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post #41 of 52 Old 11-02-2017, 06:57 PM
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Iím more armed than I need to be. My little 1 1/2 acre hunk of dirt is at the end of a private road and is surrounded by a 5 foot chain link fence. Gated. Anyone that comes up here either is coming to see us or made a wrong turn. I have a 9 kw propane fired generator wired in behind the meter with auto start. It runs off a 1000 gallon tank which never gets below half full. I had around 250 pounds worth of dogs roaming freely. Lost my 200 pound Newfie last summer so poundage dropped a little. Some may think newfs arenít that fierce but I would dare anyone to physically attack myself or any member of the family in his presence. I watched him dispatch a coyote one evening. It was particularly brutal and efficient. I have recently acquired an English Mastiff which when grown should tip the scales at around 160. That will bring my dog poundage back up and being a Mastiff the protection gene is already there. We keep several months of food and water on hand at all times. Many of my close neighbors are vets hanging out in the hills like myself. I am on a first name basis with everyone whose property borders mine along with two neighbors across the main road. My main concern is to have the means to survive a subduction zone earthquake off the pacific coast. The possibility of a magnitude 9 plus earthquake and subsequent tsunami is quite real and would devastate the region, destroying much of the infrastructure. We are overdue for such an event.
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We have a lot of storage so we keep a lot of food stocked up, at least a years worth, both perishable and non, for the perishable we have 3 identical generators that I picked up on Craig's list for about 1/4 of the price of a new one two are already converted to LP, all very low hours, they were bought during a power outage then they were left setting with gas in them and messed up the carburetor, the LP conversion kit eliminates bad gas. I wanted them all identical so if we were in for a long run, there would be spare parts. We always keep close to 2500 gallons of LP and 1000 gallons of diesel. We also have a 27.5KW PTO powered generator in case we need some heavy duty power, but would hate to have a 100 HP tractor sucking down diesel when a 6.5 KW would run all the necessities.

We have a 9 acre pond stocked with fish that has about 33,000,000 gallons of water in it, neighbors have cattle so we would do some bartering

We have a years worth of meds, and we always rotate stock. We are about 25 miles from the city,used to be 40 miles but it is moving closer every day. We have friends that tell us if SHTF they would come here, I tell them they better bring their own provisions, because when it gets ugly everything and body gets ugly with it

I hope we never need it but if we do we are in pretty good shape

As Hank Jr said "The country boy will survive"
Why mess around with those little generators when whole house units have come down greatly in price. Twelve years ago I put in a 15kw unit for about $6,000. That handles the whole house if I do not try to run the dryer, a/c and other high usage units at the same time.

You can get bigger now for about the same price or somewhat less. You already have the propane storage. Mine runs of natural gas.

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Whether or not to keep your guns unloaded, hidden, locked up or on your person is up to each of us. Whether or not guns and children don't mix is open for debate, and each child and situation is different. Women fear guns because they don't understand them and haven't been exposed to them or trained with them, so it's uphill all the way. Woodworkers are adamant about unplugging machines and tools before working on them for service just as gun owners should be even more vigilant about "loaded" guns.

On TV, the "evil gun" is shown as a silhouette of the Army Colt 1911 or another semi auto type clone, rarely the revolver when the death of a child is involved, it's just more deadly..... HUH? If a child finds a loaded revolver and pulls the trigger, it will go bang on every cylinder which contains a cartridge..... sometimes 5 , maybe 6. A loaded semi-auto may not fire when the trigger is pulled because of the built in safety features, usually about 3, maybe 4. The revolver has no safeties!The semi auto has a mechanical one, a magazine safety, a grip safety and of course the chamber must be loaded for it to fire!
Which type of gun do you think is safer?
I have both types of pistols. I even bought her a little 308. But you and Cowboy are both right. She does not like guns.
Personally Iíve always thought a pump shotgun was the best gun to keep in the bedroom. They say the sound of the pump action is a universal language any intruder can understand.
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I have both types of pistols. I even bought her a little 308. But you and Cowboy are both right. She does not like guns.
Personally I’ve always thought a pump shotgun was the best gun to keep in the bedroom. They say the sound of the pump action is a universal language any intruder can understand.
I keep a short barrel, 6 shot pump shotgun hanging on hooks on the back of our bed’s headboard by a shoulder strap. It is loaded with #4 buck. I’ll put an intruder’s sphincter factor at about 9.5 when I slam a round into the chamber.
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Wow, How cool, America still has men! I have really enjoyed reading what you men have had to say.
I truly find comfort in knowing you all believe in the American way of life.
Trump is right, as long as Americans are willing to stand shoulder to shoulder, we need not fear anyone.

"Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it"


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Why mess around with those little generators when whole house units have come down greatly in price. Twelve years ago I put in a 15kw unit for about $6,000. That handles the whole house if I do not try to run the dryer, a/c and other high usage units at the same time.

You can get bigger now for about the same price or somewhat less. You already have the propane storage. Mine runs of natural gas.

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If 6.5 Kw will handle the load you are wasting fuel running bigger. I am talking about the long haul. If rocket man detonated a nuke over us and their theory about EMP is right, a nat gas powered genset would become useful as a boat anchor, the nat gas distribution system relies on computer controlled networks

Further more one of our friends lived in the path of Irma, he too had an auto backup system it ran for about 4 hours before a diode popped and he was dead in the water for the rest of the ride. His unit was a Generac, that had been exercised monthly

I figure for $150 each it is a good idea to have a back up...........................and a back up for the backup
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I keep a short barrel, 6 shot pump shotgun hanging on hooks on the back of our bedís headboard by a shoulder strap. It is loaded with #4 buck. Iíll put an intruderís sphincter factor at about 9.5 when I slam a round into the chamber.
I keep a round in the chamber, I don't want to be like the movies where you give them a split second to ponder their next move, as I said before the last thing an intruder would hear is the click of the safety coming off safe
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I keep a round in the chamber, I don't want to be like the movies where you give them a split second to ponder their next move, as I said before the last thing an intruder would hear is the click of the safety coming off safe
Yeah, although I lost the big guy, Newfoundland, this past summer I still have dogs, an Australian Shepherd, a Pomeranian and the new Mastiff. The aussie has amazing hearing and she will alert me to any intruder long before they get inside. The pom, although small, doesnít know she is small, is absolutely fearless and will attack anything that doesnít belong in the house. Perhaps not a devastating attack but surely a loud and painful distraction. I am not to worried about someone getting the jump on me. I also practice regularly with my weapons and I can efficiently operate them in the dark. Situational awareness, training, and territorial familiarity gives me a distinct advantage. Also, I am old, I am in pain, and I suffer from no less than two terminal diseases with little to lose. All of this combined might make me a particularly dangerous individual.
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Yeah, although I lost the big guy, Newfoundland, this past summer I still have dogs, an Australian Shepherd, a Pomeranian and the new Mastiff. The aussie has amazing hearing and she will alert me to any intruder long before they get inside. The pom, although small, doesnít know she is small, is absolutely fearless and will attack anything that doesnít belong in the house. Perhaps not a devastating attack but surely a loud and painful distraction. I am not to worried about someone getting the jump on me. I also practice regularly with my weapons and I can efficiently operate them in the dark. Situational awareness, training, and territorial familiarity gives me a distinct advantage. Also, I am old, I am in pain, and I suffer from no less than two terminal diseases with little to lose. All of this combined might make me a particularly dangerous individual.
We used to have a pair of Danes really friendly but if they sensed something wrong they became very unfriendly very fast

We loved the Danes have had 6 in total but they die so young it is heart breaking

So I got my wife a Welsh terrier, they look like miniature Airedales, which I have had 4 of, I was always looking for a smart one that would obey commands but I don't think there are any

But Dexi our 20 lb dynamo would let us know if somebody was at the door, and as soon as they broke in she would lick them to death LOL
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Trump is an...nevermind...

Trump is a lot of things.


Not all of them good.


Some of them very good.


I don't trust perfect people, because they never really are. The more perfect someone appears, the less I trust them.


He is not a politician, he says what's on his mind, without running it by staff, or focus groups.


But what I like most about Trump, is how much the established political elite hate him!


He is not "Politically Correct", one of the most "Communistic" terms I have ever heard in my life. You could be dealing with someone that hates
everything about you. Yet because he/she couches everything they say in PC, you won't know it. I would rather be confronted with open bigotry, then lied to
by some cowardly little weasel hiding his true motives and feelings.


PS: I know full well this post aint PC! And I don't care! I won't change who I am, just for the right to post here.

"Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it"


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Murphy Bed

An unused bedroom in my house has a murphy bed which I converted to a gun case by anchoring to the wall, installing a hidden keyed lock and installing racks to hold some of my guns where the mattress/box springs were. I keep about 16 long guns and 6 handguns in this. Someone looking in the room sees only a small spare bedroom.
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