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AGgressive Metal
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Posted - 06/19/2009 :  02:18:13  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Guns are horrible. We should put them all in a pile and melt them at a United Nations alter while singing non-religious folk songs and wearing our Obama T-shirts.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
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Nickelless
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Posted - 06/19/2009 :  03:32:08  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by AGgressive Metal

Guns are horrible. We should put them all in a pile and melt them at a United Nations alter while singing non-religious folk songs and wearing our Obama T-shirts.

That's the only kind of meltdown Obama can manage!


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CoinHunter53562
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Posted - 06/19/2009 :  08:30:07  Show Profile Send CoinHunter53562 a Private Message
All I know is I would rather have one than not, and hope that I never have to use it. Whether there will be a SHTF scenario or not, I don't know. I do know this though...as the economy continues to weaken and people continue to lose jobs and blow through their meager savings, desparation sets in. Add that to the fact that our society these days seems to have an entitlement mentality, and that leads people to believe it's ok to take what's not theirs. I have worked too hard to get what I have, so I am not going to let some thugs take it without a fight.

By the way....good post by the guy whose parents had that knock on the door at 2am. Thugs like that prey on people's compassion and willingness to help, without any regard for life or property.

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Gr33nday43
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Posted - 07/07/2009 :  04:06:57  Show Profile  Send Gr33nday43 a Yahoo! Message Send Gr33nday43 a Private Message
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Nickelless
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Posted - 07/07/2009 :  04:22:32  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
That's definitely to the point, Gr33nday. Thanks for posting that.


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Nickelless
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Posted - 07/13/2009 :  01:32:19  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
Here's a great article on how to shoot a handgun accurately:

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Nickelless
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Posted - 07/24/2009 :  17:53:31  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
I just saw this thread on the moral implications of shooting someone. I'm sure most Realcenters who think about this sort of thing have already thought about when they personally would use deadly force. Quite frankly, I haven't yet come to the conclusion that I'd be willing to kill to protect myself, but I'd kill to protect others from being killed. I hope I never have to make this decision.


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NotABigDeal
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Posted - 07/25/2009 :  11:41:07  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Nickelless

I just saw this thread on the moral implications of shooting someone. I'm sure most Realcenters who think about this sort of thing have already thought about when they personally would use deadly force. Quite frankly, I haven't yet come to the conclusion that I'd be willing to kill to protect myself, but I'd kill to protect others from being killed. I hope I never have to make this decision.


My qualifications for using deadly force are fairly inline with the law. That being said, I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six....

I will/would absolutly defend myself or loved ones to the death. If that means using deadly force, so be it. A man must draw a line. Once that line is crossed by a bad guy, one must be prepared to do what is necessary to defend that line.

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Nickelless
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Posted - 10/29/2009 :  22:29:23  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
This is a few notches above day-by-day personal security, but I think it's worth consideration as the government continues to "fix" (by which I mean "neuter") our economy:

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I am the leader of a band of 8-to-12 looters. I have some basic military training. We move from place to place like locusts devouring everything in our path. My group is armed with light weapons and can develop and follow simple plans of attack. We take what we want by force of arms. We prefer none of our victims survive because that could cause problems for us in the future.

It has been six months since the grid went down. You and the other five members of your party have settled into what may be a long grinding existence. The every day tasks of growing and gathering have now become routine. The news from the outside is extremely limited but you don’t really miss it much. Life is simple but physically demanding.

Although things may seem stable you will need to keep your team focused and alert. This is your first and most important layer of defense. You should hold an immediate reaction drill once per week. Keep things simple. Practice a specific response to such threats as injury, fire, attack and evacuation. Despite the challenges you must maintain contact with those around you such as neighbors for vital clues that trouble is brewing. Regular monitoring the radio will be critical in providing an early warning of trouble. You may be able to safely interview refugees with risking your party. Keep in mind the information you get from them may not always be reliable.

While you have been farming I have been learning the best tactics to employ to seize your property and your goods. I have been refining them since we hit the road right after the lights went out. I have conducted eight “hits” so far and have been successful seven times. Here are some of my “lessons learned”.

