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Lore wrote:The solo bunker mentality is for rubes. The macho redneck fascination of people thinking that they can hide out and outlast the next guy completely unscathed once they resurface is pure Stallone movie fantasy.
vtsnowedin wrote:Lore wrote:The solo bunker mentality is for rubes. The macho redneck fascination of people thinking that they can hide out and outlast the next guy completely unscathed once they resurface is pure Stallone movie fantasy.
It certainly has it's problems, but what is the better alternative? The soloist does not have to convince anyone else to follow him nor does he need to find a leader to follow. He can make a decision and move on it which might save his bacon while others dither attempting to reach compromise and consensus.
Of course the soloist is limited to the extent of his own intelligence,preparation and luck and perhaps only one in a hundred will survive but there is the real possibility that ten out of ten "transition Communities" or the like will fail if they set up poor leadership structures.
Lore wrote:[You only have to ask yourself, what great empires were created in solitude? As the saying goes, 'no man is an island'. Compromise and consensus is part of the social human condition, no escape from it. A solo act is like a lone wolf outcast, ripe for some pack to pick them off.
vtsnowedin wrote:Lore wrote:[You only have to ask yourself, what great empires were created in solitude? As the saying goes, 'no man is an island'. Compromise and consensus is part of the social human condition, no escape from it. A solo act is like a lone wolf outcast, ripe for some pack to pick them off.
Excellent point but throughout history tribal chiefs, kings, warlords and dictators have prevailed much more often then senates and congresses. The Romans chose a dictator in times of war. The allies selected a "Supreme allied commander" Eisenhower, in world war two. Both examples were due to picking one central authority giving the best chance of winning.
Revi wrote:I think you have to be away from the great mass of people, but not too isolated. Having a plan is a good thing. Use your bugout area as a place to go during weekends and vacations. Get to know people and set yourself up a little. I don't think your bug out has to be a bunker stocked with freeze dried food, but that is an option. It just needs to be a place to go to if it gets crazy at your primary residence. I don't think the town we live in now would fare well if things get worse. Therefore another place to go to is a form of insurance. There are lots of potential scenarios that involve leaving a place. It's nice to have another place, even if it never gets used as a bugout.
If you don’t have a community of preppers around you, you have nothing.
davep wrote:The neighbours don't need to be like-minded preppers. They just need to be practical farming types with guns, chickens etc and enough of a sense of community to start a militia should the need arise.
AgentR11 wrote:[ My grandmother wasn't a prepper, just an old church going lady, peaches or berries come in, and her dinky kitchen would turn into a food processing plant, putting up a hundred plus jars of delicious goodies; corn, peas, beans, same deal, freezer boxes by the gross filled with calorie laden food. Other stuff dried, preserved, whatever. Its just what she did. A sizable, well stocked and managed pantry was simply core to her way of life, things could be no other way.
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