posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 09:54 AM
I would be different than most of the folks here in that I don't see some evil overlord world govt or police state ever being an issue. There is
simply not enough resources on the planet to run that very long. More so when they find out there is no 'other guy' to blame and that govt is
responsible for everything. I do see things like hurricanes, extreme flooding, multi foot snow storms and tornado storms cropping up in places that
never had them before. Things like crustal shifting go on daily to a small extent but they could become major events. We all know how nuts people get
when the da*n power goes off.
I may tend to travel at night, but for the average person travel by day off the beaten path is best. Without water you will go about 40 miles if
lucky. Dead in the ditch like above is more likely. Folks get into trouble when they take on things they are unprepared for.
I believe you are fishing for what would other people do. In the trunk of my car I have a single bottle fanny pack, with an empty Hershey's chocolate
milk bottle in it,(wide mouth reclosable top) and a survival straw water filter
(the good one rated for bacteria and viruses) in one of the pockets as well as a folding swiss army knife a lighter and a tiny band aid and aspirin
first aid kit with needle and thread,fish hooks with plenty of line,salt, small compass, TP, about 10" high tensile braided cord. and lens. I also
have a hooded 3'4 length anti night vision overcoat.
Day one: Move to an outlying area, and set up a prep camp. Try to collect as many bottles of water along the way as possible before starting and tie
the necks of the bottles to the fanny pack if I get any. Build fire and cut three spears. One thick one about 2" across and 6' long and two about
1" across. use knife to cut a point on all of them and then go back and cut 4 barbs two at half shaft thickness in the point and two at opposing
sides 3/4 thickness up the point. These green spears are then stripped of bark and cured and tempered very hard by drying close to the fire. The large
spear doubles as a walking stick while the other two are carried horizontally. These are defensive and utilitarian, but if need be the small ones are
used first. I will prepare a sling for stones as well, then thoroughly think through what has to be done and rest.
Day two: I can now defend myself against mountain lions, bears and cyotes, the big human killers in the area if needed by holding off with one spear
and striking into the chest with another if needed. The spears can double as fishing poles, should I need food, I can drink from puddles and
wastewater if I can't find moving water and now drift further off the road so my fires are not detected and can move undetected to the
Hope this helps somebody. Or should I say I hope no one has to.