Guide to surviving the apocalypse.
I take no responsibility for any actions you take based on what you see here.This is not a discussion about theories on what an apocalypse is,simply my view on surviving at home for weeks at a time in the likely case of a breakdown.For someone in the city,they may not have to worry about being cut off from power and supplies.But for us in the country,this may help those interested in hunkering down in the bunker.Please share with me your thoughts,how i can make improvements,what your ideal setup is.
First off,lets start with the obvious here.Guns and guns.Running out of food is never fun,so being able to hunt is important here.Budget is taken into consideration,you dont have to make 6 figures to follow this.
A scope is a must on a hunting rifle,and being able to remove it is nice for being in thick brush,as you might be with a wild pig encounter.Those things are not nice,so i like something quick and powerful.Big Horn Armory makes a lever rifle chambered in .500 S&W magnum.They have two different barrel lengths,22 and 18 inches.I have the 18" model.Pretty well rounded i think.
Shotguns are nice for birds,rabbits,possums,and intruders.In this instance,it is nice to stock up on different loads.I currently have 7.5 shot,4 shot and 1 shot.A light is a good idea,Surefire is recommended.I do not like pistol grips,not easy to maneuver.Recoil control with this is not necessary with practice.
A pistol is what i consider mandatory to have as i carry every day.A backup gun is also nice.I wont dare go into what i think is the best pistol,just that .45 acp is fairly cheap and has good stopping power.Night sights are very much appreciated when preparing for anything.
I consider it important to have your guns loaded and immediately accessible,especially when sleeping.
Now for the technical things.We need several gallons of clean water,and a few gallons of fuel for running things.Lighters,tools,spare parts for guns and vehicles.We need tons of batteries.Waterproof flashlights of different illumination ability.Freeze dried foods and MREs are ideal.Just add water.A generator is wonderful to have,just use sparely.
How do you protect all these things? Im not technological smart,i dont have alot of cameras set up or alarm systems.I do have a couple small hoses running across my driveway that are hooked up to a loud ringer so i know when someones coming.My driveway is about a 1/4 mile long and is curvy.I have a hose at the start rated to go off when at least 500 pounds goes over it.I also have a floodlight outside.
Something to consider is how to know someones in your house? Dogs? An alarm,especially if you live close to town.I find that closing my bedroom door and leaving all other lights on is good.I can not worry about having a shootout in the dark,and can see a shadow if someones in front of my door.
I made some 'doors' out of steel to cover my windows.Just add some hinges and a lock.All my doors are made out of solid wood,no cheap hollow things full of breakable glass.Tripwires about 1 foot off the ground i set up every night in front of my exterior doors.My garage has no windows.Some on here,whether jokingly or not,consider it unwise to give away all your details in case someone came after you.Well im here to say that if you can track me down when i have given no names or indication where i live or where i go to eat,have fun trying to kill me.