What animal are you?
In my opinion, there are many types of strategies or mindsets, to survive the end of law and order, these are my observations on what I have heard and seen people doing and discussing what they will or would do when SHTF.
Loners in remote area’s who prepare and store for times of need, they have the means to defend what they store, but are often hunted because they threaten the safety of those around them and have lots of “fat” for those who need food, Bears would include those who store and prepare through storage, but don’t farm. Those that prepare to go underground physically or figuratively and ride out a catastrophe. They will start scavenging from those who have prepared when times get tough.
The Wolf or wild dogs
The wolf starts hunting alone and then progresses to hunting in packs when times are tough, they scavenge and eat anything, take down prey larger then themselves when working as a team, they make their way, preying on others weakness. They don’t really prepare for “Winter”, they are opportunistic and prey on the weaker, until a lack of weaker ones drives them together to form a pack. They do not go “underground” but rather roam large areas of territory. Raiders are often wolves.
Stores food and hibernates till the “Winter” is over , many preppers are Squirrels hiding caches everywhere for ”Winter”, not worrying about if one or two get discovered and raided as they have many well hidden caches. They do not bother defending their caches. They do farm by planting acorns and other seeds, often inadvertently, when forgetting where a cache is.
Stays out of sight, hunts and stores what it kills for a rainy day.
Leopards , any hunter in Africa will tell you, are very elusive , they are very well hidden and they take prey many times their size but are also opportunistic, and will take the weakest in a heard, they then kill and store the kill in a tree, out of the reach of other bigger predators, like lions.
Leopards stay safe by obscurity.
Lives in the city off of what is left behind, they don’t prepare and will be the first to jump off a sinking ship, they have no organization but will self organize when things get bad for them and for a colony. Rats stay in the city as long as its safe.
Works together and farms, scavenging and trading with other ants, re-establishing their own society and colonizing other areas for food and resources, fighting those who oppose them as a team, doing this all from underground they have common goals and work together towards them. Ants are very successful at surviving and will scavenge pretty much anything and recycle it; some ants also farm and grow mushrooms as food.
In my opinion finding the right strategy for YOU is more important than finding the “right” strategy, each person will need to pick what they believe will work best for him/her in the situation they find themselves in.
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