posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 06:04 PM
I've always loved these sorts of discussions, however I have no one to explore such a scenario with. Family and my best friends simply raise their
eyebrows and look at me as if I'm crazy.
Shame really, because it's an interesting topic.
As for my plans when SHTF, I'll initially hole up in the house here and, like a lot of others here, listen and see what the situation is. I suppose
that's a given for the majority of us here anyway.
Following that, I'll scrounge up supplies (or grab the packs I'll have bought by then) and then see if my family and I, a group of three, could head
into the hills. The only problem is that I've literally just moved to where I am now in Germany and haven't looked into potential escape
plans/routes. Would be very difficult given my location is surrounded by large cities and towns.
Honestly, if things do get ugly and people start to flee cities in panic, a lot of Europe will have issues as there's no where to go. Sure, there's
the Alps and Switzerland might seem like a decent place to be protected from any potential rises in the oceans/tsunamis, but there's no way to get
there realistically without cars. There will be too many people along the way.
Furthermore, as guns are not available here as they are back in the States, the unscrupulous criminal element will have guns while the civilians will
not. Let's not start with police/military in this situation, haha.
So here's the picture:
No Firearms as a defense, but possible as weapons attackers would use.
Bugging out is extremely hazardous and roads will all be blocked up.
Hiding in the house could work for a while but is not a long term solution. Any 'pack of wolves' would overrun any homemade defenses.
As a last note, I was hoping someone could direct me to a decent source for more info about survival tactics, medical tips, plant recognition or other
useful books/magazines/whatever that I could use to educate myself. At the very least it'll come in handy next time I find myself in the wild.
As this is my first post, I'd also like to say hi to everyone on ATS, it makes for incredibly interesting reading (but also frustrating).
All the best!