[FoRK] Wheee!

Adam L Beberg beberg at mithral.com
Thu Feb 17 12:20:04 PST 2011

Bill Stoddard wrote on 2/17/2011 10:13 AM:
> On 2/17/11 9:01 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 01:16:59PM +0000, David Edmondson wrote:
>>> * gojomo at boxbe.com [2011-02-17 Thu 10:43]
>>>> Have you moved out of densely-populated areas to productive farmland?
>>> Are there examples of anyone doing this on the basis of 'the situation'?
>>> I'm genuinely curious.
> If you do this specifically to deal with a SHTF scenario, then the
> results might not be as expected. Being alone in a 'rural' area with
> food/resources would make you an easy target for mobs. You and a few
> armed buddies would be no match for a mob. If you are going to bug out,
> you better be at least two gas tanks away from any significant
> population centers if you have any hope of surviving marauding mobs.

Exactly. The "move to nowhere and play survivor" strategy is flawed 
because of that and so many other reasons. That's crazy hard to do, and 
you have no support and backup when you're city slicker self can't grown 
any food because farming is way harder then you think. Besides, the 
Internet is freaking slow out there.

Look at the former's USSR collapse for most of the lessons you need. 
Have real skills (again no bits) and have strong community, and you'll 
be fine in any scenario.

Since this is a planned collapse, the poor will still be poor, the 
wealthy will still be wealthy, but the middle 98% will return to being 
serfs, no more uppity middle class to use so many resources. It'a all 
about food and jobs in the end - the Tunisians that started all this 
were chanting "bring us sugar".

Adam L. Beberg

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