- Nov 30, 2022
My progression will be Beltfed, drumfed, magfed, cylinder fed, muzzle fed.
Agreed. Would add that I keep a wrist rocket and pellet pistol/rifle behind the seat of my vehicle. My Beeman R1 is a guaranteed pot filler @ .01 per shot.Yep, always have a flintlock on hand. Use it as much as possible and save cartridges for when needed.
And a source of sulphur and saltpeter.Yep, always have a flintlock on hand. Use it as much as possible and save cartridges for when needed.
Exactly!!! Once you are on the move you are completely open and vulnerable. Essentially deer wandering around in the woods!!!I don’t have to bug out. 95% of people are better off where they are. Just keep a low profile. No need of going where you have nothing.
Band together with other High Value Neighbors. If you can't control access to your area and people 24-7 manning the beltfeds you have nothing. Fortunately I'm in a semi rural area with lots of ravines that can limit access.I have neighbors with cows,chickens and horses, alpaca, and goats and pigs not too far away. I have a few acres I could turn over with the gas I have available. It can also be fenced for pasture if needed. Lots of guns between us and solar panels to charge batteries and run the wells. I'm thinking about getting a hydro generator because all I would need is a knee dam in my ravine to power my needs for when the solar panels give out.I don’t have to bug out. 95% of people are better off where they are. Just keep a low profile. No need of going where you have nothing.
Those are things that can be sourced in their raw state and obtained by bartering. Just like it was originally done. But flintlocks don’t need complex manufacturing like percussion caps, much less cartridges.DoneAnd a source of sulphur and saltpeter.things raw s. You know like it was or
Mean GSD??Depending on the situation
Mean Pit Bull - Brutis
Mean GSD - Rocko
12ga semi auto "Nomix' shotgun
12ga short barrel shotgun - Ithaca stake out
.357 S&W revolver
Ruger 38 Spc. revolver
Sig 226 9mm - .15rd + 1 - 20rd mag
Sig 365 9mm
Taurus .410 / .45 LC
Suppressed Ruger pistol
Suppressed Ruger 10/22
Ruger 5.56 / 300k rifle with .556 Suppressor
Ruger 308 scoped with suppressor
My .308 Sniper Rifle w/ double set trigger
Plenty of ammo
Not many people these days know how to collect and process sulphur and saltpeter. I have a pasture across the dirt road. Sulphur isn't prominent immediately locally. Could probably be done just more of a challenge. I've been using broken rocks for flint so no problem there. Manufacturing a Flintlock isn't as easy as it seems. Most of this has been lost. It's doable but it will take centuries before the manufacturing capabilities could be restored. When America Falls it will be another Dark Age. Greeks and Romans had indoor plumbing. My Grandparents didn't have indoor plumbing until the 1970's!!!Those are things that can be sourced in their raw state and obtained by bartering. Just like it was originally done. But flintlocks don’t need complex manufacturing like percussion caps, much less cartridges.
Our infrastructure is dependent on large networks of supplies and materials. Trains, Power Lines and Pipelines. Just like Rome. Once China moves in to restore order we'll be relegated to subhuman status.If America fell it would be but a ripple in human history. Unless some sort of catastrophe destroys all of our current industrial infrastructure we aren’t going back to the Stone Age.
I learned that lesson personally a couple times, once when I was about 10yo. And in later survival training courtesy of the USMC. It was reinforced a couple more times by the experiences of other Marines in VN in 66, and afterwards. That said, if you are cornered, by all means fight for your life with whatever you have. But don't waste time, energy, or bullets if you don't have to. The objective is survival. Any thing, action, or thought, that doesn't directly contribute to that should be discarded.