reply to post by chr0naut
Maybe you don't get it. Are you just another person who believes the Nanny will come to your rescue and make sure everything will be ok because
they're just too concerned about your welfare to let you fend for yourself?
Go around shooting pointlessly? First, its a waste of ammo. Second, that's asking for trouble and attracts attention. You make a plan and execute
with precision, not some stupid impulse to loot and survive. Backup plans are good common sense especially when you might be faced with nearly no
preparation. I recommend all citizens of the US/rest of the world make such preparations with what is available to them before and after the SHTF.
So while you sit around waiting for Obama/Jesus Christ to come give you his savior hands and feed you MRE's, I'll be long gone having used
whatever resources are available to me, including your family's food and water if you're not at home to put it to good use. If you are home, I'd
leave you alone, but I'm also not going to hesitate to DEFEND myself if need be. And I sure as hell am not going to hesitate to TAKE valuable
resources. Like most of us would agree, the MAJORITY of the population is unprepared. The people working in Downtown and live 30 miles away aren't
going to be needing their supplies, food, water and RV they have back home because they're going to be screwed anyway. If you don't understand this,
whatever and good luck to you when nobody comes to your rescue.
I don't need to kill anyone unless it's in self-defense (or to eat?? Only with A1, ha!). Nature will get rid of the weak on it's own. Unprepared
and no backup plan? The odds of you surviving.....yea not much. That leaves a lot of stuff just lying around....
I think perhaps what you were thinking of in terms of disaster is along the lines of:
- Earthquakes/Natural Disasters
- Fires (Natural or other)
- Terrorist attacks (Such as 9/11 if you want to be "PC" about it)
- Whatever else is localized in one area and on a scale small enough that it can still be controlled by government agencies and law enforcement
In these cases I agree with you that FEMA, military, and perhaps private contractors would take control of the situation. 30 days worth of survival
would be ideal (maybe overkill) under these circumstances.
Now on the other end of the spectrum of disasters we have hypothetical events that are....lets say when SReallyreallyHTF just for the sake of
universal understanding. Keep an open mind, use your imagination, be logical. I don't care if you don't believe it or how crazy it sounds, the
possibility of things getting really serious and difficult for the average Joe is something that still remains.
1) Multiple nuclear ICBM's targeted at strategic targets by foreign states. China, Russia, India, North Korea, Iran, Etc. The US isn't the only
country with nuclear weapons and launch capabilities, thus we can be targeted. We're talking major military installations and cities with major
2) Yellowstone. I've never even seen the 2012 movie so don't try to use that against me. Hollywood doesn't do much for me, I tend to stay away from
3) Some kind of other crazy mass-scale BS
Government won't be around to help you then because they will be underground. If you're in the path of radioactive fallout, you'd better GTFO. This
is when RVs and motorhomes come in handy. The best place to store your survival gear is in mobile shelter such as these, because when you gotta go you
can do it quickly.
The Cold War never ended. Just the fact that nuclear weapons even exist should be enough to make you prepare for such a situation. You CAN survive a
full blown attack on your country (depending where you live..) If you're in New Zealand then you're probably not going to survive any kind of
nuclear attack there, but I don't think you're at risk of that anyway.
I make it a point to study foreign policy and international treaties, agreements, basically watch the Chess pieces being moved around the board,
anticipating the next couple of moves. It's really not that hard if you can see past all the smoke and mirrors.