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  1. the optional 12x12 tarp, the gillnet, the hammock, the 5 lb ration of gorp, the ration of salt and sugar, the saw, the slingshot (50 lb bands from slingshot channel) with the 6 arrows, the canteen cup (with haftable lid, ferro rod and diamond sharpener hing pins) the fishline and 25 hooks, and as big a roll of duct tape as allowed, preferably the 6" roll of 2" wide stuff. 3 of the arrows to have fishing heads, 3 to have broadeads, all to have slip on rubber fletching, cause feathers are worthless when wet and are easily torn off. Haft one of the broadheads for use as a knife. Unravel the hammock (preferably a 2 person one, 11 ft long, made of paracord) and weave yourself a gill net 3 ft wide, as long as possible, with 5" mesh. every other line should be made of split natural stuff, like vines, willow shoots, pine roots. Using the shoreline as one leg of a 'v", stretch the net out along the shore, and bait the apex of the v, with minnows caught in "j-traps". Use your digging/throwing stick to make a lot of such little channels alongside the banks of your body of water. Minnows will enter them,. Stuff a rock, hunk of wood, or clog into the mouth of the j-channel and the minnows will be caught. catch them by hand, and then spear them with sticks that you embed in the mud at the head of the j. YOu can of course also use them to bait your trotlines. Once you catch a few fish the heads will bait snares all around your camp, while the guts bait in more fish.
  2. you also have to know to boil your food, so you dont lose nutrients and drink the broth. you also have to boil the heads and crack open and boil the bones, for the fat therein and then boil off the water, so as to retain the fat for later use. baited treblehooks will catch waterfowl, by far the best fat source. It's a horrible thing to do, justified only by lean-meat starvation.
  3. if you go at this right, and if you start with 60+ lbs of body fat, you can win by lasting 3 months. Nobody's ever lasted 2 months, and they wont last any longer, unless they get lots of traps, trotlines and nets going for them. active hunting (with a wooden bow and restricted areas) wont hack it, for sure. The slingbow is a lot easier to have handy than any bow, and it offers the use of clayballs for targets not worth the risk of loss or breakage of an arrow. The surge is SO much more capable than any one knife (or saw) that the choice is a no brainer. you get batteries given to you (and replaced readily) so you can short them out into charred punk wood and start fires in that manner. You are given a flare, which can start your first fire. that fire can dry out your bow drill spindle and hearth, and your tinder. The tape and chunks of tarp can form airtight containers for keeping dry your fire-kit and tinder, too. ASAP, make a pumpdrill, so you dont have to work so hard to start a fire and so you're not battery dependent.
  4. now that I've discovered that a considerably longer saw blade can be fitted to the Leatherman Surge, that is my choice instead of the saw. There's not that much need for structural construction, cause nobody's going to last more than 3 months with the gear and hunting/fishing restrictions of the Alone show. Certainly no one's going to make it thru a winter with such limitations. So why bother with a large, heavy duty shelter? Why be restricted to one area, cause you're stuck with that shelter. Go with 2 broadheads, and 4 fishing heads. remove the 4 spring wire barbs from a couple of the fishing heads and convert them to small game blunts. Use the Surge's pliers and file to convert the wires into fishhooks. For the remaining 2 fishing heads, remove one of the barbs, and shorten the other 3 barbs, gaining you wire for another 12 fishing hooks.. YOu'll be able to make more arrows with the duct tape as fletching. The slip on rubber fletchings that you came with are easily swapped onto new shafts that you make, too. Short cross sticks on the foreshaft help you hit small critters. you can split/barb/sharpen and fire=harden wooden fishing heads. Bones make decent big game heads.
  5. .44 mag lever, react to the timer beep, shoulder his "Brooklyn Special" and get 2 hits on each of 3 gongs, 3 yds apart, and 10 yds distant. When I pointed out that I could do the same thing in 1.9 seconds with the rifle that he called a "poodle-shooter" (the M4) and in 2.2 seconds with an SKS (legal at the time in NYC) he got upset with me. another time, at the 1980 IPSC nationals, I asked why the 223 was a "minor" caliber (scoring handicap in the rifle matches) when it had more momentum than the .45, which is scored "major caliber" (a big scoring advantage) He got po'd about THAT, too. :-) I also questioned his edict "no speed level is fast enough" with a pistol, yet a bolt action Scout rifle was AOK for combat. :-)
  6. nothing extreme about my claims. I couldn't gaf less whether you believe it or not.
  7. which is overpopulation, much less the only sensible fix, pay as of yet childless women to be sterilized. fingerprint or tattoo them to prevent repeaters. it only takes 2 hours, leaves no mark. just injections into her fallopian tubes that cause internal scarring. A few grand each and 90% of the third world problem would go away. then offer say, 5k each and most of the rest would be gone. 10k would gather in a whole lot of US worthless be-atches, too.
