Re: [MSM] Fw: Realities of Being a Survivalist
- On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:55:10 -0500, Buckshot <buckshot@...> wrote:
> Chris,As we have discussed earlier, here in west central WV we probably don't
> If this is your post and not a repost not attributed to the proper
> then you need to do more research!
> There are MANY areas in the eastern states where whitetail deer could
> sustain a small party year round.
> About 1/2 of Ohio is this way, the the SE quarter really dense in deer
> population. You are more likely to discover herds of deer when out
> at night than cattle.
> I have been told that places in WV, PA and other states are this way.
have the same numbers of deer as in some parts of Ohio. I do think my
extended family could have reasonable amounts of meat from venison without
risking wiping out the local population. On this old 200 acre farm I've
estimated there are probably 20 to 30 deer at any given time...and that's
a conservative estimate. There have been 5 to 7 harvested each year on
this farm for the past several years with no indication of a population
decline. And I know the nearest neighbor to the south (about half a
mile) takes over ten a year among their extended family and they have been
doing that for a lot of years.
What could hurt an area like this is poachers who have no real incentive
to limit what they shoot. In a tight situation I think everyone locally
would be very aware of and down on such activity. I'd like to think so
- I don't think that New York City would go that way, based on their
population demographics and history. The great NE blackout or the Towers,
New York didn't go feral. It didn't go feral because it's a very large
group of very small communities living in close proximity to each other.
When I went down to help after the Towers there were people working to make
things better all over the place. We got discounts on hotel rooms, we
helped as many complete strangers as we could -- it was a tragic experience
but not a shoot-em-up video game any more than the great double ice storm
Getting food in and out of NYC largely has to do with the restaurants, and
those are staffed by people from other parts of the world -- largely central
We get food into NYC -- there's a major railroad spur there. Historically,
it would seem that this would be a good place to be in crisis.
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