corona virus: leave town and go to the woods a bit (1 Viewer)

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i know i can survive out my truck for a month easy. thinking about ditching oakland and taking off to the woods, sooner than later. maybe grab one the camping fresh water mabobbers. i learned the art of preserving food cuase i would also bulk buy on ebt in my county before taking off for ~3months at a time.

hmmmmm
 
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God damnnnn, i got no EBT for 2 more weeks. i'm thinking the same thing you are, but i just don't have enough resources for it. i'll die before being quarantined with no smoke or food.
 

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I think going all Survivorman might be a bit of an overreaction.
 

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The biggest threat here is stores closing/running out of supplies. It's going to get worse. Everything besides grocery stores, Pharmacies, and gas stations will be closing indefinitely in Flagstaff at 8 PM tonight.

BNSF says on its website that intermodal traffic has been cut in half from 3 weeks ago. So trains might not be an option.

The virus itself isint really dangerous, it's the response to stop the spread of it, which is being INCREDIBLY poorly handled by the jackasses-in-charge.

If you go too far away from a community with resources and the country shuts down travel completely, and you run out of supplies, you are kinda fucked.

It is possible, if this gets really bad, the federal government could institute a mandatory quarantine that bans travel and most domestic shipping.
 
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will BLM land be full of evacuees?
the local streams will surely get shat in.
i have a couple buddies with land far out from town/city, i should hit them up about hanging out in a corner of their property
 

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will BLM land be full of evacuees?
the local streams will surely get shat in.
i have a couple buddies with land far out from town/city, i should hit them up about hanging out in a corner of their property
This really isint that type of situation, running away from society isint really going to help, unless there is some sort civil unrest due to lack of basic necessities. I severely doubt that is going to happen.

It would be a good time for a vacation, though, for a couple weeks. The problem with that idea though is that there is a good chance you are already exposed, because this virus has been confirmed airborne, and there is an incubation stage with no symptoms. In which you are the most contagious. Once you start getting really sick, you are beyond the contagious stages, if this resembles the other strains of the flu.

My point is, if you are out in the middle of nowhere, get sick, have complications due to the severe respiratory symptoms of this specific disease, and csnt get yourself to medical care, quicky, you could be in real trouble.

In my opinion, the best thing to be would be to live life normally, be able to seek medical care if nessisary, stock up on goods in case international/domestic shipping shuts down for a while (month of so), and take precautions to avoid contracting the virus, or potentially spreading it to venerable populations (the elderly, people with autoimmune disorders, and infants).

Yet again, if you look at how this has progressed in other countries, we are in the very beginning stages, and it is going to get worse before it gets better.
 

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I'm ready. Got at least a month or twos worth of food at my place. Big garden and chickens. Rifle/shotgun/fishin pole. I know where to get grouse on the mountain up behind my house (also a spring for water I found up there)....hell lots of coyotes around, I'd eat em if it came to it. Lots of bass in a pond down the road aways...easy to catch. Trout and salmon in the river. Laughing at all the people hoarding up on toilet paper....have you people never heard of using leaves and moss?????
 
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The biggest threat here is stores closing/running out of supplies. It's going to get worse. Everything besides grocery stores, Pharmacies, and gas stations will be closing indefinitely in Flagstaff at 8 PM tonight.

BNSF says on its website that intermodal traffic has been cut in half from 3 weeks ago. So trains might not be an option.

The virus itself isint really dangerous, it's the response to stop the spread of it, which is being INCREDIBLY poorly handled by the jackasses-in-charge.

If you go too far away from a community with resources and the country shuts down travel completely, and you run out of supplies, you are kinda fucked.

It is possible, if this gets really bad, the federal government could institute a mandatory quarantine that bans travel and most domestic shipping.
Damn I've been relying on the idea of being able to escape lockdowns by riding freight. Could you post the source? Are all the railroad companies cutting back?
 

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Rail is still going to be an option, but intermodal shipping has been cut down/stopped in many countries, including ours. I wouldnt count on alot of international IMs. Still lots of traffic on the transcon, but I've only see domestic containers.
 
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"This really isint that type of situation, running away from society isint really going to help, unless there is some sort civil unrest due to lack of basic necessities. I severely doubt that is going to happen."

the purpose will be to quarentine before it really definitly breaks out here. like 30known cases here so probably 300ppl infected, maybe even 3000? odds are i dont have it and i dont want to be on the front line when it gets here.

isolate, slow the spread. i plan on distancing myself from others and just camping in the corner of my buddies property, he has water

otherwise im downtown oakland living with 5other people, one who is still working serving food.
 
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iamwhatiam totally get it:

Rifle/Shotgun/Fishing pole.

Only thing I am adding is cases of Guinness Pub Draught.
 
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Hold on friend, this still hasn't kicked in yet...... wait till June rolls around, numbers will be comparable to what's happening over seas right now.
 
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That's actually a good question.

I am told that everyone is getting a check for $1000.00 from the U.S. Govt to help the cause.....
I would hope folks can get on unemployment if need be....

But your situation, friend - I do not have an answer for you.
 

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I'm pretty sure it is state to state at this point.

Montana governor Steve Bullock signed a bill that would drop some of the requirements to qualify.

Like you don't have to actively look for work/how many hours you can work and still be able to qualify for benefits.
 
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My mother, who is getting quite old... would often talk about life in Germany after World War II, and what 5 years of hard starvation was like during and after the war, and she sometimes would wonder how people today would cope with such a thing...

Well, I'm just reading now that the virus people are expecting this pandemic to last 18 months here in the States, which will be devastating, since everything here is based on the almighty dollar.

In times like this, this is when you want to have good hunting/trapping/and fishing skills. along with living in a remote area - because once the shit hits the fan, the metropolitan areas will become literal war zones.

What we are about to experience now is not going to be that much different from life in eastern Europe was like a little over a 100 years ago.

I do hope I am wrong, but I got a real bad feeling about this.
 

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I'm lucky insofar as I'm both in Canada and living off grid is what I do. I've got at least 2 months of food in my rig, water filters, and lots of places to camp. I'll just head out and not come in contact with a bunch of people.
 

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My mother, who is getting quite old... would often talk about life in Germany after World War II, and what 5 years of hard starvation was like during and after the war, and she sometimes would wonder how people today would cope with such a thing...
I really wish they'd put more emphasis on things like learning how to grow your own food, for curriculum in schools. That's a damn important skill set to learn for if shit really hits the fan one day.

I love the middle school I went to in Alaska. Every year, as part of the credit towards your Science Final grade, the whole 8th grade class goes on an almost 3 day long survival trip where you are only allowed to bring a sleeping bag and whatever you could fit in a coffee can. Ask anyone who went to that school what the highlight of their school years there was, and they will say the Survival Trip! Those are the kinds of courses we need more of in schools IMO
 

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Just lost my job in Portland and thinking of doing the same ~ heard it's worse down there right now. We just shut down all the bars and restaurants, but people seem to be otherwise behaving normally. Not sure where I'd go through. I don't know what the roads look like going south through California right now.
 

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