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If you were in this scenario, what would you do???

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posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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If you were in this scenario:

-= The lights went out, as well as all utilities
-= The economy collapsed and all banks closed
-= Money was worthless
-= G--v seemingly shut down
-= Looting and mob rule starting

Describe exactly what would you do specifically in the first day, week, month and year right after this event to try and survive?







posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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Thank Darwin, and business as usual, all while doing the happy dance cause I was right. Only the strong survived, and it wasn't a plague that took people at random, so all my prepping would pay off.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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First off I would only tell my family and close friends what I was going to do. Loose lips sink ships.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:19 AM
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Sailboats don't need electricity, or petrol to go anywhere on the planet.


GTA some sailboat out of a marina. Get gone to someplace nice with fairly reasonable people.
Repeat for zombies, nuclear attack, aliens, etc.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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Steal a few trollies and go rob the local supermarkets for food and essentials.Keep doing this until the shelves are empty.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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-= The lights went out, as well as all utilities
-= The economy collapsed and all banks closed
-= Money was worthless
-= G--v seemingly shut down
-= Looting and mob rule starting

The city wouldnt be safe place to live. Need new shelter, food supply and power. You do realise your describing the end of world scenario. Most wouldnt survive.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by r2d246
 



-= The lights went out, as well as all utilities
-= The economy collapsed and all banks closed
-= Money was worthless
-= G--v seemingly shut down
-= Looting and mob rule starting

The city wouldnt be safe place to live. Need new shelter, food supply and power. You do realise your describing the end of world scenario. Most wouldnt survive.


It's the premise of a new post apocalyptic series where all electricity stops working.
See the video in the OP.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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Find a boat fill if not already filled with ammo and food (pirates) into the open waters with me sea legs again
ASAP



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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I would don my Samurai outfit with my Katana on my hip, and just sit tight with my family until I eventually would have to go out, preferably at night, aand loot some stores for food and other items.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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Not worry because the aliens will have everything under control in 3 days.

They will remove the old world order and stick them in their own FEMA camps.

They will install humans that will willingly work alongside the aliens.

Technology will be cheap.

Energy will be free.

Everyone will have a equal share of physical gold and silver for the new world currency.

Simple and easy. No need to worry.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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Get my 100 year old oil lamps out. Build a small smokehouse. Fill a 500 gallon tank with spring water from my grandparents old farm. Go kill a few deer. Plant some veggies. Embrace the goodness of peace and quiet.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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cool outlook



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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-= The lights went out, as well as all utilities

I would go up the grape vine to see what the choke points were in getting the power back on. The power plant is just a few miles to the north west of me, and they should be able to island the area from the greater grid and keep things powered back up pretty easily. They have done it before when times required it. They are sitting right on top of a coal mine so fuel supply isn’t a problem.

The pumping system at the local reservoir has generator backup, so I don’t logically see how we could lose water. And if we did, a good portion of the people in the neighborhood have wells, so that really isn’t an issue.

We don’t have nat gas service, so that is a non issue.

-= The economy collapsed and all banks closed
-= Money was worthless

Um……. So? In a state of emergency, you don’t worry about money, you fix what needs fixed, and worry about money later.

-= G--v seemingly shut down

So? No one around here ever waited for government to fix things. Government’s presence or absence, is a non issue.

-= Looting and mob rule starting.

Shoot the looters, and ignore the mobs. If the mobs try to get physical, then shoot them.

As with all poorly conceived movies. The basic problem is their premise is flawed. There is no way the events portrayed could actually happen.

edit on 20-9-2012 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by Mr Tranny
-= The lights went out, as well as all utilities

I would go up the grape vine to see what the choke points were in getting the power back on. The power plant is just a few miles to the north west of me, and they should be able to island the area from the greater grid and keep things powered back up pretty easily. They have done it before when times required it. They are sitting right on top of a coal mine so fuel supply isn’t a problem.

The pumping system at the local reservoir has generator backup, so I don’t logically see how we could lose water. And if we did, a good portion of the people in the neighborhood have wells, so that really isn’t an issue.

