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by Aikibiker
Sat May 02, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Baltimore Riots
Replies: 91
Views: 12663

Re: Baltimore Riots

May I suggest that Gray's history, criminal or otherwise, is of no consequence to the day of his arrest or to this thread? To the former, we have a justice system with a presumption of innocence. Every time police misconduct is alleged there is a concentrated effort to say 'he had it coming' based ...
by Aikibiker
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: No good deed goes unpunished
Replies: 22
Views: 4152

Re: No good deed goes unpunished

My .02 cents; If you are traveling with youngins then use a different vehicle. You owe it to them to avoid a gunfight whenever possible, anyway you can while they are present.

If it is just you, then drive what you want and handle your business like a responsible law abiding adult.
by Aikibiker
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Ask Yourself; Are You Prepared for a Mumbai Style Attack?
Replies: 31
Views: 2770

Re: Ask Yourself; Are You Prepared for a Mumbai Style Attack

In my day to day life I think I am pretty ok. I carry a full sized handgun and reload, flashlight, and large knife. I am in reasonably good physical shape and have advanced shooting, tactics (not the same as shooting), advanced emergency medicine, martial arts, and anti terrorism training. I have ex...
by Aikibiker
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 35141

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

The good guys are my allies and me. The bad guys are the people trying to kill us. That is about as complicated as it gets when bullets are flying around. In the case of Iraq right now two sets of badguys (both of which shot at me and my friends a few years ago) are fighting each other. It is a good...
by Aikibiker
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 35141

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

Interesting to see the Shia and Sunni cooperating with the army regulars on this. Makes me wonder how great the cooperation is, or if the Iraqi regulars are having to sit between the two militia groups as a buffer. I do not see how it will end as anything but bad for the civilians in the areas of T...
by Aikibiker
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 35141

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

Interesting to see the Shia and Sunni cooperating with the army regulars on this. Makes me wonder how great the cooperation is, or if the Iraqi regulars are having to sit between the two militia groups as a buffer. I do not see how it will end as anything but bad for the civilians in the areas of T...
by Aikibiker
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 35141

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

This thread's been quiet for a while. Since the last update at the start of December the Kurds (with Western air support) have pushed IS out of Kobane and (with other groups) are in a position to attempt to recover Mosul. The Iraqi army (and associated forces) seems to be holding its own against IS...
by Aikibiker
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8747
Views: 648211

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

I finally made it to the end. Heck of a story.

I actually know Glen and Saen in real life. We met while I was doing security work in Kuwait. Glen really is nuts and Saen is one hell of a good cook. They are great friends too.

I live in Daytona so a lot of the story is set in familiar places.
by Aikibiker
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mumbai meets Midwest - 2/20- update
Replies: 132
Views: 15280

Re: Mumbai meets Midwest - 12/23 - update

ManInBlack316 wrote:Hey OP, where's the story? You better hurry up, I can hear the MOAR zombies coming down the street as we speak.




Pretty please?
Yeah I got the notification email and was all excited.
by Aikibiker
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Plane crash survivor, 7, taught survival skills by dad
Replies: 16
Views: 2213

Re: Plane crash survivor, 7, taught survival skills by dad

This is the second news story in a week about someone using survival skills. The other one was a hunter that got lost in the woods on the last day of deer season in 10°F weather. In the news interview he credited watching Survivor Man to learn how to build a shelter and fire to make it through the n...
by Aikibiker
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Foreign Invasion WWYD
Replies: 66
Views: 6303

Re: Foreign Invasion WWYD

I am a bit old to be playing insurgent running through the woods sniping at foreigners. I would try to get a job on the invaders base that would let me move around with a minimum of supervision like cleaning the shitters and use my access and experience to funnel intelligence to the resistance.
by Aikibiker
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mumbai meets Midwest - 2/20- update
Replies: 132
Views: 15280

Re: Mumbai meets Midwest - 12/23 - update

In this scenario the military wouldn't use MP's or care about posse comitatus. They would use infantry and special forces. Under no circumstances would US troops be umder police command, in fact just the opposite is likely. Also it would take at least 24 hours for the first troops to get on the grou...
by Aikibiker
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 10194

Re: Fighting Kit?!

