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 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2013 01:51 PM
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Don't overlook drinkable water.  I bought a completely portable purification system that will do 400 gallons of surface water for around $100.  It's called the Aqua Pail.

I have a friend who considers himself a prepper.  He's been buying gold and dehydrated food over the last couple of years.  He is not a gun owner and has no desire nor need for one.  He's tried to get me to buy gold and I told him I was investing in precious metals, I've been buying brass and lead for years.  He asked me what I planned on doing with brass and lead when the SHTF.  I told him I would be using it to take his food and gold :thumbs:.  He knows I was kidding but I could tell by the look in his eye he was re-evaluating the lack of need for a firearm.

My actual plan is to shelter in place if possible, if not, plan B is to bugout to my brothers place.  It's rural and our two families can survive together better than on our own.  Plan C is our hunting cabin.

As far as weaponry goes, everyone has their CCW handguns which are all 9mm and 380.  I have 1k rounds of each caliber and every gun has 3 or more mags.  My AR is .223 with a Leupold 2 X 7 compact scope and I am just beginning to develop loads and inventory for it.  I have 6 mags for it.  My heavier caliber rifle is 308 bolt action with 3 X 9 Nikon and I have 200 rounds for it. 

Leave room for your Bible, if this comes we'll all need Divine Providence to get through it.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2013 01:52 PM
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Plainsman
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Yes, and former KGB agents who soul has been examined and declared acceptable by GW.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2013 04:24 PM
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Great thread. Glad it was revived... zombie?

Best survival guns? Any one that you are compentent with. I'd rather face a bunch of armchair preppers with fancy looking guns and umpteen gizmos attached than one dude comfortably sporting a well-worn pistole on his hip with a confident look on his face.



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 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2013 06:35 AM
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I think if you're talking popular calibers in Mo. you have to include the 270. A favorite caliber of deer hunters. When I used to deer hunt in Mo every year (I lived there for 20 years) I saw quite a few more 270's in the woods than 30-30's.
I'm not going to become a survival prepper, I couldn't survive long without my meds anyway. I do have ammo, food, water and gas. Living on the south Texas coast, I am a hurricane prepper.



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 Posted: Thu Sep 12th, 2013 01:43 PM
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Not bugging out anywhere. My ranch has all the protein, water, medical and necessities right here. Local ranchers have a well coordinated communications network we use mainly for thief's, illegals and emergency. We are the 911 out here.
It would take a well coordinated attack from a professional force to move us. No worries about roaming "gangs"...they would not stand a chance in hell.

With that said....my main concern in a scenario described.....is getting my family back to the ranch. My girls are married and live hundreds of miles away. My son in laws and I have discussed and their plans are all about getting here.



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