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The problem with this and many of the answers we've given is that we're not really taking into consideration the mass havoc that would be going on EVERYWHERE as soon as this happened. Even if your truck worked fine, trying to get anywhere in any town or city or anywhere there's any traffic at all would be chaos. You would probably make it a block before there were too many throngs of people, bodies, and stalled vehicles for you to go anywhere.

Not so much of a problem here in AK where there are fewer than 1 million people in the entire state. I can, literally, be in the wilderness and away from all people in minutes. There may be people and vehicles littering the roads, but I don't require roads to get where I am going in my truck.

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I read this book and it scared the heck out of me. I gave it to my spouse to read...came home the next day to find six cases of water, tons of hygiene supplies, candles and food. We've maintained a stockpile ever since.

I suspect that by the time I figured out what was happening, it would be chaos and I work 85 km from home. Also, our doors are electronic; our Omnicell would not be able to open. The reality is that my patients would be trapped with no food, no water, and not even access to medications. How would we even get them off the unit? I could break a window and climb down with a ladder made of sheets. My patients aren't so spry.

An interesting thing about this book is that the town was screening refugees to decide who was worth keeping. They kept the nurse because she was so valuable while sending many others off to die. So, there is a lot of value in being a nurse.

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Interesting topic...

I was just thinking, could someone drink community pool water in an emergency with proper sanitation measures? We have a community pool but also a few ponds around, wildlife out back...maybe I need to get a bow and arrow or something...LOL! I always keep emergency water on hand and food, but I think I will pick up some seeds for growing fruits and veggies too! I think I will get one of those life straws to have on hand!\

This is all something I have been meaning to do anyway, but after reading this thread I will do it sooner rather than later!

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The problem with this and many of the answers we've given is that we're not really taking into consideration the mass havoc that would be going on EVERYWHERE as soon as this happened. Even if your truck worked fine, trying to get anywhere in any town or city or anywhere there's any traffic at all would be chaos. You would probably make it a block before there were too many throngs of people, bodies, and stalled vehicles for you to go anywhere.

Where is the tragic going to come from? I will have one of the few working cars. There won't be throngs of people initially. They will sit the first 24-48 hours out in their homes. Not guessing here. I have been to disaster areas before. I will be log gone by the time large numbers of people come out to see what happend. With the way my truck is set up i am not confined to roads. Also i dont live or work in a large city. Besides with a selected co-workeror two I am well prepared to fight my way out. Once I make it home to my rural home on 43 acres with our horses cattle chickens and own wells and like minded and heavily armed neighbors I will have it made. Even if we have to fight our way out of town.

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My sister would ask, "is this life worth living", if our society devolved into a collection of savages. I think it would take awhile, but devolve we would.

I would tend to agree with her, but if I were spared, the choice would be made for me. I would stay alive. Whether I liked it or not.

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I already drove my truck home through LA during the Rodney King riots. A 4x4 and passenger armed with a shotgun is all it took.

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been there done that, knocked it out of the park, :yes: and thank goodness i have 89ac rural farm but only enough propane to run my generator for two months.....but have wood for fuel, ponds, fish cattle and chickens, and a few horses & we will not talk about what other resources :roflmao:

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fresh water is fresh water...it might taste like chlorine but...

make certain to boil or use the "life straw"

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pfmb-rn, ? are you sure you are not my neighbor ? :rolleyes:

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The very first thing I'd do is stock up on all the expensive alcohol I could carry from the corner liquor store. That would be at a premium and it's not something I want to spend a lot of time making myself.

 

I am fortunate that we have a barn full of camping equipment and a woodshed and wood lot full of fuel, and a woodstove, so I could cook and stay warm in sub-zero temps (yep, I've slept out in Maine in January). I'm near enough to a pond to get drinking water and have a near-infinite supply of iodide pills to clean it up prn, or I could boil it. I have lots of herbs (including digitalis) and wild plants here, too. I can fish and dig shellfish in walking distance, too. We have rabbits and wild turkeys here, and deer.

 

So my plan would be to return to the 17th century and live as my ancestors did twenty miles from here. I know how to butcher an animal and make soap with fat and lye from the wood ashes, save the fat for cooking and calories later, I can tan leather with the animal's brain and acorns. I could birth babies, stitch up wounds, and treat dropsy (that's the digitalis), set bones with bark plasters, treat fevers with willow, get vitamin C from pine needles to treat scurvy, and all sorts of things like that. We have a pretty good garden in the summer, and I know how to put up food without a modern kitchen and save seeds. We have apples, berries, grapes, dandelions, and more. If they didn't burn me at the stake as a witch I figure I could trade care services for food, too. I have hand tools and know how to use, sharpen, and maintain them.

 

The cats would have to catch their own food, but they're pretty good at that already.

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You'd be in a very good position to survive, assuming you have a readily available source of wood. I like the bicycle idea, too. I hadn't thought of that when I was envisioning walking thirty miles home through some of the worst neighborhoods in the city . . . .

Ruby, i might need an adult tricycle:wavey:

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