Intelligence gathering and target selection is critical to my success. Targets include those who have large quantities of fuel, food and other valuable supplies. My posse is constantly questioning anyone and everyone we contact searching for this our next victim. Anyone who has ever had knowledge, even second hand, of your preparations is someone of interest to me. I may approach them directly or indirectly. If anyone knows something I will find out about it. Who seems well-fed? Who still has transportation? Who has lights? Who was prepared? Where are they exactly? Somebody talks, either in person or on the radio. They always do.

We search for victims night and day. During the day we are listening for the sounds of machinery, cars, tractors, gunfire or generators. Day or night without a lot of wind those sounds can carry for miles. At night I look for any sort of light. Even a small flash indicates somebody with electricity and that means a rich target. I always have somebody listing to the scanner for any news, leads or insecure chatter.

Operational Security (OPSEC) is an important concept for your entire group to understand and maintain. If somebody outside your circle doesn’t have a real need to know about your plans, preparations or procedures then they shouldn’t know period. Develop a cover story and live it like was a bulletproof vest. It is no less important to your protection and survival. During an event you need to blend in with the surrounding environment. Carefully observe noise (such as generators and other engines) and light discipline especially at night. If you need to test fire weapons do it in one sequence to avoid a prolonged noise signature.

Once I find and target you reconnaissance of your retreat is my next step. Only a fool would try to rush in and try to overwhelm a group of “survivalists”. We had a bad experience with that during our second hit. Now we spend at least a day or two trying to size up a large opportunity and the best way to take it down. I will observe retreat activity from a nearby-concealed position. I will get an idea of your numbers, weapons, routines and so much more by careful surreptitious observation. If your group seems alert, I will try and trigger a false alarm with a dog or child to watch your reaction to a threat. That helps me know how you respond, where you are strong and how to attack. I may also obtain a topographical map of the area to identify likely avenues of approach and potential escapes routes you will try to use. I may coerce your neighbors into uncovering a weak spot or access point or other important intelligence. I also have a Bearcat handheld scanner. I will be listening for any insecure chatter from your radios.

Regular patrols at irregular intervals focused on likely observation points and avenues of approach could keep me at bay. You could put down sand or other soft soil in key choke points as a way of “recording” if anyone has recently traveled through the land. Dogs, with their advanced sense of hearing and smell are able to detect and alert you to intruders well in advance of any human. Motion sensing IR video cameras as a part of a security plan could play a part in your layered defense as long as you have power. A 24 hour manned observation point equipped with high quality optical tools is a must. It should be fortified and if possible concealed. It should have a weapon capable of reaching to the edges of your vision. Seismic intrusion devices, night vision and thermal imaging are phenomenal force multiplying tools. They can give you critical intelligence and warning. You should use them if you have them. Understand they are not fool proof and I can often neutralize them if I know you have them.

These tools and techniques provide you reaction time. Time to plan your response and time to execute that plan. Recognize that a “defender” is always at a disadvantage. By definition a defender will be reacting to my attack. Modern warfare has emphasized the ability of the attacker to operate faster than opponents can react. This can be explained by the OODA loop. Below are the four steps of the classic OODA loop. These are the steps a defender goes through when under attack.

1. Observing or noticing the attack.

2. Orient to the direction, method and type of attack.

3. Deciding what the appropriate response will be.

4. Acting on that decision.

As an attacker I will try and operate at a pace faster than you as a defender can adjust to. I will change my direction, pace, timing and method to force you to continue to process through the OODA loop. This creates confusion and wastes your precious reaction time. As a defender you will need to disrupt or reset your attackers timing with a counter-attack. When you are successful you become the attacker. Your defensive plans should utilize and exploit this concept. Here are a few scenarios:

1. Snipe & Siege

I will begin the attack when I can engage at least half of your party’s military age personnel in one coordinated effort. I will infiltrate my team into concealed positions around your retreat within 50 to 75 yards. I will target any identified leadership with the first volley. Two thirds of my people will be engaging personnel. The other group will target communications antennas, surveillance cameras and any visible lighting assets. I want your group unable to see, communicate or call for help. The members of my band will each fire two magazines in the initial exchange. Two thirds of my group will change to new concealed positions and wait. One third will fall back into an ambush of the most likely avenue of escape. We will stay concealed and wait until you come out to attend to your wounded and dead. We repeat the attack as necessary until any resistance is crushed.

