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Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
Here's an undoubtably awesome way for instant visual recognition:
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Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter
reply to post by Bachrk
There ya go, begging for flags, have one, now be on your way, there's no quarter here.
Unless ya got something to give in return.
Now imagine a shtf week.
Good gawd !
It would look like Shaun of the Dead out there.
Originally posted by WHOS READY
Here's my 2 pence. It might help a little??
whilst we still have the net, what about perhaps it would be a start meeting up and exchanging contact details, apparently the al-cia-da goons have passwords and user names of email accounts and just save stuff to drafts and don't actually send it as such??
As for the aftermath-
Make yourself a wooden box(does it matter what material?), one that the lid can be screwed down and fixed air tight.
Fill your box with electrical equipment that could be handy in a shtf situation- dynamos, car battery, other electrical components, laptop/desk top PC(spare parts), cb(desk top thing, as many hand held cb's you can afford), night vision, pulse rifles, microwave weapons, light sabres... you get the idea.
Once you have your box loaded and the lid screwed down, cover in anti EMP paint.
We need to do as much as possible to be organised, its what they fear most!! Sooner the better: )
Originally posted by Bachrk
The upside down flag idea wouldn't be good IMO because
many have NO idea what this represents and it might get
Originally posted by Bachrk
reply to post by boondock-saint
Good point I must say. I guess it would depend on the area you live in. Hand signals would be out. You'd be killed for sure throwing any hand signals around here.
Here in the dirty south, some (not all) of these ladies and gentleman live a pretty tough life. They know how to live off the land and protect themselves and their family. I know they would make it longer than most city folk, at least out in the wilderness. The problem would be they may not have the education to understand what an upside down flag means. I could see them taking it as anti-american which means they would resort back to their motto of "shoot first, test to see if you can eat it, then ask questions later"
[edit on 24-6-2010 by Bachrk]
Originally posted by akalepos
I "fear"... that I would simply end up isolated in this area. I would be too busy killing off looters and scum buckets to even consider hooking up with most people.
Those dang latest movies: The Road and The Book of Eli really wrenched my gut.
I remember watching an interview of a survivor of the Hutu/Tootsie thing in Rawanda.
The young lady related how it was her fathers "friend" who came to kill him for his possessions. The same man whom her father had given a cow to as a gift.
So it will be like for us.
I have no fantasies about SHTF. I just don't want it to come.
If life instantly became like The Road, I would kill off my family and start hunting ShXtbags. If like the book of Eli, I would still start hunting ShXtbags. Either way, it is ugly.
I do not want something like that to happen.
REALLY... I do not like what I am forced to think when considering a collapse.
We Americans are lucky to live like we do with a few exceptions. We have it better than most, but with the absence of a structured society, I am afraid Hobbes state of nature would come to visit.