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What Will You Do AFTER the Collapse?
Preparedness Blog ^ | 6/26/12 | PamelaFarms

Posted on 06/26/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by Kartographer

A lot of like-minded people who think a collapse is coming seem to have some pretty naive ideas as to what they will do after the collapse. They seem to think they’ll be able to pick up a rifle, head out into the woods, and live off the land. If that is your plan I urge you to try it now! Spend 7 days out in the wild bringing your gun, your bug-out bag, and anything else you plan to use to live off the land.

Chances are you won’t like it very much. We are really too used to our current level of technology and shy away from moving back to more “primitive” thinking. This has been a HUGE adjustment for my wife and I. We thought we were pretty tough but discovered that living the life we want is tougher. Every day we try new things and improve on them so when the time comes, we’ll be ready. Not just making “plans” but ready to go.

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1 posted on 06/26/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 06/26/2012 6:00:50 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Drink more of my home brew!


3 posted on 06/26/2012 6:01:47 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (In the post-Zimmerman world, it may become prudent to carry a drop weapon if you CCW.)
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To: Kartographer
as Pete Townsend said, ...get up my guitar and play, just like yesterday...

speaking of licks.

4 posted on 06/26/2012 6:08:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Kartographer
have some pretty naive ideas as to what they will do after the collapse.

So the blog post assumes that it's readers are stupid.

They seem to think they’ll be able to pick up a rifle, head out into the woods, and live off the land. If that is your plan I urge you to try it now!

The blog "writer" presumes to be far wiser than his/her readers, condescending in tone.

Well that will sure perk up a lot of folks. Everyone likes to be called a dumbass.

5 posted on 06/26/2012 6:13:05 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Kartographer

These are always entertaining.

Thanks for posting them.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 6:19:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Guns Walked -- People Died -- Holder Lied -- Obama Golfed (thanks, Secret Agent Man))
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To: Kartographer

A still, tobacco, prescription drugs, prostitution, a meth lab, and a good late night cannibal eatery that serves Indian cannibal recipes.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 6:19:26 PM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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To: Kartographer

I buged out and left the USSA eight years ago.
Do not see ever returning.
It will never again be the country that I grew up in.
Living in other countries has been quite rewarding.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Kartographer

After? I’m going to Bill Murrays house.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 6:26:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer
You know, there is a vast difference in going out to “live off the land” when you are 2.5 miles from McDonalds and WalMart versus having to “live off the land” to survive.

There is little doubt that trying to live off the land artificially is significantly more difficult than it would be under true life and death circumstances.

Psychologically your mind incessantly tells you that “this is stupid, just go get a Big Mac.” On the other hand, choosing between eating tree bark or dying provides significant incentive to eat tree bark to survive.

10 posted on 06/26/2012 6:28:14 PM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: Kartographer

I’m going to Disney World!


11 posted on 06/26/2012 6:28:38 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: AlexW

Where are you living? I bought a home in Honduras. Absolutely love it. FREEDOM!


12 posted on 06/26/2012 6:29:31 PM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: AlexW

Really? What did you flee to, and do you have extra rooms for those of us who might want to join you?!?


13 posted on 06/26/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Kartographer

I don’t think our lifestyle will change much. I’ll have no gasoline for generator, so nomore tv or computer. But we live way back in the mountains now so not much of a change. We grow most of our veggies and fish out of stream. Artisan well supplies all our water and there are plenty of deer, turkey, squirrels ect, We are also well stocked on things that go boom.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 6:35:43 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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This is someone who lives in an urban/suburan area. Tell them to move out to the boonies, where services ar far and few between, where the electric service is as reliable as the weather, and just as fickle. This writer wouldn’t know which end of a rifle to point at dinner, let alone have any skills at finding dinner. All of the technological advances that we enjoy are roughly about a century old, yet all of the people who lived before those advances still managed to get along just fine without them. One thing a prepper would have to keep in mind is that if the commercial and public infrastructures would collapse, the government and military ones would not. If one were inclined to overthrow a nation, the first targets would be the communications and utility infrastructures, and our military has the tools to do that with ruthless efficiency. Destroy modern technology, and the country quickly falls apart. The only way this country can be destroyed, is from within.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 6:40:49 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Kartographer
What Will You Do AFTER the Collapse?

I will employ our preparedness plan and go about living my sovereign life. I wish it would hurry before I get too old. :)
16 posted on 06/26/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: Obadiah

A soft inner layer on birch trees is the best ~ it’s almost pure sugar. However, it’s up against layers filled with cyanide. Be careful.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 6:48:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Obadiah

A soft inner layer on birch trees is the best ~ it’s almost pure sugar. However, it’s up against layers filled with cyanide. Be careful.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 6:48:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ducttape45; CaribCarter

“What did you flee to”
__________________________________________

I strted my international living in 2000, spending part time in Central Europe.
In Jan 2005 I moved to Slovakia for full time.
I made good money as an English conversation tutor, working about 20 hours per week in various businesses and banks.
As Europe started sinking, I left in Jan 2009 and moved to
the Philippines, where I have a very nice spot on a beach, living nicely on social security.
Even if Social Security crashes, I will still be able to survive here.
My total cost of living for me, my girl, and our 15 month old baby boy is about $750 per month.

