posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 11:08 PM
Any SITX will have phases.
Short term initial hide and survive period. 1 to 90 days
Then a long term recovery period.
The short term hide and survive period will be the hardest for most. except those that planed.
The long term recovery period can make or break a group without planing.
In a SITX with a 50+% death rate a good "observe, sweep, and salvage" plan will go a long way to surviving during the long term recovery period.
A small group working at night and observing during the day and sweeping a large area looking for any buildings abandoned by there owner, the dead,
Or a larger group with observation teams moving through a area followed by a sweep and salvage teams going through all building and sweeping them for
salvage. food, medical supplies, equipment, solar panels, weapons, ammo, trade items, wire for running a area phone system. ect
Just look a your home and neighborhood if everyone there died how much salvage would be there for a will trained search team to find.
The salvage is ether hauled away or removed and hid till it can be recovered.
Where are your local national guard armories, military bases, police stations, gun stores, medical offices. all would be prime places for salvage, of
everything from weapons, ammo, drugs, MREs to armoured vehicles,
You will need heavy cutting equipment. local fire-station?
Have you ever tried to open a safe or a military ammo bunker?.
A lot of gun nuts have gun safes.
If other groups have been through the area and you are the first with the know-how you will get the goodies.
Don't try to use a cutting torch to open a ordnance storage bunker, People who try tend not to live long or prosper,
Think out of the box.