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Old 06-08-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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This is a thought exercise for a research project I am working. I will be grateful for all honest answers. If you wish to answer anonymously or with vague answers, it is ok.

Assumption
In this exercise, civilization has stopped working on Monday morning. Assume the government has collapsed for some reason. You and your family are on your own, without assistance from anyone but your neighbors. You live in Portland, or in Multnomah County.

Questions
1) Would you stay at home, or evacuate to a remote location?

2) Evacuation versus Relocation
2a) If you evacuate immediately, where would you go, and what would be your ideal destination?

2b) If you stay at home to wait and see, under what conditions would you finally decide to evacuate?

2c) If you stay at home no matter what, how would you survive in place, long-term?

3) How many emergency supplies do you have stored? How long would you be able to live exclusively from them?

4) Do you have and know how to use firearms?

5) What skills do you possess that can be useful in a world without modern conveniences?

Please respond here, or in private messaging if it allows you more comfort.

Thank you.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: bend oregon
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i would take the train to the bay area and stay with my friend for a little bit then i would live in a homeless shelter down there
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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Is the government that has stopped working city, state, or federal?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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Default yay! a survey!

1) Would you stay at home, or evacuate to a remote location? i'd stay at home, girl! i didn't move all the way out here to evacuate! seriously, remote locations scare me, i don't like open spaces or wilderness. i'd stay at home.

2) Evacuation versus Relocation
2a) If you evacuate immediately, where would you go, and what would be your ideal destination?
not leaving!

2b) If you stay at home to wait and see, under what conditions would you finally decide to evacuate? forced out by police, militia, or angry, looting yuppies!

2c) If you stay at home no matter what, how would you survive in place, long-term? don't know/care.

3) How many emergency supplies do you have stored? How long would you be able to live exclusively from them? none.

4) Do you have and know how to use firearms? no and no.

5) What skills do you possess that can be useful in a world without modern conveniences? i always win in a staring contest.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: WeHo, Ca
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I would do the same as drum bro and live with my sister( or in a shelter which Ive done in my LONG ago past )

or
Another more likely scenario if everything were gone would be for my daughter and I to take our horses and ride back home to Texas/southern Louisiana . We do show them but they are QH's and can make it. She and I on one my husband on another. I was born into a ranching family there and I know I can make it also. I can use a gun,and a bow if I had to, dress almost any animal and can fish, catch crawdads etc and can build a shed . My husband is an Aircraft Mech from Holland and is excellent at identifying plants that are safe ( not sure how he aquired this skill ) Would be very hard in the winter for me outside here so Id have to relocate regardless of Tx or otherwise and Id go through Ca if this occured in winter. Were I live now you couldnt stay long I think youd have looting. unrest.. People in my area in general would flip if they didnt have their smartphone much less nothing.

Ironicly we are both quite liberal folk and under normal circumstances are pretty much ovo-lacto vegans but Im no fool and Id do whatever it took .
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Originally Posted by Megasplat View Post
This is a thought exercise for a research project I am working. I will be grateful for all honest answers. If you wish to answer anonymously or with vague answers, it is ok.

Assumption
In this exercise, civilization has stopped working on Monday morning. Assume the government has collapsed for some reason. You and your family are on your own, without assistance from anyone but your neighbors. You live in Portland, or in Multnomah County.

Questions
1) Would you stay at home, or evacuate to a remote location? Evacuate within so many days. HOPEFULLY it wouldn't happen in the middle of winter!
2) Evacuation versus Relocation
2a) If you evacuate immediately, where would you go, and what would be your ideal destination? Evacuate to a property set up for this purpose. I won't say where but we'd likely have to walk to it. If ALL electricity is out widespread then automobiles would be disabled as well.

2b) If you stay at home to wait and see, under what conditions would you finally decide to evacuate? It would be with our neighbors, and I don't think we would wait until Hell started to break loose.
2c) If you stay at home no matter what, how would you survive in place, long-term?

3) How many emergency supplies do you have stored? How long would you be able to live exclusively from them? We could live a few months if absolutely necessary. Still working on stocking more, though we all have a good stock at the 'other place'.

4) Do you have and know how to use firearms? We all do.

5) What skills do you possess that can be useful in a world without modern conveniences? Husband's pretty knowledgable on wildnerness survival. We also do a lot of canning but, well. . . you'd need electricity for that.

Please respond here, or in private messaging if it allows you more comfort.

Thank you.
We are among that sub-culture called "preppers". So are some of our neighbors.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Portlandish, OR
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Questions
1) Would you stay at home, or evacuate to a remote location? Stay home

2) Evacuation versus Relocation
2a) If you evacuate immediately, where would you go, and what would be your ideal destination?

2b) If you stay at home to wait and see, under what conditions would you finally decide to evacuate? probably for safety reasons, compared to other family in the US

2c) If you stay at home no matter what, how would you survive in place, long-term?

3) How many emergency supplies do you have stored? How long would you be able to live exclusively from them? not many. i need to get better at that. maybe a week?

4) Do you have and know how to use firearms? no

5) What skills do you possess that can be useful in a world without modern conveniences? i know how to preserve food via canning.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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I wood go boonie camping at one of my favorite fishin' holes, & enjoy the awesome beauty of nature & the wild critters...
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Default If PDX was evacuated, where would you go?

Out here'n Eastern Oregon will git our guns 'n pickups together and form a little convoy – THE REDNECK EXPRESS – and head to Portland to do a little shoppin'.

Don't worry. We wont take the gluten-free stuff and tofu – that stuff's for sissies.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: The greatest state of them all, Oregon.
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Out here'n Eastern Oregon will git our guns 'n pickups together and form a little convoy – THE REDNECK EXPRESS – and head to Portland to do a little shoppin'.

Don't worry. We wont take the gluten-free stuff and tofu – that stuff's for sissies.
Haha, I was thinking the same thing - everyone for themselves, but I'm pretty sure I'd pass on the organic products & vegan stuff. Until I'm on my death bed of starvation, I'll pass on eating wild dandelions.
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