Regular Guy wrote:People used to work all the time. The 40 hr work week is a new fiction, near as I can figure, it started in the 30-40's. Same with retirement. Never retire, even if it's just a part time job mopping floors. No shame, no surrender.
This is an important thing to remember. After WWII, things weren't great, but eventually things stabilized into the Pax Americana
that most of us grew up in. Before that, there was The Depression, and honestly, pretty hard times before that, too. 40-hour weeks is something that came about in the 50's, I think.
I've got some non-standard guns/support gear on the market right now because I'm having more trouble than I thought I would finding work. None of my standardized 'bare minimum' prep guns are expendable, though.
JAYNE COBB wrote: Well, what you plan and what takes place ain't ever exactly been similar.
TravisM.1 wrote:If a rifle is an option, a rifle is usually the answer.
minengr wrote:I've said it numerous times, a quality rig is only as good as it's weakest link. Which usually is the nut behind the butt.