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    Default if you could have just one thing for survival, what would it be?

    I'd take an AR15, with 100 rd drum, luminous sight inserts, a .22lr conversion unit, a sound suppressor, a scope, and instead of 100 rds of 223, which weigh 3 lbs (assuming I'm limited to one mag) I'd take instead 30 rds of 60 gr softpoint 223 and 2 lbs of 60 gr. Aquila subsonic 22 rimfire ammo, which would be 200 rds. If men are not an issue, I"d take apart the 100 rd drum and use the springs to make fishhooks, use the mag body as a container. I'd get the ejection port cover off, haft it and sharpen it on a rock.

    You can always start a fire with ammo, altho 22lr is a lot harder to do it with than 223. What you do is pull the bullets out of a couple of rds of ammo, cut a bit of material off of your shirt tail, if you must, smear it around in the gunpowder of one rd. then you loosely tuck the cord of cloth down the barrel, and chamber the bulletless other rd. Holding the gun vertially, fire a rd. the cloth will come down smouldering. If you have a tinder bundle ready, a windbreak, kindling, etc, you'll have your fire.

    it's much, much easier to field make the simple stuff than it is to harvest game without a gun. The ability to hit well at night, ,and not scare off game with flashes and blasts is much more of a plus than most hunters realize. Survival aint about laws or being humane or sportsmanlike.


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    This is gonna be interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by natertot View Post
    This is gonna be interesting!
    That theres funny.

    If I could only have one thing, it would be a penthouse suite at a nice hotel with room service.
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    That's three but I digress. Haven't we done this like many times? For me it would be a katana. A fella never knows when he's gonna have to hack his way out of a green anaconda...green anaconda....

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    That's a heck of a lot more than one item.

    By your rationale, I would take a fully stocked motor home.
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    just like Green Berets do. I would take a large knife with matches, string, and a needle inside the knifes handle. military people might be mucked up psychos but those bad asses know what is needed in the forest

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    it's all one package. guys get to take their stuff sack with their sleeping bag, right? :-) My accessories for my AR are part of my rifle. Just like your seat covers are part of your car.

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    Hey Hunter when you get to the hotel bar give me a call and the first beer is on me. That is if they will take my credit card and the phone is still charged up!

    An since our vehicles have been declared "one item" we have a pretty good head start on rebuilding civilization as soon as the rain stops and Noah comes out of the boat.

    We really, really need a popcorn emoji, maybe with a big soda beside it!
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    So, I don't need to unload the roof top duck boat?.......or canoe?
    Getting harder by myself.....

    Soda?.....LOL, LOL...Yeah, that's the ticket, soda......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    So, I don't need to unload the roof top duck boat?.......or canoe?
    Getting harder by myself.....

    Soda?.....LOL, LOL...Yeah, that's the ticket, soda......
    I was thinking ice cold brewskis myself. ....
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    I'll take "Alaskan Survivalist."

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    I can CARRY mine, hanging from my little finger, how about you? everybody gets to choose an axe, with sheath, sharpening stone, ferro rod in little sheaths, right? Or macheted with smaller knife, ferrro rod, stone, etc. The only "loose" parts of my "kit" is the .22 bolt assembly and mag. The rest of it is attached.

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    If I only can take ONE thing, it would be Crash's stocked truck. I don't need to carry it...it will carry me!

    Of course, Benesse got everyone beat. Did you know that Superman wears AS pajamas....and the boogie man looks under his bed for AS.

    taint...these are the answers you get when you ask for "one" thing, and then list off a bunch of items "attached" to your "one thing". I will save you the trouble and re-wording your question and maybe even changing your answer. Because, generally, when you ask the question of "what one thing would you take", the main answer you get is "why would I only take one thing?"
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    I dont need anything. I'd wait for you to walk by, hit you with a rock, then beat you with a stick, take all your stuff and and meet the guys at the bar for a cold one. Heck I may let you live and have you carry all that stuff while I point your gun at you

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENESSE View Post
    I'll take "Alaskan Survivalist."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChinRooster View Post
    just like Green Berets do. I would take a large knife with matches, string, and a needle inside the knifes handle. military people might be mucked up psychos but those bad asses know what is needed in the forest
    I take it that your only experience with the military is the fantasy movies that were made with your avatar character in them. How about visiting your local VA or better still, recruiting office.
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