October 15, 2013, 12:03 AM
We could have a disaster preparedness/ self reliance section?
October 15, 2013, 02:08 AM
To quote certain comedic radio hosts* in the southeast... "Not too good!"
The topic comes up from time to time, and gets looked at by the staff. The main problem is that such 'questions' usually seems to resolve themselves around fantasy situations geared to leave the protagonist ankle deep in hot brass, and not much else.
There is, in the opinion of the staff (and someone will be along to correct me if I mis-state anything here) sufficient room in the current guidelines for Strategies, Tactics and Training (ST&T) to cover any topic along those lines that is relevant for THR. There are any number of survivalist and preparation oriented fora already available on the web, and that's not an area we're really interested in covering here at THR.
See ST&T at http://www.thehighroad.org/forumdisplay.php?f=5. ST&T is a members only forum, and you have to be logged in to see it. The rules for ST&T state in part:
Defense in the home and elsewhere are both acceptable topics of discussion, with a few limitations. We generally discourage the discussion of road rage incidents, as the use of weapons is rarely if ever appropriate, and as driving techniques are beyond the scope of The High Road. Scenarios must be realistic. SHTF, TETOWAWKI, and fantasy/zombie scenarios will not be entertained here, nor will we engage in discussions relating to the preparation for possible societal breakdown, foreign invasion, and so forth.
Since defensive tactics and strategies applicable the event of realistic emergencies such as storms and floods are inextricably related to other aspects of survival in such circumstances, what to have on hand or to take with you are acceptable subjects of discussion. For example, limited, constructive discussions of the appropriate contents of “bug out bags” are acceptable, as long as they do not turn into “show and tell” exhibitions.
However, broader discussion of “survival” issues, such as the laying in of long term food supplies, water purification, alternative energy, etc. fall outside of the scope of our mission here at THR.org.
October 15, 2013, 09:58 AM
What are the Odds...
There are plenty of sites that make that their scope, but it isn't within THR's scope as an RKBA and firearms site.
October 15, 2013, 10:03 AM
Yup! We can't be all things to all people, and don't want to be. A prepper/survival site is one of a long list of things we aren't.
We're narrowly focused for very specific reasons and that lets us be GREAT in the categories we specialize in.
Other folks at other sites specialize in prepping/survivalism and that lets them be great in their category.
No reason at all, on the great wide Internet, for anyone to go looking for "one stop shopping!" :)
October 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
. "Not too good!"
That's what I was thinking, but I thought I would ask any how.
October 15, 2013, 10:29 PM
Most excellent question, and answers. I am closing this on account of it being taken care of.
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