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by drop bear
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: There are No Rules in a Gunfight
Replies: 45
Views: 5525

Re: There are No Rules in a Gunfight

I was thinking along the lines of put a couple of bullets their way and then just leave. Or hide and call the cops. I assume every time you stick your head out to shoot you can get shot. And every second longer your head is out you can get shot. So say you get in to a Mexican stand off and you eith...
by drop bear
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: There are No Rules in a Gunfight
Replies: 45
Views: 5525

Re: There are No Rules in a Gunfight

Edit: original post didn't make much sense to me after I posted it. In regards to cover, yes. That was a tactical aspect that I didn't include. For the situations these were taught to me for, escape isn't an option because you're opening up the things you're defending to further attack. When you sa...
by drop bear
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: There are No Rules in a Gunfight
Replies: 45
Views: 5525

Re: There are No Rules in a Gunfight

Wouldn't you engage to find cover or escape?

Not engage to finish the guy you are shooting at?

I mean who cares if you get him or not. Or if he takes an extra twenty seconds to die.
by drop bear
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Art of No BOB - WPS
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: The Art of No BOB - WPS

Sometimes what you are running from is more important than what you are running towards. Refugees coming out of war torn countries are really good examples of bug out bag style bug outs. I think bug out bags fill a niche area where you have no time and you just have to go. And I gear mine much more ...
by drop bear
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3648

Re: How have your preps evolved?

Wow! Somebody brought this back from the dead! And I came back from the dead (or three years on night shift) to see it. I've missed you guys! To be honest, I think that given the covid-19/ coronavirus and the resulting hysteria, we've likely all had to re-evaluate and fill some gaps. It's surprisin...
by drop bear
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3648

Re: How have your preps evolved?

It is a pretty apt ttime though as I think the rules have changed. I didn't think things like sanitizer or face masks would suddenly become the things to get. The government is doing the things people have been wetting themselves over and I haven't heard much of people walking off in to the wilderne...
by drop bear
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand
Replies: 34
Views: 1658

Re: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand

It would be kind of fun to just have all the things that would make life hell for someone like a swat team. I would think upward sloping corridors you had to crawl through would be super irritating. Maybe a circular house so that you do the have to split in two or always be worried about rooms you h...
by drop bear
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 949
Views: 29308

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

For some reason people are panic buying toilet paper. Are they worried about a shortage? It is mostly not even made in China.

https://youtu.be/MlQifk5WI-k
by drop bear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?
Replies: 27
Views: 3581

Re: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?

I got to go to a regional church security conference today. Different faiths were invited, but only Christians showed up. One theme which came up at this conference and the other conference I attended was the need to deal with gaps in the Continuum of Force. Specifically, most security teams have "...
by drop bear
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: Good tactical pens?

I use the uniball power tank. Just in case I have to write in space. I am not sure how rugged a pen has to be to shank someone. https://youtu.be/vQ93RLxHcjI Not to mention that the Power Tank writes a lot more smoothly than the Fisher Space Pen. The Power Tank is my current EDC pen. That I didn't k...
by drop bear
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots for really long walks
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: Boots for really long walks

I have had a lot of luck with sneakers. Generally trail running style. Which also tend to be the footwear of choice for those super long walk guys. (Not sure what you call the activity but where say you smash out a hundred k's in a day. Things like the kakoda challenge) https://www.kokodachallenge.c...
by drop bear
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: Good tactical pens?

Double post.
by drop bear
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: Good tactical pens?

I mean I don't have a pig but I did put it through 3 layers of reasonably thick cardboard. (An e scooter box.) With the pen clicked out and not hanging on to the clicky end bit. And that went in fine and did not damage the pen. I took some photos but have no idea how to download them. But it basica...
by drop bear
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: Good tactical pens?

I mean I don't have a pig but I did put it through 3 layers of reasonably thick cardboard. (An e scooter box.) With the pen clicked out and not hanging on to the clicky end bit. And that went in fine and did not damage the pen. I took some photos but have no idea how to download them. But it basical...
by drop bear
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: Good tactical pens?

I use the uniball power tank. Just in case I have to write in space. I am not sure how rugged a pen has to be to shank someone. https://youtu.be/vQ93RLxHcjI Actually I have a couple of spares. What would people consider a reasonable medium to suggest that a disposable pen has all the shankworthy at...
by drop bear
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 15
Views: 2903

Re: Good tactical pens?

I use the uniball power tank. Just in case I have to write in space.

I am not sure how rugged a pen has to be to shank someone.

https://youtu.be/vQ93RLxHcjI
by drop bear
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons

NT2C wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Leaving your job for mental health reasons does not equal mental illness. I know more than a few people who have left their job in order to maintain good mental health.
I also think it is considered much more of a valid reason to leave a job than it was.
by drop bear
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?
Replies: 74
Views: 17853

Re: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?

A zombie does not feel pain, nor care about wounds to tissue that do not physically prevent the zombie from continuing “efficient” pursuit, grabbing, or chewing. If the former human is a zombie because the higher brain functions are gone, and it’s just the primitive reptile brain functioning, “kill...
by drop bear
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear Buying Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Re: Gear Buying Advice

Now working against my own advice. The Condor Toki. Is a fun one if you want to geek out on survival gadgets. https://youtu.be/Y8hEhpVKX-0 It comes with a nice leather sheath and a steel striker. Has a hole for a fero rod, a divot for doing friction fires, and a little pouch you can jam survival stu...
by drop bear
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear Buying Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Re: Gear Buying Advice

The issue is everything is useful in relation to what else you are carrying. So if you only take Datrex bars. That effects your choice of wood stove. If you carry shelter. That effects your knife. And so on. So buying once sort of relies on you working out your systems first and buying around that. ...
by drop bear
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 49
Views: 4640

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

Really good travel style bags are kind of neat. And do a few tricks and traps that your tactical bag probably won't like lockable zips.

And you het them the right size for planes. Mabye with some solar panel hooks and other just cool stuff.

https://youtu.be/xN3TRvsIPsc
by drop bear
Tue May 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Deep in the Outback with an Aussie Doomsday Preppier
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Deep in the Outback with an Aussie Doomsday Preppier

Actually the concept of prepping becoming hip entertains the heck out of me.

Just for the look on the face of ideological prepper when hipster Barry and his boyfriend are doing it better.
by drop bear
Tue May 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Deep in the Outback with an Aussie Doomsday Preppier
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Deep in the Outback with an Aussie Doomsday Preppier

Good article.

The concept of prepping as a practical concern rather than ideological is kind of an important one to keep focus of.
by drop bear
Mon May 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: This is what I have, any suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2566

Re: This is what I have, any suggestions?

I wonder what it would cost to print a map on to a bandanna? I LOVE IT! :D https://burntpointlodge.com/products/silk-maps That's a pretty rudimentary map. If you zoom for the detail. You can't see trails and roads until you get into a very small area. I would not rely on that. Your better off print...

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