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  1. A jar of peanut butter has 2,000-3,000 calories. Not a bad item to stuff in your bag if you plan to be out for a few days and need some extra calories quick and easy. Not the easiest thing to take by the spoonful repeatedly... but, it packs a calorie punch without taking up a lot of space. Also a nice prep item as it has a long shelf life. Potentially indefinite if stored correctly. Have seen some old MRE's where the only thing left that was edible in them was the PB>
  2. I'm sure you're already aware of this case as the media has been talking about it non-stop. Tisbury Police should be ashamed of themselves for cooperating with an unconstitutional law. The Tisbury Police Department temporarily shut down their facebook page due to the number of individuals responding to their actions against Mr. Nichols. https://www.theblaze.com/news/police-confiscate-firearms-of-korean-war-veteran-84-after-waitress-mishears-conversation
  3. Back to the original topic. A relatively recent video. Interesting perspective.
  4. I'm looking into getting some III+ for side plates at some point. Given that I'm more likely to encounter a 5.56 round than 7.62... the higher threat protection makes more sense. The level III is leaving a bit to be desired as M193 can punch through it. Then again, I've seen a lot of folks omit side plates altogether given the weight issue that comes with carrying additional steel. I'd rather have the extra weight if it means a little more protection against a round in the ribs. I haven't looked into ceramic as the cost is prohibitive in my case and I'm not as concerned about spall/fragmentation. I have heavy build up in the front. Sides and back is standard layer of spray rubber line-x stuff they use. From what I've seen online with steel plates most of the splatter that occurs seems to spray outwards on an angle rather than directly up and to the sides. You'd have to contort yourself quite a bit to take much if any splatter to the face from a round hitting your chest plate. Arms might get boogered up a bit, but, better than a hole in your chest. I've heard concerns with steel plates about ricochet. But, haven't seen any examples of that actually occurring in real life. I suppose it's a statistical probability.
  5. Not sure what section to put this topic in as this isn't a 'weapon' but it also isn't survival or tactical either, haha. Figured this was close enough. What brands and cuts/styles are you running for carriers and plates? Any fellow Ranger Green lovers out there? I have three - a Condor MOCP in coyote, a BDS V-OPS in Ranger Green, and a surplus British Osprey MK4. The BDS is the most comfortable of the three. I'm running AR500 plates. Level III+ on front and back, level III on the sides. Only got the build up on the front plate. Other plates have the standard coating. https://www.bdstacticalgear.com/pd-bds-tactical-advanced-plate-carrier-chest-rig.cfm
  6. Not to get off topic... but: How do you all feel about wearing the same camo pattern as the U.S. Military? I do have some molle items in multicam, but, nothing in regards to pants or shirts. I'm hesitant to wear those patterns as I don't want to be mistaken for U.S. Military - same goes with Marpat. I only started picking up abu/ucp once the transition was being made away from those patterns by the Military. Woodland is my primary pattern given the environments that I live in. I realize that woodland is still in use by some specific units in the Military. I do have other patterns that are environment and season specific - including ucp/abu. But, I've avoided Multicam and OCP for the time being.
  7. It certainly left a lot to be desired for most environments. Sadly, the Military knew this during the testing phases. You know how that goes... somebody was likely getting a kick back by using adopting UCP. That being said... I believe that it does have some applications that redeem it from the dumpster. It seems to work alright in winter woodland environments where you have shades of grey, brown, and evergreen competing with the snow. It's not as effective as a dedicated snow camo like Multicam Alpine if you live in a heavy snowfall region... but, then again those dedicated snow patterns won't help you much if the snow fall is patchy and inconsistent due to drifting and other environmental factors - in some instances a standard woodland pattern works better in the snow than a dedicated winter camo. Depends on how much snow fall you have. I have dedicated winter camo... not that I'll be using it much now that I live down south. But, I found the UCP pattern to be a good compromise for varying winter conditions up in the northeast. It also works fairly well in concrete urban environments in both winter and summer. While there are likely better options for urban such as the ATACS au line, you can't beat UCP for the price for concrete urban situations. Obviously, if your area of operation is mostly rural or even suburban it won't do you any favors. But, if you're thinking urban combat and intend to run a uniform rather than street clothes... aside from running a straight grey uniform, it's hard to beat. Most urban camo patterns on the market are intended for intimidation and identification rather than blending into an environment. Just look at Multicam Black... they don't even market it as being a camouflage. They market it as projecting an authoritative presence. It sucked for the theaters our soldiers were in, but, it's not a total loss for us in the civilian sector where there may be some reasonable applications to be found at a friendly price point.
