reply to post by LurkerMan
I agree and you give some good advice, however, as far as caves or the sewers, that is the first place that TPTB will look after the initial round up.
You would only want to use either in a last case scenario, especially the sewer system. I know you know and this post isn't really directed at you,
per se, but rather to anyone reading. Instead, I would suggest the following (though brief and incomplete):
In an urban area, there are actually tons of nooks and crannies that you could hide for a day or two, as long as you have the determination to
survive. The people who would know most about these nooks and crannies, would be "building supers", and maintenance men of all types. Most
squatters and homeless would know of some great places. The sewer system should be a last case scenario. After the initial round up, move only at
night and stay in the shadows, literally, and get to the country side as quick as possible but be prepared to be met with hostilities from others with
the same idea but all out of trust.
As far as a rural area goes, it would be best to stay out of all caves, or at least use them as a last resort because that is going to be the first
place that they look. However, it would benefit you to surround yourself in earth, as thick as you can get it. Earth is a good insulator and so should
mask your heat signature. My suggestion would be to dig yourself a sturdy little shelter with a roof covered by earth. The more earth, the better.
Also, it would be preferable to build this shelter in a place to where water run-off won't be a problem. In other words, use your head when planning
such an endeavor. You want to map out several tactical and strategic vantage points for your shelter. For instance, you want a choke point so that
people have only one way to enter or leave your area (a secret escape would also be ideal). With a choke point, you can limit your exposure to ground
forces on a mission to smoke you out. You also want a vantage point to see long distance, for your own intel gathering endeavors so that you can be
prepared for whatever is coming at you. There are many more things you can do to bolster your odds, as far as a wilderness shelter goes, but for
brevity's sake, I'll digress.
There really is safety in numbers, up to a certain extent so it may be wise to come up with a plan along with others of like mind before hand and when
TSHTF, you can agree on a signal or trigger for plan activation. Survival in the wilderness will be much easier with other strong and smart people,
however evasion will be a little more difficult with more than 2 people total.
As far as something to relax, I would suggest valium or other drugs of the same category, *pams. Liquor, weed or other medicines will take you out of
your mind and that is the last thing you want to happen if such a situation should occur. Heroin or pain-killers are bad also because you could become
physically addicted which would also put you in a bad spot when you "come-down". In addition to something for your nerves, I would also suggest
something for your alertness as well. Either methamphetamine or amphetamine would be perfect, however it is extremely important you take it in very
small amounts. Too much and it could make you too paranoid to where you lose your mind. In small amounts, it is perfect to keep you alert, aware and
on the move. In fact, US bomber pilots take amphetamines for long sorties, given to them by the government.
Of course, I don't believe that it will ever come to that but it certainly doesn't hurt to be prepared. I don't think that we would ever be so
lucky as to have such a sudden shock like that. Rather, I believe that all this tyranny will come on to us so slow, the masses wouldn't even realize
it. You know, the story about boiling the toad with a slow increase in water temp. My 2 cents.