Originally Posted by seawind
Interesting that the low population is mention as a plus and yet we see posts from people wanting to get together. As I mention in another post it took a "tribe" for the Indians to survive in that climate. It only makes sense that the "smart" people sense the need to gather together.
IMHO in a Major SHTF the die off will be great, of course you have to make it through the die off to get the benefit. I'm sure there will be migrations south from the deep cold areas but the number will be small as the result of the preceeding die off.
People talk of the isolation as a good thing. Yet I wonder how many have really experienced long prolonged isolation. Being snowed in for months with no outside contact. I wonder what the response would be for some, if come spring they find their truck/cars ect don't run and they are looking at a 50+ mile hike into town. Isolation can be just as much a killer as climate.
Not saying it can't be done. Some people thrive in such situations. I'm think of the "average" pepper in an apt. or the suburbs.
Low population and isolation is a plus...but all of use here are talking about being part of a group too, not completely alone. I think we all know that being part of a group up here is essential to survival...both physically and emotionally.
I do believe that many people in the cities of Wyoming will head south for warmth and not remain here during the winter - even here most people don't have wood stoves, unless they are in rural areas, and rely completely on major utilities. Living in rural areas where we generally have to stock up (too far to drive to town on a daily basis) to supply us with two weeks or more of food, and many rural ranches/homes currently use wood heat, supplemented by electrical or propane heat, to stay warm. STHF will suck but here in Wyoming (and other cold, rural areas) we are generally more prepared than most to deal with what may come.
I do agree that a typical prepper who is not familiar with cold winters and what it would take to survive here probably won't do well here without some experience.