The point of breaching tools is to provide your team with options for movement in urban terrain to avoid being channeled into the streets and alleyways that are a death trap. I'll agree with you there. But let's remember that the name of the game is survival, not combat. The op's scenario was kit f...
by Aikibiker
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 10194

Re: Fighting Kit?!

Given the scenario however the prospective team is definitely acting in a paramilitary roll so breaching gear does make sense just for the manueverability it gives a team in an urban environment. For such a small unit, not even a squad being able to move without getting trapped in alleyways or insid...
by Aikibiker
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 10194

Re: Fighting Kit?!

For breaching my preference would a halligan, sledgehammer or small ram, bolt cutters, and an axe. One item carried by each team member would spread the weight. Also residential buildings in other parts of the world tend to be tougher than American houses. The European tradesmen openly snear at our ...
by Aikibiker
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 10194

Re: Fighting Kit?!

Who said anything about breaking into a building to kill your attackers. I spoke specifically of entering a building to either escape or gain a tactical advantage via flanking or height. Breaking into a defended building when you only have four men for the job is pretty dumb. Several scenarios come ...
by Aikibiker
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 10194

Re: Fighting Kit?!

In a firefight? If I had breaching gear I would use it to gain entry to buildings to facilitate movement either to break contact (preferred with such a small force) or gain a tactical advantage by elevation or flanking maneuver. If the main mission included attacking a possibly fortified structure ...
by Aikibiker
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 10194

Re: Fighting Kit?!

One individual I know has been using a tomahawk in his job as a firefighter. Using them for entry into vehicles and buildings. So there IS a legit/legal purpose. But I don't feel that is where cyruspace is coming from. One individual I have met uses one as a SWAT officer. But I don't think that is ...
by Aikibiker
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mumbai meets Midwest - 2/20- update
Replies: 132
Views: 15280

Re: Mumbai meets Midwest - 12/16 - update - not sure I like

Great chapter. I liked the part about the tourniquets, were you aware that a kot of people were saved at the Boston Marathon bombing by first responders using tourniquets? A some what rare event in civilian emergency medicine. I think one of the best things about this story is hiw you flesh out the ...
by Aikibiker
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2286
Views: 353359

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Redhouse was probably a criminal before the ZPAW. You can never really predict what criminals will do because by and large they tend to be stupid. They also think that wrongs committed by others against them erase any wrongs they have done. I could very easily see him blabbing about the pistol espec...
by Aikibiker
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 10194

Re: Fighting Kit?!

The US military is now one of the most experienced in the world. According to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey – the leading source of international public information about firearms – the U.S. has the best-armed civilian population in the world, with an estimated 270 million total guns. That’s a...
by Aikibiker
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Man Uses Spear to Save Girlfriend from Mountain Lion
Replies: 44
Views: 6803

Re: Man Uses Spear to Save Girlfriend from Mountain Lion

Native American. African American, Irish American,etc. Am I the only plain 'ol American? I miss the days where everyone just wanted to be successful and fit in, and where people could joke about their ethnic background, yet willing to share it and experience others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Aikibiker
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mumbai meets Midwest - 2/20- update
Replies: 132
Views: 15280

Re: Mumbai meets Midwest - question for the class 12/9

I have a buddy who works for the federal prison system out in CA, I asked him once how they dealt with officers weapons and inmates and he told me it is probably easier getting into a super model's pants than it is to get a gun checked out for use at the prison. Both could involve lots of alcohol...
by Aikibiker
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mumbai meets Midwest - 2/20- update
Replies: 132
Views: 15280

Re: Mumbai meets Midwest - question for the class 12/9

The jail I worked at had an armory in the vehicle sally port where the cops would bring in new prisoners. There were ready weapons for officers transporting inmates to court or the hospital in lockers next to the armory door. The keys for both were stored behind a locked door in intake, the LT had t...

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