  8. Hmm. Scenario 1: If they are enemy combatants and a patrol stumbles upon them the question is whether or not a firefight breaks out. If they are identified as enemy combatants that more than likely assumes you'll be fighting them unless they immediately surrender. Which takes you right into Scenario 2. Scenario 1 becomes more complicated if they are not enemy combatants but are merely looter types who are taking advantage of the civil unrest. Is it WROL or are you working along side military and law enforcement? If you are working with the Military and Law Enforcement, I assume that taking prisoners and detaining criminals will still be the norm. Otherwise, you have to make the call given the circumstances you find yourself in. WROL, you have three options: Execute justice on the spot, take prisoners, or keep walking while looking the other way. Assuming that in WROL taking prisoners won't be possible due to limited resources and lack of governing bodies... you're down to two options unless your unit and elements of the community you're operating in have put some system together to deal with this issue. I can't advocate for walking away. If taking that life will help save others from being harmed and there is no other option - you do what you have to do. That's between you and God at the point. It's one thing if someone is lifting a bag of flour to feed their family... you can walk away from that. It's another if they are engaging in the gruesome acts you describe and there is no Law Enforcement or Detention system in place to deal with it. Scenario 2: If the enemy surrenders and pow camps are not an option. I would suggest we strip them of all their equipment, disorient them, maybe redden them up with socks and bar soap haha, and drop them off in an undisclosed location so they cannot track or report on the movements of your unit in the region. Make them walk a few miles back to civilization, give them time to think about how dang lucky they are to be breathing. That assumes a truck is available. If on foot, you might just have to forego the road trip. Strip or destroy their equipment and send them out. Granted, the risk of them getting back into the fight is a reality. That assumes they can quickly be re-equipped and supplied and won't be a bit sore from their encounter. But, I can't advocate for committing war crimes. We don't want that to be our legacy. The hope is that we will have some backing from LEO and Mil to handle these issues so that we can get enemy combatants off the street and deal with them according to the justice system rather than carrying it out on our own. The risk we run is that the enemy becomes aware of the release upon surrender practice and uses that to their advantage - at which point our tactics may have to change. Then again, that may run them out of weapons and supplies more quickly than they can replenish them. Good question. Interesting topic. I hope to hear from others. That's my take at the moment. I'm certainly open to other perspectives.
  9. I don't think you're too stupid to understand anything. You're taking my statements as being combative. They're not, it's cool brother. I stated that I made the question more complicated than it originally was. In other words, I was digging deeper into the question than what it was really asking for. That's my fault and not a criticism of anyone else - I changed the topic and spirit of the original conversation. If war breaks out anywhere, there will always be an obligation to maintain morality and ethics. Just because a bullet flies by my head, that does not give me license to rape and pillage - even if others feel differently. I don't think the world is getting any better. I don't know the day or hour. I've read enough from the history of the Church to recognize that every generation of the faithful has held the same exact belief - the world is in terrible condition and the end must be near. Friend, America could collapse tomorrow and a new empire arise - just as empires have fallen and new ones have formed since the beginning. That is in the realm of possibility. We are suffering from the same depravity and decadence of S & G, the empires of the OT, the Greeks, Rome, and the like. They fell and other rose up. I'm not very fond of those nations rising to power in the wake of our decline. The world could end tomorrow... it could end 2000 years from now. That being said... as a Christian, I think we are close to the end. Itching ears and the world being like the days of Noah are evident.
