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    My next firearm

    KelTec KSG if you're dead set on a shotgun. 12-14 shells. Add a light to the rail and magpul front grip and your ready to go.
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    post your bob & contents. (:

    ENO hammock and Kelty Noah's tarp combo makes a great lightweight shelter. I would recommend a firearm or other ranged defensive weapon. Some paracord is always nice to have. Duct tape is essential. Water and a means to purify water. Food? Bandana is good, sheemag is better. Compass! Good local map. Just some ideas.
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    What's in your vehicle?

    I highly recommend getting a 4x4 pick up with tool box and stocking it with the following: Water (2 Gallons) 5 is better Jerky, Power bars, etc. Motor Oil -don't waste valuable space with winshield fluid Funnel Good Hand Axe Shovel Survival Knife Headlamp Gloves Blanket or Sleeping Bag Crowbar Jumper Cables 5 gal Gas/Diesel Jerry Can with Fuel Paracord Duct Tape Extra belts, spark plugs, etc. Spare Tire Rags Maps your everyday bag should cover all the other essentials.
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    Registered Prepper

    It's unlikely Uncle Sam will be coming for your food. In a real SHTF scenario they will be too busy running for the bunkers. I could see them confiscating food stored at commercial facilities by manufacturers and retailers. Your hungry neighbor or relatives, now that's a lot more likely.
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    Question about a Faraday Cage

    Has anyone explored the idea of using heat sealed food storage Mylar bags to protect small sensitive equipment from EMP? They are great for food storage so I figured that the foil might also work against EMP. Would they still need to be grounded? just a thought.
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    Bug-In Castle Defense

    Sorry to say, but the Bug-In Castle approach for the average home near a high density area is a lost cause. While it would be prudent to take every precaution you can to make access as difficult as possible (alarm system, heavy doors with reinforced frames, etc.) the truth is that given a determined enemy in a real SHTF scenario there is 0% chance of effectively defending the average home for very long. If you had a well armed troop, maybe. But alone, you will merely be stretching out the inevitable. Truthfuly, if your within 10 miles of a major metropolitan area or traffic artery I would consider relocating to a safer local. Ideally a rural property with at least 10 acres and a home out of view from the road would be ideal. Ideally I would build a home out of either full sized logs or stone (granite) with a full sized basement. Square log cabin design with an loft will be easiest to keep warm. Limit windows and doors on the main level. Out of sight from the road you can install metal bars on the windows, or better yet you can have a good welder fabricate 1/2 steel metal shutters with slits that can be closed shut in a pinch. You can also install a hardwood door with 1/2 steel plate sandwiched in between. I would also install a slate or metal roof to prevent being burned out. At this point you can install a good wood burning stove (not a fireplace). You can use the stove to heat the home and cook. Solar panels, a good hand pump for well water, a vegetable garden, goats, chickens, rabbits, and enough food in the basement for 1 year and your all set. Be sure to insulate the home well. 12 inch thick walls and plently of insulation in the ceiling will reduce your need for wood in the winter and keep your home cool in the summer. A light colored reflective roof will also keep the home cool, if you live in the a cooler climate black will absorb heat in the winter. Off the beaten path you can set up some good perimeter defenses and early warning systems.