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Originally posted by Hijinx
reply to post by camaro68ss
So you have enough diesel, concrete, re-bar, wood, generators, and machinery to rebuild homes, and infrastructure?
How do you keep your perishables good for more than a week(veggies), 24hrs for meat/dairy unrefrigerated.
Now I'm aware, you can dry veggies and meat but dried meat is really high in sodium, and if it's all you eat hard on the ole body. What about fresh water? You will need it for dried goods, and drinking. How much is enough, if say you're fending for yourselves until death.
Do you possess the skills, and physical capacity to take care of yourself and family? Are you prepared to have to move location due to disaster, or violent threat?
Are you located near potential hunting/foraging grounds? If you're in city limits, not likely anything useful beyond a couple months. Think about it, if you and everyone else has to hunt, how much will be around in a week? A month? 6 months?
Not to mention, how many inexperienced individuals will be trying the same thing potentially scaring off prey?
Are you aware of any potential sources of contamination for nearby water sources? Factories, farms, sewage lines, the dead, damages oil, fuel, or other contaminant sources caused by a disaster requiring "Prepping"
Are you really as prepared as you think? Are you in your best possible physical and mental health for your age? What about your family? Do you or any of your family know the necessary skills to survive with nothing? Chances are you will run out of supplies at one point, what then?
In the days before you run out of supplies are you prepared to turn away starving men, women, children and elderly so they can't inform anyone else about your stash? Are you prepared to kill these individuals when they come for your stash? Are you prepared to lose someone in your family to injury, starvation, illness given you are incapable of providing them the care and resources they need? Number one killers of individuals in survival situations, Starvation, exposure to the elements, injury, infection. It's bound you will run across some or all of these things in your fight to survive.
Who can you trust? How can you not trust others with our needs for socialization and cooperation for some tasks?