posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 12:40 PM
I must say I completely agree with the OP. What most "city-folks" don't realize is that these "country-bumkins" have and already are surviving
on their own. Those that have farms and whatnot don't run down to the grocery store or the convenience store if they run out of milk. They don't
run out of milk, because they are already prepared. The milk cow is drying up, well they more than likely have already started to raise a new milk
cow to replace the old one. These country folks also have learned that self-survival in these areas is not feasible. Like previous posters have
said, these people know their neighbors. They socialize and interact daily.
To the people that think that an organized city force is going to take whatever they want, they are horridly mistaken. The country folk know their
area, better than city folk know how to navigate their Wal-marts. They have in most cases found what works best in that area and what does not. They
know what grows, what doesn't. They know when it floods, when droughts hit. They know when to harvest, know when to plant. They know what wild
game is abundant and what is not. City folk will come into these areas at a major disadvantage, even if they have a trailer full of weapons. Weapons
don't feed a person. Knowing how to use a weapon feeds a person. Guns are nice and all, but a better provider knows how to trap, i.e. no ammunition
is used. To think that traps won't be set around a farm or country area, as well as lookouts and whatnot, is folly. These country-bumkins are and
will be proactive in securing their interests. They have to be, or they wouldn't have survived up to this point.
Thanks OP for the thought provoking thread on what many people don't realize is a real situation when SHTF.