So, it's the middle of the day, on a workday, and the SHTF....what steps do you take?

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 04:51 PM
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This is something we've talked about somewhat. Power not a problem -- we make most of our own. Martial law? Big problem -- they may decide to seize our alternative energy stuff. All in a nation that frowns on citizen possessing firearms.

To answer the question, if I'm away from home, I'll go home whatever manner is necessary. M'Darlin' will do the same. Cell phones out? TV out, radio silent, internet blocked?

Our plan would be to sit tight, see what develops. We've chose long ago to make our stand on this island nation -- not going to join the herds of people trying to leave. Plenty of supplies to fortify us for a long time, and the well water is good and we always keep at least one of two cisterns full. That's 1000 gallons of water, minimum. If we're driven out of our house but not arrested, we can live. Else, we're toast.

I guess I'd focus on trapping a few wild chickens and perhaps getting a few more gallons of fuel, as long as there's not a line. We keep some fuel stored for hurricane season, but more is better as long as it doesn't make a person exposed by being in line.

Short answer: go to ground. Wait. Eat. Make coffee. Sharpen bladed weapons. Fill both backpacks with minimally necessary tools and supplies. Get the cats inside and listen to them whine. Hope. Pray.




posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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I have thought about this.

The jobsite is currently 65 miles from home. That poses a bit of a problem. Especially since its in e st louis.

My plan is to leave asap and drive like a bat out of hell as far as possible. Then im going to abandon the car and hoof it. Hopefully I get away from the city.



posted on Aug, 7 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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About the same as me. The one thing I'd suggest, a 30 mile Motorola radio. You have one, your spouse and/or home base has one. At least that way, about halfway there, you can establish communication even with no cell phones, etc.

My wife and I have a schedule of times to expect a call in such an event, and code words for locations (in case any are listening in)



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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See who,s shooting ,pick up a rock stalk and clout a bad guy, take his weapon and kill the rest.

I can do that.



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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Great thread! Sorry I originally missed it.

I'm lucky. I'm only 6 miles from home, with two routes to get there. I would fill up my car with gas. Have the hubby fill up any empty gas cans we may have, pick up my sons, who live here in town, and just head home.

We do so much canning of everything, we would be fine for months for food. We already have a neighborhood "Plan"

We would be alright.



posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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Get home to my wife and daughter by any means necessary. Optimally I would have enough time to drive home (30 min away) and get my family and BOB.

Then its another 20 min drive to where we will stay and that is all I will say. Not posting specifics on the internet


My main concern would be basically trying to get my family and me together and to safety in around 1 hour or even less.

But no plan survives first contact...



posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 09:37 AM
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I would rather it be the middle of the day, but a shtf will strike you in the middle of the night in your bed with your jammies (or birthday suit) on. It did me, a disaster contained to the structure I live, not a wide area, but more people than I were in the same boat, and luckily there was either your family member to call, or the Red Cross (which assisted) but I keep thinking every day (and prior to that problem/event) that I need to sleep with supportive shoes on, and day clothes. It would have helped a lot.



posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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Get home.

I work 17 miles from home, my wife, son and mother live there and stay at home so they would be ready to go.

I have 1/3rd of my supplies stored at home in case that is all I can manage to get accomplished (food, water, water filtration, trash bags, formula, medicine, iodine pills, masks, sleeping bags, toiletries etc.)

The other 2/3rds of my supplies are in a duel fuel tank Ford F250 with 45 gallons of gas in it at all times (500 miles). Stored at a storage facility 3 miles from my home on the way out of the city.

If we decide to hunker down, I would go get the truck and bring it home to add the supplies to my home stock.

If we decide to flee the city, we would all go to the truck transfer vehicles and flee as far/quickly as we could towards any number of the half dozen or so potential locations I have pre-scouted and determined as viable.

The key is to be out of the city within 2 hours. The "deer in the headlights" reaction in most will buy you some time. You must act quickly if you are planning to flee.

