Heading for the hills: Probably a fatal choice!

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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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Look at all the food stores you have on hand and divide by the number of people you are planning to save. This will give you an idea how long you can last before starvation sets in. Include pets.

While you're at it, make a chart of how that food supply diminishes with the addition of another mouth, two, three, four.

Understand that your entire food supply can be taken from you by a starving mob. If you survive, you become one of that mob.

Forget about strangers.,....what about family members who did not prepare. Will you take them in? Will you let your immediate family starve to feed them? Do the math, finite food, infinite hunger.




posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Did not read all the postings for now, just thinking about a SHTF scenario - petrol will not be available , so most of the journey "towards the hills" should be made by feet. This is definitely not good unless you hit the road the next minute the disaster strikes. It is definitely good to know the area in advance and have your supplies with you. Most of the unprepared people will start walking only wen they go hungry and understand the government cannot help anymore. At this point , you are not fit for a long journey by feet. If you start your journey immediately, it is very likely you can still use the motorized transportation at least for a big part of your journey. I recommend you also have a light mountain bike, it would help if you do not have a horse


Just edited to add - if the petrol runs out , then most of the agricultural land will remain unused.As a farmer it would be pointless to fight over land you cannot even work! What would be the maximum amount of land a person can work by hand in order to sustain you? it would be interesting to know ! From that point of view , US is quite lucky , the population density is not any near UK or Japan for example..
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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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This is a very good point. I live in a city for now, having just a tinny back-yard (about 200 sqf) but the space is enough for my agricultural training. You do not want to experiment with agriculture when you would actually need to produce something on your land! So Iv got for myself 400 pots where I try to grow salad herbs and berries . On some large pots i try to grow tomatoes and potatoes,not enough to self-sufficiency but enough for training .

I also got this little pocked booklet on what you can eat from the wild in my region, there is a lot of edible stuff even in parks or green spaces , you just need to train yourself a bit .



posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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Water would potentially be a big problem, no petrol no power pumps, it also could become rather contaminated depending on the type of situation.



posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 03:26 AM
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remember this if needing a commodity everybody and i mean everybody needs salt to survive



posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 03:45 AM
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good post but it can be quite hard standing your ground no wouldnt it mainly when you are past the hills like me
they are both bad in away you know what i mean



posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 07:01 AM
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You are so right about the salt, it is something we take for granted, and I don't think one would want sea salt these days, considering GE and the government gangsters just contaminated the oceans.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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I have this terrible Imagination!
---that yes, the # hits the fan and there are about ten large cities near some hills. I can see it now: 50,000 people a-heading for the Safe Zone! Look, See, Watch the lines of cars coming from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, etc....to the Ozarks. Watch them all drive up to High Ridge, or Spring Branch. Spring Branch might be a valley three miles long with one country store and thirty houses. Welcome all ye 4,000 people! Listen to the yelling babies and the barking dogs and 1000 cars near out of gas.

so.
*if* you have a safe zone to move to, be sure that this place is off of the radar from the "perceived" safe zones!
go to some place that few know about. A place where the lifeboat will not be overloaded.

this holds true, i fear, even for the places that you might be living in now: that quiet little cabin along Spring Branch. you got this place years ago, to get Away. But if the S hits the fan, those 4,000 people will *also* want to get Away!

and if you do not give those 4,000 people What They Want, some of them might turn on you!

so pick your Place carefully!!

freestone



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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Consider where you would be right now had you heeded the call to flee to the hills. What shape would your assets be in? Dropping off the grid means giving up your space on the grid. So how is that roughing thing working out for you? How about that radiation blowing in from Japan? Want to share any experiences?



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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It's been a while since I last checked this thread of mine and I want to say I read a very intresting point...

Do the math, finite food, infinite hunger.

that is very true of those leaving everything behind and heading to the hills... however if you stayed put you might just find yourself stuck with unlimited resources... all the stuff other's abandoned, in their flight to
them dar hills



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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Exactly. I have 400 Miles to travel,to get to where I need to get to.Along the way,I have a bunch of spots that I can rest,and if so stay. Although,I know the country boys,will make it almost impossible to get to my destination,along with those who will never be prepared,Having many routes to get to my destination,I feel I would have no problem. Shortwave radio is a must..............





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