I'll start a new thread for each scenario so each scenario gets its own venue and members who join in late don't get lost in the conversation.
Scenario two goes as follows:
During a nationwide economic collapse, urban centers have become battlegrounds between looters, criminals, anarchists, governmental agencies, and law enforcement. Roadways are a tangled mess of vehicles from people trying to flee the cities and towns, and roving bands of outlaws are looking for any opportunity to attack, murder, rob, and rape people trying to travel. Choose any of these reasons, or come up with whatever reason you need, but you have made the decision to bug in, to stay at home. There is an ever-present threat of looters and other criminals trying to come into homes, but so far they haven't tried to take what you have yet.
How long are you physically able to stay at your current residence and be able to sustain yourself? How much food, water, and other supplies do you actually have on hand right now? If you have a medical condition, how many days' weeks' or months' worth of prescription medication do you have right now? What do you have in terms of weapons and ammo right now? What plan do you have for securing your home and defending yourself in case of an attack by a group of eight to ten armed criminals?
Another administrative note for these scenarios; I understand this is open-source internet and anybody can join and monitor the conversation, so I am in no way asking for exact counts or plans. If you wish to keep some items or plans to yourself, as I do, then by all means do so, but be realistic with your answers and only discuss what you have in your residence right now, not what you're buying tomorrow, not what you would go get if the world went to shit, only what is actually on hand.
"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
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