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    My personal philosophy on SHTF:

    We all know that it can happen at anytime, but we should also understand that it is impossible to prepare for every scenario. It's fine to have 500 guns and a thousands rounds for each one, as long as you know that there is no way in hell to move it all. "But, I'll bug in" you say? How could you bug in during Katrina? How do you bug in during an earthquake, a hurricane?

    I've worked with a lot of logistical shit, moving people, supplies, vehicles, you name it, very quickly and in shitty conditions. I'm no expert by any means, but I do have some insight into what it takes to get a lot of shit from here to there and back again, and let me tell you something... I couldn't do any of it without a shit ton of money and resources backing me up.

    So what is my personal philosophy? Well, knowing that a small family cannot move a whole bunch of shit, I make it more of a point to collect knowledge and understanding. It doesn't weigh anything, and you can take it with you anywhere. Do I have some supplies? Sure, but only what I can throw in a car and take with me, or ditch if I need to. If I can make it back later to get more shit, then fine, but I can't count on it.

    I said once that to me "survival is more of a mindset and less of a skill set" and I still think that's true. Of course, everyone's situation is different and you may have the ultimate impregnable fortress with a limitless supply of everything, but I don't, and don't know anyone that does. So, I'm sticking with my "travel light" and "get the hell out of dodge" philosophy.

    Thoughts?
    "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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      #3
      Yes and no.

      I started with this philosophy, but I haven't ended up with it. Having said that I don't know where I am now.

      I think you have to have some stuff. it's all very well saying 'i'll go bush and live off the land' when fifty thousand other guys have got the same idea and you're down to fighting over worms.

      I am currently tossing up ideas about this steep, sou'east (wrong way in southern hemisphere) facing land. Land is land, in the end. I know how to build a mud hut with a tile roof thanks to a brilliant survivalist in Aussie. How bad will the world have to get before I need this piece of dirt?

      If it gets that bad, will I be able to stay in possession of it?

      So I have no answers, only questions, but I do know you need stuff.

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        #4
        One thing I would like to mention is the importance of good, quality, dependable vehicles/transportation. If you lose mobility, in a whole lot of cases, you are fucked. Not everyone has access to medium or large trucks or vans, but if at all possible I would suggest having at least one vehicle along those lines. If you only have one vehicle, try to maintain it the best you can, and make sure you have the obvious tools that could be needed to fix minor issues. Tire plugs have come in handy for me on several occasions.
        "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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          #5
          I'm buying an electric bike. Will that do?

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            #6
            You've got to work with what you have!
            Last edited by Talon; 10-14-2015, 03:43 AM.
            "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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              #7
              I have a 2008 nissan march.

              not ay fuck of a lot of space.

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                #8
                Looks like a good little car. In my humble opinion, dependability is more important than size or space. What good is having all your shit packed in a truck that is broken down on the side of the road?
                "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Absolutely! View Post
                    I have a 2008 nissan march.

                    not ay fuck of a lot of space.
                    The thing with a Nissan march is that they are one of the most reliable small cars ever made.
                    Sure you cant fit the kitchen sink in it but what you can get into it you can carry it a heck of a long way.
                    My FIL has a nissan note which is the wagon version and he can get 1000km out of a tank of gas so thats from where you are now to nearly bluff.

                    If you buy an electric bike how do you plan to recharge it if there is no power post SHTF ? Just curious.

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                      #11
                      An interesting read I thought as it gives you different scenarios to think about and different options.
                      http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2...ould-i-go.html

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                        #12
                        I listened to a podcast of Professor Steven Starr, an expert on nuclear war. If that happens, none of us are going to make it. If both sides shoot their load, it's all over. No sun to grow anything for almost fifty years or more. That's not even taking into account the fallout. There is no way to stockpile for that. Even the elite in their fancy bunkers will not last and who wants to spend the rest of their life in a hole in the ground?
                        Tuesday is soylent green day

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                          #13
                          Hey now...I'm sure mtnmanmike will survive in his hole in the ground, fortified by trash, fell trees and tarps. He even does drills.

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                            #14
                            Well, if he's doing drills, then that changes everything!

                            Originally posted by Harvey_Wideshaft View Post
                            Hey now...I'm sure mtnmanmike will survive in his hole in the ground, fortified by trash, fell trees and tarps. He even does drills.
                            "L E X - T A L I O N I S"

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                              #15
                              If you guys decide to Nuke each other Im just going to climb the highest peak on the farm and watch the world burn until its my time to go.

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