posted on May, 27 2008 @ 08:40 AM
Shall i stay or shall i go?
my previous post gave the indication that i would stay put, that still applies,
but that does`nt mean that someone who decides to go is wrong.
It`s all a matter of degree. Each person has to make those choices dependant upon his/her own situation, and the worst case scenario they are prepared
to prepare for.
I first imagined scenarios in ascending order of impact, and then thought through it, deciding on what i need and what i would do.
Example 1 power failure- have candles,parafin lamps, batteries, radio,gas,
etc STAY PUT
Example 2 power and water failure- same as above plus prepared water storage,extra water buts,rain catcher etc
STILL STAY PUT
Example 3 no power,water or food- have water,food and fuel stored
STILL STAY PUT
from here we get into real situation x scenarios!
But up to now i`ve not been a burden to anyone, my family feel safe and secure, in the knowledge that Dads got it all sorted. And i`m still warm,dry
and able to think.And more importantly i`ve stayed the grey man and not drawn any attention to myself.
Once you get into critical scenarios, such as terrorist attack, dirty bombs,nuclear meltdown,anarchy,war etc then once again it`s look at your own
situation. NOW SHOULD I STAY OR GO?
This is only a question you can answer for yourself, if i lived in a built up area down wind of a nuclear power plant, then a bug out plan would be
high on MY family survival plan, but i would still look first at where my family and friends live and incorporate that befor exposing myself and
family to a rural survival existence situation.
In responce to the previous posts suggestion that a mans home/castle can become his tomb is absoloutelt right IT COULD!
BUT as a survivalist my duty to my family is to make sure it does`nt.
Why i would`nt leave my home is for several reasons:
1 I may have several tons of water, food, fuel and stores. I cant take this amount with me.
2 I already have four walls around me and a roof over my head. Once i leave i`m at the mercy of the elements,and i`ve left my home. On returning (if
i`m lucky) the local authority could well have put some other refugee family in it!
3 With head down and low profile i could go weeks if not months without any outside interference. I`m certainly no threat to the local populace,local
authority or state. If i ran for the hills,as some suggest I would be seen as a threat by everyone i came into contact with.
4 Whilst staying warm,fed and relatively safe, i can be constantly improving my set up. I will not be affected by weeks of thirst, hunger, wind and
rain. And so would a lot fitter to improve or defend my situation.
5 I know my local resources
6 I know my local terrain
7 I know my neighbours
But i would still have a comprehensive bug out plan if hoards of scavengers were at my door. But this may never happen and if it did i may at least
have had several weeks of relative safety beforhand.
I am very furtunate in my locality, if i was`nt then my mindset may be completely diferent.
NO ONE WAY OR THE OTHER IS RIGHT OR WRONG. ITS STILL THE SAME.
This is a great forum to exchange views and ideas. KEEP IT GOING