heyboi

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  1. This is an old list, a few things have changed. You can have a slingbow, you can have 9 arrows, not just 6. the gillnet is now just 50 sq ft, making it worthless. You can't have a bear canister any more, the food rations are now just 2 lbs each, making them not worth taking. Lots of YT vids about this show. 5 seasons now, fattest guy has always won. Season four had 7 teams of 2 family members per team. https://morethanjustsurviving.com/alone-season-1-survival-gear/ https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alone+tv+show
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    TWO SOL Escape bivvies,

    are needed for a 220 lb, 6 ft tall guy. They are $40 each, 1/2 lb each, made from a "breathable" mylar, but I made a bag-liner out of half a lb of "double layered" painter's drop cloth. One side is waterproof, the other side of it is absorbent. I made a 3x8 ft bag out of it, using another full length zipper. This bag is fragile, so you have to tent it and the Escape(s) over a ridgeline, and be careful how you enter and exit the combo. this 1.5 lb assembly lets me sleep ok at 40F, in office clothes, even with a pretty good breeze blowing. The dropcloth stops any possible condensation. I use the SOL 2 person Emergency "non breathable" bivvy, opened flat, as a windbreak and rainfly. Normally, I use a hammock, and can do so even if there's only one tree. :-) I rig it as a reclining "slingchair", and pop a sedative. the dropcloth bag is 1/2 lb. There's no concern about the stuff's getting wet, there's nothing to get too-compressed, it folds and rolls up into a very small package. The emergency bivvy weighs just 1/4 lb.
  3. then you're a moron. Likewise if you "think" people can't sneak up or drive up to your place at night and burn you out, or just snipe you during daylight hours. You're easily found, scores of people know about you and your place,and none of them are any more prepped than anyone else is.
  4. so what? the point is that she's young enough to keep up with me. I'm a black belt and I pushed 500 lbs on the leg press 50x the other day, 2 sets., 25 reps eacy. She loves to shoot, trains hard, likes to pick up empty brass and reload. Casting with the 6 cavity molds is hard on her wrists, tho. She's petite. Soon her 9 year old daughter will be here and I'll start training her, too. I've saved their entire family, so my marriage is solid as a rock. They'd all disown her if she messed me over. It cost me 10k to get her here, 10k more to get her set up here and replace her income while she got going. She had a pretty good job there, and was the only reason her siblings and mother didn't starve to death. Now they are all set, because of me and her. Her sister has graduated from college, architecture, graphic arts and computer science, another is starting college. Once both have jobs overseas, the family is on easy street, and my wife doesn't have to pay for all of it, as she now is.
  5. you're just jealous. :-) anyone can do whatever they want with their money. you just never had a woman pay you for ANYTHING you did for her, that's all.
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    Tactical gears.

    if you have any brains, you aint out and about during daylight hours, post shtf, so the gear can look any way you want it to look, or however it does look for the price you can afford, etc. You shouldn't be concerned about blending in with anyone, cause you dont want to be out there with anybody looking at you. Everyone has eyes, not 1 in 100 have night vision capability.
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    Simple shelter

    you can dig a spiderhole in a day, to include hiding the excavated dirt, and concealing the fiberglass cover that you hauled into the site. If somebody finds it, prior to shtf, they'll think nothing of it. If shtf, get into it and start tunneling horizontally. You can do 6 ft per day and hide the dirt. So, in a week, you can have another vertical shaft and lid, 30 ft away from the first. If you detect people or dogs messing with one lid, you pop out of the other and silently shoot them. A .22lr noisemaker at each lid will let you sleep in peace. For post shtf, while you are not occupying the tunnel, a surprise can be rigged to the lids, too. The vietcong lived in tunnels for 30 years. You can manage it for year, coming out only at night. By then, nearly everyone will be dead, making it much safer to do what you have to do (in daylight).
  8. if she pays you 100k cash in the 4 years before you divorce, and you've been smart enough to put every thing in the name of a Nevada corporation that she doesn't even know about (what you haven't just buried, as gold coins, that is) you have nothing to lose, really. This can be done twice before ICE wont let you repeat. You can use that money to build a ton of credit, and use it to create a lot of passive income, of you know what to do with it. You dont have to be a vet to get a VA home loan. You just have to KNOW a trustworthy vet. Your local VA hospital has an employment branch that will help you find such guys, and their home loan requires no down payment. In OK, big old houses can be had for 50k, converted into 8 small rooms, rented out for $125 a week each, one of which is free to your vet, along with 5k a year, for him to live there and manage the other tenants, under a "sober living" contract. About 10k to set this up, clear about 20k a year. Once you get 3 of them going, you can pay a management company to oversee your managers and you can live elsewhere, on your clear 50k a year. In the third world, half that much annual income lets you live like a king.
  9. I'd take a Cold Steel shovel, modified to have 8" of saw edge, a modified Crunch multitool, a 5 qt skillet with lid, the fishing kit (as 8 treblehooks, 4 of them being big ones, for wiring wolves and big cats to drag logs) the snarewire, one of Chief Aj's slingbows (most arrows featuring fluflu fletching and 4-tined fishing heads, the big roll of duct tape. If I was going to be on the sea coast, I'd take a sleeping bag ,but if not, I'd want the 3 lb block of salt. You've got to catch 600 lbs of fish in a month, and that means you'll have to preserve 150 lbs of fish. Dipping their flesh in a salty brine, before cold smoking them, will go a long ways towards preserving the dried fish.
  10. why a reaction instead of a listing of your gear choices? Many highly effective things can't be taken, like a gun, ENOUGH netting, steel traps, cable snares, water filter. Of the items possible, I'd take the 2 person cotton rope hammock, and the 12x12 tarp, and make netting out of both, as well as out of half of the 20x20 tarp. A 20x20 can be cut up to make 4 10x10's and they also give you a 10x10, so a couple of them is enough shelter. That leaves a 10x10 to be made into a poncho, chaps, cover for your seep well, water filter, etc. If another competitor outweighs you by 60 lbs (which is commonlyly the case) you have to find a way to eat 180,000 calories more than they do, or you can't beat them, unless they are foolish enough (like Fowler) to waste time and calories on doing un-needed things.
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    Simple shelter

