a reply to: olddognewtricks
Oh definitely...and I agree wholeheartedly.
A well placed shot with some of the more modern and quite powerful air rifles can be exceptionally lethal.
My boys one easily drops small game.
Kinda also think - despite whatever I may have stockpiled and cached away - that eventually anything remotely ballistic will run out of
ammunition...sooner or later it'll revert back a few centuries to getting up close and personal with something sharp, blunt and/or heavy...
Like also the mention of maps.
Particularly as I'd surmise you'd likely be moving around from safe-ish place to safe-ish place.
Saying *safe-ish* as ultimately I doubt ANY place will remain *safe* for long.
Again sooner or later wherever you are will become over-run either by Zombies or more likely the living who'd do anything to remain living. As
highlighted many times in Zombie movies etc it'll be the living far more worthy of fear.
Most of the areas I'll likely move through I already know quite well...great thing about such a small country (NZ) is there isn't many places I
haven't been through or tramped/hunted through over the almost 40yrs I've been hunting, living, visiting in.
I do have a number of detailed maps, topographical etc.
Plus a number of good personal GPS units with 'points of interest' already preloaded...assuming GPS connections will still operate for a while. One
could go so far as to also set up supply caches here and there, marked within your GPS, just in case you need to restock or find yourself in a area
away from your usual home-base.
One thing I'd also suggest is investing in a GPS with an ear-piece. Illuminated visual GPS screens tend to emit a fair bit of light and can put you at
risk when moving in darkness...whereas an ear-piece can guide your movements with increased stealth and thus hopefully safety.
Swappable SD Cards with the maps and marker-points are also a good idea - so you can switch out the information to another GPS unit if one fails.
Passwording the data (as a number of Units allow) rather than storing it within the internal memory is also advisable to increase security of where
your caches are and where your movements have been...last thing you'd want is to lose the GPS and someone else to know your potential positions or
There's a number of relatively cheap solar and to some extent kinetic chargers available - where possible get both.
The modern kinetic-chargers are still a bit pricey and don't generate a whole lot of charge...but can be enough to keep smaller devices like GPS
charged while literally on the move.
Yup - you could definitely spend a ton of money on such things...and if possible, hey, why not...money ain't gonna mean a damn thing if such scenarios