TurantShank wrote:The whole food thing and being ten days or less is actually a bit false. The human body is actually capable of going a lil over three weeks without food. Of course it destroys the body by eating away muscle and just every thing all together. Then of course you got other problems like irritability, low moral, lethargy, physical weakness, confusion and disorientation, poor judgment, weakened immune system, inability to main body temperature which can lead to hypothermia, heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.
bullet308 wrote:A full NBC-rated positive overpressure suit would be nice, but in a lot of scenarios, a simple N95 or N100 mask or even a dust mask and goggles from the Dollar Tree will make all the difference in the world.
Cheap insurance in my book.
JoergS wrote:Realistically, I think I can launch a nine pound chain saw at 50 fps from a shoulder mounted rubber powered bazooka...
squinty wrote:I reserve the right to yell "Dookyhole!" - or it's Hebrew equivalent if such a thing exists - whilst dispensing a barrage of palm strikes at my opponent.
Doc Torr wrote:"Those who live by the sword get shot by those who see them coming a hundred yards away."
roscoe wrote:.....and don't plan on being The Humongous - it ain't happening.
Blacksmith wrote:You left out morale, motivation and drive. You fall into the dumps for whatever reason and everything else will flag. People who are depressed will not work as hard or be as successful. Morale drops too low and they may self terminate or take to caving in each other heads with blunt objects. This goes for individuals and groups.
Never assume that someone who behaves one way in normal times will behave the same way when dealing with the loss of their home, family, community or something else that is foundational to their character.
colemoge wrote:Several of my buddies and our families were chatting the other night and we discussed the Top 10 survival needs a family/person may need to have in place to survive most situations.
This is no all encompassing at all, but a list we came up with, what do other families out there think?
These are kind of in order....though again it’s nothing to go by at all. Just a simple chat among father and mothers out there.
1) Water (can only go 3 days max without water in most cases...and that’s for adults)
2) Food (near death in less than 10 days without it, longer with children)
3) Security (crucial in the eyes of most parents - hopefully - , partners/couples too. We are talking firearms, knives, bats, spears, bows, a rock, knowing how to use your fists....whatever)
4) Shelter (crucial for families, though nearly as important for couples, still pretty important even for individuals)
5) Fire (could be ranked hire, we a realize that. We all know how important this is, from light, security, food, warmth, mental health, water sanitation etc)
6) Medications (mammoth considering the vast majority of people in the USA are on some form of medication, let alone supplements, vitamins, Tylenol to combat fever or Benadryl to combat allergic reactions/swelling/skins issues, even anti bacterial agents for cuts to prevent simple infection from becoming far far worse, let alone anti biotics!!! et al)
7) Apparel (the right shoes, boots makes a difference, as does a simple hat, gloves, coat, socks, anything at all....climate of course is crucial for this...as is the eco system you live in...snake infested? freezing cold? rain? wicked hot?)
8 ) Tools (a hammer, saw, shovel rope, nails, flint, fire starters....a pointy stick to dig with....etc etc the ability to create and repair, let alone garden/farm/plant/rebuild/barricade/to use to enhance other areas on this list)
9) Fuels (yes of course things like gas, but also things like wax, wood, kerosene, batteries, solar, maybe even wind, seeds for growing things....not just your typical fuels, but the atypical ones that a family would need AFTER all the other ones were used up or gone)
10) Transportation & Communication - we all got bogged down on this one. Transport is a luxury...but man could it make a difference. Communication is huge too....but the issue came down to whether these were viable, available even....legit for survival? sure. They of course would be a massive benefit....but truly utterly needed? It’s up for debate. IF I had to pick ONE for MY family? I would go with reliable transportation. The ability to communicate with things should NOT be ever under valued....think of having no radio during a storm...no cell phone in an emergency....no ability to reach out for help or to even offer help....or get info...but ....gun to my head....I go with transport.
silentpoet wrote:My first two warning shots are aimed center of mass. If that don't warn them I fire warning shots at their head until they are warned enough that I am no longer in fear for my life.
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