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Old 01-14-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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I'm just curious.

If all hell broke loose and you had to supply your own food without a grocery store for any sustained length of time...?

I tell myself that I could do so but also that it would be due to a combined effort of all compound members.

Southern Southeast is very survivable land; even without boat fuel, seafood isn't that difficult to come by. As far as other protein, reloading isn't brain surgery. Growing vegetables is easy enough but does require soil amendments; fortunately the materials required to do so are only as far away as the nearest forest glade which is usually about three feet.

Of course I have stockpiles which would help.

It would be much more difficult farther north; I'd probably be a Popsicle in no time.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I believe I could at my place. With the nearby rivers for fish, a killer garden, and lot's of moose, bear, rabbits and spruce hens.
I'd have a craving for milk tho! I could put in a henhouse in a matter of hours for eggs and chicken flesh. And I've got the firearms and ammo to fend off any would be thieves. Natural gas getting shut off would be another issue. I'd have to revert back to a wood stove for heating and cooking inside the house. But firewood is easily obtained. Assorted berries are everywhere nearby, I can make and bake bread. So yeah I think I could make do if need be.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Palmer, AK
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I got 20 head of cattle out back, I'd have to ask the landlord first lol but I bet we'd be good for a good long while we bought a side of beef of him this past fall and there's really nothing better than grass fed black angus!!!
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Here in the interior it would be rough, but is doable, but the downside is that the folks from Anchorage or Fairbanks couldn't survive and would flock to all the outlaying areas and overrun them and the resources.

That influx of people would include Rance's area to Mine. Met would be better served because the masses couldn't get there since there is no road other than the locals that are already there.

If I were able to see the "issue" coming and could get out to my cabin, then that would change the picture a lot since it is well off the traveled road system.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I'd hightail it to my son's land and reap the benefit of his strong back. I've got the knowledge but not the means...
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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The folks in what I call the "3 metro areas" (anchorage, fairbanks, and especially juneau) would be in a world of hurt at first. He (or She) who adapts fastest will pull thru. But a lot of thiose skills needed are not taught anymore, and stocking your house with 6 months worth of food and guns and ammo are not what I'm talking about.
As far as Alaska goes, there would probably be a mass migration toward the lower-48.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Fortunately I'm a mile off the highway, and the few neighbors I have are sitting as good as I am. And I grew up with most of them. I think we'd pull together and make do pretty well. One thing we've got is bordering the moose range and wildlife refuge. So it's only 50 yards through the trees and I'm in the wild's of the peninsula. I wonder if I could milk a moose...
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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... I wonder if I could milk a moose...
This has the makings of a most glorious youtube video.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Interesting question... If I was confined to just the land that my house sits on I would say no. But having the whole city of Charlotte to draw on I'd have to say that food & water wouldn't be a problem, rather the masses would be the greatest threat.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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I wonder if I could milk a moose...
I wanna see pictures of you or anyone else trying that one!!! Here moosie moosie!! an I'm sure the little one would get real bent out of shape of you tak'n his/her milk!!!
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