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Just ordered one for myself, even in EU the shipping is just $7.39, so its still very good.
Christmas may be banned in New York schools and various government buildings but not all hope is lost. While most toy companies play along, others like Playmobil actually have nativity toys. There’s even a little baby Jesus.
Angel Alvarez said...
Last October I was furlough, I'm a Gov contractor. I use the lesson learned in your book about cash and food. I use the experience as a dress rehearsal for a major catastrophe. Stored food and water was consumed faster than I expected. I think people thought the Gov was defaulting because there were long lines on the banks and ATMS!
By the second week I had to buy drinking water, I thought I have enough for a month. Lesson Learned, stock up on water, gas for the stove, Oreos, run out of them fast!, later friend.
Cash is huge!, can't stress it enough, unless if is a major calamity, cash is the only thing you need. My latest experience was the Gov furlough, and of friends and acquaintances, the first thing was they started to run out of cash!. Having 3 months worth of money for expenses is part of the EDC!. That was a 3 week furlough, and stressed a lot of people!, can you imagine a calamity of major magnitude?. Cash, food, water, EDC, are a must, should be for you.
Fernando,Relative to stopping power, if worst comes to worst, what are your thoughts re. a .40 or .45 vs. a 9mm hollow point? Would they have roughly the same stopping power, even though the latter is a smaller bullet (at least a the point of leaving the gun!)Thanks, Jim
These days you have very well made JHP ammo. With quality hollow point ammo, shot placement is FAR more important than if hitting with a 9mm, .40 or .45.
9mm is usually the most reasonable choice because it allows you to shoot cheaper ammo for lots of practice, it is readily available anywhere where ammo is sold, guns that chamber 9mm have greater capacity and when loaded with premium ammo 9mm is enough to get the job done.
Now, as important as shot placement is, and it is the key factor, I wouldn’t really want to go for less than 9mm. Good 9mm JHP will work when putting enough rounds in the right place, but smaller rounds may fail to penetrate or do enough damage even with relatively good shot placement. Some people that don’t understand much about ballistics and haven’t done much research as of what to expect from each caliber think that as long as you put the round in the right place, that’s all that matters. Such people have told me they carry a 22LR because they will shoot to the head, and it doesn’t matter the caliber, a shot the head means you’re going down. Well… that’s not entirely correct. There are plenty of cases in which 22LR, and .32s failed to penetrate the skull, especially when impacting at an angle.
At the same time, and even if the difference is small, more power is usually preferred. While I would go for a 9mm as may first and only handgun, if I could get to choose I would rather carry something a bit more powerful, in my case 357 SIG or 40 S&W if I cant go for the SIG. Shot placement is still important, but experience tells us that with a bit more power, in average, you will have better one shot stop rates. Sure, handguns are all underpowered when compared to long arms, but 357 Magnum 125gr. JHP sure has better one shot stop rates than 9mm ball.
45ACP is a great round, but the difference is marginal when compared to premium .40 JHP ammo one shot stop rates, and you can have it in a smaller gun with more ammo capacity and less recoil.
I'm almost afraid to ask, Ferfal, but what do you think about military bolt actions? I'm just not a fan of semi-auto rifles. I like the simplicity, durability, and accuracy of bolt actions. Mausers, Enfields, Mosin Nagants, even the new Ruger Scout Rifle. Do you think they are viable alternatives?-A
Looks like a solid and practical knife, so no wonder he went with such a model. The hook was used often back in the day for buttons, loops and such. Notice the very nice scissors for delicate cutting tasts. There's one tool in the grip, looks like the tweezers found in modern Victorinox knives. It could be that or it could be some kind of metal pin or toothpick.
Hi Fernando, I'd love your opinion on choosing SHTF gun in Canada. Briefly our laws separate our firearms Prohibited (can't have em AKs, Fal etc), Restricted (handguns and short military style rifles that you cam bring to the range only) and Non restricted (long rifles and shotguns that aren't registered and the government doesn't know you have em). My 2 main options are SKS non restricted and handgun restricted, I know your opinion on rifles and handguns but for whatever reason the government decide to pull the guns out, they have no info on your long rifle while the handguns are all registered. Handgun practical self defense and SKS reliable no one knows I have it firearm, which should I go with in that scenario?Thank you Ferfal-A
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Please watch and leave your comments, I'll follow up with some thoughts tomorrow.
Learn to defuse violent altercations. Insults, taunts, it all means nothing, just learn to ignore them and walk away. If you have to defend yourself and you happen to be unarmed the use any object you can between you and the attacker. Umbrellas, chairs, anything you can use for defense and to keep the distance should be used.
The first thing to keep in mind is that antibiotics sure aren’t candy and you should only take them when you need them, in that case a doctor will write you a prescription for them, so first read as much as you can about antibiotics and when you actually need to take them. Here’s a good start. *Link*
2007 Ford Expedition 3" suspension lift 35" tires.
Converted to natural gas. So it's dual fuel system now.
I fill it up at my house. It cost me around $0.6/ l on natural gas. Regular gas is $1.27 today.
Lentils are a great source of protein, they have twice the amount found in wheat. Lentils go very well with rice, also tomato sauce and potatoes. Basically you can throw in there any scrap meat or leftover you may have. Lentils cook pretty much the same as rice and they dont require soaking before cooking.
Oct. 14, 2013 10:27am Madeleine MorgensternShelves at Walmart stores in Louisiana were cleared in a shopping frenzy over the weekend after a glitch in the Electronic Benefits Transfer system allowed government food stamp recipients to make purchases without spending limits.For two hours Saturday night, customers rang up overflowing cartloads of food at stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., after cashiers allowed them to use their EBT cards anyway despite not showing limits, KSLA-TV reported.“It was worse than any Black Friday,” Springhill police Chief Will Lynd told KSLA.Government food assistance recipients poured into Walmart stores in Louisiana after a system glitch allowed them to make purchases without spending limits. (Image source: KSLA-TV)Police were called in to help manage the chaos, but no arrests were made and no one was unruly, Lynd said. Mansfield police confirmed officers were called in for crowd control but no arrests were made there, either.After the system came back online, customers abandoned their carts and left the store, leaving a huge mess behind.“It was like a tornado had came through,” O.J Evans, who took cell phone video of the aftermath at the Mansfield Walmart, told KSLA.The glitch occurred when the EBT system went down in several states during a routine backup test, KSLA reported. The system came back up Saturday night, but was apparently not working properly everywhere.A Walmart customer captured the aftermath following a glitch in the EBT system. (Image source: KSLA-TV)A Walmart spokeswoman told KSLA the company was “fully engaged and monitoring the situation and transactions during the outage.”“We did make the decision to continue to accept EBT cards (and purchases on WIC and SNAP) during the outage so that they could get food for their families,” Walmart spokeswoman Kayla Whaling told the station.Walmart shoppers Stan and Judy Garcia said purchases made without appropriate funds was the same thing as stealing.“That’s plain theft, that’s stealing that’s all I got to say about it,” Stan Garcia said.Whaling declined to specify whether Walmart would take the financial hit on food purchased without card limits or on the perishable food left behind.A spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services said they were aware of the situation and investigating any potential fraud.
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