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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I am OMS's wife.
We don't know our neighbors. We don't know their names. We're in the country and can see a few houses from our property, but there's really no difference to us between these people and people across town. We have NO IDEA whether or not they are trustworthy.
[edit on 8-7-2008 by Benevolent Heretic]
Originally posted by Dan Tanna
I love people who think that SITX is going to be all 'WWII spirit' and every one mucking in together.
Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
People like to defensively shut down in situations like this so their minds can handle the mental trauma and their bodies can survive. This is the worst thing I believe a person can do. Fight your natural every man for themselves instinct and work together with as many people as possible. This is the only way to assure your existence is worth taking up our planets space, because you will be working towards something that can benefit others. Turn your back on your fellows and I see no point in living. I’d rather be with others in struggle, than alone with my fear, paranoia and greed.
Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
I've typed and lost about three replies over the last couple of days... network problems...
Anyway, yeah, it's a fine line between the security of having a community and the security of enforced isolation...
One point I'm still struggling with... there will come a time when we will have to, for our own survival, turn people away. If we establish a local community, then we can support some X number. When X + 1 comes along, then our choices are to turn them away, or dip into everybody else's ration. Eventually that will reach a point where each ration will be insufficient to sustain life - especially with crop watering in the picture.
So if X + 1 (or + 10) is just a group trying to find a place, we could cut into a day's ration to give them water one time then they leave. If they are an armed group, it could get interesting.
We've got some ideas in place, both for bluff and carry-through (non-bluff). Then, assuming worst case and we have some violence, I am going to put heads on poles at the entrance, with signs indicating these were the last people to try to cause trouble here. I'm thinking that will be a fairly substantial deterrent.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
reply to post by Blitzkreigen
Hey Blitz, where are you getting food-grade plastic drums for 14-20 dollars?!
I want that hook up.
All the drum refurbishers I've spoken with sell the 50 gallon closed or open head for round about fifty dollars.
Even 15 gallon food-grade barrels were selling for like thirty-five dollars.
If you've got a good source on plastic drums, please share.