As Hank Williams Jr. said in the song “A Country Boy Can Survive”, I have a shotgun, a rifle, a 4 wheel drive and country boy can survive. I can plow a field, I can catch catfish from dusk to dawn, aint too many things these boys cant do, a country boy can survive.
To some people the lyrics of “A Country Boy Can Survive” are just that, lyrics. To others, its a way of life.
Awhile back I read a survey that said the average U.S. citizen is at least 2 – 3 generations removed from farm life. Some kind of long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI survival situation sets in, people are forced to return to rural life, 2 – 3 generations is a lot of relearning.
How many urban dwellers have ran a trotline?
How many urban dwellers have skinned a deer?
How many urban dwellers hunt and fish from dawn to dusk?
How many urban dwellers have access to rural land where they can setup a Bug Out Location?
People that currently raise at least part of their food supply will have a unique advantage over those that are unfamiliar with raising and gathering their on food.
Hunting – Even a blind hog finds an acorn from time to time. One of the things about hunting is being at the right place and at the right time. With those things in mind, an urban dweller could very possibly make a trip to the woods, kill a deer, bring it back home, and then what? Will there be a way to cook or smoke the meat? What happens when the family eats the deer? Where is their next meal coming from? Sooner or later the fuel is going to run out from driving out of the city and back.
When heading to the woods to look for a place to hunt, chances are you are going to run into other people doing the exact same thing.
One of the big questions, where would you hunt? Are you on a hunting lease, do you own land, do you have a friend that owns land? Do you have a safe place to hunt where you are not going to be running into other people?
Then there are the safety issues. There is a reason why you are supposed to wear blaze orange on public hunting lands. Desperate and hungry people will shoot at anything that moves.