Ensure you adjust the landscape around your retreat so that I don’t have anyplace offering cover or concealment within 100 yards of your residence. You can create decorative masonry walls that can be used to offer cover for personnel close to your residence. Fighting positions can be built now and used as raised planting beds and then excavated for use in the future. These can be extended or reinforced after any significant event. These structures or other measures such as trenching must be sited carefully to avoid allowing them to be used effectively by an attacker if they are overrun.

2. Trojan Horse

For one hit we used an old UPS truck. We forced a refugee to drive it to the retreat gate. We concealed half our group inside the truck. The truck was hardened on the inside with some sandbags around the edges. The other half of our group formed an ambush concealed inside the tree line along the driveway. We killed the driver to make it look good and had one person run away. Those preppers almost waited us out. After nearly three hours they all walked slowly down the driveway. They were bunched up in a group intent on checking out the truck and driver. It was like shooting fish in a barrel.

They could have worked together as group to sweep the area 360 degrees around the truck and they would have surely found us. A dog would have also alerted the residents to our presence. They could have taken measures to eliminate the vegetation offering us concealment on the road near the gate. They could have used CS gas or something similar to “deny” any suspicious areas. Lastly they could have done a “reconnaissance by fire”. Shooting into likely hiding spots, including the truck, trying to evoke a response. They should have established an over watch position with the majority of their group. This over watch group would have provided visual security and an immediate response if there were an attack. They were not expecting any additional threats. They didn’t consider that there might be additional danger lurking nearby aside from the truck and they died.

3. Kidnap & Surrender

A few weeks ago we surprised and captured a couple of women out tending a garden. It was totally by chance. We were traveling through a very rural area on our way to another town when somebody heard a tractor backfire. We immediately stopped and I sent a small team to recon the noise. They bumped into a small party tending a field at the edge of their retreat. They seized two women and immediately dragged them back to our vehicles. We began negotiations by sending a finger from each one back to the retreat under a white flag. The rest was easy.

This didn’t need to happen. Better noise discipline would have kept us from discovering their retreat. Some simple boundary fencing or tangle foot could have delayed us. The women should have been armed and aware of such a threat. If they has established an over watch for the garden they could have engaged us before we took our hostages or at least alerted the others that there was a problem. They also could have had a quick reaction SOP developed prior to this incident. That Quick Reaction (QR) force could have followed the kidnappers back to our vehicles and set up an ambush of their own. Rural retreat security is a full time job. If you snooze you may lose everything.

4. Fire and Maneuver

I don’t like this option but sometimes the prize is just too tempting. We typically infiltrate quietly at night to prearranged start points. We begin our attack just before dawn when your senses are dulled by a long night watch or from sleep. Based on our reconnaissance we divided your retreat into positions or zones that need specific attention. We prepare for battle by using an air rifle to target any lights or cameras. Our first priority is to engage any LP/OP site and destroy or degrade them as much as possible. I split my forces into two supporting groups. One group keeps the target position under constant fire. The other group also fires and maneuvers, closing on the target and destroying it with gunfire or improvised weapons. Many times these positions only have one occupant and the task is relatively easy. Often these positions are easy to spot and are too far from each other to provide any effective mutual support. We will work from one position to the next. In the darkness and confusion most of the defenders are disoriented and ineffective. They fall like dominos. We have also used motorcycles to negotiate obstacles and speed through cuts in the perimeter fence. Then throw Molotov inappropriate languagetails into any defensive position as they roar past. If you fall back into your residence we will set up a siege. If we can maneuver close enough, perhaps by using a distraction, we will pump concentrated insecticide into your building or we may introduce LP gas from a portable tank into the house and ignite it with tracer fire.

If there was enough warning time from your OP you could execute a pre-planned response. Your planned response should be simple, easy to understand and execute. Half your group occupies your fighting positions, two to a position. The rest of your party establishes an over watch and concentrate its fire at the enemies trying to fix your positions. If you had more than enough prepared positions the enemy might not know where to attack. It would also provide more flexibility in your defense based on the direction of attack. I would use Night Vision if available or illumination from flares or lights as a last resort. Rats hate light.

