reply to post by Drew99GT
I'd say good insight, but it's patently obvious that something has to break and we approaching that point rapidly. S&F for you because you seem pretty
much right on the money. So, SHTF is pretty much a given, if not next week, next month, next year, but like you, I think it's closer rather than
The big question is, are you ready? But also;
Do you have a plan?
Do you have an escape route?
Do you know where you are going when SHTF?
Do you know how to pick a reasonable location to set up "camp?"
Do you have survival skills?
Do you know how to grow crops?
Do you know how to take care of chickens/domestic animals?
Do you know how to filter water without a bought filter?
Do you have a radiation detector and extra batteries? *
Do you have bows (crossbows, compound, recurve, etc.), silence is golden?
Would you be able to last if thrown in the woods with nothing but your clothes, a knife and a lighter?
Do you have trustworthy people that can go with you (like a doctor or dentist)?
Do you have extra food, cigarettes, alcohol, gasoline, oil, etc. to trade?
* I ask this question because if and when SHTF, Fukushima will probably be allowed to go critical which will result in massive amounts of radiation
But anyway, these are rhetorical questions, I don't want answers, that's your business. If you have the skills and can last 60 days in the woods with
literally nothing but the clothes on your back and a knife, chances are you can last the rest of your life if you stay hidden. Which gives you time to
build a structure, grow food, hunt and fish for meat, scavenge for other supplies like generators, pumps, lights and wire.
Personally, I think it's going to get very rude and very wet 'n messy in short order, if and when SHTF. Grocery stores will be cleared in a day, maybe
even hours. Gas pumps will dry up in a week, maybe less. All energy and food commodities will come under the control of your respective
(dis-respective) government. If they see you where you shouldn't be, they will shoot to kill. Chances are the government in any country will use
coalition forces from multiple countries to remove the stigma of "shooting your own."
But let's see what happens, hope for the best, prepare for the worst ;-) No sense in jumping the gun. If you are in an urban area, you'll have maybe 6
hours to get out once things start getting "itchy." If you are rural more like 24 hours. Talking control of the population will happen quite quickly
in urban areas by closing routes out of the city.
When I walked outside tonight to barbeque some very nice chicken breasts (and they were good), the world felt weird. It was unnaturally still, no
birds were singing, the insects were not making noise, no one was outside that I could see anywhere and the air was heavy and unmoving. The last times
I felt this way, was always before major power failures. Maybe that's all it is?
Cheers - Dave
edit on 5/22.2012 by bobs_uruncle because: forgot the knife LOL, I use katanas