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August 25, 2014 at 11:43 pm #23291
They don’t have to shut anything down. Think about it. 5 malls across the country get hit, say the 2 biggest and the other 3 are Smallville/Mayberry types. Result? Lots of sick people, by the time the ‘system’ realize it is ebola how many will be infected? Here is where it gets scarry, how many people will attempt to stop going out in public? How many people will not go to work? These are the ripples. I agree multiple attacks would be worse, say 100 malls on the biggest shopping day of the year? Then wait and hit the power grid during the big January ice storm that always hits in the northeast, the most heavily populated part of the country. If, very big if, they really have their stuff together an emp strike during January would be bad.
So worst case, they now have several different types of chemical munitions, possibly some dirty bombs, and these ebola martards. They could hit us with dozens of different attacks over a holliday weakend and wreak havoc.August 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm #23286
When they pick their targets (historically) they want 3 seperate things. 1) Publicity: they want media coverage so that it not only creates fear but so that it helps to create recruits. 2) Economic: think of how much the 9/11 attacks directly cost and how much they cost indirectly. 3) Symbolism: every where in the world people knew the New York skyline before 9/11, now?
If you pick a terrorist attack and look at the targets, every time these 3 things apply. Now think of an American symbol; sports, hollidays, locations. Think of all the soft targets. To me, one of the worst would be a bio attack such as this on Black Friday. It fits – publicity, economic, symbolism. As an added bonus they would destroy Christmas. Just some twisted thoughts on the matter.May 14, 2014 at 3:53 am #13709
Whirl, I agree with you. Mal, not sure who messed in your spot but you seem to be lashing out at all LEOs. Not sure that is right, kinda like saying all preppers are paranoid conspiracy fruit cakes. Generalizations shouldn’t be made, to say be cautious makes lots of sense – I’ve got a badge and I’m cautious. As to the evil in .gov most of it idiots at the top making decisions to kiss someone else’s backside. The average worker just does what they can or is a tool and attempts to do nothing – or at least that is how my agency works, and it is the largest le in country.April 28, 2014 at 12:31 am #11291
The guns are easy to make – it’s the ammo that is hard. A working Sten can be fabricated in most auto shops, it’s the magazines and ammo that are difficult. A single shot shotgun (butter gun) is very simple to make.April 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm #11108
Know how to sail and looking for a small sail boat. As to the other, I have drove trucks before and know where the county lot is full of dump trucks.April 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm #11106
Try shooting clays with “00” out of a social gun from the low ready. It is actually real good practice – got to be quick.April 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm #11104
For me, plan A is to hold what I’ve got. Plan B is to evac in vehicles. Plan C is to evac by boat. Plan D is manpowered vehicles – combination of bicycles and canoes. Last Plan is to E & E on foot. The plans don’t really go in order (they could) they are more for different scenarios.April 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm #11080
Patience and a good killing field. Of course, always have a plan b.April 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm #11079
For the farmers, be sure you have lots of open space outside of your defenses. Fall trees or use ditches to stop vehicle traffic, make the pos’s get out and walk. Ideally you want as big of a clearing between the vehicle obstacles and the personnel stuff. the reason for that big open field is so all the deer rifles can “thin” the herd. A text book situation would give you at least 500 yards/meters of cleared space (no stumps, no ditches and as flat as you can make it) then the wire. With your positions behind it.April 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm #11076
Do a google search on the old military multi-fuel trucks. IF you are thinking of trying to run alternatives through your truck you would want to mix the fuel. For example, the old Kaiser 2.5 ton trucks called for 2 parts gas and 1 part kerosene or 3 parts gas 1 part motor oil (something like that) I know the older diesels were more forgiving when you did this but I’m not sure what you might get into with the newer trucks. Another thing to remember (I know of a gent here locally that does this) is any place that uses a deep fry has oil, you could add 5 gallons of vegge oil to a tank to get more miles out of the fuel you have.April 22, 2014 at 3:48 am #10127
Don’t get me wrong, there are good instructors out there who have real military credentials. Like I said, interview them and then use google, face book, and what ever else you like to see if their story makes sense.April 22, 2014 at 3:41 am #10125
Multinational corporations. MNCs are why we are going down. Regardless of what cause you look at – EMP, genetically modified food, our wars in the middle east, war on drugs/terrorism, uncontrolled borders unmanageable debt, pick a cause – it always comes back to MNCs wanting to make more money. As to a massive EMP attack and the general population not being ready, no kidding?
Wow they got an expert to figure that out? How many people can you name that can feed themselves? Provide safe water? Make their own clothes? I am willing to bet not many, I have a few relatives that live in the hills or on the reservation that can, but most can’t. If you can’t provide yourself with water and food you will die. If you can’t protect yourself and your family, you will die. Life will get very simple very quick.April 21, 2014 at 3:23 am #9998
I had a guy at work tell me when the SHTF he was coming to my house. I asked him if he had guns and ammo to protect him and his family, he said no. I asked him if he had food to feed him and his family, he said no. I asked him why not and he replied with they go on vacations and drive nice cars. I told him all looters would be shot.April 21, 2014 at 3:13 am #9997
There are several schools in south Florida. I can’t give you a recommendation as to I don’t know any of them. Find something close to you. Then research the school – look for reviews. Read all the reviews, especially the negative ones. Be realistic about how much you do or do not know. NRA certificates are nice, but I have several and I wasn’t impressed with what I got from them – but I was already an instructor. Another thing, right now you have lots of guys saying they were contractors or some high speed low drag secret squirrel guy – ask them about their school and what their MOS was if military or what company they worked for and then Google.
I know of several individuals who are running or ‘lead instructors’ who went over to the sand box and worked as security guards. Granted, they had more training than the armed security here in the states but they are presenting themselves as tier one operators. Your best bet for pistol is to find an instructor who is a working police officer and instructor with that agency. They are around and they can teach you the basics pretty good or they won’t be an agency instructor for very long. After you get the basics look for someone who teaches force on force. If you have a couple of training partners you guys can work with each other and that will help.
In some ways, shooting is like driving a car. The more you practice and the more you do it, the more it becomes second nature. Also, the super high speed advanced stuff is only the simple basics applied with extreme consistency under any condition. Some things to consider.April 21, 2014 at 1:27 am #9970
The training from Appleseed and CMP are both good classes for everyone. As to the other classes, $400 a day is pretty pricey – that’s what I charge for a 3 day class. Some guys with the big reputations get that much, but most aren’t worth it. $250-$300 for a 16-20 hour class is reasonable for a class that covers anything more than the basics. I charge more because I do a 30 hour class in 3 days and do several low light drills at night and force on force training.
For those outside of the US, get a better quality airsoft (try to get a copy of a gun that would be reasonable for you to ‘find’ in an emergency) and practice. Start very close range – feet not yards/meters. Start slow and learn trigger control and sight picture. Then learn to point and fire – for reactionary situations. Then start moving and firing. Learn how to clear corners and shot from any position imaginable. Then you go back to the basics and repeat the whole process.