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Thoughts about SHTF/TEOTWAWKI TV Shows?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ddwood13, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. ddwood13

    ddwood13 WA New Member

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    So A LOT and I mean A LOT!! of people watch Walking Dead, and rightfully so, it's a great show. I recently started watching Falling Skies as I've heard some good things from friends about it. I noticed that there is absolutely no muzzle awareness on the shows. It's almost laughable how bad it is.

    My ask or topic of discussion is whether or not any of you watch these type of SHTF shows and can actually take anything useful from them?

    Personally, I have mixed thoughts. There are some things that would/could make sense in a time like that but the other 90% of the time, I'm like this is dumb and would only work because its TV.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I feel an actual long term SHTF situation would be a lot of monotonous foraging, guarding, surviving type stuff interrupted occasionally by some bad scary interactions with strangers.

    Big City = more interactions
    Country = less interactions, maybe even some neighborly teamwork?
     
  3. ddwood13

    ddwood13 WA New Member

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    I completely agree. I'm on the fence of what I would prefer. Ideally I would be somewhere country-ish but be able to get to a suburban/city like place to forage for food/supplies/fuel.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I take entertainment and relaxation from them. That's what they're for!
    Not a big fan of zombie shows!
     
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  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    As far from any urban area as possible and permanent residency in Ghillies.
    And in the ugliest most evil terrain that you can find. No one else will want to deal with it, just make sure it has water in easy reach.
     
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  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    In a real collapse, in fact- one of the signs of a real collapse, will be that there are no "authorities" ...at all, and the former police have either gone, or become gangsters themselves.

    The idea that SHTF and the governmental structure somehow remains intact has proven historically to be a fantasy. A key survival skill is to be able to recognize when the old ways have passed and the new ones have begun.

    Those who are too slow to figure it out will have a rough week.

    More than any particular plot line, TWD demonstrates that those who adapt, and who do so in a group, have the best chance of success; much more than any individual or those who try to play a new game using obsolete rules.
     
  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Never.Ever engage a Zombie in convero
     
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  8. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze New Member

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    I think these shows are entertaining, but useless in terms of education.
     
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  9. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I watch TWD for plot of how lame "Holy"wood thinks they can adapt a cartoon into a realistic show.
     
  10. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    SHTF/TEOTWAWKI means that everyone is a crack shot, one-handed and there is no need for eye or hearing protection :D
     
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  11. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is television.

    Mostly crap - but especially any kind of "reality" show.

    "Walking Dead" started off with a huge flaw.

    The setting - the deep south - gun country.

    There are a LOT of dead people.

    The living have trouble finding guns and ammo??? :rolleyes:

    I am not sure if this is a plot device, or if it is because the writers are from California and think that the rest of the country is like their home state and guns are severely restricted. Even in California though, guns and ammo would not be hard to find if almost everybody was dead - there would be plenty to go around.
     
  12. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Here's a good you tube on the subject:
     
  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    TV is just entertainment, not much reality there. We all have our own ideas about what a real SHTF would be like but I have never met anyone who has been through one.
     
  14. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    And the cops turn into ZOMBIES TOO..As do the keepers of the camps..