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View Poll Results: Will there be Slingers when / after SHTF?
Yes, there will be Slingers 11 57.89%
No, there won't be Slingers 8 42.11%
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:39 AM
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Just wondering if you all think there will be Slingers after SHTF, who escort people away from the dangerous cities for a price, like in the Van Damme movie Cyborg. You might remember him being armed with a kukri, a rifle, doing impressive taekwondo, and working for like a can of food a day.

Another compelling SHTF movie bit about this was in Will Smith's I Am Legend, where the entrances and exits to the city were closed off.

If you didn't see it- there was a pandemic, and to try to keep it confined to New York City, the government controlled who could leave.

Reminds me also of one of the Romero flicks where the journos hook up with the two city SWAT personnel at the very last minute, and have a real last-minute prepper kind of adventure throughout the film.

We all conclude that cities will be terrible, but I wonder about security people being involved in rescuing people from it- not necessarily anyone who prepped.

Might not have a practical impact on me or any of us, but I'm just at least bringing it up for the fun of thinking / talking it over.
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The scariest article I've read yet about Venezuela actually talked about a trend of people moving to the countryside, where they could better grow their own food.

That at least defies a conclusion that people would either die in the city, or have had everything set up in the countryside already.
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Reuters says Singapore has its own Ghurkas- wondering whose asses they'll be kicking if Singapore experiences TEOTWAWKI.

The article says that when off-duty, they're kept on a compound far away from the regular people of Singapore.
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On the porous southern border they are called Coyote's. No I don't like going to town, and I darn sure ain't bringing them home.
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Wonder what the price per head will be? I would expect there to be Articles of Indenture resurrected at the delivery end....
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I wouldn't plan to go anywhere near the city...any city...until most of the population was already dead. Even then, it would only be because I "have to" and honestly, I am racking my brain to think of a reason why I would "have to".

Migration from the city to the country...why in the hell would I want to aid someone in doing that? I don't want them here. It's like me helping someone from California move to Arizona. Hell no, I don't want them. Yuck.
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The OP is a TV induced fantasy. If things got really bad there would be a flood of people from the cities but this isn't a Rambo movie. There would be no "slingers".
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I was thinking of a David and goliath scenario when I read the title, I've played around with slings easy to make just never got the accuracy part down pat. Slings slingers whatever. I could care less if some yob want to pay me to coyote them out of a city. Not happening....LOL
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I think there will be a few gun slingers... people walking around like Rambo. They will be escorting people out of this world.
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I think there will be a few gun slingers... people walking around like Rambo. They will be escorting people out of this world.
At least for a few days. Then the most brave will be culled out and the others will wise up.
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I can certainly see caravan or convoy guards. A lot of places have them and always have clear back to the days of the silk road caravans. Individual travellers wait until there's a group going, usually a trade or supplies company, and join up with them, and pay a little bit to add pocket jingles for the guards already being paid by the company. If they have to haul your ass out of some particularly harrowing situation or you create some stupid situation you pay them some extra.
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... If they have to haul your ass out of some particularly harrowing situation or you create some stupid situation you pay them some extra.
...then they leave you, or kill you.
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As far as I'm concerned anyone who doesn't have a contingency plan is on their own. They made their bed they can sleep in it. I know that sounds harsh, reality is harsh. Just because life has become cushy and lulled them into a sense of it can't happen here, Isn't reason enough for me to rush to their rescue if the SHTF. Chances are I'll have my own problems to deal with.
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The OP is a TV induced fantasy. If things got really bad there would be a flood of people from the cities but this isn't a Rambo movie. There would be no "slingers".
Gotta agree with this.

The only people out there leading others out of cities will be those looking to rob and/or then murder them.
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I don't know about being a "Slinger" but I can definitely see me being a Sling Blader....... Do you have any of them French fried potaters?
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I don't envision "slingers" being a real thing in any significant numbers post-SHTF, nor would I be very interested in doing that. I guess if someone was willing to pay a large enough amount of whatever valuable stuff... But it isn't something I'd do more than a couple of times.
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Oh. I thought this thread was about something else.

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I have had many fantasies about Nicole Sherzinger or Shania Twain wanting me to be their slinger.
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Near the top of my list of things not to do to survive is to emulate anything Van Damme does. Or any other court jester (actor) for that matter.
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