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Originally posted by darrman
just this morning in response to other threads about BOB's (bug out bags)
i read many people's thoughts about being able to get what their family needs, AFTER the SHTF.......
theft,,, poaching,,,,looting,,,,raiding,,,, are just a few words mentioned by members...
Am i Reading humans right...?? it's bad enough i'm going to have to deal with the "problem" what ever "it" will be.
but if i have to deal with humans being stupid-- and trying to TAKE my family's supplys.....
just the thought makes me angry......
we ALL have the time,, to take steps ,,NOW,, to survive as a race of people -- each in our own lands- in our own way..
or not ...
how many of us think it is better to STEAL,, then to PREPARE??
Originally posted by wtf1is1happening
There's going to be more looters/raiders than people who are prepared, that's a fact you're going to have to accept.
People want to survive, but VERY few have the ability to do so once the their life support system (fiat money) is removed from the equation. People will be desperate, hungry, and unhinged.
You're talking about a SHTF scenario, all bets are off. I'll kill and loot anyone in order to survive, and I fully expect the same treatment coming my way. If/when we reach that societal collapse no amount of ammo, BOB bags or self sustaining food systems is a guarantee against other humans. If they are determined enough they WILL kill you and take your stuff, but not without you taking down some or plenty in the process. These 'crack shot' survivalists that think they can defend against all comers is beyond laughable. All it takes is a booby trap or one guy hiding with a Remington in a tree to remove you from the gene pool.
This isn't a movie, in that type of reality 99% of everyone will not be dying from old age.edit on 4-4-2011 by wtf1is1happening because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by sailormon
In concept one could reply and say prepare. But saying a great deal more can put one at risk. First it is illegal to build up a food supply and if you do the government will confiscate it. Not saying I agree with this of course, but to throw all your doings on line is taking some personal risk it would seem. Want to survive, be a nobody and draw no attention, thus not a threat. SAY loudly, I have no food stash, no weapons, I am meek. LOL