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originally posted by: markovian
That be prity hard for me hear in vegas we got no only the dam but a ton of solar houses mine included but if something happen after the rice runs out and no power I'd go to the lake and fish ... it's not exactly a small lake lots of fish easy to catch and if that somehow failed canibal cookbook anyone
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: olaru12
The elite will probably fare pretty well in their climate controlled bunkers...the rest of us will be SOL.
I'm not so sure
I've often wondered about life in those bunkers...good luck with that guys!
Ride with the "Angels" and pillage what we want, Mad Max style....
What would you do if the electrical grid went down?
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: tinymind
I'd like to fine one of the elite's bunkers and weld the darned door shut. Then we could truely start over.
Just find their air vents and seal them shut.
originally posted by: Nickn3
a reply to: LSU0408
I would turn off the water and move to my self sustained, solar powerd cabin in the Tennessee wilderness.
Doesn't everyone plan ahead? If not, why not?
originally posted by: alonzo730
I got through the ice storm of 1998 all right. Seventeen days with out power, in January. Used oil lamps and candles for light, a wood stove for heat. If the grid were to go down today, I'd manage pretty much the same as I did during the ice storm only this time I have a measure of stored food as well.
originally posted by: redhorse
originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: forkedtongue
Yeah I'm on the outskirts of a small town in Northwest Louisiana. Population out here is 800 and I've got land to hunt, ponds to fish, and a garden down the road. I guess my biggest thorn would be poachers or people trying to fish in my ponds. Only other problem I'd have is that my house can't pull a breeze if its foundation depended on it so I'd have to improvise.
This just cracks me up. People that are just a-waitin' for doomsday; practically salivating at the thought of civilization going off its rails, and they think that they are gonna just sit tight on the land that they are on and hunt and fish and watch their garden grow. Yeah, I know, you were smart enough to live "country" so you've got a chance. Please. If you are thinking that way... You don't. Not. A. Prayer.
There are over 320 million people in the U.S. and after a few days when the city populations begin to disperse and empty out into the countryside it will spiral into increasingly violent mayhem as people fight to survive. That first winter is going to be brutal, no matter where you are. They'll take your stuff. If you're lucky, they'll just turn you out instead of putting one in your head and your kids (if you've got 'em) so that their kids can eat instead of you and yours. If your neighbors aren't prepared they'll more than likely take your stuff too, if the roving bands of The Desperate don't get to you first that is.
I grew up country and I live country. I can raise livestock, shoot, hunt, fish, gut and process anything, ride and train horses, and I'm a fair hand at wilderness survival. None of that skill set, I mean none of it, amounts to much in the face of waves of desperate and violent human beings. If you do not have a solid capacity for and experience with violence, chances are you will hesitate when you shouldn't and you're done. Oh, I know... I don't know you, blah blah... Based on what you've already said I think you're screwed. It's good to be prepared, and down south and out of a city is a good spot to be in, but get your head around the rest or you don't stand a chance. Be prepared for the violence and be able to live on the move if you have to as well. Sitting tight may not be as valid an option as you think it is.
Not that it matters for me anyway, I am chronically ill and completely dependent upon civilization going on its merry way and producing the medication that I need for survival. If things hit the skids, I've got a year or so tops (if I can get my meds somehow), but probably less.
If you're lucky, they'll just turn you out instead of putting one in your head and your kids (if you've got 'em) so that their kids can eat instead of you and yours.
originally posted by: CallYourBluff
originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: CallYourBluff
DANG! You'r town is even smaller than my town it sounds like... We've got two stores but they both take cards.
All shops in my village take cards.My point was after the cables were torn out the ability for all telecommunications was taken away.No connections to banks,phone,internet or the stores ability to supply data on what needed restocking.There was a plus side though.They replaced the cables with fiber optics.So I now have much faster internet.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
a reply to: redhorseNo power= no gas stations open= no fuel. What are they going to do? Walk out to the country in the middle of winter? Sit tight in the country and you will be just fne, as the masses reliant on McDonalds fall like flies. How much fuel do most people have on hand? whatever is in their car at any given time, and maybe a half empty gallon gas can in the garage for thew lawn mower. Do the math. How far is that going to take you? 100 miles? My 4x4 holds probably 26 gallons, and is usually close to full. I also have 45 gallons preserved fuel on hand, not counting what is in the generators, chipper, and rototiller. Aint nobody going to have 75 gallons of gas to get out to the boonies to come rob you, except me, and Im not comming to rob you. Ill bring 1000 LBS of my own food if I come, and share with you