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Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 18:45
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Not entirely hypothetical, but if 10 grand landed in your lap, and you already had 2 weeks of food, several guns including a capable battle rifle, huntin' rifles that can stand in for snipers, varmint rifles and hand guns, and an almost acceptable amount of ammo for each...



what would you buy?

FireForged
09-25-2011, 18:49
a big block engine for my old camaro.

michael e
09-25-2011, 18:52
More water, TP, pocket bottles of liquior, cigars, undies socks wife beeters.

Warp
09-25-2011, 18:54
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Not entirely hypothetical, but if 10 grand landed in your lap, and you already had 2 weeks of food, several guns including a capable battle rifle, huntin' rifles that can stand in for snipers, varmint rifles and hand guns, and an [I]almost acceptable amount of ammo for each...



what would you buy?

Water.

Water filtration.

TP.

More food.

More ammo.

Savings/Investment

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 18:57
OK, so far, I was thinking a MUCH better gun safe, updating the security system, adding to ammo, mobile propane generator, buying that Dillon 650 I have always wanted:supergrin:, and some basic prep trips to Sams club (TP, more canned food that we will eat, batteries etc etc)

Maybe, another mighty fine huntin' dog? :dunno:

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:03
Water.

Water filtration.

TP.

More food.

More ammo.

Savings/Investment

Got the long term water preps, and the water filters (several types). Can pee into one side and have ice cold sterile glacier water come out the other. :whistling:

Food, getting it. Long term storage in mind. 10 - 25 yr shelf life, to add to the little I have.


Ammo, getting enough, and enough components to reload much MUCH more.

This is truly "blow a wad of cash" money. Not allocated for anything, just unexpectedly showed up, not included in my retirement plans etc.

There is more that will go toward what most people will consider responsible investments.



This is "free" money, in the purest sense. It's here, the wife will even let me spend it without future guilt.


Looking for more ideas.

kirgi08
09-25-2011, 19:11
Fuel storage and medical supplies.'08.

alabaster
09-25-2011, 19:12
I'm thinkin either a M109 or a Hayabusa.

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:17
Fuel storage and medical supplies.'08.

Got the med supplies. Anyone need an appendix removed ??
Sucking chest wound?
Infection, cold flu, dehydration, typical illnesses seen in the field?
:cool:


I keep 3 full trauma bags and about a 6 month supply of meds around at all times. Occasionally take a bath (financially) on Antibiotics and IV fluids. Expiration dates happen.

Fuel: Have already planned on having several extra 20 gallon propane tanks for heating/cooking. Have enough gasoline to get all three cars to a rural location with more supplies and friendlies.

Warp
09-25-2011, 19:17
I'd buy a lot of ammo and reloading equipment/components.

Angry Fist
09-25-2011, 19:21
Water purification
Whisky still and supplies
Food and grain
Medicine and medical supplies
Reloading gear
Crank radios
Solar panels?

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:24
I'm thinkin either a M109 or a Hayabusa.

What kind of M109?????


http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m109a2.jpg

Insufficient funds.

http://m109owners.com/cafe/avatars/26412192230%20(Small).jpg


WAAAAYY to little funds to get that kind of toy. Divorce is the most effective destroyer of wealth. Besides, Ms. Cavalry Doc is hawter than that. Even with the bike. :cool:

427
09-25-2011, 19:25
A welder, carpentry tools and maybe some classes to make me better, more efficient at using them.

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:28
A welder, carpentry tools and maybe some classes to make me better, more efficient at using them.

Carpentry I can do. Welding? Good idea. Gonna have to consider that one seriously.


Thanks, :wavey:

Angry Fist
09-25-2011, 19:33
Carpentry I can do. Welding? Good idea. Gonna have to consider that one seriously.


Thanks, :wavey:In SHTF, blacksmithing might be better. Anyone around here run one of them backyard foundries?

sdsnet
09-25-2011, 19:37
a big block engine for my old camaro.

Nice ! This was the first thing that popped into my head as well (engine).

Here is an affordable big block.

http://www.nelsonracingengines.com/pricesheets/chevy/dailydriver/na/dds_454bbc_na.pdf

Aceman
09-25-2011, 19:39
10k?

