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acp_k2win 17 points ago +17 / -0

Join a church, build a relationship with your neighbors doubly so if they are rednecks

A community you can trust and rely on will do more for survival than shelves of ammo and mres

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Assassin47 13 points ago +13 / -0

The trick is to be the cult leader.

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Steampunk_Moustache 6 points ago +6 / -0

build a relationship with your neighbors

I don't know precisely when or why this stopped being something people just automatically did.

When I was child, everyone knew their neighbors. Even in a city, AT LEAST knew who was in the house on either side of you, and you spoke them every day, even if it was just 'Hello, Dave'.

Now, nobody knows anybody. When a new family moves in (or, more often than not, a childless couple), nobody introduces themselves. Nobody even learns eachother's names through any means other than mis-delivered mail.

A kind of social death has claimed everyone.

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lgbtqwtfbbq 13 points ago +13 / -0

In regulated industry something called a "risk analysis" is performed where hazards are identified, and each is assigned a "probability of occurrence" and a "severity of harm". If the combined value of those two things is unacceptably high, one tries to reduce the probability or severity (or both), with the understanding that it isn't possible to eliminate either entirely and there will be what is called a "residual risk" that is considered acceptable.

This is a situation where I think everyone worried about such things needs to sit down and think about all the things that can go wrong (eg. Carrington Event, where every electromagnetic system not specifically radiation hardened will fail), try to assess how likely they think that is to occur, what will happen to them personally if it does, and make the decision as to what constitutes an acceptable risk. And if some hazard presents an unacceptable risk, attempt to decrease the probability or severity. This I think is the general mindset people need to adopt.

Even though the Amish and Mennonites are well situated to handle a severe breakdown in civilization, they probably aren't well situated if it (eg.) declines to the point where Mexican-style cartels start to appear and militarized cartel violence starts to occur. Or (eg.) State-sanctioned land seizures using militarized enforcement agents. So even for them there are limits to what hazards they would be able to handle.

Re: food and grocery stores, I drive past a good half-dozen farms just on my way to the nearest highway that will sell meat, eggs, milk, etc... Some local farms sell "shares" (usually quarters, halves, and wholes) of beef and pork which is something I need to seriously look into. I generally buy things at the store because it's more convenient, but it's not the only option. Of course then the question becomes "do these farms produce enough food to be the sole source for the surrounding population?" and they might not but also might be enough to bootstrap the population while they attempt to increase the food supply.

Power is an issue, but I think the more likely outcome there is our grid reliability degrades to that of the third-world: functional but with frequent (and maybe periodic such as at night) outages. Perhaps it's something like on Pitcairn Island, where they simply shut the generator off from the hours of 10pm to 6am.

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ArchRespawnsAgain 9 points ago +9 / -0

Like acp said, it will be organized groups who are most resilient. I expect rural far-right militias to endure they best. Many of these have risen from the ashes of neoliberal economic ruin so for them and their small towns, the collapse already happened, and they are already accustomed to the hard living that comes with it. You won't see much of an online presence from them, especially on normie internet like YouTube. They've gotten better at keeping low profiles in recent years.

Even places like .wins tend to mostly attract young men who aren't facing any major material hardships and are only radicalizing due to cognitive dissonance or outright disillusionment with liberal modernity's promises which only stems from cultural alienation. In other words, these places tend to attract culture warriors so the stakes don't necessitate the drastic actions you are talking about. No one is going to go through the hardship of living in a shack in the woods because Catwoman is now a tranny or whatever the fuck. The escalation of the groomer agenda is changing this a bit, though, since the possibility of it being too hard to raise a child away from pedo groomers while still being part of "mainstream" society raises the stakes a lot.

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Unknownsailor 7 points ago +7 / -0

All those people who want to move out in the country are setting themselves up to be a target, because if society does collapse like they think it will the survivors of the hellholes that major cities turn into will come out of those cities looking for food, they will be in groups, and they will have absolutely zero compunction about slaughtering you and raping your entire family to take what you have.

When the liberal blue hives collapse, it will be a true lord of the flies environment. Everyone who has morals in the cities will be dead, and so will be the loners. Those who survived will be the most violent and ruthless there is, because that will be what is required to survive.

That means the dissident peoples who want to leave liberal blue hives are going to have to form communities themselves to survive, and I don't see many people talking about that at all.

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joeyjojoshabadoo1 3 points ago +3 / -0

...and I don't see many people talking about that at all.

LOL.

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Ahaus667 6 points ago +7 / -1

There’s a few misconceptions here. If you don’t have basic knowledge on how to run electric and plumbing you’re way behind. Prepping does not mean stockpiling, it means having the knowledge, ability, and supplies to exist off the grid. This means running some wire, learning electrical designs, knowing pipe structures and why you don’t use tin on hot pipes for example. The amount of work that could make you truly self sustainable is something everyone should have been taught if schools actually were competent. This also requires a community, this is why small towns still exist. It’s not like it would be hard to get 5000 people with enough knowledge diversity to fulfill the majority of roles to maintain and adapt if something did happen.

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Ahaus667 5 points ago +5 / -0

I would agree that most YouTube “preppers” are more akin to survivorman than realistic planning. The freedom project and methodical control of a county are the best way to prep so that way you truly have access to natural resources and manpower. It’s a misplaced Hollywoodization of disaster with a natural desire for independence that creates the fuck it I’ll go it alone mentality.

