I know that many think that they will be the lone ranger and do it alone or with just your family. Let’s look at that, and remember the Lone Range had a side kick. But you must stop and think, is it just you and you mate, maybe two or three kids, teenagers, or young adults. Now from the two mates it gets better as the family grows, because; each member now has a roll in life. If its just the two of you, your screwed, security must be maintained daily, who sleeps and who stands watch. two of you, how long can you run on just four (4) hours of sleep each. Sleep studies have shown that the human must have a minimum of six (6) hours of rest to function well. Less than that and you become less capable of normal task and decisions are hard to make.
A group you have more people to share those tasks.
Man Cadit, you are really down on anyone who doesn’t prep like you. Everybody’s situation is different, and what works for some does not work for everyone. Not everyone will have raiders at their door, or even people to contend with.
I’ve been in town now for about 30 something hours and in about 6 hours I will leave town and take my wife up to our scrap of nowhere. In a week or so I will bring her back to town or someone will fly her back. It is 2 hours by road to a boat launch and then another 12 to 16 hours by boat to my place. In the 75 mile by 50 mile area I consider home there are 3 other year around residents. Think about that, 4 people (5 counting my wife when she is there) in a area of 3750 square miles. There are 7 other land owners and seasonal people but some of them have not been up there in decades, bringing the max total population to 12. If I throw in the lower river (60 miles or so long and about 50 miles wide I guess) that would give me maybe another 20 seasonal people at most but add another 3000 square miles. Even now with plentiful resources people do not go there, they do not have the skill to get there or the desire to go that far only to find nothing. Even the family members I have who have been there do not choose to go back, it is to far and there are better (and closer) areas to hunt or fish or trap. I have explained my situation because you always go on about security concerns as a primary reason for groups, and I thought I would illustrate why not all people need to worry about security. Granted my situation is different than most down there, not everybody is isolated in thousands of miles of roadless wilderness and surrounded by a roaming pack of sled dogs, but it is actually fairly common here with subsistence hunters and trappers.
In a week or two I will be back in the world for a few days, and I would actually like to have a discussion about groups vs individuals. Until I get back I hope my post has given you something to think about. Everybody has different circumstances, the goal it to help each other through advice that is best suited to their situation. There is no cookie cutter answer for survival.
Statistics: Posted by Permafrost — Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:39 am