2 months of food
Big honking water filter
Better fence & security system
Backup generator

And Mosin Nagants...

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:42
10k?

2 months of food
Big honking water filter
Better fence & security system
Backup generator

And Mosin Nagants...

Really kickin' back and forth between a portable propane generator, and an on demand stationary one. Pluses and minuses each way.

BORNGEARHEAD
09-25-2011, 19:43
Home security. Doors, windows, cameras, sensors, landscape, etc.

Or some land for a bugout location.

Walk Soft
09-25-2011, 19:51
precious metals

Jackalo626
09-25-2011, 19:51
I have the same predicament except mine wasn't free lol I saved here and there but I always chicken out and never spend any but just save more.

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:52
Home security. Doors, windows, cameras, sensors, landscape, etc.

Or some land for a bugout location.

Got the place to go.

Updating security system.

Thought this was cool.

http://www.armorconcepts.com/Our-Solutions/Door-Jamb-Armor

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:53
precious metals

Maybe with the next 10 grand. :whistling:

LongGun1
09-25-2011, 19:54
Not entirely hypothetical, but if 10 grand landed in your lap, and you already had 2 weeks of food, several guns including a capable battle rifle, huntin' rifles that can stand in for snipers, varmint rifles and hand guns, and an almost acceptable amount of ammo for each...

what would you buy?


I would be tempted to add another 10K..

..and get a PVS-21 LPNVG.


Either that or a 384 x 288 Thermal Scope!




But if that was a accurate description of my preps.. :shocked:

..it would take a lot more than a measly 10K to get pointed in the right direction again! :rofl:

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 19:59
I would be tempted to add another 10K..

..and get a PVS-21 LPNVG.


Either that or a 384 x 288 Thermal Scope!

I'm still working on items much more basic than that, But a 1st Gen night vision monocle with an IR illuminator and a harness for my kevlar might make the list.

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 20:18
I would be tempted to add another 10K..

..and get a PVS-21 LPNVG.


Either that or a 384 x 288 Thermal Scope!




But if that was a accurate description of my preps.. :shocked:


Not all of us can be the wealthy shock troop ninja assassin with a rich uncle.



..it would take a lot more than a measly 10K to get pointed in the right direction again! :rofl:

Oh, that's the short list. Got more that I want to keep to myself, sure you understand.

Looking for things I missed or need but have not thought about.

LongGun1
09-25-2011, 20:20
I'm still working on items much more basic than that, But a 1st Gen night vision monocle with an IR illuminator and a harness for my kevlar might make the list.


Good choice! :)

"Balanced Preps are Key" (to survival...IMO)

427
09-25-2011, 20:24
Carpentry I can do. Welding? Good idea. Gonna have to consider that one seriously.


Thanks, :wavey:

You can make a lot of things with a welder. There's lots of scrap that's waiting to be made into something useful and cool!

I'd also consider an oxy-torch, a big air compressor and metal working tools.

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 20:24
Good choice! :)

"Balanced Preps are Key" (to survival...IMO)

http://images.wikia.com/psychology/images/c/c3/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs.png



Start with air, then go from there. :wavey:

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 20:28
You can make a lot of things with a welder. There's lots of scrap that's waiting to be made into something useful and cool!

I'd also consider an oxy-torch, a big air compressor and metal working tools.

Have a lot of tools. Comes from moving every 3 years and waiting for your stuff to get there while you have to set up a house. I have several complete household tool kits.

But larger metal working ability is a good idea. Would look more for repairing stuff at this moment. Can always work into building things later.

LongGun1
09-25-2011, 20:33
Not all of us can be the wealthy shock troop ninja assassin with a rich uncle.


:rofl:


Definitely not wealthy (though Obama seems to think so) :whistling:

.. too old to be a shock troop..

.. too big for a ninja assassin..

.. & I am still still waiting for the rich uncle to drop by! ;)



Just a working man doing what I can! :supergrin:

427
09-25-2011, 20:37
Have a lot of tools. Comes from moving every 3 years and waiting for your stuff to get there while you have to set up a house. I have several complete household tool kits.

But larger metal working ability is a good idea. Would look more for repairing stuff at this moment. Can always work into building things later.

