This is a discussion on After Apocalypse friend list? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Right now all I can think of are Smith and Wesson, I need a good list going for sure....
Right now all I can think of are Smith and Wesson, I need a good list going for sure.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
Not gonna worry about it; job one is to get the heck out of dodge with the family. I will worry about other peeps if I run across them....
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry
I will "Survive In Place," having no where else to go, unless a lot of people die and leave farmable land behind. I will have my kids and any spouses and grandkids. I'm sure I can find useful things for them to do.
As an introvert, I have only a couple of close friends. I will take one with me (if she will go), and leave the other to her drug-addled and sex-addicted friends.
This year my tasks are (1) to learn to garden - grow herbs and vegetables, and (2) figure out a way to hoard drinkable water. (55 gal drums?)
I, myself, don't expect to survive too far into a EOTWAWKI-type scenario, but my plan is to give my (near-adult) kids a head start.
"I pledge allegiance to the war banner of the united states of Totalitaria. And to the Republic, which no longer stands, several bankers, who are now god, indivisible, with Bernanke bucks and credit for all."
I have one friend who is a retired military instructor and whose wife is a police officer. He has a nice big collection and knows how to use them. All of my high speed low drag USPSA friends would be good, too.
Only one friend (that is like family) and my girlfriend, I have tons of knives (yes I dont want to be that close but better than nothing) and several rifles )12 and 20 gauges, and a few fast vehicles and large ones (69 gto 400 sb to get away) or my 4x4 to run a few down.
My brother in law is real paranoid about zombies, he has all the survival books.
When life gives you lemons, Open a lemonaid buisness.
Unfortunately, I don't know anyone here in Vegas. My wife and I would be good additions to a group- I'm a Physician Assistant , who practices Urgent Vare and Family Practice, and my wife is a retired electrical engineer, who specialized in analog power systems. Hopefully I'll find a local group.
"We are the people our parents warned us about!" J. Buffett
If I were you, I'd be stocking up on medical supplies (antibiotics, bandages, etc.), besides food, ammo, and water.
Being that you are in the desert, you should have a Plan B if you have to flee the city. Make sure you have a good map that shows water supplies.
"I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."
My "Iron Mountain" is an old farm upstate,almost 250 acres,livestock,tilled acerage,greenhouses,2 natural springs and a river.
I tend 30 beehives there and save the honey to make "adult beverages"
We dehydrate everything from 4 acres of gardens,then vacuum bag all of it.
The whole place would be hard to protect,thats why I think I would need help.
It is pardonable to be defeated but never surprised.
2 Ruger alaskan .454s
I would stay put at my home. We live in a rural area 25-30 miles from the nearest large city. I would partner up with others in my area. I know within a 1/2 mile of where I live there's at least (1) nurse, (1) fire-medic, (2) LEO. Also within that area is much tilled soil for farming. My wife and I are avid gardeners and my wife cans almost all of our vegetables. We have 3 large ponds within 1/2 mile and a well on our property that could provide water. There are only 4 roadway entrances to the area I would remain so should not be hard to set-up roadblocks and defensive positions to ward off the sheep and zombies fleeing the city.
With that said I still would like to complete the following ASAP.
1. purchase a good defensive rifle (think AK/AR, I have handguns and a 12 ga.)
2. stock up on ammo (in addition to defense, this may become a valuable asset for trade/bartering)
3. double the size of our garden
4. acquire some survival books and/or training
5. help my wife loose her "sheep" mentality (it's hard to spend time and money in preparation for the EOTWAWKI when your spouse is sheep-like!!)
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Benjamin Franklin
Steps in the stripping of State's Rights/Sovereignty
1. War of Northern Agression 2. Coersion to ratify the 14th Amendment 3. Ratified 17th Amendment
In the sort of shtf scenarios being discussed, you will have no friends and no one you can trust. You might think you are taking someone into your group because of a skill they have. They might be planning to kill and eat you.
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
The wife and I recently watched a program on the History Channel that dealt with a worse case scenario in the event of a world wide cataclisym and how it might be for the survivors. Just plain scary of how we take for granted the safety and things we have.
Not too many people will be friendly when it comes down to survival. My friends list would be extremely short.
"A Smith & Wesson always beats 4 aces!"
The Man Prayer. "Im a man, I can change, if I have to.....I guess!" ~ Red Green
I don't have any friends on my list, but we have a bunch of those little minibar booze bottles. I figure they will be like currency.