reply to post by fmcanarney
fm, I would ask you rethink some of this. Food and especially water is critical. You can have the baddest weapons in the world, but you must have
lots of water, and you wouldn't believe the amount of food a single man eats in a single year.
I have thought and considered the many possibilities, and the one that I keep coming back to as most likely is not a nuclear bomb, or asteroid, alien
invasion, or a major nation invading the US. It's an event that kicks off anarchy, especially in our major cities.
Some would be foolish enough to suggest that they would take immediate advantage and go on the offensive to replace the government. No, no, no.
What would happen is that if our cities, with significant populations were thrown into a state of chaos or anarchy, think for a moment the
implications: no one would show up for work.
That would mean no one selling groceries. No pharmacies. No McDonalds. No seafood stores. No building supplies.
In time, no water supplies. No electricity.
Nothing would be moving.
From Katrina, we can get a glimpse of the chaos. Certain no-gooders would be looting everything in sight. But once that's gone, serious gangs would
be taking what they want.
Eventually door to door.
Those in bedroom communities outside the major municipalities would fare better than those in big cities. Assuming they stockpiled food and water.
But eventually, predators of the two-legged kind would come. Armed predators with no more moral center than a pack of dogs.
Another lesson we saw after Katrina. Some neighborhoods armed up and blockaded their neighborhoods from anyone wishing to enter or even pass
It was most effective and kept out the riff-raff. After all, most of these predators want easy prey, and will turn from a well prepared, well-armed
While there is certainly wild game in our forests, that game is going to quickly be as spooky as can be, and more difficult to obtain, as there will
likely be many more hunters for the same game.
Plus, farmers and landowners are going to be protecting that which is theirs.
The first thirty days will be critical. I would estimate that as much as a third of our population would be gone. Of those who are surviving after
30 days, likely half of those will also be dead before the year's end.
Remember, there will be no medicines or healthcare. Millions of diabetics will be dead within a month. Those who depend on other medicines for their
well-being will likewise not make it.
More dead than can be buried.
Now if a man is canny, he may prepare to at least last out the first 30 days, and prepare for that possibility.
If he's brilliant, he'll prepare for that first 12 months with absolutely zero outside support.
And to be able to defend his against those who would be certain to come.
Keep in mind, the predators will be greatly and quickly thinned out as well. Too many folks that won't allow such foolishness for long.
Neighborhoods and small communities will band together to restore law and order. As this continues, you'll seen entire counties restored, and
The battles that will be fought will be local battles. Good guys against bad guys. All battles will be local battles, just as local communities are
the basis of our entire nation.
So I would ask you to rethink preparing. A means of storing water or obtaining water without electricity will be mandatory.
To be welcome at a HOBO stew, you have to bring something to throw into the pot.
Food will be necessary as well, just like sanitation will be critical.
The less you move around that first 30 days, the less chance of encountering desperate folks who just may decide to take you on for the hell of it.
Make them come to you, and then if they do, make them pay.
After all, that's the American Way!
[edit on 23-6-2009 by dooper]