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reply to post by nenothtu
How about this for an idea - Bear Farming.
Or better yet, bear ranching. They eat up the looters, then you eat them!
Seriously, I agree your better off in general farther out, but every place will have its hiding spots.
It amazes me how many people on the prepper shows think they can pack up fast and make it 100 miles or more on highways with all their stuff.
reply to post by ChuckNasty
I know this is done for fun and all, but it's kinda... relative. My 'result' was 6 months. That's not really the problem. I was actually surprised by the 6 month figure. Seemed longer than I thought it would be. But then it occurred to me, if I managed to survive and developed the skills to stay alive for 6 months, why would I suddenly die? You live half a year, then BAM!! I thought, well, maybe it was 3 months into the nasty winter and I froze to death. Can't really say that either, as I know how to build a snow shelter. Starvation perhaps then. Harder to get food in the winter. Good thing most folks will be dead in the first few months, less competition for food. Less people I have to shoot, more bullets/arrows for the deer.
The key is the endurance question.
Just like in the movie Zombieland with the Zombie apocalypse..............."Rule No.1, CARDIO".
And also like the saying, "Survival of the fittest". Not the fastest, not the strongest............but the fittest !
If you can't outrun your enemy, then it's just a matter of time before your enemy catches you. If you can outrun your enemy, then you are always a chance of survival. Being a logical thinker would be a handy asset as well, but if you don't have the fitness levels to survive, then your intelligence better come up with a good back up plan. Refer to above comment about not being able to outrun your enemy.
A system of enforced Martial law would be completely different to the outcome of an Apocalypse. Martial Law would be heavily controlled by "military" [I use that word loosely], whereas an Apocalypse would be heavily ruled by law of the jungle and survival of the fittest.
Just look at it from an Apocalypse point of view...............2 people, both of similar build but one is a lot fitter than the other. There is no food or water, but they hear that there is limited food and water approx. 20 km's away. Which one do you honestly think will get to the limited food and water first after covering 20km's on foot ? And what if there was only enough food and water for the first of the 2 to arrive. The first person is refuelled and ready to go onto the next destination, the latter is left exhausted, unfed, no water and has to do it all again despite now being even more at a disadvantage. The fittest will not win EVERY time, but the fittest will hardly ever beat an unfit person armed with a weapon. But from an all things even scenario, the fittest will out survive the unfit in most cases.
Fitness will only take you so far in the current world, but after the fallout of an Apocalypse, fitness will be your best asset. Add a smart and adaptable mind to a fit body, and you have a good starting point.
Or......................just get a bloody big gun with a LOT of bullets ?
Tarzan the apeman.
reply to post by ChuckNasty
I have often wondered what if a big asteroid hit the moon. Can't say I have ever read what kind of apocalypse that would cause here on earth. Sorry a little off topic. Peace S&F
leolady's test results...dun dun dun
The results are in! You'd survive for
after the apocalypse.
You know, that's pretty damn good for the end of the world. Well done.
You're basically Will Smith in I Am Legend
well...I learned something taking the test...so all is good
leoladyedit on 25-1-2014 by leolady because: cuz
40 years, lord knows how, probably the run a marathon answer, though in reality it would be more like a half-assed jog the whole way.
Needless to say in most apocalyptic scenarios, the best place to be is as far away from any city as possible. Friendly little rural villages surrounded by hills, lakes and woodland, with enough agriculture and wild game to feed everyone, you wouldn't need much in the way of survival skills.
Funny I got 20 years and I'm not a survivalist, I'm Mad Max LOL
In keeping with the longstanding ATS policy of "pics or it didn't happen", here is a screencap of my results:
I cheated, of course, which is an outstanding survival trait. The cheat in question involved having NO idea who that Mears cat was. I assumed that he was someone like Bear Grills for purposes of the answer. In a survival situation, I would eat Bear Grills. without salt and pepper, if I couldn't find them at the moment, but WITH a side order of grubs, grasshoppers, and tree bark for the vitamins. You get your protein where you can find it.
I do not want to survive the Apocalypse, I've been through enough in my relatively short life. Mark me down for 0...
reply to post by nenothtu
where is your starting point and where is your destination?
why would you be better off leaving where you are? what if the grid goes down for some reason, it will be the same all over so why travel and not stay put? I understand city folk are gonna deal with some crazy stuff but why would people in the boonies have to go somewhere else? Why not grow your own food where you are if you already have shelter? I assume you are near a high population center.
I understand you become a target for the hoards but those hoards would have to get here where I am and that would be too hard for them and not to mention well defended, not a soft target. the locals would help each other where I am.
bottom line is no matter what you choose to do, once the toxic infrastructure breaks down it won't matter whether you're in the country or the cities, we are ALL going to the same place, some a little sooner and some a little longer. I think a lot of people get off on the fantasy because the details of the reality are really too f'd up to think about
And the only big group of preppers I know belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Just as there will be groups form to restart some sort of society, there will also be those that are only in it for themselves and will do whatever it takes. That's not a video game, that's a cold hard reality !