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Why should I let you through the checkpoint?

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by ladyteeny
can i join please?

i can cook
i can teach
i can fly
i have a macbook full of music and survival instructions
i can weld
i can chop wood

all of which ain't bad for a girl but finally...

i can give a fantastic blowie... is that useful in your community? lol!

Uh... I think that"porn guy" is hiring "contractors" if youreally want to go that way...


A"fantastic" "blowie": er... uh... is there any other kind?

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by ladyteeny
can i join please?

i can cook
i can teach
i can fly
i have a macbook full of music and survival instructions
i can weld
i can chop wood

all of which ain't bad for a girl but finally...

i can give a fantastic blowie... is that useful in your community? lol!

sorry double-tap deleted
(blame "mr.Daniels"by my side here!)

edit on 8-10-2011 by 46ACE because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by Skewed
More than likely I would not want to stay, however, I would not mind meeting some new possible allies. I would probably prefer to keep moving. But, I am good with my hands, self-taught jack of all trades master of none. I am also a pretty good scavenger. I would be willing to offer my services in trade for something else, maybe an over night stay or something or long enough to help with any needed task, then I am gone again.


You know, I have a similar notion - stay outside the community and live "out there", maybe doing external patrols and scouting for "bad stuff coming", rather than living right up inside the gates. Stay on the move, but not more than a few miles out. have the community as a base of operations, but not staying within.

There is a precedent - the scouts or "indian spies" that ranged the frontier from fort to fort during the indian wars around the time of the Revolution in the east, when the "frontier" was at the Appalachians. They kept an eye on the trails for war parties and incursions.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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What can your Community offer me???
I'm the one with all the skills!


I can generate electricity for free as long as nobody is telling me I can't dam little creeks.
I can Farm/Build like a Mormon
I went to school for Automotive Technology and can build a gassifier if I have materials.
I can Fish like you wouldn't believe!!! (I can usually feed myself, girlfriend and 3kids on fresh fish while camping.)
I'm a great breeder hahahah (ask anybody)

I can cook and have basic Holistic Knowledge

If you have women I'd consider lending my skills



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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No one busting out the book of eli scenario, I know the bible in my head



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:50 AM
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Originally posted by nenothtu

Originally posted by Skewed
More than likely I would not want to stay, however, I would not mind meeting some new possible allies. I would probably prefer to keep moving. But, I am good with my hands, self-taught jack of all trades master of none. I am also a pretty good scavenger. I would be willing to offer my services in trade for something else, maybe an over night stay or something or long enough to help with any needed task, then I am gone again.


You know, I have a similar notion - stay outside the community and live "out there", maybe doing external patrols and scouting for "bad stuff coming", rather than living right up inside the gates. Stay on the move, but not more than a few miles out. have the community as a base of operations, but not staying within.

There is a precedent - the scouts or "indian spies" that ranged the frontier from fort to fort during the indian wars around the time of the Revolution in the east, when the "frontier" was at the Appalachians. They kept an eye on the trails for war parties and incursions.




one thing modern militaries are good at it's: pounding fixed targets to rubble.Predators are a big featrher in their cap for unconventional warfare but going "toe to toe" with big; modern; well funded; mechanized; force is just sheer suicide.They won that one..But the vc and iraqi holdouts and the muhjahadeen (taliban) are making big militaries pay to play. first rule of surviving a war: Don't be where they're shooting.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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Same.

Close enough to be comfortable - not so close as to get cornered...



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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If there's a modern military that's still structurally intact, still has it's supply lines for mortars, howitzers, and aircraft, and hunting for these communities, well, I'm not going anywhere near the place with a big ol' bulls-eye on it!

I'm staying in the young brush, and keeping a mylar blanket handy.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by Thestargateisreal
reply to post by getreadyalready
 


The only real question is, who has a working shower?



I have one. It's called a "waterfall".



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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- I know "ecological landscape planning" and how to grow your own food efficiently.
- I'm still alive, physically and mentally healthy and resilient. I won't panic.
- I'm capable of defending myself and others.

