How does this community survive, and seemingly has survived for about four or five years?
They are located out in the wilderness, 48 hours up river. Sure there is maybe a huge town just off from the camp by the river, but it is certainly presented as being fairly remote.
Where are they getting their food? Raids on local stores? OK, we saw how hard that was for the guys living two blocks from a department store. Getting to a store to collect food, while blind…?
Even if we buy that they manage to do this, or that some of the non-blind staff survive and can do this for them, how long is a few local supermarkets going to last them before stocks are used up perished?
Maybe they are growing their own vegetables, but that seemed a pretty big colony and they are actively looking to bring in more mouths to feed. Not knowing if who they are attracting are good people or a threat…?
Seemed like at least 100 people, if not more. That would require a huge amount of food and medical supplies - over a five-year period, while most of them are blind.
Yeh, OK, if you say so...
Maybe the residents of the school for the blind eat the newcomers. That's why they are actively looking for new people to to join them.
With help of their sighted companions they can easily live off the land. You don't need chips and cheese to survive. You can also stay healthy and alive just with a few veggies like potato which can be culvitated very easily.
The vast majority in the school were blind, there were dozens of mouths to feed. Going to take more than a few vegetable patches to keep all of them alive and looking healthy and well-fed.
How do you live off the land? Hunting for wild animals without using your eyes, spearfishing in the river without looking where you are aiming…?
Well, did I say hunting? I don't don't think so. I just said cultivating some veggies like potatoes can keep you really well fed. What's so hard to understand in that. And FYI potatoes can be grown very easily. Try planting a plant in a pot in your home and you will know. And a forest like that which definitely would be rich in fruits can provide a sustainable environment.
How about netting fish in the river? It’s not like the game wardens are going to catch them or that they would take so many as to destroy the fishery. Space it out every few days or so. The fish can be smoked and dried to provide a food stock.
I’m mostly with you, though, potatoes and vegetables aren’t going to cut it they will need a source of protein and fat to survive.
Agreed. Potatoes were just an example. There are severa other vegetables people grow easily in their home gardens like onioins, carrots. I just meant to say that the setup was very plausible in the blind school.