Thursday, June 25, 2009

Escape from New York

My wife and I are going to NYC tomorrow on a bus for a 24 hour shopping spree ( her idea not mine). I have been putting alot of thought as to what to take on our trip that would help us in a SHTF scenario.

We are taking a tour bus so anything we bring will have to be carried in a backpack that cannot be so big that it would draw unwanted attention, or too small to be of any practical use.

Maps of the city and a Pa state map are definitely must haves along with a flashlight, small first aid kit, bottled water, compass ,and other necessities that I'm sure most of us could agree on.

My biggest concern is weapons. What would I be able to carry on me in the city that would be legal to have? I don't have a concealed weapons permit, not that it would be valid in NYC if I did, so firearms are out. Knives would work, but I can't get too carried away here and try to walk around Times Square with a 14" bowie knife strapped to my belt. I have a 6" folding buck knife that I'll have on me at all times, but I do want to have something else with me that will be able to stop or at least delay an attacker. Maybe one of those ASP expandable batons neatly tucked away into the backpack would do the job. Let me know if you have any other ideas.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A new place for equipment

I have to pass this on to anyone in western Pa who is looking for military surplus or camping supplies. I found a surplus store in California,Pa that has one of the best selections of whatever type of military stuff you may be looking for. I was able to pick up items that I didn't think I would be able to get my hands on. Camo netting, tents, mre's, and gas masks were just a few of the things that I was pleasantly surprised to see, and the prices were not too bad. I hope this helps someone.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pandemic level 6 declared by World Health Org.

Well they have done what alot of people have been predicting, but I wouldn't get too worried yet. The biggest threat to people seems to be in underdeveloped countries and not as big of a threat here in the U.S. so don't go all doomsday on us. For us here it's just another day in the steel city.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Idiots with weapons

Well here we go again, another person with a weapon, doing something horrible to an innocent person. I hope this F@&##R gets what he deserves.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Have a drink or three

As a barter item, I have been buying whiskey and vodka here and there. People will want to drink and why not help them out if you can benefit yourself or family along the way. Now I haven't been buying top shelf hooch because in this case quantity over quality will work out to my advantage. I'm sure after a while Imperial will taste just like or even better than Jack Daniels ever did.