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Old 09-18-2011, 06:12 PM   #21
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You beat me to it CA. I was gonna post that...


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It's a great anecdote and it illustrates its point very effectively.


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I'm a Christian and I believe that our fate rests in God's hands. However, let me share this little story:

A great flood was coming and people were leaving the area in droves. However, one family stood fast. "God will protect us" they stated with great conviction.

Well, sure enough, the deluge started and the water rose to their first floor windows. A neighbor came by in his rowboat and told them to jump in and he'd take them to higher ground. "No, God will save us!" they replied. So off the boatman went.

A while later, the water had risen to the second floor and another neighbor came by in a motorboat and told them to get aboard. "No, God will take care of us" they replied.

Soon after, the water had risen so high that the family was on the roof and holding on for dear life. A Coast Guard helicopter hovered overhead and lowered a rescue basket, but again, the family refused the offer of help. "God will save us."

Shortly after the helicopter left, the water was so high that the family finally drowned.

When they got to Heaven, the family asked God why He didn't save them. God's reply was "What were you thinking? I sent you two boats and a helicopter."

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. our plan basically depends 90% on seeing that shtf is going to happen not leaving while its happening.
I wouldn't count on that at all. In the slim chance you have an accurate early warning that a real "SHTF" situation will arise, it will likely be through the military. As you are an enlisted man, I doubt they'd let you just run off into the boonies . I'm not saying you shouldn't keep this as an option, but don't put too many eggs in that basket.
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I wouldn't count on that at all. In the slim chance you have an accurate early warning that a real "SHTF" situation will arise, it will likely be through the military. As you are an enlisted man, I doubt they'd let you just run off into the boonies . I'm not saying you shouldn't keep this as an option, but don't put too many eggs in that basket.
Oh of course they wouldn't they would try to muster up anybody that they can but at the end of the day there's 70000 marines here that would if shtf just want to go be with there families. A true shtf situation I hate to say it but what other choice do people have. It would be total collapse.( depending on whatever scenarios happen) I know it's a slim chance of actually recognizing the sit. Right before it happens and getting your sh*t together in enough time to actually bug out. I believe in Prior Proper Planning Prevents P*as Poor Performance
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Oh of course they wouldn't they would try to muster up anybody that they can but at the end of the day there's 70000 marines here that would if shtf just want to go be with there families. A true shtf situation I hate to say it but what other choice do people have. It would be total collapse.( depending on whatever scenarios happen) I know it's a slim chance of actually recognizing the sit. Right before it happens and getting your sh*t together in enough time to actually bug out. I believe in Prior Proper Planning Prevents P*as Poor Performance
I would think that some of those in the military with families, would be some of the first to abandon their jobs... Many of us vets have already seen the worst that mankind has to offer, and would try to spare our families that grief at all costs. It could also have it's benefits too, remember the 14k rounds that were stolen just recently? I wouldn't be above stealing a couple truckloads of ammo from the military for a SHTF situation.
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...I wouldn't be above stealing a couple truckloads of ammo from the military for a SHTF situation.
I'd be careful making statements like that in a public forum...it can be taken out of context, even though everyone here knows what you mean - if SHTF there will be no Rule of Law.
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LoL. I gotta agree with Nova on this one.


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