Usually people keep main access points blocked from high-speed approach. Likely avenues of approach should also be blocked or choked and kept under observation. Remember though what keeps me out keeps you in. Typically the common techniques of parking vehicles in roadways will only delay my approach not stop it altogether. An ordinary 12-gauge shotgun, shooting slugs, can stop most types of non-military vehicles at close range.

Don’t forget the threat of fire or other non-traditional weapons in your defensive plans.

You could create the illusion of a “dead end” for your main access road by positioning a burned out trailer home or a couple of burned out cars at the false “end” of the road. Concealing the fact that the road actually continues to your residence.

Lastly, develop a plan to evacuate and evade capture. When faced with a significantly superior force it may be the only viable option. This should include simple, reliable communications or signals such as three blasts on a dog whistle. Your fighting positions and barriers need to be constructed to allow coordinated withdrawal in an emergency. You should establish a rally point and time limit to assemble. I believe this should be a priority in your practice drills. During a real emergency you may be able to rally, rearm and plan your own version of the “snipe and siege” to retake your retreat.

Key messages:

Your rural retreat defense can be visualized as a set of concentric rings:

* Location – Location – Location: High and remote are best
* OPSEC – Think of it as a form of armor or shield: Practice it and protect it.
* Observation Post / Listening Post: Your first best chance to counter attack
* Gates / Fences / other barriers: May slow me down. Might keep you in.
* Fighting positions: Must provide mutual support and allow for evacuation.
* Residence: Last line. Don’t become trapped
* People, Planning and Practice


Remember:

* An aggressive and unexpected counter strike can win the battle.
* Stay alert for multiple threats or diversionary tactics.
* Criminals excel at feigning weakness to lower your guard.


Don’t underestimate me.


Reading for further study:

The Defence of Duffer's Drift, by Major General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton (1905): You must be logged in to see this link.

US Army FM 5-15 Field Fortifications: You must be logged in to see this link.

US Army FM 5-103 Survivability: You must be logged in to see this link.

Online OODA Resources: You must be logged in to see this link.



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aloneibreak
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Posted - 10/29/2009 :  22:46:13  Show Profile Send aloneibreak a Private Message
good reading. a couple new points for me to think about.

hope it never comes down to this scenario but doesnt hurt to have a plan in case it does.

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Posted - 12/14/2009 :  21:44:12  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Right now I only have the ability to fill the inside of my house with a hazardous atmosphere and then lock them in-I have plenty of gas masks for the family---I figured I'd take their weapons as their choking--the rest of the fam would be back-up with the crossbows from up on the balcony---I dont want the rest of the folks outside to hear any loud noises!! I dont know.....what do you'all think?
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Nickelless
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Posted - 12/14/2009 :  23:15:37  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by zanta

Right now I only have the ability to fill the inside of my house with a hazardous atmosphere and then lock them in-I have plenty of gas masks for the family---I figured I'd take their weapons as their choking--the rest of the fam would be back-up with the crossbows from up on the balcony---I dont want the rest of the folks outside to hear any loud noises!! I dont know.....what do you'all think?

Sounds like a recipe for disaster. You'd have no guarantee that you'd be able to suffocate and/or disable your attackers, and the fact that this is where your family lives should really, really make you rethink your plan.


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NotABigDeal
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Posted - 12/15/2009 :  06:19:52  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by zanta

Right now I only have the ability to fill the inside of my house with a hazardous atmosphere and then lock them in-I have plenty of gas masks for the family---I figured I'd take their weapons as their choking--the rest of the fam would be back-up with the crossbows from up on the balcony---I dont want the rest of the folks outside to hear any loud noises!! I dont know.....what do you'all think?


What? No way. Knockout gas, gas masks, and crossbows. Sounds like a James Bond movie. Better get a real plan....

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Lemon Thrower
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Posted - 12/15/2009 :  08:34:03  Show Profile Send Lemon Thrower a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by vrbsroma

Society is not going to be destroyed. The dollar is not going to be replaced with another currency. There will be inflation, not hyperinflation. Life will go on. 100 years from now who knows, but for the next 25 years life will continue the was it has. I don't anticipate anyone giving up on 200 years of "the way it is" and making such drastic changes as to abort all that we have created thus far. That being said, always be prepared.



go to king world news and listen to the interview with john wilson of shadowstats.

if we do get hyperinflation like he expects, a dissolution of the u.s. is a possible solution. what interest to any of the states have in repaying the federal debt? they are better off going it alone.

