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  1. #31
    You guys make a good point and I'm not arguing that but in my personal case my job is very physicly demanding, I have all I can do to make it thru the day any more, as far as being prepared, we have flashlights and some servival packs stashed, spare guns, going to the gym is almost funny, nice idea but not realistic, at least in my case

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  3. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketgeezer View Post
    You guys make a good point and I'm not arguing that but in my personal case my job is very physicly demanding, I have all I can do to make it thru the day any more, as far as being prepared, we have flashlights and some servival packs stashed, spare guns, going to the gym is almost funny, nice idea but not realistic, at least in my case
    That's fine, RG, if you're physically active at work, then you have a leg up on those of us who sit on our butts all day. I have to make a conscious decison to get some physical activity every day. Whatever works, man.

  4. #33
    Hmmm...just got talked into starting a martial arts class (WTF - TKD) yesterday. Class starts in two week at the local dojang. My first 2 students are local LEO who are friends of mine; this should be fun! Also, gonna force me to get back into "fighting shape"...

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    Exclamation What about other skills???

    Can you...Make Fire?
    Can you...Deal with a sucking chest wound?
    Can you...find food?
    Can you...navigate cross country using topo maps and a compass?

    All of these and more contribute to personal readiness. Let's keep this discussion going...I'll go put on a pot of coffee.
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  6. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by festus View Post
    Can you...Make Fire?
    Can you...Deal with a sucking chest wound?
    Can you...find food?
    Can you...navigate cross country using topo maps and a compass?

    All of these and more contribute to personal readiness. Let's keep this discussion going...I'll go put on a pot of coffee.
    I've been amazed at the people who can't make a fire, a skill I learned as a Boy Scout (teepee lay, crisscross lay, etc).

    Sucking chect wound? I'd need some training on that. I am good to go on basic first aid.

    Find food? I know the ways of the wild critters I hunt, so that's a plus. Edible plants...not so much. Can kill, field-dress, skin, and butcher the critters I hunt.

    Navigate cross country? Oh, yeah, there's that Boy Scout thing again. Dang, Scouts was good!

    Here's one: Can you construct a waterproof shelter using only materials found in the woods? We did this routinely as kids...and they worked.

  7. #36
    I have done a fair amount of book study on these subjects but I will have to admit that as far as practical experience only minimal. When I was younger my wife, kids and I did some camping and my older brother and I did some backpacking when I would visit him in Colorado. It has been a long time though. Perhaps it is time to plan some camp outs for my wife and I and get a little practice in. Finding my way with map and compass is high on my list of skills to strengthen. Can not depend on the GPS always working.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    well....

    Quote Originally Posted by festus View Post
    Can you...Make Fire?
    Can you...Deal with a sucking chest wound?
    Can you...find food?
    Can you...navigate cross country using topo maps and a compass?

    All of these and more contribute to personal readiness. Let's keep this discussion going...I'll go put on a pot of coffee.
    fire yes as long as i have matches and / or lighters. i have boxes of both!! the bow drill i have not tried since i was in school. all i did was make smoke.
    chest wound? i have knowledge of how, but thankfully never had to do it for real.
    find food? yes. except for winter when i have resorted to fishing.
    navigation? not much since i was in the guard, unless you count traveling the highways and using a highway map.
    this is a great topic. we need to build this thing up.
    i have built shelter out of available materiel. i built a rock wall in a semi circle and covered the top with a tarp. the only minus was that i should have made the wall taller because i could not sit up straight. but i slept great!! even had a floor in it.
    ok... what else?
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IS TRAINING TO KILL YOU. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

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    Exclamation Now is almost too late

    Look around and figure out where your next weeks groceries are coming from if they shut down all the banks and stores right now. Don't poo poo the idea. Look at Venezuela as an example of what could happen. Food is rotting in Gov't warehouses while the arm kicks in doors of store and shop owners accused of Hoarding. Get prepared now. If you are not and the worst happens don't come to me because I cannot help you then. You need help now. READ...STUDY...LEARN...PREPARE!!!
    FESTUS
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  10. #39
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    90 days of food and a supply of water. Some ammo, too, enough to hold off raiders, but not UN troops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by festus View Post
    Can you...Make Fire?
    Can you...Deal with a sucking chest wound?
    Can you...find food?
    Can you...navigate cross country using topo maps and a compass?

    All of these and more contribute to personal readiness. Let's keep this discussion going...I'll go put on a pot of coffee.
    #1 have magnesium fire starter,#1 yes have field surgacle kit,sutures,scalple,wound probe,gause steral pads and plastic trash bags,#3 yes , #4 yes military type compass, 511 balistic calculator watch with built in compass, have military map protractor.

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