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Thinking Ahead – 8

The next in the series to make you think about things up front. Each of you will answer differently and you will all be right, or maybe wrong. It isn’t a sure thing with definitive Yes/No answers. There are no rights and wrongs only something to consider and plan for.

You are the single adult male member of your household and you have a partner and two young children under 10. It is approaching the first winter after an event and you are out and about hunting when you hear some shooting from behind the woods you are in. You carefully look out from the woods and see the scene of what was clearly an ambush. You find a truck stopped in the road and there are four big male bodies visible lying in the road with guns in their hands and bullet holes in them all. You carefully go over and on investigation you find no one else there, one of the bodies is still alive with a bullet graze to the head which knocked him out. The truck is parially loaded with fuel, arms, food and water and there are two motorcycles parked up behind some bushes with no supplies. The truck, bikes and the supplies would be handy but the extra mouth would not. It is clear that person will be out for some time so while you clear the road and hide the truck and bikes in the woods just off the road you have time to think.

What do you do now?

9 comments to Thinking Ahead – 8

  • jeff

    What you should do with the survivor is cut his throat and take the supplies.In a situation such as this you can not take chances.

  • iaaems

    Interesting and a little provocative – which I guess is the point. As an established ‘grey’ this would present me with an opportunity that would be worth exploiting. Assuming that I would have the scene to myself for a while I would ‘rescue’ whatever was most useful to me and mine and clear the original scene of activity. Bodies would be covered over and the wounded left a reasonable supply of items to help with their recovery and transport. I would then disappear.

  • Silent Storm

    I kill the wounded guy before he wakes up and then empty the truck.

    I wouldn’t take the supplies directly to my home, instead I would store them somewhere else.
    You never know who may come looking for the truck or the guys on the bikes, and I don’t want to leave big tyre marks in the ground that can be easily followed.

  • JD1

    2 out of 3 replies so far say kill the wounded guy, thats an interesting response. Apart from the moral aspect (I appreciate that morals may need to change after an event) the guy could be a doctor, an engineer, a farmer etc, someone who could be very valuable after an event, it might be a bit late after you have slit his throat to find out he was usefull to know.

    At some point you are going to need to make contact with people, killing everyone probably isn’t the best way to make contacts. An active and “robust” defence is one thing, killing people who are no threat to you or your family is another thing altogether and may mark you as a future target

    Personally I would take what I needed and if I had the time and the situation allowed I might see if he could be helped as long I wasn’t endagering myself or family

    One problem with taking his property and/or cargo would be that they may well have friends looking for them, in which case you wouldn’t want to be found with the cargo and accused of setting up the ambush in the first place

    But the first thing I would do is make sure that the original ambushers were nowhere in the vicinity

  • Ellen

    Why wasn’t the cargo taken by the ambushers?
    Be sure the ambushers are gone.
    Leave the guy take what you can carry and make sure you leave no tracks.
    This would have been a time to have a good size empty BOB. Fill it up. And get the heck outta there.

  • grumpy old man

    the bikes would be the ambushers and if the man was geared for riding a bike i would kill him if i thought he was from the truck i would secure him first then see if i could help him i would take what i could carry back to my hide out then hide there rest including the bikes i would move the truck from the site so when found the finders would be looking in a different location i would take the man back to my hide out andd if i thought he wasn’t usefull or safe to have around then i would kill him humanly and quick

  • jeff

    You people who speak of humanity and compasion in the type senario potrayed by the host would not survive. A wolf like myself would have your wife and daughters and your life very early on.

  • JD1

    Sorry wolfie….I thought we were discussing a real life scenario, not an adolescent fantasy world, my mistake.

  • grumpy old man

    hope your not a lone wolf, their dying out these days

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