Building, repairing, it's all the same.

You never know what you might have to fabricate in order to make a repair. I think it's good to have that flexibility.

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 20:39
:rofl:


Definitely not wealthy (though Obama seems to think so) :whistling:

.. too old to be a shock troop..

.. too big for a ninja assassin..

.. & I am still still waiting for the rich uncle to drop by! ;)



Just a working man doing what I can! :supergrin:

Same here. Have some preps that are advanced, some not so advanced.

Never to late to get better, unless it really is too late. :wavey:

M1A Shooter
09-25-2011, 20:41
PVS-14, .308, .223, 9mm and 45acp cans.

Cavalry Doc
09-25-2011, 20:41
Building, repairing, it's all the same.

You never know what you might have to fabricate in order to make a repair. I think it's good to have that flexibility.

Gonna have to look into a welding class. Good idea.

High Caliber
09-25-2011, 21:01
Well, if I needed any welding, I'd call you guys, AFTER, I called a Budweiser

Semitruck, loaded with ice-cold Buds, for a Homeless Party at my Favorite

Panhandling Intersection. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

BORNGEARHEAD
09-25-2011, 22:15
Got the place to go.

Updating security system.

Thought this was cool.

http://www.armorconcepts.com/Our-Solutions/Door-Jamb-Armor

That is a great, economical solution to secure the doors. Thanks for posting that.

G29Reload
09-25-2011, 22:31
A solar power station that would eliminate a lot of dependency.

Fossil buring generators are for folks who want to get noticed. I prefer the stealthier route in hard times.

sebecman
09-26-2011, 10:04
You only have 2 weeks of food?

I guess first off I would go for more food. A year worth of what you eat every day and then I would buy one of those year supply of freeze dried #10 cans.

Then with the remaining $$ I would buy a 1976-1979 Ford F250 Highboy (crew cab if possible)

kirgi08
09-26-2011, 10:36
A solar power station that would eliminate a lot of dependency.

Fossil buring generators are for folks who want to get noticed. I prefer the stealthier route in hard times.

Read my "Decisions" thread,we got a sinked 18kw diesel genny..'08. :dunno:

UneasyRider
09-26-2011, 10:48
Steel roof for your house to make it fireproof.

Kieller
09-26-2011, 11:02
Payoff all debts and stockup on more food. Create redundancies for critical systems...aka water, food and shelter.

Get training in anything you believe you are deficient in.

Have fun with some of the $$$. All work and no play is no good...

G29Reload
09-26-2011, 11:25
Read my "Decisions" thread,we got a sinked 18kw diesel genny..'08. :dunno:

Saw it. Still needs fuel.

And re-fuel.

And re-fuel.

Need more fuel.

Must have fuel...

Requires payment. Availability. Transport. defense. transit in and out, and notice.

Sun, not so much.

Free
quiet.
Endless
There anyway.

mmmgood.

kirgi08
09-26-2011, 11:29
We got 18k diesel/3k kero and 10k gas.Ya reckon we cool.'08. :dunno:

Cavalry Doc
09-26-2011, 11:38
Steel roof for your house to make it fireproof.

Not a bad idea in Texas, but that wouldn't make it fireproof. The heat moving ahead of a wildfire reaches well beyond spontaneous combustion temps. Even if you had asbestos siding and a steel roof, it would be fire resistant, but not fire proof.

G29Reload
09-26-2011, 11:45
We got 18k diesel/3k kero and 10k gas.Ya reckon we cool.'08. :dunno:

For as long as it lasts.

31k gallons. Lets see, at $3 a gallon, you have almost 100k$ tied up.

For 20k, I could spec out a solar/wind package to power a house. No noise, fumes, re-fuel.

Save the juice for vehicles/farming. tractors and such.

quake
09-26-2011, 12:11
A better reloading press; probably an RL650 as someone above mentioned.
Ruger Alaskan in .454 casull.
One of the New Detonics mini-1911's maybe, if they're still around.

