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Originally posted by justthefactsplz
We need the basics: water, food, shelter. In that order.
Originally posted by airvicemarshal
This is raw bunk.
When the SHTF, it might be nuclear or if it isn't it might become so after communicatiobs have gone down. In this case, you can have all the food in the world, but you will be dead in hours.
There is virtually no way to determine irradiated food and water, filled with deadly radiation by sight.
The most important thing you need is not food water protection etc, but a GEIGER-COUNTER. Indeed, if you are the only one around with one, then you can trade your services for everything else.
Most geiger-counters are old Cold War ones that are useless as they depend on being recharged from the mains electricity which won't be there any more.
There is a great alternative though, and that is MEDCOM.COM. They sell light, handheld, portable Geiger Counters that use ordinary torch batteries that, logically, could be recharged indirectly using a battery recharger, a booster switched into reverse and a car engine. ANd at $600, they're a snip!
Originally posted by Cosmic4life
reply to post by HappilyEverAfter
You just made me spray beer all over my monitor. dang gonna have to clean up now.
Gotta watch those Geiger counters some-one could get seriously hurt.
Originally posted by RussianScientists
reply to post by Tayesin
Don't tell me you are going to carry a bow and some arrows to a gun fight.
I'll take the gun every time.
People can dodge an arrow just as easy as animals, especially from a recurve bow.
The range of a recurve bow is not very good.
There must be a reason why the Indians all but disappeared.
Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by TheFinalTruth14
Well, I personally don't think it's really smart to have guns, what happens when bullets run out? can you make bullets? Do you even have the know how? I have personally several crossbows and a compound bow and several swords and daggers, those things are very good because one, yes I can make arrows and arrowheads, I can sharpen my daggers and swords, and I will never run out of ammo, as long as there is wood and stone.