Comments for The Prepper Journal http://www.theprepperjournal.com Prepping, Survival and Common Sense Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/27/do-you-shoot-imaginary-bad-guy-isnt-shows/#comment-10079 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:31:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11010#comment-10079 Oh, I know you are right about crazy little kids lashing out and hitting you when you didn’t expect it. I have enough experience with my own under my belt to know that they can get an unexpected shot in when they are trying. Everything would come down to the situation I guess. If I saw the little kid was crazy, it might come to that, but shooting probably wouldn’t be my first reaction. Hard to say unless I was in the moment.

I also agree wholeheartedly with you about the importance of protecting what is yours for the same reasons you mention plus a whole bunch of others that to some may sound selfish. So be it. My job is to protect my family and everything else is second to that job.

Thank you again for your comments, your perspective and your service.

Pat

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Comment on Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/26/food-storage-calculator-spreadsheet-free-download/#comment-10078 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10997#comment-10078 Thank you so much Scott! You helped me to realize what the problem was. The text under the image is automatically converted to an add by software I have. I have revised the text so that shouldn’t happen anymore.

Pat

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Comment on Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download by Scott Carverhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/26/food-storage-calculator-spreadsheet-free-download/#comment-10076 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:59:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10997#comment-10076 try clicking on the image of the spreadsheet instead of the download button. The download button is in an ad box. The image in the article is a direct link to the document.

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Comment on Are you Ready to Shelter in Place during Ebola Outbreak? by Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/02/ready-shelter-place-ebola-outbreak/#comment-10075 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:41:10 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10653#comment-10075 […] is an Ebola pandemic has ravaged the country and decimated 50% of the population. Everyone has been ordered into their homes for over two months now and you are still holding out. Your supplies have dwindled but your family is healthy and you can […]

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Comment on How to Start Prepping by Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/12/how-to-start-prepping/#comment-10074 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:40:55 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10799#comment-10074 […] been to wake people up to the potential for events like this coming to your town. Because if you take some simple steps now you can begin to prepare for these “disruptions” in your life. With planning you can become […]

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Comment on Prepping 101 – Home Security by Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/04/24/prepping-101-home-security/#comment-10073 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:40:40 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=1945#comment-10073 […] a prepper, I believe it is vital to have a plan for security.  The world can be an ugly place in times of crisis and depending on the situation, once […]

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Comment on How To Start a Fire With a Water Bottle by How To Start a Fire With a Water Bottle - IT IS ALL ABOUT SURVIVING EACH DAYhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/04/07/start-a-fire-with-a-water-bottle/#comment-10072 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:21:46 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=7548#comment-10072 […] How To Start a Fire With a Water Bottle […]

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Comment on Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? by usmarinestankerhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/27/do-you-shoot-imaginary-bad-guy-isnt-shows/#comment-10071 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:37:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11010#comment-10071 Nice thought provoking article, Pat.

I agree with the disarming of the children, but be careful…..that 12 year old could still stick you in the gut because you are overconfident. Maybe he just watched his mom die of starvation or disease, or his baby sister and he’s on the warpath to get some food to prevent anyone else from dying in his little hormone-filled life. He might not kill you immediately, but he could put you in a world of hurt, especially if there’s no medical help. Who will then take care of your family if you’re wounded or dead?

As someone who’s taken lives (not bragging, just putting it out there for credentials) this can be a very sobering topic. It’s not fun. It’s abnormal, I think to take a human life. Sometimes its needed to preserve your own and fully justified, but its just not what we’re supposed to do in a perfect world.

When it comes down to it, anyone threatening to steal critical supplies from you and yours is harming your life. Maybe you have supplies for many months and they’re only taking a day or two’s worth, but who’s to know how long the emergency will last? Maybe they’re not harming you today, but they are harming you. And now they know where you are, what your supplies are, and that you’re a soft target. Maybe this person was a lucky scout and the main group will return with a vengeance.

Letting someone go puts you at further risk. It’s like the movie scenario where the Special Forces guys deep behind enemy lines come across a child shepherd. Do they kill the child to prevent losing secrecy if he talks, or do they let him go because he’s a child and risk that he will reveal them? It’s a horrible scenario to be in, but it is entirely something that should be thought about ahead of time. Planning, even in a simple way, enables you to react more quickly and justify your actions when it comes time to dealing with the psychological effects.

