Just my ramblings, my insights and misguided thoughts... so as you read this take as an old mans rantings... Of course this old man does now a lot
more about things than they give me credit for
There is nothing new about talking to your buddies about what you'd do if things go horribly wrong and you have to get out... this is been a topic at
the bar shared over a cold pitcher of beer for as long as I've been around. And in most cases when I query those friends where they would go the
answer always seems to be the same...
"Why I'll take the family up into the hills of course!"
Everyone says that, but why.... is there food and shelter up there??? Going it alone up in the mountains sound safer than standing your ground? Back
in my old home Albuquerque the Civil defence folks had a plan where a major earthquake would wipe out the city... the survivors would then be directed
to the mountains to the east were they would have staged emergency supplies... problem is... with all the bridges down people would have to hike some
30 miles on foot up some of the most rugged terrain this side of the Swiss Alps to get there...
As I studied that plan I got the feeling that the powers that be planed on shipping off 2/3 of the population, mostly the poor and disenfranchised...
leaving more resources and goodies for the chosen few, as it were...
Then we have all the bad guys... the punks and thugs... do you really think a large part of the population on the move would go unnoticed??? Predators
always follow their pray picking off the weak infirm lame and young... your not getting into those hills without a fight...
then as it turns out there is most likely already people living up in them Thar hills... or at least you'll be crossing there land to get to where you
want to be... in truth most country folk are really nice and hospitable, until it comes to thousands of city folk suddenly descending on their ranches
and family farms... I never met a rancher who wasn't armed to the teeth... maybe an old hippy hold out but even a peace loving hippy is going to fight
to keep what little they have....
Lastly when you leave, where you are, your leaving ground you know and know well... When I lived in the city I knew where the warehouse district was,
places you could find forgotten dry and can goods... each and every water-heater stores some 80 to 125 gallons of fresh drinking water... if you know
how to get at it...and even an abandoned senior center will most likely have a few medical supplies left over... if you can put up with the stench of
rotting bodies, that is... would you really walk away from that in favor of a place you know not at all???
Still if you insist on heading for the hills do so well in advance, buy yourself a small plot of land, get to know your neighbours, pre plant food
plots, visit often so you get accumulated and learn that lay of the land. otherwise you might end up stopped at a road block by someone like me,one
with little sense of humor when it comes to trespassers and very well armed...
Don't take my word for it... just look at these photos of how others managed there flight from fight
Sinhalese refugees walking a road leading to Colombo after being displaced by the vicious Civil War earlier this year
even if you have a car... surly you remember what happened to the highways when the hurricane hit Houston... yup one big traffic jam
6-4-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason given)