No need for a car here, as I travel the entire town by bicycle, and for long distance, I can catch a highway bus within ten min.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 6:53:09 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: CaribCarter

“I bought a home in Honduras.”
___________________________________________

I read the International Living blog which cocentrates on central/south America.
I see that expats are quite happy in those countries.
I think one of those would be my second choice if I had to bail out of the Philippines.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 6:57:39 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Kartographer

Alas, dear Kartographer, I will die, probably within 6 months, assuming I have enough food and water.

You see, I am a “senior citizen”, living in one of those high rises designed to help us seniors live out a happy retirement. Everyone here is wonderful, but when the SHTF, there will be no more good food.

Assuming that the water keeps up, that won’t be a problem, but my inability to get thyroid meds will definitely be the end of me.

I do not mind, however. My beloved husband of 45 years died 3 months ago, from Parkinson’s Plus. None of the specialists, including the Mayo Clinic could do anything for him.

He died in my arms, here in our apartment, peacefully. I wish I could find a reason to go on, but without him as part of my daily life, I don’t really care to live.

But, God requires that I wait until He sends the call. So I will.

I miss my husband so much, I hope the call comes soon.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 7:06:19 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Kartographer
Hmmm...Just a few possibilities for preparation:
22 posted on 06/26/2012 7:33:44 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: jacquej

My prayers are with you .


23 posted on 06/26/2012 7:41:19 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: humblegunner

The only people who will be offended will be those who think of themselves as dumbasses.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 7:41:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Kartographer
What Will You Do AFTER the Collapse?

Hmmm, well I've got a dimwit neighbor with a yapper that could use a little assistance exiting the mortal plane (the punter, not the neighbor). With a breakdown of law and order, I just might assist the little monster on his way.

25 posted on 06/26/2012 7:46:03 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: driftdiver
After? I’m going to Bill Murrays house.

Who's Bill Murray?

26 posted on 06/26/2012 7:48:55 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: humblegunner

I’m trying to be realistic. 6 months worth of food supplies, 2 years of essential prescriptions, good array of home defense tools with lots of lead for each. 6 months of TP, 2 year supply of toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes.

I live in a small town, 10 minutes from forests.

At my age, my wife and I are not bugging out. I will live (or die) in my own home. But, if it is the latter, I’m darn sure not leaving this earth alone.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 7:55:14 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: jacquej; Salvation; fatima

Oh my dear you are here and talking with us and all will be fine. So very sorry for your husband’s passing. Please know that we are here 24/7 for you. If you want to talk to someone privately you know that you can do private mail.
God Bless you and keep you in his heart. I know that I will pray for you not to be afraid.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 7:55:45 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Kartographer

Please add me to your ping list

Thx


29 posted on 06/26/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by Free_in_Alabama (The average citizen is too lazy to steal from you, instead they are asking the government to do it)
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To: jacquej; All

Darlin’, I feel so sad for you. There’s nothing that can be said that will heal your pain. I wish there was. And I admire you for waiting for God.

To those who say you’ve got plenty of ammo, how will you kill those squirrels when you run out of things that go boom?


30 posted on 06/26/2012 7:58:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Kartographer

I went to Wyoming last year. Tried all my stuff. Guess what? It sucks!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 06/26/2012 8:05:01 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: jacquej

I sent you a private message. My sympathies to you on the loss of your dear husband.


32 posted on 06/26/2012 8:08:20 PM PDT by UnRuley1
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To: jacquej
Of all the preparations one could make, the preparations you've made to be with God are the most important.

Thank you for shinning a light on a path we all shall travel.

33 posted on 06/26/2012 8:13:32 PM PDT by Errant
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To: jacquej

I am so sorry for your loss.

The Lord bless, and protect you.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 8:14:17 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: jacquej

Sending prayers your way...so sorry to hear of your loss.


35 posted on 06/26/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: jacquej

So sorry for your loss....45 years is a long marriage! What a blessing that your hubby passed in the peacefulness of your arms. Are you in the NE? Any kids/grands nearby?


36 posted on 06/26/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: jacquej

Don’t give up, Jacquej! You just gotta keep on keeping on and don’t fold on us. We aren’t spring chickens either; and getting old is certainly not for sissies. Maybe things will hold together until after we leave this mortal coil.

Can you find something natural for thyroid medicine? Mine is blood pressure; and I keep on trying to do everything natural I can to, hopefully, not have to depend on it from now on.

Do what you can where you’re at; and hang in there. Husband’s mother lived to going on 89; so we don’t know what age we’ll live to. My aunt in Texas is going on 87; every time I read or hear about some intruder being shot in Texas, I double check to see if it’s her who did the shooting.


