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    Here is a challenge for everyone....

    The Challenge:

    You have the opportunity to go back in time, arriving on the east coast of North America circa 1650, and your goal is to cross the North American continent, taking as much time as you need. When/if you reach the Pacific coastline, you’ll be transported back to the present day.

    Your equipment for this journey will be as follows (taken back in the time capsule with you):


    -- enough gold to buy provisions for the first five days’ travel
    -- a small backpack containing some clothing essentials
    -- a winter coat, raincoat and boots
    -- waterproof sleeping bag
    -- ONE long gun (and 800 rounds, but no scope)
    -- ONE handgun (and 1,000 rounds)
    -- TWO knives
    -- an axe
    -- a box of 1,000 “strike anywhere” waterproof matches
    -- a topological map, binoculars and a compass
    -- and a U.S. Army First Aid kit.
    Once there, you’ll be given a horse, a mule and a dog—and apart from that, you’re on your own. Remember you’ll be traveling through deep woods, open prairie, desert and mountains. You may encounter hostile Indian tribes and dangerous animals en route, which should be considered when you answer the following questions (and only these):

    1. What long gun would you take back in time with you?
    2. What handgun?
    3. Which knives?
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    I found this originally on another site & thought it might play well here. Credit to:
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    (don't peak at the responces there until you reply here first.)
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    1. 30-06 Bolt action possibly an 03-A3.
    2. 1911 45 cal Wilson CQB.
    3. Chris Reeve Special Forces and Alaskan Skinner.

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    1. M1 Garand
    2. Kimber Warrior .45
    3. Cold Steel Master Tanto and a quality skinning / hunting knife
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Chief
    1. 30-06 Bolt action possibly an 03-A3.
    2. 1911 45 cal Wilson CQB.
    3. Chris Reeve Special Forces and Alaskan Skinner.
    What he said except:
    1. Same cal but a Rem, Mod 700 SS synthetic stock.
    2. HK USP .45 with a 12+1 the fire power of this weapon alone would make you very hard to beat in any ambush or skirmish you may encounter, when your 1911 is all rusty from the humidity and lack of maintenance my HK will still be in fine shape.
    3. You said two knives so for the second one a good quality folder such as one of the hand free openers such as a Kershaw Scalion or instead since you did not specify what kind make it a Leatherman.

    Remember back in 1650 many of the Indians still liked the white man were very organized and would help him for the asking; simply giving them the MT brass for trinkets would pay the way. The Pilgrims have been there only about 30 years and the Salem trials are yet to be. Back then there would not have been many places to buy any provisions and a stranger with a strange gun, clothing, shoes, and speech: Thoust best guard thy speech or thou couldlst or thy willst be percuted as a witch, and killing anyone back then could end your time line that is unless whey you are transported back your presence and deeds will be totally erased from the time line.
    Last edited by Sheldon J; July 16th, 2006 at 06:53 PM.
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    HK 91... built like a tank and good out to 800 yards. 20 round mags.
    Ought to work well on hostiles.

    .44 Magnum Colt Anaconda. Good for big and little things.

    Colt Steel TrailMaster for the big knife.
    Cold Steel Hunter.

    With either gun along the way I would lileky pick up a no longer needed bow, with arrows and a good tomohawk.
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    Don't forget....

    to check out the original responses at:
    http://www.theothersideofkim.com/index.php/essays/

    Some of the reasons for the weapons that individuals chose, may cause you to amend your own choice. Remember make your picks before peaking.....
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    1. What long gun would you take back in time with you?
    2. What handgun?
    3. Which knives?
    1) 45LC Model 94
    2) 45LC Vaquero
    3) USMC KaBar and a Loaded-up Leatherman
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    1. Any reliable .30 cal. bolt action
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    Marlin Guide Gun 45/70 with XS ghost ring sights; takedown version like that AK gunshop does (wipes drool from mouth).

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    My Marlin .30-30 and glock 23. Kabar or Kukri and a leatherman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedz
    Anyone else feel like your playing oregon trail?
    LOL, funniest thing ive heard all day!!!!
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