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View Poll Results: What % of Friends/Family are Fully Prepared for Global Disaster (3-18 Month Survival)
Less than 1% 83 44.86%
1-10% 64 34.59%
10-20% 19 10.27%
20-30% 10 5.41%
Greater than 30% 9 4.86%
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Old 28 March 2018, 20:36
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Mingo Kane is your man. I called him when I was setting my rig up to keep from cooking myself. He actually knows what he's talking about. I know just enough to get you scorched.
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Old 28 March 2018, 21:00
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sounds good. Thanks!
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Old 27 April 2018, 17:04
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The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper, or, “Who Needs an AR-15 Anyway?” on Medium dot com


A surprisingly entertaining and accurate analysis of just why in hell a prepper needs to keep a firearm. Good short read.


Note that as we've covered here before, this author mentions the unethical prepper, who doesn't put up any food, but rather trusts on his guns to feed him by preying on the weak in the event of an event.
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Old 27 April 2018, 17:47
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Pretty good points all the way around. What he failed to factor is "feel". We feel safer with guns, whether we need them or not. Lefties "feel" unsafe with guns around. A fundamental difference that I really don't see a solution too.

Most of us live in an OODA loop world. The anti-gunners live in a OOFDA world.

I have never been one to hide guns in the ground, but I'm starting to think maybe that should be part of my prep.
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Old 27 April 2018, 18:20
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I'm thinking you are probably right. It grates like a chicken bone going down sideways, but having at least one good gun and ammo stashed, and I mean STASHED, is an insurance policy that has both a low premium and deductible, but potentially a very high payout in the event of a claim.
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Old 27 April 2018, 18:27
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Yeah, that rubs me the wrong way too, but I agree, it's a low cost policy. I don't think we're there just yet, but I used to think guys who did that were wack jobs. Now, not so much.
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Old 26 June 2018, 01:08
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Yeah, we know TFG is probably staying warm by swinging kettle bells around his property and defending it with obscure caliber pistoles.
The pistols that he hand receipted from Blackbeard??
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Old 26 June 2018, 08:03
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The pistols that he hand receipted from Blackbeard??
haha. But, that's why I have a couple black powder pistols and I plan on getting a BP rifle. And a bullet mold and quite a bit of pyrodex on stock.
Also I have 3 bows and a crossbow.
I want a couple things that I can still use well after ammo runs out or is scarce.
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Old 26 June 2018, 16:59
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haha. But, that's why I have a couple black powder pistols and I plan on getting a BP rifle. And a bullet mold and quite a bit of pyrodex on stock.
Also I have 3 bows and a crossbow.
I want a couple things that I can still use well after ammo runs out or is scarce.
Back when .22 was so scarce, I traded 400 rounds of .22 for a Barrett crossbow (150lb), 6 hunting bolt, and a dozen practice bolts. I learned to shoot a bow with a longbow my uncle made in the Boy Scouts in the 60's and was pretty proficient with a recurve.

A good thing about both crossbows and 'regular' bows is that they don't go "BANG" (HERE I AM).
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Old 26 June 2018, 18:14
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Pretty good points all the way around. What he failed to factor is "feel". We feel safer with guns, whether we need them or not. Lefties "feel" unsafe with guns around. A fundamental difference that I really don't see a solution too.

Most of us live in an OODA loop world. The anti-gunners live in a OOFDA world.

I have never been one to hide guns in the ground, but I'm starting to think maybe that should be part of my prep.
Just leave said gun lying around and invite gavin over, he'll do the rest.
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Old 26 June 2018, 18:15
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haha. But, that's why I have a couple black powder pistols and I plan on getting a BP rifle. And a bullet mold and quite a bit of pyrodex on stock.
Also I have 3 bows and a crossbow.
I want a couple things that I can still use well after ammo runs out or is scarce.
I was thinking the other day that I should buy a proper re-curve bow and some arrows.
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Old 26 June 2018, 20:49
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I was thinking the other day that I should buy a proper re-curve box and some arrows.
What is a recurve box?
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Old 26 June 2018, 21:19
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I imagine he means recurve bow. That is, a simple bow, not a compound bow with the pulleys/cams and carefully tensioned strings that could break and require maintenance, or a crossbow that is similarly complicated.
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Old 26 June 2018, 22:23
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What is a recurve box?
Just what I need another wife.....
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Old 26 June 2018, 23:21
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Well...typo's aside, this is an area of potential interest in the spirit of this thread. It follows with the KISS concept. The only snag for me is that in a true grid down situation if the bow breaks or is lost how could you make another bow? But I have yet to even Google the issue. I was hoping you were referring to something to assist making your own simple bow. Any recommendations you (all) might have would be appreciated
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Old 27 June 2018, 00:59
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Well...typo's aside, this is an area of potential interest in the spirit of this thread. It follows with the KISS concept. The only snag for me is that in a true grid down situation if the bow breaks or is lost how could you make another bow?
I'm pretty sure every kid who grew up in the backwoods of the south made bows out of mulberry limbs and stuff. I started making "real" bows recently, and even that isn't really difficult, if you learn the physics and have patience.
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Old 27 June 2018, 01:08
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I'm pretty sure every kid who grew up in the backwoods of the south made bows out of mulberry limbs and stuff. I started making "real" bows recently, and even that isn't really difficult, if you learn the physics and have patience.
So, when you perfect your craft, you will be dying to make an English Long Bow and sell it to me.
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Old 27 June 2018, 08:49
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I've also seen flattened pvc pipes used as bows.
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Old 27 June 2018, 08:59
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I find bows mildly interesting, but I can store about 10x the amount of .22lr it would take me to last a lifetime of hunting too easily.
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Old 27 June 2018, 09:01
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Well...typo's aside, this is an area of potential interest in the spirit of this thread. It follows with the KISS concept. The only snag for me is that in a true grid down situation if the bow breaks or is lost how could you make another bow? But I have yet to even Google the issue. I was hoping you were referring to something to assist making your own simple bow. Any recommendations you (all) might have would be appreciated
I think buying one and learning to shoot it would be first. The other thing is having access to the correct materials. Look around, I think there is a thread on making bows, I will see if I can revive it.
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