Hey tough guy: here are 5 fantasies that won’t come true if TSHTF


Hey tough guy: here are 5 fantasies that won’t come true if TSHTF

If you read my recent post on gold, then you know that I think many prepper fantasies are nonsense. That’s why I got a huge gas out of this Death Valley Magazine piece entitled, “URBAN SURVIVAL: 5 Things People Say They Can or Would do in a Survival Situation – and Why They Won’t Based on Recent 3rd World Urban Survival Events.” The post was written by a defense contractor with a ton of experience in third-world disaster situations, and he does a good job of demolishing a lot of the tough-guy talk you read on forums. I won’t spoil it for you, but here’s a taste:

During the Jakarta, Indonesia Riots in 1998 people could not even make it 3 blocks without running into a homemade roadblock manned by a group of knife and club-wielding thugs looking to strip them of everything, and that was only a day after the riots started.

Given, the US (or the 1st world in general) is a bit more civilized, but I still give any major metropolitan city in the US 10 to 15 days before it is at the same level of chaos that a city in the 3rd world would be at after only a day under the same circumstances.

FYI: Considering the amount of firearms in the US replace ‘knife and club’ with ‘AK-47 and Chrome plated .32 autos’. Now I know you are a bad ass and everything, but you can not take on 13 armed dug-in people, just not gona’ happen.

Even discounting all of the above, can you walk 100 miles carrying 50 pounds of gear, gun, kit and ammo – and forage for food and water along the way? No, literally millions of people during civil wars have tried and failed; the numbers are against you.

There’s more where that came from. Go read it, and get educated.

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