During the Collapse Series: ”I will come to your house when SHTF” – No, You Won’t!


In the first part of this series that you can find here, we talked about the unprepared neighbors, and why they pose a threat when SHTF. In this article, we will talk about unprepared friends.

(This post is something you can send to your friends or print out and hand to them when SHTF.)

Dear Friend:

I love my friends, but I will shoot you if I have to.  I’m serious.  Here’s why.

I tried to persuade you to prepare for what’s coming and, in the process, revealed that to you that I’m preparing.  You realized that I have food, guns, etc., and ended up saying, half kidding but half serious, “I’ll come to your place when SHTF.”

No, you won’t.  I will shoot you.  If you threaten me and my family, I will use force to defend against any threat.  And showing up at my place hungry and unprepared is a threat to me.  You will eat my food and use up my medical supplies, generator, firewood, etc.  That’s less of these life-saving things for me and my family.  That’s a threat.

Is this greed on my part?  No.  I will take care of the truly needy – those who cannot take care of themselves.  But you are different.  Very different.  You had plenty of chances to prepare for yourself.

But what did you do?  You spent the weekends watching football, went on expensive vacations, and never made your spouse mad at you with your “crazy” ideas that something bad was happening.  You didn’t do shit because… you would just come to my place.  Problem solved, right?  You didn’t need to spend time, money, and create domestic strife because I did that all for you.

Must read article: Blunt Reality: This Is What You Will Face If You Fail To Prep Accordingly

Not.  Why should I spend my time, money, and stress just so you can waltz into my place and live happily ever after?  I’m a nice guy, but – really? – I’m going to spend my (very limited) free time, disposable income, and domestic tranquility just so you can have a leisurely life and more material comforts pre-Collapse while I don’t?


Why do you think I will sacrifice enormous amounts of my time and money so you can enjoy yourself while I’m slaving away?  Would you assume you could come over and leave your broken car at my house?  That I would just spend thousands of dollars on parts and several weekends fixing it and then hand it over to you with a smile – just because I’m a “good person”?  Would anyone expect that?

You do, apparently.  You actually expect to waltz over to my cabin and receive – with a smile – thousands of dollars of food and other supplies that took me all my weekends to acquire and store.

So, my grasshopper friend (as in the story of the grasshopper and the ant), here is your official warning: if your “plan” for your and your family’s safety is to come to my place, you’re wrong.  When you show up, I’ll ask you to leave.  When you don’t, I’ll point a gun in your face.  If you refuse to leave, I will shoot you.  You are a threat to me.

You had years of time and very clear warnings to get ready.  But you didn’t.  Hey, I love football but haven’t been able to watch a game in a few years; I’ve been fixing up the cabin, buying supplies, and training.  I spent a lot of money doing all these things so I haven’t gone on a long vacation in… forever.  I have had several difficult times with my family because of all the prepping I’m doing; I could have easily done what you did, which is just say “Yes, dear” and not prepare because your family didn’t want you to.

Also read: When The Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready! How The World Will Change In Only One Week After A Grid Down Scenario

I hope this message jolted you.  There’s still some time.  Go prep.  Please understand that your plan cannot be “I’ll come to your place.”  I don’t want to shoot you.

You should spend some time reading, researching and prepare yourself. There is a lot of free information you can use to learn what to do. Start reading some books for your food storage, learn how you can generate power when the grid is down, attend some self-defense courses, make a decent supply of weapons and ammo and you won’t be forced to knock on my door anymore and I won’t be forced to defend my family and shoot you. Watch the below video and learn how you can make a superfood that lasts for years without refrigeration.

More articles from this series:

Part 1: Know Your Enemy Part 1 – The Unprepared Neighbor

Part 3 – Excessive And Without Rule Of Law: not a contradiction, but what is coming!

Part 4: Your Moral Obligation To Help Ultra Liberal Dumb Asses  – OR NOT!

Until next time…stay safe, stay prepared!


  1. Well, there’s saying it and THEN THERE IS SAYING IT ! Those are also my concerns. Even my wife does not believe me, so I brought it up yesterday, that we may have to shoot those who come to steal from us in times of great stress, and/or turn away “Extended Family Members” who though I was full of crap for the last few years while trying to inform them about making some preparations.

    But, (there is always a but) We must be more circumspect though if we are to build our SOCs, “Self Organized Collectives”. If someone comes to share what we have, they must have something, (a talent maybe), that our organization can use. IE: They must be able to earn their keep !!!

    In the beginning we’ll need water first, then food stuffs, and both will take scavenging skills. IE: This will soon be what was depicted at the beginning of “2001 A Space Odyssey” where force is used to maintain the foundations of your SOC.

    • Me and others I know do not go around telling others what they need to do, or what we are buying/doing to prep. I don’t talk to others about my biz. Have lived long enough to see good church going people (like embezzlement, theft) end up in jail. When shtf, can you trust others outside your circle? Don’t bet on it.

  2. In the book, “How to Survive and Thrive When the Power is Out”, there in section 2 is a contract. This section is called -Your sister, husband and 6 kids- When you come to my house and plan to stay here is what will be required of you. . . . The author encourages readers to copy this contract and use it. Really cool idea!

    • Sister-In-Law + Kids Only & Sister-In-Law is gonna be Whore#1 – the kids can do chores or be traded for goods. Sounds a lot like Islam doesn’t it.

  3. You might end up having a bigger problem from those in your own family that you have prepared for than other people who jokingly say they will come to your house.
    I can just hear it now. “Son, don’t eat so much; we only have a limited supply of food.” “But Dad, I’m still hungry.” “Now Honey, he’s our son and we have to feed him; don’t be so stingy, this will all be over soon and we can always go to the store when they reopen.”

