SHTF Tips and tricks

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  1. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    We all have our ways of surviving such an event. Please post your tips and tricks here. It can only be helpful. I will start.
    If you find yourself out with your shottie loaded with bird shot and you come across a bear or zombie cut the shell all the way round in the center of the wad leaving a connection of 1/4 inch. It will fire as a slug and bale you out of the Sh**. It only takes 2 seconds and may save your life. Is no hassle to keep a couple pre cut. Never try to load these in a magazine only a one off fire or 2 in a double barrel

    Survival is everything
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Great idea for a thread Davy, but a couple of pictures could be INVALUABLE for some folks who might be reading this and never seen this trick done before. ;)
     

  3. kytowboater

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    They will blow a hole through a 8 inch diameter fence post...
     
  4. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Check this out

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_KT4MK4VRE[/ame]
     
  5. CA357

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  6. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    this is a better example

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGwGI0IMSgI[/ame]
     
  7. USEBOTHHANDS

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    here ya go cut (slug) shells:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3M46XVfVOU[/ame]

    and wax (slug) shells:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBWWqXVbAfA&feature=relmfu[/ame]
     
  8. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Works

    In an emergency
     
  9. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Fire starting

    Is the biggest challenge to modern hunters. Both kids and wife have been taught this.
     
  10. bkt

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    Want to start a fire with wet leaves with one hand?

    Get some potassium permanganate and common glycerin. Pour a half-dollar size mount of potassium permanganate on your wet leaves. Make a dimple in the center. Pour glycerin into the dimple. Wait 10-20 seconds. Have plenty of kindling and firewood on hand first.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEeSgyuCBl8[/ame]

    (These chemicals are cheap and legal to buy.)
     
  11. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    When running from the Zombies,always put a little Zig in your Zag :)
     
  12. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    You would shoot a bear with bird shot? That's crazy. :eek:
     
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  13. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    [QUOTE=You would shoot a bear with bird shot? That's crazy. :eek:

    When you cut the shell it fires as a slug.
     
  14. TWMIM

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    This is incredibly cool.

    He turned a .50 cent round into a $1 slug.
     
  15. USEBOTHHANDS

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    and think about it like this..........when it hits and penetrates, it instantly turns to shrapnel, going every which away...:eek: NICE!!!
     
  16. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    I am surprised to say at the the least I would of expected more advice from our bottomless pit of knowledge on survival.
     
  17. TWMIM

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    You're right of course. Let me think...
     
  18. c3shooter

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    One of the most useful tools (besides a Black American Express card and an AC-130 Gunship) is quite simply- rope.

    With a good working knowledge of rope and knots, it is not only used to tie something ON to something else, but as a pulley, a ratchet, a lever, and a working tool.

    If you have never been a Boyscout, a Bosuns mate, Air Force Load Master, or Army Parachute Rigger, get thee to the library, or start checking YouTube.

    Example- your vehicle needs a pull to make it over the slippery spot- but there are no other vehicle in the area. Plenty of trees, and 50 ft of 7/16ths nylon rope (and a helper). Run the rope TIGHTLY from your vehicle to a handy medium sized tree. (TIGHTLY means you studied up on knots) Go to the midpoint of the rope, have helper stand just behind and BESIDE a rear tire, holding a branch that can be used as a chock.

    GRAB the rope, and PUSH at a right angle to the rope. It will deflect about 3-4 feet. Your VEHICLE will move about 2-3 inches. Helper quickly chocks tire so it does not roll back.

    Now tighten up the slack rope, and repeat. When length gets to 30 feet or less, find a new anchor. A few inches at a time, you can pull your vehicle using minimal strength.

    While it might sound like magic, you are using the incredible leverage of the setup. Only works with a TAUT rope. A push of 50 lbs at the center of the rope becomes a PULL of about 800 lbs at the vehicle.

    Folks that rig crane loads with a sling know about that- to keep from breaking the nylon sling.

    Now go study your knots.
     
  19. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Ah

    I like the way you think ;)
     
  20. orangello

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    When was the last time you guys siphoned some fuel? They sell inexpensive handpumps now that aren't half-bad, but a cut garden hose will get you there if you keep in practice.

    Misting up a bit at such a happy thought. :D