Tuesday, July 9, 2019

warrior elder


WARRIOR ELDER
A hat tip for the minion idea. A LOT of survivalists are either elder, or getting really close. A lot think they are NOT getting close but of course they are. I went over that waterfall surprisingly quick, in six months time no longer able to do so much I was just doing. I had been keeping up with a decent diet and all the exercise, and yet suddenly all the physical abuse of the last decade suddenly caught up with me. I went from Older to Old Age that quick and by about age 52 I was compromising all my activities to compensate. Hey, I'm still studly. But just a studly old guy.
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Now it is all downhill. If I was living during a period of sword play or bowmen, I would be finished on the battlefield. I could probably still provide a much better defense in the village than any of the women or children could, but it would just be sacrificing myself to give them more time to escape. Anyone who bitches about police or the military retiring in twenty years hasn't gotten old yet ( or, is denying that they are old ). And the idiots who stopped age discrimination for police are retarded.
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The reason women need to stay out of combat is that at 18 they are already falling apart just training for infantry tasks. Bitches bodies are designed for child bearing, men's bodies are designed to protect bitches. Ignore biology, stupid humps. Darwin has you on his appointment calendar. The reason cops shouldn't be allowed to start a twenty year career too late is that while fit now, they need to be fit at the end of their career ( I won't even get started on bitches in the fire department ).
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Can elder survivalists still fight? Of course they can. They can NOT fight like youngsters however. And, please note, they can only fight as long as the Oil Age weapons last. This is very important. You as an elderly fighter gargles monkey semen. You WITH smokeless powder ammunition? A completely different story ( with, naturally, caveats ). You cannot run, nor do you have much dexterity. Your food needs are different, you probably take a lot more bathroom breaks and you are one scare away from a heart attack. That means you are ONLY good at guerrilla warfare.
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If you run out of ammo, or get too close to the enemy, or need to disengage the enemy with haste and precision, you are hosed. As such, there is no need for any of this nonsense they try to teach you about covering fire or suppressive fire or clearing rooms or needing an assault rifle. You don't need any of that because using any will get you killed. Not to say a semi-auto is terrible, because there is reduced recoil and carry weight. You just can't USE it like a semi-auto. Just like a sniper, one shot and move.
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The M-16 is great for children and women because of the weight ( the AK is about fifty percent more ) and the almost complete lack of recoil. As such, it can be ideal for old bastards gimping along at half speed, coughing up a lung and with palsy. It was designed to fulfill several roles besides submachinegun, one of which is mid range designated marksman ( you won't get it to be a sniper rifle without spending designer weapon prices. But most of our skill isn't sniper level anyway ). You can put affordable glass on top, due to the lack of recoil.
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I of course have to be contrary, so I plan on turning my Lee-Enfield into an AK ( from shooting 303B 174 grain to shooting 93 grain .311 pistol bullet with carbine powder charge ). The heavier battle rifle shooting a carbine round should radically reduce recoil. My 357 can fire 38's. No need to switch over to the ARVN, Xena Warrior friendly 223 and 9mm. And I wasn't even planning this with an elderly shooter in mind, but as a way to stretch out reloading components. Luckily, as with most of my decisions, I fell ass first into it by luck.
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It was the same with the Forever Gun concept. I just didn't want to be the guy with the bow or spear or even muzzleloader against the one with modern smokeless powder ( even a rimfire is superior to a Brown Bess in accuracy ). As a bonus, all that extra fodder for the modern arm assures I'll be able to survive as a geriatric warrior. As I said, run out of ammo when you are old, and you become just another raider target.
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Of course, there are plenty of hunting rifles with calibers suitable for older dudes. You aren't twenty anymore, so there are no more swinging dingus competitions needed. Bigger isn't better for oldsters. More carried ammo isn't better. More rucking isn't better. Yes, you MUST train. You MUST PT. But at Old Dude levels. Be realistic. All that macho crap the young ninjas teach you? Poppycock. All you are good for is bushwhacking. Act your age, gramps. You can be MORE macho than the younguns, with the actual body count. They run at the enemy spraying and praying. You just cull the herd outliers.
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The slow and steady tortoise wins at the guerrilla game. You have no more hormones using your dingus as a meat puppet, so there aren't any to make you do stupid crap. And while neither you nor twenty year olds care about dying, you have a lifetime of grievances motivating you. A young guy, he just wants to kill somebody. The enemy, innocents, even friendly fire if directed at officers. Doesn't matter. You are focused. You only get a few shots at this, and you have targets that must be eliminated before you pass into that gentle night. Who is going to be more effective?
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Just remember, it isn't about weapons ( mostly, it is about ammo ). It is about the proper mindset. You are a lot smarter than your muscle bound mule team member. Act accordingly. And happy hunting ( a message to our Canuk friends. We like to kill stuff. That is part of who we are. Stop acting superior. We like killing and we like guns. We talk about guns. A lot of it might be macho posturing. A lot is also genuine desire. We cut our teeth, culturally, on genocide. This benefited us, but also your former masters the Brits. So stop judging. We might be savage arseholes, but you can be pussy pacifists. It is a cultural difference-make allowances for goodness sake. Still love ya! ).
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35 comments:

  1. re:
    'Albion'

    As I understand the term, Albion referred to England. The brits formerly called their island 'great Britain', although that was dropped in deference to their new masters. Now, the area south out the border is known as 'Camel-lot'.

