Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > Survival & Sustenance Living Forum > Can you make it?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,900
Liked 2056 Times on 827 Posts
Likes Given: 2706

Default Can you make it?

I was doing a little resizing of some .45auto brass and thinking about if the SHTF, Just what I would take. Not to be a person who want to spoil the party but a few what if’s came to mind.

The situation, All out war has progressed in every land on the face of the earth and countless people are killed. The infostructure is trash, but you still have most of your supplies and equipment. No gas for the automobile, your 4 wheeler was stolen and all you got is your feet.

You need to get the hell out of dodge before marauding gangs find you and take what you got. Your destination is 2000 miles away to a sanctuary where they are holding out against the raiders and murders that plunder everything.

Can you make it with what you have planed to take to the hills strapped to your back?

The reason I will not take the .45 auto and take my 9mm instead is a weight factor. With the 9mm I can carry more ammo the handgun is a tad bit lighter and the mag holds a few more rounds. The Mossberg 12 gage will be my other weapon but I will limit it to only 25 rounds of #4 buck, reason again is weight verses firepower, and maybe a slingshot for small game.

I plan on traveling light as possible but with as much as I can manage to hall each day for at least a 30-mile trip. Can you manage the weight and 30 miles a day in rough terrain in all seasons?

Weight everything you would take and load a backpack with that much weight and trace out a 30 mile round trip from where you are and take that walk to see if you can make it.

Don’t just say you can make it, know you can by actually doing it.



__________________
opaww is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-18-2010, 12:41 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 101
Default

Under your scenario you are dead. You will be shot by the gangs or by someone defending their spot and your goods will be added to their supply and your body will help to fertilize their garden. If you are not already in a place that can be defended and have the means and manpower to defend it when the shtf then you will die.



__________________
Fred Thompson 2008
A5Mag12 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
murraywc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Johnson City,Tennessee
Posts: 166
Default

Why go 2000 miles. I'm 15 miles from where I'll hold up. Don't run take a stand. The 9 mm would be a good choice though because it is more likely to be what your opponents are carrying, so you want have to carry as much, just be a better shot.

__________________

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."

-- Abraham Lincoln, 4 April 1861

murraywc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 02:58 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stalkingbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lebanon,Ky
Posts: 3,621
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

There's no way I could make it being disabled.

__________________

Sometimes you earthlings REALLY amaze me!

stalkingbear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 03:35 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dunerunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florence, Oregon
Posts: 8,481
Liked 31 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Wouldn't happen for me,

I'd never be able to pack my brewing equipment that far!

Seriously, my bug out defendable hide out is less than 10 miles away and yet remoted. 4X4 then 4 mile hike to get there. If need be, I can make that bacause it is already stocked with food, water, shelter and ammo. All I have to do is get there.

Anyone else have multiple cashes established within a mile or two of their bug out spot?

__________________

People get the government they deserve.

dunerunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 06:19 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pandamonium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,601
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dunerunner View Post

Anyone else have multiple cashes established within a mile or two of their bug out spot?
In NEW JERSEY? Hahahahahahahah!
Hell, for me, in south jersey, I would probably have a near impossible time just trying to leave the state! It's either straight North into New York, or NorthWest to the bridges into Phila or Delaware! My butt is more than likely trapped. I could try to steal a boat and cross the Delaware Bay!
The only thing I could do is hunker down and let most of the zombies kill each other off, improove my ods a little.

I am gonna be 48 the end of this month and I don't concider myself in too bad condition. With what I would pack out, I would guess it would be 70 to 80 lbs, I know, I could never make 30 miles a day, in a shtf situation. Walking down a paved road with no worries? Maybe.
__________________
GUN CONTROL, I GOT THAT

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. Thomas Jefferson
pandamonium is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 06:27 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rogers, AR
Posts: 6,262
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stalkingbear View Post
There's no way I could make it being disabled.

Someone needs to make it to Bear so he can make it!
__________________
Gojubrian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 06:28 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rogers, AR
Posts: 6,262
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

We never know what is going to happe. I'll just prepare the best I can and do my best to protect my family when the time comes.

__________________
Gojubrian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 09:21 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,900
Liked 2056 Times on 827 Posts
Likes Given: 2706

Default

I will make it to stalkingbear, he is only an hour drive from me and that means a 2 day walk. My son and I will help him and his to get the hell out of there if needed.

This scenario is kind of a basterd child of Red Dawn, The Postman, The Book of Eli, and The Dawn of the Dead.

Even in the shape I am in I can still make 25 to 30 miles a day and sense I will be loading out very light I should do ok



__________________
opaww is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
You can't make this sh!t up 2hot2handle The Club House 23 08-17-2010 08:03 PM
Make Of This What You Will gorknoids The Club House 15 05-19-2010 03:40 AM
This will make you cry! Bigcountry02 Politics, Religion and Controversy 7 11-04-2009 11:25 AM
well i am looking to make a new gun buy?... shooters General Handgun Discussion 3 04-07-2009 03:36 AM
Not sure what to make of this. dnthmn2004 The Club House 3 02-21-2009 06:07 AM