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Urban survival
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(03-15-2016, 12:34 AM)Wolfman Wrote: I tend to buy second hand good quality kit, 80% of my knives where bought that way as where my shotguns and 22lr rifle. For example the Fallkniven A1 costs £174.95 / $249.83 + delivery new, I just got a second hand one for £100 / $142.8 delivered for the missus.

Maybe worth while haunting gunbroker or buds for a gen 1.


If I came across one at a price I couldn't pass up I'd jump all over it.  The ability to use Glock mags is REALLY a nice feature!
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

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#12
Realistic urban survival.

I am retired.  On a very good day, with traffic lights working, during the mid morning period, it takes only one hour to go 13 miles to the medical center.  So, it is realistic to conclude that if you are away from home when shtf, you aren't going to make it home in any reasonable time, if at all.  I would add to it.  There will be curfews and bad actors on the street.

I have the ability to go to ground in place.  This means finding a parking structure underground and going there to survive or going to an elevated parking structure and going to the near top where there is shade.  7 gallons of water in the car, plus a small amount of food, and appropriate clothing.  A deck of cards to pass the time.

The home situation is only slightly better.  The rule is that houses have to be at least 6 feet apart.  This allows a firetruck, in theory, to drive up the side of your property.  Theory doesn't work in the real world.  There is a wood fence in that set back on one side.  And, the neighbor also did a metal fence on the setback in the front yard in the setback area.  On the other side,  the guy has untrimmed palm trees.  His garage roof (which he personally installed) is about three feet from my garage roof.

I did replace my shake shingle room with a tile retardant roof.  I also installed an inverted sprinkler system on the roof of the house and the roof of the garage.  The system relies upon water being available.

I am too far from the fire hydrant to run my own line.

I paint a grim picture.  However, it is all relative.  We can't anticipate all the risks.  I will give an example.  My older brother did not use a handrail, fell down his steps and broke a leg.  There are two steps into my den from the living room.  The last owner fell and broke a leg.  I spent $600 a few years ago to have an OSHPOD (medical hospital compliant) hand rail designed and installed.  I use it everytime I make the trip.  This week, the girlfriend didn't use it and fell.

My bathroom has multiple grab rails.

When I drive, I wear a seat belt.  I was in three car accidents before the time came when car manufacturers were required to install car seat belts.  Once accident was before baby car seats were ever created.

I am up to date on my medical and dental work.  I require no meds, which is unusual at my age. 

So, you keep identifying problems and eliminating them.

(03-15-2016, 12:52 AM)David Wrote:
(03-15-2016, 12:34 AM)Wolfman Wrote: I tend to buy second hand good quality kit, 80% of my knives where bought that way as where my shotguns and 22lr rifle. For example the Fallkniven A1 costs £174.95 / $249.83 + delivery new, I just got a second hand one for £100 / $142.8 delivered for the missus.

Maybe worth while haunting gunbroker or buds for a gen 1.


If I came across one at a price I couldn't pass up I'd jump all over it.  The ability to use Glock mags is REALLY a nice feature!

For Wolfman. Fallkniven used to sell the Cold Steel SRK on behalf of Cold Steel. Then, Fallkniven improved on it a bit and markets the A1. Next time, consider a Cold Steel SRK. I had one come in last week and it is just fine.
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#13
We have a JRC Takedown model to go with our Glock mags. Between the mags in the JRC bag and mags in my EDC, I have a little over two hundred rounds (6 33-round mags plus my spare magazine on me and the one in my Glock).
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I suppose I should update my OP.  Since posting it I've traded the 995TS and have a Mossberg 500 in it's place.  Has tactical stock with shell holder and side saddle so I have 18 rounds available on the gun and a shotgun belt with 25 rounds in the GHB box.  Everything else is pretty much the same.  Never got a raft, bike or scooter so it's the shoe leather express for now.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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