posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 08:15 AM
If you plan on traveling to a location, or one of a few locations in mind, and stay put for up to one growth season (1/3rd of a year, or 3 to 5
months), bring your own seeds.
Bring seeds of something consumable that will grow within 3 to 5 months. This leaves out alot of things, but there are a few things that are perfect
for the task. Do your own research on your favorite veggies..
This goes for medicine as well, and even smoking supplies. You could plant your own tobacco, or hemp (for uh.. boat ropes!), or poppy, or -whatever-.
Morphine base is easily extractable from poppy straw, and can be used for pain relief and respiratory depression if one is suffering from injury or
Hemp is great for anti-nausea, anti-stress, glaucoma, ocular nerve pressure, regulation of blood sugar (diabetic) etc.
So, a diverse seed stash would be in order. I already have one. If the # ever hits the fan, I plan on making my way to the nearest mountain range,
isolating myself with perhaps just a couple of very trustworthy people or by myself if need be, and etch out an agricultural existence. Most people
automatically think "Nomadic" when they think bugging out, or the loss of society. But allow me to remind you that Agriculture is how Mankind has
gotten to where it is, and achieved what it has. Nomadic is a lesser form of existence when it comes to efficiency level and quality of life. You
could even argue it is safer from a health standpoint. So I'll be finding myself a nice cave or rock enclosure within a short walk of some nice soil
of at least a fraction of an acre, surrounding by dense woods. This is where i'd stay put in a makeshift home of sorts until it is absolutely
necessary to flee the hideout.
And because of the potential to have to flee the hideout, I will tend to my gardens and crops and have some containers full of condensed alkaloids or
food stuffs from my plants, so I can flee if necessary. And I will always save the previous harvest's seeds, as well as a massive collection of my
own incase i have failed crops or im ran off of my spot. This is where a couple of folks come in, all armed with rifles, less than 8 people, more like
3 or 4 people. Living a halfway decent existence and protecting it by always having one person on watch, setting up early warning traps such as
fishing wire with bells attached to it, or other crafty indicator devices. Having a few friends around will help you manage everything, because its
hard to be a farmer all by yourself.
And if you do have good fortune and find an ideal location, do not sell to the locals! They will find out what you have and where you live and come
kill you! Always travel FAR to trade these goods.. because they will be better than GOLD in a Mad Max style, fallen society.
[edit on 12/13/2007 by runetang]