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When it comes to scenarios such as the current one in Haiti, community organizing really is the key to survival. When faced with situations where we cannot depend on just ourselves for survival (life even) we must communicate and cooperate in a Mutual Aid driven manner in order to survive or prosper. We will not get anywhere if we are competing with each other. It is sad to say that disasters are what it seems to take to bring this out but, it is true that the very best contemporary examples we have of successful, autonomous cooperation and organization are those which we experience in the aftermath of disasters. The examples are numerous, take almost any disaster and examine the level of autonomous, self organization that was demonstrated in it's aftermath. The examples are profound. It is very sad indeed that only when we are stripped and left with nothing else do we reach outward to our communities, and ever so successfully, given the situation. Why does it take a disaster though? It does not have to. What would happen if we acted in this way every day of our lives?
Originally posted by xXxtremelySecure
To answer your question, as long as I wasn't injured severely in the quake I would be fine same for my family, even if my house is destroyed I have provisions and ammunition in all of my vehicles: 25 mre's, 2 gallons of water, 200rds 5.7x28mm, 300rds .40 ammo, filtration kit, led maglights and solar charger. I am very cautious and like to be prepared for anything. WHat do you keep in your car?
I have all sorts of ammo, water, food at my house as well but it is a brick house so I would have to excavate it most likely, I am sure my gun safes would be fine as well as my emergency food(kept in a old freezer that doesn't work anymore), most of my cases of bottled water I keep on my screened in porch so some of that would survive as well.
Does that sound sufficient? I believe between that and whatever survives at the station I should be fine.
[edit on 16-1-2010 by xXxtremelySecure]