Your position in society when the SHTF

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  • Being a member of the military

    2 2.53%
  • Being a member of local law enforcement

    5 6.33%
  • Being a regular civilian

    29 36.71%
  • Being formerly law enforcement or military

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    Your position in society when the SHTF

    You all might look at this as an oddball deal. But, when the SHTF, what do you personally think your best position is to survive and maintain you and/or your family?
    I want you all to elaborate a lot...not just a little bit. Me? I like my position as former military currently civilian.

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    I think being former Mil/LE is an advantage. You should know the routine, and have an idea of what is going down, but you aren't restricted to the rules they have to operate under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I think being former Mil/LE is an advantage. You should know the routine, and have an idea of what is going down, but you aren't restricted to the rules they have to operate under.
    I want to thank you specifically for getting the jest of my post! I really appreciate it, and sometimes things are hard for me to convey without over-explaining things. Good first reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I think being former Mil/LE is an advantage. You should know the routine, and have an idea of what is going down, but you aren't restricted to the rules they have to operate under.
    Exactly, and you have more knowledge of what not to do.
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    Former Military or LE would certainly be an advantage, I answered the question literally, as a civilian without former Military or LE. That'd be my best position, other than recluse or hermit.

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    You should have put something in there about forming a militia, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I think being former Mil/LE is an advantage. You should know the routine, and have an idea of what is going down, but you aren't restricted to the rules they have to operate under.
    +1 to that

    Know the drill and am only bound by my morals at the point SHTF.

    The thing about being former Mil/LE is that it ingrains a certain amount of Moral flexibility when it comes right down to it. WHEN the SHTF I pretty much am going to be the guy that says what I've got is mine and what you've got is yours... You try and take what is mine and I will kill you where you stand and now I have more of what is mine....
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    Being former LE/MIL gives me knowledge that may be used to organize those in my comunity so we all can survive. If need be It will be easier for me to arm and train those I know if it came to that. I already have been examining those around me to have a better Idea as to who may need training and whom I can rely on. Those that unify into a small group have more of a chance of surviving. By pooling resources a small comunity can survive longer.

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    OK, I'll play... Military and L.E. are world apart and can't really be compared. I'm both. Certain MOS's will have a better understanding of what going on or will have a certain skill set depending on the circumstances. LE will have some skills, but more importantly, they tend to be "connected", making it easy to get by.

    Here is one thing to think about; FEMA has already supplied certain items for LE and their immediate family's to survive certain situations. Thats all I'm going to say about that, so don't ask for more info. All I'll say is that its there, I account for it so I see it once a month.
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    I agree that some MOS will be better off than others. I think even the limited military experience I had will serve me better than if I had none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I agree that some MOS will be better off than others. I think even the limited military experience I had will serve me better than if I had none.
    Absolutely true, some is better than none.
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    Former military experience (quite a while ago) better to have had some than none...if the SHTF, I know which neighbors will be an asset...who is already prepared...who I can depend upon...(that works two ways).

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    .if the SHTF, I know which neighbors will be an asset...who is already prepared...who I can depend upon...(that works two ways).
    But what if they become zombies? Do you have a secret handshake so you can tell?






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    Former military. According to the constitution, I am in charge of my own individual security.

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    fmr Military.. not an 'operator'

    quick answer

    In a true SHTF sit, I will be seen as the enemy by some... and a patriot by others.
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