posted on Nov, 4 2010 @ 09:38 AM
I have been a reader of the survival forums for quite some time now, and I have to say that I am starting to become very worried about many of you. In
the event of an actual disaster, be it natural, martial law, or terrorism or global war, things will simply not suddenly be like a video game where
survival is easy with a bug out bag and a knife and a gun. Within the first weeks of a major disaster which leaves us without rule of law, up to 80
percent or more of this nations population will die. Be it from exposure, starvation, dehydration, lack of medicine refills, or physical violence,
there will be a massive die off of the population. A very many of which will be carrying a bug out bag.
I romanticize ideas as much as the next guy, but everyone's overconfidence in their own survival skill, which probably stems from too much time
playing modern warfare and fallout, and seriously, they may not admit it, but most have never even fired a real gun. Its not like in the games,
kiddos. In fact, its absolutely nothing like in the games.
The fact is, bugging out with a pack on your back just isn't going to work. Too many complications in the long run. You will die. The only real hope
of long term shtf survival is in a home that you can defend, that's stocked with food, water, and has at least rudimentary self sufficiency
capabilities, like a protected spot to garden, rainwater collection, etc.
I know this view just doesn't sound as fun, or exciting, but its just how it is.
For any of you who really want to learn skills and gain true insights on how things will be, and be entertained as well, I strongly suggest heading to
youtube, and pulling up YANKEEPREPPER 's channel. Over the past couple years he has made hundreds of videos, vlogs, and more on the general topics of
survival in the shtf, guns, prepping foods, and general day to day life. I suggest all of you watch his videos and try to learn something that WILL
help you if society really does break down.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.