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Originally posted by saltdog
Something that has always bothered me about bug out bags and ALL of you here,
Originally posted by saltdog
is if your fleeing an area and wanting to get away, why would you worry about wistles and strobe lights and all the signaling equipment you say to have...isn't that an oxy moron???
I'll take my chances in the thicket by a lake - silent, easy to capture food, no need to build a fire to cook it if things get really scary, easy enough to stay mobile with the woods and nature being a better early warning system than ADT.
Originally posted by DreamerOracle
S+F A very interesting point.........But not entirely true is it?.......Fallout(Fallout3 etc etc) for instance......I have a rifle I know how to use it....a sniper rifle actually for sport and home protection, no I don't live in America. I live in the UK and as for the above mentioned game, I know that if the Crap Hits The Fan the first ones to go are the loners in their homesteads. Guns, Food all in one place, the first point of call for the apocalyptic raiding party, who had the intelligence to organise a group of survivors and to return to the primal urge....Hunter Gathering....It is our first reaction. You're in your homestead all "mistakenly" safe, what's your first thought.....Burt at the house down the street has bought it (Dead) you know he had weaponry and a healthy appetite, what are you going to do homestead guy? Hunter Gathering!
Except Homestead guy will be the target in the end.
The only successful way to survive is to organise a militia that can protect your home growing activities in fact you will need more than a little patch in your garden to survive. Knowledge is key (e.g Crop Rotation).....Do you know when to plant certain crops, when to harvest and about pollination, creating your own seeds?
Survival takes more than being secure...........it's just an element in survival as a whole. So I would NEVER discount knowledge learnt in an FPS game all be it theoretical.
Try playing Fallout and its successors you may find it covers some of the scenarios you may have missed when primal human nature kicks in...
Originally posted by Divine Strake
It's only the government that has been successful in hiding thousands of years of evidence of extraterrestrial evidence. . .it's only the government who can plan and execute all of the events surrounding 9-11 and as well, killed JFK and Abraham Lincoln. . . .so yeah. . .grab your bag and bug out. . .they'll never find you.
Originally posted by Dantas
reply to post by wayno
Why would we prepare for somethign that has never happened you ask? Why do you carry homeowners and auto insurance? Has your house ever caught fire or been in a tornado and you've lost everything? Probably not but you are prepared in case it ever does happen. The monetary investment is very small before an event happens but is invaluable when you need it. You weren't in the Scouts were you. Be prepared, it's the motto. : )