’s power grids which can then ‘paralyzed the country’s power supply. They even think that an EMP device will be used to wipe out the country’s power supply. According to experts, the scenario can be a possibility but will not likely to happen. In order to create an EMP that would be able to create this kind of damage, terrorist needs to have a nuclear bomb like explosion which will damage all electrical circuits in the area.
If you are asking if these scenarios are not far from happening, yes they are. That is why survivalist are urging everyone to prepare ahead. Preparing can mean life or death and doing such will not cost you that much.