They die first....SADLY.You honestly expect everyone to have that ability? How about the millions who live in high-rise apartments? You think the buildings are capable of storing 15 to 20 tons of water per person?
That is "NOT" possible. If you have access to 15 or 40 sources of fresh (pure) water, and no human competition for that water, you will always have water. Live where there is abundant "FREE" food for the harvesting, abundant water, you have mitigated 85% of survival requirements.Agreed. But that alone isn't an automatic death sentence for those who are truly prepared. Many of us have the ability to source questionable water and purify it to make it potable. And if you are relying totally on those arbitrary 15 to 40 fresh water sources for your water, you'll find out quickly how inaccessible they become. A group with more muscle that you can start taking them over and you'll be left out. Or they may be drained in a matter of days and dry up.
Modern standards are fatally flawed. That is not debatable.New-school prepping has adapted to modern standards.
I am trying to save people, not do favors or patronize.you're not doing the movement any favors.
You are right I am not. But my "Training" started in 1951. I have spent nearly all the last 53 years living and surviving in Wilderness Alaska. I have been studying and living prepping/survival for 70 of the last 76 years. I have spent over five decades searching for and purchasing the most perfect locations to survive, with minimal hardship, post catastrophic SHTF environment. I have 38 years working as an Alaskan Big Game Hunting Guide. I am "NOT" the best, but I have a fair chance.I can guarantee YOU aren't the 'ultimate prepper' with the abilities and resources to survive anything that comes your way. Someone will be better at something, someone will have more of something than you. Does that condemn you? I think not.