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originally posted by: abago71
a reply to: Phage
One Second After was a book I really enjoyed. I got on a kick and read several books in the same vein a few years ago.
My main concern in regards to an EMP, is my pacemaker. Maybe I should start wearing a tin foil shirt. or maybe chainmail.
originally posted by: stonerwilliam
I once lived in a area 30 years ago that used to get regular power blackouts of power for days in the winter ,so while renovating my old property i ran extra cables to run a 12 volt supply for lights and had a coal and propane supply for heating and cooking and a b&w television and a stream for water if needed next to the property in a total shtf scenario .
But not everyone plans like you ,older people brought up in that area who were looked up to by some were banging on my door DEMANDING to know how my property looked normal with television lights etc .
And they looked like wild eyed zombies from a movie ,unwashed and unshaven , and that was after 5 days of no power that
events told me enough about people ,who were 3-4 decades older than me and should have known better .
originally posted by: AtomicKangaroo
Always knew modern kids would die if they couldn't play their video games.
I've personally wanted a global technological blackout for years.
Be good to have some survival of the fittest brought back into the human world, and would help some countries whose populations are much bigger than they can sustain.
But yeah, be like a real life "the walking dead" I reckon. So many around today who wouldn't know how to grow a carrot or catch a fish that you just know they'll resort to killing and stealing to get that last box of stale pop tarts.
I used to stress about the way the human world was going. Now I say bring it on once and for all.
It would honestly take an extinction level event to change humanity, as just using our brains and changing our own minds stopped being an option a long time ago for the majority.
originally posted by: AnkhMorpork
originally posted by: liejunkie01
I guess it's a good thing I live in the middle of corn fields.
So the 90% deal is city folk right. You know the ones against the second amendment. Or is it wrong of me to assume that?
Yeah, your thinking is all wrong as it relates to your fellow man. You yourself will probably be struck with a meteor.