Getting Out Of Dodge Realities

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by skydiver, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. JackThompson

    Valley of the Demons
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    Wow. I love that Cooper quote! I'm going to have to write that down.

    However, it's more of a gray situation than a good guys / bad guys scenario.

    When faced with starvation even good people will do whatever it takes, and this will sometimes put them against other good people.

    I don't think it's a matter of race (although history shows that people will use chaos and anarchy to settle old scores.)

    In the above scenarios it's violence, anger, hopelessness, badness and survival that will try the hearts of good men and women.

    Those that are able to maintain the moral high ground and live life even remotely similar to pre-downfall will be the vast minority.

    Get away from the masses and prepare as well as you can. That's your best chance at being among them.
  2. AMProducts

    Maple Valley, WA
    Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer

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    I think you hit on the major point here... it's a "gray" situation. The way I look at it, the day inner cities start having trouble feeding themselves will be the same day the rest of us start having problems feeding ourselves. As it turns out, when it comes to putting food in the stomach, we are all vile, aggressive, self-interested monsters. This fact transcends all racial, ethnic and gender lines.

    A major difference between the US and every other country in the world is that we have never had a peasant class. Our current welfare state is as close as we have ever gotten to having one, but it represents a very small fraction of the population. Except for maybe in the south, where there are people who are still upset at Tecumseh Sherman for burning down great great grandpappy's barn we don't have multi-generational tensions. Yea, there are some racial tensions, but those are more indicative of present day resource conflicts, not the seeds of genocide you see in eastern europe or the middle east.
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu
    PDX OR
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    Wouldn't worry too much about the cammo backpack. They are pretty much everywhere.

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