Not sure if I would join larger groups of people tbh... depends on the SHTF scenario.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:03 AM
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I am a healer and have skills in midwifery. I am excellent with children and can teach, too!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:05 AM
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Um, you've never seen anarchy. There's no guards and a fence unless you're a billionaire, but in your case money is worthless. If they (the guarded self-sustaining village) didn't offer ME food or water, and they had extra, I wouldn't want to live in that place if people are that cruel to another human being. Most likely you will be invited into the village, but as soon as they catch you stealing or causing trouble, they'll kick you out then.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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I'm a problem solver and good at constructive thinking. I don't give up when faced with an issue and do everything i can think of to make sure it gets solved. I'm good at thinking out side of the box to get stuff done and working and won't stop until it is. =)



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:13 AM
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Based on the sophistication of your town, I could hammer out horse shoes and weapons.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:16 AM
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Oh that wasn't nice... I was in mid drink when I read that.




posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:18 AM
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The OP is VERY VERY optimistic that people will be walking out of cities wanting to come to his rural haven. They are already contained and the majority harmless.

When you round up cattle, you don't start with the beasts already in the corral!
You ride out to the back of the ranch, and bring all the strays in.

Likewise, fishing nets are cast wide and everything is dragged in.

The OP and all back country survivalists, with their gung ho weapons, camo singlets, and ration packs will be where the round up starts.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:21 AM
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Well, lets see here...

I would approach your gate with a walking stick made of hickory topped with the antlers of a deer that I killed on a hunting trip many years ago. Hung from the points of the antlers are all sorts of earthen goodies - dried wildflowers, delicate yet fragrant; small stones harvested along my walks, tied to the points with rough plant fibers and wild animal hair; as they sway with my rhythmic movements.

My hair is wild, clean and kept, just wild in its twists and turns. Flowers, small wildflowers covering the spectrum of colors,are wrapped into my curls. Clothing is simple - a handmade skirt, the cream white of the undyed clothing, and a simple wrap top that is pinned in place with a sturdy small animal bone and shows cream white skin with a smattering of tattoos on the right arm and chest. Around my waist are bags of all shapes and sizes, some wafting scents and others jingling.On my back is a bag made of deerskin, the same deer that gifted me with his horns for my staff. Lastly, heeling nicely at my sandal-covered feet, is a sturdy working dog that clearly show signs of being a mutt.

I smile at the guards, and raise my right hand in a general blessing/greeting from the distance I am kept at. " Good tidings! I am a traveler of the Earth, a learner of Her healing secrets, of Her wishes for Her children, and of Her beauty! I offer my services as a healer, as a philosopher, as a teacher of Her whisperings! I wish to stay for as long as Her will deems I stay, in which time I offer all I have in body, mind and spirit!". I lower my hand, a smile on my face, and wait signal to proceed.


I love threads like this! Allows us to have a little fun while exploring some of our ideals. I wanna hear more off the wall ideas!

Also, I am pretty sure the OP meant for this to be half serious/half joking. So why is everyone being all uppity about going into a town? You do realize that humans do tend to gravitate towards other humans, and that humans are inherently good natured right? Laugh a little, and smile, and remember we're just a whole bunch of paranoid Dick and Jane's on the Interwebs!
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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by graceunderpressure
 


Why would I want inside your sitting duck compound? I think I'll just avoid your little compound, maybe interrogate the folks that venture outside to try and learn what may have happened, and then I'll move on to my pre-arranged safe zones.

I have no desire to be locked behind the walls of a compound when the enemy troops, or aliens, or viruses start coming around in force.


Well, FINE. The rest of us will gladly rest in his compound while you continue on your hopeless journey



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:35 AM
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Originally posted by ScarletNyx
Laugh a little, and smile, and remember we're just a whole bunch of paranoid Dick and Jane's on the Interwebs!
edit on 8-10-2011 by ScarletNyx because: to bring down the seriousness

Well you got that right.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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heres what ill do.. Ill play bob marley: On love, outside the gate, on loud speakers.. until you turn socialist, and subsequently allow every one in the gate.. Then all of sudden everyone turns capitalist inside the community, what happend?



sarcasticly of course,
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