Food for Thought - What Will Things Be Like Post-Disaster?

twp

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In light of the current situations in may cities, around the world, I found this article to have some good suggestions on what MIGHT (Perhaps, Maybe) happen around you and yours.

This is NOT intended to be disaster porn. It gives some ideas on what several different groups may do in a post-event world. Consider these possible scenarios in your planning (You Do Have A Plan!). Even if your plan is no plan at all, you have made that choice (a Plan!) and will be dealing with the consequences of chosen your Plan.

Read with the idea in mind that you may face one or more of these scenarios. Adjust your plan to suit what may happen and be prepared (that word again), to act according to what actually happens around you.

https://www.survivalsullivan.com/what-things-will-be-like-post-collapse/

In failing to understand the greater context of what other groups of people are doing – your fellow citizens and survivors, the police, the government and any organized groups of bad actors and criminals – you are failing to ground your plan in a potential reality.

To help remedy this and to help get your noggin joggin’ in a slightly different direction when it comes to surviving A SHTF situation, I will present several potential outcomes that could help illuminate what other people and the remains of society will be doing post-collapse.
 
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Atlas

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On this same note. I found this interview with Massad Ayoob about the subject of armed travel and dealing with mobs. He has some very good arguments that might be just the opposite of what you think. He actually blows the truck gun concept out of the water, which is interesting because I am sure that I have read articles from him saying the truck gun is a good idea.

https://armedcitizensnetwork.org/defense-against-mobs
 

twp

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That interview is an interesting (and long) discussion on how to deal with life threatening situations. I do understand his stance on carrying, on-body, a firearm. It goes with you and not with your vehicle.

A lot was said about how to avoid getting into a crowded situation. Why are you there in the first place? Situational awareness is a necessity and that extends to more than just your immediate surroundings. We live in perilous times and we need to extend our awareness to match this risk.

For example. I used to (past tense) travel to the downtown parts of my city (Reno, NV), sometimes because that was where the city bus terminal took me, sometimes I actually needed to go to a business located there. I no longer will consider taking such trips. Personally, I limit my travel to a set of nearby stores, mostly grocery, computer shops or the occational restaurant (if open). I spend a lot of time online, watching news reports both local, national and international. I used to have a pocket radio playing with earphones, but no longer do that because they distract me from what is happening in my immediate area.

I assume that there are those who will drop their situational awareness when they are home. It is a choice, but not one that I allow myself to make, now.

We do a monthly shopping trip and I do try to do a intel scan (online) before I go out. This assumes that our local/national news reports are accurate. Sometimes, I get anxious, particularly if there are some kind of crowd activity being reported.

Perilous times...
 

Atlas

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Indeed they are. Many people that I know are doing exactly the same as you and I don't think it is a bad idea. Being cautious about where and how you go is a good move, especially as things get worse.

I came to a similar conclusion about carrying firearms with me in the vehicle a few years back. What if I have to abandon the vehicle? What if it is not an option to carry a rifle after abandoning it? Not every scenario is total lawlessness, so it is best to keep that in mind.
 
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