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Hi folks. I was born and raised in Czech republic, back than Czechoslovakia and after one year in army came to US in 1998. Currently living in northeast New Jersey. Most of my life been interested in self defense, but for past (about) 5-6 years (noticing drastic economic and social changes) I have been getting more and more interested with outdoor/ urban-survival type of education. By living in NJ, where firearms and knives not permitted, and not having much of firearms background, except one year in army, I am pretty much left and limited to only self education and physical training as best as I possibly can. I have to admit, since I joined this forum, I have a learned most of what I know today in here, from you guys and I am very grateful for that. I am a lot of better prepared and keep aware of my surroundings in my daily life more than I ever was and that gives me a little bit of peace of mind. So thanks to you all.

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Hi folks. I was born and raised in Czech republic, back than Czechoslovakia and after one year in army came to US in 1998. Currently living in northeast New Jersey. Most of my life been interested in self defense, but for past (about) 5-6 years (noticing drastic economic and social changes) I have been getting more and more interested with outdoor/ urban-survival type of education. By living in NJ, where firearms and knives not permitted, and not having much of firearms background, except one year in army, I am pretty much left and limited to only self education and physical training as best as I possibly can. I have to admit, since I joined this forum, I have a learned most of what I know today in here, from you guys and I am very grateful for that. I am a lot of better prepared and keep aware of my surroundings in my daily life more than I ever was and that gives me a little bit of peace of mind. So thanks to you all.

 

Welcome, sir. For your consideration; I know NJ is not particularly 'gun friendly' but it is also a SMALL state. (In Texas the next town is 90 minutes away from almost everywhere - I'm always astonished in the NE when the next two states are closer than the next town in Texas. A matter of perspective I suppose.) If possible, I recommend you locate a gun range/store in a neighboring state where you can go and get firearms training. Even if you can't own a weapon in NJ, knowledge of how to use and safely handle the more common firearms could well be a life saver.

 

In my not so humble opinion, EVERYONE should have a basic familiarity with the more popular firearm models. Safe handling of a found weapon could be a critical thing even if the "fecal material" never hits the fan.

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Welcome, sir. For your consideration; I know NJ is not particularly 'gun friendly' but it is also a SMALL state. (In Texas the next town is 90 minutes away from almost everywhere - I'm always astonished in the NE when the next two states are closer than the next town in Texas. A matter of perspective I suppose.) If possible, I recommend you locate a gun range/store in a neighboring state where you can go and get firearms training. Even if you can't own a weapon in NJ, knowledge of how to use and safely handle the more common firearms could well be a life saver.

 

In my not so humble opinion, EVERYONE should have a basic familiarity with the more popular firearm models. Safe handling of a found weapon could be a critical thing even if the "fecal material" never hits the fan.

 

Capt. Bart.

I agree with you. Few months ago i did take on a basic firearms/ pistol class with some range shooting practice, but in order to take to a next level and continue, I need to own my firearm, which I don't and not planning out to go through all that process of registering here in NJ. I could take some private lessons, but due to it's high cost, this option is not affordable for me at this present time. However, I am seriously considering within a short period of time moving out of New Jersey, quiet not decided where to yet, but where ever I am going to end up, thats where I will follow up on firearms training.

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Can you own a crossbow in NJ?

I'd get very good at that as well.

Capt Bart has very smart info as always

 

T2940,

Have no idea whats involved with owning a crossbow in NJ. To be honest, with all the tough and restricted laws here in NJ, I kind of gave up on this state (lost an appetite) to own any firearms or any other means of defense.

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T2940,

Have no idea whats involved with owning a crossbow in NJ. To be honest, with all the tough and restricted laws here in NJ, I kind of gave up on this state (lost an appetite) to own any firearms or any other means of defense.

 

 

Come to Texas, things are normal here B)

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Actually Texas is on my list with some other options........

