Through 20 years of research, Ivan Stein has created a detailed understanding of the timeline of events leading up to these these historic times. These events include: economic depression, world war III, food & water shortage, martial law, exponential conscious evolution, earth changes, geophysical and magnetic pole shift, passing galactic equator, and entering a new ice age.
Volcanic Hazards: For the reasons outlined in the Possible Earth Events, volcanoes pose serious hazards for sustainability with pyroclastic flow that can reach speeds of 160 kilometers per hour and temperatures of nearly 700 degrees centigrade, floods containing a mixture of rock fragments and water, lava flows, landslides, gas emissions, and clouds of hot ash and rock.
Volcanoes can be found in areas with high plateaus and rolling plains, however, they are generally found along mountain ranges where the plates are sliding across each other and forcing the land to push upwards. This means they can be anywhere and you should research into regional volcanoes before choosing a location. There would be greater concern if you find the existence of an active volcano, but you may want to also know the last time a dormant volcano might have been active to assess the risk.
The movement of the Earth’s crust is projected to create a massive number of volcanic eruptions worldwide. The predictions suggest that there could be so much volcanic ash in the atmosphere that sunlight may be blocked for months or even longer. This ash doesn’t simply sit stagnant over the top of the volcano. It will be spread through the atmosphere by winds and temperature variations and cover the land for 100’s and even 1,000’s of kilometers.
One of the most significant affects of this possibility is what happens in the atmosphere as a result of all the ash emissions. Depending on the location and amount of humidity in the atmosphere, the volcanic ash can trigger instant and torrential rainfall. This rainfall is not like a cloud or storm passing overhead. This is the type of rainfall that could be continuous and last for weeks, months, or even years until the ash is cleared from the atmosphere completely.
Here we have a situation where a safe location isn’t simply to be far enough from the volcanic eruption zone, but also far enough away from the path and long-term impact of the volcanic ash emissions. Since wind patterns generally blow from the East or West, it would be prudent to consider a location that may be either North of South of a volcano.
We’ve already discussed how most volcanoes are found in the mountainous areas of the planet, but these are the same areas where saturation of the subsoil can create the greatest risk from flash floods and mudslides. Due to the basic formation of mountainous regions, valleys and rivers can run for 10’s and even 100’s of kilometers before they either empty into the ocean or a lake. Therefore, it’s also important to consider a location in relationship to what’s up stream. You would certainly not want to be in the path of a wall of water coming down from higher elevations.
The common considerations for distancing yourself from a volcanic eruption are the localized impacts of pyroclastic flow, lava, and poisonous gases. From the above information, you can see that even more distance is necessary when considering the long-term and long range impacts from an eruption.
Recommendation: Choose a location that is 160km (100mi) North or South of any volcano, but especially those that are considered active. Stay out of the path and high enough above flash flood zones as described in the section on water hazards. Be cautious of areas that can slide from saturated subsoil or water erosion.
Elevation: The consideration of elevation is primarily to protect against the possible inundation from ocean tsunamis. We will not speak of elevation in absolutes, but rather in relationship to distance from ocean shorelines.
It appears many people think that simply moving into the mountains or being at a high elevation implies safety. Project TriStar will explain why this is not always true and why there is much more to be considered. Besides being high enough and far enough from the ocean, we will consider topography as it relates to extreme conditions and land erosion.
If you’ve spent any time in the mountains or seen photographs of mountain ranges, you may have noticed signs of large scale erosion. Some in the form of rock slides, deforestation from mud slides, and still others in the form of mountainsides that appear to have been sheered off at some time in history. When you see entire mountain ranges riddled with rock slides of massive boulders, you might ask yourself “what kind of force was required to create such a slide?” These erosion fields provide a geological reference into the risk from a possible cataclysmic event.
How many times have you seen on the news where a moderate earthquake, torrential rain, or volcanic eruption has resulted in part of a town or an entire village being submerged by mud slides? Now imagine how the Possible Earth Events may impact a mountainous location. For these reasons, topography must also be considered with elevation.
The below satellite image is a before and after from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the mountain region of China in May of 2003. In these images, red is vegetation and brown is either dirt, mud, or rock. As you can see from these images, the earthquake caused massive mud and rock slides in the mountain regions, destroying crops, villages, and killing over 70,000 people.
No one knows the exact height that tsunamis might reach under cataclysmic conditions, but it is a fact that the closer you are to the ocean shoreline, the higher you must be in order to remain safe. We don’t have a magical formula for calculating this ratio, but Project TriStar would not recommend a location near the shoreline at any elevation.
You must also remember that mountains ranges are generally formed over or near major fault lines. There is concrete geological evidence that mountain ranges have risen or fallen over 3,000 meters in a single cataclysmic event. If such an event were to occur, then very few if any mountain locations would be considered safe. Such events have also been known to submerge entire mountain ranges and portions of continents under the ocean.
Elevation does not necessarily mean safety. Again, this is a balance between elevation and distance from water hazards. The further inland, the less elevation needs to be major consideration. There are places across the planet where the topography rises gradually and you aren’t necessarily in the mountains. In fact, Project TriStar has concluded that the ideal location would be in rolling hills or on a high plateau rather than in a mountainous region.
If you choose a location that’s the recommended 500km from the ocean, then elevation is primarily to remain clear of potential changes in underground water tables and flood zones.
Recommendation: Choose a location that is around 500km (300mi) from any ocean shoreline and at least 150 to 300 meters above sea level. Any higher elevation would be more desirable as long as there is an assessment between elevation and risk as described in Mountain Locations.
