posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 08:22 AM
Let’s say the world spirals out of control, the worldwide economy collapses, continued war and energy shortages along with food shortages plus
massive natural disasters turns our stable world into a Mad Max world where lawlessness and anarchy reign. Let’s say all effective government has
collapsed and all that is left of them are hidden underground in bunkers and there only concern is there continued survival. Meaning no one is going
to help you or yours, we will all be on our own. So what do you do?
Step one: Prepare, more than likely if our civilization does indeed fall, how will we live after? I think there will be 3 main groups of people.
1 Will be the survivors of the government and there collective families living in underground bunkers they will be the smallest groups, they will hold
on to the old ways using technology and force to obtain the resources they need to survive, they will most likely enslave groups or settlements around
there vicinity in order to continue there way of life. These groups will be well educated for generation to come because of the safety there education
levels and technology give them.
2 Nomadic wanderers, those that go from place to place scavenging off what remains of the old world, taking by force what they can when the
opportunity arrives. This group will be the least educated of the three, there constant movement both for resources and to avoid danger will not give
them the time it takes to educate a population.
3 Small farming settlements will pop up all over the place; these are where most of the survivors of our old world will live after our fall. Each
settlement will be different each will use a varying degree of technology and have different degrees of educational levels, however it’s in these
settlements that the true power of the people will lie, with some preparation before the fall, I’m saying you could plan out a successful settlement
now with a few supplies that after the fall would be invaluable.
Since most of us do not have the resources to construct and to supply a underground bunker complex, what are we going to do? I think the key to
surviving and to thriving after a fall is knowledge and unobtainable items. By unobtainable I mean the resources needed to rebuild a society that we
can no longer get. I mean Spices and medicinal herbs and fruits and vegetables.
There are many things we all could be stocking up on, I believe the most important items are Books [the how to kind] Basic construction, how to make
flour, how to preserve food, how to garden, how to irrigate, how to sew, how to basket weave, basic medical books, how to use medicinal herbs,
I believe that if your really sure that a fall is going to happen, what do you think the value of a orange will be years after the fact? What do you
think the value of garlic, oregano, or fennel seeds will be, or just the value of pepper? Stocking up on organic seeds of all varieties would be a
huge benefit for one of the new settlements, with a huge variety of foods and spices and medicinal herbs, this settlement could trade for whatever it
The last items needed would be tools of all shapes and sizes, hammers, nails, saws, levels, all of the tools needed to build a settlement by hand, you
would need to build houses, sawmills, flour mills, bakeries, defensive structures.
I would choose a large hill, with a water source a spring or a well, this will allow a good defensive position and with water all other things needed
could be obtained. All of these new settlements will be agriculture based so you need to plan accordingly. Take a drive around where you live and
scout out possible location now so you have an idea where to go.
If our civilization does fall there is going to be mass death, our older population cannot survive without proper medical care and this system would
surely collapse. There will be many displaced people wandering around aimlessly without any hope or since of direction.
So lets say this has occurred and you and your family and your friends and there family and some others you have picked up along the way have gathered
together and you have supplies like I have suggested, then what do you do? Where do you go?
Plan now and be ready to act
I would love to hear from other members their plan of action.