That’s the shortest amount of time it would take for help to arrive from outside your area. That’s the amount of time it would take for people to realize that help isn’t going to arrive.
That’s the time you have to get to safety when everything falls apart.
Another way of saying this is that we are all “nine meals from anarchy“.
When the power goes off and doesn’t come back on (and won’t come back on) you have 72 hours to get to a place where you’ll be safe – and that may be an optimistic assessment. You might not even have 24.
The point is this. There are many possible disasters in our future. We have volcanoes. We have an EMP threat from Iran and North Korea. We have the Carrington Effect. We have the possibility of complete financial collapse. There’s even threat of pandemic.
Any of them could happen. All of them could happen, or none of them.
The point is to prepare. If you own insurance of any kind, you already understand this. The possibility and probability of disaster is real. This means that you need to be thinking of the safest place you can get to in 72 hours, and what you will need to get you there. And, if you can prepare that place for disaster, even better.
You have 72 hours. Think about it. And then, do something.
Here’s a clip from the Glenn Beck Show on GBTV that inspired this:
About 3-5 minutes after the end of the above clip, Glenn goes on to mention that when disaster strikes, you have 72 hours to get to a place of safety.
But, don’t take his word for it, or even mine. The History Channel did a program called “After Armageddon“, and it was a chilling documentary on what would happen in the event of a wide-spread disaster.
Please, have a plan, and the means to carry out that plan. If you don’t want to do it for yourself, then do it for the people who care about you.
You have 72 hours.