Woke up with lots of great posts to respond to! Thanks to everyone for the input!!
Just a few quick notes before I address everyone individually.
So far, the consensus seems to be along the lines of "Group? Screw a group! Time to hide with your family!"
And yes, for the most part, I completely agree. We are our worst enemy and especially in a situation like this.
And we should certainly do whatever necessary in little groups or solo travel for the majority of the trip.
BUT, what I'm hoping to achieve, is a pre-planned destination for us to use on this site. A place we can all convene should the worst happen. After
all, strength in numbers, right? There's like 300k members on this site - many not really active. Say, 10-20% survive whatever happens and manage to
scrape through any initial struggles of survival.
Wouldn't it be smart to have a collaboration on where to go to meet up post-situation?
I think it's wise to keep to ourselves and fend for our families in the outskirts for a while, certainly, but then you're just waiting for that
inevitable raid that you cannot defend. This is an attempt to give everyone a spot to aim for, in the hopes of building a community post-SHTF. At any
rate, I appreciate all the replies and have learned so much already!
Your place sounds great. I'd be a little terrified of drifters from Chicago coming through. Still, sounds like you're remote
enough and clever enough to thwart 'em.
I, too, am from Michigan. It would
be smart to get a head start on a destination beforehand. I've thought about
buying an acre or so of land down South and setting it up before, but money/time have been the issue. Good information on the places to avoid. People
will flock to those areas living or undead
(and just havin' some fun with the Zpoc there) As much as I am set on going South, I know the greatest
threat to any survival situation is infection and that just skyrockets the more warmer the climate is. I'm going to have to research some more remote
food centers and other stops, as they're almost guaranteed to have something left over.
Excellent response, btw.
You're 200 acre farm destination sounds like a survivor's paradise. Looking to make it a community? Or hoping to just thwart the
Yeah, Yellowstone is almost worse than nukes in some ways if it went down that way. I don't know why, but that one scares me
more than anything.
I agree with your meeting area suggestion. Got anything more concrete like a town in mind?
I love your ideas about the restart kit and the road monitoring. I hadn't considered a restart kit, but now that's an invaluable must for all the
reasons you state. And yeeess...a banjo for a people scarecrow...
The option of tribing up is what I'm hopin' to achieve at least somewhat with this thread. I think it's great that people have
survival plans for their families and know enough to stay away from most people, but sooner or later, you'll want to band together. If we can get
some co-operative groups formed on sites like this, the better off we'd be in the long run!
Chattanooga and Knoxville added to the places to avoid list then. I agree that Knoxville is just too populated. Also, that was
an excellent point about the canoe. One shotgun shell away from losing it all if stuck in the water like that. Yeah, Florida, which should
practically be a survivor's paradise(gators excluded) is somehow the exact opposite of that. Georgia is out of the question for me as well, since
Floridians will just be pouring out of the top of their state to escape whatever bad is there.
I completely agree with you on all statements you made about people. Heck, I do everything I can to avoid them in this "civilized"
world we have. In an anarchy-based situation, the bad eggs will emerge and there will be LOTS of them. This is why I think it's best if we make at
least some ideas of where we(members of this site) think we could band together now. It would be incredibly difficult for me to join with another
group for the most part.
I'm afraid not. Electric guitars would, for the most part, attract both good and bad people in droves.
I loved the idea of following the power lines until I read the following posts. While I think power lines are a great thing to keep
in sight, r0xor's point is vital.
Yeah, it's not going to be easy to trust ANYone you meet if it goes down. That's what I'm kinda hoping to sorta achieve
here. A community in mind at least half-planned from people on this site.
Being anywhere NEAR those heavy metropolitan areas would be asking for trouble and a nightmare from my point of view as well. I
think if things seemed too bleak to go on, I'd just say "Well, time to go to Detroit. At least it will be quick."
I appreciate your tips! Situation Fluidity IS vital. Just since I posted this last night, I've realized how important it
is to have back up plans for your back up plan! And it's a pity you'd be remote as well, because you seem like a great addition to have in any