posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Plotus
Always have a supply of 'dried goods' ie. food that does not need refrigeration. Living in the city would be more dangerous no doubt.
I live in the rural part of my state. I often times encounter the power going out. I have lanterns that use kerosene and dried wood for the fire pit,
and to heat my home. Two wells with bucket access, and a pond of about an acre and a half stocked with quite a population of fish. Also arms to
protect everything with..... as do my neighbors. We are a close knit group, and look after each other. That is my preparedness. We could bring
substantial deterrent to bear.
Funny thing, I heard so many people chime in that have a nice set up like this. But it's actually there down fall. The false sense of security.
Lets say the SHTF gangs start to form in the city. They get a leader. lets say there's 20 of them. Lets say some are ex army even. They're holding
out in the city with what little they got left. They've already learned to fight, kill, steal etc. They have ample weapons. They'll do anything to
Theyre talking one night, and realize that to stay in the city would be suicide. And that they need to get out while they still can. So they decide to
take a chance and venture out into the country. They decide that what they'd do is find a small farm or acreage to take over. One which might allow
them to farm and survive that way.
They roll up to your acerage prepared to take it. Meanwhile your out tiling the field or asleep, or just eating your breakfast. The door breaks open,
your caught off guard. Your killed or taken prisoner. And they take over.
This is likely what will happen in lot of cases. Or if they're smart they'll send one attractive girl in on foot. She'll act like she's a
straggler who managed to get away and has no where to go. Maybe you take her in, maybe you don't. If you take her in she knows the whole layout, how
many people, what kind of guns etc etc. Even if you don't she might see how many people are on the farm, like usually 1 or 2 families.
next thing she (or maybe it's a he) goes back and reports to the gang who's camped out near by what's going on. Maybe then even sneaks back to the
farm, knowing full well when they group plans to invade. So the person hides all or most of the families guns just before. Then the invaders come, and
people try looking for the guns but no one can find any and they're overrun.
I'm just saying that what will happen is that the strongest, most prepared, most highly trained, and best armed, if they get desperate enough, they
could likely take over anyones farm or acerage. That's why these militia types what they tend to have are compounds or mini fortoresses. They're
well fortified to keep out invaders. Where 99.99% of farms and acerages are just open and ripe for the picking! That barbed wire fense isn't gonna
keep anyone out! fyi