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    When they close the roads...

    Actually, the Can Am has an amazing engine break so he would be able to control it the entire way down. I've come down some steep logging roads on mine and I can release my hands from the handle bars and I remain in total control. Don't try that on a Polaris though or you'll end up crunched.
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    Thinking about the future

    Ladywolf, I recommend that you study some emergency medicine and/or how to use nature's bounty to treat illnesses and injuries. You can educate yourself online so the cost is free. All you will invest is time. But having emergency medical skills coupled with a knowledge of nature's medicines will make you a valuable asset to any group of survivors.
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    When they close the roads...

    Outlander, nice dog! Looks like you have help keeping the family safe. How does that red plastic gas container work? I have seen them before and have always wondered if they are worth the money. What say you?
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    The end could be closer than you think...

    Agreed with all above. We the People are in for a bumpy ride!
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    IRS Tea Party update as it were...

    Another Obama operative bought and paid.
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    haha love this idea

    You might like this... hide them in plain sight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYqquG27pg
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    Another Knife Giveaway!

    I got the itch. It’s that time again. It’s time to give another knife away. This one is a small general purpose knife. It is about 5.5 inches long with a blade of 3.75 inches. I made it long ago so it has a few imperfections but nothing that hurts the function of the knife. As a matter of fact, you have to look close to see them (but I see them easily and they drive me crazy!). So here are the rules: Simply post the word “IN” in this thread. That will put your name into the contest. You must be over 18 years old or, for those under 18 I must speak with one parent AND receive an e-mail from one of your parents. It’s not that I don’t trust you because of your age. I just want to make sure your parents know what you’re doing. Also, sometime the parents question why a total stranger is sending you ‘free’ things in the mail. We can’t be too safe in these times. Sadly, if you have received one of my knives for free, you cannot enter. Sorry! However, if you paid for a knife, you are still eligible for this drawing. I want to run this give-away a week or so the deadline is October 17th at midnight. As usual, I might extend the deadline if we have one or two late comers. No everybody checks these threads daily. I will use a random number generator to select the winner. The winner will then e-mail me with their mailing address. I will package and ship the knife to you. I pay the shipping. The knife is totally free. No strings attached. Ask the people that have won them before and they’ll tell you – absolutely no strings attached. As a matter of fact, once I ship the knife I shred your mailing address. Your info is safe with me. That’s it! Good luck! [ATTACH=CONFIG]1477[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]1478[/ATTACH]
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    When they close the roads...

    Von, both are good points. An animal can break a leg or hurt its foot. Any form of transportation has its strength and its weaknesses. Gas can be solved fairly easily in a real SHTF scenario. But in reality, it comes down to the fact that I own a Can Am and not a mule. Also, I keep a lot of gasoline on hand... enough to get me anywhere in Massachusetts and the gas is easily mounted to the ATV.
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    When they close the roads...

    Outlander, I see you have Can Am ATVs. I've had a Can Am 800 for about three years and have taken that thing into places no other ATV could have gone. I strapped a deer on the front of my Can Am and headed up a steep hill. When I got to the top I had a guy standing there to push my ATV down so I didn't flip. I have plowed snow that was so deep it came over the plow and the front end. But it pushed snow no matter how deep it was. I'll take my Can Am any day of the week.
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    Leather goods!

    Just received the sheath you made for my brother. He wanted a plain sheath that could take a lot of abuse. Oh man, did you come through for him! That sheath is awesome and will be around for decades! Thanks a lot! My brother really liked it/
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    Leather goods!

    I am the proud owner of one of IBOM sheaths. His workmanship is outstanding!! I am about to send him a rather large order of custom knives so he can create some custom sheaths to make them the perfect gift! IBOM is HIGHLY recommended!
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    Government & truth .... polar opposites.

    +1 Short, sweet and straight to the point
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    radioactive water filter

    Sweet find, Wally!
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    Does this seem legit?

    Check out Black Tyde Tactical. They seem to have good stuff at very reasonable prices. https://www.blacktydetactical.com/istore/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=338
  15. Locks keep honest people honest and/or insures that they meet the minimum standards as set forth by local authorities. Here in occupied AmeriKa we must keep all firearms locked unless that are in our possession. So many buy the cheaper 'StackOn' safes to align with the law. Keeping your guns n a glass cabinet is a thing of the past. The gun=-Nazis have seen to that.
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    What you see is not always reality...

