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Why should I let you through the checkpoint?

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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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Wondering if this is a safe enviro for my two daughters.. hmmm. May have to watch from afar for a bit first. However we are carrying a guitar and can play. Music goes far, no? If not I sew, cook, crochet, and can cultivate herbs which I am carrying seeds for as well as general gardening skills. To add to that we are bilingual and can teach others to speak, read, and write both languages. After all we don't want a bunch of illiterates running rampant do we?




posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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reply to post by TheLoneArcher
 


No, we are not letting in any slot machines!



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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reply to post by getreadyalready
 


Ah, poo. Well, it was worth a try. LOL



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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In a survival situation, I don't think burning unnecessary calories with a fitness regime will be necessary. Will be rationing calories to less than 1000 per adult, 1000-1500 for small kids and 2000 for teens and pregnant or nursing women. Expend your energy working or hunting or hiking to the next town. Fitness is only a requirement in a sedentary community. "Training" is a different story, and we can discuss that as the needs arise.

As for your assassin daughter, that could be very useful! I just taught my 5 year old a good sleeper hold, and he is scary with it! He wants to be a power ranger when he grows up.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:39 AM
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All the women are stopping by my camp first. 5 clicks NE of the compound periodically. We are mobile, so if we aren't there, don't worry we will find you. You and your daughters will be treated like proper concubu.... ehhh princesses, and be very well cared for.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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I agree. While is is essential to be fit and health, an exercise regeme would be a waste of time and energy. Now, mental fitness is another matter. The mind set in a survival situation is essential.

However, I think that most people are missing the point in these threads. We are trying to live without the comforts or a modern technological society, not re-invent the wheel. Folk should just take a step back, maybe by about 200 or 300 years back. People survived pretty well back then.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Do not worry. I will have my eunuchs look after the hareem err.... Ladies' quarters.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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I'm a good writer and storyteller.

Would i get in?



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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You would get into my community. The life and soul of middle age settlements were those that were able to tell a good story. There will only be so many books available and little or no power. So, I think that your skills would be more than useful.

Edit: And being Barmy just might add to the atmoshpere of a good story.
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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by neo96
yeah im not a big fan of survival communities

why the hell would you give other people power over you in a shtf?

yeah there may be saftey and security there but that can go either way.

in my humnbe opinion a true survivalist doesnt need to prop themselves up with others granted that wont work all the time but the majority of the time its preferrable.
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Because humanities biggest strength our ability to use our brains in numbers... on our own - a standard black bear owns us.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
I think at some point, both the community and the lone wolf are going to figure out that they need each other. Consider that back in the day, Trading Posts provided protection and a place to buy/sell/trade goods, but they needed trappers to maintain a study supply.


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Well hells bells - took a pretty chick smoking a cigarette to talk some sense into the testosterone here... lolz - the world at work.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by TheLoneArcher
 


No, we are not letting in any slot machines!


Why does that slot machine keep squeaking out "de-e-e-estroy, de-e-e-estroy!" ?
?



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Because you're not feeding it!!

Hurry, give it some quarters!!



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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Having just read the synopsis for The Road, and still being a bit 'haunted' by the Book of Eli, I will take my chances with you and the group. Better a Princess or even erm... *cough* something else then dinner to marauding bands of wackos. Prove our worth, be part of 'the family', and the children's wit, beauty and natures should be enough to ensure all who know them would die to protect them, as would I.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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I think this thread has possibly hit upon a best possible survival scenario.

A well placed compound, with an outward appearance of being heavily defended, but inside are sparse supplies and occupants. The real community lives in smaller, migratory groups outside the compound and they observe and lie in wait. Legitimate traders or refugees are given opportunities to trade or join any of the groups, while marauders and bandits are lured in, ambushed and disposed of. Agriculture is accomplished by intelligent foraging. We plant native plants in clumps and groups and then migrate according to the weather and the wildlife. We hit each area at the appropriate harvest time to collect our resources and prepare the plot for the next growing or hunting season.

Since there will always be competing personalities and leadership roles, the multi-pronged groups can live in peace without the drama and political turmoil apparent in a single large group.

Just like the Native Americans, each of our small units can be part of a collective tribe, and we can hold periodic meetings in the compound. The groups can intermarry/interbreed to ensure sufficient DNA pools and no incest.

Everyone's differing skill levels are optimally utilized, whether it be story telling or lone-wolf scouts. They are part of the overall collective, but the play their own chosen role.

It seems to me, just the few dozen people on this thread could easily occupy, defend, and thrive on several hundred acres, and likely reach out to other groups. As long as we stayed lean and mean and skeptical of outsiders, we would likely thrive!



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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I ain't scuured of no bears!



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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I am an excellent cook, have a keen green thumb (and come with my own seeds) and am a fierce knitter and sewer.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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I am a Security Specialist, an avid hunter, I grew up on a farm and can tend animals. I have worked in construction and know some electronics and how to make my own soap.


By the way I picked up a string of horses, and brought in two nice deer with me. May I come in?

Also btw, the folk you have in cover watching the guards are covered by the rest of my crew watching them.



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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by Evolutionsend
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I ain't scuured of no bears!


It's my considered opinion that the bears ought properly to be skeert of YOU!

BTW - I heard lostSock is looking for a bear skin for the winter. Might be a trade opportunity there.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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BTW have you read SM Stirling's Change series? Very similar scenario. Worth a read if you haven't.

Great post.
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