  8. the man who invented them called them "silencers". the LAW about them calls them silencers, and the guy who wrote by far the best selling book about them (me) calls them silencers. so wtf are you, hmm?
  9. good 223 loads have twice the power that the "gun that won the west" had. the 44-40 lever action was 200 grs lfp at 1200 fps, 640 ft lbs, with at least a third of that wasted on the far of the man or deer. 60 gr Nosler Partition softpoints penetrate adequately, but don't waste any power on the far side of the man. So the reality is that even the M4 hits twice as hard as the 44-40, on top of offering twice as fast repeat hits, 3x the effective range, silencer, AP on soft armor, .22lr conversion unit, concealment in your pack, one handed use and no more cost than the lever action. The cowboy action 44-40 loads are so wussy that they might as well be .22lr. Such has to be the case to let the silly users get some repeat hit speed.
  10. lots more horses than moose, too. :-) lots more chickens and domestic turkeys, and waterfowl than wild ones, most likely, too. Walking around during daylight hours, if shtf, will get you shot, just for the hell of it by some, as a precaution by others. Small game aint worth the risk. At best, it's something to trap/snare, and best service your lines at night, showing no light. A passive IR monocular is sub $200, shows you animals and people. and a kid's airsoft NVD goggle is about $100, and will suffice to show you where you are walking. Luminous sights for the AR run about $100 it's dark half of the time, and if you can't see or aim, you're helpless.
  11. India doesn't have to defend itself vs china. The american taxpayer is shouldering that burden. If India had to do so, they'd not have one dime to spare for anything else.
  12. pretty much all of them, actually.
  13. I am, but almost nobody wants to spend that sort of money. A properly set up AR is nearly $2000, even if you do build your own silencer. For the cheapskates, a silenced .22lr autorifle, which takes down easily, is the next best option. and frankly, not one in 1000 men knows enough for more than the .22 to make any difference.
  14. it's just a spiderhole. I could have 5-6 more just like it, without a lot of trouble, and almost zero actual expense. I aint putting lots of time or money into something that I hope I never need and which is no fun at all. anything really nice will have people in it before you can get there, and more coming as fast as they can get there. Which is nothing I want anything to do with.
  15. the (violent) protesters better lay off of it, cause Don probably will tell the cops to shoot them in the guts and be done with them.
  16. I'd never pay that sort of money for that sort of "food".. I buy legumes and grain from local farmers at harvest season. Doesn't take much work (fun actually) or $ to put up a lot of venison jerky, either. add some "no cook" stuff like almond butter, Tang, powdered gatorade, instant oatmeal, and some Crisco, and you can be pretty well off for $1 per day per adult. The stuff that wont keep forever, I can replace cheaply, or we eat/rotate it.
  17. ever see how most live in India, dipshit? you dont want anything like that for yourself or your kids, I promise you!
  18. so effing what? nothing special about us anymore, if there ever was. either we limit our numbers, or Nature is going to do so, with pandemics.
  19. the tape can form cordage, as can the tarp (cut off corners, stick the cutting instrument in wood, and pull the circle of tarp past the edge, slicing off hundreds of yards of cordage (if needed and you know what to do with it). twist it for strenth, and braid 3 of them if you need real strength, as in foot snaring a deer or hog to a drag log, after the deadfall has impaled him. The tape and chunks of tarp will form watertight cordage. With such a container, tinder and a pumpdrill/hearth can be kept dry enough to start most of your fires. YOu have to go like HELL the first week, while you still have a carbo-load and bodyfat/energy. If you aint reliably getting 3 lbs per day of food at the end of the 2 weeks, you might as well tap out, cause you can't win, other than by having 60+ lbs of bodyfat and being lucky. So why give up your job and do all that suffering, embarrassing yourself on national TV, hmm? you do NOT want to be wasting a ton of time and energy on making primitive cordage, guys. you do not want to be actively hunting, or running a long trap line. It's just not worth it. You dont want your fire to be within 100m of your camp/tree platform/blind, cause the scent of fire runs off critters, or makes them hyper-alert. YOu just keep your sling/arrows ready and your senses alert, as you hide on your platform and make cordage, netting, snares, fish and bird traps, etc. lean fish and meat wont hack it. Gotta have a source of carbs, fiber and fat. if you have a fatty fish (catfish, salmon) it can suffice, but otherwise, you'll need critters, or acorns, nuts, seeds for fat. tree sap and cambrium, tubers, greens can offer carbs and fiber. Fat can be very hard to arrange in the wild, especially if you dont have a silenced AR15 with a .22lr conversion unit. you can boil fish skins heads, and bones (crack open for the marrow) and evaporate/boil off the water for some fat. but mostly, you have to take coon, chucks, possums, deer, or hogs in order to have a fat source, unless you are so lucky as to have a wonderful source of nuts/seeds.