    primitive shelter, a small, low one, is a good idea for your fire, but they leak and take too much time/activity for covering your body, A hammock with a rain-fly is a lot more like what's needed, until you can get underground. If you've already got some spiderholes set up, one night's horizontal tunneling will get you a place to lay, a few more nights of such work and you'll have another lid that you can pop out of, if you detect men or dogs messing with your other lid. You can then put a silenced .22 into 3-4 of them before any others realize what's going on.
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    Simple shelter

    give me a hole in the ground, for all but flood-prone areas. I worked out a very lw, compact shelter/sleep-kit that suffices otherwise. If you live in cold country, the only serious answer, if shtf, is to gtfo, where there's a year round growing season, taking non hybrid seeds, so you can use sprouts and root veggies, after getting thru the first 6 months of the pure hell that shtf is going to be. You can easily cover 100 miles per night on pavement with a bicycle and NVD goggles., or drift a raft 1000 miles in a month.
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    So what's in your fire staring kit ?

    fresnel lense in wallet, Bic in pocket, matchcase round my neck, ferrorod, UCO lantern, and peanut lighter in a ziplock bag in the BOB. Beeswax candles only in the UCO. So far, it and the Bic are all I've ever needed.
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    Shelters

    if you know what you're doing, the last thing you should spend money on or waste time traveling to is your own land. Since your stuff should be buried and accessed only at night, leaving no trace and showing no light, and you should be underground during daylight hours, it wont matter if there's a dozen people in the same sq mile of woods with you, cause they'll never know that you are there.
  15. I live near a military base, dozens of Filipinas here, almost all have been here over 5 years. Why does she not KNOW in her very soul that the day she betrays you is her last day on earth?
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    Snap shooting an ar

    practice with either shoulder/eye, since it's stupid to fire right handed around the left side of cover, exposing your entire body to do so with a longarm. One thing that really helps is to V notch your luminous "normal range" wing of the rear sight. build up easily seen "wings" of acraglas epoxy. Darken them with layout blue, then marksalot pen ink. You can then use the gun very well even if you only have the use of one arm, carrying a kid, helping your wounded wife walk, etc.
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    The One Gun Solution

    there is no one gun, cause you need a pistol that fits in a front pants pocket holster and you need a fighting rifle that offers a ..22lr conversion unit, a silencer, luminous iron sights, a scoped option, (see thru mount, QD, return to zero base, chromed chamber, dark, rust-resistant finish, a clear sightline over the silencer, takedown concealment in your pack, lw, which fires the GI Rd and can be handled well with just one arm. A shorty AR is the only gun that offers all those many requisites.
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    The One Gun Solution

    forget it. Noisy, single shot, lacking in range or penetration. It will get you killed by the first guy who hears you, has a rapidfire repeater and knows to use cover from 100m away. You'd be WAY ahead to just have a homemade silencer on a Marlin papoose takedown .22lr autorifle.
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    A minimal BOB self reliance and defense

    no, .22 mag is NOT a manstopper, from a 1.5" barreled, mini revolver, it's no more powerful than a .32 acp.. The 350 lb power quote is from a 20" rifle barrel. From the mini, it's got about 100 lousy ft lbs. and it wont expand the jhp, most likely, either.
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    A minimal BOB self reliance and defense

