We recently watched How It Ends Netflix end of times movie. It was interesting, to say the least, and it brings up a lot of excellent points for preppers as you watch it. Even if you aren’t a big fan of disaster movies, it might be a good idea to learn from them and How It Ends showcases a nation-wide disaster.
How It Ends Trailer
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, the How It Ends trailer will give you a better idea of what to expect.
As you can see, there are multiple events in the movie that could possibly represent real life in a SHTF scenario. While it wasn’t entirely realistic, it does give us some food for thought.
Lessons Learned from How It Ends Netflix
What do we learn from the movie? Let’s take a look at some of the most valuable lessons this movie has shown. WARNING: Spoiler alert!
Lesson One: Always Be Prepared
This should be obvious, but we see our protagonist, Will, far from home on a business trip when things start to go south. He has nothing with him . . . he even ends up bugging out in a suit and tie. Fortunately, his father-in-law is a little more prepared, but if he didn’t have that backup, things would have gone worse than they did.
Lesson Two: Create a Backup Plan
A family disaster plan doesn’t just have one plan of action. In How It Ends, we see that even a basic plan of action is messed up by a variety of external factors. The original path to get home is blocked, first by military, then by forest fires, and finally, by militant groups. If you can’t follow your original plan, what are you going to do?
Sure, you can come up with a plan on the fly and adapt as you go . . .and that is a valuable skill to have. However, it’s helpful to know exactly what to do if things go wrong with Plan A or even Plan B. You will save valuable time by not having to consider all aspects and working out a new option.
Lesson Three: Have an Accessible Bug-Out Location
Where will you go if you need to get out of Dodge? Can you get there easily? In the movie, Will’s fiance, Sam, has to bug out on her own . . . something she wouldn’t have managed if it weren’t for their neighbor. Your bug-out location has to be accessible for everyone, whether they are on their own or with the rest of the family. Can your kids get to the bug-out location without you?
Lesson Four: Have Weapons and Expertise
As Will and his father-in-law race to find his pregnant fiance across the country, Will is forced to come to grips with the fact that other people have weapons. His initial aversion to guns changes over time, as he realizes that it has become a survival-of-the-best-armed world.
While you don’t necessarily have to have a gun (many people don’t want to keep them in the house, for various reasons), some sort of weapon will be essential in a SHTF scenario.
Lesson Five: No One Survives Alone
The tag line of the movie is one that sticks with you. Sure, it’s possible to survive on your own, but why? Workign with others is the best way to ensure you all survive and that’s particularly true if you have a family to look after.
Have you watched How It Ends Netflix? If so, what lessons did you take away from the movie?