Hypothetical Wednesday January 18, 2017 – What Would You Do?

Most preppers love books because books are seen as a store of knowledge that can be referred back to as needed, however, there are so many great books to choose from that the choices can be overwhelming.

Today’s question is this…

If you could only keep five books that you now own which would you choose? Why?

Hypothetical Wednesday January 10, 2017 – What Would You Do?

There has been a major event that has shut the power grid down resulting in a WROL (without rule of law) situation. It’s been three months and the power still hasn’t been restored and your supplies are running low and you and your family are having to do without basic necessities such as food and medicine.

You had just started prepping a few months before this disaster struck, and had been putting back food supplies and other essentials but had not yet managed to build up a sufficient stockpile to see you and your family through a prolonged disaster such as the one you’re now facing…

But you do have weapons and ammo… and you know that your neighbor is a prepper and has plenty of food, medications and other gear stockpiled for their family… Their group consists of three men, their wives, and several children including two teenagers.

Altogether they have eight shooters in their group and are well trained and well armed with each being armed with an M4 and Glock 19. Also, their property may be boobytrapped and they may have IE devices but you’re not sure.

What would you do?  Why?

Hypothetical Wednesday January, 4 2017 – What Would You Do?

A mass casualty event has taken place on the East, West, Gulf coasts and nearly the length of the Mississippi River Valley. There is little to do there but salvage. Mankind did not however collapse into mass hysteria as expected with the exception of the largest cities. Local FEMA and LEO have maintained order in general but lack the manpower to impose ‘Control’ over the population. City services are very spotty but the water pressure is low but steady. Only the sense of duty and right have kept some city workers on their jobs to maintain some EM and Fire services and such. Local government has vaporized over the weeks but the sense is that a new and workable ‘Normal’ is returning.

The owner of the local grocery market has cleaned out the store and has allowed an area ‘farmers market’ to fill the space. These have started to grow in number. Old clothes, household goods, baked goods and surplus vegetables and meats, fuels, hardware and all manner of tradable goods. Time barter ‘Services’ are starting to appear for everything from haircuts to plumbing. An area ‘Food and Service’ bank is forming to help those in trouble and to augment the needs of the families of those City workers keeping things running. Several local men and women have formed an ad-hoc ‘City Council’ to help organize your part of the county. They have approached you and asked you to take part.
What do you have to bring to the ‘table’? How or will you help?

This IS the situation. This IS the situation you ARE in. Not that ..”you wouldn’t have been..” there. Not that “you wouldn’t have done..” something different to have prevented any known or unknown possibility. YOU ARE THERE. This is your reality .. Now.. what is or are your answer(s)?

Hypothetical Wednesday December 28, 2016 – What Would You Do?

You … are a ‘City Prepper’. Your household is in good condition. You have a secure water source. Your Meds and food preps are at about 50%. Fuel / markets / City services are non-existent other than one… Law Enforcement.

The assumed die off and flight from the city by the ‘Golden Hordes’ has not happened. FEMA / State and City relief efforts are slowing as surrounding resources are exhausted. New Federal Executive orders have been in effect for only a few days. There is the sporadic crackle of gunfire in the distance but that is coming from way downtown.. miles away. All in all, this major event has not panned out as most Hollywood zombie flicks and Doom blogs have pushed on the public.

New Federal Executive orders have been in effect for only a few days. There is the sporadic crackle of gunfire in the distance but that is coming from way downtown.. miles away. All in all, this major event has not panned out as most Hollywood zombie flicks and Doom blogs have pushed on the public.

LEO in your area are stopping all moving vehicles and searching for ‘contraband’ fuel, food, arms, cash or PMs and medications of any kind Rx or OTC. Those stopped are advised to return home and hunker down as a p.m. curfew will be enforced at any time and anyone with a vehicle and fuel will have both ‘surrendered’ to the local relief efforts. This local LEO also warns you that it is not certain but it is expected that within 2 weeks all food, medications, fuel sources, cash or PMs that are considered to be over a 3-day allowance will be collected on a block by block basis.

This local LEO also warns you that it is not certain but it is expected that within two weeks all food, medications, fuel sources, cash or PMs that are considered to be over a 3-day allowance will be collected on a block by block basis. She ( the LEO) also hints that shortly anyone found with a semi-automatic firearm of any caliber or gauge will have it taken without a receipt.
You have one ‘tank load’ of fuel in reserve for each of your vehicles.

You have plotted out exit routes and visited each route on foot and bicycle. What are YOU … going to do? Hunker down and hide your resources or exit the city with no location to go to and escape .. with .. your left over preps as the only option. Staying put will mean a fight of one nature or another. Bugging out may save your resources but where could you hope to ‘land’?

