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#294067 - 11/06/19 09:37 PM Mistakes I have seem...
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...Just saw a post on another board from a guy who included a plate carrier (bullet resistant vest) in his ghb.

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#294079 - 11/07/19 12:12 AM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: teacher]
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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.
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#294080 - 11/07/19 12:15 AM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: teacher]
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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!
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#294083 - 11/07/19 12:46 AM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: hikermor]
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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
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#295995 - 05/07/20 10:40 PM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: teacher]
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A big one I try to avoid is learning on how things work for the first time in the field.

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#297117 - 09/25/20 09:27 AM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: teacher]
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Thanks you for sharing
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#297118 - 09/25/20 03:00 PM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: teacher]
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A plate carrier seems extreme in a GHB, but prudent to keep in your house.
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#297122 - 09/25/20 07:41 PM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: Phaedrus]
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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...

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#297124 - 09/25/20 08:32 PM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: teacher]
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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!
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#297127 - 09/25/20 11:02 PM Re: Mistakes I have seem... [Re: teacher]
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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. I’m not morally against body armor, I just don’t think it’s the right choice for me right now.

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