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Posted - 12/16/2009 :  01:48:34  Show Profile Send Dalsuh a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Thrower

quote:
Originally posted by vrbsroma

Society is not going to be destroyed. The dollar is not going to be replaced with another currency. There will be inflation, not hyperinflation. Life will go on. 100 years from now who knows, but for the next 25 years life will continue the was it has. I don't anticipate anyone giving up on 200 years of "the way it is" and making such drastic changes as to abort all that we have created thus far. That being said, always be prepared.



go to king world news and listen to the interview with john wilson of shadowstats.

if we do get hyperinflation like he expects, a dissolution of the u.s. is a possible solution. what interest to any of the states have in repaying the federal debt? they are better off going it alone.



I cant find the interview.

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faithnotwork
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Posted - 12/26/2009 :  11:46:51  Show Profile Send faithnotwork a Private Message
Yes, my sister in law lived in not so good area of town, had a man show up at her door one night. Said that he was noticing that her roof needed repair. She felt nervous about the guy. Said "my husband will take care of it! and he said "your husband??" as if he knew she wasn't married. She slammed the door and got her gun. The guy ended up raping a woman a few doors down that same night. Of course, if she would have let him in, the 2 trained german shephards would have tore him apart if given the right command. All types of defenses can be used.

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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  18:15:36  Show Profile Send rosco a Private Message
Thanks for all the INFO but I'M struggling to stock up on Silver an AMMO now.

Is there a priority list of the stock up items or do we each have to build a list based on our own need??

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Nickelless
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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  18:30:25  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by rosco

Thanks for all the INFO but I'M struggling to stock up on Silver an AMMO now.

Is there a priority list of the stock up items or do we each have to build a list based on our own need??

Stocking up on your own need is a good place to start. And a lot of people are having trouble finding inexpensive silver or ammo right now. I'm finding that the cheapest ammo still appears to be at Walmart, and there are six Walmarts within a 25-mile radius of my home, so I call around until I see which store has what I'm looking for. I typically buy boxes of 9mm (if available) one week, .38 the next week and other calibers the third week, then start all over again so I make sure I have a steady supply of each.


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Posted - 05/05/2010 :  06:44:21  Show Profile Send Nacinator a Private Message
Nickelless,

I cannot agree more with this topic. I have been in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for the past 15 years. I am POST certified instructor for firearms, defensive tactics, baton, ASP, TASER and chemical agents. Not once have I prevented a murder, robbery or rape from occurring while on patrol. I have responded to several homicides and home invasion robberies (most all involving drug rips or home grows). A majority of the population is uneducated and believes we can be there to protect them. I have had in-laws request that I leave my off duty weapon in my POV when attending family functions. Most feel that the gun might go off and injure someone.

I don’t argue with them I educate them. I remind them of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners that I attended while on duty in uniform. I ask them how many times my sidearm or back up handgun fired while at the table. To a person they laugh and say “That won’t Happen”. I inform them the concealed weapon I carry “Won’t go off” either. I remind them I have over 400 hours of additional training and that the gun does not come out of the holster for others to hold or the kids to look at. I admonish them that their two ways the gun clears leather. One is when my life or someone else’s is in danger of great bodily injury of death. Two when I put the gun in the safe for the evening.

If they want see the gun then I arraign a trip to the range to demonstrate my skills but more importantly to let them shoot and help them to understand the importance of their 2ND Amendment Right.

While at the range I remind them I respond to calls for service I do not prevent violent crimes from occurring. I explain it is incumbent on them to protect themselves and their family. I explain most calls are generated because people call 911 and wait for help because they have a bat or golf club to protect themselves with. I call 911 and protect my family. I keep the dispatcher on the recorded line and place the phone down on the bed or dresser. I yell to the intruders I and armed and law enforcement has been contacted. I continue by saying if they come in the direction of my voice I will consider their actions hostile and will engage them with deadly force. The last thing I tell them before we leave the range is “You can’t carry a COP in your pocket”.

I frequently take my wife’s friends and their families to the range. I answer their questions to the best of my ability and if I can’t, I find the answers and get back with them.

