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Survival means a lot of different things to different people. SHTF, WROL, etc can take many forms.

so what is my take on survival?

  1. stay flexible
    1. bug in
    2. bug out in vehicle
    3. bug out on foot
  2. invest in good gear, including food stuffs
    1. no such thing as too much food
    2. no such thing as too much ammo
    3. have quality clothing
    4. have well maintained weapons
    5. do not start out crippled
    6. be prepared to leave stuff behind if needed. (cache if possible)
    7. have a means for securing potable water
    8. have first aid gear, including clotting agents - know how to use it.
  3. calm rational thinking
    1. what is the nature of the situation - is it short term or long term?
    2. how is it distributed - local / regional / global
    3. how does it affect me - now, in the near future, long term
    4. what are my options for action?
      1. how does delaying action affect me
      2. how does immediate action affect me
    5. do I need to take additional steps?
  4. constant vigilance
    1. know what's going on around you
    2. try to have big picture awareness if possible
    3. sentry / look outs may be required
  5. reevaluate the situation regularly
    1. what has changed, and why?
    2. are things better or worse?
  6. don't be afraid to change plans - see point 1
  7. maintain a low profile, but don't be afraid to help others when warranted
  8. know the area
    1. have good up to date maps
    2. have several routes to leave in each direction
    3. be prepared to avoid roads - cross country travel may be required
    4. have compasses to use with the maps.
  9. Use terrain to your advantage if you have to bug out.
    1. choose defendable locations for stopping
    2. use terrain to hide you from causal observation
    3. use terrain to eliminate lazy threats
none of the above requires any specific scenario, not to mention that the scenarios can evolve and multiple things can happen at once. There is a difference between surviving and thriving. I will start out intending to thrive.

as in all things, your mileage may vary.
 

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In reality there are many questions to consider, there is also no "one stop shopping" particularly in your choice of firearms. Decisions made are individual ones, what works in Florida, won't necessarily work in Alaska. You brought up a number of excellent items for consideration.
 
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Something to add.
On #3 Calm rational thinking.
I hope someone for his and his wife and stepkid(s?) sake he's more rational than he comes across here.
And we know who that is.
Especially when dealing with others in the community. Being considered and treated like a pariah will be totally different once the law goes away.
In looking at countries that are either Socialist or on the crazy train towards it
Criminal types forget that it's not always the law protecting the public from criminals
But the law protecting criminals from the public.
 

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In a truly WROL scenario, all bets are off, on both sides, bad guys and those just trying to make a decent living for there family. It is time that someone looked at reality and realized that survival in that case depends on his behavior at the time.
 

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In reality there are many questions to consider, there is also no "one stop shopping" particularly in your choice of firearms. Decisions made are individual ones, what works in Florida, won't necessarily work in Alaska. You brought up a number of excellent items for consideration.
if your gun and load wont work anywhere, it's not waf. Basically, what's deficient is YOU.
 

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Melvin if you have worked with your firearm, during all 4 seasons of the geographical location that your in, it shouldn't stop working. The old saying goes "proper preparation and planning prevent piss poor performance". Do you notice the the work fantasy is NOT included in the "7P" Principle?
 
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If I could have gotten out when it was -25F here I'd have taken a few firearms up to the Crowder Conservation Range and tried them out then.
The Calvin and Hobbes Range hadn't reopened yet.
 
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