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Le Loup



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
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Location: New England Australia.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 12 1:15 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
Not many on the forum shoot or hunt but I agree with what you say.

My chosen weapon for the UK would be my Weiracht .177 air rifle. A bit heavy to carry around but deadly acurate for rabbits, pigeons and squirrels. I daredn't mention catapults and bows, or the Zombies would definately rise from the dead.


Good choice Bodger, in fact I have a .22 BSA air rifle I bought in the UK. My personal choice is based on what I alone carry/would carry if I could only take one gun. As it is I have family that also has guns, so IF there were a situation where we had to leave home, then all these guns will be coming with us, including the air rifle.
Keith.

Le Loup



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 12 1:28 am    Post subject: Nothing is carved in stone! Reply with quote    

I think it is wise to keep an open mind on survival scenarios, AND on where these scenarios may take place. Had you asked me when I was a teenager living in the UK where will you be living in 10 years time, I would have said "right here in my family home in West Sussex". But I wasn't, I was here in Australia.
What if something happens that requires you to leave the country where you live in order to survive. You could end up anywhere. None of us can possiby know what the future holds for us, so keep an open mind.
Regards, Keith.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 12 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In that case, you've got to have some fishing stuff and preferably, a porter to carry it all.

Le Loup



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 12 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
In that case, you've got to have some fishing stuff and preferably, a porter to carry it all.


Well because I participate in Historical Trekking, I have all the gear required to survive in most places. It is not really heavy. My knapsack is small compared to modern packs, & I tend to take things out rather than add items. I have been doing this for a lot of years now. I have lived in the country all my life, & have lived in the forest for the past 30 years or so.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 12 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

history is the best place to learn what works

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 12 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

to hunt for the pot my choice of long term tool would be bow and if static for a while using traplines of some sort for whatever tastes ok as well

with firearms once the propellant is used it is a metal stick ,springers and pcp are ok ,the girondelle (sp?) is a splendid design as a long term tool and performed well when used to extremes

when metal tools break making the parts can be done in a workshop ,

a springy stick ,a bit of string ,a thin pointy stick and a nasty sharp thing can be made most places ,each can be enough but combine they are better

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 12 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was thinking traps and snares would be the most useful tools in a real survival situation. Either that or a large elephant gun and a couple of tons of salt. Actually a large calibre centerfire with 100 rounds or so would keep you in meat for the rest of your life.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 12 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The flintlock makes a lot of sense as an all rounder.

For a survival gun my personal choice would be a .22 Hornet. Big enough for small game yet quiet and low recoil.

carlos-thejackal



Joined: 20 May 2013
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

you'll need horse and a bucket to catch the horse wee, to make the gun powder...

think I'll just use sainbury's online, for all my emergency needs...

Le Loup



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
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Location: New England Australia.
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
Not many on the forum shoot or hunt but I agree with what you say.

My chosen weapon for the UK would be my Weiracht .177 air rifle. A bit heavy to carry around but deadly acurate for rabbits, pigeons and squirrels. I daredn't mention catapults and bows, or the Zombies would definately rise from the dead.


I think an air rifle is a good choice Bodger, I have a .22 BSA I brought over from the UK many years ago. The bow is also a good choice for wilderness survival & hunting in general.
Regards, Keith.

Le Loup



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
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Location: New England Australia.
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 13 10:42 pm    Post subject: Survival Tools. Reply with quote    

There is no doubt that the bow is one of the best wilderness survival tools there are, but there are times when you may need something a bit more intimidating. Not that I advocate ever getting into a firefight, but sometimes these things happen.
By using a trap line you can save on powder & lead, & I have the knowledge to make primitive traps & used to run a trap line many years ago. The flintlock is my choice if I can only take one hunting tool. The primitive bow I can make in the field. As it is I am a member of a group, & some members are bow hunters. We also have a selection of modern firearms.
Regards, Keith.

carlos-thejackal



Joined: 20 May 2013
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 13 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

had to edit what I wrote, started to laugh after I posted it.

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