posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 03:36 PM
I have seen the movie, "The Road." Have not read the book as yet, but it is on my to do list. From what I have heard, the book is even grimmer than
the movie and no movie could do the book justice in the depiction of the doomsday scenario as illustrated in text. However, the movie was very
depressing and it is something I would expect in such a scenario. Chances are it will be blind luck surviving such an event, because it will hit by
surprise whatever it is. So, no matter how well stocked, well fortified, or armed a person is and their home; it won't last long. Plus, holding up in
a centralized location is asking for trouble, because it is only a matter of time before bandits or scavengers descend upon the residence to
You can't hold off a band of armed thugs forever, sooner or later the group is going to get what they came for. The only plausible scenario would be
to remain mobile and travel with as minimal baggage as possible, as the man and the boy do. Constant mobility will be the key. The sedentary lifestyle
will be unsustainable and risky when armed groups are entered into the equation.
However, I still believe survival will be blind luck in a scenario as devastating as in the movie, because chances are it will be something completely
opposite of what the doomsday people have forecast. In the sense of the element of surprise, and how one would react to such a hopeless scenario, the
movie shows it well. So preparing is of little use, because the supplies will run out or be robbed and murdered by those with more manpower and
weapons than you. So, the life of a traveler/scavenger would be the only means of survival. Which the movie demonstrates well.
[edit on 17-1-2010 by Jakes51]