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Posted: 11/25/2003 6:54:42 AM EST
Recently, there has been a bunch of threads discussing SHTF and what happens after and how we are going to deal with it and if it will ever really happen.....it got me to thinking.

I got to thinking what was the trigger that would set in motion your personal SHTF scenario?

Mine would be the limitation of avaliable food stuffs in our city.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:04:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:05:46 AM EST
In my area it would be loss of power forcing the suburanittes grocery store closures, and coffee houses. The locals would survive fine but the "natives" would start to get restless. Especially down in the "big sleazy". It would become a third world country down there.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:06:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:07:33 AM EST
2 days without any cigarettes or sex.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:08:53 AM EST
WMD... depending on where it was detonated. 03Mav
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:15:11 AM EST
The voices in my head will let me know the time is at hand. [>:/]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:15:25 AM EST
If the dumbass Teamsters stopped delivering beer to the local stores...! [url=http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20031125-9999_1n25consume.html]UNIONS SUCK...![/url]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:18:08 AM EST
IMHO, serious attack on the nation's food supply. I'll enjoy watching the vegans/vegetarians & non-hunters writhe in starvation agony, as I munch on venison, quail, etc.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:20:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: 'Door to Door' weapon and ammo confiscation! You know where to find me, [b]wiggy762[/b]! At 'the Alamo' in Foard County! [:D] Remember to bring some female 'DNA' when you come! We will need all the DNA we can get to start over! Eric The(AndThePrettierTheDNA,TheBetter)Hun[>]:)]
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You know it. I will have Margie in tow and will try to get a few more....ahem 'provisions' for my friends at the Alamo North.[:D]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:37:00 AM EST
When the sheeple stop going to work out of fear and the economy begines its collapse. The preceding event that causes that to happen could be any number of things. The folks that havent prepared will start to get "restless" and hungry. When they cant get to the Piggly Wiggly for their dinner and they coming looking for my food and water. [Bush1]Mmmm, wouldnt do it. Wouldnt be prudent.[/Bush1]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:53:36 AM EST
I'm sure when the time is right, my wife will finally visit my vacation choice of preference. I have a key. TXL And I'll bring some tequila this time ETH.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:01:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By mcgredo: Zombies.
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+1 for zombies. think about it! it would be a hoot. zombie hunting in hollywood. man, that would be cool.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:10:46 AM EST
Probably when some terrorists strike us on our own soil and kill thousands. Or when the Feds surround and storm a compound full of civilian women and children resulting in their deaths. Or when Fed, state and local governments start taking private property when it suits their needs. Or when communist legislators restrict my 2nd Ammendment rights to the point of absurdity and then tax me more and more to pay for entitlement programs and regulate my life in every aspect. Or when lawyers and judges take said laws and regulations and make then even more restrictive and nightmarish. Or when... Er... wait a minute... I guess maybe after the next time I am assaulted, regulated, restricted, and represented. Or the next time. or the next time after that. Or maybe the next time after that. Or maybe I'll just wait until I see the bright flash and mushroom cloud.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:11:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/25/2003 8:14:18 AM EST by underdog75]
Total economic meltdown..followed by widespread riots/looting....Loss of primary and backup power grids...Total shutdown of all "support" elements ie. Fire,police..etc...Deployment of National gaurd/Martial law.....Or some brain eating zombies would do the trick!..[:)]...UNDERDOG *edited to add:This may be a TEOTWAWKI moment instead of an plain ole SHTF...I get them so confused
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:13:35 AM EST
When the Feds go to "Red" on the new threat system.Due to the little discussed issue of the Constitution being suspended when this happens.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:13:54 AM EST
When the Red Sox win the World Series.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:17:50 AM EST
freedom is under the tomato patch.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:21:00 AM EST
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally Posted By mcgredo: Zombies. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Bart]Dad, you shot zombie Flanders[/Bart] [Homer]He was a zombie?[/Homer] When someone runs out of food and decides they need mine. Or when I run out and decide I need the food of an unarmed liberal.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:22:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: 2 days without any cigarettes or sex.
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You could always get one of those plastic pigs from Castle Arms..then wear a smokers patch, that oughta get you through. [LOL]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:37:49 AM EST
You all are very reactive, instead of pro-active. Thats why you will die. Sad to say.
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Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:51:20 AM EST
I'll say that if Welfare was to go under and no more checks went out that the "have nots" would want what the "haves" have and that would do it. If that makes sence. Danny
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:53:55 AM EST
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[B]Wing Attack, Plan "R"..."R for Romeo".[/b]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:02:04 AM EST
When martial law is declared...
