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Guide to surviving the apocalypse.

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    I think I would prefer to stay away from Africa in general. Most of the countries there are already having a hard time. I'll do my sailing in the "New World".

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    I can walk a lot farther than I can swim, so I think I'll stay on dry land.
    "I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".

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    "If there's a savage man-killing bear in the camp, I don't have to be faster than the bear to survive . . . I only have to be faster than the slowest other camper!"____Michael Ruppert

    If there's a population destroying break-down of civil order, I (and mine) don't have to survive for years . . . we only have to survive until most of those who weren't prepared do not survive. After that I think it changes to colaboration with like-minded community in order to survive.

    I'm pretty confident of my basic skills; make fire without matches; gut & clean a fish, small game, remove feathers and hairs from birds, collect and purify water, build shelter, bow hunt (quiet), use a trap / snare, etc. My biggest stumbling block right now is identifying and linking-up with 'like-minded community' safely.
    "It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end"____Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3D View Post
    make fire without matches.
    Nice and all, but be sure it doesn't attract the others who will want your stuff. NO light source at night is an imperative. Stay hidden by day and learn to move at night.

    I'm told that during WWII the coastal cities particularly were put under blackout at night. There were two purposes. One, don't help the German U boats locate the city/targets; don't silhouette blacked out ships against the city lights.

    Fire is nice and maybe essential, but it can also make you an easy target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moga View Post

    I've got guns, food, water purification systems, comms, tools. etc. The NUMBER ONE prep for the near-term horizon is to relocate to the periphery of a small town, ideally between 2500 and 5000 pop and 50-75mi outside the metro area, and to identify and cultivate mutual aid plans with like minded neighbors while there's still time. I'd also buy some land much further away if I could afford it but alas, I am not blessed with those resources.

    One other thing. I'm not convinced that the golden hordes from the inner cities will fan out across the countryside and devour everything they encounter in a critical scenario. City people don't know how to get to the country without roads, and our roads are going to be jammed with cars driven by people trying to get away, soon to be stranded cars that have run out of gas and have been abandoned by their operators where they stand. If the entitled masses are making it out of the city limits, they are footing it, and I just don't see that appealing to the vampires of the streets. Why leave when there will be so much electronics, clothing, flat screen tvs left behind to loot? By the time they figure out that all the cars and playstations they've amassed are worthless without electricity and that food and water are more critically important than Hennessey and scratch off lottery tickets, it'll be too late. Plus, the average responsible city slicker is scared to death of the countryside, let alone its people. The people that comprise the criminal underclass may not be the brightest bulbs in the store, but they aren't stupid enough to poke around in the sticks where they don't belong but where the rural folks have been quarrying game and splitting wood since they've been knee high to a duck.

    I wish I'd seen the light sooner. I've only had my eyes opened since Katrina, and have been living the lifestyle only for a few years. Now I fear that there won't be time for me to acquire the skills and trades that I'd like to be able to bring to bear if there isn't work and ATMs on which to rely.
    Sounds pretty close to what I've been doing. I have about 12 people in my group. We've been helping each other get our preps in order. If all hell breaks loose, we'll band together.

    I would imagine that the inner city folks will be stuck in the city because the local and state police will set up checkpoint charlies. If you can't prove you belong in a certain city - you won't be allowed access.

    I would also imagine that the military will be deployed to patrol the streets/highways.

    Bugging out is always the last resort. Wherever you go - you will be the interloper. You won't belong. Very dangerous scenario.

    Not sure who said it in a previous post, but someone said they would just pop a bullet in their head. There is absolutely no way I would take the cowards way out. My family is depending on me. I have a will to survive and suicide is not part of my vocabulary.

    I've worked very hard over the past few years - preparing for the coming storm. I'm still not done. I doubt I'll ever feel like I've done enough.

    Very undaunting. Sometimes, it shakes me to my core. What if I missed something?

    Right now I've been looking at alternative energy. I've been stocking up on kerosene (110 gallons so far). I have two kerosene heaters and a kerosene stove/oven. I also have a solar oven to be used on sunny days.

    I'm looking at getting a small solar powered fridge. They're kind of pricey, so I might have to put that off for a while.

    I have an eternal spring in my sub-basement called a sump-pump well. I hate that thing. But if the balloon goes up - I'll have an endless supply of water. I have a Big Berkey to filter the water and make it drinkable.

    All in all, I'm in pretty good shape. Not where I'd like to be, but better than I was a few years ago.

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