Wherever you may be, at some point, some level of DIP is necessary. It needs to be as low level as possible.
Hopefully just niping the scouts off, but disposal is the real issue, and why wild lands are best if possible. Just don’t drag them down wind from you, or you will have ‘guests’ that make a gangster look friendly. (we had some after a forest fire a few years ago - not good)
posted on 11/20/2012 9:01:21 PM PST
(Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
but disposal is the real issue
Earlier this year, I was processing a feral hog for the kitchen (cooks can do that), and needed to remove the head. For the first time, instead of a knife and bow saw, I used the fancy battery powered reciprocating saw with the big wrecking blade.
It was very quick. Very, very quick.
I stuck the head on a sharp stick to keep it out of the dirt because I wanted to use it in the kitchen..
And then it hit me that perhaps there was a lesson there about advertisement, and disposal.
Long pig should only go to dogs.
To: editor-surveyor; Blueflag; JRandomFreeper
Both BO and DIP have there advantages and disadvantages. Much depends on the cause of the SHTF situation. In prepping there is NO one sizes fits all.
Even a BOL could come under such an attack as described. You never know what a friend of a friend of a neighbor knows.
I believe stealth is always the best plan either defensive or offensive in SHTF. Direct attack with over whelming force will always work though a determined and skilled defender could make it cost his attacker dearly, especially if he takes steps to insure that if over run nothing remains that is salvageable. A few ‘wins’ like that will soon weaken such a band to a point were it breaks up or falls prey to other bands.
posted on 11/20/2012 9:21:01 PM PST
("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
Hopefully just niping the scouts off, but disposal is the real issue, and why wild lands are best if possible.
Oddly, that is something I am having a hard time gaming. FerFal has written a great deal about Argentina and the collapse. I understand his position, but beyond that people must think through the possibilities.
For instance, FerFal has written about the strategy of the abandoned home. In the case of financial collapse this makes a great deal of sense. Easy pickings are homes that looked abandoned. No one is home so therefore let us pick through the rubble.
But what if this is truly the 90 day die off? That is unchartered territory on a global scale. DIP will come into play in WROL. What then?
I am not ex-military, but I have gamed it over many years. I know every inch of my mountainous rural land. I know my weakness and strengths. I have placed signs warning of trespass. Then what?
What if they don't read? I know I will take down quite a few. What then? That is a question that is probably the hardest to answer. I have no illusions. The very best of the best could get through, but why bother? Those are the smart ones. It is the others I have not been able to figure out.
I guess maybe putting away more fuel for the neighbors Kubota is the only option. That is just something that is very hard to envision.
posted on 11/20/2012 9:35:15 PM PST
by PA Engineer
(Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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