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Imagine 6 Months After

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by zeezee, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    "Imagine the countryside 6 months after TSHTF if we got a proper societal collapse? Just after the remainder of the city dwellers panic if the government has not yet saved them, they start to migrate in desperation seeking help, what will they find out of town?

    No Chickens to be found nor Pheasants, Grouse, Rabbits, Hare, Squirrel , Ducks, Geese, Wild ponies, Wild pigs, etc because the rural communities have either killed everything, or more likely trapped and caged enough to start a captive breeding regime.

    No fertiliser, no weed killer, it takes OIL to make Ammonium Nitrate Fertiliser, the same for pesticides. Crop size will immediately start to reduce due to various blights.

    Most herds slaughtered or secured where scavengers can’t get them without fighting a well armed, well prepared and entrenched rural community."

    Daily Survival: Guest Post: Imagine 6 Months After, By Northern Raider
     
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    What did people obsess about before the SHTF fantasy scenarios took over the internet? I forget.....
     
  3. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Olivia Newton John.

    -d
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Now that's funny right there
     
  5. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    I think it was po-rn.
     
  6. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I can be pretty sure it won't be like anything some gloom and doom writer would suggest, and I can't get my head around the mindset of those who have a fixation on "what if". I see it like this: If your car goes into a skid you can sit behind the wheel screaming and crapping your pants about what is going to happen, or you can grab the wheel and steer out of the skid. Few can argue that our society is skidding. What kind of driver are you?
     
  7. MrB+

    MrB+ Portland area Member

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    And just to complete the NW connection and highlight the idea that 'wishes can come true', didja know Olivia Newton-John married a local (Portland) guy? Check "Matt Lattanzi" in Wikipedia. Matt was in my class at Benson Poly, Portland. Nice enough guy; puka-shell necklaces.

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  8. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    The urban masses will not get far out of town---the rurales will simply blow up the bridges. The bug-out mobiles will find all their worries over at back woods roadblocks and the hillbillies will enjoy their stuff. There will be a HUGE die-off of humans. Old folks and anyone dependent upon medication will simply die. Simple infected scratches become lethal. Fat folks can live for weeks without eating, but probably everyone will die off fighting over clean water anyway. The survivors might envy the dead, since almost all farm seed is hybrid and sterile, dying out after the first planting. Who can remember, is it the white camas or the blue camas that is poisonous? And who wants to live in a world without aspirin or toilet paper? There is no need to survive..........................elsullo
     
  9. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    No. It will be the other way around. Everyone is so wrong! Cities are always re-supplied first in disaster situations. Rural communities will soon run out of chewing tobacco, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and pork rinds. In shear panic the country folk will head for the "Promised Land" (populated urban environments with 7-Elevens). But they won't make it. The "city folk" will blow the bridges and cut down any intruders that get through.
     
  10. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Needles to say, the bridge will definitely be out, the Duke boys will be in needed to cross, and cousin Daisy will be a commodity.
    Heirloom seeds are just the beginning, and contrary to popular belief you don't need pesticide to have a garden.
    And no offense EZ, but I would not want to be in a city for that sh!t, I'll take my country livin' any day.
    I will agree that the real city folk won't get too far outta town before getting "compromised."
    But seriously, think about getting an analog p0rn stash going, you may need it!
     
  11. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    :

    :laugh: (And all along I've been concentrating on food, medicine, and tools!). Hey wife, we need to modify our strategy a bit.

    We are sort of "country" (acreage with animals, garden, trees, etc.) but close enough to the urban center that a walk to the 7-Eleven would only take about 45 minutes one way. So I guess I'll be sitting on the deck watching for whichever horde ("city" or "country") decides to make their move first.
     
  12. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    As long as the 20-piece is still 4.99 at McDonalds, I think I'll be fine.
     
  13. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    quote of the decade....too funny LOL
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but what kind of meat will be in it?

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  15. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    Soilent Green IS people!!
     
  16. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    WILL BE IN IT???? I haven't a clue what kinda of meat is in that stuff now!!!
     
  17. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    WHOA! I forgot all about an inexhaustible urban food source! PIGEONS! Also Starlings and the feral cats and the sewer rats and nutria and possums. All of those chubby homeless goth teens downtown might be tasty too, but wear rubber gloves handling them.........................elsullo
     
  18. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    This handy guide usually helps me. Print out a copy and keep it in your bug-out bag.

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  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    A shipment from Australia to McDoogles in the USA in the 1990s was discovered to be kangaroo meat

    I wonder if it really tastes like chicken?
     
  20. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Not to stray too far off topic, but OIL is not used to make ammonium nitrate ;)

    (ie the Haber process)