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Old 04-21-2013, 01:23 AM   #31
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don't get me wrong, I love the mountains, and could probably survive there. But I would be out of my element in a big way. I would be way more comfortable in the swamps. Heck, a man could live off nutria around here.
i've heard they taste like chicken!
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i've heard they taste like chicken!
More like rat, but hey, meat's meat!
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More like rat, but hey, meat's meat!
throw some BBQ sauce on it while it's cooking and you'll never know the difference!
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I spend a lot of time up in the high mountains. Several months per year. I have for most of my life. The mountains can sustain you and protect you if you know what you're doing, but the mountains are completely unforgiving. You only get one mistake.

No one in their right mind wants to winter in the high country. Those who know the mountains best, would never consider long term relocation to the high country.

Even the Indians came down to the deep valleys in the cold weather.

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a lot of people don't also consider that the higher in the mountains you get, even in summertime, it can get downright cold at night. there have been people who have died during the summer from hypothermia when they have gotten lost and without proper protection from the elements.

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I'll shelter in place as long as I can. I have resources here that I won't if I head to the hills.

That said I'm diabetic, and my survivability will be pretty low, about three weeks max once my meds run out.

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Yeah that's a real problem, a lot of us older guys sort of rely on meds for different things. Blood pressure meds, diabetes and so on. It wouldn't be fun if they're suddenly cut off.

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Yeah that's a real problem, a lot of us older guys sort of rely on meds for different things. Blood pressure meds, diabetes and so on. It wouldn't be fun if they're suddenly cut off.
A group will always fare better than an individual. Right here in my neighborhood we have two LEOs, a surgeon, a civil engineer, a high school science teacher, and a retired infantry colonel. And other skills as well. working together, we can pretty well cover each other.
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A group will always fare better than an individual.
While this statement may be sometimes(or even often) true it obviously is not always the case. Many many times humans do not play well together. In the situation we are discussing, you have to have 100% total trust in those in your "group".
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I will leave my home when they pry my cold dead fingers from the door knob. Ink runs, stockings run, fish row or prunes will give you the runs, but I love my home, and will stay, thank you very much. I made a decision 30 years ago to have a reasonably secure home, surrounded by land that I know every crook, cranny, defile, tree and gully.

On you way to "the mountains" will you stop at the convenience store for gas, beer and cigarettes?

If you are not living there now, you won't be in an emergency. National emergencies are not video games, you can't re-start the game at will. There would be no warning, no time to prepare and plenty of competition for the necessary resources for both travel and protection.

For everyone trying to get to "the mountains" there will be one who does not wish them to be there. The present inhabitants will not want a bunch of city slickers horning in on their game or their space. Present inhabitants will have the upper hand. If you are not my family, I will not tolerate you setting up a tent on my place or shooting my deer or squirrels. I will do everything in my power to make your S. Hit the Fan. There won't be a back road in the rural nation that is not covered by bushwhackers wanting your stuff. Myself included; you better bring a tank.

Some people just don't think these scenarios through. They will be among the first causalities. It reminds me of an old song, "Dream on, little broom-stick Cowboy"

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