posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 10:19 AM
I now consider myself pre-bugged out. I'm in a tiny town, at the end of a long driveway, backed up into Bureau of Land Management Land in a place
with mild year round weather and plenty of water and natural food supplies. I'm far enough away from the main travel routes so that I doubt any
looters would ever find us and it's relatively defensible. IOW, I've given a lot of thought to this scenario and expected it to happen by now.
That said, a lot depends on what your SHF situation is; if it's radioactive all bets are off. Kiss your keister goodbye. Ditto some of the more
drastic situations like asteroids hitting or Yellowstone blowing (which would drop 10 foot of suffocating ash on most of the US and lower global
temperatures enough to bring on an ice age...
Let's say an EMP that takes out the electrical grid; no warning, no way of knowing exactly what happened or how long the power is going to be out. At
first, everything is more or less normal but it would take a few days for people to figure out (along with rampant speculation, conjecture and wild
imaginings about what happened) that the power might not be coming back again. Most people won't know that all the electrical devices going dead
including cars was an EMP, even... and our glorious U.S. govt if that's where you are has a nasty tendency of retaliating against imaginary enemies,
thus making the situation worse. Meanwhile back at home, there's dozens of nuclear power plants that are days away from meltdown status from lack of
diesel and personnel to manage them.
At that point you have millions of people in the cities getting very nervous and finally reacting, most of which (including you) won't have a working
How far can you walk with necessities? A sleeping bag or roll, portable food and water and tools? I'm willing to bet you'd be lucky to get 10
miles from your current location. If you were at work at the time, could you even get home? The roads would be impassable from stalled abandoned
cars and maybe only a bike works, and it stands out as something worth stealing. Once the stores are being looted, people will revert to animalistic
behavior (thus the saying that civilization is only 9 missed meals away from disappearing).
My best advice barring what I've already done? And the one that few will think of? If you're within walking or biking distance of a marina, go and
find yourself a sailboat. Learn to sail it on the fly and head to the southern hemisphere, fast.