FreedomSix

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About FreedomSix

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    A little about me:
    Dropped out of school at 16 jumped in my pick up and went Texas to find the world. Started driving local delivery trucks in the Dallas / Ft, Worth area. By age 20 I was living back in Indiana and driving tractor trailer coast to coast.
    At 27 I decided to join the Army and celebrated my 28th birthday while in basic training at Fort Sill, OK. Then it was on to AIT and the world of the Field Artillery where I ended up as a Cannon Fire Direction Specialist with the 2nd Armor Division stationed at Ft, Hood, Texas. I got my GED and started taking some college courses while I was there.
    After leaving the service I bounced around from job to job for a few years and took some more college courses. Bought my own semi (379 Peterbuilt with a flattop walk in sleeper) and tried the owner / operator thing. That sure didn’t pan out like I had hoped so I dumped the truck and went back to searching.
    I ended up opening a small one man company selling tactical gear and that went well for several years. I shipped equipment to Iraq and Afghanistan on a nearly daily basis and all was well. But eventually our Government stepped up to the plate and started providing our dedicated soldiers with the gear that they needed to do their job. (They should have done that from day one). That was great for our soldiers but not my business.
    I decided it was time to find another job and went to work for small family owned Transportation Company as a driver / team leader. It has turned into a great fit for me. I now manage 3 accounts and branch office, as well as writing the payroll and billing programs for the company. Funny how life works but I am glad to have found a place that works so well for myself and my employer. Now happily working on my eighth year and knowing I have found a home.
    I started prepping in 1997 in the lead up to Y2K as did several of my close friends. We all know now the Y2K disaster is the one that never happened (That’s a good thing). But, I ate the food, burned the gas and that generator I bought provided my family with heat and light through a subzero night without power a couple years back.
    I have not done any prepping since the lead up to Y2K until this year. Looking back nothing that I bought, built or planned for the Y2K disaster went to waste. My family has benefited from those preps in the end. Based on that experience, it is hard to find a reason not to prep. When I look at the world we live in today I don’t mind telling you it is a little scary. So here we go again, let the prepping begin.
    Hope to learn from all of you and see what you are doing to prepare for whatever fate we may face. If I think I can contribute I will gladly share what little knowledge I may have with the group (you probably shouldn’t expect much).
    I would like to say now that I have been reading the forum for a couple of weeks now and I am very impressed with what I have read from the members and the staff/moderators. You are all doing a great job! Keep up the good work guys. And thanks for having me.
    FreedomSix
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    Northeast Indiana
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  1. I’ve never seen such a f**king love fest Lar (yeah; I know there is no “r” in law but apparently people in Boston don’t) enforcement has been great! (Really? Then why were these 2 people allowed to walk into a crowd at a public event wearing backpacks, remove them, place them on the off limits side of the fence and then walk away without being spotted, questioned or stopped)? The Mayor has been great! (Really? He basically declared Marshall Law (or Lar) forcing small businesses to close and lose any revenue that they could have generated. One less day of revenue at the restaurant to pay the utility bill and the lease on the building. One less day of revenue to pay the venders that delivered the produce that was going to waste. One less day of tip’s for that single mother working as a waitress to try and make ends meet and provide her child needs. One day prison sentence for all the citizens of Watertown and surrounding community’s as they were subjected to home arrest (what was there crime again?) and not allowed to move freely in the pursuit of life liberty and happiness). The colonel of the State Police has been great! (Really? For what? Oh; he enforced the Marshall Lar that was placed on “THE STRONG BOSTONINAINS” that know the meaning of “Patriots Day” and are so thankful for the Lar Enforcements efforts. The Governor has been Great!! (Why? What the h*ll did this Governor do to protect the public during the Marathon? What favors did he do for the citizenry after he failed to protect them during the Marathon? Did the citizens feel safe in Watertown because of their rights to keep and bear arms meant they had their pistol on their side (the Governor does not believe it is necessary for the public to have that right). Did they feel safe because they knew that they could protect themselves and their family from this nut job if he showed up at their house with the AR15 and high capacity magazines they have in the safe (THE GOVENER DOS NOT BELIVE THEY NEED SO CALLED “ASSAULT” WEAPONS)? I am sure glad that they are all telling the people how GREAT they are. Those “STRONG BOSTOINIANS” that know the meaning of “PATRIOTS DAY” sure are lucky to have such a fine government. One that ensures there freedoms and makes sure that the personal rights and freedoms provided to them by GOD and protected by the “Bill of Rights” are not trampled on. What the f*ck happen to freedom in Boston? I am sorry but I do not think these people have any clue as to what “Patriots Day” should represent. This whole f**king deal makes me want to puke!!!
  2. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    Here is a link to the Platypus system: http://cascadedesigns.com/platypus/filtration-and-storage/gravityworks-filters/gravityworks-40l-filter/product
  3. California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Keep Arms http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-12/california-seizes-guns-as-owners-lose-right-to-bear-arms.html?cmpid=yhoo
  4. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    The Gunslinger is a great pack, I also have a Halftrack and I would have no problem recommending either to a friend. I have added to the kit since photos were taken but not much, It is always a work in progress.
  5. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    Clothes: 1 pair of pants 2 T-shirts 2 pair of socks 2 pair of underwear Base layer shirt Base layer leggings (All in a Granite Tactical stuff block) Medical Kit:
  6. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    Light: Streamlight Sidewinder LED head light (red, white, blue & infrared) Readline nebo LED flashlight Photon micro light with white LED Photon micro light with red LED Pelican L1 with red LED
  7. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    Tools/Misc: SOG Fasthawk tomahawk Leatherman Mut with accessories kit Knife sharpening stone 2 carbineers Gorilla tape Electrical tape Boot laces 72 inch Gerber survival knife with sharpener and flint SOG entrenching tool
  8. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    Cooking/Water purification: MSR Micro Rocket stove 2 Snow Peak titanium cups/pots (Both cups and stove nest) 1 fuel can Titanium spork (not in picture)
  9. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    Fire: Dry cotton balls Petroleum jelly cotton balls Magnesium bar with flint Water proof matches Water proof match carrier Helios wind & water proof lighter Bic disposable lighter 2ea 9 hour candles Water: MSR MiniWorks microfilter LifeStraw Potable Water tablets / PA Plus tablets Nalgene 32 ounce water bottle Ewan 34 ounce Stainless Steel bottle (not in picture) Shelter: Military poncho SOL Escape Bivvy Mylar blanket Clear plastic poncho Hygiene: Shaving cream Razor Shampoo Soap Toothpaste Tooth brush Q-tips Insect repellent Sun screen Blistex Hand sanitizer Toilet paper Bio wipes Kleenex
  10. FreedomSix

    post your bob & contents. (:

    Eberlestock Gunslinger II 2ea Eberlestock 2 qt pouches 1ea Eberlestock padded pouch small 1ea Eberlestock padded pouch large 1ea Voodoo tactical Admin pouch small 1ea Voodoo tactical single mag pouch rifle 1ea Voodoo tactical double mag pouch pistol 1ea Voodoo tactical medium pouch
  11. I think the response by government has sucked. On the other hand I do not know why anyone would have expected anything other than what the people have gotten. This is why people should be prepared to take care of themselves. I do not think that there is some difference in the response based on the skin color of the population or the region of the country. I just don't get what it is that you are trying to convey in your post.
  12. My post was in response to the above post by "FEDUP IN MASS. Just seems like he has somthing to say but dosen't say it
  13. How are the different? Are you sugesting somthing but not saying it? We are all big boys here, say what you mean.