posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 01:57 PM
I could write a book on this, and in light of the fact I am a bonifide "Peak Oil" believer, I will give you the low down:
1. The City: Per capita/per square mile; where are people murdered right now? Where are most crimes commited per capita in a given area. Obviously in
"the city". Now, people here and today will rape your children, rob you, kill you and do all sort of sick things---and do it JUST FOR THE HELL OF
IT. Imagine these same people KILLING OUT OF NECESSITY for food, sexual pleasure and resources in a lawless society. The Urban areas after Peak Oil
will be HELL ON EARTH.
2. The Suburbs: Less dangerous as urbania. However; consider the logistical situation you are in. You have no working infastructure, sewage and waste
condensed into a small area. More people competeing for resources in a smaller area. The suburbs, at least in America, are full of kindlebox
wood-framed houses. If you don't give people what they want at gunpoint, they'll simply burn your house/condo down and then take what they want,
including your family. Also consider how fast that fire can spread without Fire services.
3. The country: My family lives in the country, I live in the city. I will retreat to the country. Most people in my rural area would not shoot you
unless you appeared to be a threat. However, in my retreat area I would give you one warning and one warning only. The country has to adhere to the
age old principle of "people per square mile/kilometer". Meaning, there will not be enough resources after an exodus of people from the cities into
the country. Ultimately, I would be forced to use force to protect "my subsistence area" which would be quite large.
To answer your question, obviously the country is the place to go. I think the difference is that in the city/burbs people will be coming after you,
while people in the country will be defending against you. You have become what the aggressor in the city is, you are the agressor try to displace the
people in the country.