Drug Trade in SHTF

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Mosin, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    ...and resulting implications.

    For this scenario were going to ASSUME a few things.

    America has experienced some type of collapse, or restructuring, like when the Soviet Union collapsed. The federal checks stopped coming. Federal agents and military are shafted, by a government who can no longer pay them.

    Canada maintains some type of grip on society... So now were like Mexico, and Canada is struggling, but still going at it.

    We know from history, any economic collapse or depression is met with increased drug and alcohol use.

    Do you see our Northern border becoming a huge transit point for drugs into Canada, and becoming increasingly lawless and violent as the Canadians try to stem the tide?
     
  2. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Could our northern border spiral into what is now the Mexican northern border?
     

  3. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    No, I don't think Canada could control stoppage. However in a SHTF scenerio i think drug runners would have issues with well armed groups trying to steal their goods , guns and ammo
     
  4. MoreAltitude

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  5. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    I think the drug runners will switch over to running food.
     
  6. bonney

    bonney New Member

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    I think nobody is going to be doing anything but hiding or getting shot. Especially if they try to move in daylight. 200+ million active adults in the USA, and a gun for every one of them.
     
  7. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Add, antibiotics, diabeaties, heart medicines to the black market.
     
  8. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    This is so true.
     
  9. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I'd also tend to doubt that there would be many illicit drugs moving.....who would have the money to buy them? BUT, if they were moving, in the OP's scenario, wouldn't the drugs be coming FROM Canada, into the US?
     
  10. bonney

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    who would risk any movement, or meeting anyone, after shtf, when being shot in the back is so likely? Ditto catching some disease. trade will have to wait a year, and will be done only for dire needs, like powdered veternarian antibiotics. It won't be for dope., booze, or tobacco. those fools will be long dead.
     
  11. bonney

    bonney New Member

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    the goods are likely to be not as claimed, or even poisoned or booby trapped in some way, or you'll be followed back to your "base", then sniped, etc. You'd have to use "dead drops", passive IR scanning, do the pickups at night, leave "flag" messages, or send "message arrow", or notes on a sling shot stone, etc. Meeting people will be a very high risk thing to do.
     
  12. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    If it is a true SHTF no one will enforce drug laws and currency will be worthless. What will be the point in drug trafficking?
     
  13. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Exactly. Although certain goods will always have some worth.
     
  14. jpl714

    jpl714 New Member

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    The black market exists because of demand and will continue to exist long after sticks and stones are the only weapons around...the only issue is what is sought after by those still around
     
  15. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Drugs will be trade material for gold, silver, fuel, guns, ammo. Not only will they have to watch their backs from law enforcement now they have many predators out there looking for trade goods
     
  16. bonney

    bonney New Member

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    there will be nothing of the kind, trade of any type, for a year or a bit more, after shtf. it will be certain death to try it.
     
  17. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    There won't be any year to wait to anything. If we have economic collapse, trade will start immediately. Services, goods, precious metals, guns, ammo, pharmaceuticals, dope...
    Will be the new currency.

    You need to reassess reality.
     
  18. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Services are a good source of trade as well