<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>MountainBiker wrote:</div>
yes, the power grid is the weak link, if that goes, well I’ve heard a sheeple say during a minor power cut “its like living in the dark ages”! just imagine how they will feel when it goes off for good. most will not cope and the suicide rate will climb, add in starvation, disease and dehydration and the corpses will soon stack up. maybe I’m looking forward to it, maybe not, but at least it will be different, I have never liked modern life, people have become nasty and rude with no redeeming features and I don’t have anything to do with them, or as little as I have to. sure it will be hell for anyone who lives in a city when the power goes off and the food stops being delivered, but we need a reduction in the population numbers and a clean out of the gene pool, lets get rid of the hangers on, the lazy and the benefit scroungers, post SHTF if people don’t work to survive they don’t survive its as simple as that.if it takes SHTF to accomplish that then so be it.
lonewolf, you clearly have a dim view of people and the world as it now exists and that is your perogative, but know that even if the billions that you don’t think are worthy of living were to meet their demise, that your life will also be decidedly less pleasant as well. Living remotely will not keep refugees from coming your way and it will only take one of them being smarter or luckier than you to take you out too. A simple illness or accident could do it as well when there is no modern medical care available. Come a collapse, luck will matter just as much as skill, fitness, and supplies. Maybe more.
I don’t agree that my life would be less pleasant, if I was someone who cannot live without technology and had to have loads of people around me I would agree with you, I am not, I have always been a solitary person, stood on my own two feet and lived a bit removed from others. most British people will not become refugee’s, they are more likely to have their hands out waiting for the government to provide, we have a saying here it goes “from cradle to grave” that is how much many people rely on government help, in a life changing event they will be helpless. sure a few will roam but a few can be dealt with.within a few days of running out of their meagre food supply most will be too weak to “roam” very far. I agree if your in a city then you’ve probably got a bit of a problem, but further out? not so much.i think I maybe in a unique position here, I don’t see any other Brits on here(although I refer to myself as ENGLISH rather than as a Brit) and I believe the modern UK population will react differently to the average American, I also don’t subscribe to the “golden hoard” theory-as least not in the UK-I think its a good story and might sell a few books(JWRawles springs to mind) but I think it is just that a good story and not based on any fact or facts.