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Leave if you can. If you can't, stock up on antibiotics. This is one scenario where vaccines MIGHT help (or kill you faster).
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The biggest problem would be the same one the Minutemen had in the first Revolution, and that's operational security. All it would take is one "Tory" to betray and destroy your cell. Communication will also be a problem, as the "government" basically can control the means by which patriots can maintain contact....
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I would prepare for it mostly by not writing about it on the Internet.
That's the thing about this police state, we have to communicate our ideas and intentions using language that doesn't set off any alarms.

For instance, I could post a worlds biggest idiot video about somebody exploding a transformer and knocking out power to a large population.

Hilarious but it would show you just how to do it.
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I'd quietly, quickly and covertly leave.
I absolutely Agree! Get to my pre-designated r.p. with my friends and fam. and go from there
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I would avoid the saber rattling of an agent provocateur with 17 posts that tries to stir up things like this while directing others to a blog site that was just created for the same purpose.

That's my .02 cents FWIW.
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By doing just what I've been doing. Putting a group of like minded people together with survival knowledge, Tactical, medical, gardening, electrical, mechanical ect. By training together, sharing info. Ammo, food guns, evacuation locations, escape route. Some fight some support and some hide. Whatever it takes to get the job done.
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I had a similar, along simple lines kind of thought: My 4G Network...

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I imagine I would be called back to Active Service.
Then I would Do, what I would have to Do!

I have one Question.
Q. How and why did you stumble onto this other site about prepping for another revolution?
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During World War II there were several groups of Jews who "took to the woods" and formed secret communities, maintaining their way of life as best they could and fighting as partisans. The story of the Bielski Partisans is well-worth studying. Their community number 1,230 at the end of the war, and was larger than that at times.

The Bielski family were millers and grocers. They, their friends and customers had all of the skills needed for survival. The sustained themselves in part by looting the Nazis, part of their campaign of fighting back. Eventually they joined forces with Soviets who were approaching the area. Not exactly a parallel to any situation I would hope might arise in this country. If indeed we become a tyranny, I hope we are liberated by true liberators.
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IF you have to think about this, you're already late.

Same as for any other nasty event coming down the pike!

Comm's would be of great interest...being a Ham, That's covered, fixed and mobile.

Nothing moves or passes without vetting, day or night. We are 5 mi back in.

Look for "any" mil units trying to hunker down - without involvement.

Did I mention I'm in Montana? We're ready NOW!
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Move to a Free State!
NYS will be the base of the zombies i mean enemies!
I think any Liberal strong state, Such as California,washington and oregon would also worry me.
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It would be a fat nasty, if Americans fight Americans. Best to stay home, or go on the down low, if possible. Help family,friends,neighbors, just try to stay alive till the end.
I for one would hope this never comes to pass. I love my kids too much.
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On top of every thing mentioned here to stock i would start breaking up my Silver Bars to barter with. Also get my hands on as many more Batteries as I could. They will be good bartering items among other things.
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The same way you'd prep for a zombie outbreak. If you're prepared to survive your fellow man trying to EAT YOU, you're probably as prepared as you're going to get for quite a lot of things.

Realistically, I don't think there's a way to prep for American Revolution, or EOTWAWKI.
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Take a look at this article and leave a few comments on how you would prep for a americn revoultion,

https://bca1776.wordpress.com/2013/1...times-and-you/
re-direct the focus on the real culprits of this mess: the politicians and greedy corporations that shipped our jobs overseas. Failure to see this will equate to us killing each other while they laugh all the way to the bank with our money.
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Consider, if the legitimate constitutional government(s) within the US is/was overthrown, depending upon the nature of that event those seeking to restore our proper and just government might find themselves up against not only foreign materials, tactics, and personnel, but US property, intelligence collection, and even former US personnel, might be in use against the citizenry.

Attempting to go head-on against such government equipment and personnel could be a very short term of resistance.

Online there are of course many sites with military publications, stuff on everything from hand-to-hand techniques to building bombs. www.scribd.com in particular has a lot of stuff. A key consideration is NOT harming your fellow enslaved citizens, or wantonly destroying “your” infrastructure.

