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TexasAg1969    579
2 hours ago, calfoxwc said:

no, no, no. think fuskishima whatever....3 mile island... some....minor dirty bomb kind of terrorist act. Just minor

drifting of radiation. It's not like trying to drink water 5 miles from a nuke blast.... geez.

LOL! I'm living in the age of Trump/Jong Un, so I think worst case scenario with these two in charge. Get with the new age cal.:D

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TexasAg1969    579
5 minutes ago, Westside Steve said:

Am I the only one here who doesn't spend any time whatsoever worrying about survival tactics and such, weather from natural disasters or insurgent terrorism?

WSS

My daughter always told friends in California that when the Apocalypse came, she knew I'd find a way to save her and if they were smart they'd stick with her. Her standard answer was, "He survived Vietnam so the Apocalypse would be a piece of cake for him. He knows stuff no one else knows."  LOL!:lol:

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Canton Dawg    255
1 hour ago, Westside Steve said:

Am I the only one here who doesn't spend any time whatsoever worrying about survival tactics and such, whether from natural disasters or insurgent terrorism?

WSS

Nope, my idea of roughing it is parking the RV at an angle causing me to fall out of bed.

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calfoxwc    1,171

Back in the day, on our Alaskan cruise, we went and listened to a bear expert talk about em.

Seems that a grizzly is territorial, and protective - a grizzly can run up to 35 mph. seriously. in the short run,

a grizzly can outrun a racehorse. Can out run an olympic sprinter. Your only change is your gun, at least one canister

of bear spray, or, just curling up on the ground, protecting your head and neck, and playing dead for a half hr.

     He said a black bear is different - if a black bear comes after you, he wants you for dinner, and your only hope

is your gun, bear spray, or...fight like hell until the bear gives up.

    A grizzly is so big and powerful, it can toss aside a log too big for a couple of men to move.

Best bet - sing, talk, be loud in bear country. and don't smell like dinner.

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calfoxwc    1,171

so, I was wondering. hundreds of thousands stranded in cars on the expressway trying to get out of

Florida. or anywhere. gas runs out, no water, you find a field or campsite, no food, no shelter outside of your car.

God help you if it's winter. A lot of folks travel in winter with sleeping bags. Hopefully, with a case of bottled water, etc.

     Seems dumb to worry about some calamity happening. Most of us don't. But some of us wonder how we would cope

if it happened. I need a few of those lifestraws for our BOB, CGBHB. (as in, "can't get back home bag".

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TexasAg1969    579
7 hours ago, calfoxwc said:

Back in the day, on our Alaskan cruise, we went and listened to a bear expert talk about em.

Seems that a grizzly is territorial, and protective - a grizzly can run up to 35 mph. seriously. in the short run,

a grizzly can outrun a racehorse. Can out run an olympic sprinter. Your only change is your gun, at least one canister

of bear spray, or, just curling up on the ground, protecting your head and neck, and playing dead for a half hr.

     He said a black bear is different - if a black bear comes after you, he wants you for dinner, and your only hope

is your gun, bear spray, or...fight like hell until the bear gives up.

    A grizzly is so big and powerful, it can toss aside a log too big for a couple of men to move.

Best bet - sing, talk, be loud in bear country. and don't smell like dinner.

I have a T-shirt I bought in Colorado this summer that says, "Never hike alone in bear country! Always hike with someone you can trip and outrun.":lol:

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calfoxwc    1,171

True story - on that cruise, I went up after the bear expert briefing, and asked him if I had bear spray hiking up

a creek to try to pan for gold, if it would be risky. He said if I had bear spray, 50 yards, a loaded .45... it would

still be stupid, no offense. I grizzley can close a distance of 50 yards in about 3 seconds I think it was.

  and moose are also very dangerous at times.

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TexasAg1969    579

If I ever hike in grizzly country I would take nothing less than my .357 Ruger with penetrating rounds that mushroom deeper than the normal HPs. Plus it makes a hellofa noise if all else fails. Bear spray would be nothing but backup.

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calfoxwc    1,171

this is an interesting story of a bear spray failure...food for thought.

the pics are graphic. not good. I wonder about how effective or not my

9 mm would be. der. I think I'd buy a .45 for grizzly country...like Yellowstone National Park...etc.

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Your usual personal defense rounds like 9 and 45 don't penetrate enough to get through to the vitals on a grizzly. That is why those guys carry long arms or revolvers in nothing smaller than .357. We visited my buddy Neil who moved to Alaska. The locals gave us the run down before a camping trip.

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calfoxwc    1,171

ah. Never fired a .357.... .have fired a 40 or was it a .45. I think it was one of the latter that seems like it was a

cannon going off... after having a black bear step on our tent near our heads in N. Ontario on our hs graduation...

we had our food tied up 12' off the ground and 10 yards away, all we had was my hunting knife, like that would have

done us much good if that bear had decided to rip the tent and us apart. Tent camping in Yellowstone doesn't seem

like a good idea. I think we should rent/buy a camper for that trip.

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TexasAg1969    579
On 9/15/2017 at 5:12 AM, LogicIsForSquares said:

Your usual personal defense rounds like 9 and 45 don't penetrate enough to get through to the vitals on a grizzly. That is why those guys carry long arms or revolvers in nothing smaller than .357. We visited my buddy Neil who moved to Alaska. The locals gave us the run down before a camping trip.

This  ^

And use the deep penetration rounds such as my favorite: The copper jacket takes it in further than most, but is built to peel back and mushroom in critical areas. And a .357 makes a hell of a lot more noise going off than any dinky .40 or .45.

Image result for deep penetration .357 rounds

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TexasAg1969    579

Apropos of nothing except the upcoming season. Sent by a friend: :lol:

"Fact: If someone is playing Christmas music in October you have the right to kill them and use their corpse for a Halloween decoration."

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