Friday, February 27, 2009

Urban fortress

I have stated that my family will stay put, and not join the refugee convoy headed to greener pastures, and I'm pretty sure we won't be alone.

We would probably benefit by joining up with others in our community for safety and helping oeach other with whatever we can. A central location that could be easily defended and that offers protection from the elements definately be a wise choice. Looking around my community, and I'm sure it's pretty much the same everywhere else, churches seem to fit in to this plan.

Most churches around here are brick/stone construction , with decent views of the surrounding area. Now I know you'e probably thinking that a church may be too big of a building ,or what do you do about the clergy ?

Well my thinking is to bring more people into the group that would benefit us all . People such as medical personel, skilled laborers, or anyone else that shows interest in helping . The members of the clergy can offer the spiritual guidance and hope that alot of people look for in a time of crisis.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What is going to happen ..................

riots, civil war, food shortages, tax revolts

Who knows?

Its alot to think about . So many scenarios, so many choices. I hope that I'm making the right ones for my family. As a parent, I want to make sure my children are safe and don't go to bed hungry. It would be alot less stressful if it was just me, throw a few things in a pack and live a road warrior existence, fighting off bandits ,but I wouldn't change a thing in my life.

I know my family will be safe.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Should I stay or should I go ?

Today I spent some time going over my exit routes out of the suburbs to our family rally point south of the city. As I drove a few different ways to the objective, it occurred to me that if/when something does happen and we do need to un-ass ourselves, maybe we shouldn't.

The roads around here cannot handle everyday rush hour traffic, let alone a mass exodus of people fleeing whatever has happened.We would probably be better off waiting it out at our home and then decide our next move. I have made sure that we do have enough food, water , fuel , and weapons on hand here just in case we couldn't or don't need to leave.

Personally , I don't want to leave my home . The best chance to replentish supplies through trade or bartering will have to happen in an area where there are people to trade with. My neighborhood is in an area that is off by itself, but still close to everything.


I don't know if anyone is going to read this, but I needed a forum to post my thoughts and ideas on what I'm doing for what I see as bad times ahead for all of us.