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Old 12-07-2018, 08:52 AM
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It just dawned on me that a lot of items that the project would plan on using aren't actually part of the Project at all. They are things that are in use in the normal flow of things on the day the war happens. There are a lot of things that might survive a nuclear war and the ensuing 5 years just as they are. Canned good, some hardware and spare parts and other such things.

Every team will probably be given a map that shows the location of every auto parts store, Walmart, Piggly Wiggly and such in their area of operations as well as any distribution centers, large repair facilities, airports, docks and such. Special attention will be given to Morrow Industry facilities and these might well include entry codes, floor plans, and inventory lists as well as locations of key boxes and such.

Most of this will be shot to hell in 150 years, but that wasn't the plan.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:08 PM
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Every team will probably be given a map that shows the location of every auto parts store, Walmart, Piggly Wiggly and such in their area of operations as well as any distribution centers, large repair facilities, airports, docks and such. Special attention will be given to Morrow Industry facilities and these might well include entry codes, floor plans, and inventory lists as well as locations of key boxes and such.

Most of this will be shot to hell in 150 years, but that wasn't the plan.
Considering how horrible the aftermath of a nuclear war would be, I'd anticipate that most of these stores/distribution centers/warehouses etc. would be looted or destroyed by any survivors.

So a possible work around would be for Morrow Industries to build bunkers underneath their facilities, stockpile supplies to the ceiling and lock everything up and hope that a team can be recalled and someday open these stockpiles.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:36 PM
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Most disaster planning involves a government organisation overseeing the process and in the US case this would be FEMA.
I assume FEMA would requisition supplies and materials at hand for the general good and these goods would be repaid by the government after the emergency. What is not known is how even FEMA and similar organisations (the military, police or private groups for instance) are spread across the former USA and how much they can retrieve for survivors to use. As a side note many preppers who refuse to share are going to run afoul of these organisations.
FEMA may well have lists of essential materials, supplies and resources they must secure in the event of a general emergency and no doubt The Project got its hands on those lists.

EDIT: I note that The Morrow Project was written before FEMA existed. I bet that it was partially at least prompted by Mr Morrow and thoroughly infiltrated by The Morrow Project.

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Old 12-25-2018, 06:36 PM
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5 years after total war, the only reasonable expectation is that any identifiable resources would either be inaccessible (covered in fallout, for example), exploited by the survivors, or only of value in the longer term. The Project cannot depend on scavenging, especially for their own operations, but rather must assume that the local populace will contribute supplies and resources to their survival under Project or other expert direction.

So I would argue that Project stores would focus on those resources needed for perhaps a year or two of Project operation, in addition to those materials necessary to variously reequip the Project and/or make up for any reasonable losses from the war. So there might be extensive seed stocks but relatively few tractors - if the project as machine shops and mechanics, it will be easier to repair existing tractors than store new ones, but there is a big risk that existing seed stocks will either have been contaminated or consumed out of desperation.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:42 AM
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This is why I'm planning the manned supply bases as mostly stockpiles of raw material, with workshops and the technical staff to manufacture just about anything that the Project would need.
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