    Obama's motto: Never let the truth keep you from exploiting a crisis. He and his ilk love exploiting bloodshed. It' fun. It' very profitable and it helps them infringe upon our rights and destroy the Constitution.
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    Military themed Shadow box

    Ummm, first off, I took absolutely no offense by your comment which displayed a general lack of medals & awards. I entered the service as an enlisted guy (E-1). I made it to E-7 in under 10 years. Then I made CWO in under 13 years and made it to CWO3. Then I was one of two people selected to go from CWO to O-3. So the career is a little more interesting than ‘five’ medals. Do you know what the medals are? The first medal is a Meritorious Service Medal. It is not a CG medal. In the CG at that time, very few E-7, CWO or O-3 earned one, no one else I know of earned two. The next is the CG Commendation Medal of which there are two. Then comes another two CG Achievement Medal. One of my Commendation Medals was earned for risking my life to save a shipmate. I lost six teeth and now wear a nice scar under my lip where his scuba tank hit me in the face. Rather than letting go and letting him die, I got smashed. Also, do you know what the ‘stars’ mean? The stars mean that I received multiple medals. So, rather than earning ‘five’ medals, I earned 12 medals. The ribbons are interesting but not worth going into in any kind of depth. But I earned 30 medals/ribbons during my career. I had max’ed out the amount of points earned for promotion. So, although there are not a lot of meaningless medals, most of them are pretty darn impressive. Also, if you knew medals & awards, you’d see that there is a Commanding Officer (ashore) pin which I earned as a CWO. “no one did anything special for me…”Did you earn ‘anything special’”? No doubt that you were a darn fine sailor and that you were missed. Do you know what the current status of suicides amongst active duty, ex-military and retired military? The number is huge and, at least to me, each life is meaningful. Ya, I am sure that these men and women killing themselves is simply ‘bologna’. Maybe you ought to be the person that tells the family that their loved one that just committed suicide is ‘bologna’. I am sure that would ease their minds. Snake, it was a gift from the guys that worked ‘for’ me. I put ‘for’ in quotes because my last job was enlisted Force Manager for around 15,000 enlisted folks and 550 CWOs. The guys that gave it to me were 8 Master Chief Petty Officers and 3 CWO4s. The only mistake they made was letting an O-3 ring knocker make the box.
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    Military themed Shadow box

    Snake, when I retired, I put my full dress uniform on a hanger in my office and walked out wearing flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt. One of the best feelings I ever had was leaving Washington DC for the final time. The guys gave me the box so I kept it. I can't believe that they messed up the order but heck, that makes it special. Oh, I never looked back either! I haven't missed it in 15 years!
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    Military themed Shadow box

    Snake, when I retired, I put my full dress uniform on a hanger in my office and walked out wearing flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt. One of the best feelings I ever had was leaving Washington DC for the final time. The guys gave me the box so I kept it. I can't believe that they messed up the order but heck, that makes it special.
  20. Cap'n, here in Occupied AmeriKa, Massachusetts, most people rely upon the government to keep them safe. They surrendered their liberty for government provided security. Few care about their rights. They don't mind being controlled as long as their feel that the control is in place to keep them 'safe'. Most folks here are fools. Few have ever read the Constitution and even fewer cherish it. Also, after the Boston Marathon Bombing, some stored removed pressure cookers off the shelf. Again, perceived safety is important to Massachusetts Socialists.
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    list of executive orders from past presidents

    Every time a government confiscates privately owned firearm (for our own good), the end is the same... death. Gun confiscation leads to the murder of innocent people. And when our guns are confiscated, many of us shall die, too. That is why we must stand now for, if we don't stand now, we will kneel forever.
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    Military themed Shadow box

    Here is mine. I didn't hav the heart to tell my co-workers that they had the medals in an incorrect order. [ATTACH=CONFIG]1886[/ATTACH]
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    Makes me want to puke

    Freedom, your interpretation is an interesting take on the situation. Let me aid you in understand the ‘thinking’ of most Massachusetts resident. First, I live in Occupied AmeriKa so I know what I am talking about. Second, mediocrity is the ultimate goal of the elected officials (ruling class). They don’t want high performers. They don’t like people that think for themselves. They want all Mass-holes to be sheep so they will continue voting the socialists into power. Third, I am sure that a wounded 19-year old kid could evade capture from ANY town in America that is in total lockdown. It’s easy… just walk where the police are not. So you see, ‘great’ is in the eye of the beholder. Also, your Massachusetts accent is terrible. Stick to what you know.
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    Top 10 Drones in the World.

    Great video. The CG never had anything that cool when I was in.
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    Survival Watch

    Thanks for asking this question as I need a new watch, too. All my ‘nice’ watches seem to be failing at the same time. I destroyed a Movado when I shot a shotgun with it on. I forgot to take it off at the range and one blast was all it could handle. My Rolex died for no reason at all and they want $1500 to fix it so I’ll use it as a sinker. I’m leaning towards a Timex. My old golden retrieve ate one and it was still ticking when it came out the other end! Let’s see the ‘nice’ watches do that!