"I thought I might post this info for your reading enjoyment. It is a
series of articles and Q/A sessions from a poster named "FerFal".
"He was a student in Argentina during their economic collapse. He has
some very good insights into what life is like during a catastrophe.
Particularly an economic catastrophe.
"It's a long read, but VERY worth it in my opinion.
"I will post the first segment, and if there is interest then I will post the others. There are 7 parts in total.
"All credit goes to FerFal and the other posters who comprise this series."
back I wondered how post USA would handle a 1930's style economic
collapse? We were then a nation influenced by the Judeo-Christian
ethic. School children said the Pledge of Allegiance, recited The Lord's Prayer, and read a Bible passage before classes began. Public school
children. A subliminal message, to we with no such home experience, that society observed a natural law. We were law abiding.
This may very well be the answer; a terrific read in any event. Thanks to Linda SoG for the tip.
(excerpt) There are no “bandit’s law” anymore. One used to
hear people talk about “You shouldn’t resist a robbery, give them what
they want and they’ll go away”. That holds true no more. These guys are
under the influence of drugs, epoxy glue, or just hate your guts so
much, because you have a better life than they ever dreamed of, because
they were abused since the day they were born, that they will hurt and
humiliate you as much as they can. Letting a criminal inside you house
almost guaranties you that he will rape/beat/ torture and abuse whoever
they find inside.
I personally drew a line a few years ago and decided, after one long,
serious conversation with my wife; that no one would be allowed inside
the house, no matter what. We figured that there are worse things than
death. Having decided that, I make sure I always have a weapon on me.
They’ll have to pay dearly for my life, plus interests.
By far, the most dangerous moment of the day, is when I (or my wife)
leave/enter my house. A solid, secure house cannot be broken in easily,
so criminals wait until you are standing in front of the door with the
keys on your hand to jump you. This is why we are extra alert when
approaching our house, looking all around us and if we see anything
strange, we keep walking around the block or keep on driving. No door
is ever opened when there is a strange person around. Whenever someone
knocks on our door (and we don’t know him/her), they are answered from
a second story window. Criminals sometimes disguise as electric company
guys or something like that, saying that they have to fix something.
NO! If there is something to be fixed they can fix it on the sidewalk.
Anything inside your house is your responsibility and the company is
not going to fix it for you. Either way, it’s always better to play it
safe, Better to be rude than dead.
On the car/driving issue, that calls for an entire post dedicated to
SHTF driving. For now I’ll just say that windows and doors have to be
closed at all times, a weapon must be within arms reach, and that stop
signs and traffic lights have a whole new meaning once TSHTF. If your
country ever falls as mine did, you’ll remember me whenever you see a
traffic light. You never stop at a red lights or stop sign unless there
is traffic, especially at night. [read]