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I think some might not have listened and understood the question or point.

You are visiting a large city when it hits the fan. The closest family member in the city might as well be light-years away. What are you going to do?

The listener who emailed the show was on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas when the thought crossed his mind. Me, I was in a Chrysler van in the DFW area, stuck in a miles-long traffic jam with two ARs, two cases of 5.56 ammo, two 1911s with one case of ammo for them when I realized that I was not ready if something drastic happened.

Something to consider. Something to discuss.
 

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I saw a "Doomsday Prepper" episode a while back called "Escape from New York", where they covered this topic. I thought it was actually pretty good. Not the typical crazies they ordinarily featured.

 

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I think some might not have listened and understood the question or point.

You are visiting a large city when it hits the fan. The closest family member in the city might as well be light-years away. What are you going to do?

The listener who emailed the show was on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas when the thought crossed his mind. Me, I was in a Chrysler van in the DFW area, stuck in a miles-long traffic jam with two ARs, two cases of 5.56 ammo, two 1911s with one case of ammo for them when I realized that I was not ready if something drastic happened.

Something to consider. Something to discuss.
Well that simply is not a scenario that I ever would be in. I do not leave MN. I have no immediate family in MN any longer. I have nothing to do with extended family. My Brother comes to visit me from Utah and I already shared my thoughts on how I think that different SHTF situations would play out.
Now if I was in that situation, I would have driven there and not flown. It would also depend on the SHTF situation as some would not cause immediate chaos and I could have some time (days) to get home. I would have at least the gear I mentioned in my previous post. If my Truck still runs I head for home, but drive armed with my .45 with AR within reach under cover. I would try to get home. If my truck no longer runs, I would try to find other transportation. If that is not an option, I would try to find some place safe to think and plan for what I would do.
 

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I think some might not have listened and understood the question or point.

You are visiting a large city when it hits the fan. The closest family member in the city might as well be light-years away. What are you going to do?

The listener who emailed the show was on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas when the thought crossed his mind. Me, I was in a Chrysler van in the DFW area, stuck in a miles-long traffic jam with two ARs, two cases of 5.56 ammo, two 1911s with one case of ammo for them when I realized that I was not ready if something drastic happened.

Something to consider. Something to discuss.
You would be screwed, no mention of food or Benzedrine.
Your only option is getting out with the van intact.
You are never going to carry 1/3 of that ammo out.
I only carry 200 rounds each of anything for what I carry, each Jeep has its allotment.
I only bump up my basic load IF I have to go to a high threat level place.
I really don't go very far anymore, but my trips are planned to avoid any political disasters.
I also carry three days of food and water in each Jeep.
 

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Makes me think of this old song somehow...

Truckin', got my chips cashed in
Keep truckin', like the do-dah man
Together, more or less in line
Just keep truckin' on
Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street
Chicago, New York, Detroit and it's all on the same street
Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings
Dallas, got a soft machine
Houston, too close to New Orleans
New York got the ways and means
But just won't let you be
Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love
Most of the time, they're sittin' and cryin' at home
One of these days they know they better be goin'
Out of the door and down to the street all alone
Truckin', like the do-dah man
Once told me, "You've got to play your hand"
Sometimes the cards ain't worth a dime
If you don't lay 'em down
Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me
Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me
What a long, strange trip it's been
What in the world ever became of sweet Jane?
She lost her sparkle, you know she isn't the same
Livin' on reds, vitamin C, and cocaine
All a friend can say is, "Ain't it a shame?"
Truckin', up to Buffalo
Been thinkin', you got to mellow slow
It takes time, you pick a place to go
And just keep truckin' on
Sittin' and starin' out of the hotel window
Got a tip they're gonna kick the door in again
I'd like to get some sleep before I travel
But if you got a warrant, I guess you're gonna come in
Busted, down on Bourbon Street
Set up, like a bowlin' pin
Knocked down, it gets to wearin' thin
They just won't let you be
You're sick of hangin' around and you'd like to travel
Get tired of travelin', you want to settle down
I guess they can't revoke your soul for tryin'
Get out of the door and light out and look all around
Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me
Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me
What a long, strange trip it's been
Truckin', I'm a goin' home
Whoa, whoa, baby, back where I belong
Back home, sit down and patch my bones
And get back truckin' on
Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Jerome J. Garcia / Philip Lesh / Robert Hall Weir / Robert C. Christie Hunter
 

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This could be a possibility for me.
At least occasionally.
This September, I'll be going behind enemy lines, two days from home. Providence, Rhode Island, for the annual reunion of my beloved 5th Infantry Division.
I will be deep in the heart of Wokeism, Big Government Love, and Gimmie Culture. Surrounded by Connecticut and Massachusets.😥

Unlike reunions that are in the South, I will be relatively unarmed. And I will not be pulling a well stocked travel trailer.
But, I do have the advantage of military training, and experience living in dangerous areas. For whatever that is worth.:rolleyes:
 
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