It’s been 8 months since my last post here and because I got an PM yesterday and this :
National Guard to southern Oregon counties if county residents refuse to raise tax rate :
I thought it time for an update.
We’ve had some nice online conversations with bunches of folks and like most everywhere else, little has come of it – preppers, like herding cats and all that LOL. I still don’t have a good feel for how to get people to join forces – we all want a commitment without having to commit ourselves first – and of course that’s a recipe for non-success.
Besides the usual, get away from populated areas, store lots of stuff mantra, I also am a firm believer that sufficient tech is going to be a necessary force multiplier in the area of defense. It is my opinion (take it for what you will) that STORING things is the easy part, KEEPING those things is going to be nearly impossible given the lack of hard reality based thinking most preppers seem wont to engage in. I have never seen a prepper defense plan that did not consist of lots of ex-mil guys gathering as much ammo and guns and people in one place and holding out as long as they can. That works only as long as YOUR group never runs into another ex-mil (or criminal or govt) group with EVEN MORE guns and ammo and people.
I have a better idea – you group as many talented engineers together as you can and let them cobble together as much tech as possible to do the defensive work for you. It takes LOTS of money, time, hard work and exceedingly unique open-minded thinking. And did I mention money and time and hard work LOL
If you have kids (or want them some day), if you have money, if you are REALISTIC about how very bad this will end up being – then we’re still here, still looking for partners.
Best of luck to all.