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View Poll Results: When I type SHTF I mean:
A local, short term but serious disaster 30 34.09%
The End of Life as We know It, a wide scale life changing event or change lasting many years. 10 11.36%
Both/Either, Just depends on the context of the thread. 48 54.55%
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:10 PM
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I voted Local short term disaster because even though TEOTWAWKI would be an SHTF, a local short term disaster would never be TEOTWAWKI even if it cost many lives.
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Eight years ago yesterday my little slice of the world ceased to exist. To me and a few thousand of my neighbors it was an TEOTWAWKI event. The sun disappeared, the temperature went up a couple thousand degrees. We were left with a large black scar where our beautiful pine forest used to be.

Most other people on the planet hardly noticed. To them it was just another day. It is all a matter of perspective
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SHTF is when you have to make decisions and take action that could threaten your life.

Iíve only experienced it once out in a boat on a big lake during a severe thunderstorm.

TEOTWAWKI is about abrupt change not necessarily needing immediate decisions. You can experience it local, regional or national.

As close as Iíve been would be the gas shortages of the 70ís

Job loss, death and anything that effects your living situation is just life.

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Old 09-07-2019, 08:23 PM
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I have had short term disasters. Where I haven't had a post apocalypse melt down.

So I am confused why people look strangely at fema or sheeple or first world prepping.

Because these preppers are addressing real threats.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:30 AM
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SHTF to me is a serious disaster/ emergency that could/would last up to a week. TEOTWAWKI is something that probably means I'm not going to be able to come back home for a very long time, if ever.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:23 AM
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SHTF is shorthand for anything that has a negative effect on ones life or well being. It could mean anything as long as it fits that criteria.
TEOTWAWKI is a bit more specific in that it denotes a negative effect, from which there is no hope of recovering.
SHTF is often used interchangeably with TEOTWAWKI probably because it's easier to type.
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