- Jul 23, 2013
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Hello folks! I hail from the S.E.Asia region so I'm faced with typhoons (hurricanes in Western terms) and possible Tsunamis than freezing snow. Being in a third world, over population centered in cities and very little room to maneuver or escape too (I live in an archipelago) in the provinces due to everybody knowing everybody else plus local rebels offer logistical and bug out nightmare challenges. Also, potential war or at least initial stages of war footing such as rationing of usual food and fuel supplies is a very real scenario (Yes China, it's YOUR greedy, land grabbing and bullying tactics that I am referring to!) that I also have to factor in. Finally, even if the country I live in is beset with regular natural calamities the general population does not believe in the concept of prepping. Even within my own circle of family and friends I have near zero support - no interest in stocking supplies, interest in learning basic survival skills (why learn basic field treatment of a wound when there are many hospitals) and total dependency on other family members. They are more concerned about living day-to-day than even short term 72 hr survival. The usual line is that since I'm here they know they can count on me to help them. As if I am the assigned prepper for everybody! It doesn't work that way folks but it falls on deaf ears. So, because of all this plus EXTREMELY limited financial support I am left with A LOT of knowledge and self learning/training but very, very little in the way of actual supplies and gear. My only defensive weapons are pocket knives, a machete and baseball bat and the only offensive projectile weapons are an old airsoft pistol (yeah, a bb gun) and a slingshot with about 50 marbles. So, unlike other countries where you can at least buy guns for defense I can only hope my scavenging skills in an over populated urban environment will suffice.