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dionysus2 6 points ago +6 / -0

I donno… just my two cents, but I think it’s easy to get caught up reading all this bullshit about society crumbling and the world ending. During the “pandemic” I was really ready for the world to end as we know it… and it didn’t. Eventually I realized that once you get off the internet and turn off the news, life goes on. I’m in a “liberal shit hole” and honestly besides some people being totally brainwashed, my life is pretty much back to normal. Yea our institutions are crumbling, but we are not going to see Mad Max in our lifetimes. I’ve given up on all this prepped bullshit and I’m just living life. If it happens it happens but I really doubt it will.

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Assassin47 3 points ago +3 / -0

Probably everything just gradually turns into Venezuela.

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norwegianwikin 6 points ago +6 / -0

The really big thing is when the toilets stop flushing. Once that happens millions of people in cities and suburbs will have to start shitting in the streets or their own gardens. How many of them know how to dig a proper latrine and cover it? Cholera, dysentery and typhus all spread rapidly by shit.

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Steampunk_Moustache 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm just going to remind everyone who thinks of moving to somewhere rural; The elites live in the cities.

What you think happens when the supply chain fails: The cities descend into chaos and the people in buttfuck nowhere weather the storm while guarding their property from the chimps spilling out of the urban centers.

What actually happens when the supply chain fails: The military rolls up to the farm and tells the farmer their goods are being taken as a matter of national security. They ship all their food to the city, and leave the rural folk to starve to death. This will happen before people even realize the shortage is coming, unlike a mere price hike, the shortage will not be televised. It be privileged information.

Of course, this is assuming the supply chain fails.

The reality is that nobody knows how shit's going to go down until it actually happens. The collapse is probably not going to look the way any of us expect it to. We all imagine some big event that people are going to be able to mark on a calendar, but such a watershed moment may honestly never come to pass. Instead, you might just see a slow, rotting decline until the United States looks like a giant, spread out version of eastern Europe where everything sucks and everyone is poor, nobody trusts anyone, and there's just a pervasive, perpetual, low-level misery. Nobody starves, but nobody has anything to smile about either.

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Steampunk_Moustache 3 points ago +3 / -0

There's a silver lining - no matter what happens, it will beat the faggotry out of society one way or another.

The current extravaganza of sexual/identity experimentation is something that can only happen when people have their immediate needs taken care of. The second people have to dedicate their entire day just to putting food on the table, they have no more time to navel gaze and imagine being a sexy blue haired anime girl.

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FatalConceit 4 points ago +4 / -0

In Australia Solar Power is ubiquitous. I have a 150w panel I take camping - it charges all my phones,tablets etc - I have a massive library of pirated content that will take years to work through. Electricity, food and water aren't issues for me. But what is , is medicine, especially Insulin. I have 6 month stock pile but after that would rely on trading and if worse comes to worst - theft. The chemists/pharmacies will be the first hit during the apocalypse. Learning Bush Tucker can alleviate some of the problems - like pain relief, wound healing etc . the other thing that is hard to stockpile these days is petrol - you'll need a shelf life additive as they deliberately let it decay nowadays.

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Unknownsailor 4 points ago +4 / -0

Does AU add ethanol to the gas? They do in the US, at 10% rate.

Alcohol is easy enough to denature out, as all you have to do is put the gas into clear containers, and put water in. The water and alcohol will mix in a layer, leaving the pure gas on top.

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kinezumi 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ethanol is an optional mix at most petrol stations here. Generally there's diesel, 2 or 3 grades of petrol, LPG (liquid petroleum gas) and the the 10% ethanol mix.

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Assassin47 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm still trying to convince my wife that we'd be better off in the country in case of emergency. She thinks strength in numbers. (like if you need your neighbor to rescue you from flooding)

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joeyjojoshabadoo1 6 points ago +6 / -0

Has this lady literally ever seen a zombie movie? Or a locked room/escape room/deathtrap movie? The most pertinent verisimilitude you get out of these things is the enduring truth that it's not the circumstances or the environment that are most likely to get you killed, it's by far the other people.

I can't even begin to understand the mindset that lives in this world, and comes to the conclusion that in case of emergency, more people equals better. Numbers just means more people in need of rescuing, more weak links, more fragile psychologies, more mouths to feed, less mobility, more competition, and more chances of being bundled with a psycho- or sociopath.

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Ahaus667 4 points ago +4 / -0

Take her to a small town (5-10k) festival. I can guarantee you she will get more friendly neighbor vibes from the neighbors who live 4 miles apart from there than you would see in any suburb. When people think rural they forget that you actually have to know and associate with your neighbors.

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ernsithe 9 points ago +9 / -0

It is a bit of a bummer when you have a heart attack in your own driveway and there's no one to notice though.

Of course in an urban area no one would care and in a suburb, no one goes/looks outside.

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AbleistSL 2 points ago +2 / -0

My plan is to simply join up with an allied insurgent group so that I can participate in the civil war against the Canadian government, and if that fails then I will just flee if I get rejected or we lose.

Only drawback is that if I am not rejected then I would have likely committed nasty and vile atrocities against the regressive left, globalist conspirators, and government loyalists, meaning I would be a wanted war criminal facing life or even the death penalty and would have to either go into hiding as an illegal immigrant or find a country that will accept me and reject extradition demands.

If we were to win however, my plan is to pardon ourselves of any atrocities that were not committed against innocent civilians and declare all surviving enemies outlaws, terminating their human rights and legal protections and marking them all for death. Accidental civilian deaths will be dealt with in a non interfering manner.

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kinezumi 2 points ago +2 / -0

My own personal idea of escape is quite a literal one: buy a decent-sized catamaran, get enough solar/wind power and batteries as is feasible, then disappear.

Set up a little greenhouse, get some fishing gear and install a watermaker on board. Dock for trade wherever is safe.

One day...