Worst places to be when TSHTF

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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

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Post by Gothboy » Tue May 07, 2013 6:15 am

Or maybe "the guy behind the counter at the gun shop" when the worlds coming to an end.
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Rambo Moe » Wed May 08, 2013 2:22 am

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Post by 74 or more » Wed May 08, 2013 6:12 am

Rambo Moe wrote:A Nickleback concert.
it's "worst place to be when SHTF" not just "the worst place to be" :lol:
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Bedsit Bob » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:16 am

Adrift in a lifeboat.

Getting anything (fresh water, food, shelter, etc.) is going to be harder there, than pretty much anywhere on dry land.
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Sins » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:11 am

Pelagius wrote: Worse places to be when TSHTF
In front of the fan

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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by 3Fingas » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:42 pm

Rambo Moe wrote:A Nickleback concert.
I think being at a Justin Bieber concert would be worse, but the former only differs from the latter in degree of "craptasticalness".
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Post by ZuluZK » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:54 pm

Ableto wrote:
Or stuck on the toilet after eating2 bran muffins and drinking 5 cups of coffee.
Sounds like you might be supplying the S that HTF.
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by ACrusaderA » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:58 pm

#1 WORST SPOT
Hospital
If you are at the hospital it's probably for a handful of reasons
1 - You are injured/sick and are stuck there, most likely gimped and at a disadvantage, in which case kiss your a** goodbye
2 - You are visiting someone that is sick or injured in which case look at case A/B
A - The person is class F, no use, very old or very young and is a drain on resources for the time being, most likely going to become bait.
B - A usable person that was there for observation or something small.
Most of these situation will end badly purely because a hospital is most likely going to become ground zero for devastation, the sick and weak combined with an influx of injured and infected will mean the entire area becomes a white zone for the next few decades.
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:11 pm

3Fingas wrote:
Rambo Moe wrote:A Nickleback concert.
I think being at a Justin Bieber concert would be worse, but the former only differs from the latter in degree of "craptasticalness".
I think being at a Justin Bieber concert would be the SHTF event.
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Post by roOism » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:57 pm

Mr. E. Monkey wrote:
3Fingas wrote:
Rambo Moe wrote:A Nickleback concert.
I think being at a Justin Bieber concert would be worse, but the former only differs from the latter in degree of "craptasticalness".
I think being at a Justin Bieber concert would be the SHTF event.
Rage zombies? Beeb fans? Noticeable difference?
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:59 pm

Annoyance factor, mostly.

zombies: oh no, they're killing me!
bieblets: oh, I wish someone would kill me.

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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Mikeyboy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:49 am

Gothboy wrote:Or maybe "the guy behind the counter at the gun shop" when the worlds coming to an end.
After two previous gun and ammo panics, they will probably be use to it by now.

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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Lycosa » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:33 pm

IN FRONT OF THE FAN!!!! :roll:
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Zimmy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:43 pm

Manning a police barricade.

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Post by A.O. » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:48 am

When SHTF... colorado would be the worst place,, actually, anytime.. colorado is the worst place!
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Post by dpurgert » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:56 am

Bed -- because, getting out of bed always sucks 8-)
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Shini » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:21 pm

Busy places, or places that have the risk of becoming overcrowded when SHTF.

* Hospitals (even if your hospital isn't full, a lot of people will probably flee there, at least in this area)
* Class (aulas in universities, class rooms in normal schools)
* Out in the open (middle of the street, in a warehouse, supermarket...)

My best place to be in would be at home or in my room in the city, from where I could assess the situation and decided to either bug in or out.

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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by strm_trpr » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:06 am

A water park:

You are surrounded by unprepared people and you are probably not very prepared.
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Barnabus » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:32 pm

ausher wrote:In jail...
often thought of that situation. Cops get called out for a 'riot' while you are in the holding tank, and no one comes back. The office staff , fearful for their families, leave to get to them. You and any other people arrested that day are left to starve, or die of dehydration.
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by Apathy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:38 pm

T_Town_Prepper wrote:Interesting topic, but what type of SHTF scenario are you talking about? Economic colapse, zombie apocolypse, some viral pandemic?

One of the places I would hate to be in any SHTF situation, would be Wal Mart. :D
Viral pandemic: hospital, mega church, and a rehab center for the not so rich and famous.

Zombie apocalypse: hospital, London, Chicago, LA, and the underground facility that developed the zombie virus.

Economic collapse: traveling anywhere more than 50 miles from home\BOL, in a sinking ship cause no one is going to come and save you if there is mass panic flooding the streets, on Wall Street wearing a business suit. between having to doge the investors throwing themselves out the window Black Friday style, and evading the wannabe revolutionist death squads of former collage students who's debts drove them to insanity. You are going to have a hard time getting home. Plus chances are you don't have a ccw for New York
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Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

Post by tedbeau » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:30 am

Teqnikal wrote:There is going to be some build up to *most* End of the World/Apocalyptic type situations. Viral pandemics/zombie outbreaks don't just hit 100 million people across the world in one day. The end of the world most likely will not just happen all of the sudden. Even a worldwide nuclear event would have some pre-cursors. Thing like the Black Plague and genocides of entire peoples were localized apocalypses. Hell, the Spanish flu was a worldwide apocalypse; things just don't go bad overnight.
But let's say they do. The worst place to be would be, living on planet earth. Everything is going to suck for a loooooong fucking time. An event like that is going to send us back about 2000 years. The best and worst of humanity will be seen. Think of the worst thing that someone has done to you, the most disgusting and vile thing ever, the thing that you cannot find it in your heart to forgive them for, now imagine that that is happening all day to everyone on the planet 24 hours a day.
I don't think anyone can be prepared for that. I think most TSHTF scenarios are localized emergencies, either man made or natural. That's really what we're preparing for right?
I was going to comment that "no, I really am preparing for the end of the world, but your right, things like a planet killer asteroid, or the sun going mega solar flare, there isn't much we could do about it. In must other scenarios though if we manage to survive the "event" then hopefully we are prepped to survive the recovery.

To reply to the OP's original question, I don't want to be far from my family and my supplies when the SHTF. I have a Get Home Bag that would help me but I would still have to make sure all the family members made it home also so then the decision is go home, or go rescue them. Depending on the event there may not be phone service so there are unknowns. I really should try to work out emergency plans and meeting places but there are just so many possibilities to contend with.

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