reply to post by spartacus699
It's funny that you have brought this up, as I have been thinking of relocating, and this thread would be a good exercise for formulating a gameplan.
First, assess my surroundings....locate food/water sources. Restaurants, Grocery stores and farmers markets are excellent places for locating
commercially unacceptable, yet completely edible produce. I usually find a water bottle nearby that i can go inside said restaurant to fill. Never
take more food than i need for a meal or two. It will weigh me down, become more a burden than a blessing. If i should find the need to carry more
than i need, i share it. I will need the companionship that breaking bread brings, and one can always expand their 'net-work' where ever they are.
Shelter is important. This is tricky, as each area of each city has it's own 'feel' to it. What i mean is that in some areas of town, you feel
comfortable, and in others not so much. Where i live, there are many 'cubbyholes' in the downtown area which, while known by the local law
enforcement/security agencies, are out of the way enough that i am left alone as long as i don't leave a mess. Just like going camping, it is a 'pack
it in, pack it out lifestyle. I have even slept in trees a time or two, till getting chewed up by ants caused me to change my mind.
Ok, you now have food in you belly, located a couple of places you might get a wink or two. Now is the time for supplies. The good will and
salvation army are known for having donation drop-off trailers scattered throughout many cities, where there are clothes, tools, bikes, pots/pans etc
dropped off during the night, to be loaded in the trailer in the morning. These items are give-aways, donated for the poor and needy. Since i am
stranded in the city, broke and homeless, i am qualified and justified in taking what i need from here. My survival is at stake. I have found
campstoves, tents, sleeping bags, back packs and various tools at these drop sites. If i am lucky, i may even get a sale or two from what you find.
But again, i must be cautious about taking more than i can carry.
Next is the planning to get out of town ahead of everyone else before the SHTF, which in all reality, as long as i have clothes on my back, shoes on
my feet, would most likely be me just turning towards the East, facing the mighty sierra nevada mountains, and putting one foot in front of the other,
hoping for the best.
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