Originally posted by Gazrok
You can carry quite a bit of stuff at low weight. Some things are needed (food/water or a means to get them), weapons (for dealing with the other
I wouldn`t be carrying anything on me so there`d be no need to "deal" with survivors . Live by the days not the months.
Depends on the scenario, but yeah, most will have this problem. Alternate routes, longer in distance but less on fellow travelers is the way
to go here. Even if not all the way, go as far as a vehicle can get you.
Engines also draw attention , just thought I`d throw that out there.
Even a lone ex Navy Seal is going to have a problem if a gang of 12 decides they want to take his gear. There is safety numbers. It's a basic
truth that will only flourish in such an environment. Also, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Many can accomplish much more than just
Sorry for being so brief with my other post , I don`t think I did my brainstorm much justice. What I mean is , when you`re surviving with a group
there is going to be ups and downs ... some people might have medical needs - creating more work for your group when scavenging for supplies .... some
may have serious attitudes / egos and try to become dominant over the group - to be fair this sounds like most people .... but most of all , some of
them might be just dumb / clumsy and end up drawing you into situations that you wouldn`t have gotten involved in if you were going solo .
Obviously I would leave with my close family , mother / father etc. ..... and the dog is fairly old , but the bitch is young and she`s a good
"ratter" so I suppose that`s helpful in the English countryside . (with the rabbits and all)
No guns , unless I can convince my granddad to give me one of his shotguns , even then ... shells don`t grow on trees .
In all scenarios I listed I would be pretty self sufficient , I`m no SAS badass but I know how to set traps and had a little experience hunting not
too long ago ... I know how to fish ... I`m excellent at orienteering ... and I have a lot of experience in joinery , both bench and site , so shelter
will be no problem at all.
Scavenging is key to survival , and if you`re carrying all kinds of jingly toys in your rucksack , it`s probably best you don`t try to sneak
Go out to get a little loot for the day , some food to last you a few days maximum , needles, thread, bandages - anything "useful" . If anyone was
going to jump you it would be to get weapons or vehicles , food / water ....... so if you don`t have it , they won`t bother you. Plus .... traps ,
just turn your surroundings into a huge death trap ... people who don`t know the safe route , well , they`d die I guess.