reply to post by Anuubis
Thank you, but actually my speciality is Water Treatment and CBR defense. I'm a good shot too, but I'm more valuable for WATER, Medical and long
term planning for longevity.
But Ok, here is the deal e' o'...
A VOTE ? I dont think so...
Decisions that have to be made have to be made quickly and accurately with a knowledge base to draw upon.
I dont have the time to explain my position and the reasons for doing something that someone else might not like, understand or even grasp.
A lifetime of experience overrides someone 's vote... sorry, thats just the way it is.
There are so many techniques, tricks and methods to accomplish a goal that have been thought out, discussed, planned, re- planned and finalized over
YEARS of study. Then Changed again when new information becomes available.
Even YEARS later, I'm improving and changing tactics and methods, that I simply cant explain to someone in a day, and expect them to "GET IT", go
with it and do it correctly. Especially if they never even thought about it before, and are still shocked that the internet is down, and people are
trying to kill them for "no reason ". I cant handle the Psychological stresses that THEY will be going through, and its not going to be a walk in
the park for me either, but I know I can get past that when I have to.
I'm not babysitting , holding hands or lending a shoulder to cry on, unless its family.
Rationing food and water goes without saying. Also rationing batteries, toilet paper, soap, personal and Medical supplies. I am curently TRAINING
myself to eat ONCE a day NOW. I'm also TRAINING myself to endure no Air Conditioner, Working outside for HOURS in the HEAT, and watching my
surroundings with the 1000 yard stare. People just are not going to GET THAT, until its really too late, and they are forced to do it or die.
Light discipline, noise discipline, smoke and smell discipline. Even cooking with a minimum amount of fuel, and being effecient is a skill that took a
long time to aquire. Movement and concealment I've worked on for over 20 Years... I dont need anyone trying to follow my lead, unless they have been
Sorry, no time for a vote, have to MOVE on it.
I really dont think that anyone will GET IT quick enough to do what it takes to MAKE IT, unless they have already figured it out on their own, over
YEARS of study.
Potential 'Decontamination' is one immediate example..... I dont have the time in a Decontamination situation to explain why someone has to strip
naked, be scrubbed down ( with the proper detergents and sanitizers), possibly have their hair cut off, rinsed in COLD water, checked for remaining
contamination, and possibly have to do it all again, and then be handed a Hospital Gown to wear because their clothes are ruined.
It just HAS to be done, immediately and correctly, with no time for discussion, voting or hym hawing around.
There goes a LARGE portion of Survival Water, runoff has to be contained, the proper decontaminants have to be used and the proper measuring,
recording and detection has to be preformed. No time to Explain it, no time to Vote on it, and no patience for arguing about it.
Thats just one example. I can think of 50 more immediately.
With that said, let me specify that I WOULD accept a Medical Doctor into a Group, a TRAINED Soldier, EMT, Veterinarian, Surgeon or Police Officer.
Let me add to that a Water Treatment Specialist, Pharmacist, Food Warehouse Manager, Sporting Goods Store Manager, or alternative fuel/power/ solar
These people are TRAINED and do this daily, and we would not have an issue. They would ADD to the group, just by their past experience.
I would have no use for a Lawyer, Stock broker, Real Estate Agent, Investor, or Office worker UNLESS they had previous Military experience, Medical
Practice or even Nursing School. ( Or other skill that I cant think of right now )
I know a few Millionaires personally.... If they wanted to get in on the deal, they would have to fork up 10 Grand or so immediately, just to get them
the gear that they need, food and fuel. Also, I would have to invest ALL DAY for WEEKS to get them set up, with money being no object.
Of course I cant do that for "nothing", and let my JOB slide for someone else. My benefit MIGHT be more food and fuel, but in all honesty, I'd
rather be Paid and buy my own while shopping for them.
So to close..... Doctors, EMT's, Soldiers, Cops, Animal Vets, pharmacists, perhaps some Microbiologists, or Botany experts couold ADD to a
Someone that works at Kinko's, or Pizza Hut...... well... dead weight.
I know this sounds Harsh, but What am I missing?
YES, I have to sleep sometime... and a few more 'good shots', eyes and ears next to me would be great, but until I find someone with those skills
already in tow, I make a MUCH smaller target on my own and with my family.
I really wish it was differant, but it wont be until its all too late..... then the Survivors will band together, knowing whats up because they have
had to SURVIVE IT personally.
I'm still open to further suggestions though.... Please point them out.
Anyone who has these skills probably feels the exact same way about others who have no clue.
I didnt buy the 22 inch rims, I didnt put hydraulics in my truck, I dont have a boomin' Stereo, a DVD collection, I dont go out to nice restaraunts,
I drive a 1994 vehicle. I buy water purifiers instead of going to concerts. etc... etc.. etc...
[edit on 3-7-2008 by Blitzkreigen]