What would you do?

What Would You DoIt has been six months since the collapse of America. There is no electricity or other utilities. There is no help from the government. The food distribution system shutdown months ago and grocery stores are basically empty building shells. Many folks who couldn’t take care of themselves relocated to massive FEMA Family Care Centers. In the FEMA-FCC’s they provide lodging in tents and basic food to eat. But you also have to work on large-scale infrastructure projects in the large cities scattered around the country like, New York, Los Angels, Chicago, etc.

You and your family had been preppers for the 1-1/2 years prior to the collapse. You got excited about prepping after your best friend shared AHTrimble.com with you one day. You followed the “layers” system of prepping on that website and subsequently you were ready when everything fell apart. You have developed a pretty self-sufficient lifestyle with a close knit group of other preppers. But there is a problem…

Your nearly 1-acre garden is showing signs that someone is coming in at night and stealing some of your crops. large Vegetable Garden for food during disaster, emergency grid-downSince your garden is essential to your family’s survival you are very concerned. Your garden has just really started producing after 5 months of hard work getting it to this point.

Each morning for the last four days you have noticed about the amount of food for one person missing each morning. Nothing else is disturbed or damaged. No large amount of anything is missing just about enough of your garden for one person to eat each day.

You have been looking for tracks but they have been brushing their tracks out to cover any evidence that they have been there. But, this morning you found a single track about 12’ away from the garden…a size 4 or 5 shoe print Shoe Printthat appears to be from a tennis shoe.

What do you do next?



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2 thoughts on “What would you do?

  1. Observe, follow, decide, act. Is this a single child or small adult? Is this a single person or someone scouting/foraging for a group? In any case more knowledge is required, and some action will need to be taken. We are talking survival here, right?

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  2. My question is, if it really is a grid down post apocalypse scenario where you have a MAG type support community, why in the heck do you not have someone on watch at night? ?? You better get someone on it! That said, looks like you have a solitary kid, given shoe size and fact they’re only taking enough for one. Next time they came i would be waiting and I would have a heart to heart chat with them. If I ascertained that they were indeed alone, I would offer them protection and put them on the chore rotation. No chores, deal is off. If we can’t extend our umbrella to”one of these little ones” then maybe we don’t deserve to be one of the survivors. :-/

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