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Originally posted by Gazrok
For most preppers, the answer is simply "we'll gun them down to the last man"....
However, I have to feel that eventually, this will not be a practical solution. For one thing, they may have more firepower and manpower.
So, what do you do?
One idea is to broker a deal. If you produce something they need, you could offer tribute or trade for things they may procure on their raids. For example, if you make food, they'd do better dealing for a long term supply vs. a one-hit gathering. Another example is growing/treating tobacco and making your own booze. The raiders aren't going to want to do the toil to keep in supply of these things, but you could use them to purchase not only immunity from the raids, but also trade for things that will need to be scavenged, like medicines, and other less home-grown items.
This way, the raiders take all the risk in getting such items.
If you have a medically trained person, and some good medical supplies, providing this service could also be something more valuable than just raiding you.
Sure, you're dealing with the devil...but if the alternative is having your loved ones raped and killed...well...
Anyhow, just a thought, and something that should at least be considered in your prep plans. Rambo doesn't exist, and there may be a time when such a force (in a SHTF scenario) could pose such a threat to all your well-laid plans.
Originally posted by olaru12
Okay, so the SHTF, and the Raiders come, so now what?,
Perhaps being a Raider is strategically a better option than hunkering down waiting for the inevitable.
In a true shtf event; throw all logic, humanity, compassion and reason away because only basic primitive, animalistic defense mechanisms will be in play. Back to the stone age....with guns!
No rules, No limits, No excuses and No mercy!!!!
If this is what you want; that's what you will get.
edit on 9-5-2013 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Doc Gator
Rambo may not exist, but that doesn't mean you should give up on a good defensive plan. With some forethought and planning it is not difficult to design a position that is impervious to any weapon system that raiders are likely to be toting around. The key is to make the cost of conquest too high.
Without reading anything but the OP:
I'd feed them. Food is what I do. Gardening, cooking, processing. Just because there are monkshood flowers in their salads and monkshood root paste in their gravy...
Perhaps I wouldn't be so quick about it. Maybe I'd give them some lovely rye bread loaves to take back to where they're staying or along with them. Darn it, wouldn't you know, that rye had fungus that causes ergotism. Good luck with that dry gangrene, lads.
There are so many options....
the SHTF so now what?
and the Raiders come