My Father in-law is in the process of obtaining his concealed weapons permit.

On 5-3-10 I had a milestone moment with my wife of 5 years. She has always shot handguns with me at the range but has refused to shoot my AR15. I set up some cans of tomato juice and from 50 yds with the EoTech she burned a 30 round magazine smoking all 10 cans. She would giggle when she made them jump high into the air. She placed the rifle on safe and handed it back to me and said “it isn’t so loud when you are behind the gun”. She advised she is ready for me to finish the build I started for her. I hope to work her up to the SOCOM II.

And as for ammo RELOAD!!!!! As I like to say “I roll my own”.
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Lemon Thrower
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Posted - 05/05/2010 :  09:37:19  Show Profile Send Lemon Thrower a Private Message
here is a link to a more recent john williams interview.
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he's always worth listening to. i don't remember if he talks about state debt on this one. the relevane of williams is he made the point on the prior interview that the states need to be bailed out just like greece. the washington doesnt bail them out, then why should california for example stay in the union. if they do bail them out, then why should texas pay for california? also, less extreme than that is a minor financial panic could cause grocery shelves to go unstocked for a week or more.

in terms of prioritizing, i would buy 3 weeks worht of food and have access to an equal amoaunt of water. imagine if you lived in flooded nashville.

i would buy a home defense shotgun if i did not already own one and learn how to use it. Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 in 12 guage with 18.5 inch barrel are good choice, about $350 new.

buy the book surburban survivalist. its not rocket science and only touches certain topics, but its fairly comprehensive and has some good ideas.

if you look at the range of possible emergencies, a brief nashville or katrina type event (flood, hurricane, tornado, power outage, etc.) is more likely and the disruption most easily avoided through prepping. a nuke blast is a lot harder to prep for and less necessary to prep for. so take baby steps but do take the first step.

your financial survival is very separate. I would arrange my finances to prepare for inflation and for wealth preservation rather than reaching for yield.

Buying:
Peace/Morgan G+ at $15.00
copper cents at 1.3X
wheat pennies at 3X


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tmat
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Posted - 06/11/2010 :  07:33:23  Show Profile Send tmat a Private Message
great topic must take individual responsiblilty for all basic needs
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Lemon Thrower
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Posted - 06/11/2010 :  09:05:15  Show Profile Send Lemon Thrower a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Delawhere Jack

quote:
Originally posted by theo

quote:
Originally posted by Delawhere Jack

My father was driving through the city with his #3 son, my brother James, on Monday morning, April 4th, 1968......

A bullet came through the windshield, up high, and between the two of them. Dad, who is also a very accomplished marksman, but was unarmed at the time, blew all of the traffic lights getting the hell out of there.

That's how fast things can happen.







Wow! wasn't that the day Martin Luther King was assassinated?



Yes.



was before my time, but i remember of all things the Jeffersons episode. Lionel told his dad and said he was leaving to go loot a TV. George of all people was one who had some sense. probably a lot of people got caught up in a mob mentality.

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copper cents at 1.3X
wheat pennies at 3X


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Lemon Thrower
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Posted - 06/11/2010 :  09:08:23  Show Profile Send Lemon Thrower a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Country

You don't want to go there - SHTF. While knowing how to use a gun is a good thing - hunting for food and some minimal protection of your loved ones and your stash, it's naive to think your small arsenal will keep you safe.


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Buying:
Peace/Morgan G+ at $15.00
copper cents at 1.3X
wheat pennies at 3X


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Posted - 06/11/2010 :  10:31:59  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Thrower

quote:
Originally posted by Country

You don't want to go there - SHTF. While knowing how to use a gun is a good thing - hunting for food and some minimal protection of your loved ones and your stash, it's naive to think your small arsenal will keep you safe.


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Posted - 06/14/2010 :  07:19:05  Show Profile Send Lemon Thrower a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Nickelless

quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Thrower

quote:
Originally posted by Country

You don't want to go there - SHTF. While knowing how to use a gun is a good thing - hunting for food and some minimal protection of your loved ones and your stash, it's naive to think your small arsenal will keep you safe.


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i think you misunderstood my post; we are in agreement.

Buying:
Peace/Morgan G+ at $15.00
copper cents at 1.3X
wheat pennies at 3X


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