posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 03:30 PM
This is an interesting thread. As a college student, I don't really "live" anywhere. I'm constantly going between my parents' home (in the
'burbs) and college (small town/city surrounded by farmland).
I think we all need to keep things in perspective. When the SHTF, everyone's going to need help, and many are going to be willing to help out.
Depending on causes widespread catastrophe (martial law, WWIII, disease pandemic, giant asteroid/comet, volcanic eruption, ice age, earth frying, mass
extinction, failure of all electronics, worldwide riots, robot revolution, zombie apocalypse, etc.) survival plans will vary dramatically. Defending
your ranch in the country won't do much good if it's covered by a glacier, and staying in the city won't be the best idea if we end up in the
middle of global thermonuclear war.
With the exception of a pandemic, working together with the people around you is going to be the best bet for survival. Sure, you can isolate yourself
from others in a bunker or on a farm. You can defend yourself with all manner of weapons. But what happens if you run out of food, or need medical
help, or hundreds, even thousands, of people storm your property with weapons of their own?
It would be arrogant of most, if not all, of us to assume that we could survive alone when TSHTF. Only a very small handful of people could survive
isolated and without help, and I can't imagine it would be a very happy existence. I, for one, know I will need to rely on others. I have Type I
Diabetes, and without insulin, I'll die in a matter of weeks. Assuming that there's a global catastrophe, I probably won't survive more than a few
months, maybe a year or two, but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up and die.
I'll be fighting for my survival, just like I'll be fighting for the survival of others. Anyone who's not willing to help others, particularly in a
time of great need and suffering, God help their soul (and I mean that in the most sincere and multitheistic way possible).
Isolating yourself from those in need is exactly what TPTB plan to do. It means you're lowering yourself to their level, and unless you've got an
underground fortress with armed guards ready to die serving you, it probably won't work too well.
Just my 2 cents.