posted on Oct, 4 2010 @ 08:14 AM
What amuses me more than anything, here, reading some of your [meant plurally] comments is how far off reality your views are. Speaking only from the
experience of actually conversing with former military personnel, foot-soldiers or similar and reading the accounts of a number of survivalist's
experiences, I can only offer that some of you really are, genuinely, talking utter nonsense.
Any sensible, rational thinking human being that has their own, their family and friends' health and safety in mind would certainly not want any
'SHTF' scenario to occur, especially not in their lifetime. It would be hideously naive to consider any plausible scenario of survival technique
without at least having knowledge of exactly what has happened to you, how it has happened and more importantly, the extent of which the 'damage'
has happened. It's all very well boasting about the firearm you carry, the ammunition you may have, but in any given moment, you wouldn't have the
slightest idea of how exposed you might be to the elements or aggression from other people until you experience it.
From what I have been told it is nearly impossible to measure the extent of a devastation, as an individual, so soon after it happens and unless
you're in a very isolated area where there is little habition from other people and it has not been affected by radiation, mass flooding, or even
chemical contamination, your chances may possibly be slightly better, but unless you know, beyond reasonable doubt, you're still more vulnerable than
you think you are.
Of course in the event of natural disasters such as earthquakes, in what horrid devastation we have seen and learned that it brings to people's
lives, we also, thankfully, learn vital and valuable lessons through it. As some poster has quite rightly put [please excuse me for not quoting you]
the true excess of human nature is normally seen through complete desperation. I am told and it is well documented that people rely on instinctive
patterns of thought beyond those that we would normaly recognise as 'humain' and happens quicker than one might preconceive too.
The reality here is that there are literally 100's possibly even 1000's of scenarios that could qualify as a 'SHTF' event and I severely doubt
that even the most skilled and informed of the survivalists on the planet would be 100% confident of survival in any event. All they would probably
admit to is being better prepared to survive using the techniques they have learned.