reply to post by Hefficide
I agree that discretion is sometimes the better part of valor, especially if you are responsible for the safety of others.
Other times, if opportunity presents itself, removing an obvious threat further down the line could also help to keep your group safe...it depends on
the situation as you say.
But to answer the OP specifically...
The scenario you paint, could equally apply to a gang of outlaw types running riot, or a starving family looking to feed themselves...while the end
result remains the same, i.e. your supplies are gone - the two situations are completely different aren't they?
Would you class the 'outlaw type gang of thugs' raiding your supplies the same way as a family looking for food to feed themselves and their
Hunting down people to get your supplies back is one thing, after all, your own survival is at stake, and you need supplies, but going after people
for some kind of revenge for what you see as stealing from you is another thing entirely...revenge like that, is liable to get you killed...and your
Look at it from the other side of the coin...if you and your group were the ones without, perhaps because your supplies had been stolen or damaged
earlier on in the SHTF scenario...and you came across a stash of supplies and equipment that was obviously put there by someone else...what would you
consider to be the right thing to do then..take the supplies you desperately needed to survive, taking them from someone esle (who may already be
dead, or displaced for all you knew) or leave them alone?
I think we ALL know what we would do with the supplies to feed our starving families don't we...does that make us bad people for using supplies that
may be abondoned, lost, maybe never going to be claimed or used by the owner due to their own unfortunate circumstances of being captured, killed or
No...i'm afraid it doesn't...it makes us survivors.