Granted zombies might not happen, but the way i see it is if you can survive zombies, you can survive just about anything. Our world is changing and i feel that something is going to happen soon that is going to change the way all of us live in this country. So, Buy up ammo, take first aid training, learn to cook on a camp-fire. Im out.
I couldn't agree more with your point. I've oft stated that the "Zombie Apocalypse" is essentially the absolute worst case scenario. This being said, if one prepares for the worst case scenario, then they are as preparedas they are going to be for just about anything...even an Alien invasion...isn't that another site though??
I always keep dried goods on hand. A water purification system of some sort is always good to have. Try to stock some trade goods. Cigarettes, small bottles of booze, salt, any luxury item that could be hard to find down the road. Ammo and meds go without saying. Just keep your head and avoid stupid situations if you can.
My friends and I have agreed on much the same in terms of tactics. Our goal is to remain unseen for as long as possible. Once you stop moving though you immediately become more vulnerable/visible, which is why choosing a good, defensible place to hole up is so important...
Yes plans are made. In the early stages of an outbreak, we load our gear ( weapons, medical, survival, ect) into the cars and we haul ass to my Grandfather's house. He lives in the town of Salmon, ID. If you look it up, it is protected on all sides by the Rocky Mountains. His house is on a very steep hill. Did I mention it is a town of roughly 3000 gun toting country folks? The nearest major city is Missoula, MT. All other towns are at least 30 miles away and no more than 100 people.
I think one of the most important preps that is often looked over and assumed by so many is mind-set. It is by far the most important tool one can have in their tool box. Now a days people bitch and moan over a broken A/C or a dead battery in the cell phone. Our children sit inside fixated on tv/computer screens. Being out of shape has become the norm and is now more accepted than ever. When things in this country get tough and i mean real tough, lots of people will die. Mostly out of ignorance. Hurricance Katrina was a perfect example of a SHTF small scale. People standing on the highway waiting for the government to help. People have been conditioned to expect some sort of hand out. Why help yourself when the big brother is there to catch you? We are a nation of cry babies and helpless individuals. Imagine post katrina on a nationwide scale. All the bullets, beans and bandaids won't save the weak.
Well put. I had a very similar conversation with "The Lady" recently to which she replied "No Microwaves? okay, what about my I-pod?" Sheesh! We then had an argument about her learning basic firearms handling. Just goes to show you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make her drink...Unfortunately, as you so eloquently stated above, most people are like this. The strong are few and far between and survivors will rally to them because of their strength. With each person in the group though, is a greater strain on that strength. Eventually, it will become too many. We must needs take care that we understand...you cannot save everyone.
I call this phenomena "Glass Jar Syndrome". I used to work with engineers that were so used to working in clean rooms or with computer code where they controlled all the variables. When they get out into the world their minds just lock up into indecision because they can't deal with the fact that they don't control any of the variables. I've had instructors call the different mindsets "Hunters"/"Victims" and "Sheep" (the unprepared), "Sheep Dogs" (those that protect the sheep from wolves) and "Wolves" (those that prey on the sheep).
Yikes...personally, I would rather be a sheep dog than anything else but the truth is that sheep dogs will die off quickly. The wolves will be far too numerous and the sheep will have few defenses of their own. In truth, despite my overwhelming adherence to the Chivalric Code, I think that women will suffer long under such a situation, maybe even setting them back to the "Hey, I think I want to mate with you because it is a biological imperative, let me just get a handful of your hair and drag you back to the cave, this will only take a minute..."
This is not to say that there are not women out there capable of taking care of themselves or defending themselves, I just believe that as a society, both male and female, the majority of women have not been prepared to deal with the difficulties of post apocalypse survival. This will mean us sheep dogs will likely die trying to defend them from the wolves...
this is what I have large deep freezer full of meat flour rice and ice. lots of canned food. bailing wire, duct tape, jars, crank radio,super glue, batteries, flashlight, matches, candles, bottled water, coffe, ciggarets, gunpowder quick food like raman noodles and mac n cheez other things like soap, toilet paper guns my swords first aid kit the walls of my house are cinderblock and concrete there are bars on my windows
If I could I would move to the country . get enough land to live off of and raise live stock like callte goats pigs and chickens and also have a pond to stock with catfish. Have some fruit and nut trees. wind mill for power for house and water wells I would build the farmhouse to be fortified and I would defend it with my life from both living and dead. I was raise on a ranch and could handle it easily