Murphy’s Laws of TEOTWAWKI

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By Joel Jefferson •  2 min read

Murphy's Laws of TEOTWAWKIWe decided to take a lighter look at TEOTWAWKI with a Survival Cache original,  Murphy’s Laws of TEOTWAWKI.  If you know Murphy then you know, if it can happen… will.

Murphy’s Laws of TEOTWAWKI

From Wikipedia: Murphy’s Law is an adage that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”.

1.  Food, you still don’t have enough

2.  People without back up shelters might be without shelter

3.  People with guns and no food are finding out that people with food have guns too

4.  Look hungry, they might leave you alone.

5.  Seed bank, the new source of wealth

6.  Insects, It’s what’s for dinner

7.  Gun shots, they attract unwanted attention

8.  Ask everyone if they have food or water, Jedi mind tricks might work on desperate people

9. Wood burning stoves, they are like pots of gold

10.  The less people you know, the better off you are

11.  Mormons, suddenly they have a lot of new friends

12.  Friendly hungry people…..aren’t

13.  People who thought they could make it with just a survival knife are finding out they can’t

14.  Satellite Dishes, they make great family dinner tables

15.  If invited to a dinner party and you can’t figure out what’s on the menu, it’s you

16.  Houses full of food attract the unwanted envy of hungry people

17.  Friends who show up without food are not good friends

18.  Electricity, the good old daysTEOTWAWKI

19.  Dog Food, who knew

20.  Cash, its a great way to start a fire

21.  Alternative energy, you’re kicking yourself now for not investing in it

22.  Watching your garden grow, the new Sunday afternoon sport

23.  The Government, it will feed itself first

24.  Large groups of people with guns make the rules

25.  Bad water & Montezuma’s Revenge, they have come to America

26.  People who thought the Government would save them, found out that it didn’t

27.  Hospitals, no longer a place of healing

28.  EMP, now everyone knows what it means

29.  Sandy dry soil, suddenly not such a cool place to live anymore

30.  If food is the new currency then fresh water is a hot commodity

31.  Gold coins, they don’t taste very good

32.  Toilet paper, should have bought more of that stuff

33.  Ham radio operators, who are the nerds now?

34.  Burning Green Wood = Smoke / Smoke = Attention / Attention = Bad

35.  Trying to start a fire with two sticks?  Should have stocked up on more matches


Joel Jefferson

Joel is one of the original founders of After college, he joined the USMC where he served as an (0302) Marine Infantry Officer. Joel is an avid outdoorsman and spends much of his free time in the mountains. Joel’s hobby is researching survival gear & weapons as well as prepping. Read his full interview here.