Some perhaps relevant readings:

SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION VICTORY GUIDE
http://www.scribd.com/doc/51729720/S...TORY-GUIDE-2-0

SECRET FREEDOM FIGHTER
http://www.scribd.com/doc/21109443/J...g-the-Innocent

THE COMING INSURRECTION
http://www.scribd.com/doc/48653996/T...g-Insurrection

Civil War II
http://www.scribd.com/doc/58562141/Civil-War-II

LEADERLESS RESISTANCE
http://www.louisbeam.com/leaderless.htm

STARFISH AND THE SPIDER
http://www.scribd.com/doc/10521739/T...and-the-Spider
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Why do anything? If the country is at war, let the warriors (military) fight. The way the military goes will likely win. Make sure when they do, your life and way of life will continue.

Should the military fracture, total chaos is likely the end-game, so sides are less important than survival.

If taking up arms would make a difference, then war is down to the street level - and so it would be local in nature.

Keep that as your nature and your goal. If any cause comes up where you might make a little mischief, then being low profile up to and after that point is your greatest defense.

Personally, I have faith that if our soldiers were directed against us, there would be so many turning around to aim at DC whistling "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" that we would have a new government (maybe not a better one, but a new one) in days.
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I see so many people list gold (and other precious metals) as hedges against violent times.

Gold, or silver is a great metal if you see the system (fiat currency) breaking down and the dollar being an alternative to toilet paper, value wise, while society attempts to carry on as normal as it adjusts to a new currency.

That said, in my mind, I see the more violent and turbulent times as revolution, civil war, martial law, mass rioting or TEOTWAWKI as forcing people to go entirely to a barter system. And as for me, when you try to trade me pretty metals, my answer is always the same.

'I can't eat that.'

The best investment you can make is not gold, but permanent foods. Foods that, properly stored, will never spoil. Wheat, corn, oats, rice (though I've heard rice will spoil after a time, is this true?) even honey, and so on.
The values of these commodities will rise to astounding levels.

The ONLY metal that might be worth keeping, is lead. But there are so many health hazards associated with it, I would suggest that holding lead as a safety metal be done extremely carefully. Plus its really heavy.

There are many readily available lists of the top 100 barter items. Salt is a good one, as are matches, sugar, coffee, medical grade alcohol and even Coca Cola!* Cast iron cookware and wood burning stoves will fetch great prices since not many are likely to have these items for trade at any but the highest prices. You'd be amazed at what people will need in an emergency that they never thought of. A good knife. A light/heat source that doesnt involve fire, backpacker stoves that run on almost any fuel.

But gold? I don't see anyone but speculators and the most supremely well stocked accepting gold for food, spices, knives, stoves, pots, etc etc.
It is best to have what the majority of people need.


*Be careful of the guy who wants to trade for your Coca Cola! Or anyone seeking to join your community who has an addiction of any sort. For instance, if you are addicted to caffeine, you will have to suffer the withdrawal effects for up to a month. That is a month of reduced effectiveness in labor, which will breed resentment in others in your community. Worse, it means reduced awareness of threats. Need that cup of coffee to wake up in the mornings? When you need to be fully alert in an instant, having a dependency that requires sating before that full alertness kicks in can and will get you killed. If you have an addiction, any addiction, a true prepper will eliminate that addiction ASAP. Even caffeine, or porn. Anything that the lack of makes you edgy, or has your mind on anything but survival then reduces your ability to be at peak performance is a liability. So yes, even porn addictions.
Remember there is an entire segment of our society that does not know how to work for itself. Their desperation will push them to extreme acts to obtain these from you, and you will be the 'bad guy' for not just giving it to them as was done under the old system. For these folks the only free gift given should be a swift end. It really is the kindest thing you can do for them.
Those with addictions will fall into this camp, at least they have worked through their withdrawals. And then they will be weak and sick for a time, until they regain their strength. If you are one of these, you may well be denied admittance to a new community, or forced to leave one you had joined.
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Been an Australian, we'd most likely have to prep for all out war. Without America, as much as I hate to admit it, we simply do not have the capable armed forces and military assets to defend the country. And while we are everyone's "friends" now, I'm sure the moment americas back is turned several resource starved countries would jump on the opportunity to invade and have a slice of Australia to call there own. Nuclear happy North Korea comes to mind considering we are the worlds biggest supplier of yellow cake uranium. I'd hate to imagine what would happen if they were to succeed..
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