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Power cuts, internet outages, mild inconvenience to your daily lives - how did you cope? Tell us your tales of pointless panic buying and hiding under the stairs.

thanks, ringofyre

(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 14:15)
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In my lifetime I've met a few people...
...Who are the sort who pray for some kind of Apocalypse.
Why? Thinking about it, the first thing that will go (after power) will be Water, No clean water running out of the taps, no water to wash with, no water to flush the crapper.
So along with everything else to contend with welcome back diseases like cholera and typhiod.
Then a loss of fuel, Not only resulting in a Mad Max style scramble for the last few liters. The survivors worlds will suddenly become a lot smaller.
Communication, either destroyed or under the control of feudal warlords. So no more internet/mobile phones/bbm. Want to know whats happening in whats left of London? Then be prepared to wait three months for a bit of propoganda.
Food-No more supermarkets, The few may have stockpiled food will be allright for a few months but then what? Farming, its not as easy as it looks ,even less so without any diesil for the tractor. Plus many farmers are the only ones in the UK armed and know how to use their shotguns, used to dispaching vermin they would be the first to see a starving investment consulatant as vermin of the 2 legged variety.
Orginisation? A section of soceity used to dealing in voilence, communicating off grid and with a rigid hierachy. Welcome to life under the rule of Criminal Gangs.

The world in wich we live may not be prefect. But for everyone with 24 tins of beans in the cupboard and a hunting knife in their bug out bag....You think life is hard now. Under Apocalyse conditions you will be the first to fall.

Day of the Triffids was written 60 years ago, still holds up as one of the great apocalypse stories.
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 17:04, 5 replies)
We don't see them as vermin
They're perfectly good fertiliser. Lot of nitrates in a dead body, just waiting to fertilise the soil.
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 19:23, closed)
Rapture Ready
The people who pray for the apocalypse all believe that they personally won't experience it.
(, Tue 19 Jun 2012, 21:38, closed)
Even if you make it.
Dentistry. At home. With pliers and no anesthetic. See also gangrene and minor cuts and scrapes leading to septicaemia.
See also people who have never used an axe chop bits off themselves and die.
I can't fucking wait.
(, Wed 20 Jun 2012, 2:29, closed)
On the bright side
with bugger all sugar in what passes for a food supply chain, there will be little need for dentistry.
(, Wed 20 Jun 2012, 13:33, closed)
spelling and grammar. They'll fall too.
(, Wed 20 Jun 2012, 14:06, closed)

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