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Topics will be hypothetical detailed scenarios of incidents and responses to the OP will be how they will go about reacting and surviving the event. So I guess this will be like kinda a role-play section, which will test our levels of preparedness, and they might help us contemplate and review on certain areas of our prepping when we see what might happen when faced with such incidents.

Scenarios will be varied - it can even be while a harrowing disaster is already taking place.
Responses should also be detailed. We can point out where someone makes a mistake in his procedure.

The OP should be very detailed since we'll need all the info to base our responses. The OP cannot add to the scenario later in the thread. If there is an addition to the scenario, it should be posted as a separate thread (incident) with all the full details.
 

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I like DeWalt for cordless,Milwaukee for corded :mrgreen:
The Milwaukee hole shooter is the standard of industry. Cordless drills are handy and I never had one go bad but the batteries do and they cost as much as a new drill. The new lithium Ion power tools seem a lot better.
 

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My Dewalt 24 volt is almost 10 years old. Still operates like a champ. I do have a couple corded ones for back up but a 24 volt hammer drill is tough to beat. Even if it is excessive for most drilling.
 

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Okay. Forget I suggested anything.

Or, seeing that you're all senior members....I guess this is like a hazing for newbies?
You make fun of - and hijack - a newbie's thread? ;-)
 

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Okay. Forget I suggested anything.

Or, seeing that you're all senior members....I guess this is like a hazing for newbies?
You make fun of - and hijack - a newbie's thread? ;-)
We hijack and make fun of everybody's threads, especially each other's. I mean, a lot of the topics on this site are talking about the end of the world. If you do not throw a little humor in, it gets kind of morose.
 

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Okay. Forget I suggested anything.

Or, seeing that you're all senior members....I guess this is like a hazing for newbies?
You make fun of - and hijack - a newbie's thread? ;-)
OK I guess it we were a little hard but yes practicing is a very good Ideal, There have been several threads on this but one thing a lot have suggested is for one day just turn all the power and water off in the house.
Camping with your gear is also a good ideal or even testing it out doors. I think anyone planning on bugging out diffidently needs to do a hike with their equipment or its equivalent weight and I bet the next time they will reduce the weight a little. Most important is you will find a lot of weaknesses such as you will find a head lamp much more valuable then a flashlight when doing any work, (try doing the dishes with a flashlight). If you have kids get them involved. Such as if you have a young child give them a solar light and give them the responsibility to put it out in the sun in the morning and take it in at night if they want a night light in their room if they forget then no light. If you do a test you will find some things you didn't even think about and then correct it before it is to late.

PS: I didn't even notice you were a junior member and I think a lot of us have learned the hard way that it is important how you label your post.
 

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We hijack and make fun of everybody's threads, especially each other's. I mean, a lot of the topics on this site are talking about the end of the world. If you do not throw a little humor in, it gets kind of morose.
I understand about having some humor...and I'm all for having humor, in fact I've enjoyed a humorous thread showing mistakes we can do. I forgot the title but that was humorous AND seriously done at the same time. Nothing's wrong with having humor, however there is also a proper place for it, imho.
If we can do as we please with anyone's thread - make fun of it, take it off-topic, and dismiss it - that's not only unethical in a forum (at least in the few forums I participate in)....in the end, the whole board will suffer.

Anyway, thanks for explaining. I guess I've been lucky so far that the few threads I've opened and participated in have been serious in their discussion. The main issue of this board is quite serious - and if juvenile humor takes dominance and becomes the norm, who'll take the board seriously? Seriously. :)
 

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Anyway, thanks for explaining. I guess I've been lucky so far that the few threads I've opened and participated in have been serious in their discussion. The main issue of this board is quite serious - and if juvenile humor takes dominance and becomes the norm, who'll take the board seriously? Seriously. :)
It depends on the topic my friend. If you have been reading posts here for a while, you should know that some pretty serious discussions happen here. I have seen some of them get ugly enough that some got tossed.

This board has some really good people and a lot of ideas get tossed around here. Stick around, I think you'll grow to like it here. :smile:
 

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OK I guess it we were a little hard but yes practicing is a very good Ideal, There have been several threads on this but one thing a lot have suggested is for one day just turn all the power and water off in the house.
Camping with your gear is also a good ideal or even testing it out doors. I think anyone planning on bugging out diffidently needs to do a hike with their equipment or its equivalent weight and I bet the next time they will reduce the weight a little. Most important is you will find a lot of weaknesses such as you will find a head lamp much more valuable then a flashlight when doing any work, (try doing the dishes with a flashlight). If you have kids get them involved. Such as if you have a young child give them a solar light and give them the responsibility to put it out in the sun in the morning and take it in at night if they want a night light in their room if they forget then no light. If you do a test you will find some things you didn't even think about and then correct it before it is to late.

PS: I didn't even notice you were a junior member and I think a lot of us have learned the hard way that it is important how you label your post.
I guess you stopped reading after the title? AHA! If you were in a survival situation, reading only the first few lines of a text could get you dead. :mrgreen:

Anyway, I suggested this just so to provide some amusement for us and at the same time evaluate our readiness even though it's only hypothetical and written what-if scenarios.

Anyway, if no one's interested....that's okay.
 

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It depends on the topic my friend. If you have been reading posts here for a while, you should know that some pretty serious discussions happen here. I have seen some of them get ugly enough that some got tossed.