We don’t have nat gas service, so that is a non issue.

-= The economy collapsed and all banks closed
-= Money was worthless

Um……. So? In a state of emergency, you don’t worry about money, you fix what needs fixed, and worry about money later.

-= G--v seemingly shut down

So? No one around here ever waited for government to fix things. Government’s presence or absence, is a non issue.

-= Looting and mob rule starting.

Shoot the looters, and ignore the mobs. If the mobs try to get physical, then shoot them.

As with all poorly conceived movies. The basic problem is their premise is flawed. There is no way the events portrayed could actually happen.

Agreed
People in Africa still live *survive really* without electricity, government and money
but were to stupid now to? Makes no sense
edit on 20-9-2012 by popcornmafia because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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You do realise your describing the end of world scenario.


Nah, not the end of the world, just the end of life as we know it. The planet will be here and other life will still be thriving long after we're gone.

It's scary just how much we rely on technology to live and maintain civility. We don't live in harmony with the planet, we live directly against it and it's why a scenario like that would be a death sentence for millions or probably billions.

I just take each day as it comes and hope for the best. I'd try to get up to my mother's house somehow as she has a nice piece of land with a fresh water source.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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I mean, come on…… Batteries not even working? If such basic laws of physics stop working, then living organisms like people would also cease to exist. The same chemical processes that allow batteries to work also allow our bodies to work. Our nerves and brains operate on electricity so we would be dead if such basic stuff as that didn’t work.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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Start a casino that uses veggies and meat for money.
start brewing beer and growing tobacco and coffee.
Start a Brothel where food is traded for sex to feed the working girls and their families
organize a local food warehouse to get people to work together
Basicly I would start a Finnish Coffeea in the area, My Italian friends here would form a Mafia so I need a new name for the gang

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posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Another thing that just dawned on me……
They said engines didn’t work. That would imply that diesel engines would not work. For a diesel engine to not work, something would have to happen that would make it impossible for fuel to bun. If fuel will no longer burn, then how do they create fire? Gun powder would no longer work. Then again, humans would also die. The human body’s cells rely on basic oxidation processes to generate energy for the body to function. If fuel won’t oxidize, then we would be dead within seconds. We would almost instantly drop to the floor as a useless bag of miscellaneous stuff.
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And another thing…. If you can still make fire, then you can make a steam engine. Steam engines can be used to pump water, run textile mills, and factories the old fashion way. (Belt drive)

We had a pretty industrialized world before we discovered electricity and the internal combustion engine.

The more I think about it the stupider it looks.
The premise of the move is just so whacked out that it would be painfully watching it.
...........(edit2)...........
Looked up a little more about the movie, and the more I look at it, the more it becomes obvious that it needs to be MST3Ked. ….. No, it’s demanding to be MST3Ked.

It’s a comedy waiting to be exploited.

edit on 20-9-2012 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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The first thing I would do is celebrate, not because I would be happy about all those who wouldn't survive but because if this truly happened and modern convenience and technology was gone then we could live our lives as I believe we should be living.

Sure things would be bad for those who have failed to prepare and learn to live without modern conveniences but eventually I think that things would he better than they are now. Our enslavement to technology and society would be greatly reduced and I believe we would find a simpler yet more physically demanding life.

As for me I would just go on with my life as normal with the exception of working at a my current job. I've already bugged out and am fully prepared because I know its coming. We have our canned vegetables and meats, smoked salt and jerk cured meats and plenty of ammo and firearms. In fact I plan on going completely off the grid in just a few more months.

We chose to bug out to rural North Dakota from central FL last year and have been preparing ever since. We live in a small farming community consisting of 2,000 people in the entire county, have our cattle and garden and have plenty of deer, pheasant, grouse, elk, and fish to provide for us.

So if what you proposed happens then we'll just live as people did 100+ years ago and enjoy a life free of the nonstop technology and BS of large intertwined society.



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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I would probably be killed in the looting and violence. If they made me come back, I would be reborn to parents who would be able to teach me how to live and prosper in the new reality. I wouldn't remember this one. This same event probably happened numerous times in earth history.



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