  4. OMG – your photo with this article. I have had a continuous dream that I was up on my roof with an old .22 rifle from the 1960’s waiting for the right time to fire on a small band of soldiers in fatigues heading up my road. I’m scared to start shooting because I know they have better firepower than I do. In the dream, I know I will get no help or back up from my neighbors once the battle starts.

  5. The good book says (if I am still allowed to quote it): “Faith without works is dead”. Yes JESUS the ALMIGHTY will take care of the believers. However all of us should prepare and prepare and prepare…The mighty book of the Revelation says things are going to get worse than bad.

    • Many people think they will be raptured, thanks to apostate teachings in many churches. On the other hand, people only have so much room for storing preps. Drones can be used to blow up houses or bug out places if gov. think you are resisting the NWO. Best not to reveal yur personal biz to even some relatives.

  6. I understand your frustration and can see why you feel the way you do. All the blood, sweat, tears and money you are spending to prepare for tough times should not be wasted on the many who are burying their heads in the sand (and boy, 98% of the American population falls into this category!). Many have been groomed to rely upon others, we are the American Nanny State with EBT cards, welfare, free college education, free Obama phones and everything else that is FREE (of course, it isn’t free, the American Taxpayer is footing the bill). Our nation, more so than any other country on Earth is all about Instant Gratification and Hedonistic Pleasures; we are supposed to live for the here and now and gratify ourselves through all portals of pleasure (food, drink, sex, etc.). The overwhelming majority will never prep, they will only jump when the disaster is nipping at their heels (and still, there will be at least 35% who will wait for the government to rescue them – Hurricane Katrina anyone?). Unfortunately, I see our nation as a dangerous free-for-all when SHTF, all of us who are awake and aware, prepped and ready will have to take drastic measures (especially those of us who are in or near the large metro areas). We will have to fight off the hordes, we will have to turn away friends and family due to limited resources (this will be heartbreaking), we will have to do things that none of us have dreamed of to stay alive. That is why many are still ringing the bell, trying to get the 98% to Wake UP!!! And for that, I thank all of you who are brave enough to stand up and shine the light for the rest of us. Responsible people will listen and the rest will have to deal with the consequences.

    Preppers will do what they can, they will help who they can, but preppers can’t help everyone, that is just the plain truth of the matter. But, it won’t be your fault when the cataclysmic event arrives and you have to turn people away due to sheer shortages of supplies and food. People need to take responsibility for their non-action and live with their choices (not to prep). America is the land of the irresponsible, pass-the-buck mentality and one day 98% of us will pay the price for it.

    Preppers, do what you have to do, at least you are doing something…

  7. That’s why I tell my wife I’m a Hater NOT a Lover. When the time comes to Kill my Neighbors I will ENJOY it. I HATE my Neighbors – LowLife Scumbags. I will Enjoy watching them Starve to Death or be Shot Trespassing on my Property. I don’t have many Friends so Nobody is going to come to my place. Enjoy LIFE NOW! Thank GOD every day & Pray for Better things – Now That’s Optimism!

  8. YOU guys would seem to be a lot smarter if you listened to GODS PROPHETS,the LORD has told them, THIS WAR WILL FIVE YEARS, before all the enemy can be hunted down and peace once again returns,so you have a LONG war ahead of you all…ITS going to take a lot of ammo to do this,do you have it?..ONE FIREFIGHT+1,000 rounds……..

  9. I’ve noticed your male bias in your articles. Not all women are against their husbands spending time and money prepping and there are a few of us wives or women who are prepping while our husbands think we are crazy.

  10. Yeah, I have been warning my grown kids for years now. I have six at home–well five, my 19 year old joined the Army and is in Basic Training at Ft Benning. “Follow Me!” Anyway, My oldest son told me (when I advised him to stock up), Nah, I’ll just come to your place. I did not say anything because in my mind I was thinking, great….now I have to calculate for five more people, (he is married with three children) and yeah, sometimes I have to fight with my wife about things I buy to be prepared. My grandfather went through the great depression and my Dad was the oldest. He told me he fed his family with his garden and his chickens. He canned his own food and made his own ammo. His basement was like a workshop and he told me the government will lie right to the end. Don’t trust anyone but God and your own hands. He charged me with being the same way and you know what, he did not have to stand in a bread line in the city when the great depression was at its worse. but, some of his neighbors did. People starved to death during the great depression, there is an ugly side to that, an ugly side that we don’t hear about.

  11. I have often thought about what I would do when my gigging, holidaying, wealthy, golfing, unprepared, twin brother comes to call. After some thought, I decided that I would simply hand everything over to him, and sit back and watch the fun.

  12. I think you miss the point entirely. Unless someone tries to TAKE what I have, I intend to prayerfully share what little the good Lord insired me to put away with whomever he puts in my path. As we can see throughout history, the coming collapse is NOT about self reliance, but reliance on God. We will all die one day. As much as we think we can control it, when and how is ultimately in Gods hands. This article illustrates lack of spiritual preparation. You will be taken by suprise.

  13. Not that I have much, but I’ve always thought that if someone comes to my door with their hat in hand, that it’s against the virtue or charity not to share…Dint Christ say that charity covers a multitude of sins? If I die…And my family, for that matter, in the name of charity, then that’s setting I could live with…Life everlasting that is.

    If they come to my door with gun in hand however, I tink I’m justified in defending my home n family.

  14. Jesus came into a world that hated him, a world that lives by the one creed…force. Jesus gave all he had, including his life for this world that hates him. You say, “I love my neighbor but I will shoot him”. Really? Your love seems a lot different from that of Jesus. I pray you will reflect on the love that is being offered through Christ.