Learn the basics of farming (d'oh i really need to ditch this conspiracy stuff
and heed my own advice), understand your needs, pick a few crops
and try small scale if at all possible. then you need to be able to refine these crops to they can be stored.... but since that depends on the crop,
you can choose wisely and do less later. hope you like the long lasting stuff, if you don't, better get used to it
then hunting and fishing are a
nice, but be aware of heavy metal toxicity and which species tend to accumulate toxins. long lasting? heck, if you're into pemmikan, more power to
you, if not i suggest foraging on demand.
Weapons are important, but reloading gear is a must, plus lots of powder, primers, bullets, cases, all in optimal ratio (not trivial gotta, find out
how many you can re-use, if you're using autoloaders, the answer is most likely zilch) more than one set of tools in case shtuff breaks, also try to
find shtuff that lasts long, which you can only find out by testing, so, happy shooting! did i forget something? Yes!
Navigation. celestial navigation i mean, a compass is OK, but lame, and don't forget the poles may switch
also, get maps, especially, if you
anticipate longer journeys.
PS: i'm full of it and would suck a lot in the case of teotwawki, so don't use the above as gospel advice, but i *think* i could manage to survive
the first few weeks, by that time all cities would be devoid of life (no supply) and easy plundering grounds, IF you know what to look for and don't
mind stumbling over millions of bodies
[edit on 10-6-2006 by Long Lance]