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What If........
If the poop hits the fan NOW What weapon(s) would you grab and why. Duration of this event is unknown as well as the size of the affected area. Try to be spontaneous.

Never tell people how to do things.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. 

Gen. George S. Patton
if i was sitting in my cabin and experienced some major calamity, i'd grab

- my backpack--it always has water, knife, headlamp, TP, ziploc bags, first-aid kit, etc.

- mr bunny--maybe i could trade him for a moldy hot-dog or for water-rights to a large mud puddle in the area

- my hatchet and larger knife

- clothes and jacket if i have time

- food if i have time
Are you reaalllyy sure you could trade mister bunny???

Never tell people how to do things.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. 

Gen. George S. Patton
My large ruck / bail out bag. Ar15, Remington 870 12 gauge pump, Glock 22 (40cal), and a Ruger MkII in stainless.

Before all else, be armed - Niccolo Machiavelli
Bob+ axe, hunting knife, .308 bolt with peep sights, .22lr single shot pack rifle

my outdoor clothes, hanging by the Bob
BOBS-of course

M6 in .22 Hornet/410 & H&R Mod 686 (.22lr and .22Mag) would go with Traci.

I would grab either the AR-15 or FAL and the .45.

Would like to grab one of the 12 ga's for hunting myself but that is to much to carry. Would like the boss to carry the Savage 24C but it's a little to heavy for her.
Hope is for the lazy....

"Doing better next time. That's what life is." - The Bloody Nine
I would grab the .44's and hand the wife the .22's. The 4" Ruger Redhawk would go on my belt and I'd sling the Marlin 1894S both in .44 magnum. With special loads, I can shoot small game and use them for defensive work. With max magnum loads, I can take anything up to and including moose at the appropriate range.

For the .22's, they would include the Ruger 22/45 and one of the Ruger 10/22's. She is familiar with them and they are easy to carry. They work well for small game and can be used by her for defense in a pinch.

I've been shooting the .44's quite a bit lately again and feel very confident with them as my 'only' weapons. I feel any firearm/weapon can be your main survival weapon as long as you are familiar and confident with it. At one time the weapon I was most confident with was my takedown recurve bow!! Unfortunately, I am no longer as confident with it as I am my .44's!
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35 Whelen Improved, Ruger 10/22, and Ruger MarkII 22 Semi-auto pistol. I'd also grab my HF and VHF/UHF radios.
"No Man Stands So Straight And Tall As When He Stoops To Lift Up A Child." James J. Davis
<img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' /> Bug out bag, Maxi kit included, Remington 870 12 guage, .357 mag Ruger revolver and Remington 700 in .30-06 with ammo for all.
All very good replies. This is a subject I have pondered on and off over the years. Mostly I tend to think of bringing a .22 rifle such as the Ruger 10/22, AR-7, or a bolt action. A brick of .22 (500 rnds) weighs about as much as 2 boxes (40 rnds) of .308. I have thought about a .22 pistol like USRSOG talks about but it takes a whole lot of practice to be proficient enough to eat with. I have also thought about the Springeield Armory M-6, a .410 slug is good medicine on deer in these parts. I might carry my Glock 27 for close up and personal work but would not depend on it for sustenance. In my paradigm I envision having to carry this stuff so less is better and I would hate to have to make decisions like which firearm to leave under stressfull situations if I can avoid it. Also by picking the one or two firearms you would bring with you will prioritize your practice sessions and hopefully you will be most proficient with those. This is my .02 and I hope y'all will continue to post.

Never tell people how to do things.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. 

Gen. George S. Patton
I didn't notice this post right here the top of my head.

My bug out bag...My Ar-15, my Mk II .22 pistol, my 20 guage H&R and my .45. and I might toss my .44 Mod .29 in as an afterthought..I guess it depends where I have to go and who's coming with me and if I'm on foot or in my rig.. (hell I might have to throw in my 03-A3 too!) Knife wise...prob my big-un (homemade) my emerson folder that I have in my pocket all the time, my leatherman and my small pary knife.(something my dad put together) I already have crosscut saw, axe ect in the Scout, so there is less to worry about finding in the shed!

"For in order to find that utter peace, the ripple would have to return to the ocean, dissolve back into radiant infinity, forget itself and remember the absolute. But to do so, the ripple would have to die-it would have to accept the death of its separate self sense. And it is terrified of this."

Ken Wilber
I'd take my bag containing a Savage 24C with 200 rounds of 22LR/ 25 rounds of 20 gauge #4's and 15 Slugs. I'd also have the 30-30 Ace insert and 20 rounds of 170 grain ammo.

If it looked really bad and we were going by truck I'd also take my Steyer Scout and 200 rounds of 150 grain Nosler Partitions. Keep me in caribou and moose for a while. Add more rounds for the 24C and I'd have all bases covered. Recently wiped out a herd of five caribou with the scout in about 5 seconds. Remarkable little rig.

Granfors Bruks forest axe/camptramp and onehanded trailmaster would round out my weapony tool selection.
well let's keep this alive...

if at work, i have my Ka-Bar Dozier folder, Leatherman PST, and CS SRK and Necker with me and my can of O.C. spray. at the office a couple air rifles, and i ally myself with the resident ranger to get use of his firearms. also pack my atlatl and spears.

if at home i dump out my entire knife drawer and divy up with wife. still have my O.C. with me, time to pull out the bow. as firearms go, well the bad guys would have to find out on their own.... <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' />

Nevada Battle Born...

"...your first mistake was trusting the people who sent you here..."

"the internet is reponsible for more mistakes than whisky and shotguns." musician Dave Wilcox

Stupid people are like Slinkies.... They're not really good for anything....but....

They still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs
Well I will have to cheat on the first part a little - I've thought on this a day or so !!

Being a Daddy with two little kids It would have to be pretty bad before I would leave the home area. I think the first thing I would do is lock and load the M1A - both AR's and also the 870 on top of the cabinets. The trusty Levergun 92 in 357 would be in arms reach from then on and the Sig 220 would be in the belt. Maybe even the 45-70 Sharps with the 500gr. bullets incase an armored bulldoser heads up the street !! - ( Christ - did you guy's see that one ?? ) I'd be out with the neighbors grouping up and organizing things. There's only two way's by vehicle to get in and out of the area. Hell there is one of the original ' Band Of Brothers ' of Easy Company living down the street. Also a tail gunner from WW2 - a retired Marine of WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. More than a few of us who spent time in but not in combat so the mind set is there to handle things for awhile.

Besides --- I couldn't stand to leave all those other good friends behind !!!!!!!!! I mean the rest that are in the gun safe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would grab the keys to my truck, everything I need is in it. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

He who hesitates is lost.

If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.

Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.

You can lead a fool to talk, but you can't make him think.

Sometimes I wake up grumpy, and sometimes I let her sleep.

There are damm few problems that can't be fixed, with a long handled shovel and a thirty ought six.

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