Fantasy Vs Reality
I’m going to slay a couple more sacred cows here in this post, because I’ve been reading a lot of different boards. With the unrest in different places in the US and the world its time for some serious soul searching.
Popular fantasy- The Head for the hills and live off the land.
Reality, it’s is not going to happen in a widespread disaster. The ONLY reason there is any wildlife at all in this country is the implementation of game laws and people following them. After the great depression in the 30’s seeing any wildlife at all was a rarity. Everything breathing the breathe of life was killed and eaten.
And walking in the desert its not hard to find plants to eat, TODAY. After a few weeks how hard will it be. An estimate only. It will take 5 square miles of desert to feed 1 person for 1 year, and its going to get lean.
The original survivalists were Native American’s. I have an Anthropology background so lets run this down shall we? The most prominent cause of widespread death before the Whites came to this continent was not warfare, not accidents, it was starvation. People who lived and breathed the land and its resources starved.
In localized disaster, for the short term, its a possibility. Long term? Not where the smart money is riding.
Let that burn in deep because that’s reality. No feel good online BS, its a fact. You are not that experienced, you don’t have enough knowledge, and you don’t have enough people trying to help you survive.
There’s the section of the public that says I’ll just head out to rural areas, there are plenty of farms there. That might work on the short term, maybe. But how long will it take before rural people to see anyone from outside to be a threat. And Humans are the most dangerous animal on the planet when pushed into a corner.
The average city dweller might not be as skilled at the things we out in flyover country are, but they are faster to become predatory.
We all have to grasp the reality of large predatory mobs when it gets tight. Look at Baltimore. They aren’t hungry. They are just looking for a reason to steal and burn. That’s it, humanity at its baseline emotional response. If people can get something for nothing, and it costs them nothing, either financially or physically they will take it and watch you die.
The BOB fantasy- You have 3 days before society starts eating itself in widespread disorder. A back pack isn’t cutting it. Unless you have a light Infantry battalion with back packs with you. Furgeson, Baltimore, Argentina, Ukraine, Katrina, ad infinitum.
You have a group willing to separate who is outside from who is inside or you don’t make it.
Zombies are real, and they are on TV every day, online every day. They are the people you avoid going to get groceries, the parts of town you know not to go into. The gangs who bind together to “Take out the LE” . That happened this week in Baltimore. The US, today. The difference between them and Zombies of fantasy is they are intelligent, predatory, and willing to take a scenario and turn it to their own advantage IMMEDIATELY.
There is no, sitting in the living room, wringing hands and wondering what to do
300 million people in the US.
Lets be optimistic and say 10 million preppers. The math isn’t looking good is it? Then you have the mentally ill people who intend to prey on those who have prepared. The lone ranger prepper isn’t going to last 3 weeks. Large groups of people, say for numbers argument 100-150 prepared people have a chance.
Any more than that and Humans tend to get divisive, and split off endangering both groups.
This isn’t fantasy, this is what really happens and how people really are when they veneer of civilization comes off.
The most important prep you can make is establishing a group of people who have an interest in keeping you alive. And you have an interest in keeping them alive.
The eaters, the non skilled and empowered with the idea “you owe them” need to be thinned from your group quickly or made to see the reality that MTV and the EBT card no longer function.
I am not a racist,. in any way, shape or form. I recognize what humanity really is when they think the rules no longer apply. Doesn’t matter skin color, culture or country of origin. It’s you or its them.