 

You would be very welcome in Texas. We are somewhat more gun friendly here in the Lone Star State. There is an express lane at the entrance to the State Capital for holders of CHLs that actually bypasses the metal detector. If you're licensed to carry, you're licensed to carry inside the governing houses of the state. It is fun sitting in the assembly hall with a group of friends, all of us carrying concealed - legally - watching the workings of the State Legislature. Drives the liberals NUTS! Of course, when your governor shoots coyotes with a handgun while jogging around the State capital it kind of sets the tone for the State. Ever notice how often Texans capitalize the word "state" when it applies to Texas?

 

Depending on your desires to stay close to the NE, you might consider Kentucky. My son lives there and it is considerably more firearm friendly that points more northernly and eastward.

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I've been following the Survival Cache site and watching random posts within the Forge Forum boards as it would pertain to things I might relate to, but felt it was time to join and ask questions related to my prepping and outdoor interest that I may have.

 

1. Please describe your Every Day Carry?

I have a "messenger/first responders bag I carry with me everywhere due to the industry I am in. Within the contents I carry my multi-tool, knives (1x Folding & 1x Tak D2), Camelback, Side arm w/ 2x magazines & 50 rounds of HP .45acp ammo, belt & holster, 1x 120 lumen flashlight w/ backup batteries, small gun cleaning kit w/ small container of CLP, Shamagh, 50' paracord roll, and a small container of fire making options.

 

2. Favorite Bug Out Pistol?

PX4 Storm .45 ACP

However, I am upgrading to a Glock 21 & Kriss Vector to be my trunk vault items (both recently purchased and currently training with them)

 

3. Favorite Concealed Carry Pistol?

PX4 Storm .45 ACP

 

4. Favorite Bug Out Rifle or Carbine?

Bushmaster AR-15 Carbine

 

5. Favorite Rifle or Carbine?

Bushmaster AR-15 Carbine & Kriss Vector

 

6. Favorite Shotgun?

Mossberg 500 12 ga. with pistol grip w/ Tri-Rail

 

7. The amount of food you have at your house?

3-months worth for my wife and I. I am currently purchasing more WISE buckets as of recent shopping spree and learning how to do canning.

 

8. Name your top 7 items in your Bug Out Bag?

8-1. SAS Book & Compass

8-2. Medical Kit

8-3. LifeStraw

8-4. Clean Socks & Underwear

8-5. Food items (MRE & Mountain House pouches)

8-6. Jack Daniels

8-7. My EDC Bag

 

9. Describe your Bug Out Location, if you have one?

Hills of Utah (Primary)

Northern Nevada (Secondary

 

10. Describe your Bug Out Vehicle?

Currently, my descrete Honda Element, but price shopping the following 4x4's as I have a mechanic & metal fabrication shop at my disposal to customize and make mechanically sound... 1970-80's Toyota Land Cruiser or 1960-1970's International

 

11. Describe your Bug Out Bag?

fully packed Draco 5-day assault bag (Black)

 

12. Favorite home defense pistol?

PX4 Storm .45 ACP and/or S&W Governor

 

13. Favorite home defense Rifle/Shotgun?

870 Remington 20ga pump shotgun (my wife feels very confident with it also)

 

14. Favorite Survival Book?

"Liberty & Tyranny" and "Ameritopia" By Mark Levin

"U.S. Marine Pocket Survival Guide" By US Marine

"SAS Survival Handbook" By John Wiseman

"Boyscout Book" By BSA (from my childhood 1978-80)

 

 

15. Favorite Survival Type Movie?

The Road (2009)

Alive (1993)

 

16. Survival Knife?

TAK D2

RD Tanto (Ontario)

 

17. Survival Tools in Your Kit?

I have my multi-tool, a "Dead-On" wrecking hammer, Duct Tape, campsite Hatchet, Paracord, small chainsaw, 10'x10'painters tarp (lightweight and can be used for shelter/poncho/ground cover), small selection of hand tools, 2x tubes E6000 adhesive.

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Thank you Wally. Know that my preps were well influenced by survival cache and you peeps on this board. Also, my favorites up above are based on what i own. But if i could choose anything as a favorite, I'll take a "metal storm" to add to my arsenal (i can day dream).

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