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Old 09-17-2018, 07:24 PM
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I pay about $85 for my go to....Lagavulin 16.
Lagavulin is pretty tasty.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:28 PM
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Only $500?!?

Cheap tequila and hookers. It’s important to ration ... after all, you don’t want to run out.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:03 PM
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Add another 1500 and hit Gunsite for a week. Can't have too much training as a civilian.
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:49 PM
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You have cash. S0 start collecting gold coins if the market is amicable.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:37 PM
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You have cash. S0 start collecting [s]gold[/s] SILVER coins if the market is amicable.

The market is VERY amicable at the moment. I'd pay down CC debt first, but go for more silver otherwise.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:51 PM
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Add another 1500 and hit Gunsite for a week. Can't have too much training as a civilian.
not helpful, thanks
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:52 PM
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The market is VERY amicable at the moment. I'd pay down CC debt first, but go for more silver otherwise.
pretty stocked on silver, but haven't bit the bullet on gold. I know it's low, but the buy in price per ounce sucks, and you pay a huge premium for sub-ounce products.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:34 PM
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I have enough standard center fire guns. But in a diseaster one shot at game for food everyone will hear it.

I’m thinking co2 B.B. and co2 pellet guns. Klein quick kill on small game.

True years ago during the ‘29 depression my great uncle would wait till the roof peak on the chicken coop was full of small birds and shoot them all with one shot from a 22 short. My great aunt would clean them and in tomato sauce they went.

Think survival.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:55 PM
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Pressure Canner & Supplies

You need not live in the country to pressure can great eats. This thanksgiving, I canned 7 quarts of hearty Turkey Soup from leftovers. Let me guess...you tossed that turkey carcass in the trash. Then 5 quarts of Ham and Bean soup from leftovers at the inlaws. Once pressure canned & vacuum sealed, no refridgeration required. Did I mention, great eats, unlike progresso, your own tasty recipes.

Buy from grocery store in bulk, and Can to make up for mising family and guests.

make your owns sauces, salsa, pesto, whatever and CAN IT!
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:09 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004S893...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:39 AM
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Some reference material:

"Where There Is No Doctor" to start with. There are quite a few "marine medicine" books out there now, and "Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine", and battlefield medicine, and the like. There are also books on DIY dentistry, childbirth, etc.

You can do quite a bit with very little... but you have to know what to do.

You'll want some antibiotics; you can still buy some of those online as aquarium supplies. Some painkillers would be nice; remember, it's a Federal crime to keep them in other than their original prescription bottles, which could be an issue if you come under official notice. Imodium or Lomotil for the trots, ChiggerX for chigger bites, snakebite kit, etc.

You'll need rubbing alcohol for sterilization, and some gloves, and suturing supplies, scalpels, etc. Some sterile water for irrigation. You need LIGHT, something better than a flashlight. Whatever you have room and money for, basically.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:40 AM
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I'd take my family on a fun trip
Memories will last longer than $500
And you only have so much time for memories before your family grows up
Then the opportunity is gone forever
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:18 PM
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I agree regarding the ham set up, being able to get Information or even pass It on(licensed only)hell even just a police scanner will let you know whats going on.
I still have my old Radio shack PRO-71 only because the city Is still running a really old system...If you go with a ham get licensed.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:13 AM
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Only $500? Toilet paper.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:59 PM
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You can grow food in 5 gallon buckets. Lots of food.

For $500 seasoning makes wild game taste much better.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:54 PM
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I am consolidating my life and gear, focusing on standard platforms and getting my life ready for whatever. I am not a hardcore, live in a bunker kind of prepper but trying to be in a better place than I've ever been and more prepared for general crap than I've ever been.

I sold myself out of the Glock platform and lets say I have $500 I could realistically spend on anything without ramification, but would like to put it towards something useful/prep related. I'm not just starting out, but as all of us do, have room to grow.

So let's assume I have the following things:
6 gas cans full of gas (nato cans, rotated)
inverter generator
6+ months emergency cash
retirement accounts
quality rifles/pistols/shotguns/associate gear
some PMs (silver, saving for my first real Gold)
DD/BOV land cruiser prado
400+ gallons water with collection in place
30+ days food (live in suburbs, can't plant/grow)
gym membership since I'm learning fitness is super important
medical training and supplies.
22s, suppressor, truck guns, safe depost box with emergency back up paperwork and crap
pistol reloading set up and 5k+ rounds of supplies

so with that, what would you all suggest I focus on or start thinking about? I DON'T have:
night vision
centerfire suppressor
ton of space

Could always use:
more ammo?
gun stuff?
Gas?
food?
optics stuff?
If that's all you have, forget it, you're F&%[email protected]
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:40 PM
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You mention your physical condition is something you are working to improve. For what ever $500 will buy you, explore learning some physical hand to hand combat skills. Sometimes this is the last resort...and sometimes it might be your first line of defense. Learn the most vulnerable points of the human body and how to injure them with the most efficiency using just you body as your only weapons.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:34 AM
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Since you're in suburbia, what about physically hardening your home?
A Security door, or better locks
CCTV system
Motion sensor activated exterior lighting
A pooch
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:38 PM
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If you really can't decide, how about giving it to St. Jude Children Research Hospital? It's just a suggestion that you will feel good about.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:10 AM
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if you really can't decide, how about giving it to st. Jude children research hospital? It's just a suggestion that you will feel good about.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:26 PM
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If that's all you have, forget it, you're F&%[email protected]

how is that in the least bit helpful?
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:27 PM
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updated... since the original post we've upped food stores, water, have a garden, and got more ammo and training. Also picked up night vision, rifle plates, plate carrier, and some other goodies. what a difference a year makes.
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:56 PM
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updated... since the original post we've upped food stores, water, have a garden, and got more ammo and training. Also picked up night vision, rifle plates, plate carrier, and some other goodies. what a difference a year makes.
"food stores"...pffft. THIS is why you dont have your STI. 😉
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:21 AM
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turn that $500 into a stack of $5s and $10s and stash it in the safe.

Small bills are handy and the ATMs will quit working immediately.
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