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Originally posted by kro32
How about taking your kid and your bug out bags and try living with just that for about 2 months in the wilderness with no means of help. This will give you a good idea of what you will need to acutally survive this situation. You might be surprised how tough it's going to be when you have to pull your kids tooth or something serious like if they fall and break a bone.
I'm sure most would not be able to survive this no matter how good you think you've prepared. People get some items they think they will need and consider themselves prepared for very serious situations and I find it rather sad.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by kro32
I'll take my chances on my Yamaha 250 dirt bike, off road, watching to plunder and scavenge those unfortunate folks tied up in the neverending traffic jams of people trying to get out of the burning cities.
Anarchy, chaos and survival of the fittest. Back to basics. A cleansing if you will.
We had a chance of peace, love, compassion, live and let live with the hippies but the emotionally constipated, power trippers and control freaks ****** it up for everyone.
Civilization and technology is just a thin veneer on mean talking monkeys anyway. It will be fun; you'll see....except for the dead and purifying, decomposing bodies that will be everywhere breeding disease.
Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" will look like a walk in the park.
edit on 7-8-2011 by whaaa because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Gazrok
As great as that is...having a baby with you in a SHTF scenario is likely to get you killed.
Of course, what choice do you have, right? So yeah, do what you can...but man, your odds go down the crapper anytime you have to care for another who cannot do so for themselves, and even more so, when that someone can't be trusted to be quiet when needed, sleep as needed, etc.
Wow, that would be a nightmare...not to mention of course, the constant worry for the kid... I really feel for anyone who'd have to heft a baby in a SHTF scenario....
The flip side is, most are bound to take pity on you and help you, vs. turn on you.