I’ll read, lightly edit (if needed), send back to you any changes for approval, and publish one per day per the guidelines (if any) you require over the next couple of weeks.
Responses will be accepted though 6 pm edt on 20 June. Make any assumptions you need to keep the scenario realistic (e.g, terrain, etc.), but state those assumptions and how your response would have changed had the facts been different.
The objective is to provide some experienced guidance on a situation many will face in the coming weeks, months, and years.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Scenario: The bad thing has happened, and you find yourself as senior person in a very mixed group of 15 men, women, and young people aged 10 through 72, all of whom are in various levels of physical condition. Note that while you have a few vets, you DO NOT have any Deltas, scout-snipers, or other operators – just a mixed bag of scared 21st-century Americans.
Arms, ammo, and gear are the expected mixed bag, and skill levels are unknown.
You expect pressure from remnant government forces, local predators (both single/small groups and larger, more organized bad-guy groups a la MS13), and international relief forces (who will disarm any ‘refugees’ they find and send them to ‘relief camps’). Food supplies are dwindling, and you have adequate but limited water purification resources. You assume overhead imagery via UAVs and sigint collection are still functioning for the government remnants and/or international forces, voice and data cell service is sporadic, all roads are significantly interdicted with fixed and rolling roadblocks, and POL is generally not available commercially due to the “emergency”.
What do you do, in detail, over the next:
– Three minutes
– Three hours
– Three days
– Three weeks
– Three months
Explain ‘why’ as well as ‘what’ you are doing, and when you would do other things.