Industrial Infrastructure

Few people realize just how complex and interconnected the industrial infrastructure of the developed world is and more importantly just how fragile it is.

You local grocery stores relies on a massive industrial infrastructure. Just a few of those industries are:

  • Trucking companies
  • Railroads
  • Shipping Lines
  • Refineries and Fuel Distribution
  • Petroleum Production and Transportation
  • Packaging Manufacturers
  • Fertilizer Production
  • Seed Production
  • Farming
  • Slaughterhouses
  • Breweries
  • Dairies
  • Bakeries
  • Electrical Power Generation
  • Coal and Gas Production
  • Lightbulb Manufacturers
  • Computer Manufacturers
  • Refrigeration Compressor Manufacturers
  • Chemical Production Facilities
  • Electronic Inventory Systems

Most of us don’t think about the truly massive complex of industry that supports the grocery store in which we buy a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk. Most of us don’t realize or appreciate that if just ONE of those critical industries fails the grocery store (and our food supply) ceases to function.

The failure of the electrical system over a wide area would stop fuel production and distribution which would stop the truck and trains which would bring the food distribution system to a halt. 2-3 days after that… the grocery store are out of food.

If the electricity stops, the Food stops. The Water stops. The Sanitation system stops. Communications (radio, television. internet, radio) stop.

The Police can no longer function once they fuel supply runs out, once the radios stop working.

Local, State and Federal governments can no longer communicate or coordinate activities once the communications and transportation stop.

Your individual knowledge of the world around you would suddenly be limited to what you personally can see and hear… nothing more. Your world would become much, much smaller…

No Radio, no TV, no Internet, No Newspapers…

 

 

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