"Another thing to think about is if there are any reputable firearms instructors or schools around you. I took a one day "Advanced Concealed Carry" class after I got my license. we spent most of the day talking about scenarios but also a…"
"A lot of good advice on here so far (except the Uncle Mikes bit. Save your money and forget that they even exist. There is a reason they are ONLY $10!!) At some point, unfortunately, you will realize that there is no one size fits all or universal…"
"I understand how you feel about wanting to handle them but that may be hard to do. You might ask around at some of the local ranges and see if anyone carries the same gun as you. I've been loaned several holsters by guys at the range to actual…"
Every gentleman should be able to adequately protect himself and his family from ruffians’ intent on doing harm. This group welcomes anyone who takes pride in their second amendment right to keep and bear arms in a legally concealed manner.
"But if I have to sweat through another 10 pounds or so
Remember that ounces = pounds and under certain circumstances pounds can = death. Weight adds up amazingly fast. I would be very careful of the "it's just one thing and doesn't…"
"When I was growing up I easily could have thrown this kit together out of the stuff in the garage. But my dad spent decades picking up camping gear here and there. Now that I'm married with kids of my own I have accumulated that kind of gear…"
"I'll be honest here, I would rather be in the woods "roughing" it than in any place the redcross/FEMA/whoever set up. Call me paranoid, but that many desperate people in once place is just waiting for bad things to happen. And yes it…"
"I like the cache idea and Shane has really got me thinking about the holes in the planning portion of things. As I see it now I would rather use a cache as a more of a supplement to the B.O.B. then a replacement. As nothing ever goes according to…"