Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Riding in style after the catastrophe

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 The atomic bomb hits Nagasaki, Japan in WWII.

As the world around us seems to be falling apart and America teeters on the brink of total collapse, a key question for citizens focuses squarely on the ability to travel. Mobility in the aftermath of a massive catastrophe is an integral component for survival. Very few, except in rural areas or very small towns, will be in a position to flee using a car or truck.

In large urban centers such as New York City, most citizens will not be able to leave. Snarled traffic jams will close all bridges to the mainland. And in other regions the issue will be what to do when the gasoline and oil run out, even at the local gasoline stations.

These questions and issues are of vital importance to survival in the worst case scenario. Without the ability to travel to safer areas or to accumulate supplies, citizens will be at the mercy of logistics.

Your survival will run out when the food, fuel, medicine, and ammo run out. At that point, you are waiting for death, unless you can travel to the closest depot of vital supplies.

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  1. I real a lot of “survivalist” type websites. I read the articles extolling the virtues of different modern technologies. There are hundreds of articles on how to store gasoline, solar panels, wind generators, the best AR-15 and other items to maintain a normal life. These are fine as long as the people understand in a real end of the world event not just a local outage everything they have done is a waste.

    In a Katrina like event where only a small portion of the country or world is affected they will be good. If the modern world really crashes say through a solar EMP event they do not realize what will follow. The thought that things will be bad for a couple years as we slowly go back to normal. That will never happen. The world will not slip back into the 1800s life style. We will be very lucky to stay out of the Stone Age.

    The thing they are missing is when the light goes out it will not turn back on. Within twelve to eighteen months gas or diesel power will be gone not long after batteries will have completely failed. There will be no way to replace anything. When the power turned off every factory was abandoned. Anything not looted or burned has been left to decay with ZERO maintenance. The idea in five or six years we can restart the factories is a myth. Nothing will function anymore there is nothing to turn on.

    Survival? Yes, humanity will survive but which humans it the real question. The earth simply cannot support seven billion people without modern methods. Within a year or so there will be less than a billion humans alive. The highly educated designer sorry you do not have the skills needed you will be dead. A third world farmer with no education has a good chance to live. A computer engineer sorry you had unneeded skills and died. If you have skills to do things that are needed you may survive. Just having the skills will not assure survival luck will play a big part is whether you survive. However, with the proper skills you may be welcomed into a community after the worst is over. If you have nothing to contribute, do not expect charity you will be turned away.


    1. If you have nothing to contribute, do not expect charity you will be turned away.

      No other choice.