posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 12:09 AM
On television there is an infrequent program about how lottery winners lives have been changed by their good fortunes. All to commonly, they are
inundated by both family and sometimes neighbors for handouts. Many of the biggest winners go broke, actually ending up in debt later. This point is
If people are unafraid to ask you for money if they think you have a bunch to spare...imagine the situation when it comes to food stores, toiletries,
guns, ammo, clothing, gasoline, oil, fire wood, and a good running car when the chips are down, and rationing begins?
It isn't going to matter if you live in the suburbs, or out in the sticks, no one will be immune to throngs looking for whatever they can TAKE!
I have posted before, that if SHTF, you had better come off like you are suffering too, because if you come off as not particularly worried and seem
to be sitting pretty...Guess what? In the middle of the night, you'll hear breaking glass, your power will be out, and the phone dead. Flashes of
Gun Fire will erupt into the house, as banging against the door begins. Suddenly you'll hear the door crash, and flashlights will search around
looking for you.
Your about to become a causality...because you had the forethought and good sense to prepare for hard times.
You must not draw attention to yourself during severe times.
B.O.B's will only help you survive for a few days or weeks. Having a hidden or remote secondary hideout site will only stay that way, if no one else
knows about it. If it is a summer cabin where you've had family get together, its already compromised. Sooner or later, these little places will
become huge targets for roving thugs and thieves. Big Boats or yachts aren't going to fair much better.
Some think running off into the high mountains will be a good place to hide.
Wait until the rains and winter sets in, and you run out of everything. Living in tent or out of camper, isn't going to last long.
Nope, the best thing is to hunker down quietly, keeping a low profile, and not making any grandiose moves or gestures. It wouldn't be in your best
interest, to invite the hungry neighbors over for a big spaghetti diner and coffee, when they have nothing! Stay to your self, but, remain cordial.
If your haven't yet, then practice, and learn how to be a stone cold lair. It will save your life. Honesty will not.
If someone asks you if you have any food to spare, it would be better to tell them you are staving yourself! Cynical to be sure...but that is the name
of the game. SURVIVAL.
If you have the water, and are cooking up a nice hot meal, keep the smells emanating from your home to very minimum. It wouldn't be a very good idea
to be grilling a sirloin on the outdoor grill, when the kids next door are screaming with hunger! It may taste kind of bland, but boiled meats not
only taste OK, the stock can make wonderful soups and stews using dehydrated veggies. I have experimented, and the results have been amazing. Goes a
long way too. No refrigeration, then make smaller batches.
If you have a dog, and can keep it fed...keep it out of sight. Dogs are edible!
So are kitty cats. Been feeding the wild birds? Stop immediately. Save the sun flower seeds. You may have to eat them your self.
If you have Smokes, Alcohol don't be seen partaking of them. These two items will get you killed fast.
Remember your trash? Do not throw it out to the curbside. Hunters will pick through it for anything they can use or eat. It will be a dead giveaway to
have umpteen empty cans and jars in the trash from the things you have eaten.
Instead, burn all paper in the fireplace, or in a 50 gal barrel. Burn the cans and jars. Bust up the jars, and tramp down the cans, and dump it in a
container, like a box or yard debris bag later. If you can, then discard it off the road someplace. To hell with the environment. Cover you ass.
If your starving, you will not have garbage. Also, people who haven't prepared, cannot bathe regularly. Not only do they not have food, they cannot
wash their clothes, or shower and shave. A pristine clean person will attract attention. Learn to be comfortable with getting a little grubby and
smelly. Not disgustingly foul and nasty..because that will lead to health issues later. Just dress down, wash every couple of days, and brush your
teeth once a day. Don't press clothing.
Remember, you are trying to fit into a crashed economy, and one that is stressed and out of supplies.
Keep your shades drawn down half way during the day. Keep curtains closed. It makes it difficult for spies with binoculars to peer into your home, to
see what is going inside. If you can, live in your basement at nighttime. Cover over the windows. If you have a house alive with lamps and lights,
it'll draw attention in the dark.
Remember the old war days of "lights out". Black Outs help you disappear in the distance and from the road.
If it is possible, and you have more than enough family members to help, take round the clock shifts of standing guard in the night. Rotate it. Males
and females all have pull their weight. Little kids are exempt.
If you have young kids, or teenagers, sit them down, and make it deadly clear, that they are to keep their mouths shut, and not to reveal anything
about the preparations you have been taking, or any contingent plans you have. Girlfriends and Boyfriends will be cut out of the loop, and no further
contact will be allowed. Make that very clear. You will fighting for your lives.
No room for extra baggage. Fondling and swapping spit can wait. If your child turns on you, and runs off in protest, tell them they are on their own.
You haven't got the time or the energy to deal with a snit fits.
Usually, if they think they cannot come back, they won't leave.
Most folks haven't had to face a paradigm shutdown. Make no mistake, the USA is not exempt. Also understand, that the normally sweet acting and close
neighbor next door that seems so harmless, will kill you for food if they are starving, and your have a fully stocked pantry.
People with hungry, dying children, will get junk yard mad dog mean, and will think nothing of rendering you a moot point, in order to feed their
The only answer is, keep you doors closed, and your rifle magazines fully loaded.
Think about it people. Decide here and now, and then act! Indecision and procrastination will shorten your life. Times up.