posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 03:04 PM
I've wondered about this hypothetical (no, I'm not convinced it will happen) but that aside, for the moment... In my situation, I live on campus at
an urban university, though not dorm-style housing, I do not have roommates. My place is less than 200sq ft. and not set up for stockpiling of any
sort. I seriously doubt they'd allow firearms, though I've never actually looked into it and wouldn't know how to use one, even if they did (though
recently been thinking about finding a friend to teach me this). Most of "us" don't even have cars do to parking permits and actual places to park
are either absurdly expenses or just non-existent.
Additionally, due to the location of campus (in between the flood plains of the rivers and the mountains) it is the designated emergency site, should
agencies (FEMA, Red Cross, Emerg. Mgmt staff, Police, Fire, etc.) need to set up command centers (USGS has a location on campus for earthquake and
volcano studies)... So, lots of Agency staff will be here immediately or are already here for research purposes, should any situation (natural or
otherwise) occur in the city.
Given this, where's the options? Leaving the city is an option, it would be a heck of a hike on foot... though not impossible, it would take days to
make it to family in the rural areas or up in the mountains (assuming no issues arose) to prevent that.
Currently, I have a pack with a few essentials should I need to rely on myself a few days (primarily in response to natural disaster or storms (think
floods, earthquakes, power outages, etc.) but in a true SHTF scenario? Well, as you all have pointed out, I doubt anyone in the cities are going to
weather those for long. If they cannot get out, do not have a Plan B than they will be complying...
In reality (on topic) It would come as a total shock should the university mandate shots. In fact, H1N1 shot is not even available through campus
health services... you must actively seek it out on your own through a private physician.
I guess my point in this long post is that the reality of true Agency/Security lock down is so far out of the realm of the general public that if it
happens, I would expect most to comply and those who do not better have an evac. plan already in place... No, I take that back, one better be already
gone (ahead of the storm) because if they are caught/stuck in the cities if this scenario goes down, getting out will probably not happen. At least,
not in large groups.
[edit on 30-9-2009 by LadySkadi]