Steem Basic Income Giveaway (Surviving the end…)

Apologies with being so late in resolving the last Giveaway and sending this next one up! I was a bit out of reliable internet access (or at least access that I could trust…) and so I’ve been falling a bit behind on posting and replying… Also emails, and other stuff… but that isn’t as much fun!

Anyway, whilst I was away on tour, I was playing games that are based upon a survival mechanic. Either in running a colony or as a single person. Anyway, this got me to thinking about how prepared we all might be in the even that a disaster struck?


My Question

1. How do you think you would fare in an end of modern civilisation scenario? Could be flooding, natural disaster, disease or zombie…


My sample answer


Quite honestly, I would probably not last too long in an end of society scenario. Our house does have a stock of food and water, and also some basic medicines (and a crapload of spirits and other high strength alcohol!). And there is a small garden with some vegetables and fruit (but not that much…). So I guess from the point of view of food we could hold out for a week or two…

I have a couple of solar panels for charging electrical stuff… so, assuming the GPS satellites are still up and functioning, that could be useful. At the very least, we could still play on the Nintendo Switch! Plus a bookshelf of books that I’ve been meaning to read, so from the point of view of entertainment, we are sorted for a long stay!

From the point of view of a defensive position, we have a house with a pretty narrow staircase, so I guess we would be safe upstairs from potential looters and scavengers. They are also protected by baby/toddler gates, and those are notoriously difficult to open if you don’t know the trick to opening them!

I also have a weakish non-composite bow (30 pound draw from memory) and arrow as my only real weapons. I think it would be more annoying to be hit by it rather than life threatening. Plus, the arrows are target arrows and not serrated or bladed arrows… so more annoyance again! Added to that is the fact that I’ve not really kept up with the sport of archery, and so you would probably need to stand still for a little bit for me to hit you… and probably give me a couple of extra shots!

A toddler and a very young girl don’t add to the survival equation either… Extra mouths to feed, although the young one has a scream that would probably daze a wandering zombie, whilst the older one has the special power of sleeping through a fireworks display.

So, I’m pretty sure that if there were adversaries, we would be screwed! However, apart from that, we should be okay for a week or two if we weren’t to devastated by the first wave of whatever it was that took society down!



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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!


Last week’s winners

The [last post]( paid out 1.102 (estimated) SBD and 0 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 2 shares.

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