posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 08:19 PM
That's a good story, and a good indicator of how many people react in situations like this. My favorite example is hurricane Katrina, and we all know
what happened there. My priorities for the past several years have been as follows:
1. Learn wilderness self-reliance skills and become comfortable living in the forest, off the land. The vast majority of people could not even start a
fire, much less survive in the woods for more than a couple of days, if that long. I can live there indefinitely, and comfortably as well. This is the
most important priority, in my opinion.
2. Plan, and know how to navigate, an escape route. In any SHTF scenario, the first thing I will be doing is getting the hell away from population
centers, or even small towns which will be the first to run out of supplies. I also have 3 levels of escape, each with increasing distances from human
populations. The 3rd level is waaaaaaay out there. People trample each other to death over a pair of Michael Jordan shoes. You can only imagine what
they will do when they need food and there is none.
3. Gather a kit that will facilitate my survival in the wilderness. This kit, or bug-out bag as most people call it, is small enough to carry on my
person, and light enough to run with. It contains everything I need to obtain shelter, water, food, and fire. I don't like the term bug-out though,
because it implies panic. In the famous words of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, DON'T PANIC.
4. Desensitization. If this "thing" goes down on a large scale, you WILL witness some horrible s**t, so you might as well get used to it beforehand.
Its nice to think that people would come together and help each other, but if you are realistic about it, you understand this is not a possibility.
The largest obstacle in your way will be other people trying to take what you have for themselves. Don't let them.