    (And 'no', I have nothing against those mohammedans.)

    At the far end of the spectrum, the Irish people were not part of England, are not part of Camel-lot.

    Scots and Welsh will decide their position pretty darn soon, I bet.

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    1. You guys are on fire, today. Camel-Lot. Ha!

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  2. Right. Although I do wish the boomers and other elders past expiration dates would die off already and free up employment positions held onto like talismans titles attached to their names as royalty titles. They at least do hold onto a lot of assets to deter and delay the assets corpses stripping actions of those ignorant younger generations of ungracious beneficiaries. The generations that are now entering into the elder phase that at least witnessed the remainder best of America, but had those dreams of attainment withheld or yanked away during this collapsing phase will be a bitter bunch of grapes once rule of law is no longer applicable. Think of all those folks force fed the media, sjw, government edicts, taxes and fees, dollar decline inflation, quality and standards reduced, civil discourse nearing combat operations, etc etc. Those spry oldsters puttering along with a lifetime belly full of those incentives will become a free fire zone whirlwind, with not too much to lose at that point. Go "Geezer Strike Force!"

    Helluva combination.

    Stay frosty.

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  3. Yup, getting old sucks. My days of humping an eighty pound pipe patching and plugging kit or a hundred pound emergency water pump (P-250) up and down ladders at a dead run and the length of a six hundred foot rolling ship are definitely over.

    I still manage walking five miles a day carrying ten or more pounds in a daypack for grins and giggles which I think puts me at least on par if not better than the average American teenager though. Acclamation or the lack of it is what is going to kill most when the lights go out. All I should need to do for the most part is get the hell out of the way and watch it happen

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    1. Popcorn is a good storage item. Besides it's obvious use,it grinds into cornmeal just fine. I might get a can of butter just for the event.

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    2. Don't buy from Wal-Mart. Even their expensive kernels are crap. Also, despite a few dozen endorsements on ScrewYouTube, the powder salt "Flavacol" is crap. It isn't much more than coloring, at $8 a two pound pack. Put on enough for flavor and it is worse than eating a salt lick drenched in vinegar.

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  4. Bat Masterson once commented that the sickly and diminutive Doc Holliday, could easily be taken in a physical fight by a healthy 15 year old boy. Yet, he was feared, and f’ing with him was about as conducive to one’s health, as f’ing with Claude Dallas would have been.

    Of course as everyone knows, Doc was well versed in the use of firearms. Also of important note, was that Doc was well versed in the use of knives, and it was said that he could neuter a liberal with a flick of the wrist (They have rather tiny testicles, making the chore an easy one :D ) I place an emphasis on knives, because at some point, ammo is going to be a weak point, and this also ties into Jim’s point with regards to bayonet use.

    Personally, I have no ambitions about getting close enough to someone to engage in a knife fight, regardless of how well I’m trained, and prefer to have as much practical distance between myself and an adversary as possible. I might look into producing a cheap and easy to produce, spetznatz knife. The knife will fire a common item, such as a spike nail. And actually, the spike nails themselves can be thrown alone with good results (You’d probably want to sharpen them for this use though) Several years ago I worked with a dude that could throw spikes at a fairly close range, with surprisingly good accuracy. He could stick them every time, too.

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    1. Right. Collecting knives is one thing, getting too close to someone else's quite another. I content however, that Doc was full of crap. Liberals have ZERO balls. :)

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    2. re:
      spikes

      Ha! I'm partway through FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY MATTER.

      One of the zombies accidentally accumulates a skewering by a railroad spike. As he starts to remove it, another zombie tells him to leave it in.

      "Geez, man! You look fierce! And there's the 'coat-rack' handiness of it! Gnarley!"

      Zombie one considers it, but only long enough to see if a spike in his sternum gets him laid.

      [I guess you had to be there]

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    3. You know you're doing something wrong when you can't even get laid by a zombie.

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  5. Me 56 revolutions around the sun. I have a lot of data in my head, but most of my hard time spent outside was done in my teens - 20's and 30's. I do have a few medical issues and in fact sort of likely the lack of blood thinners will be a factor in my demise (if I survive before that happens).

    Well - so what ? Everyone has an expiration date so I intend to make the best of it. And when its my turn - its my turn.

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    1. Does aspirin do anything at all as a Better Than Nothing replacement? Or am I totally off on what the meds do? Not to say you WANT to keep going at that point, I'm just curious.

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    2. re:
      aspirin

      No idea. I avoid meds.

