Skip to comments.Five Types Of Looters You Must Prepare For
Posted on 06/23/2012 3:55:22 PM PDT by Kartographer
Its Survival Diva again with some food for thought about societal collapse; what to expect and who to look out for. Its an important part of the puzzle when youre one of the few prepared to survive the coming onslaught. Some guesstimate preppers make up only 5% of the populace, but its my belief its closer to 3% at best, and more likely to be 1-2%. Many give lip service to prepping and claim to be prepared when the truth is theyre still in the thinking stage.
They havent advanced to in-the-trenches preparedness that many need to do to get prepared faster, where dinners out, budget-draining vacations, and designer anything are put on the back-burner until the storage shelves are full, water has been stored, and must-have preparedness goods are crowding sheds, basements, or in a pinch; closets and under the bed.
To come out on the other side of a wide-spread crisis in one piece, even when youre prepared, takes getting into the head of the majority of the population who are NOT prepared. If youre successful, youll face, head-on, the darker side of humanity most of us would rather pretend doesnt exist.
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“Have thought about putting in a few chickens but my wife says they are too confining if we want to go somewhere. Probably right.”
You could perhaps find someone in your area that would be willing to handle the chickens in your absence in return for eggs or meat. After a crisis eggs will be worth their weight in gold... nice to have some birds around.
Fortunately, I have never been dumb enough to buy into a HOA area, but if someone tried to take my food, they will die! I’ll be damned if I let them starve me. They got to go and if I go down in the process, its better than slowly starving.
I am still amazed that people have to have this explained to them. It has happened many times here in the US and will again.
I could see them trying but not successfully. I agree that the local city officials or just a group of govt employees may try something as well.
Kartographer is a NM homie and very knowledgeable about this stuff.
Just sayin’ my FRiend.
You might try connecting a fence charger to the cars.A nice surprise at 2AM for some dirtbags.
Well, for one, don’t have super expensive rims on your vehicle. I can’t count the number of idiots here in Memphis who spend $3000 or more of rims bling and then had it stolen shortly after.
Dull functional rims are not in much demand and are not stolen frequently.
Good way to live. I’m working hard at doing the same in the middle of nowhere on the Rockies.
I don’t think you’ll have anything to worry about. ...was right in the middle of hurricane Celia and lived there afterward, too. Looting was minimal and violence, non-existent as far as I remember. Neighbors were helpful (all kinds of neighbors). Your part of the country is not like New Orleans or California.
Wouldn’t want to be in the cities way to the north of you, though.
I’d submit to you that local breakdowns that we’ve seen, are microcosms, undercards for the main event. They are VERY instructive of what will happen when the Grand Collapse hits.
As my late father, FReeper Skyraider was fond of saying, “plan for the worst, hope for the best, and expect something in between”.
I’m looking at four potential scenarios here in FLA:
1. Hurricane Season;
2. The RNC Convention in Tampa;
3. The Zimmerman Trial;
4. Election Day (if it comes).
For friends concerned that looters might strip or steal their cars, I have this suggestion. Get a ride that is old with some dents, rust and only cheap visible parts.
And make sure that it sounds bad, when it’s running.
If we just had a bit more water here I would sleep a lot better at night. If major long term shtf event happens here there will be fights over water that will pale those legendary ones that occurred here some 150 years ago. I fear that in the end the high desert would be cover with bleached bones of those who lose those fights.
The banks of the Rio Grande at least in ABQ would be a combination of gang turf and snipers gallery.
http://www.weareaustin.com/ then click on top video stories and go to Mysterious Mass Cattle Deaths.
War is always a race of who can come up with the newest the best, the easiest the most effective. They evolve then you evolved. In the end it’s a war of attrition. It’s who can out last the other, because dead men don’t evolve.
After Wilma, we got to know our neighbors and helped each other. The power was out for days (weeks across the street).
And the silence was beautiful, no planes every 5 minutes, could see the stars etc. Even saw a shooting star and thought that my grandmother was sending me a message. (I was very down)
I like my mixed corgi. She has a growl and heart of a pit bull. No nuisance she only barks she has reason and never misses. She has a keen judgement of people that is as good or better than mine (If Hope doesn’t like you there’s a damn good reason). Better disposition than most bigger dogs and does eat near as much.
We have problems with Black Leg in one of our pastures. It is spring fed and in Coastal Bermuda (not Tifton). During wet season we get outbreaks unless he cattle are vaccinated for it. Must be 6 months old to vaccinate, but nursing calves are protected by mother's milk.
Had one nearby farmer loose almost an entire calf crop to it.
If a heifer or calf is infected, it dies. Nothing will stop it once infected. Only vaccination works.
Another possible is prussic acid. Drought stress can cause it in Coastal Bermuda.
I once visited a client's home and found it to be in horrible shape and no food for the kids. I told the welfare Mommy she better have something worked out by that afternoon or else. I drove past the house every couple hours and laughed the rest of the day. Sugar Daddies were busy with their hammers (the metal kind) replacing windows and screens and fixing holes in the porch. Others brought in bags upon bags of groceries. I suppose someone was keeping track of services rendered and owed. It was too fun so I gave them a few extra hours so when I stopped in that evening, I nodded to a gentleman putting on a new front door and none of us ever questioned or offered any explanation of the grand improvement.
Keep your nicer vehicles inside the garage and park the not so nice vehicle around the side of your house so it’s not so visible. In the backyard would be better but more of a hassle if it’s used regularly. If it’s not used regularly, then get rid of it.
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