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Prepping within 350 miles of a city feels like decorating a coffin. Who’s ready to have millions of hungry, desperate and dangerous threats ready to pour through city windows and doors 24/7?
 

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That's reality for a lot of folks.
What do you recommend they do?
 
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I agree you’re right. It’s a huge sacrifice to put away things that are comfortable but don’t work for long term survival scenarios that do. I suggest we stop and think right now. Where do we want to be when shtf. Think and dig deep. Imagine it. We should be there now or on our way. That’s what I suggest. I’d also like to wish you good luck. I hope you’re in the place you want to be. Be well.
 

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It may not be a matter of comfort.
If a person is stuck in a cycle of low to middle income, inflation, high energy prices, and crushing debt, what options do they legitimately have?
Sure, getting some land out in the sticks might be a good option. But that's not remotely within the scope of being realistically possible for a large percentage of folks.

I'm trying to engage you in your first thread on this site, but you're not offering much.
Give real ideas. Recommend potential life changes folks can make who may be struggling to achieve independence.

Your name suggests you're on a mission to alert people to what could be coming. Let's start there.
What do you feel is imminent that people who've not yet committed to doing something would be motivated by to get up and start working toward preparedness goals?
 

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If the SHTF big time, even if she hates my guts, I want to make sure my Ex is safe, even if she is not with me. Other that, i really don't think I will give a rats patootie, the luxury of being older and having no family of my own.
 

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It’s a huge sacrifice to put away things that are comfortable but don’t work for long term survival scenarios
Prepping doesn't mean you have to give up everything in life and hide in a bunker. Sometimes we just have to play the hand we're dealt. Find your vulnerabilities and do what you can to mitigate them. To me, that's what prepping is all about.
 

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Same guy with the same post on another prepper forum I'm a member of.
 
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350 miles is a long drive, even further on bike , and a month walking

I think 350 miles of a city is safe.. as long as you are outside of the small town and not right on a main freeway/highway/county route....

remember, locust consume local resources before the move on to the next field...so the locust have 350 miles of fields (and people protecting their fields) between you and the locust

and also..remember locust compete with other locust
 

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It may not be a matter of comfort.
If a person is stuck in a cycle of low to middle income, inflation, high energy prices, and crushing debt, what options do they legitimately have?
Sure, getting some land out in the sticks might be a good option. But that's not remotely within the scope of being realistically possible for a large percentage of folks.

I'm trying to engage you in your first thread on this site, but you're not offering much.
Give real ideas. Recommend potential life changes folks can make who may be struggling to achieve independence.

Your name suggests you're on a mission to alert people to what could be coming. Let's start there.
What do you feel is imminent that people who've not yet committed to doing something would be motivated by to get up and start working toward preparedness goals?
Thank you Kauboy, you’re absolutely right for the reasons you mentioned.

Most people can’t evacuate at this time and when shtf comes, they won’t either. Instead they will stay and fight to stay alive right where they are. Their odds of survival will be based on raw numbers. Odds of surviving in an area with 500 people are much better than an area with 5 million. That’s why we can discuss with people the importance of safety areas and zones. It gives people here reading a chance to think what’s best for them and their loved ones. Yes, most won’t be able to evacuate or decide not to. Those are hard facts.

No mission here other than to discuss with other preppers about a major weakness in the prepping process. Hence, prepping my coffin in the city didn’t make sense as people will literally pour through the windows and doors when shtf. As for recommending potential life changes to folks – here it is: if you live near large groups of people stop and think. If you can leave where you are today and move to a safer area. You’ll have to decide. Survival means making decisions and preparing wisely. Location is Key. Good luck to everyone.
 

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Same guy with the same post on another prepper forum I'm a member of.
Thanks for remembering me rice paddy daddy. It was a nice forum until the moderators derailed it and made it magically disappear. I thought it was strange, after all the purpose of forums like these are for like-minded folks to openly discuss, share and maybe discover something about prepping. Not over there, moderators decided I was spam and deleted me after 7 pages with people I didn’t know demanding they reopen the thread. They reopened it temporarily and I continued to respond until the super moderator threated me. I’m still not sure what that was all about. I’m not a bot or a spammer. It didn’t matter as they showed the entire forum that site probably wasn't the right place to discuss anything important. I split after that. Strange for sure. Oh well, I'm here for now thanks RPD
 

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350 miles is a long drive, even further on bike , and a month walking

I think 350 miles of a city is safe.. as long as you are outside of the small town and not right on a main freeway/highway/county route....

remember, locust consume local resources before the move on to the next field...so the locust have 350 miles of fields (and people protecting their fields) between you and the locust

and also..remember locust compete with other locust
Exactly Maine-Marine. Besides avoiding densely populated areas, it’s safest to avoid major highways, train tracks, power lines & jails. At first locust will be driving cars up to rural doorsteps. Don’t be near a road.
 
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