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I have been thinking, most of us have been here in "awaiting orders" mode.
Perhaps instead of waiting for something to do, we should list things we know
as individuals we can perform or have good knowledge of. That way, when needed,
people know where to go for different needs to continue the fight.
As an example, I am considered OBCC (old, blind, crippled and crazy), but when the
SHTF, I can reload ammo; do some electronic and comm work; build stuff with
hand tools; make some basic survival needs like soap; can foods; bake bread; fix cars; scrounge materials and hunt, clean, and cook about any critter out there.
We should also list individual needs, like perscription drugs, escape assistance from
urban areas, hide outs, etc.
wouldn't hurt for us to know each other's strengths and needs. Big Barak already knows, so it's no use keeping any serious secrets.
I agree with you on this point(s). We may all do something diffrent when the SHTF but it doesnt mean that we can not still work together and learn what we can and can not do and how we can help. Take one soldier in the field and you will need about 10 people for support. Thats the military way and I know we are not the same but the priciple still applies. If you build it they will come.
More PRACTICAL thinking like this definitely needed Ben. People should be in survival mode now for a number of reasons.
That is a great Idea.. I also started a group for Disabled Vets for this very pupose that you are talking of... We all have technical skills in areas of critical importance... It is time to start coming together and build on the strength that we have and also build up our weak sides to... Here is the group I started If any of you can help out in getting ppl there I would appreciate that... http://wramsite.com/group/disabled-vets-network. Thank you and I look forward to working with you all...
I agree with you Ben and think that is a great idea. I also would say that any group who is not doing this as SOP is hindering their effectiveness. Designating weakness and strengths and assigning skill set specific duties is paramount to any groups effectiveness and operational abilities.
Old, blind, crippled, and crazy here too - oh, and fat also. I won't be going on any LRRP actions.
2 degrees in Gunsmithing. Graduated as Professional Gunsmith in 1982 - before Glocks existed. Worked for a while as a gunsmith before going into aerospace Manufacturing Engineering to make more money.
NRA Basic Instructor Certs: Home Firearm Safety, Muzzle loading handgun, Modern handgun, Rifle, Personal Protection Inside the Home. Training in Gunhandling and Basic Defensive Shooting from Insights and FAS. Competent shot.
Shadetree Mechanic. Once built 1941 Indian Chief in the living room. Can work on cars made before they became computerized robots.
Carpentry skills but FUBAR back prevents lifting much weight.
Can assist in most cooking chores.
No desire to live in a FEMA Camp.
Apnea - need CPAP.
Back pain - physical labor is not in the cards.
Unable to engage SPETSNAZ in hand to hand combat.
More later as this thread develops.
Better to die in the struggle for Freedom than live to see defeat.
The rear sight dovetail on the Glock is halfmoon shaped, not straight across and the plastic rear sight has some compressable metal clips on it to expand into this dovetail. Could be the clips are bent or defective. Just gently tap it into place and center it. You can use a vise with softjaws or nail two pieces of fir stripping on a bench (put duct tape on the bench first so nothing can mar it) to contain the slide (take the slide off the pistol) and do it with some help from your wife to hold it steady. I use a piece of round nylon and a hammer to do it. I've replaced mine with the Glock steel sights front and rear.
Friend request sent so I can PM you. I have never owned a Glock, need to look at one to see what the sight dovetail looks like. When I graduated from Gunsmithing school Glocks didn't exist yet. Reading Mark Gardner's post below, do you have plastic or steel sights. More later...
I can send you my resume if you want I don't want to take up that much space on here LOL
I will tell you that I have had 2 spine surgeries in the last 6 years and still having minor surgeries for nerve problems, but I can still run some of the young buck into the ground at FTXs but I Stay Proactive and persevere!!
'm not as Good as I once was at one time. But I am still Good for that one time as I ever WAS! We must all learn to work together and combine Our skills along with Our abilities.
2 major surgeries and 1 minor in last 10 years. Need Warrifin for my mechanical arotic valve.
Good Lord we are a bunch of ole wrecks, but still running though!!
Doing something, even if wrong gets more done than nothing. I like the idea of doing something. I am old and deteriated but can still do something. I hate this set around and wait mentality.
Good thoughts BB , we all (old people ) have something we can contribute . hang in there .