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interesting treatment of "preparedness" in alaska on abc nightline

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by yourang?, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. yourang?

    yourang? Member

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    caught about the last half of this last night

    very good treatment, in my opinion

    the whole segment had the guy interviewed walking around
    with a shotgun and also a side arm

    http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=5565070&page=1

    oops....edited to make that nightline....sorry!
     
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  2. Seancass

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    i think that was a very good clip. guns are for hunting, be prepared, not crazy.

    that guy looked A LOT like one of my profs.
     
  3. Drgong

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    I been prepairing myself, now if only I could find some Pilot crackers...
     
  4. Goblin

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    We need more instructors for being prepared for SHTFs in an URBAN enviroment. This Boy Scout stuff is OK if you have a BOL,but 90% of us Don't!!!
     
  5. JohnBlaze

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    what's a BOL, goblin?
     
  6. ZeSpectre

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    Never thought of myself as a "survivalist" but more of a "boy scout be prepared" type. My wife fights me constantly on this sort of thing, especially with regards to keeping enough food in the house.

    "No, we don't need more soup, we have 8 cans already"
    "Hon, we ate two cans, we need to replace them"
    "But we have 8 more, we have enough soup"
    "It's called 'rotation', I'm buying the soup!"
    (and on and on and on)
     
  7. ImARugerFan

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    What does BOL stand for? And I find it hard to believe that 90% of us (THRers) live in an urban environment. Undoubtedly there are many that do, but certainly there are many of us who live in the sticks too.
     
  8. texas bulldog

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    he probably meant the country at large and was just throwing a figure out there. on a quick check, found that almost 80% of the US population lives in "urban areas". i would bet that percentage is lower among THR members. i also googled BOL but didn't come up with anything that made sense.
     
  9. Neo-Luddite

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    I was half asleep but saw the piece on NL. Meh.
     
  10. Neo-Luddite

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    BOL= "Bug Out Lodge (Lair)"
    The place you plan to escape to when TEOTWAWKI or other such calamity strikes---if you don't already live there.
     
  11. ImARugerFan

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    Ok, makes more sense now. Maybe we should just spell that one out from now ol. :neener:
     
  12. abrink

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    I have to go ahead and admit that I'm not really prepared at all for a SHTF situation. Sure i have guns and ammo but as far as food and water i don't. If we have electricity I'll be fine as far as water (private well w/ water pump) but food I'll have to hunt a lot.

    It would be a scary thought though if our governments computer systems did crash. Imagine the damage it would do. Well i gotta go get some beans i guess. :)
     
  13. yourang?

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    i was guessing bol = bit of land

    i would have been guessing wrong!
     
  14. Seancass

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    i was thinking bug out location, same difference.

    i think urban survival is a tough subject. I'm sure this has been covered, but i think if you have anything in a city, 1000 people are going to try to take it from you in a panic. I guess that would be covered in the class. i'll just leave my opinion at that since this is not the thread for it.
     
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    Mormons normally have tons of food stashed away, and I am starting to think that they are on the right path. Me, I just spend 10 bucks each groccery trip and get rice, beans, or canned goods.

    That and getting a better rabbit gun... (There, Gun related :) )
     
  16. feedthehogs

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    The sky is falling, the sky is falling.............again.
     
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    If the big Jenga game comes down, there won't be any such thing as urban survival...just urban escape for the fortunate. ;)
     
  18. Neo-Luddite

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    If the big Jenga game comes down, there won't be any such thing as urban survival...just urban escape for the fortunate.

    Make sure to have your 'BOB' packed and 'SHTF' gun(s) ready to roll. Leave early and don't forget to bring a towel and a LARGE bottle of Tabasco Sauce.

    If *NOTHING ELSE*, the SHTF GUN, TOWEL, & TABASCO SAUCE.
     
  19. MinnMooney

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    That was a decent treatment of those survivalists. For once, it didn't seem 'tongue-in-cheek' reporting.
     
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    1) Don't buy survival food which you don't normally eat. It's gonna get old. Go bad. And you'll either pitch it, or donate it. Just keep a well-stocked pantry, and rotate the stuff.

    2) A good wheelbarrow helps. You can put your injured comrade in it and push him around the mall to help shoot the zombies.
     
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    I'm staying in the city to fight the Zombies. I have all this ammo and all these guns. If the Zombies don't show it will all be for nothing and the I'll really be pissed. All this money could have spent on cheap booze and cheaper women.
     
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    Be sure to get the TACTICAL WB Model: EVILBLK 007 AR15.
     
  23. Drgong

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    Well the real question is what is the best place to install a trama plate on my back, as I expect to be hit repeatily with .308s (Using martini actions no less) as I flee to my BOL.

    ;)
     
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    Here here!
     
  25. Bennett Prescott

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    I don't blame the interviewee... if you've ever been to Seward, AK it's pretty remote! Some very interesting people choose to live in those sorts of places. Fortunately, they're far enough from everything they only need to worry about surviving nature, not the rest of humankind.
     
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