      My only information comes from re-reading Eaton Rapids Joe; his entertaining SKINNY COW serial mentions aspirin, says it separates after awhile, then indicates The Active Ingredient© (from bark?) stays helpful.

      A resourceful individual might create a needed PA status by learning about bark and its many many far-ranging beneficial health benefits. Or a PA needed status. Something along those lines.

      If I remember the start of this thread, it had something to do with getting laid, right?

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    3. It always goes back to getting laid :) I don't think aspirin has any of the bark ingredients. All synthetic I'm sure. Not sure what difference that makes. I'm distracted from thinking about getting laid :)

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    4. Oh, Bos Bonasus Rex of the Regal Coiffure:
      Aspirin has a long history of use (over a century) by millions mainly as an analgesic, and less so as a blood thinner, and supposedly its main ingredient was derived from willow bark.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_aspirin

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    5. Anon 10:53 here - Thanks for the replies above. Yes, aspirin has some blood thinning properties, but with the dose I take of coumadin, I'd have to consume a lot of aspirin to have an effect. Apparently, I'm running ketchup in my veins, lol. Took 5 days to get the dose right after I had my heart valve replaced. even then, I have to keep it monitored.

      Its not a problem really. It just delays the inevitable and honestly, the short term 'festivities' will likely have me in worse predicaments than blood thinner. I have a pretty good supply stored already, but there is a finite number and after that ... ???

      I've already made my peace with it.

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    6. 4:05-does the above Chinese translate as "Jim is not well endowed", or something similar? Just asking.
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      4:48-Good attitude. The only one to have, really. Who wants to live forever? And, don't forget to Make Room! Make Room!

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    7. 維尼 Winnie
      熊 bear
      同志 comrade

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  6. "Sword play or bowman"

    You may already know this but I just found out that an arrow will go through kevlar. Good to know....

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    1. And a bayonet. Just saying. :)

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    2. Consider the fact that an arrow normally has a very sharp knife out on the pointy end. Then though it is only traveling at anywhere from say 250 to 350 fps , a lite weight arrow and broadheads is say 350 grains in weight. With a heavier big game weight being 450+
      Given the momentum , makes for awesome punch through power.
      Typically with a heart / lung placement my arrows pass right on through the rib cage and out the other side.
      Yeah, Kevlar won't stop an arrow so ifn your worried about it , best have some plates behind that Kevlar...

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  7. Growing sprouts such as alfalfa, wheat, sunflower, lentils, etc is a healthy and cheap source of food.

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    1. Healthy, sure. Cheap? Compared to Mexican vegetables, sure, but not to home grown garden goods.

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  8. I'm the best example I use to love to boat and fish all day. Now I cant stand the rocking of the boat without falling down. What a shame... I wish I would have taken better care of myself!

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    1. I've always done pretty good ( relatively ) taking care of myself. So that isn't a regret. I still have to suffer getting old, but it could be far worse.

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  9. Great article Jim! The boomers aren’t the bad asses they think they are, the body gets old and slow all by itself. Most boomers, including myself now 73, would have my ass handed to me by the average sub-human teenager.
    To compensate for declining strength, speed and stamina I Conceal Carry every where I go. “Guns are the great equalizer” (my wife also has a CC permit, women are lucky that they have a big ass purse. If I carried a purse I’d have a canon size pistol and hand-grenades in it!).
    I expect the place I’m most likely to be attacked is in the supermarket parking lot or a convenience store gas station. These places I always scan the parking lot or gas pumps for sub–humans in numbers and if so will go else ware. Even when leaving the store to go back to the car I again scan the lot. When entering my car the first thing I do is lock the door to prevent a sub-human from opening it, yanking me out and sticking a knife in me.
    Another common situation are the sub-humans kicking in the front door. I do have hand guns located in various locations for nearly instant access and I also CC while in my home. I don’t plan on being an easy victim!
    My wife a I go to the gun range once a month and burn several hundred rounds in through the pistols including your favorite, an AR.
    Old age can only be compensated for with intelligent thinking and preparedness.

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    1. "Old age can only be compensated for with intelligent thinking"
      Until dementia kicks in :)

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    2. re:
      pumping at the filling station

      I remember a thread about a husband pumping while wife sat inside the vehicle fiddling with some darn thing or another. Night.

      Husband was shocked out of his gourd by a youngster somehow getting two feet from him to beg. Silent.

      Youngster was on a bicycle. Husband growled just enough to back-off the punk, then scanned. At the edge of the gas station light was a hill with multiple bicycle riders waiting to pounce. Practice for the main event.

      I think a distracted spouse is a bad idea.
      I think infiltration by bicycle is a good idea.
      I think multiple riders increases success aka zebra herd, school of sardines.

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    3. Always carry a Zippo? Mixes well with gasoline soaked bike punk.

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  10. You have to play to your strengths. And mine involves couches.

    (but I stocked up on ammo, too)

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