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by AlexanderPain
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 90
Views: 5264

Re: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

I don't think there is a problem with caliber diversity. For serious social work, I have 9mm and .223/5.56mm. For recreation, I have .22 LR rifles and revolvers and .22 WMR (extra cylinder for revolver). For collecting, I have a .38 S&W caliber revolver (not .38 special) and a 6.5mm Swedish Mauser. ...
by AlexanderPain
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 1254

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

Kudzu or no Kudzu? That is the question!

If you've got vines to deal with, a machete is the way to go. Actually, find paths around or under the vines is probably the way to go. But a hatchet won't have any chance.
by AlexanderPain
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13
Replies: 46
Views: 17019

Re: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13

I just published a new zombie horror short story, Zombie Cage ( https://amzn.to/2LJhdh4 ) on Amazon. It follows the journey of a hastily formed team of police officers and scientists who are deposited directly into the heart of a zombie horde. Protected only by a steel cage, they aim to collect DNA ...
by AlexanderPain
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Zombie Nano Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Zombie Nano Fiction

I don't see a thank button, but nice job guys! :clap:
by AlexanderPain
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Taking a Knee
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Taking a Knee

Over the weekend, I tripped and took a very bad fall onto a down sloping parking lot pavement. I'm a big guy (6'2" & 380 lbs) so it may have registered at about a 1 on the Richter scale. I was able to get my hands extended, slap the pavement, with both simultaneously, keep my chin and head up, and f...
by AlexanderPain
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Zombie Nano Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Zombie Nano Fiction

Has anyone tried writing nano-fiction? It's a form of very short flash fiction with a limit of 100 or even 55 words. The challenge is to have a complete story transmitted in a tiny space. It might be cool to try it here on this forum. Have fun! Here is a 100-word Zombie story that I recently wrote--...
by AlexanderPain
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: No Man's Land
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Re: No Man's Land

Cool setting and premise! Great read! Thanks!
by AlexanderPain
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When is it time to give up your guns?
Replies: 40
Views: 2309

Re: When is it time to give up your guns?

I'm glad your shooting abilities improved and you're able to safely keep your guns. I think as I get old and my strength and abilities deteriorate I will probably just switch to shooting smaller caliber handguns. Since the first rule of gunfighting is "have a gun", I certainly won't shy away from a ...
by AlexanderPain
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13
Replies: 46
Views: 17019

Re: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13

My short story "Dog Walk of the Apocalypse" ( http://amzn.to/2Acgbol ) is available for free on Amazon.com TODAY (11/19/2017) thru THANKSGIVING (11/23/2017). It's about a man and his dog and their first encounter with a zombie. As a short story, it's a really quick read. I'd appreciate any Amazon re...
by AlexanderPain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where would you ideally go?
Replies: 50
Views: 4119

Re: Where would you ideally go?

I live in a city. People can't get home from work on Halloween. The highways out of town would jam up and be impassible during any sort of apocalyptic event. I would bug-in and stay put.
by AlexanderPain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Your main folder/EDC?
Replies: 445
Views: 65687

Re: Your main folder/EDC?

I recently bought a Kershaw Filter knife from Walmart for EDC. You can see it here on the Kershaw site: https://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/filter . It has a "flipper" and is an assisted opening knife for fast deployment. It has a very cool "blackwash" finish and a very usable 3 1/4" blade le...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Please check out my free online zombie novel!
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Please check out my free online zombie novel!

I'm digging Zombies in Minneapolis so far. I'm up to Day 13.
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Do You Trade in Your Guns?
Replies: 30
Views: 2374

Re: Do You Trade in Your Guns?

I trade or sell my guns back through the dealer. Of course, I live on the outskirts of a wretched hive of scum and villainy where people get killed trying to sell sneakers via Craigslist. In this era, I won't sell one of my guns to a stranger. The gun store people can handle the background checks, e...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?
Replies: 25
Views: 2316

Re: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?

Wallet
Keys
Cell Phone
Pocket Knife (off-work) / Tactical Pen (at work)
by AlexanderPain
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment
Replies: 31
Views: 2163

Re: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment

Here would be my approach - 1. Mandatory shelter in place order for population. 2. Deploy Troops a. Use troops to surround and seal off the city. b. Use troops to defend power plant & sewer/water facilities c. Create quick reaction force to deal with zombie attacks, deliver food & medicine, and eva...
by AlexanderPain
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment
Replies: 31
Views: 2163

Re: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment

Here would be my approach - 1. Mandatory shelter in place order for population. 2. Deploy Troops a. Use troops to surround and seal off the city. b. Use troops to defend power plant & sewer/water facilities c. Create quick reaction force to deal with zombie attacks, deliver food & medicine, and evac...
by AlexanderPain
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Traps
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Traps

There are lots of a fun Zombie traps. I was just thinking the other day that a public tennis court would be outstanding. Ours has two courts surrounded by a 25 foot (?) chain link fence with a chain-link gate/door on each side. It would be relatively easy to lure the zombies in through one chain lin...
by AlexanderPain
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Spreading Fear with Viral Efficiency
Replies: 16
Views: 975

Re: Spreading Fear with Viral Efficiency

You really aren't missing much on TV. With the exception of a few quality shows, it is a wasteland. I'm really concerned with the quality of new these days. There very obvious biases in the reporting of each network and it is obvious that networks have shrunk the number of reporters they have and in...
by AlexanderPain
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13
Replies: 46
Views: 17019

Re: Completed Works, Links to Finished ZS fiction UD/9/5/13

I've just published my first novel on the Zombie Apocalypse. It's called - Zombie Complex - The Battle for Chattahoochee Run.

It's available free with Kindle Unlimited and previews and "Look Inside" features are now enabled.
http://amzn.to/2hCOg6g
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: NYC Incident 10-31-17
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: NYC Incident 10-31-17

I really hate that these things are happening in the U.S. now. My heart goes out to all the victims. However, we know that these sorts of attacks have been happening regularly in the U.K. and that the terrorist playbook has been out on the Internet for awhile now. To prep, I'd suggest cyclists insta...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Name your Dream 3 Gun Carry
Replies: 102
Views: 31457

Re: Name your Dream 3 Gun Carry

Guns are heavy. I'm not sure I want to carry three and I know I don't want to clean three. For ZPOC, I'd carry a basic 9mm pistol. My S&W SD9VE would do just fine. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Smith_and_Wesson_SD9VE.jpg/310px-Smith_and_Wesson_SD9VE.jpg Next, I'd carry a ...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Before You Get Out of Your Car
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Before You Get Out of Your Car

Living on the edge of a big city, I've really put the Five A's of Self Defense to good use on a regular basis: Awareness, Alertness, Avoidance, Anticipation, Action I'm aware of what goes on in my neighborhood and city. I'm alert to potential issues. I avoid trouble whenever I can. I anticipate the ...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33330

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Cool topic. The scary thing about these AI scenarios in the near future is that they are a bit like boiling the frog. Companies will lay off people over time as new technologies become available to do the jobs. Plus, the people who will be laid off first will be the people who do repetitive tasks an...
by AlexanderPain
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from SEC Country
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Greetings from SEC Country

Hi Guys! I just found this forum and thought I would dive in. I've been a big fan of TWD for years and into firearms, history, and military affairs for a very long time. I enjoy the challenge of thinking through Zombie contingencies. I've also been blogging about the connection between preparedness ...

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