posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:37 PM
Originally posted by dodadoom
I was thinking maybe smaller cities and towns.
I think you're right, but only because small towns and cities have connections to farmers who they will protect for the production of food.
It depends on you, though, and if you're going to break into houses and steal cars. The first thing people do after the system breaks down is
organize and they won't be in a mood to put up with any silliness from outsiders.
In a very small town of less than 50,000, everyone knows, or at least recognises everyone else. They've always been a close-knit bunch. A newcomer
would be scrutinzed instantly. Unless you have reason to be there (uncle Jebediah or Aunt Lucinda) you will not be automatically trusted and,
possibly, even feared and watched. In a shtf scenario they will not be willing to share their resources and, unless you can convince them of your
usefulness, be bounced out of town by a bunch of locals carrying shotguns.
In a small city of up to 100,000, you'd have more of a chance to be accepted, but once again depending on how you come across. In such a place, there
will already have been problems with a percentage of local population who prey on others for easy pickings. Forget about law enforcement (shtf
doesn't have cops) because those are the ones they will shoot on sight and if you are seen in that light, your chances of being accepted are about as
good as a looter. The thing is, not everyone knows everyone else, so your chances of being accepted are better, but only if you join in protecting the
community you wind up living in. You're going to have to sleep somewhere.
In a large city, you are on your own unless you get yourself into a gang. The big metroplis has no way to get food and the fighting will soon be over
the remaining scraps. The smart ones will get out and take their chances elsewhere.
[edit on 9-1-2010 by There Once Was Man]