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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I am reading a book by James Wesley Rawles, Patriot. It is about the collapse of society and a group of survivalist fighting off roving gangs of looters. The picture he paints is very dark with prisons emptied out and no rule of law. The survivalist stay locked in a steel shuttered house filled with food and water and watch the world around them collapse in riots, rape robbery and murder. I just started the book and it may have a happy ending but it makes me wonder if things got that bad would I even want to survive. So I ask the question of you guys, survive or die, which is preferable?

    By the way James has an interesting survival blog. SurvivalBlog.com
    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 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.
    Wow, what a woman!!!

    If you are not married, you should have lines of suitors at your door!!!

    I like the way that you think!
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    when you are locked in a room ?
    wait...I'm confused. Are we talking about living in a lawless nation or are we talking about living at Tigger's house?










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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    being locked in a room and not being able to do anything to protect the others seems horrible to me....
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    wait...I'm confused. Are we talking about living in a lawless nation or are we talking about living at Tigger's house?
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    being locked in a room and not being able to do anything to protect the others seems horrible to me....

    Ah, but the trick is to not get in the room in the first place.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    "Patriot" is the name of the book. I've got a copy at home myself, and it's been an interesting read so far. There are at least two more books in the series.

    Personally, I'd survive. Then again, that sort of society wouldn't bother me as much as it probably would many of you; since it's a lot closer to my utopia than what we live in today.
    Plus, if the fit hits the shan, you'll be able to travel into NYC and drink any size soft drink you want.










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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I think the idea of some kind of post apocalyptic anarchy is central to modern dude fantasy. How would we, as individuals, fare without the protection of modern society? I don't want to find out, but if it came to it, I'd want to survive and learn whether I am a leader, follower, murderer, or protector. In any case, i would want a lot of bullets and whiskey.

    You can trade bullets for anything, one way or another.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I wouldn't want to live that way but would probably do what I could to survive. I thought in my 20's I could survive most any change of that nature but experience would probably trump youth in many instances.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Plus, if the fit hits the shan, you'll be able to travel into NYC and drink any size soft drink you want.
    Only if you are carrying an AR15 and plenty of 30 round mags - oh, wait, we are not talking about Bloomberg's security detail, are we?
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