Water Hazards: When we speak about the risks from water, we are primarily speaking about inundation from major bodies of water such as the oceans. Lakes and rivers also pose their own set of risks, but these are secondary concerns.
When we speak about moving inland and away from shorelines, this is not as a result of rising sea levels from either the Sun heating the oceans and causing them to expand or melting of the ice caps. We’re speaking about moving inland due to the possibility of geological events that result in large tidal waves and tsunami.
There is no way to know exactly how high these waves could get or how far they may wash inland, so a location should be chosen for the worst case scenario. In the Possible Earth Events, we discuss the possibility of tsunamis that are thousands of meters high and washing inland for hundreds of kilometers.
The distance from rivers and lakes should be considered based on their size and elevation in relationship to your community. The concern here would be if these were man-made structures or if you were at a lower elevation that could put you at risk if they rupture. You obvious need access to water, so your proximity to water storage must be balanced with risk.
Recommendation: Choose a location that is above sea level and around 500km (300mi) from any ocean shoreline. You should be well away from large lakes, rivers, and low lying areas that may be flood zones. You will want to be at a higher elevation than smaller lakes or rivers and a distance of at least 200 to 300 meters.
Cities & Populous Areas: Even if you only believe in the Social Economic impacts, the choice of location is equally important. Basically, your choice of location needs to be remote and far away from anywhere that people may congregate in order to survive through the coming global famine. Remote also means far away from migration paths as people move further and further away from cities in search of food and shelter.
Human nature has not changed much over the past several thousand years as wars and social unrest constantly remind us. With starvation comes desperation and with desperation generally comes violence. It’s important to remember that as much as some people can remain civilized in desperate situations; this is not a concept that can be applied to the entire population. As famine and chaos spread globally, a survival of the fittest mentality will start to grow. Once this begins, it will become contagious as people find they must band together in groups for their very survival.
At some point in this process, armed militia, gangs, and other groups will form out of fear for their very lives, as well as, to gain access to and maintain control over resources.
Governments will establish martial law in order to suppress this activity, but they will not be able to police every city, town, or community. Civil, human, and moral rights will be violated by those in positions of control.
Choosing a “remote” location is not the same as “rural”. In fact, a rural location may put you at greater risk as law enforcement will be more occupied with densely populated areas such as cities and towns. This is why Project TriStar makes a clear distinction between “rural” and “remote” when choosing a safe location.
Recommendation: Choose a location that is as remote as possible; somewhere around 160km (100mi) from any populated area of more than 500 people. Of course, it would also help if this location is private, secluded, and inconspicuous from any access roads.
Introduction: If you’ve read through the Social Economic impacts, then the recommendations provided here may begin to make sense. The only real question is what level you believe in these events. Granted, some of the possible events surrounding this time in history are challenging to consider and even more challenging to believe even by many of those who are already making plans.
There are basically three directions or choices that everyone has before them.
The only other consideration is whether you plan for the short-term or long-term. How many people have come to understand the true reason behind the collapse of global society? It’s the same reason why most businesses fail which is “short-term planning.” Anyone who’s been successful in business has learned that short-term planning is unsustainable and without long-term planning a business, family, society, and even a global population is unsustainable. So, no matter what you believe may or may not happen over the next few years, if you’re not planning for the long-term, then you might just as well not be planning at all.
If you believe and understand in the coming Social Economic impacts, then you realize that decisions must be made well in advance of these events. In fact, in order to even survive through these times, we must start planning now for the major changes in lifestyle and sustainability. If you also believe in the Possible Earth Events, then the only difference between the two is how you prepare.
Project TriStar is dedicated to providing truthful and forthright information and recommendations to help people transition through these times with the least amount of suffering. In keeping with this philosophy, Project TriStar is planning and preparing for both the Possible Earth Events and Social Economic impacts. Planning for the Social Economic impacts only, could simply mean taking these recommendations and reducing or eliminating some of the individual considerations.
The most important decision to make in any preparation is the choice of location. Throughout history, the choice of location has determined everything from viability to sustainability. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about a business, farm, castle, community, town, or city, if you make a poor choice of location, the consequences can be devastating.
When choosing a safe location for either the Possible Earth Events or Social Economic impacts, the key word is “remote”. This doesn’t mean rural or a fifteen minute drive from a town. As a minimum, remote means far enough from any form of civilization that is beyond access by foot. Sustainability in a remote location can certainly be a greater challenge, but it’s essential for the ability to live in peace and harmony through the worldwide economic depression, global famine, martial law, WWIII, and the possible cosmic and geophysical events.
From the information provided under this topic, you may realize that sustainability will take more than simply building a shelter or dome structure. In order to sur-thrive on a humane and harmonic level, preparations must be made. Existence can be either tolerable or intolerable depending on how one prepares. All of the above topics should be reviewed and considered by anyone who is choosing a personal location or involved in preparation planning for a sustainable community.
Making a miscalculation in any one of the above considerations can spell disaster no matter what your intentions. Every day, we hear of people making choices and preparations based on incomplete information and in some cases simply denial. There are people who have already sold their assets, built a shelter, and moved into it without even knowing the potential of what’s coming or if they’re in a safe location. The point is that many people do not have enough information to prepare properly. In addition, timing and commitment of resources may be the most important factor in sur-thrival.
Due to the importance of choosing a sustainable location, Project TriStar has devoted time and research into the assessment of risk for each consideration listed above. The results, which are provided in the form of recommendations, surprised even Project TriStar. Our research reveals that mountainous regions may be some of the most hazardous and high risk locations on the planet. There are certainly mountainous locations that are safe, but Project TriStar recommends that adequate research be done to reduce the risks.