  20. for instance, with a rifle, held across your thighs, horizontally, average .80 second to react, shoulder the rifle and get a hit on the torso at 5yds. 1.0 second to do the same at 25 yds, 1.5 second at 50 yds. sub 2.0 seconds at 100 yds, sub 3 seconds at 200 yds. Repeat hits on the chest at 20 yds should run less than .25 second, as should the traverse to another target, say, 10 yds further in an arc. if you get hit first, all the accuracy and power in the world does you no good at all, you're still dead.
  21. you can get a silencer for the pistol.
  22. shotgun has nothing like the effective range people "think" that it has, especially with standard loads and 20" riot barrels. The load starts at maybe 1400 fps and the round ball's horrific air resistance slows it to 1300 fps at a mere 25 yds. The 00 pellet weighs just 54 grs. So at 25 yds, it's hitting no harder than a 380 does at 10 ft, nothing to count upon, at ALL. Moreover, there's no way that you can guarantee that a given buck pellet will strike in given area, unless the range is so close that all the pellets will strike that area, which means 10 ft or less. :-) At 20 yds, the riot gun's pattern is likely to be 20" wide, and it wont center where the "sights" (crude as they are) say it should, either. Furthermore, changing loads will change where the pattern centers and only the merest fluke luck gets your 00 pattern centered where your slugs are hitting. So you have to zero your sights (if they can be moved at all, of course) with the slugs, and "hold off" with the buckshot rds, which is a crock. If you do the geometry, a 20 " OD circle has a 10" radius. Area = Pi (3.14) x the square of the radius. So a 20" circle has 314 square inches in it. Divide 314 by 9 pellets and you get an average of 1 pellet every 35 square inches. the vitals average being a 10" circle (some men will be sideways to you, crouched, etc) A 10" circle has just 78 square inches of area. So you will get 2-3 pellets into the vitals at 20 yds. big effing WHOOP, right? and that's IF your pattern is centered on his heart, but it wont be. If you could reliably do that, you''d be using a rifle. You chose the shotgun cause you know damned well that you aint that good. you are a lot less good with $1 per shot slugs, as vs 25c per shot steel cased 223, too. especially if the 223 has a sound suppressor and you've practiced a lot with it using the .22lr conversion unit. at 20 yds, the guy using cover offers only his head and shoulder as a target. you can easily miss that sort of fleeting mark with a buck blast. 12 ga shells are 10 to the lb. 223 60 gr loads are 35 to the lb and they come in 30 rd box mags, with that same advantage of luminous sights, trigger job, .22 unit practice and 223 silencer making the full power rds just as "tame" to use as the .22 unit (without the silencer). 22lr rds are 100 to 135 rds to the lb, depending upon whether they are 36 or 60 gr bullets. The shotgun cant do the job of the rifle, nor the pistol. It's not concealable under normal clothing, or in the cars console, it's not easily used with just one hand. and the shotgun has nothing like the range, mag capacity, silencer, mag-capacity, trigger job, luminous sights, GI rd, mags, parts, or concealment (taken down in a pack, or under a jackert that the shorty AR has. So why waste time and money on a shotgun?
  23. it handles too differently from a decent fighting rifle, lacks adequate range, penetration and mag capacity. It also can't do the pistol's job of being out of the way, out of sight, accessible in less than one second, and being effective when you only have one hand available for shooting. Since the shotgun can't replace either rifle or pistol, why bother with it? the safety is different, the manual of operations is different, luminous sights for it are a several hundred dollar custom deal, and you can't effectively suppress or conceal it (even when it's taken down). it's not better than a suppressed rifle in a fight, either. Having your ears blown out is a really good way to lose, especially if you miss that first shot (which is highly likely in your home, where the pattern spread will be less than 5" wide.
  24. "best trained" people. my ass. they were typical govt goofoffs. I saw one guy take a full 1.5 seconds to get his 357 out and just point it up in the air, looking around like the lost lil sheepie he WAS. . The SEcret service has orders to jump on the attacker, keep him alive if at all possible, so he can be made to talk about whether he was with others, under orders, etc. anybody who believes in some silly crap like a "god" should go lie down in front of a moving train. if god doesn't want him to die, the train will de-rail, right? and if god DOES want him to die, no matter WHAT he does, he's dead. so he'd better go lie down in front of that train! morons
  25. making noise, if shtf, aint gonna work for anybody. you can kid yourself about how "remote" you're going to be, but you're fos.