Societal Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is something that preppers have been talking about for years, it’s a good example of how a disaster can sneak up on you regardless of how unlikely it is. While people determine whether certain disaster scenarios occur, we have no control over mother nature.

History shows us that Natural disasters, CME’s and Pandemics happen all the time and should absolutely be included in our preparedness plans. While there is nothing we can do to stop these events from happening, there are things we can (and should) do to get through them.

This pandemic is a wake up call to preppers and non-preppers alike. The silver lining is that it has woken people up to the fact that preparedness is important. Hopefully people are starting to figure out that prepping isn’t all about underground bunkers, nuclear bombs, and gas masks.

In Today’s Podcast…

In today’s show we had Brian from Mind4Survival on with us to talk about how this virus is affecting our daily lives, and also the effects it may have in the future. The dominoes that fall after Covid-19 runs it’s course could be worse than the actual virus.

Now I want to be clear, this is not meant to be fear mongering and to make people think the end of society is coming. This is all just to say that there are things happening with the economy, the constitution, and critical infrastructure in general that we need to pay attention to.

Topics From The Show…

  • Brian decided early on that he was going to Bug out. Partially as a test, and partially because after assessing his personal situation it was the wise thing to do.
  • As far as disasters go, this is a slow burning one. This could be over in a couple of months, but it could also last for a while, leading to more issues down the line.
  • Why we should attention to how things are unfolding, because I guarantee the powers that be are.
  • Shortages and why as Americans we don’t care until we must care. (PPE shortages, grid hardening, food shortages). We also covered how our government as a whole has handled this situation poorly.
  • we talked about Self-Quarantine and how it could lead to something that is not “voluntary” and how it seems that the constitution may be taking a back seat to public opinion,

This virus is a good example of how it only takes a few people to mess everything up. We tend to think about disaster in the worst case scenario where everyone is causing problems. The Covid pandemic as shown that most people are doing the right things, but a few are causing most of the problems.


Survival and being prepared should not only be a passion, it should be a lifestyle. The definition of a prepper is "An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances, without substantial resources from outside sources" Like the Government, police etc. I don't believe that the end of the world will be the "end of the world" I believe it will be the end of the world as we know it now. You can also find me on Google Plus and Twitter

    2 replies to "The Long-Term Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic"

    • Bill

      I just heard your CD-19 podcast. Good info. While I really liked was the fact that you told the truth about whose fault it is for this situation.
      Keep up the good work.

    • chris manske

      Great episode – it’s not always about “the end of the world” – it’s about being reasonably prepared for situations that are very probable. Thumbs up from The Prepared Investor!

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