Bullet in the top pocket

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by Zimmy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:15 pm

If I am burning up in a fire or bitten by a zombie, I can see it.

Otherwise, I'll just have to keep on trooping through the suck until it gets better.
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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by AwPhuch » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:24 am

Fix bayonets...

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by Pondo_Sinatra » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:30 am

I'm old(ish), I'm a lot slower than I used to be, but they're going to have to earn my scalp.
Zimmy wrote:If I am burning up in a fire or bitten by a zombie, I can see it.

Otherwise, I'll just have to keep on trooping through the suck until it gets better.
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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by Barnabus » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:39 pm

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by tedbeau » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:15 am

quazi wrote: I know enough otherwise good people now who think it just that "bad guys" be made to suffer in physical ways that if there was a broad scale breakdown lasting a few months or more that torture might become a very real possibility. Of course, I think such a breakdown is unlikely to occur any time soon.

*Admittedly the parts of history I've focused on are usually when things are going wrong in some way, rather than when everything is normal and happy.

ETA: When I say normal I don't mean captured enemies were nearly always tortured, but rather that it was something that happened on a regular basis.

I don't get it, your on a Zombie prepping site but don't think it's going to happen?

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by quazi » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:29 pm

tedbeau wrote:I don't get it, your on a Zombie prepping site but don't think it's going to happen?
The zombie apocalypse is definitely going to happen, but it is going to be extremely orderly and relatively peaceful.

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by bark-eater » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:22 am

andrewza wrote:Would you keep a round for your self. For that time when all is seemingly lost and you cut off surrounded and out of everything else. Would you be willing to shoot your self and your family (not in that order). What if there was two of you and you had only one round would you take the quick way out or safe some one from a slow and or painful death. You all so don't know if you goanna be rescued so how long do you wait.


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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by Zimmy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:23 pm

I didn't make it as a paratrooper, or later as a parent of four successful kids, or even before those as a farmer by quitting. I'm an 8th generation Texan and 21st generation North American.

I'll fire my round and club, bite, slash, stab, and scream my way all the way to Fiddlers Green.


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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by Phoenix David » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:12 pm

quazi wrote:Shoot myself? I can think of hypothetical scenarios in which I would, but they are all extremely unlikely. .
Well there was this one time at band camp....
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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by Barnabus » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:54 pm

andrewza wrote:Would you keep a round for your self. For that time when all is seemingly lost and you cut off surrounded and out of everything else. Would you be willing to shoot your self

Is THATwhy Barney always kept 1 bullet in his pocket?!? :ohdear:
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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by LowKey » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:35 pm

As an ex-tanker, I can say that some suggested that you keep a spare round to eat in case you were trapped inside a burning tank. The the other option suggested was to hold your breath, then stick your face into the flames and inhale deeply in hopes that the pain would put you out.

Outside of that spend your last bullet on the sonuvabitch trying to kill you or your's, and force them to kill you because you're too damn ornery and dangerous to try and capture.

Better yet, slaughter the bastards. :twisted:
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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by raptor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:12 pm

LowKey wrote: The the other option suggested was to hold your breath, then stick your face into the flames and inhale deeply in hopes that the pain would put you out.
That does not sound like a good plan B to me. :shock:


LowKey wrote: Outside of that spend your last bullet on the sonuvabitch trying to kill you or your's, and force them to kill you because you're too damn ornery and dangerous to try and capture.

Better yet, slaughter the bastards. :twisted:
A much better plan B IMO.

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by zantra » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:31 pm

what makes you "think" that it's all going to happen as one event? if you need to reload a 30 rd mag rifle, you're done. You are missing way too much or have too many enemies, or both. In fact, if you need to reload a double stack mag pistol, you'll survive only by luck. In the first place, if shtf, you'd better have a silenced gun or 2, and you'd better stay underground during daylight hours. With soft armor, subsonic ammo, luminous sights and night vision, you'll be ahead of 99.9%, who dont even have sense enough to avoid being out when everyone else can see them.

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by zantra » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:32 pm

With a silenced .22lr autorifle (better yet, a Ciener .22lr conversion unit for a shorty AR15 in 223) you can do a lot of killing while nobody knows you are around, much less what direction the fire is coming from. If you are smart, you wait until dusk to attack, so you can vanish in the darkness.

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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by minengr » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:21 pm

Not really what you are discussing, but the title reminded me of something that was in "style" back when I was much younger. Back in high school, Levi's jean jackets were all the rage. Many of us carried a 22lr stuffed in the red Levi's label on the front top pocket. This was back in the 80's.
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Re: Bullet in the top pocket

Post by flybynight » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:35 pm

minengr wrote:Not really what you are discussing, but the title reminded me of something that was in "style" back when I was much younger. Back in high school, Levi's jean jackets were all the rage. Many of us carried a 22lr stuffed in the red Levi's label on the front top pocket. This was back in the 80's.
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