posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 01:46 PM
Yes ammunition can easily start a fire. You crap open a few shells, empty the gunpowder out into your dry brush, and strike two rocks together. Simple
I do actually have most of the books I will need on hand. As far as the metals, silver and gold will be alot harder to find, but he magic metal which
will be easy to scavenge is copper. Rip the tubing and wires out of abandoned homes, crt televisions, even old electronics. Anything that utilizes
electricity has copper in it. I do metal recyclking as a side income alreayd because wal-mart just dont cut it.
The reason I put batterries is because I honestly expect to get rid of them in the initial couple of weeks. Many people will be in such shock they
will honestly believe it will all be over in a few weeks or months. So the first thing they gonna wanna do is power their portable devices to enjoy
the down time.
Of course months later when reality sets in, all my batterries will be gone, not too many people will be interested in them, but I will have aqcuired
I do want people to udnerstand I am not leaving the Urban centers. The urban centers are full of supplies, and will serve as the beginning of our new
communities. I have several heavy assault rifles that are properly equipped, and I got a few friends in the same boat. We all talk about the same
stuff, and there will be other people wanting to join an established community again afterwards, including other armed individuals.
Thats why the first thing to maintain is our security. Gangs are reckless, shoot horribly, and tend to waste most of their ammo hitting nothing. But
they can do number on the unarmed population through fear alone. We have to establish our part of the city to keep as much of a semblance of security
for others as we can.
The more we work together, the easier life may be to salvage. That is also why I intend to have the books to educate those who need it. Our community
can have a public education center where you can come and learn whatever you want, but you will have to write it down yourself whatever information
you may want.
I have always been of the mind stay and fight and not run into the wild and hope to survive. Its alot harder to fight off armed GROUPS of survivalists
alone when they want to take advantage than it is to fight off ignorant gangs in the city with your own group of armed survivalists.
I think rebuildijng our communities should be priority one, not running from the places that raised us and the community which gave us everything we
needed as we lived our lives.
But thats just me though.