Skip to comments.Blending In and Survivalist Hate
Posted on 05/23/2014 8:30:41 PM PDT by Kartographer
It is OK if you think that government is corrupt and incompetent, I think that too.
It is OK to have weapon in your home, and will and knowledge to use it, and it is very good if you think that TV is full of crap.
I think too that S. is gonna hit the fan, and that it makes sense to have bug out location and bug out bag, and lots of cans and ammo.
So we are clear that we agree that all of the above (and lots more) make perfect sense. But one thing does not make sense and that is to let everyone else know that you are thinking like this.
Because it makes you different from (great) majority of folks around you, and what should be one of the basic and first imperatives?
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfschool.com ...
Believe me there are even more than a few FReepers who are ardent prepper haters who will turn on you if they can in a heart beat should the shtf. Don't believe me? Go back and read some of my prepper threads.
How do I find my local survival group? Do I connect with the nearest Tea Party or network through people I meet at a shooting range?
I had a good friend who was a Romulan. not literally, of course, but he could just be completely unnoticed in any room or group of people, to the point of startling them when he finally talked, even though he’d been standing there for minutes, born with a cloaking device. Exact opposite of charisma, two minutes later Sherlock Holmes would have a difficult time describing him; I played music with him for 17 years semi-professionally (he was a brilliant drummer) and it would still be hard to do a police sketch.
Start visiting the local Army Surplus stores.
The Mormons can be a good source of like minded folks who have a lot of institutional knowledge and often will share it for the asking.
Cody Lundin points out that building good relationships with your neighbors -if they are decent people- can create one of the strongest survival strategies; a few folks who know, trust and live near each other are going to have a much better chance of survival and a better standard of living during any ensuing period of stress. Around here we have had informal neighborhood discussions about what to do when the quake hits, where we’d set up sanitation, who has generators. Grow your own survival group, so to speak.
Do your homework BEFORE you need them .
Check out 'prepper"sites , as well as 'Survivalist' sites.
The time of preparation is NOT when the SHTF ! If so , you are already out of luck !
Have a 'Bug in ' program already set up, as well as a 'bug out' plan, if things get nasty !
The time to prepare is not when it is alrady hitting the fan !
Boy Scout motto : " BE PREPARED " !!
Thanks for the site! Good info.
Place and ad in the personals.
Visiting to purchase AND network? I’m ready for 7 days solo but I have zero relationships which is what I’m most concerned about now. Just don’t know where to start looking for that.
Blend into the community, .. become the 'grey man' (un noticeable)
Move supplies during the night
Know your neighbors , and their skills (ie: mechanic , contractor, gardener, gunsmith , masonry, etc.)
Have an unremakable residence , not an ostentacious "Mc- Mansion" , just something that meets your needs.
Have food and supplies that you are willing to give up, so that your family survival supplies remain intact (deception).
Cache supplies hidden either in the house , or buried outdoors ( food, weapons , ammo , tools, etc. )
Do not wear ostentatious clothing such as Camo, ghillle suit, armlament, armoured vest, to your neighbors.
The intent is for you to 'blend in' to the neighborhood, while 'prepareing', quietly .
Well we are one of only two people who have good sized gardens in our neighborhood, but that’s life. So I guess we already stand out.
We have loads of dandelions, so I plan to forage those, and other stuff, so that they know we don’t have lots of stuff to eat, because if we did we wouldn’t have to gather weeds.
One lady decided to try and grow some squash seeds that she got free in the mail, but that was it.
The other people with gardens are on the other block, and we have sometimes traded tomato starts.
save for later.
One. After that, it isn't a secret any more.
I wasn’t sure what you were saying there about 7 days solo, and networking, and zero relationships, but if you start visiting the Surplus stores and talking about the gear and to the clerks, you should be able to find out where prepper type events are taking place, and what they do.
If you are enjoying a conversation, then invite whoever you are talking to, to come over for BBQ and beers.
“Have food and supplies that you are willing to give up, so that your family survival supplies remain intact (deception).”
That’s something I do need to work on. Once I get a basement for the real storage, it will be easier to figure out.
Consider doing the same for ammo
If someone is "raiding" for more supplies, if you remove the gunpowder from ammo, the primer,alone , will lodge the lead in the barrel
and result in an exploding gun barrel, when the perp really needs it, perhaps leading to his demise !
Good idea, thx.
We started our neighborhood watch about 9 years ago. Using that as a starting point we got to know who is and who isn’t worth a damn. From that initial group we built a small cadre of like minded folks we are reasonably sure we can depend on when the time comes.
Nothing is 100% of course, but it’s a good start.
Good stuff. Thanks for the link.
So true Kart. Desparate people do desparate things. Selco is right in that you really will not be able to help other people when the SHTF.
Mr. GG2 and I have gone around about this several times. I am a naturally generous person and it took me a long time to harden my heart on this subject. When things get really bad you have to take care of your family and everyone else is on their own.
The biggest danger for those who survive the first month will be the roving packs of cannibals.
You would have thought you would have read the article first before commenting.
Thanks for link.
Just like America is hated even while other countries are cashing bazillion dollar aid checks from us. Lesson long learned.
Not if there's a skeleton with a few empty bottles of bbq sauce hanging at your gate.
Brilliant. Thank you.
That Duke post was eye opening, I didn’t know about that source, I may use it myself for some classes.
Of course they have these groups for virtually any topic you can imagine.
Boy, in SHTF as a freckled red head I’m pretty well toast aren’t I?
You are so screwed.
We used to have a guy on the prepper threads who would brag about how he’d rob each and every one of us of our hard-earned preps. The personal way in which he did that was downright creepy!
On one of those, when he was harrassing a mother and telling her how he’d torture her kids and use her for a plaything, I offered to let him have all my jars of home-canned foods that didn’t process correctly.
He hasn’t been seen since.
My suggestion would be to sound like you’re curious about prepping but don’t know where to start. People will give you advice, some good and some bad, but if you’re always the newbie, they’re less likely to think of you when they need somebody to mooch off of.
I hate running out of ammo.
“The biggest danger for those who survive the first month will be the roving packs of cannibals.”
Roving implies they will get off their dead azz and do something. Not going to happen.
To my son at a track meet “Why do people here run so fast and walk so slow?”
Don't believe me? Go back and read some of my prepper threads.
How about doing us all the favor of just posting the names of those haters.................You can also repost the threads if you like.
If they've got time to spend away from their kid's weekend little league or soccer game, they just might join you............
Till then, it ain't going to happen..............
Oh, and for the record, I’m not a hater, just a realist who has the ability to rcognize the internet brodadoccio for what it is .........
What you are is covered in Selco’s article. You would have known that if you had bothered to read it.
If that's the best argument you can offer then you've pretty much proven my point.
But then again, you've never disproven my statement on similar threads you've posted in the past.........
The revolution won't be televised because you and all the rest of your chest thumping braggarts will be too busy at home......"Count me in but not this weekend, I've got the grandkids.....maybe next weekend"
They will not be a problem after they eat a few fat $ss left wing nut jobs. 95% bull shit slow fat and stupid. Most of them don’t know what real food looks like if it’s not from a drive up window.
Airtight containers. Basements tend to be damp in many places.
If you didn’t read the argument then how do you know if its good or bad? Because you don’t care to argue facts you just want to state your opinion.
You claim I brag in these prepper post, well back up your words and show one post in which I bragged.
Post #45 Proof of the truth of Selco’s words.
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