the wife and I and 2 neighbors have been thinking about how and where we live; south west of DC leaves us little options should social unrest become a reality. The 6 of us, along with 8 kids from 18 months to 11 are in agreement that unrest would accrue in stages--not with much knowledge added from the 'experts'. Our 3 homes in a row back up against a hill and we have been doing small things over the past 3 years: digging into the hill to relive our youth with forts--try to spin what we do as something innocuous. Though a bit better constructed and with a generator and some branches for hygiene and storage. plan is loosely that 'we the people' will know nothing about what is truly happening in the downtown parts of the cities. Our 1st event driven conditions will --consensus here is that they inner peoples will take 3 to 8 days to eat them selves out of whats in their neighborhood and than begin moving on the suburbs. Little or no gasoline means they will move by foot in mass and rest and loot by night.
Optimally we tunnel from house to house and than to the hill. couple more years by hand ( cover our work with 'home improvements'-- pool, fancy gardesns.....)
map wise after 'they' arrive it would be a week before --they either get & burn everything and move on or--the govt gets some plan of action which actually gets safe back into our lives.
decisions already made
---we will not let 'them, the govt' make us leave, we hide from them as well as the more obvious thieves.
---we have ( will have ) 3 months supplies; food, water , medicine, etc
---we are willing to let the looters burn, or......still discussing the pros of defense vs the cons of letting then know we are there.
---we do not wish to overtly confront our own young men and women in the dress of our military, yet we will not allow ourselves to be 'taken to a camp for our safety"
---lots of lines to be drawn and were to put them and with how much wiggle room....
---and survival tools include guns and ammo. 4 of the 6 adults are better than average and the 11 year old boy is a rifle champ.
right now i question what type of training we can all benefit from and the selection of guns we should work with.
and after the '90 days' there is barter ( have some small gold coins and silved......and ammo to carefully trade.
ideas, help please...can we do TEOTWAWKI one step deeper in both directions?