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by Aikibiker
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 8917

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

I work night shift in the Emergency Department of the local trauma center. We are in FL, so our building codes do not take earthquakes into account. Any other disaster that causes the effects you are describing, but leaves the building standing and I will be stuck at work for a while. Fortunately I ...
by Aikibiker
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?
Replies: 50
Views: 11855

Re: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?

Zimmy wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:55 am
Aikibiker wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:31 am
*snip*
That's pretty much exactly what I was going to write.

HOOAH!
Great (violent?) minds think alike.
by Aikibiker
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?
Replies: 50
Views: 11855

Re: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?

Going with OP's scenario, wait until the group gets 1/3 to 1/2 way between the house and the vehicles then empty the shotgun out the window into the group aiming for abdominal shots. I specify that distance because from a human psychology perspective the survivors are most likely to fall back and ta...
by Aikibiker
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Iranian currency in free fall
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Re: Iranian currency in free fall

So that is why the Houthi rebels in Yemen started launching antiship missiles at Saudi tankers in the gulf of Yemen today.
by Aikibiker
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 5766

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

Beofeng BF888S radios are cheap, reliable, have good battery life, and are USB rechargeable. Amazon has them for $14 each or $10.50 if you buy a 6 pack. The USB charger is separate on some packages and you get regular 120v wall chargers so check when you order. They can also be programmed to work on...
by Aikibiker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Fear The Walking Dead
Replies: 712
Views: 45257

Re: Fear The Walking Dead

Looks like they rely solely on plot targeting and scriptwriter interface to make hits.
by Aikibiker
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Rioting in Germany
Replies: 18
Views: 1672

Re: Rioting in Germany

The last 3 paragraphs have an interesting choice of verbiage. The shut it down before it escalated which implies a fight involving 80 is not unusal. Apparently 20 to 30 people per side and incidents has happened recently. So I would say large groups of (~80)people with machete in fights are not unc...
by Aikibiker
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 3% of American gun owners own a collective 133M firearms
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: 3% of American gun owners own a collective 133M firearms

The claim has been thoroughly debunked by industry research. The ~300 million guns in the USA number comes from a study done in the 80's that only accounted for weapons produced to that point.
by Aikibiker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Church shooting
Replies: 90
Views: 4849

Re: Church shooting

Yup. No matter what vest/rig/belt you think you might have time to put on, two mags taped together or at least a spare strapped to the butt makes the most sense for the right-the-hell-now kind of event we pray we will never see. https://www.magpul.com/products/firearms-accessories/magazine-enhancem...
by Aikibiker
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Paranoid Californians Prepare for Nuclear Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 1360

Re: Paranoid Californians Prepare for Nuclear Attack

Oddly Los Angeles is one of the more protected areas from nuclear attack from the NORKs. How so? Just curious. I think they are actually more vulnerable to a nuke attack via unconventional means like using a container ship mounted device. But that is strictly my opinion and not fact. That's what I ...
by Aikibiker
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do you have Body Armor?
Replies: 88
Views: 7446

Re: Do you have Body Armor?

Snip for space Which would you suggest to get first, concealable or heavy rifle? And couldn't you get rifle armor that fulfills both roles? From my experience rifle armor sucks even more and the concealable forms require much heavier clothing to conceal. Whatever you get, if it is for SHTF I would ...
by Aikibiker
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do you have Body Armor?
Replies: 88
Views: 7446

Re: Do you have Body Armor?

All armor sucks to wear long term. It actually puts a strain on your body systems that can be seen in your vital signs (I work at a hospital and sometimes we play around with the equipment when we are bored). Can you share any data on that? It's been a few years since I've worn plates on the job, b...
by Aikibiker
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do you have Body Armor?
Replies: 88
Views: 7446

Re: Do you have Body Armor?

I wear concealable armor for work and have worn various plate carriers overseas. All armor sucks to wear long term. It actually puts a strain on your body systems that can be seen in your vital signs (I work at a hospital and sometimes we play around with the equipment when we are bored). For a SHTF...
by Aikibiker
Sat May 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2268
Views: 294945

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

The first place I saw "Only thing worse then a zombie, is a zombie that is on fire." was in a old online zombie fiction story about a guy trying to survive the zombie apocalypse at some kind of private prep school. It was very detailed and eventually the story was concluded not just left off when t...
by Aikibiker
Fri May 19, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2268
Views: 294945

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

The first place I saw "Only thing worse then a zombie, is a zombie that is on fire." was in a old online zombie fiction story about a guy trying to survive the zombie apocalypse at some kind of private prep school. It was very detailed and eventually the story was concluded not just left off when th...
by Aikibiker
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Would you consider a hover bike?
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Re: Would you consider a hover bike?

These things are where quadcopter drones where five years ago. I bet they will improve pretty fast. Probably have commercial level stuff in three years.
by Aikibiker
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: US Army picks Sig 320
Replies: 36
Views: 4482

Re: US Army picks Sig 320

Is my math correct here? We are paying $1,178 per pistol acquired? I hope that includes a bunch of spare magazines, parts and such. $580 million / 492,000 pistols = $1,178 each https://www.yahoo.com/news/sig-p320-u-armys-sidearm-193331061.html Cabellas has them for $599 each retail. Your math is go...
by Aikibiker
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Choose an APC during war.
Replies: 46
Views: 9301

Re: Choose an APC during war.

Whichever one has best comms/netwarfare gear and sensors.
by Aikibiker
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Air Force "Shoot to Disarm" training? SRSLY?
Replies: 20
Views: 4283

Re: Air Force "Shoot to Disarm" training? SRSLY?

This news article has an example of the RUF/ROE card I was required to have in my possession at all times when armed in Iraq and Kuwait working as a contractor. You can see how someone could easily misunderstand without good training. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/08/16/ma...
by Aikibiker
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" manual
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" man

4473's and don't really matter either. Any invader is going to assume everyone is armed. Assuming everyone is armed is a lot different then having a list of what weapons people have to check off as they are confiscated. A road flare dropped into a filing cabinet by the FFL as he GTFOOD should solve...
by Aikibiker
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" manual
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" man

Stercutus wrote:

4473's and don't really matter either. Any invader is going to assume everyone is armed.

Assuming everyone is armed is a lot different then having a list of what weapons people have to check off as they are confiscated.
by Aikibiker
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" manual
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" man

The US has not faced serious threat of invasion by a military force of any substance since 1817 unless you count the Beatles. The US Army announced recently they want to upgrade the ATACMS weapon system to be used as a ground launched antiship missile. That would let any of the hundreds of MLRS lau...
by Aikibiker
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Intelligence Gathering
Replies: 148
Views: 16302

Re: Intelligence Gathering and Patrolling

I am in Daytona. Daytona crime map http://www.codb.us/index.aspx?NID=531 Gang reduction task force http://www.floridagangreduction.com/flgangs.nsf/pages/RegionalTaskForces http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20140206/recent-flagler-volusia-gang-activity-concerns-police It looks as if in the last...
by Aikibiker
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Intelligence Gathering
Replies: 148
Views: 16302

Re: Intelligence Gathering and Patrolling

I am in Daytona.

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