Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SBJABOBno6


SBJABOBno6

ANOTHER BUG OUT BOOK

Why Not? Gridlock

 

Supposed “experts” all vainly try to explain what is now common place and ingrained in the American Way Of Life, Road Rage.  Quite simply, this is an actual acknowledgement and reaction to plain old stupidity.  Which is surprising, given how many hours of each day the average American does stupid stuff.  Many folks, done hugging trees, wouldn’t mind engaging in McDonald’s Rage- perpetrating violence against the bobbling bovines who shuffle into the chute of a fast food establishment to get their midday four thousand calorie snack to tide them over until dinner.  I wouldn’t mind starting the trend of Voting Booth Rage, hurting those mindless robots who perpetuate the myth democracy is still legal ( or, at the very least, those thinking they are voting themselves more of my money- but then, I’d have to start PAC Rage ).  Be that as it may, the votes are in ( speaking of voting ) and the public by and large all elect to stay stupid, with the exception of driving.  Oh, they will themselves drive like idiots, but they won’t mind pointing out the flaws in others driving.  To the point of violence.  My point is, everybody, every day, drives in such a retarded unprofessional unsafe manner that there has been a backlash against that, and when mental midgets roam the earth, when they are pretty damn stupid about everything, that is saying something about how bad we drive.

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A favorite activity of invading armies everywhere in World War II was to approach the urban areas and wait for the panicking citizens to all get into their vehicles and promptly jam up all the roadways.  They were then shooting fish in a barrel.  I imagine they got the idea from the War Between The States when the first battle saw a rather undignified retreat from the civilian onlookers who all fled in a panic at the same time when things turned messy- horse apples, wagon wheels and top hats churning asunder.  What is amazing isn’t that history keeps repeating itself- the latest example the hurricanes hitting Texas a few years back when even turning the opposite lanes into exits still didn’t make enough room for hundreds of thousands fleeing- but that no one seems to be paying attention to history or even current behavior.  You DON’T panic and flee with everybody else.  That is just pure “D” stupid.  And even if you flee prior to everyone else, which you might think you are smart enough to do, it only takes one or two other folks thinking the same thing and one of the three of you is going to do something stupid driving and screw up the egress anyway.  People drive stupid every day.  It is their default mode.  Add panic, and you can put money on accidents.  Which roadblock you.  Look how slow things go when there is still one or two lanes open but folks slow to be Lookie-Lou’s.  There aren’t enough roads for the amount of cars we have.  Not even doubling the amount, as shown in Texas, will suffice.  Roads are not a good escape.

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18 comments:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3M46XVfVOU
    In extremis I may shoot cut shells.
    I do not suggest that you shoot cut shells as some say it is dangerous to do so.
    NOTA BENE the shooter mentioned that his shotgun has modified choke. My single barrel 12 is cut to 20" and has no choke.
    At 25 yards offhand using a shotgun with no sights he shot about a 5 inch group.
    Hmmmmmm if I install receiver peep and blade front sight I may shoot surprisingly small groups. I used ShoeGoo to install front sight on an old 22 rifle. It works for me.

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    1. I can see the rubber like glue would be kind of a shock absorber. Never woulda thought of that

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  2. I bet a Monster Truck would enable you to just drive over the traffic gridlock, though. Sorry, just my inner hillbilly thinking out-loud here.

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    1. Just make sure to add a thousand gallon tank to the back- gas guzzlers.

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  3. There are at least 10 marinas chock full of sail boats, if I gotta run.....there be a better route outa here than any damn road.
    On top of that sailboats run on air...leaving you the whole stinking planet. If ya can't flee to anywhere on the planet...might just as well stay home and get wasted....

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    1. Just don't eat the radiated fish ( mmmm, vitamin R )

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    2. Well, actually my real initials after are RAD :)

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    3. I have the same fallback plan here in SC; now, if I only knew how to sail...

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    4. I don't think sailing is hard. Steering and staying off rocks, and not getting swamped, all those pesky details might be an issue

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  4. Lord Bison of the Great Basin and King of Coiffure;

    The conundrum of living in any metro area is the dreaded 11th hour bug out, via road networks. Here in the desert Southwest it isn't any different than in Hurricane Alley. One has only three ways out of town (four if you count the international border) via road network, and rest assured all these routes are surveyed, bracketed and most likely mined to prevent a mass breakout to the rural hinterlands. This is why one should either get out now, before it goes wrong or spend all of one's time plugged into an intelligence net interpreting events and market indicators to time the escape in the 9th as opposed to 11th hour, like everyone else. Fortunately for me, I have pack animals that will do the heavy haulage out of here and have already done the route by foot with one of them, using natural springs along the way. Of course this presumes a Spring, Summer, Autumn event as opposed to Winter when everyone will be equally screwed with the lack of running water.

    Keep keeping it real James!

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    1. You have winter down there? I think your pack animal plan sounds plausable.

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  5. One of the few virtues of my location is that at the corner of the block is about an acre of "City Maintained Property", for those of you who are shaky on the concept of what that means: you'd expect to see Johnny Weissmuller swinging by in a leather diaper. Its the jungle baby! You could hide a USMC platoon in there.
    Simple plan: Leave with my kit and build a hooch(camo tarp & such), drink piss warm Gatorade and chew on Power Bars. Sound like fun? Hell no. Beats winding up in Lord Bison's stew pot.

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    1. Remember, according to the movie The Road, its okay to eat humans as long as you feed them to the dog first, then eat the dog.

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    2. But I like the dogs - its their masters who pull my psycho trigger.

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  6. James, my boy....

    Every day, more and more it seems you no longer have your Survivalist "spark"

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  7. Lord Bison, in one of your e-tomes the issue of bugging out is addressed and you make it very clear that the bicycle is really your only option. Even with a jeep / truck, you'll likely encounter some off-road problem like a river, an office park, or a cliff.

    The are only a few other *decent* solutions that I've thought about:

    1. Using an ATV with a silenced exhaust (that hunters often use) and an attached trailer. This seemed to work pretty well for the survivalist anti-hero in "Collision Course" by David Crawford. Along with some fancy night-vision, this guy had a pretty good plan (riding only at night, mostly on fire trails and in railroad beds). Although the $$$ to put the whole thing together has gotta be $5000+, and then where do you go? To your bug-out-location of course...which is hopefully some junk land that has at best, a cabin; and at worse, a patch of dirt with a small grove of trees.

    2. One suggestion you had in one of your e-tomes was to be nomadic herder of sorts. I figure with a super fuel-efficient tow vehicle and a trailer (along with a lot of caches) you could make some hay. You opt to never go close to big cities and stay a bit under the radar, cruising around rural areas only. But, of course, you'll need to be extremely charismatic so as to endear yourself to all the fine rural people you come across. And of course you'll need fuel too! Still, I like this air-conditioned gypsy vision the best.

    3. Denounce bugging out as 'for the birds' and instead be a hardcore bug-in guy to your dying breath. This is my plan right now. Admittedly, there are not a lot of options. I'm blessed to have recently moved to a city that has been voted #1 "as least likely to be impacted by a natural disaster".

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    1. We need to find a city voted "least likely to be burned to the ground in riots caused by economic collapse, or failing that least likely to be hit with an asteroid"

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