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by Bilby
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Weapons
Topic: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2209

Re: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?

Frostbite please keep in mind what our grandfathers installed in us for good reason; "united we stand divided we fall". We preppers must, for the sake of ourselves and our family’s future; stand together and support one another, even when we may not necessarily agree on some things. We can all learn from each other and it really is in our best interests to do so.
by Bilby
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Weapons
Topic: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2209

Re: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?

Thanks for your comments Warrigal and Keith, as I do appreciate them and it's given me much to think about. I never thought of a hand gun as a hunting tool. It's been a while since I've read through our countries gun laws, but I was wondering if we are allowed to buy silences for hand guns? I did a quick google and I found this:
"Silencers are a contentious subject in Australia, with the Government refusing to reclassify them so that they are not prohibited weapons. ... A 'good' silencer is going to reduce noise by 30 db. and when firing supersonic ammunition, it many reduce noise to a point where hearing protection is no longer needed.Jul 19, 2018"
I've never held a hand gun of any kind, much less fired one. I would be willing to give it a go at the local firing range with professional coaching. If it works out and I am allowed to purchase one with a silencer, then I would still be able to hunt food on my property without anyone hearing me further away. Such a weapon would also provide me with much needed personal protection. I will be looking into women's purpose built rifles like the Weatherby Vanguard Camilla with a scope.
I really hate the kickback from the larger guns, which leaves me with a very painful right collarbone for days afterwards. This is why I've felt that guns wouldn't be so great for me in a war-like survival scenario. I gave up these old double barrel ones in the gun amnesty, as they weren't registered nor was there much chance they ever could be.
by Bilby
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Weapons
Topic: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2209

Re: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?

In answer to Frostbite's question specific to me; if there was an invader that herd the shot, they'd go after you and hunt you down.
by Bilby
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Weapons
Topic: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2209

Re: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?

I've been reading more of what's in here, especially regarding rifles and the like. It seems that most preppers on this site are male and guns of any kind are the most essential survival item. Whilst growing up from childhood with bolt action .22 type rifles, I have always found them cumbersome to walk around with and holding steady to shoot. I'm only 5ft and not a physically strong middle-aged woman now. From a prepping viewpoint, I make up for these short comings by being mentally strong, extremely resourceful and with a wide skill base. I'll only be hunting small introduced species like rabbits and foxes to eat. I have a large land holding and there's enough rabbits and foxes to live off for the rest of my life there. I've grown up trapping rabbits on land in the day and eels in rivers at night for food. From my viewpoint, guns of any kind are not the weapon of choice here. One shot from a firearm will send animals underground and me too. My dad made me a ripper hunting knife decades ago from the highest grade steel and I'll trust that to survive with over a gun anytime. I find ferrets great to hunt with and they aren't noisy, although the little buggers bite hard.
When the SHTF, I'll be hiding my guns and ammo away. For me to survive, I believe it's paramount that I stay very quiet and away from as much of the human population as I can. I pay painful attention to what's happening to women in war torn areas around the world. What happens to women when men catch them, scares the crap out of me and is my biggest fear for when war comes to our shores. I can't fight or hunt big game like you guys, but I can survive like a marsupial and help others out. If I can't stay on my prepping property to survive during the coming war, then my chances of making it through and living beyond the aftermath of it aren't good at all.
by Bilby
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Weapons
Topic: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2209

Re: Bugging Out Alone. What is your choice & why?

The last thing I want to be carring around with me in a 'bugging out alone' situation, is a gun/s and boxes of bullets ...what load whilst on the run! The best way to get myself killed in the middle of the shtf, is to fire off a round or two or three. The thought of being as loud as possible seems idiotic to me. Being quiet and camouflaged, whether in an urban or natural environment is the key to my survival. It is much easier and safer to hunt and fish without guns.