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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Our 'Alamo' is currently occupied by 'family'. Im really not thinking about getting into a sustained firefight with a whole lot of people. I dont see that as a winning scenario. If we need to go full on survivalist mode each pack has several thousand rounds of 22lr ammo, 1 case of 45 ammo and some fishing gear, along with a good assortment of supplies that you would need to basically go cold weather camping and live for a good while in the mountains. A quick stop at the gun case on the way out and there are several Ruger 10/22s and a few MK2s, and for a bit more punch 45 carbines and 45 handguns (I'm a big fan of weapons redundancy).

    I stress...I am not all that concerned about a worst case scenario. Big cities...maybe...but I think a lot of them have the potential on their current path to end up like Detroit already without a catastrophic 'push'.
    I'm not exactly a prepper but I too bought a Ruger 10/22 and have a few thousand rounds of ammo for it. You can kill anything with a 22 from a mouse to a moose. That kid that died in Alaska that was trying to live off the land killed a moose with his 22. I agree if things went bad the cities would get the worst the quickest and I think the farther out in the sticks you are the better off you would be. Once the people in the cities cannibalized each other there would not be any gasoline to get to far away from large urban areas and most country people already hunt, garden etc so there would be far more cooperation and far less crime.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Read Bill Fortschen's One Second After.

    I'm not interested in survival at all costs, but this is a middle-aged perspective.
    At ALL costs, no. There are things I won't do, no matter if not doing them means I die.

    But it would take a LOT to make me lay down and give up. Particularly because there would be people depending on me in such a scenario.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'm not exactly a prepper but I too bought a Ruger 10/22 and have a few thousand rounds of ammo for it. You can kill anything with a 22 from a mouse to a moose. That kid that died in Alaska that was trying to live off the land killed a moose with his 22. I agree if things went bad the cities would get the worst the quickest and I think the farther out in the sticks you are the better off you would be. Once the people in the cities cannibalized each other there would not be any gasoline to get to far away from large urban areas and most country people already hunt, garden etc so there would be far more cooperation and far less crime.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I don't care if the power goes out just so the cable does not
    What good is cable with no power?

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    Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'm not exactly a prepper but I too bought a Ruger 10/22 and have a few thousand rounds of ammo for it. You can kill anything with a 22 from a mouse to a moose. That kid that died in Alaska that was trying to live off the land killed a moose with his 22. I agree if things went bad the cities would get the worst the quickest and I think the farther out in the sticks you are the better off you would be. Once the people in the cities cannibalized each other there would not be any gasoline to get to far away from large urban areas and most country people already hunt, garden etc so there would be far more cooperation and far less crime.
    It's a reliable weapon, dead nuts accurate, and while it isnt exactly a man stopper, I wouldn't want to get peppered by one.

    We have some rather substantial ordinance at the ranch. I just really don't think we'll ever have to use it. I very much hope not.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I've already answered this post, but I had another thought. I don't have enough ammunition. Or enough guns.

    It's not beyond the realm of possibility that power grids could be taken out by terrorists that would put us in the dark for 4-5 months. That's reality. If that ever happened, we would quickly revert to survival of the fittest. Bullets would count.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What good is cable with no power?
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I'd try to find an authoritarian group immediately. Law, order, and security, please.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I would think in a doomsday scenario that if you were to use a gun, you would also want a silencer so as not to give away your position to others.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'd really prefer civilization be maintained, of course. One likes being able to go out for Chinese or Mexican on the weekend, and not getting shot at too often.

    When my Mom was alive, I had plans to take care of her. Had an Oxygen concentrator for her (she was on the stuff full time), a generator and other backup power to run it, stocked up on her meds, etc.

    No plans to bug out... I live in a semi-rural area on the old family farm, in most scenarios I'm well-placed to stay put.

    However if it came to having to bug out, it would likely have become impossible to keep her alive. She would NOT have wanted me and my son to sacrifice ourselves for her... her life was nearing its end and she knew that, she would not have wanted us to stay behind to die with her if it came to that.

    Just as I wouldn't want my son to stay and die with me, if I was unable to keep up, and if he could continue on by himself and live.

    Hard choices.... another good reason why I'd prefer to stick with civilization if possible.
    Obviously I prefer civilization remain as well.

    That's great you had a plan for your mom and good you had a place to be.

    My elders are spread from coast to coast and down south to the bottom of California. Only my parents are in range here. There is no feasible plan for all to survive.

    The idea that it would be entertaining for civilization to collapse, is beyond my understanding. One has only to look to countries like Syria, Somalia, Darfur to see how really exciting chaos is.

    Sorry, I'm such a wet blanket. LOL

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