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Double B and myself placed an order out of Nepal for some serious Zombie Slaying blades, inspired by our love for Walking Dead.

We THINK we have found the right formula for size, weight, length, speed and steel quality to be able to keep the oncoming hordes at bay. If these blades don't prove capable we are back to the Kilij and the Katana, but we are hopeful at the math on this one. 1300 grams is a LOT of steel in the right configuration it can prove to be DEADLY.

There is a head to head test planned, but we are still 50+ days out (as of 11.15.11) on the order due to backlog so let's keep the "Well, where are the tests" responses to a dull roar, okay?

Other than that I got a shipment in for another brick of .22lr ammo and picked up some FGMM .308 for The Judge, just in case.

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We thought that was a given....duh
Ya think so, Doc? You seeing a lot of common sense out there these days? Lol! Nope, I'm of the mind that if it's not stated, the person hasn't thought of it. But all sorts of things don't get mentioned on the forum that I think might be of value: screws and nails? Magnets? Stainless steel tubs? All sorts of things will be hard or impossible to recreate in EOTWAWKI and owning just one or a few could make life so much easier...six stainless steel tubs, two large stoves and a well with a hand pump - I'm starting an old fashioned bath house!

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Double B and myself placed an order out of Nepal for some serious Zombie Slaying blades, inspired by our love for Walking Dead.

We THINK we have found the right formula for size, weight, length, speed and steel quality to be able to keep the oncoming hordes at bay. If these blades don't prove capable we are back to the Kilij and the Katana, but we are hopeful at the math on this one. 1300 grams is a LOT of steel in the right configuration it can prove to be DEADLY.

There is a head to head test planned, but we are still 50+ days out (as of 11.15.11) on the order due to backlog so let's keep the "Well, where are the tests" responses to a dull roar, okay?

Other than that I got a shipment in for another brick of .22lr ammo and picked up some FGMM .308 for The Judge, just in case.

JD
Dillinger, the biggest problem with hordes is being able to swing the thing for long periods of time. I would be interested to see a comparison of how long it could be wielded continuously versus, say, something lighter, like a machete. The problem with fatigue tests is they have to be done with the same person two or three days apart so the muscles can recover, and usually start with the heaviest first.

In my police training, we had to wield a PR-24 side-handle baton against a padded attacker for 90 seconds to qualify with it. If we started to die off in our attack at any point, the attacker would attempt to bring us down. My arms hurt for three days after that test! It made me realize the importance of extended combat, especially if you have multiple combatants. Make sure to train with it for extended periods if you really intend to be combat prepared.
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Dillinger, the biggest problem with hordes is being able to swing the thing for long periods of time. I would be interested to see a comparison of how long it could be wielded continuously versus, say, something lighter, like a machete. The problem with fatigue tests is they have to be done with the same person two or three days apart so the muscles can recover, and usually start with the heaviest first.

In my police training, we had to wield a PR-24 side-handle baton against a padded attacker for 90 seconds to qualify with it. If we started to die off in our attack at any point, the attacker would attempt to bring us down. My arms hurt for three days after that test! It made me realize the importance of extended combat, especially if you have multiple combatants. Make sure to train with it for extended periods if you really intend to be combat prepared.
That goes into training. Before joining the Marines, I was only able to run about 100 yards at a time (not because of football our anything, it's just all I could do). When I got out, I was able to run 10 miles before breaking a sweat. If you do 90 seconds with that baton 3 days a week, out will become second nature to you.
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In my martial arts class we do 2-minute full contact sparring. Very very tiring.

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27 various #10 cans of DH and FD food from emergency essentials along with some spices and some dough enhancer. (all about $400)

Set of 45 watt Solar Panels ($150), a small cast iron stove($147) and a 3750 Generator ($169) from Harbor freight.

I really wanted a larger Genny but winter is coming and I thought it better to have something than nothing.

All in all I think I have a nice core of Preps that I can build on but at the same time I have enough now that I can relax a bit and not spend so much on them each month.......which means......*drumroll*......I get to start buying more guns again!!! YAY!!!

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recieved as order from emergency essentials yesterday.... I still hae 6 more cans coming that I ordered on Black Friday (3x FD Asian Style seasoned chicken 3x Strawberry flavored apple chips)

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That looks pretty good.

I think that having fruit is really important and somewhat easily overlooked.

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I think that having fruit is really important and somewhat easily overlooked.
and also the one thing that most of us won't be able to grow ourselves.........except those that live in a posh state with a long growing season....like the peoples republic of Kalifornia........ but no self respecting Forum member would want to live in that damn Lib state......right?
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and also the one thing that most of us won't be able to grow ourselves.........except those that live in a posh state with a long growing season....like the peoples republic of Kalifornia........ but no self respecting Forum member would want to live in that damn Lib state......right?
Exactly. Oh, wait ....
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