I would feel bad about killing someone I know, even a small amount for killing a stranger (everyone has some good in them), but I would kill them in a heart beat if they were a threat to my family – man, woman, or child, young or old. We have the right to life, and the obligation to defend it.

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Comment on What We Want is What You Got: Defending Your Life From the People Who Will Stop At Nothing by Is it Crazy to Worry About the Golden Horde? | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/12/09/defending-your-life/#comment-10069 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:09:40 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5307#comment-10069 […] vastly outnumbered that they won’t survive. But some of the Joe Sixpacks will survive, and then the more ruthless among them will begin to fight amongst themselves for the few remaining resources. They will form ad hoc gangs […]

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Comment on 32 Must Have Prepper Books by Is it Crazy to Worry About the Golden Horde? | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/01/25/must-have-prepper-books/#comment-10068 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:09:20 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=6306#comment-10068 […] was introduced by James Wesley Rawles. I like Mr. Rawles — have several of his books in my prepper library and I have been going to his website for years. Mr. Rawles is the writer of several prepper fiction […]

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Comment on Is it Crazy to Worry About the Golden Horde? by Prepper News Watch for August 29, 2014 | The Preparedness Podcasthttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/28/crazy-worry-golden-horde/#comment-10067 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:19:08 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11033#comment-10067 […] Is it Crazy to Worry About the Golden Horde? […]

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Comment on Food Storage: Knowing What You Have is More Important than Buying Something New by Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/09/21/food-storage-knowing-important-buying-something-new/#comment-10066 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:27:32 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=4303#comment-10066 […] you have been interested in Prepping for more than two minutes, you have heard that you need to have a plan for food storage in case of disaster. Food is one of the most important items preppers can obtain that will keep […]

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Comment on Ammo Inventory Spreadsheet – Free Download by Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/10/18/ammo-inventory-spreadsheet-free-download/#comment-10065 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:21 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=4783#comment-10065 […] this is helpful, we also have a free Ammo Inventory spreadsheet that you can download, add to this one and keep track of multiple supplies on one […]

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Comment on Everything You Wanted to Know about the Prepper Movement but were Afraid to Ask by Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/10/16/everything-wanted-know-prepper-movement-afraid-ask/#comment-10064 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:06 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=4761#comment-10064 […] you have been interested in Prepping for more than two minutes, you have heard that you need to have a plan for food storage in case of […]

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Comment on Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/27/do-you-shoot-imaginary-bad-guy-isnt-shows/#comment-10063 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:24:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11010#comment-10063 I guess in the right situation I would agree with you. It would have to be a complete collapse though where you wouldn’t have to worry about getting sued, but I can see a leg shot to stop the situation like of the neighbor. They wouldn’t die if you hit them right, but you could diffuse the situation. On the other hand, if they were desperate enough once…

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Comment on Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? by Arizonahttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/27/do-you-shoot-imaginary-bad-guy-isnt-shows/#comment-10062 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:36:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11010#comment-10062 I heard a story a while back I couldn’t believe,SO we piled in the truck and went to see,TWO hours later we arrived at the cimmeron boy scout training center at CIMMERON ,NEW MEXICO,and sure enough ALL THE ROOMERS were true,DHS was there traing the boy and girl scouts to go door to door and attemp to take weapons from the veterans and old people,I HAD A 12 yeas old STICK A MP-5 MACHINE GUN IN MY FACE AND THREATEN TO blow my head off,AND IT WAS loaded too,THEY WERE PRACTICING KICKING IN DOORS AND SHOOTING ALL THE DUMMIES IN THE HOUSE,if YOU THINK THIS IS A JOKE,GO THERE YOUR SELF AND SEE,i LEFT MAD AS HELL……………………….

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Comment on Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/26/food-storage-calculator-spreadsheet-free-download/#comment-10061 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:57:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10997#comment-10061 Can you please try it again? I changed the file type to a .xls.

Pat

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Comment on Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download by henry_hillhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/26/food-storage-calculator-spreadsheet-free-download/#comment-10058 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:29:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10997#comment-10058 Same here

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Comment on Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? by Novicehttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/27/do-you-shoot-imaginary-bad-guy-isnt-shows/#comment-10057 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11010#comment-10057 I know there are those who will disagree but, I think there is a time and place for “shoot to wound”. A four year old child may be one such example (although I have to ask why you couldn’t just as easily overpower him and take the knife away).

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