reply to post by oldschoolsuper star
Nice dude. That is good advice. I grew up on a cattle ranch. Learned to shoot, what to eat, etc all while on the range with the cattle. Surviving
for weeks at a time, without walls and roof, stove, etc etc. It is not as easy as people think.
No matter what you do, stay or go, you eventually have to find a place to be stationary. That means some form of fortification. But also with
fortification, that means you can again become a target. So...it's tough. What follows is HUGELY important.
Currently, I live in the outskirts of a small town. Basically, a 10 minute walk and I'm in the full wilderness. haha. But I'm still "in the
city". It's a great set up. I can bunker down in my house, as I have a "root cellar", with 90 day stock and survival gear for my family..
Initial 90 days is important depending on the event. The only thing left to stock it with is water. It is hidden, and house to house searches would
not reveal it.
I also have contingency plan for having to leave the area. Two possible plans depending on whether bridges are down or not. Either way, having to
leave involves 6 other families in the immediate area, so that we are a force and can protect against what we know would happen. Being in law
enforcement and Corrections, sadly the reality of surviving nature isn't your biggest hurdle. Not even close.
The worst of society will thrive in this situation, and that will be your biggest challenge. Of this, there is no doubt.
You cannot have remorse for these people, and you have to be able to recognize their ability to fool you, con you, take what you have, and kill you.
They are FAR better at what they are capable of doing in a SHTF scenario that any of you can know. They, through prison life and criminal life, are
far more organized, capable of setting up networks without technology, and have very little remorse for what they WILL do to survive.
People will be your greatest enemy. We are great at adapting to survive, but since we are sheltered, catered to and spoiled, many of us have
forgotten through generations, of what it takes to adapt. We change the environments we are in to suit us. Criminals, prisoners, and the like are
practicing it every day, in a society that is contrary to THEIR way of life, and they are still doing it. Easily.
This is the most important thing I can tell you to survive some form of shtf.. Numbers. Get organized with others. Find a reasonable plan that will
include other families. Each that can contribute something to some form of commune that you would be able to fortify. Like mechanic, gardener,
carpenter etc... But most of all.. Be a force. Criminals are lazy, and will attack the weak first.