This board has some really good people and a lot of ideas get tossed around here. Stick around, I think you'll grow to like it here. :smile:
Thanks. Yes, I do enjoy this board.
 

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Isn't that illegal in some states? It has a forward grip, a button hole pistol grip, a detachable battery magazine and it has black on it. For shame.
But it makes the zombie / phillips head screws all hide deep in the 2 x 4's. Most never see the light of day again :mrgreen:

May God bless,
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My "compatriots" and I do teamwork skills with our shooting. We do move and shoot, shoot while moving, moving around each other while firing just so we know how to communicate in a real live fire situation and how to stay out of the line of fire and keep from firing if someone moves in front of us. We work on speed drills, timed drills and "confrontation" drills. We learn from and teach each other in as many different situations that we can. We always have an "appointed" safety officer working with each pair and we change up who we are paired with so the signals and "work" calls are the same.

Working with multiple weapons and moving targets in unusual positions is all part of proper training and learning "where your head is at" under pressure. We haven't figured out how to simulate "return fire" yet but I am working on some ideas. The most important thing in our training is dry-fire practice - we are supposed to dry fire at least twice as much as we fire live rounds just to keep the muscle memory where it needs to be to shoot accurately - instinctively - under all conditions.

I think it would be hard to replicate the stresses on a forum like this because you have a lot of time to think about it.
 

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My "compatriots" and I do teamwork skills with our shooting. We do move and shoot, shoot while moving, moving around each other while firing just so we know how to communicate in a real live fire situation and how to stay out of the line of fire and keep from firing if someone moves in front of us. We work on speed drills, timed drills and "confrontation" drills. We learn from and teach each other in as many different situations that we can. We always have an "appointed" safety officer working with each pair and we change up who we are paired with so the signals and "work" calls are the same.

Working with multiple weapons and moving targets in unusual positions is all part of proper training and learning "where your head is at" under pressure. We haven't figured out how to simulate "return fire" yet but I am working on some ideas. The most important thing in our training is dry-fire practice - we are supposed to dry fire at least twice as much as we fire live rounds just to keep the muscle memory where it needs to be to shoot accurately - instinctively - under all conditions.

I think it would be hard to replicate the stresses on a forum like this because you have a lot of time to think about it.
Way back I watched a tv show (I think it was Dr Phil) where-in the issue was about child abduction. They had someone on the show who spoke about the importance of not only verbally instructing children what to do when confronted by a perp, but also to act it out with the child.
Role-play as the perp and try to do whatever you think a real perp would say, or do in order to get the child, and have the child react to that situation accordingly (taking into consideration the location - school, shopping mall, at the front door, sidewalk etc..,)
He said the importance of doing this is to prep the child, because in reality the child is more likely to "freeze" up and become unsure of what to do.
They even did a demonstration with a child where-in the perp was about to grab the child. The child fell promptly on her back with legs kicking and she was screaming help at the same time. It was harder for the man to take hold of her and of course he wouldn't risk hanging around if there are other people around.
I flashback at a time when I was a child and my mom said to me, "What would you do if a stranger comes up to you at school and say, come with me. your mom is in the hospital and asked me to take you to her?"

The what-if scenarios I had in mind would perhaps be like fire drills - or like the movie I saw (submarine drills) where-in the captain of the sub gave various scenarios each day, and he timed the responses etc.., except our what-if scenarios will be more varied since we're not limited to simply fire or being in a confined space.

Perhaps a sample scenario that quickly comes to mind right now would be:
It's 11 am when the SHTF (I can't think of a specific incident at the moment), your two kids are at school, your husband is out of town and you're at work too. What will be the first thing you'll do? Then what?

I guess it's different when things are just floating around in our heads - but when you give an exact scenario and we're forced to face that scenario....and seeing other's responses, it somehow cements that idea and we have it filed away in our mind so if or when we're suddenly faced with similar situation in real life, that might just come in handy!
 

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We all have different compositions - some are single, some are single parents with full or partial custody of the children, some are elderly, some are living with feeble aging parents, or with a handicap, or handicapped himself, etc..,
Thus our reactions to the same disaster will be different from one another.

It is also likely that some of us have this "tailor-made" scenario in our head when we do our prepping...I guess some of us might tend to romanticize disasters having seen too many movies and we unconsciously see it as an adventure.

A lot of us are clueless because we've never seen or experienced hardship...you can see it in some prepper forums when some talk about green products even when you're already faced with the apocalypse, or when they give gourmet recipes. yes, that was funny years back in a survivalist forum. Gourmet!
Finally, somebody posted various things you can do with Spam to make it less boring and how to extend the meal. The admin came on board and said something like - "At last! This is the kind of recipes we need!" ha-ha-ha

And really, if we plan to get food from planting seeds....boy, going green is the last thing you want! You want to ensure that plant survive - so go for the pesticide, if you can find any! You don't want to lose to bugs or plant disease. Imho. We can fix earth later when things stabilize and starts heading for civilization again.

Thus having to face a scenario given by someone (which we cannot edit to fit our fantasy scenario) is like facing what usually happens in real life. Things happen that you never expect would happen the way they do.
 

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We could post topics about responses to various scenarios of course, but it would be nice to have a separate section for it so all these scenarios will be compiled. That's all the suggestion was all about.
 
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