Finally I will look to God for His guidance, for in a true SHTF scenario you mind/spirit is the most important resource to have prepared.

God Bless,



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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OPSEC...I would be fine.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:02 PM
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First thing is getting home. I'm about 45 minutes from home in regular traffic. Hubby should be there already. Once home see what is developing. We have talked with friends in the past about a survival group. My immediate neighbors are all the kind that would form mutual support. We have just under two acres so can garden when spring comes. Can manage until then. Have guns and ammo. Have a well and generator so just need to be sure we have fuel for the generator.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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It's bad news for us. My son and husband are 50 miles north of our house. I'm 34 miles south of it.

Right now, both of us are agreed that we head to my parents' farm which is a good 3 hours west of where we live as best we can. He was originally set to come get me, but I told him to cut me loose and not even think about me in that event. We are too far apart with the bulk of a city, including its heart between us. With a child to think about, he needs to worry about them first.

I'm on my own to try to make it as best I can, however I can.

Once we get out of the city proper, we can't even try to meet up because there is a major interstate between us. It would be too risky for a long time with people jamming the highway. Safer to take lesser traveled back routes or go overland.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 07:13 PM
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We have a family emergency plans, meeting places, options for multiple ways to get to where we need to go and multiple places to go for that matter, but I will point out that when SHTF situations happen they tend to be with little warning to totally unexpected so be mentally prepared to adapt, you may not end up where you think you will, with who you expect to be with and probably without any of your gear.

But of course you all know this, I'm speaking to the choir...
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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Well, I'd likely be home already, so all I'd do is haul the generator to the back yard and hook it up, make sure the wood stove had a load ready to fire up, and hope to hell there weren't any slugs in the hot tub and the BBQ had plenty of fuel. Then I'd get a bottle of wine out and just sit back and wait for the power to go out.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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So, it's the middle of the day, on a workday, and the SHTF....what steps do you take?
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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:10 PM
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Given the area that I am from...no worries, I would maybe stop and top off the vehicle if power is still on...if it's not, again no worries. I might stop at the store and grab a few basics, if I see that they are not crowded, and depending on the time of year it is...what I mean by that is if its winter ...then I can maybe grab some items that need to be frozen or in the refrigerator...due to using the garage and open coolers for storing said items because of temperatures outside.
All in all I would not NEED to do anything. The pantry stays well stocked, and I am from an area in the country that people are actually friendly and wave to each other as we drive down the roads...and everyone knows everyone. It is the type of area where we have power outages all the time from thunderstorms and snowstorms...so again, I would have no worries, and if say an EMP went off and vehicles stopped running, well I might have a 15-20 minute walk home.
Once home well OPSEC...but again the area I am from and the way people are there, I have no worries...



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:20 PM
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Depends on how bad it is. If civilization is about to implode then the first thing I'd do is grab the prettiest girl in my immediate area, give her a kiss she'll never forget, and then i'd disappear.
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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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I'm retired so most of my work is done at home now. I have every intention of staying right here. We've got what we need and we're not in a city. We're a small rural area where almost everyone knows their neighbors and we'd be pulling together, not worrying about looters and such---at least in the first few days. I say this because it is exactly what happened when we lost all power in the '09 IceMare. Those who hadn't prepared properly, mostly the younger generation---were taken in and given shelter, warmth and food. We had a great adventure but at the end those who hadn't prepared were admonished not to expect this again because they should have learned their lesson.
Another major circumstance not mentioned is the season---if it's summer, I'm more likely to be away from home doing some sort of volunteer work, probably on the banks of the Mississippi, an hour from home. Lots of bridges to cross and being in the New Madrid quake zone, those bridges have been my biggest fear since I began working an hour from home back in the late '80s. In summer, I could probably find ways to make it home but in winter---I suppose I'd have to rely on the kindness of strangers and my ability to make myself useful to someone in such a crisis.
So, as some others have said, I'll probably pop the cork on a bottle of wine and wait to see who shows up needing shelter.





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