Mistakes I have seem...

Posted by: teacher

Mistakes I have seem... - 11/06/19 09:37 PM

...Just saw a post on another board from a guy who included a plate carrier (bullet resistant vest) in his ghb.
Posted by: hikermor

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 11/07/19 12:12 AM

I think I saw the same post;IIRC he also was packing more than one weapon and lots of ammo. Undoubtedly he was a wee tad pessimistic about the coming apocalypse.

I hold a somewhat more optimistic view of behavior in an emergency, even one involving a great deal of disruption. I believe analysis of past incidents tends to support this view.

I intend to help my neighbor, because, who knows, the shoe may quickly be on the other foot and my neighbor will be helping me and lending capabilities I do not have. Besides, that's just the right thing to do.

Groups, especially ones working together, tend to weather bad times more successfully than-individuals.

But these Sudden Doom boards are fun to read.
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 11/07/19 12:15 AM

I know some folks expect Mad Max, not cooperation, but I wonder how many firefights a person expects to engage in and survive? Alone, on foot, with no air support or allies on the ground, it seems that running gun battles won't be something you can survive for long. I think there's a place for body armor but a GHB is not one of them!
Posted by: Jeanette_Isabelle

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 11/07/19 12:46 AM

Originally Posted By: hikermor
Undoubtedly he was a wee tad pessimistic about the coming apocalypse.

I have mixed feelings regarding the coming apocalypse.

Jeanette Isabelle
Posted by: teacher

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 05/07/20 10:40 PM

A big one I try to avoid is learning on how things work for the first time in the field.
Posted by: lupacexi

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/25/20 09:27 AM

Thanks you for sharing
Posted by: brandtb

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/25/20 03:00 PM

A plate carrier seems extreme in a GHB, but prudent to keep in your house.
Posted by: Bingley

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/25/20 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I wonder how many firefights a person expects to engage in and survive? Alone, on foot, with no air support or allies on the ground, it seems that running gun battles won't be something you can survive for long. I think there's a place for body armor but a GHB is not one of them!


My feeling exactly. Funny, I seem to recall two zombie shows that include scenes with a tacticool zombie -- someone thought he could survive if he just carried as much gun & ammo as he could. But at the end he ended up being a warehouse for the living...
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/25/20 08:32 PM

I still kind of want to get some new Level IV plates but so far the zombie apocalypse seems to be on hold. grin I do acknowledge that firearms and ammo are prudent to have for practical reasons, but being a gun nut I have a decent stockpile of ammo for convenience. Good thing, too! I checked out the ammo aisle at the FLGS yesterday and it was slim pickings!
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/25/20 11:02 PM

I train a bunch of active-duty military, vets, and police officers. They tend to wear plate carriers and plates.

My choice has been that mobility matters more to me than body armor. Iím not morally against body armor, I just donít think itís the right choice for me right now.
Posted by: Eugene

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/26/20 08:54 PM

You're much more likely to be in such things as a car accident.
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/27/20 03:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Eugene
You're much more likely to be in such things as a car accident.


True. But preparedness isn't statistically analyzing the risks, then preparing for #1 and ignoring all the rest. smirk Maybe the most likely risk is a car accident but that doesn't mean you should live on a diet of fast food, cancel your homeowner's insurance and removed the locks from all your doors. wink
Posted by: nursemike

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 09/30/20 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
I train a bunch of active-duty military, vets, and police officers. They tend to wear plate carriers and plates.

My choice has been that mobility matters more to me than body armor. Iím not morally against body armor, I just donít think itís the right choice for me right now.


Maybe it is generational. If you grow up surrounded by plate carriers, you want to have one with you.

I haven't really warmed up to hydration bladders, 5.56 mm weapons or rap music; canteens, shotguns and Bach are quite comforting.

Boomer out-
Posted by: nursetim

Re: Mistakes I have seem... - 10/08/20 07:18 AM

Do yíall still think he was being ďpessimisticĒ in light of the riots? As a city dweller, Iím pretty sure he had current human behavior well pegged.