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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Survival strategies



I just got done reading another article about some mansion with a bomb shelter in the basement. For the elite, a bomb shelter is becoming as common as wine cellars. For those who can't their own bomb shelter, there are companies that will whisk you away to their private disaster shelter deep underground. They have all the amenities of high end condos, but with better security, filtered air, and no view.

In a read disaster situation, I can imagine how things would play out. Take the personal shelter. It might work great for a fairly light weight disaster -a bit of civil unrest after a hurricane for example. The rich guy ducks into his shelter for a few days and comes back out when his private security company says the coast is clear.

In a real end of civilization event I wonder what's to prevent the security guy from putting his own family in the shelter and shooting the rich dude. The only allegiance to the rich guy is money. In a life or death situation, what good is money?

The group shelter sounds like a nightmare to me. Imagine a hundred extremely papered and entitled people who are used to being the top dog. The internal politics of such a shelter would be brutal -all chiefs and no little Indians. That does not bode well for a cooperative society.

Survival will tend to favor two groups, in my opinion. Those who are living a fairly isolated and self sufficient lifestyle, and small tight knit communities. Money can only do so much. It can build castles, but it can't guarantee an army of loyal knights.

-Sixbears



8 comments:

  1. the guys who run the elite shelters may have taken steps to usurp all holdings of their clients and then just leave them sealed in forever.
    never go into anything you can't get out of.

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  2. Appalachians will definitely survive a big one. They're probably the only ones who will. And perhaps certain Native Americans.

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    1. Those who can by with very little and can work together have a huge advantage.

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  3. When it comes to a life and death situations, I only trust family members and very close friends. The world has changed too much.

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    1. When I was injured and out of work it was surprising who stood with me and helped and who avoided me like the plague. Some people who I thought were steady friends flaked but others stepped up. Hard to tell before.

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  4. I don't even want to think about who to trust in the event of a big disaster. Won't be that many, I can tell ya!

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    1. You will never know exactly how someone will react when push comes to shove.

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