( article 1 of 2 today )
It is I, Dingo, yet again talking your ear off about stuff you have already taken on board. I'm the guy that rocks up to the party after it started and leaves before it ends so you associate me with the party rocking!
Today I want to talk about teh best. We all want teh best. Teh best Gat, Teh best car. We want to train in Teh best kung-fu under mohamed-Bruce-ali whilst downing Teh best protein shake that gaurantees results in 5 days or your money back. Honest injun!
Well we all know that lifes about trade offs. You could have scored that 10 back in the day "when you were young". Yeah, you could have *IF you were swole, had deep pockets, flowing hair that SAMSON himself would envy, and 9 inches and an air of confidence that said "If you're lucky I'll bang you but you know? I'm about to pilot my jet rocket". So you settled for the person who settled for your ugly mug and "how am I going to get home tonight?" budget. Nothing wrong with that. I'm just saying that Teh best often goes to Teh best. Like attracts like. Birds of a feather and all that.
I take it that many of us Minions have forgone the idea of Teh Best apocolypse set up and we've realised that saving up for the FLIR scope so we can fight off the night incursions of the Trailer Park Militia is a fools errand. Everything appears to be coming to a head. The earths magnetic poles are playing up, crazies in the tech world are saying "you think bad thoughts. No internet or banking for you", historically challenged morons think that we should give socialism a real go this time. No really. Real socialism has never been tried. 27th time is a charm. Am I the only one not taking crazy pills?
So time is-a-ticking. You need your end-of-the-world stockpile NOW. Got Rice? Got a Gat? Got food for the Gat? Got a water filter? Got a grinder? You don't need freeze dried - you need food. You don't need a full auto .50cal assault sniper force recon AR-15 - you need a boom stick that'll ruin a bad guys day & don't forget the ammo for it. No good having 100 rounds when there are so many clowns around. You get the idea. As I said, I'm not saying anything new. Teh best is what you have at hand when you need it. Bad guys at the door? A SAS trooper would be sweet to have your back. But dang, he's in Dingoland and you're all the way over there in Trumpland. So you're going to have to let your old lady have your back and she's kinda wishing she paid attention when you tried to show her how to operate your single shot .22lr. Not Teh Best but if she plugs you, well sucks to be you.
Teh best is also a bit of a fools errand. I've got a whole pile of knives. Each one I put a lot of thought and research into. A Gerber LMF I spent hours researching. It's perfect. Once I owned it I found it IS perfect. Perfectly heavy to carry all day, perfectly innappropriate when bush wacking. Makes me look like an Army wannabe. My AK-47 Bayonet? It's looking for an AK-47 to be mounted to. Short of that WTF am I going to do with it? I kept buying knives trying to find Teh Best. So much money wasted.
Same with Gats (the fun part of preparing for armageddon). Hours of research and thinking. Debating online bla bla bla. Buying and then selling. Lots of misallocated resources. Did I have enough food whilst doing all that? Does anyone have enough food? We eat every day.
So get squared away with the basics and save Teh Best for the Rawles crowd whilst following Bison Strategy the best you can. When the magnetic poles shift, we lose power (forever) and the ice age begins in earnest, race out of your caravan with your .303 at the low ready bayonet fixed and if you see a fatty fat fat with a terrible hair cut (hey! fatties have feeling to) gasping for air as he rushes out of his hobo shack with a GP Greener 12g martini action - give that guy a nod of recognition that he's got enough calories stored around his gut, and wheat berries squirelled away that he's not going to try and steal yours. The guy that leaps from his Hummer with the AR-73? Let that guy have it – both barrels (303’s are double barrelled in my fantasy world). He’s already out of food and your BTN missus is looking dang fine today
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