37 posted on 06/26/2012 8:17:44 PM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: lookout88

Where in Wyoming and what stuff?


38 posted on 06/26/2012 8:26:45 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: humblegunner; Kartographer

Thanks as always for the ping, Kart.

I’m with ‘Gunner; the tone of the article was condescending at best.

Some of the other linked articles were better, though.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 8:30:05 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc... not just pretty words...)
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To: jacquej

First of all let me express my sympathies for the loss of your husband. I know you miss him terribly and that the challenge of being a senior citizen can be twice as difficult when you are doing it by yourself.

My Bible study is doing a study on all the scriptures that say “in the last day”, “in the latter day”, “in the end time” etc. It is very comforting to read God’s Word as to what will happen. Yes, there will be severe judgment BUT He always puts in His Word of judgment that He will protect, provide, shelter His righteous children. It is a great faith builder to know He will be our provider and protector during these terrible times that are coming.

Steady your heart and your spirit in His Word. Find prayer partners in the building where you live. Someone have their adult children bring a 50 pound sack of rice and flour. Store it in the corner of your bedroom. You’ll be
fine. The Lord has you here for a reason. He will take care of you now.


40 posted on 06/26/2012 8:38:06 PM PDT by ladyL
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To: jacquej

My sympathies for your loss, Jaqui. May God provide you strength, peace, and bountiful blessings...


41 posted on 06/26/2012 8:38:42 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: JamesA

Wife and I have both clicked over the 70 year mark.

But we were raised dirt poor in hard scrabble, root wild hog or die country. About ten years into our marriage, we reverted to hard times living in rural Alaska, Kids thought it was a blast, by the time they were ten, were well versed in firearms and hunting grouse, snowshoe rabbits and ptarmigan around home.

http://hstrial-rchambers.homestead.com/untitled2.html

We have done it before and can do it again if need should arise.


42 posted on 06/26/2012 8:45:12 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: jacquej

I am so sorry for your loss, and grateful your husband got to spend 45 years with you. (((hugs)))


43 posted on 06/26/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: jacquej

Prayers for you. I hope you learn the reasons why God still has purpose for you. Personally when I go through things that cause me great loss, it makes me think about the far greater loss Jesus and the Father went through, when He had to turn His back on Jesus as He became sin for us all. It was a separation never before that happened to the Godhead.

And then I think that I earned all my sadness and suffering and pain, and I hardly get as much as I really deserve. God is truly merciful, sparing us what we’ve really earned. Instead we not only are not given what we deserve, we get God’s GRACE through Jesus (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense).

Maybe some other people around you need you, or will shortly, in their lives. Everyone is useful, and has talents.


44 posted on 06/26/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer

Take whatever I need whenever I need it from Californians.

Well armed in a liberal area is the safest place to be and will be the easiest pickings.


45 posted on 06/26/2012 9:23:01 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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To: Kartographer

After the collapse, I will live well - just as I do after a hurricane takes out power. I’ve had that experience several times and learned how to live better after each time. I will be at home with small footprint, impossible for me to head to the hills.

When power is off everywhere, there is a profound silence. That silence makes some people antsy/uncomfortable/nervous. Turning on a radio can help these people adjust and starting some activity also helps.

I have a portable TV so I can keep up with the news to have a connection to what’s happening around me. Also have short wave radio to listen to news.

Maybe some of you don’t want to hear what’s happening, but I like to know where the bad guys are, plus other news.


46 posted on 06/26/2012 9:49:02 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: Kartographer

bttt


47 posted on 06/26/2012 9:49:10 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Kartographer

After the collapse, I will live well - just as I do after a hurricane takes out power. I’ve had that experience several times and learned how to live better after each time. I will be at home with small footprint, impossible for me to head to the hills.

When power is off everywhere, there is a profound silence. That silence makes some people antsy/uncomfortable/nervous. Turning on a radio can help these people adjust and starting some activity also helps.

I have a portable TV so I can keep up with the news to have a connection to what’s happening around me. Also have short wave radio to listen to news.

Maybe some of you don’t want to hear what’s happening, but I like to know where the bad guys are, plus other news.


48 posted on 06/26/2012 9:50:38 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: Kartographer

In a true end of the world scenario, every game animal in the lower 48 will be dead in a matter of a few months. Our ancestors damn near killed off every large animal in the country a hundred fifty years ago when there were a tenth as many of us and everyone was using black powder rifles. What do you think will happen with over a hundred million hunters foraging for ALL their meat with modern rifles? Living off the land is a pipe dream.


49 posted on 06/26/2012 11:32:20 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Kartographer

In a true end of the world scenario, every game animal in the lower 48 will be dead in a matter of a few months. Our ancestors damn near killed off every large animal in the country a hundred fifty years ago when there were a tenth as many of us and everyone was using black powder rifles. What do you think will happen with over a hundred million hunters foraging for ALL their meat with modern rifles? Living off the land is a pipe dream.


50 posted on 06/26/2012 11:32:28 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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