    if it's the only gun you'll have on you, then it IS your primary gun, and you're nuts to go with something as slow, awkward, likely to be fumbled and un-safer as a mini-revolver. If you have to have minimal size and weight, get a Keltec P32. because it has a locked breech, it can be safely reloaded to drive the 60 gr silvertip jhp over 1200 fps, for 200 ft lbs, adequate penetration, assured expansion. but you have to turn .040" off of the diameter of the rims of the cases, so that you dont get rimiock misfeeds with the semi-rimmed rds, using the jhp ammo. This makes the 7 oz, 4.5"x 3.5" gun as "powerful' as a .38 snub (ie, not very) but more than twice as powerful as factory .32 ammo. You'll be ab le to get repeat hits nearly twice as fast with it, and it lies so flat in your pocket that it might as well be a phone-pager, for all the attention it will ever attract.
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    Let's get into the weeds "STOPPING POWER"

    we CAN get .22 Hornet rifle ballistics out of a pocket pistol (if the hornet hits at say, 70m, vs the pistol at 20 ft and we can get M4 223 sp hits (at same distance) sort of performance at 20 ft with a belt gun. you just have to know how to make and load some really lw bullets. As in 70 grs at 2300 fps from a 4" barreled 10mm, or 45 grs at 2200 fps from a pocket 9mm, rechambered to take the 9x21 mm cartridge. If you've shot some animals with such rifles, at such distances, and also shot them at 20 ft with a pistol, you'll know how superior the hi-v softpoints are in their effect, compared to normal wt jhp's from pistols. They dump big coyotes on their butts, while pistol hits (from duty sidearms) rarely do anything of the kind.
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    Let's get into the weeds "STOPPING POWER"

    shoot some animals with 90 gr 380 at 900 fps, and do the same with the same bullet at 1400 fps from a pocket 9mm. You'll see a world of difference in the performance, I can assure you. The 380 wont expand the jhp, so the bullet will exit and waste about 1/3rd of its pathetic 160 ft lbs of energy. The 9mm most certainly will expand, probably wont exit anything bigger than a coon, and thus, uses all of its 400 ft lbs. The difference in effect is quite remarkable. The ASPCA website says that every year, over 800,000 people in the US are dogbitten badly enough to need medical attention. So how a pistol bullet performs on animals is quite relevant to defensive knowledge. Also, animals dont know that they've been shot, so the psychological factor is removed. If the bullet penetrates more than 12" of flesh and blood, you dont want it for your defensive pistol, but it should penetrate at least 8".
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    TWO SOL Escape bivvies,

    It rarely goes below 20F here, and almost always thaws during the day. If I add down booties, glove liners, balaclava, a winter coat, I can sleep ok in the hammock or up on some dry debris, inside the two bags, at 20F, without a fire. If I stuff the area between the bags with dry debris, or use the UCO candle (reclining/seated position) or use a discrete Dakota fire pit to heat rocks/ or water, , each one will add another 10F degrees. calisthenics, while inside of the sleeping gear, can add 20F degrees, if you've got the energy to do them every few minutes. I can use the Emergency bivvy as a Korchanski solar shelter, with a fire, thru the "window" of clear PEVA plastic in the absorbent drop cloth, PEVA, contruction plastic, normal "space blanket" mylar, Tyvek all have horrific condensation problems when made into a bag configuration. The supershelter can add 20F degrees just by facing bright sunlight and it normally warms up that much more, between noon and dawn. So I can use the eye mask, earplugs and sedative to sleep from 11 Am to 5 pm, if need be, or I can use the projected heat of a Siberian fire lay, if it's 10F or so. When it's that cold, nobody's coming around to bother you about having a fire. Not at night, anyway and I can be long gone at dawn, if need be.
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    Let's get into the weeds "STOPPING POWER"

    nobody's lugging around a .500 and complete misses of the entire man are commonplace at 5 yds, even with loads that dont blow your ears out. The idea of carrying such a clunk is ridiculous. You CAN miss a man at arms's length, when he's shooting at you or swinging a pipe, etc. It doesn't matter who you are. When you have no ear protection, you WILL flinch, since the blasts ARE hurting your ears and flinching is subconscious. Also, there can be multiple attackers. So repeat-hit speed is very important, and the big magnums offer nothing of the kind. VERY few people will constantly CCW even a glock 9mm, so you need a pocket pistol. I greatly favor the 6 x 4.5", 15 oz Kimber Micro9, 1400 fps (from a 3" barrel) 90 gr Corbon plus P jhp's, for assured expansion of the jhp, adequate penetration, 400 ft lbs, and 4 hits in half a second, on the chest at 10 ft. The first shot is not part of the timed event, and .17 second repeat hits are very much attainable. I prefer to epoxy plastic globes into the hp cavities, for reliable feeding.
  25. I spent 10k and went 8000 miles, for 3 months, finding a good Filipina dentist, in Jan of 2015. She's been here almost 3 years now, pays me 25k a year, cash. She's a dental hygienist, clears 45k a year, sends 10k a year back to her family, which is a major help, is putting 2 of her siblings thru college. She was a dentist in Phills, but much higher levels of education are needed for that here. She's working on getting her Dental degree, tho. I'm 66, she's 31, one kid, still in Phills. She's petite, loves to shoot, too.