Ill just tuck this in here. . .!
Which is exactly the point of the thread, good find!Now had it been a mile across? Point is, no one even knew it was coming, which is why everyone should have some sort of survival plan.But sadly, 95% of the nation has about 3 days of food and water, beyond that point, law and order will be but a distant memory.
95% of the nation will go into a panic if their smartphone doesn't work for 3 days. You mean Taco Bell will be closed? These people can't be reasoned with now; it will be utter insanity if they don't have food and water.
Yep, we are only one catastrophe away from reverting to cavemen. That's the thing, if all Hell breaks lose, no one will be able to go to work because most public utilities will be down.First there would be a run on foodstuffs and fuel, and most stores don't carry enough for more than a day of panic buying.Then there is the issue of the impatient ass holes that refuse to wait in line and fights break out, cops won't be able to respond due to the fact they are overwhelmed.Yes, virtually all societies are ill prepared and run on a fine line of compliance, it only takes one event to upset the balancing act.
I think a lot of us rural people will be okay for awhile. I'm not in full blown survivalist mode, by any means, but I think I could keep us alive indefinitely.......not easily.I would not want to be in a city.
Same here, granted I never meant to become a survivalist, but living in the wilderness tends to force one to stockpile everything, from fuel and food, to just about everything, like not throwing anything away, you may need the parts for something later. (I know you know what I'm talking about) But being snowed in for three weeks a couple of decades back taught me a valuable lesson, always have a huge assortment of dry goods and seasonings on hand.After awhile, there is only so much you can do with beans and rice when all you have is ginger, pepper and salt in your cabinet. Of course water is essential, but with several feet of snow outside, that wasn't an issue. Since those days I have made an effort to always buy two of everything, and now that Toy got into selling freeze dried food, we've managed to build a solid 1 year supply, two if we stretch it, and I plan on taking it out to 5 years as a way of hedging against inflation.Ya know, it really wasn't all that expensive to stock up, just cut out the junk food, useless entertainment and going out to dinner, and you can easily put away one or two hundred bucks away each month, and in one short year, you have a years supply of food.
Yeah, I need to put away some dry goods. I've got access to water, and a little pond that's close with lots of panfish. The birds and squirrels are almost tame around here, and plentiful. Tons of kudzu vines, which is an invasive species, but the roots are really healthy and can be dried and made into flour. I'm not saying it would be fun, but we would survive.
Interesting, I live to high for kudzu, in fact it's why I have to stock food, there really isn't that much up in the mountains outside of of huge Doug fir or pine trees. Game and water we have aplenty though.
One thing about the south, lots of critters. I'm sure I'd get complaints, but I've got a woodpile full of nice fat grubs. At some point, pretty much anything looks like food. I've actually looked into insects for food. Pound for pound, they are a pretty good deal.
Absolutely! Though the first meal won't go down easy, but if it fills the void, the second will be a welcome sight.I hope I never ever have to resort to bugs and squirrels .