I've said this a few times before, and it ends up being really unpopular, but I'll say it again:
Anyone with a family will be much harder pressed to act the way we -want- to act in a defecation hits the oscillating blades scenario. Worse yet, you
might have to just go along with it, at least for a while, assuming it's some kind of nwo/government lockdown event.
I have plenty of firearms. I have a solid supply of easily packed and carried food and water. I have my bugout bag, and I have plenty of hunting
experience. I've had small gardens and understand the basics of it. I'm physically fit enough to survive. I'm in Alaska, I could disappear forever
if I wanted to. Whether that means I got off the grid or just died to exposure...well, weather can be an unpredictable pain at times.
So sure: I figure I'd do okay. Oh wait, I have a daughter, she's only eleven. Everything changes with her in the equation. We couldn't move as far
in a single day. Food wouldn't last as long. The deep snow I can push through, she'd be at chest height in.
The simple truth is I can't just rush off and drag her with me expecting to work out perfectly. If needed I'll try. I've taught her what I can, but
it's not as much as I'd like to have admittedly, for a variety of reasons. The best recourse might be to hunker down and move far more cautiously or
just wait certain things out.
If the government marched in and started implementing the whole martial law thing, or the nwo, or any of the numerous other fears, what would I do
Lots of people say they will go out guns blazing. I could. I could probably take a fair few with me. That doesn't help my daughter in the
"Better to die on your feet than live on your knees." Better for me maybe. Not better for my daughter. Nor do I think her watching me die in a
bloody moment of martyrdom is going to help her much. It might, but I'd rather live to teach her then teach her through being a martyr.
So, just my own thoughts on the matter. I'm as ready as I reasonably can be for events that I don't fully suspect will happen. However I know that
having just my kiddo to worry about changes a lot of things. Add a wife and multiple kids in? I don't know...
There is this other thing too: Some people here are so paranoid that I think their own mistrust of everything would lock them down into a state of
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