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Old 08-12-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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Just for the sake of bringing it up, say the S has aleready HTF, you and yours (or just you) are bugged out and have a temporary or permanent camp up in the mountains. One morning you or you and a buddy go out hunting with the intention of hauling a deer back to camp and having a SHTF potluck dinner. Then you hear faint voices off in the disatnce. Upon investigating you see 3 men, all like you, have rifles. Right now they are standing around talking, you don't know if there are more in the area. What do you do to determine if they are a threat?

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Old 08-12-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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If they shoot at you, you know they’re a threat.

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Well that goes without saying. But getting into a firefight could get you woulded or killed, and the noise from the rifles would definately bring in more baddies in the area.

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Be polite. Be professional. But... have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

Laugh at that and you will become a supply dump.

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We would quietly fade away, but not back to camp, but instead to a position where we could observe them undetected. If they start to approach the camp, they would be challenged and it would go from there. Two against three isn't bad odds if we are unobserved and already have two of them in our sights.

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Yep, avoidance if at all possible and have a plan. Have some sort of perimeter defense for your camp, especially for night. Like trip wires with rocks in soda cans and the like for early warning. Know the area and have an escape route. Never trust any stranger or turn your back on them. You just never know.

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Your number one option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

Be polite. Be professional. But... have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

Laugh at that and you will become a supply dump.
THIS....and why does it sound so familiar?
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Personal opinion survey them stay hidden, if you have two other buddies send one back to camp to make sure the others or just supplies are ok. If determined that they are a threat wait till dark go in with knifes have one with a rifle watching over ya for support and make it all nice and quiet take what you need leave the rest move on. If not sure have your buddy cover you or visa versa if anyone makes a move the speaker is covered. If not share as little information as possible about numbers of people or rations and supplies. Or you could just wait and fallow them around see what they do.

There's a lot of what if's, I'd rather be sure then kill people for no reason or get killed. just personal opinion I'd rather look at a man through the scope of my rifle then from behind my knife.

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They're toast if withing 3 mles of my camp and unidentified, I have to agree with CA357. Observe and eliminate if necessary. Detection of my camp and the reporting of such find cannot be allowed.

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I haven't seen any way of determining they're "friendly". Does this mean I can't crash on your guys' couches after the apocalypse?

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