"I will come to your house when SHTF" (article from 299 days blog)


From the article:

“I’ll come to your place when SHTF” – no you won’t


(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.

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 guy”? 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 with the Team. 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 wife 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 she didn’t want you to.

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.



I wonder how far this harsh stance could/would be taken by anyone. Would the well-prepared prepper deny his mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, pastor,…? Would the well-prepared prepper really shoot such people?

Perhaps the well-preparing prepper should make it very clear exactly who would be welcome, and who else is not. Also, who would be welcome conditionally.

A decent movie to watch in relation to this is: 10 Cloverfield Lane.

I just watched that movie over the weekend. A few twists and turns, but the kind of movie, if taken seriously, can really make you think.


I hear this all the time from friends, co workers, etc. I ask them what have you done to prep in case something happens? A tornado, a blizzard, earth quake, etc. Well, I’ll come to your place. No, you won’t. Only exceptions would be my family. Unless you bring something that would pay your way, food, water, heat, weapons. You’re not coming here. My prepping is for my family.

With that said, people see preppers as end of the world survivalists. That’s not true. I’ve been prepping for years, grew and canned my own food, including meat. When I got sick and could no longer work, we started dipping in to the pantry I built. It had one year worth of food. Just over four years now and still no SSDI so no income to speak of from me and we’re still dipping in to that supply. It saved us, because for us, the world did end. That’s prepping.



I hope you and your family can get thru the lean times and rebuild your prepper food supplies, as well as any other supplies you have had to dig into.

Thank you for the alternate view of how prepping can benefit people.


I just canned up a bunch of chili last week, 13 quarts. I watch for specials on canned beans and tomatoes. Also deals on ground beef. Total cost was about $2 a jar. Half of that is the beef. At the peek I was just over 100 quarts of sauce. I don’t like having more empty jars than full.


While i agree with the basis of this letter it’s not something I would ever send to someone

I do beleive it’s a eye opening letter for some people though
I have spent a long time talking to people about prepping but to no avail
Most people think people like me are crazy and I have mental issues
Like I’ve stated I wouldn’t
But I can see where some people would send something like this
Prepping is a lifestyle shift that most people will never make even if they should
But I digress


I have tried to reach many people with the importance of it
I could see using this to actually make them wake up
But it’s foolish to basically threaten someone this way
But I can see value in the statement and how it could wake someone up


Not so much preaching as teaching and questioning in the form of how many people live in your house
How much water do you have ?
How much water does a person consume in a day
Planting seeds as you say
Making them think the next time they grab a bottle of water
Hey maybe he was right
In my experience most of the younger generation can’t even Phathom the time it takes to read a book
And absorb the knowledge contained there in


I think , or I hope the guy was just trying to make a point. I agree though.


I know it want for me per say
I understand what you mean


With friends like that who needs enemies.


Wouldn’t any one
be a enemy lol


The hot hot neighbor girls are welcome though.


Might want to reconsider, you know they already have friends before they arrive at your place :rofl::rofl:


Dogs gotta eat too.


that letter would be seen by way too many people…and if they all get together you may get shot and looted…prep, be quiet and if they ever come knocking ? that is when you say, Sorry, I have my family to take care of, You are not family…good luck…Don’t come back because I will shoot anyone who trys to hurt me or family, don’t make me shoot you…


with chili as your shtf food, I don’t think you’ll have many staying under the same roof with you long LOL even if they do have gas masks


Ahah Ahahahhahahah


Some things are worth dying for, Sherri Moon being one of them, imo.


jf89, et al:

here is a better, perhaps more motivating, picture of her: