Suburbia Fared Best During Collapse

By Jesse Allen | 15 February 2020

Where is it best to be during a collapse scenario? The city? Deep in the woods? A Green Beret says that the people in the suburbs did better than the rest.

City Prepping interviewed Special Forces Green Beret, Jeff Kirkham, who talks about being embedded in areas where people are living in a long term grid down collapse scenario. Some highlights:

  • People living in suburbia fared best. Cities get shelled rather than invaded, everyone on rural farms got run over by tanks and taken out by vandals. Suburbs provide the most straightforward blueprint for mutual defense.
  • Special Forces has a unique perspective on collapse and community because they get trained not just for combat but to embed themselves in an area while they train the local fighters and build rapport within communities. One example given was that their medical guy does everything from treating gunshot wounds to pulling teeth and delivering babies.
  • Building community is about finding common ground and working from there. “The lone wolf is a complete and total myth”. “A pastor is worth his weight in gold during the apocalypse”.

Posted (by me) originally to Reddit. Check it out here for comments.

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Jesse Allen is the owner and creator of Never Astray, an independently owned company that makes maps for emergency preparedness and is based in Austin, Texas. Jesse is a prepper with a deep interest in American politics, technology, and the marital arts of Kali, HEMA, and Aikido. He has campaigned with both the Libertarian and Green parties and supports alternative voting systems that expand voter choice and increase participation in the American political system. He runs a river tubing company in Austin that he founded with a friend he met at a hostel while traveling. Jesse was previously a technology consultant for startups and enterprise businesses. He lives in Texas with his wonderful girlfriend and her doggo.