Let us not make up imaginary worlds in our head and then take up residence. We seem to have enough troubles for today.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
I live in Suburbia. How I handle people will depend on which stage of SHTF we're in.
During a really violent, anarchy period I would kill anyone trying to force their way into my house or making themselves a threat.
If there was some semblance of community and law of community, I would warn once and shoot next. Any clandestine attacks would be met with extreme force.
During a post-collapse but stable period I would work with my community and determine where to go from there. There are some instances where I would distance myself and remain vaguely hostile, there are other instances where I would volunteer my preps to help out.
The key for me is adaptability. I know people have different levels and abilities of reading people and understanding them but I'm pretty good at reading people at face evaluation and pretty good at "getting along" (something my introverted, quiet, people-averse husband loves, ha!) and the truth is we don't have a singular protocol. It will depend on the situation and the people approaching.
My biggest struggle is reconciling my desire to be ruthless in times of great struggle, with my desire to follow God's law even during bad times. I know I am Biblically allowed to defend mine and my own from ruthless attack but from the suck of the needy but stupid, I am a bit fluxxomed on the moral thing to do when it comes to cutting them off or not come in the first place. I WANT to help my neighbors but I cannot help them if I am dead. With that in mind, I think our ultimate plan is to fly low, destroy threats, and promise and make good (if we survive) to help the community when things stabilize and people are no longer desperate and looting.
No list here...but that was highly funny..witty etc. We'uns are prepared to share till it runs out. It only seems Christian or something. Now kindly dont present any hypothetical scenarios. Thanks.
If it's me, my family or them and they are a threat, I wouldnt hesitate to pull the trigger. Like others in this group, it wouldn't be the first time.
Well dont think any of us would retreat in face of danger to our families. Or hope not anyway. Stranger things have happened in history no doubt. Condolences on the aforesaid previous hammer down on a human event. Very bad old deals for all concerned?
Thats why I have to hide the baloney and ice cream when the little skillet lickers come for a visit. lol