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:11:08 AM EST
Well said ETH. Do you know who wrote the poem by the same name? I can't remember but I would like to know. 96Ag
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:16:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By 96Ag: Well said ETH. Do you know who wrote the poem by the same name? I can't remember but I would like to know. 96Ag
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Ditto,..And a translation for us non-educated folk...Please Eric(The translator)Hun
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:17:52 AM EST
When my dog tells me it's time. I mean, *seriously* tells me it's time, not just screwing around like he usually does. He usually waits 'til around 0330 - "Keith! Hurry! It's time! They're coming!" - but always falls out laughing before I can finish the detonation sequence. Yeah, real funny, Tucker. Stupid dog.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:25:55 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:36:09 AM EST
Running out of TP
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:42:22 AM EST
I think it will start with some unexpected event, so unthinkable, so remote, that it would signify the unravelling of society as we know it. Like a meteor crashing into one of the oceans, or Mount Everest erupting in a cataclysmic geological belch, or someone as clean-living as Glen Campbell getting arrested, uh oh...
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 9:49:55 AM EST
It has already started, having to register your assault weapons in California. Homeland security(the way around our constitution). It's all bad.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 11:02:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Originally Posted By LWilde: [B]Wing Attack, Plan "R"..."R for Romeo".[/b]
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I see you are a fan of [b]Dr. Strangelove[/b]! As am I! Eric The(PurityOfEssence)Hun[>]:)]
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Why yes...I am. It takes a special man with a seriously warped psyche to be able to interpret the insane comedy of Kubrick. [b]"Mr. President, we must not allow...a mine shaft gap!"[/b]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 11:32:30 AM EST
When my 18 year old comes in and says he has a job.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 11:45:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 11:57:59 AM EST
When the Jehovah's Witnesses tell me it is. Bilster
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 12:56:15 PM EST
When Guinness closes.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 12:56:36 PM EST
Reminded me of a quote from Scott Adams, creator of the 'Dilbert' comic strip. When asked what he planned to do for Y2K he said: "I plan to hoard guns and ammo instead of food and money so that I can take all the food and money I want from the people who don't quite grasp the collapse of society concept"
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 1:54:03 PM EST
i guess it would be when my supply of heroin dries up, that would cause me to grab a gun and rob the nearest.....................................................................................................................................[:|]
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 2:09:25 PM EST
When [b]Imbroglio[/b] posts "I told you so."
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 4:40:16 PM EST
When Al Gore flip flops and become GWBushes greatest supporter.As well as "....you understand,Mandrake....I enjoy the company of women,but I do deny them my essence." "In ice cream,Mandrake.....for god's sake...Childrens ice cream."POE...?OPE...?EOP...?We'll meet again...don't know how,down't know when....
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 5:16:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By LWilde: [B]Wing Attack, Plan "R"..."R for Romeo".[/b]
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'Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones. You sure you got today's codes?'
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 5:21:48 PM EST
What ever sends enough other people with me, the event doesnt matter. I just want for it to go to hell, so I dont have to deal with the things I do now. I just want to have to deal with my survival and doing what ever I have to take down my enemy even if its at the cost of my own life.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:10:37 PM EST
When the military envokes marshal law which effectivly throws the constitution into the trash.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:15:20 PM EST
trust me you will know when it happens.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:44:34 PM EST
Last week during the wind storms, our power went out for about 12 hours. I was just about to get medieval on the neighbors, eyeing up anything they had that I might need, when the lights came on. So I guess I'm not too far from my SHTF scenario.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:52:43 PM EST
During the LA riots I spent 3 nights on a rooftop protecting a family members warehouse. Didn't see a cop until late in the 2nd day. We took fire several times and returned fire on 2 occasions. Like someone has already said, You will know it when it happens!
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:57:36 PM EST
When the constitution is thrown out in favor of a military junta run by Tommy Franks. Volcanoes, hurricanes, and WMD's be damned, when some asshole declares himself emperor and suspends the constitution you won't find me on the internet. You won't find me at all.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:03:04 PM EST
When local law enforcement loses it ability to enforce the law.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:03:17 PM EST
I think when people actually don't move from wherever they are located. When people's fears overwhelm their sense of curiousity, its SHTF in my book. I'm just the dumbass that will run to the SHTF triggering event. Well, atleast last time.
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