Originally posted by heliumboy
let me tell you something. Do you think that being self sufficient will keep you from the bug that will sweep the world, will it prepare you for
invasion. becuase if the US collapses russia will step in ala " red dawn" if soviet troops or chinese troops see that you are living it up or even
a deranged US government response. how can even a million rounds of 7.62 and 50 cal bullets will protect you against the near infinite resources of a
superpower. You have no idea what you are preparing for. If you have a bugout vehicle do you really have a chance of getting to your retreat if all
of the main roads have been sealed off by the national guard.what if you are on vacation 1000 miles away or even at work in downtown. there are
atleast 1000 survivalist such as yourself fleeing town. what is to say one of them won't be tempted to use their guns to take what you have.
As for nuclear war you will have a very hard chance surviving on glowing carrots. Most survivalist retreats will be doomed. What is to say that all
of your preparing won't save you from radiation poisoning. winds may be different in the future and may blow fallout right on your head.
TV shows such as Man vs wild and survivorman and movies like I am legend drivel.
I am not saying that there is no hope.
Well, I wasnt going to reply to this Troll, but here goes .........
You have totally contradicted yourself on your original post for a starter about NOTHING will happen, then come back with the retort above.
You have no understanding of what Survivalism is do you?
It can mean lots of things to lots of people and probably no two Survivalists will tell you the same thing.
As one poster wrote, he is a Self-sufficientist or a good-lifer as we say in the UK..... that is a form of Survivalist. A Survivalist that hunkers
down in his nuclear fallout shelter/bunker is often reffered to as a Retreatist. The Survivalist that just wants to get away from Society and
Government is often called an Off-Gridder. A Survivalist who just wants to get back to nature and live off the land as our ancestors did is often
called a Backwoodsman and the art is Bushcraft. Having enough money in the bank as a reserve to pay your mortgage if you should fall ill, is in a way
a Survivalist. Hunters, Poachers, Anglers and Gardeners are if you like, practicing Survivalists. For most Survivalists that are on this forum, it is
probably a combination of all of the above, we just lump everything into one word SURVIVALIST as there is no other name that springs to mind.
Survivalism takes in many shapes, names and forms.
Now, depending on where you live on this vast, diverse and climatic planet, will influence what you see as YOUR 'POTENTIAL' SITUATION X. If you
lived in The Maldives, your Sit X could be Tsunamis, Flooding and Global Warming. If you lived in the American mid-west, then it could probably be
Tornadoes. If you lived on the US south and east coast or in the Caribbean then Hurricanes would be a factor. If you lived right next door to a ICBM
missile silo or a US B1b Bomber base then obviously a Nuclear exchange could be your Situation X.
As for a ''Red Dawn'' scenario, I think you have been watching too many films.
Survival and Survivalism is NOT only about 'potential' Nuclear War and WW3 and its not about who has the biggest arsenal of weapons either.
If you were to drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border on a driving holiday, wouldnt you take some basics with you, like a petrol can,
tow rope, spare water, first aid kit etc etc? That is a form of Survivalism ....... but you can call it commonsense if that makes you feel better. Its
commonsense that drives most Survivalists not fantasy-based scenarios, aka Zombie Outbreaks ........ Come on.
YOU have to look at what YOU perceive to be YOUR potential Situation X(s) and be realistic about it. Only then can you start to prepare yourself for