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    Live as a survivalist or die?

    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

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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 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
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    if it's as bad as he say....

    ...tiiiiii-ii-ii-iii-ime, is on my side, yes it is...

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    If anarchy becomes the norm, first thing we should do is kill all the violent felons right in the prisons....
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I think much of the desire to live or die results from actually experiencing the collapse of most everything you know and loved, and watching brutality all around without rhyme or reason, and living in perpetual fear, etc. In such a case, I know enough not to guess what I'd do. Sure, today in cozy law abiding land, I'd say of course I'd live. Either way, I don't want to have to find out.

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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    if it's as bad as he say....

    ...tiiiiii-ii-ii-iii-ime, is on my side, yes it is...
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    I'd wanna survive. I hope I get to see this day. Yay anarchy and lawlessness.
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    Re: Live as a survivalist or die?

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    I'd wanna survive. I hope I get to see this day. Yay anarchy and lawlessness.
    Serious ?
    I've seen too many movies of this genre...and our own history (dark ages)....
    90% chance that we would all be dead...and for what ???
    Still, I'd try to do all possible to survive, including killing.

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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 thought Idaho was already survivalist central.
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