So, I believe that when shtf, youll only have your edc.

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  1. kalford

    kalford XDTalk 100 Member

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    If so has it impacted your ccw decision, or other edc items?

    What is your edc? How do you feel it would fair as your only defensive tool for an undetermined time in hostile, unstable environments?
     
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    In the summer (well, most months in Texas) it is a Walther PPS in 9mm in an IWB holster (sometimes with an extra magazine). In the Winter it is a G22 in a shoulder holster with 2 extra full size magazines.

    I feel cozy in the winter and comfortable in the summer.


    Of course, the above is just firearm related...I carry other items daily.
     
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    Yeah, that's why there may and/or may not be an AK + 2 full magazines in my trunk at all times. I have 10 rds of .40S&W to get me there.

    the hypothetical 60 rds of 7.62x39 may be enough to get me to my wife and kids.
     
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    just need enough to take down the threat, then grab their weapon of choice. That being said, I will be EDCing a XDm 3.8 compact, with about 28 rounds of .40 or .357sig to get me past my first threat. From what i have seen it's right on par with most of the other polymer pistols on the market so I am very confident that it will hold up to a combat situation.
     
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    1)I'll take my pink slip and go home and work in the garden and be glad that I had the foresight to stockpile food and daily necessities to stretch the money in the bank until I can find more income.

    or

    2) I'll get everyone out of the house and a few things if I have time and head over to the self storage to pick up the motorhome and the extra clothes and food and find a place to park the bus until I can contact the insurance company to repair the fire, flood, or storm damage.

    I don't think my SHTF scenario is the same as yours for some reason.
     
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    Worst case, I could swim the river (maybe swim downstream for half the distance) and walk home from work in less than a day. In a "Red Dawn" scenario, I'd probably be SOL as far as having a large cache on hand to battle the Ruskies. :rolleyes:
     
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    I carry my xd9sc, but I also have my 4" ruger 357 in my BOB. I keep this in my truck along with a few boxes of extra ammo. I'm thinking about keeping a 12ga as well. Hopefully that's enough to get by.
     
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    i keep my AR in my truck at all times along with 5 full mags and since im a trim carpenter i don't really have to worry about getting to it cause its almost always less the 50 yards away. i work with my dad and we are normally the only ones there and we have our plan to get to my wife and daughter meet up with my mom and sister at our safe place and make a plan from there a few of my like minded friend will be meeting us at the safe place if they can make it safely.
     
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    This definitely plays in my EDC considerations as I carry a sling pack with the following every day to work (doesn't stay in the car, stays with me):

    LifeStraw water filter
    100ft prepped paracord hank
    2 person SOL heatsheets blanket (like a more durable space blanket)
    State and local map
    Cell phone charger
    Multitool
    EDC flashlight
    3 spare batteries
    pen and paper
    larger knife w/ glassbreaker (not my edc knife)
    Hand sanitizer
    Sunscreen
    Gloves
    2 energy bars
    Pepper spray
    XD 40sc in the concealed carry pocket
    Extra 12 round magazine
    Plus a couple personal items for every day use

    It's basically a get home bag and EDC bag hybrid that I carry on my person. My medkit stays in the car.
     
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    So we're assuming this is going to happen during the day? I'll be asleep. I'm a heavy sleeper. In other words, I'm f***ked.

    Unless I'm up for some reason. Then I'm GTG :)
     
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    Ill have to look those up
     
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    kalford XDTalk 100 Member

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    I may and or may not have a similar rifle in my car with similar plans.
     
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    Yeah, I'd classify your examples more as "temporary personal inconvenience."

    SHTF is more like both of those at the same time for 75% of the country. Except you can't get the money from the bank because it's permanently closed, there's nowhere to hook up your motorhome, and your insurance company won't be paying for the damage because it's permanently closed, too.
     
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    I have lots of goodies in my truck and I carry a bag with me that will get me to my truck. Another pistol and a sawed off(legal length) 12ga sits in my truck. I am only 6 miles from home so it's not a bad trip either walking or driving and the 12ga fits nicely inside my bag do as not to be conspicuous while traveling on foot.
     
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    Well, I carry a small pocket pistol every day but I have a nice bag-o-guns and ammo cans in the truck since I go to the range almost every weekday. My truck is right outside my office window. I think I would be fine on most days :)

    My biggest concern is getting the family together. I would hope I could round them up.
     
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    I have a tub full of goodies that stays in the trunk of all our vehicles. If we are away from home, my Wife or I will have:

    Per Vehicle

    1 Gallon of Water (4 canteens)
    4 clif bars, 2 lbs of DAK ham
    1 datrex food brick (16 bars)
    1 large Emerson folding knife
    1 Sig P239 (2) mags
    511 messenger bag
    change of clothes
    1 IFAK (first aid)
    2 Emer Blankets
    6 123 batteries
    2 Flashlights)
    6 chemlights
    50' Rope
    rain suit
    gloves
    boots
    hat
     
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    Thats why everyone needs a good gaurd dog. i have three labs that sleep around, or on my front porch during the knight. and the dog i have inside is the allarm if the outside dogs faill to bark. i belive people that live ouside the city in the country will fair far better than people inside the city. the advantage i have is only a 1 way road that is a dead in and i have a creek 20ft from my home, so watter isint going to be a problem.
     
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    I have been considering what to carry. I have been thinking about a folding AK for the truck.

    in a way I am all for it but in reality if something happens to my truck, like broken into or stolen... I just gave away my AK. even if I take "measures" and secure it with steel and locks if someone take the truck they will have time to defeat the security.

    I am not too worried if they take off with a survival kit. it would suck to replace but its not like a missing rifle.
     
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    I honestly dont care, it would suck indeed but we all die anyway, i will prepare for the everyday disasters, bad weather, power outage etc that everyone should prepare for anyway. When SHTF everyone will most likely be in a panic running to stores and to their homes and very unlikely that people will instantly start pulling guns and shooting people. The first thing everyone will do is try to get home so your need for a firearm right away is very slim so an edc should be fine untill you can also get home.
     
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    Does your ak have a folding stock? My mini Draco fits easily into bag with other emergency supplies. Out to the car with me in morning, where it all stays while I work. When I get back home from work, the bag comes inside with me. Should be easy enough to get a larger bag capable of handling a folding ak and supplies, just a suggestion.
     

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