By Silas Longshot – SurvivoPedia
Let’s start with the usual idea that we’re either preparing for a potential situation (which is what we’re all about here, right?) or you find yourself in the middle of a situation that needs to be addressed as surviving through it.
Pick any terrible event you can imagine where you feel it’s time to head to other places. And think about one alternate way to escape from the city, if any river is close by: rafting for survival.
When There Is No Road To Go
Let’s paint the usual bleak picture. The world economy has crashed or terrorists have knocked down the grid, the Ebola pandemic is totally out of control and Dallas, Pittsburg and Coopersville are under quarantine. Or the current administration has decided to remain in power through martial law.
Think about a grid down scenario. Use the expressway? Forget about it, it’s total gridlock, hundreds of fender benders where hapless people are waiting for the cops to show up to settle the insurance claim information… who will never show up.
Hundreds of unprepared people have sat in the gridlock with their vehicles running and are now out of gas. (If you ever find yourself in a gridlock situation, SHUT OFF your engine unless the traffic actually begins to move. Never mind the weather and your comfort. If it’s hot, roll down the windows. If it’s cold, then put on your jacket or get out your emergency blanket from the trunk.)
These cars will now sit here for months, since there’s no power to operate gas pumps to replace your fuel, nor for the good Samaritans who could bring you some.
The same effect will be happening on streets and roads, particularly where ever there is a natural bottleneck like bridges or underpasses or rivers where the traffic can not get past without the lanes being clear or passable between stalled or wrecked vehicles.
Now, you and your family are down to the most basic of transportation….your feet. You all have your backpacks stuffed with everything you think you may need. You should have made a list of what you really needed and had that packed in these bug out bags months ago. You must remain on high alert at all times during your survival trek….there are hoards of desperate people just like you out there…but they will very likely not be nearly as nice as you are.
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