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What would you take if you had leave quickly

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gym, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. gym

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    If the worse case scenario happened, for instance, if there were no gasoline, Food was so expensive that only the wealthy could afford it, your savings was gone, because the Banks collapsed, the public started to turn on it's leaders, "a revolution of sorts" and you needed to get out of the cities , until order was restored, where would you go and what would you take with you weapon wise, otherwise, would you dig in, where would you feel safe, who would you tell? Could it really happen?
     
  2. MGshaggy

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    Where would I go? What would I do?


    I'm going to Disneyland!!!:D



    Ok, maybe not. I don't know why you'd want to go anywhere rather than just hunker down. Unless its a localized event or disaster, packing up all your crap and going somewhere else where things are just as bad (or worse) seems sort of a poor move to me.
     
  3. JWarren

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    I'm bugged in and doin' fine. :)


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  4. 41 magnum fan

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    I live in the country with plenty of crops,livestock and wild game around.So I am staying here.
     
  5. theotherwaldo

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    I'd probably go... where I am now - out on the edge of nowhere, surrounded by croplands, the Rio Grande and the border just ten miles away, and the coast a measly sixty miles away. Food's easy to come by if you're not picky, folks are used to just making do, and the "distant emperor" is really distant.

    Nope, couldn't do much better than this.
     
  6. TexasSkyhawk

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    I'll head for our land in southern NM.

    We keep some cash in our gun safes. We'll take cash and guns.

    Between those two things, I can acquire anything else I want or need.

    Jeff
     
  7. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    I have a bug out plan, and enough food and water pre-packed to get me there, with medical supplies and guns and ammo. Past that I am headed to the hills out here...way out!!
     
  8. SG Merc

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    Not far.
     
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    unless fires were raging totally out of control, and coming my way, I'djust stay put. I have WAY more food, water, guns, ammo, medical supplies, etc at home than would fit in my car (which would be useless, as you said theres no gas), or that 10 people could carry.Also, I feel my home is more defenseable than an open area, and I'm much less likely to die of exposure there too.So, I think staying put is best for me in 99% of the scenarios.In the others, Id head to the national forest nearby, taking as much food, water, ammo, warm clothes, medical supplies, etc that I could transport, and do what I had to do, for as long as I coud do it. As to what guns I'd take (since this is a gun forum after all), I'd carry my 1911, and take my AR and mossberg 590, with all the ammo I have for them (quite a bit, with a lot of variety for different uses). Those 3 would cover pretty much any gun need I could have,from defense, to hunting anything in the state.
     
  10. jrfoxx

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    double tap
     
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  11. KI.W.

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    ....cash and credit cards.
     
  12. Eric F

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    Great another SHTF thread........have we not all covered this before?

    If not I dare say unless folks had bicycles or hourses we would have to walk so say 50 miles a day and to where? out of the cities likely only to be killed for the posessions on out backs!

    essientials food water and shelter. and the means to get them

    with in a few months/years guns and ammunition would be obsolete unless you could manufacture powder then its back to muzzle loading days with flint locks until primers could be manufactured again.
     
  13. Mr White

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    I already live in the country so I'm not going anywhere, 'cept maybe I might go and loot a beer distributor. :D Other than that, I should have enough provisions to keep me and mine for quite some time.
     
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    I would join the revolution if all you said came true.:what::D:D:D

    jj
     
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    My cigars.
     
  16. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

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    I keep small amount of Gold in home safe and more in safety deposit box. I never understood people who buy 'Paper gold' in a brokerage or forex account. If the banks failed all that electronic wealth is useless.

    In any SHTF situation the money supply will get very tight. Having physical possesion of gold is always a good idea. Now some people take it too far and think it can replace stocks, bonds, etc. Having 5% of net worth in a easily transportable format that hedges inflation is good insurance.
     
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    We deal with this nearly every year one the Gulf Coast to a lesser extent.

    The gubment ALWAYS wants you to evacuate. It's usually better to hunker down and ride it out. I'm not going anywhere.
     
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    I stumbled upon this article. It makes for an interesting read, especially when thinking about the OP situation. Sorry if it's a little long.

     
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    Kind of hard to hunker down if you are 20 feet under water, or a 50 foot high cloud of chlorine gas is headed your way.

    Rather than worrying about just how much ammo you plan to carry, why not give some thought to whether your current domicile really is a good place to hunker down. I am inclined to agree that many times shelter in place is a far better solution than running off to who knows where, but there are cases where taking off is a good idea.
     
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    ilbob - If water ever got up to where I live then it'd be quite a disaster. I live on a ridge that's 500ft above sea level.
     
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    well id stay put, either location where i live is small and rural enough that it wouldnt effect me too much, i would keep a shotgun or rifle closer by just in case but thats about it
     
  22. saltydog452

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    Other than my bride and kids, whatever was on my person or in my vehicle. You 'gotta go, you gotta go'.

    Most likely, we'd have stayed.

    There is only one, that I am aware of, group of folks who can make do providing for their own welfare w/o internal combustion engines.

    Even assuming an adequae disribution system, they wouldn't be able to feed the nation, and competition would be fierce for their product.

    A fairy tale about the goose and the golden egg comes to mind.

    Mostly though, in the long haul, I 'spect most of us would be SOL.

    salty
     
  23. Treo

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    I am a little surprised that nobody has mentioned cigarettes as a comodity. Waaaay back in the day when I lived in Florida I took five cartons of cigarettes to a hurricane shelter during hurricane Elena ( 12.00 $ a carton) I sold the cigarettes for 5.00 $ a pack . 60.00$ investment 190.00 $ return.

    Smokes went for 10.00$ a pack ( 13.00$ a carton at the PX) in Graf when I was in Germany.
     
  24. jrfoxx

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    Thats actually a pretty darn good idea. Nicotine is a nasty addiction, so some people at least WILL pay a hefty price for them, even though we all know they should be the least of your concerns in SHTF. I knwo on the carrier in the Navy, often the ship's store would run out of all tobacco products, and people were sometimes paying $20 a pack, when they sold in the ship's store normally for only $3 a pack! Lots of people who werent smokers would bring a couple cartons of smokes and some cans of chew, nowing they could make hold out since they didnt use themselves, and make a tidy profit. I also know how desparate and nasty people could get afetr a few days without being allowed to smoke when the hanger bays were full of ordinance, and the smoking lamp was out for a few days until the onload/offload was complete. As soon as the smoking lamp went back on, the hanger had a line to the 1 smoking area that would wrap all the way around the full perimeter of all 2 or 3 (dpending on the carrier class) hanger bays, multiple times, waitng in line for HOURS to ge tto the front to smoke. Fights in line at those times were very common, and the MA's, armed, were usually out in force in the bays waithing for the inevitable. Sad, but true.

    Smart thinking Treo. I had totally forgotten about that unique spectacle, and characteristic of serious smokers until you mentioned it. I'd say tobacco would be near the top of hot commodities, right with alcohol, and just behind food, guns, and ammo, but even above cash and gold.
     
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    I live in the country with plenty of crops,livestock and wild game around.So I am staying here.


    Im going to HIS house.

    Im bringing the BEER.
     
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