reply to post by HulaAnglers
1. You're severely limited in how much you can carry -
2. You have limited range due to fuel -
3. You expose yourself to social chaos, roadblocks, random violence, etc. -
4. Your house will certainly be looted while you're gone -
5. You run the risk of mechanical breakdowns of your vehicle -
6. You must have a place to go that you know is in better shape than where you currently are.
#1 - It is best pre-prepare a place to go to or to cache supplies
near that area that are near impossible to find.
#2 - Keep your tank topped off while times are shaky, and
that if you have to go you have a full tank. Also make your
bug out location about half a tank of fuel or less away from where
you live. Another option is to put a 5 gallon can of fuel in your
trunk or at home if you think you will be able to get home prior
#3 - The cities will have plenty of chaos and random violence
just like the LA riots did after rodney king's trial.
Also keep in mind large sections of the city were set on fire.
You might defend against the mob, but fires raging thru the
city win every time.
#4 - When you are asleep, you will have ppl trying to steal your car,
its fuel, if you have a garden your food, etc etc. they also had
problems with snipers during the LA riots.
#5 - Your car can break down in the city or the country just as
likely, and if your staying in the city your going to be just as
stranded except you might be near a moving mob of ppl that
don't have any food because the food trucks stopped showing up.
#6 - Any place that has a low number of ppl, fresh water that
does not require the grid power to be online, and room to grow
food is a better alternative then the mad max scenario that will
play out in the cities. The only thing keeping ppl from living
off the land is the fact that they have lost that knowledge.
The bottom line is this, if you stay in the cities think how things went
with Katrina and imagine dozens of cities in bad shape and what
it would be like. Also keep in mind with Katrina most ppl evacuated.
Ppl in retirement homes were left to die.
That is the kind of disregard for human life you will be facing if
you stay in the cities.
Think of the disease and lack of services.
The cities are a death trap of biblical proportions once basic services
break down, and no one comes to pick up the garbage.
The water towers are filled by electric pumps.
You will be there with fires burning in the city, no water, no power
unless you have a generator that ppl will want to steal, and
the store shelves will be empty.
If you are on good terms with your neighbors you might hold out
against the mobs for a long while, but if they burn you out just
out of spite your done.
Good Luck to you all !