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Thursday, May 6, 2010

After Armageddon 3 of 9 - A History Channel Program and Lessons Learned

The third segment of After Armageddon covers weeks 12 through 14 of the pandemic that finds the U.S. has over 100 million dead. We see Chris' wife pushing to Bug Out for Idaho. Television and other electronic means of communications, which are overwhelmingly our primary source of information, gone.

Power blackout throwing everyone into chaos and despair. With chaos and despair you have a dynamically dangerous situation. People dying in houses; pets eating bodies; bodies creating diseases; individuals or groups of armed people looting and robbing (how far would you go to provide food and water for your family?).

As the Pandemic burns itself out other health problems come to the surface, among them cholera and dysentery. Lack of Medical infrastructure adds greatly to the suffering and death.

As the Grid goes down, Chris and his family become frantic. Power grid down means no cold food storage; water and sewer systems quit working;

We see Chris venture out to check and information at stores.

Lessons learned: Chris should have moved to a safe location long before week 12. The longer he waits the more dangerous the situation becomes. The longer the time period, the greater the control over areas that organized armed criminal gangs or just plain armed groups of people will have. Neither will look favorably on transiting refugees.

Chris ventures out by himself, apparently unarmed. Breaks the two man (okay, two person) rule. During the preceding weeks, he could have scavenged containers and siphoned fuel from abandoned vehicles in preparation for what should have become apparent, the need to Bug Out to a Safe Location.

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