a reply to: mamabeth
Seems to me that the ability to knock together a decent batch of cyanide on the quick is a handy dandy skill to have.
But lets be realistic here. Most people, even prepper types, are not necessarily going to have the scientific wherewithal to come up with that stuff
on the fly, or be able to handle it safely if they do. Furthermore, realistically speaking, its much more likely that upon delivering the cookies and
coffee, the fellow would have been slotted by the gang, with the intention of taking over his compound entirely.
The crucial thing is NOT to set up a compound, unless you are mob handed, armed and situated in such fashion, that without heavy artillery being used
against you, there is no way for you to be moved from your position by any force, with any number of small arms. Either that, or your bolthole has to
be so invisible that no group of heavily armed drunks could ever find it. An underground bunker, a heavily overgrown ferrocrete building, covered in
ivy and surrounded by dense, dense bush, these are fine, because its unlikely that anyone could find them in the first place. But some plain old
house, with a big fence, that can be seen from a distance of anything greater than ten feet away? Forget it. That is a holdout location for a group,
not a lone individual.
The best option, if one is alone, is to be mobile, travel light, leave as little trace of yourself as possible. Minimising ones impact on the
terrain, ones visibility, choosing stopping places and camping spots with an eye to concealment, and not being in one spot for more than a little
while at a time, is a much better bet for a person with no group to be a part of. Any lone person in an obvious, permanent shelter or compound, is
going to be under a greater threat, than a lone person camping out using proper survival techniques to stay concealed, cover their tracks, and avoid