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Old 09-20-2012, 03:09 AM
 
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I just watched the TV series Jerico (Netflix) which features the residents of the town Jerico, KS after a nuclear attack by domestic terrorists on the USA. Terrorists truck in an atomic bomb into 24 cities and set them off at the same time. Charlotte is one of the cities blown up by a nuclear bomb.

Basically the residents of these cities and nearby them are screwed. They either die from the immediate explosion, die from radiation, or die from radiation caused by fallout or die from the anarchy of the 1st year afterwards. EMP takes down the entire electrical system as it introduces surges that burn out electronic components. The only vehicles that work are old diesels since diesel engines don't need electricity to run. (Should have kept that old Mercedes 300D)

Since the next closest bomb was Atlanta, it would be my guess there would a long swath of contaminated area between the two cities following I-85. Kings Mountain would be no refuge. Atomic bombs exploded at ground level toss up an awesome amount of radioactive material into the atmosphere which combines with rain to come down to radiate a tremendous area. This is why during war, planners prefer to explode the bombs about 1000-1500 ft up as this just kills the people without causing widespread fallout. It makes later occupation by troops much safer.

My advice, don't live your life as if something like this is coming because it's a fruitless endeavor.

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ani, there are back roads from Fort Mill to City of Kings Mountain. When I went to Carolina Place Mall I asked for the best route. Everyone insisted that I go I 85 to I 485.. I don't care for 485. I wanted the best back route, but I still don't know it.
When I was driving for a hiking class at the Military park, I was taking 161 much nicer drive.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Whichever way the masses are going I am going the opposite, most likely towards the most rural areas I can find. This is where a few wilderness survival skills come in handy, a few supplies and live off the land for a short time till a better plan can be devised.




Good to know to stay away from Kings Mt. area.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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So let's suppose it isn't a nuclear attack. (I have seen Jerico, btw!)

Let's suppose it is what my hubby said folks are really concerned about . . . an economic collapse and people take to the streets in riots.

First of all, would people do that??? I guess folks are thinking about Greece and the middle east . . .

I guess any large city would at some point be under martial law.

Just wondering what would happen and how getting out of town would even be possible.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: North of Hell, South of Heaven.
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I don't tell anyone where my bug-out location is, as ammunition is already too expensive, and I don't want to have to waste it on interlopers trying to follow me.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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I don't tell anyone where my bug-out location is, as ammunition is already too expensive, and I don't want to have to waste it on interlopers trying to follow me.
Hey Mattman! So good to see you posting!!!

So you have a plan. Good for you!

But you mention ammo - so you are thinking if we have some kind of problem that would mean leaving, it will involve violence in the streets . . . Seems a LOT of folks are thinking this. So it is more than just having gas, a bug out bag to hole up for a while.

Oh my. I am so screwed.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Other than some kind of local nuclear emergency, I can't see the need to ever completely evacuate. If the power grid went down or something similar,I imagine the best thing would just be to stay put. I would do the usual emergency preparedness stuff like fill the tub w/water, get out my candles and flashlight, etc. It's funny, though interesting, to me to hear about people who would run to the woods and try to stealth around. I would think in the completely unlikely situation of needing to "bug out", the best thing would be to band together to pool resources and share protection. But from what I've seen of the survivalist types, they tend to have an irrational fear of others.

I think I just inadvertently confirmed my liberal views.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Other than some kind of local nuclear emergency, I can't see the need to ever completely evacuate. If the power grid went down or something similar,I imagine the best thing would just be to stay put. I would do the usual emergency preparedness stuff like fill the tub w/water, get out my candles and flashlight, etc. It's funny, though interesting, to me to hear about people who would run to the woods and try to stealth around. I would think in the completely unlikely situation of needing to "bug out", the best thing would be to band together to pool resources and share protection. But from what I've seen of the survivalist types, they tend to have an irrational fear of others.

I think I just inadvertently confirmed my liberal views.
No, that is how mankind has survived -- in tribes.

Even the Christian community (during the time of the Apostles) was essentially outlying "communes" b/f such a thing as formal churches were formed.

We see a form of that communal living arrangement within religious communities such as the Amish.

The first basic unit is the family; then the tribe. The history of mankind has always shown that working together with others to establish a "community" is the way to raise living standards.

So I don't think your thought process is odd at all, nor do I think it is particularly "liberal." Family and tribe are the foundation of society.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Watch Doomsday Preppers on NatGeo if you want ideas for bugging out. I don't know where I would go, it would depend on which plant had the problem I guess.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: North of Hell, South of Heaven.
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Hey Mattman! So good to see you posting!!!

So you have a plan. Good for you!

But you mention ammo - so you are thinking if we have some kind of problem that would mean leaving, it will involve violence in the streets . . . Seems a LOT of folks are thinking this. So it is more than just having gas, a bug out bag to hole up for a while.

Oh my. I am so screwed.
Violence in the streets and in cases of social/civil unrest and national emergencies, the need to be instantly persuasive to people or small to medium-sized groups of people is where large magazines, large amounts of ammo, and a willingness to deploy force come in very handy.

Thanks for the greeting ani. I tend to do a lot of lurking these days. Trying to open the eyes of people whose eyelids are swollen shut with the fat of being comfortable and not wanting to hear anything that would disrupt that is tiring.
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