Hypothetical Wednesday December 21, 2016 – What Would You Do?

This is the way it could have went…

After weeks of media coverage of anti-Trump rallies and ‘expert’ review of Constitutional Law and Electoral College mandate, December 19th has come and gone without a declared … President …  Faithless Electors have thrown the fate of the executive office into the House of Representatives.  None of the candidates on the 50 States ballots has been given the Electoral votes needed to assume the office.  January 21st. passes with no declared ‘winner’ on the part of the Legislative branch.  The current President declares that he will remain in office until such time as the “People decide” who is to lead them or the Congress acts.

Who are you?  The City dweller who’s votes are in the majority but who’s Electors were in the minority … or are you in the majority of the nation that enjoys a minority of the popular vote … but expect a majority in the Electoral vote?

What is the Right?  Do cities rule the nation?  Should they?  What is your reaction … AFTER you have taken the time to calm down and think things through?

Hypothetical Wednesday December 14, 2016 – What Would You Do?

It’s three months into the collapse and desperate people who have made it this long are having to head to the forests to hunt for wild game, which is getting more difficult to find as each day passes because of the increased demand and resulting hunting pressure.

However, you being the smart prepper that you are have taken the advice given her on this site by myself and others and planned to “bug in” and adequately stocked up on water, food, meds and other necessary supplies so you’ve not had to resort to desperate acts like wandering the forest looking for wild game.

Well, one day, you’re working near the end of your property line repairing your fence that borders a large forest, and as you’ve set down to rest and eat you spot a hunter wondering through, he has a shotgun and a bag slung over his shoulder that is obviously heavy with wild game.

Suddenly, he turns and heads directly towards you… what do you do? Why?

Note: This will be a weekly segment and I’d appreciate any help and ideas. Please email your “what would you do” scenarios to me here. Thank you.

Hypothetical Wednesday – What would you do?

It’s three months into the worst economic collapse in world history and it’s global and getting worse.

Within the first few weeks massive riots broke out and the cities burned and now gangs of thugs roam the streets looking to rob, plunder, and rape anyone unfortunate enough to cross their path.

In rural areas home invasion, and theft have skyrocketed and now kidnapping for ransom is becoming common, and no not just of “rich folks” but of common ordinary people with kidnappers often demanding basics such as food, tools, and medications for the safe return of loved ones.

It’s a real without rule of law situation, but luckily you had the good sense to prepare… unfortunately, your neighbor did not and is now beating on your door looking for food for himself and his family.

He knows you’re home and he knows that you have some food… what do you do and why?

Note: This will be a weekly segment and I’d appreciate any help and ideas. Please email your “what would you do” scenarios to me here. Thank you.

Conflicted Tuesday

Conflicted game

We have worked out an exclusive deal with the publishers of the survival card game “Conflicted” where we will be posting one question per week from the deck for open discussion here on TheSurvivalistBlog.net. You can buy your own Conflicted Deck here and play it with your friends and family… Okay, here we go…

A person with a valuable skill set that would be beneficial to you wants to join your group. However, this person has a physical disability that would prevent them from being able to take care of themselves; so along with needing to share supplies you would have to divert two or more able-bodied people from your group to assist them in their basic needs.

Would you allow this person to join your group?

Looking forward to the discussion in the comments below

Conflicted Tuesday

Conflicted game

We have worked out an exclusive deal with the publishers of the survival card game “Conflicted” where we will be posting one question per week from the deck for open discussion here on TheSurvivalistBlog.net. You can buy your own Conflicted Deck here and play it with your friends and family… Okay, here we go…

You were proactive prior to the SHTF. Your doors and windows are reinforced. You have over a years supply of food and water, medical equipment, weapons and ammo. It is now six months in. You see a group of 12 looters looting house to house and you are next. Death and Molotov cocktails meet any resistance. You recognize the leader of the group as an acquaintance that you thought was dead.

How would you handle this situation?

Looking forward to the discussion in the comments below.

Conflicted Tuesday

Conflicted game

We have worked out an exclusive deal with the publishers of the survival card game “Conflicted” where we will be posting one question per week from the deck for open discussion here on TheSurvivalistBlog.net. You can buy your own Conflicted Deck here and play it with your friends and family… Okay, here we go…

The government has taken over and your country becomes a police state. All rebels or non-conformists are being hunted and killed. Because of this, you are hiding in the woods at night and you realize a military drone is patrolling the area. What do you do?

Looking forward to the discussion in the comments below.