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06-22-2013 09:08 PM

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America’s Death Zones: Where NOT To Be When It Hits the Fan…
By Marc Slavo, SHTFplan.com) – As the potential for a globally destabilizing event becomes ever more probable, many concerned Americans are starting to wonder where they’d go if the worst were to happen.

To help answer that question, we can start by identifying the areas of the country to avoid.

The following map of the United States takes into account all of the gun related deaths since the Sandy Hook school shooting. You’ll likely notice that there is one common denominator. The majority of the violence has occurred in major metropolitan areas, with some incidents spreading into outlying ex-urban and rural areas. As of this writing2,244 people have been killed since December of 2012.

If this is the state of our nation during relative peacetime and perceived prosperity, imagine what it’ll look like in the midst of financial, economic or political turmoil.

Americans living east of the Mississippi River will likely experience the brunt of it. But anyone residing in and around any major U.S. city will, likewise, have a tough road ahead of them.

If you live in one of these red zones, you’d better plan accordingly:

As you may have guessed, the overwhelming factor in determining your chances of survival during a wide-scale regional or national emergency will be population density, a topic that has been extensively covered by Strategic Relocation specialist Joel Skousen:

…every crisis that threatens, even a local crisis, can turn exponential because of close proximity to people who cannot help themselves. Even good people panic in a crisis…

Wherever we find large groups of people, when crisis strikes we will also find the worst that mankind has to offer – rioting, looting, starvation and violence.

Survival expert James Rawles refers to them as the golden horde; the thousands of people who will be desperate for supplies, shelter and safety in the aftermath of a major catastrophe:

…there is just a thin veneer of civilization on our society. What is underneath is not pretty, and it does take much to peel away that veneer. You take your average urbanite or suburbanite and get him excessively cold, wet, tired, hungry and/or thirsty and take away his television, beer, drugs, and other pacifiers, and you will soon seen the savage within. It is like peeling the skin of an onion—remove a couple of layers and it gets very smelly. (Survival Blog)

Given the probability of the United States succumbing to any number of devastating catastrophes that may include an economic collapse, food shortages,pandemic, regional earthquakes, solar storms, or war, there is ample motivation for those with the means to do so to get out of densely populated areas of the country. Likewise, living in locales with close proximity to major thoroughfares such as interstate highway systems could pose a danger as the ‘horde’ evacuates disaster-struck areas.

For many, relocation is not possible because of job requirements or other factors. Thus, those of us who are left with no choice but to remain in populated urban or sub-urban areas, it is strongly recommended that you consider preparedness planning for staying put, or bugging in, during an emergency. It’s not the ideal scenario, but if you plan on hunkering down then you may find it advantageous to have food stores and other long-term supplies, as well as home defense plans. And, should things get so bad that you have to leave your primary residence, be sure to have evacuation plans in place.

The U.S. government is actively preparing to deal with the aftermath of many of the possible crises cited above, namely the civil unrest that will follow. Police and military units are training to deal specifically with urban scenarios because emergency services planners understand that America’s metropolitan death zones will be completely devoid of law & order.

If you’re in one of these areas, and plan on staying during a major crisis, take steps now to prepare for the inevitability of mass chaos.

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#1 posted 06-22-2013 09:47 PM

I disagree,

In the direct aftermath of 9/11, tens of thousands of people calmly “walked” out of the danger zone in Manhattan. Even though there were fears that there may be more crashes, contaminated material in the debris and an overwhelmed public safety apparatus. People shared bottles of water, helped strangers and kept their heads. This happened in one of the most densely populated areas of the country.

The glass is half-full.

BJ

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#2 posted 06-22-2013 10:09 PM

Time and time again people prove that they rise to the occasion. Maybe you’re waiting or the zombie apocalypse. That I can understand. They have good books out to help you prepare. Personally, I don’t believe in zombies. But I do believe in government mind control via microwave transmissions. This could be the beginning of what you’re talking about. Remember how we made those triangular paper hats out of newspaper as kids? It works just as well with tin foil. If I were you I’d make one. You never can tell who’s trying to fry your brain. You seem like the type of person though who may already have one.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 06-22-2013 10:09 PM

Seems like a book and a handgun marketing campaign. Not a very Christian outlook, that’s for sure.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#4 posted 06-22-2013 10:28 PM

Yup, a woodworking forum is the right place to post this.

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#5 posted 06-22-2013 10:35 PM

What a bunch of crap. Then again, what would you expect from the source.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#6 posted 06-22-2013 10:58 PM

If the paranoid wackos are right, then they will be the only ones left after the apocalypse. I would rather not live in such a world.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#7 posted 06-23-2013 05:02 PM

Both A. Huffington and A. Gore are from the same pod. The paralells are amazing…....And both are full of it. J

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#8 posted 06-23-2013 07:15 PM

The US government is most likely the cause of the problem.
Notice how there is so little crime in Wyoming. That is because they have an open carry (firearms) law there.
Commit a violent crime and no telling who might shoot you in self-defense.

~Never under estimate the stupidity of the general public~

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#9 posted 06-23-2013 07:18 PM

Or maybe it is just that Wyoming is the second least densely populated state.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 06-23-2013 07:58 PM

Ha, good point. When the next person is 10 miles away chances are the bullet won’t hit him! Here in So. Maine it’s pretty densely populated. The rest of the state isn’t as much so. We don’t carry firearms and we hardly have any red dots.

Guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people. So, get rid of people with guns.

Actually, i have no issue with guns. I’m from a hunting state. It’s the NRA that lobbies so that nothing about guns can be done in any way. Even common sense things.

If you want to make sure the government doesn’t listen in to your cell phone calls, simply build a phone into a gun. Then it can’t be touched. Switch it to phone mode, put it up to your ear and…....

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 06-23-2013 11:55 PM

Wow, the Governor himself posted here on Lumberjocks.com!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 06-24-2013 12:50 AM

Who’s the governor?

And the post changed. It was delivered in my mailbox as:
“Wow, the Governor himself posted here on Lumberjocks.com. If you post again, can you tell us what it’s really like to be ignorant AND insane?”

How’d that happen? The ignorant and insane would like to know.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 06-24-2013 04:09 AM

The zombies may well win, but not in the way you might think

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#14 posted 06-24-2013 04:32 AM

I think zombies are getting a bad rap.

-- Tom D

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