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Old October 18, 2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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How do you define "Prepared" ?

We've all heard the sayings of " One is none and Two is one" or the boyscout motto to be prepared for anything, or even my grandfather's and possibly your's phylosophy of " A gun and bullits were all I needed!". Everyone has their own personal tools of the trade. So what is yours? When you walk out the front door as a professional or just the husband going to get milk, What do you reach for?
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Old October 18, 2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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common sense
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Old October 18, 2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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Focusing on my surroundings, who's where, what's going on (condition yellow); carrying every time I leave home, PM9 or Ultra Carry II, folding knife, cell phone ... behaving myself on the road, watching for crazy drivers ... basically, armed and paying attention ...
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Old October 18, 2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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Look around. Actually check out your surroundings.
BGs are looking for oblivious sheep, not possible wolves that seem to be alert and ready.

Hardware:
Glock 19 + 9PBLE
Glock 17+2 mag as spare – this gives me 35 rounds with one reload.
P3AT + Corbon
Boker Automat Kalashnikov 74 reverse Tanto knife
G3 light
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Old October 18, 2008, 01:04 PM   #5
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common sense
+1

It's worked thus far, Lol! I also have emergency blankets, road flares, first aid kit, jumper cables and an MRE. I don't find the need to carry a gun with me every where I go. Unless I'm out camping, four wheeling, etc., I leave it at home.
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Old October 18, 2008, 02:15 PM   #6
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... basically, armed and paying attention ...
+1, though not personally in that order.
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Old October 18, 2008, 09:37 PM   #7
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If you're looking for adventure of a new and different kind
and you come across a girl scout who is similarly inclined
don't be frightened don't be flustered don't be scared




BE PREPARED.
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Old October 18, 2008, 11:56 PM   #8
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Take your keys. Your wife may lock the door and then leave.
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Old October 19, 2008, 12:06 AM   #9
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My first wife had the locks changed while I was at work. So much for having a key!

I usually have something on me even if it's a little .25 pocket pistol and my truck (van) has all kinds of weapons in a bucket between the seats, fillet knives, hammers, screwdrivers, Tabasco sauce. Even a bottle of water will throw off a BG for a split second and allow you to grab something else.
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Old October 19, 2008, 12:14 AM   #10
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Common sense is the most valuable.
Situational awareness
Basic outdoor skills
Moderate first aid skills
Conflict avoidance knowledge (saved me trouble more than once!)

EDC:
Wallet (money, contact info, ID, spare key to the car, etc)
Cell phone
Pocket knife
(car keys)
[no firearm, as I am nearly always in a "gun-free" zone]

Car Kit:
Auto fluids
Jumper cables
first aid kit
flashlight
2 chem. lights
ponchos
emergency "space" blankets
fleece blanket
Pocket knife
a small amount of cash
spare set of clothes
3 energy bars
matches
shovel
tire gauge
1 gallon of water
shop towels
(I think that's it)

In the works:
Camping equipment in the car, along with 3 days worth of food/water. At least 3 ways to provide for essentials (shelter, fire, water, cutting tools) . CCW when legally permitted.
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Old October 19, 2008, 09:37 AM   #11
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Bikerbill nailed it.

+1.
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Old October 19, 2008, 10:14 AM   #12
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Common sense - THINK
Situational awareness - BE ALERT
Willingness - YES, I WILL SHOOT
Ability - I HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOOT WITH
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