This is a discussion on A Solution for the Cities in SHTF? within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by TGus Food: Gardens can be grown on roofs and local parks That's it? That's all it takes, plus maybe catching a few ...
For any plan to work requires preparation. Besides dreaming about this, how are you prepared to actually make it work? Just saying we can grow crops in the parks or on the roofs ain't a plan. At the point you provide a workable answer/solution for all these questions, and a hundred more, then maybe you have a chance.
Last edited by Redneck; 01-23-2018 at 07:38 AM.
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Far too many, I believe realistic post apocalyptic movies and books out there showing what “life” will be like. If that is not convincing and I understand nay sayers thinking that this is Hollywood or some ones idea of what post catastrophe life could be like, look no further than how real life examples have played out. Baltimore, Ferguson had a police presence and post Katrina where the police went home, IMHO, gives all of us a sneak preview of what life in a SHTF or WROL life will be like. Bands of marauders went and took food, etc from the aged. They start with the soft targets first then work their way up the food chain.
Just my cheerful outlook.
Last edited by 0rocky; 01-23-2018 at 07:58 AM.
I am not sure how anybody (even me) could make it work.. it is not like you have a community of like minded folks willing to get together and plant crops and fish..... NY, Detroit, Chicago, Miami, LA.. you will have takers like locusts feeding on the labors of others and killing them or leaving them to die.
not enough land in major cities to grow crops.. the best they could hope for is to have uncle sam arrive with help... which in the event of a major SHTF will be short lived
Serious.. lets look at the things need for survival..
WATER - CLEAN WATER... unless you are prepared now to filter it you are going to be sick if you live in a city .... tell me how you are going to get enough CLEAN water to live... how many other GROUPS territories will you have to pass through to get it
Food - where is the renewable source of food
shelter... how will you heat the place in the middle of sub zero winter
Be a Berean
TGus can come back and prove otherwise... he's like the people who have read all kinds of books on construction but never had a hammer in their hands.
Everybody is entitled to their own delusions- forces of nature will weed them out quickly. The danger in posts of this nature is when others here, especially those who are just learning how to prep, start to believe this spew and bank their lives, and the lives of their families, on it.
Not even that.
For all the positives I can think of with my current neighbours and the sense of community, I can't shake the pessimistic (realistic?) thought train that, while the dozen or so houses directly surrounding mine would be well and good (older generations that know a thing or two about manually doing a thing or two, already run solar/alternative energy sources and rain collection, maintain gardens with seeds and surplus year over year, etc), that doesn't account for the other couple hundred houses in the streets surrounding us. Nor does it take into account the fact that we're about 500ft from the back of a WalMart - once that place is ransacked, the next 'logical' thought is that the houses nearest to it obviously got there first and so they have the supplies these slackers need. I guess the one saving grace is that we aren't directly across the front of it.
If only I could pick us all up and move us far away
Lastly, please don't resort to ad hominem attacks when you can't argue successfully against someone else's points. Why attack me, when I have nothing but respect for you?
if I'm stuck in this heavily populated area and something really bad happens, probably the best I can hope for is to keep indoors for a few months then if we're lucky we could bug out after the dust settles.
"Who is She that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as a army set in battle array?"