  10. https://www.cmrlink.org/issues/full/what-really-happened-to-jessica-lynch
  11. There are plenty of examples of women stepping up when necessary. A lot of great female patriots out there that I deeply respect. Women certainly have a role in serving our nation. Your answer was more than fine... my point was to drag the discussion further. And, of course, your comment was used in my response... but anyone else is free to discuss. As Patriots we must not forget the fact that if a war breaks out at home... there will be cultural, ethical, moral, and legal conversations taking place. What happens after the war has to be part of the conversation before the war ever begins. I'm glad some YT folks have begun pushing on that subject as well, such as John Mark. It's not just guns, mud, and blood. Are women in combat a liability? Yes and no. Are men in combat a liability? Yes and no. Anyone can become a liability. Does the service of women in combat roles potentially weaken our military? Maybe. Anything other than a bold 'NO' isn't a politically correct answer. Is there some vast conspiracy to weaken the strongest military in the world - the Commies in the system making our men walk in high heel shoes, putting women on the front lines, changing fitness requirements, etc? Maybe... maybe not. There is a lot to think about and given how politicized science has become we can't even trust half the studies coming out of the very same liberal institutions that are destroying the minds of our youngest generations. Heck, psychological institutions and associations are catering to the notion that there are potentially an infinite number of genders out there. Who knows what has trickled into our military in the upper ranks. The point I was making is that such a question can lead to answers that can be used to promote an ends justify the means mentality. Do we advocate for women in the military and the militia serving in combat roles out of necessity or is it because we have changed in regards to how we value and view women? That someone is capable is only a piece of a much bigger picture. Sorry if I've made a simple question more complicated than it needs to be.
  12. The Kurdish women don't have a choice. Similar to the women in the military in Israel. When everyone you're surrounded by wants to kill you... you have to fight. If our women are the best in the world... why do you want them to die? Do you protect the people you love or do you expose them to danger and death? Anyone can be trained to fight, go through strength training, tactics, and so forth. There still remain obvious biological matters to be concerned with. Then you get into the realm of cultural and ethical standards. Having women fight in combat serves as a reflection of the culture and their value of women - it's socialist dehumanization to send women into combat. Bodies to carry rifles and get shot at. Cogs in the machine. I value women too much for that kind of thinking. We don't prohibit women from fighting because they can't... we prevent them from fighting because we love and value them highly enough to spare them of that Hell. Feminism and communism go hand in hand - they devalue women and degrade their beauty and virtue. The very destruction of the family and the decay of our Western values are rooted in this line of thinking. It makes little sense to fight back against Communism and Socialism if you're going to allow all the ground work they put in place to destroy our nation remain in our way of thinking. Necessity is one thing - sometimes women and children have no choice but to fight. But, we are not barbarians nor are we communists. We are the civilized West and we need to restore those values. As Scripture teaches... a little leaven leavens the whole lump. I don't think we are aware of how deeply our own way of thinking has been infected by the decades of work that the ism's and ist's have pumped into us. .
  13. Ron, welcome to the forum! Hope you find some Patriots to meet, train, and prepare with. Post up in your state Militia section and take a look at the map tab. Hopefully some folks on here will be in touch with you soon! Thanks for joining up. Stick around, check back often, post, vent, laugh, and whatever else comes to mind.
  14. The Political Left is well aware of the fact that the Political Right has a great deal of restraint. The reason why is because the Political Right believes in things like virtue, honor, respect, integrity, decency, and so forth. The Political Right has been polite almost to a fault for decades. The Political Right values life and we understand how hard it is to build and sustain civilization. The left has been exploiting these aspects of conservatives for quite some time. It's a well known tactic used by the Communists... use your enemies virtue against them. Alinksy - rules for radicals: Rule 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. Rule 5: Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is only in the era of Trump that the gloves have come off and the right on a large scale is willing to verbally strike back. A lot of conservatives are still uncomfortable with talking trash. That being said... Conservatives are nice until they aren't. Not sure how many more shoves the Commies will get away with.
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