Shorts and a shirt, always. It's all about the pockets...
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Shorts and a shirt, always. It's all about the pockets...
Today I had to get up and go find my dog that got out of the fence. I had a pair of shorts laying on the dresser and a t shirt and shoes right there too, I wasn't flying but I did get things together pretty quick. Lately I have been leaving my boots out and the days pants laying there. I think I may go with today's set up and see how it works.
Handy if I have to run out the door for the dog or get the baby.
"Put on the whole armor of God..."
Wife and I sleep sitting up , back to back wearing jungle ponchos. Kids man a listening post down the hall.
I learned a real simple lesson that now prompts me to keep some slip-on shoes beside the bed!
I used to always sleep in boxers and a t-shirt with no shoes by the bed. One night about 5 years ago, I heard a tremendous crash of broken glass. It woke my wife and kids up instantly because it was so loud. I KNEW someone had just busted in my kitchen door. I grabbed my Kimber TLE/RL II .45 with M-3 light mounted and took a point at the bedroom door with the muzzle down the hallway toward the kitchen door and waited for the bad guy(s) to make their way to our rooms. My kids, who were 6 & 4 at the time, were directly across the hallway from me in their bunk bed. I got them safely across the hall and into the master bedroom with my wife.
Like an idiot, I had no cell phone or land-line in the bedroom so I bunkered down and listened. Nothing. Quite as a mouse. I did this for the longest 10 minutes of my life. Not a single follow-up sound. Total silence.
So, I did the only thing I could, I worked my way slowly and deliberately into the kitchen, using angles and taking advantage of shadows. I FULLY EXPECTED TO SEE A SMASHED DOOR. When I didn't, I thought, "***?" I scanned the other doors, windows, and all sources of glass. Nothing. No forced entry at all. Now I'm really perplexed...
I went through every room until I got to the last bathroom. An old SWAT adage applied here: If you search every room except the last one and find nothing, guess where they're at? In the last room.
Again, I fully anticipated the bad guy(s) to be there. Nothing. The house was empty. But it wasn't until I started to leave the darkened bathroom that I noticed the source of the shattered glass sound. A large China cabinet that my wife kept in the bathroom had "given up the ghost" and fallen. The floor was covered with dozens of pieces of broken glass. I had not stepped on a single one when I made entry!!!!! Guess God was looking out for me or I could've turned out like Bruce Willis in the first Die Hard movie.
So, two lessons were reinforced that night. Keep a cell phone in the bedroom (!!!) and always throw on some shoes!!!
Shorts, t-shirt. slip on shoes next to bed. Gun on nightstand (no kids). "Go bag" in closet.
"Don't Tread on Me"
Tank top and panties. I prefer to wear less but... well.. it is what it is. There is a 12G shotgun just about a foot from my head and a drawer full of guns and knives just a few feet beyond that.
But because we have a little one in the house, if it's not on us or in the safe we don't leave the chambers loaded.
He doesn't have the dexterity or strength to chamber any rounds yet and so we feel okay with leaving certain firearms that way, understanding that it will take a few more seconds to make ready than if fully loaded, but seeing as how the risk of home invasion is less than the risk of my son accidentally shooting himself with a home defense gun.. I'll take my chances and keep my son safe.
I sleep like this
Birthday suit, pistols and lights on the nightstand. Shorts and pants next to the bed. Neither the dog or I sleep well and patrol the house a couple of times a week. Have teenage daughters and they know to announce themselves as soon as the door is open. Only sleep about 4 hours a night at most. Army didnt help the issue, not sure what the dogs problem is. Wife is a log and might wake up the next day in time for dinner.
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With a smile! If i have to get up I grab pistola or AR depending on noise sometimes shotty put my cowboy hat on and my boots. I've had a couple friends in college that stayed up late laugh numerouse times as they walk in door and see me.
Typically I sleep in a pair of flip flops, a cumberbund, shoulder holster and a light coating of motor oil.
You may now carry on with your absurd non-directional bantering.
Let's make a HUGE assumption-based scenario here and say that a BG has actually gotten the drop on you before you could get a shot off with your firearm. Now, let's say your encounter turns into a hands on struggle, you both end up on the floor, rolling around punching, kicking, biting, etc... and all the while, your "important" bits are flopping around in the breeze and getting rug burned, stepped on, ground into the floor, and/or SQUEEZED by the BG(opportunity and unfair fight go hand in hand). Also take into consideration that certain areas like that being damaged ARE going to flip your brains OWWEY switch which takes your mind(albeit briefly) off the BG.
Doesn't sound like much fun does it? If you've got the extra 2 seconds to spare...slip something on that you already have ready...
-The Mist (2007)"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the **** out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
Summer-tank top and boxers
Fall & Spring-sleep pants & shirt
Winter-flannel shirt & pants.
You all would be cold sleeping naked in my house.
I like to keep the heat turned down as low as I can without getting screamed at.