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Thread: Live as a survivalist or die?

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I have contemplated such on many occasions so much so that I have endeavored to develop and hone my skills, not from a paranoid stance but rather preparedness. The largest fear I have is infection. If one survives the first 2-3 months where the true radicals will be killed/die out the balance of life will be one’s ability to deal with nature.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    I have contemplated such on many occasions so much so that I have endeavored to develop and hone my skills, not from a paranoid stance but rather preparedness. The largest fear I have is infection. If one survives the first 2-3 months where the true radicals will be killed/die out the balance of life will be one’s ability to deal with nature.
    I saw one of those "End of the World" documentaries they were running a few months ago and the order of most likely mass kill scenarios was an epidemic first. Some new form of mutated virus or bacteria, highly infectious with a 2-3 incubation period and high death percentage. Then came massive solar flare knocking out the grid, super volcano, asteroid/comet strike, nuclear war etc. It's always people who live in remote places like down under or far north that have the highest survival rate.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I doubt we would devolved into COMPLETE lawlessness.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Very. Chaos is exciting.



    For what? It'd provide me with a new form of entertainment. It'd be a fun social experiment I'd like to witness with my own eyes.
    I do not mean this in any derogatory sense, but chaos is not exciting. Chaos, events for which you are at their mercy, is not entertaining. Watching people you care for get hurt or die, is the least entertaining thing I can imagine.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Are there zombies involved?

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    One more thought, my father is a survivalist. The contemplation of the end of society was an anchor around my neck since I was old enough to understand it and until i could make my own life.

    If any of you survivalists have children, consider not saddling them with end of the world talk while they are young. Preparation, fine, but constant vigilance and discussion about contemporary events and how those events could end life as they know it, not so much. Life is fraught enough with everyday worries for kids without end of the world talk on a regular basis.

    /end of buzz kill

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I doubt we would devolved into COMPLETE lawlessness.
    I wonder, tho, how the densely populated areas would fare when they run out of food.....should only take a week or so.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I doubt we would devolved into COMPLETE lawlessness.
    There'd surely be some liberal who survived and started creating new rules for you to live by, at the very least.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I do not mean this in any derogatory sense, but chaos is not exciting. Chaos, events for which you are at their mercy, is not entertaining. Watching people you care for get hurt or die, is the least entertaining thing I can imagine.
    I agree - most people who have survived a tragedy where those closest to them have died almost inevitably voice the wish that they had died with them.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    [QUOTE=Gina;1061433087]I do not mean this in any derogatory sense, but chaos is not exciting. Chaos, events for which you are at their mercy, is not entertaining. Watching people you care for get hurt or die, is the least entertaining thing I can imagine.[/QUOTE

    Agreed - I see no reason to relish a meager existence.
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