More groceries almost certainly, but that's just my nature. :embarassed:


In SHTF, blacksmithing might be better. Anyone around here run one of them backyard foundries?
Yep. :thumbsup:

Bilbo Bagins
09-26-2011, 12:35
$10,000 would go toward paying down my debt. However that is kind of boring, so if I had to buy prepping stuff I would probably give that Wise food a try. Maybe 2 months for a family of 4. I would also buy a Clark's North American Hammock Shelter of poops and giggles.

http://www.junglehammock.com/models/northamerican/index.php


The rest I would put toward a backup generator for the house. I have enough guns and ammo for SHTF

kirgi08
09-26-2011, 12:53
For as long as it lasts.

31k gallons. Lets see, at $3 a gallon, you have almost 100k$ tied up.

For 20k, I could spec out a solar/wind package to power a house. No noise, fumes, re-fuel.

Save the juice for vehicles/farming. tractors and such.

Your making an rude assumption.We use our stores as needed.We use solar blankets ta charge our daily needs.The sun may shine/and the wind may blow.Gas/Diesel on hand will/may change most opinions.'08.

G29Reload
09-26-2011, 15:51
Your making an rude assumption.We use our stores as needed.We use solar blankets ta charge our daily needs.The sun may shine/and the wind may blow.Gas/Diesel on hand will/may change most opinions.'08.

Rude never entered into it.

No one said having it's a bad thing, if you can handle it.

its still a lot of money to buy all that. I'm thinking more economical long term.

LongGun1
09-26-2011, 16:04
For as long as it lasts.

31k gallons. Lets see, at $3 a gallon, you have almost 100k$ tied up.

For 20k, I could spec out a solar/wind package to power a house. No noise, fumes, re-fuel.

Save the juice for vehicles/farming. tractors and such.


On the flip-side....he could have bought it for much less..

..I paid much less than $3 for my diesel....42.5 cents per gallon...IIRC

That would be closer to $13K..

.. & he/they could have bought for less.

And the fuel can still be used for vehicles/farming.


Keep this in mind concerning using PV (Photo-voltaic) Solar...

..many preppers think PV is the end all for power production! :whistling:

But they are very susceptible to damage by lightning, EMP (& possibly a major CME...IMO).

In that case...the PN Junctions will be irreparably damaged.

You just cannot take out the ole soldering iron..

.. & wave it like a magic wand to make new PN Junctions out of thin air! :rofl:

The photo-voltaic substrates are produced in a very high tech sterile lab.


Also...unless you are very frugal..

.. $20K is not going to get you much of a PV/Wind system..

..especially considering the inverters/battery bank/interconnects/etc you will need.

Most modern single family homes (at least the last ones I priced for) will run well over $100K (if 100% PV... non grid intertie) to maintain their current standard of living..

..know of some over $250K.

..



Low tech Diesel Gensets (& Wind/Hydro Turbines) on the other hand are much more EMP robust....IMO

..as they can be Lightning/EMP/CME shielded even while in operation..

.. & also require much less low tech repair methods..

..re-manufacture of damaged heads/motors is done all over the US.

Bearings/windings....you name it.


Also not very expensive to keep critical spares....alternators, starters & the generator head itself.


YMMV

TreyG-20
09-26-2011, 16:14
A gas card

Cavalry Doc
09-26-2011, 16:54
A better reloading press; probably an RL650 as someone above mentioned.
Ruger Alaskan in .454 casull.
One of the New Detonics mini-1911's maybe, if they're still around.

More groceries almost certainly, but that's just my nature. :embarassed:



Yep. :thumbsup:

Dillon 650 is in the online cart now. :supergrin:

Anything above .45 ACP, I think I'd prefer to shoot from a rifle.

Already have enough bulk food stored so that the dogs can't get in under any bed in the house, and converted some space in the walk in closet as a second pantry. Looking a a bug out food supply. A couple of the foodinsurance 2 week supply backpacks are being considered.

Cavalry Doc
09-26-2011, 17:02
$10,000 would go toward paying down my debt. However that is kind of boring, so if I had to buy prepping stuff I would probably give that Wise food a try. Maybe 2 months for a family of 4. I would also buy a Clark's North American Hammock Shelter of poops and giggles.

http://www.junglehammock.com/models/northamerican/index.php


The rest I would put toward a backup generator for the house. I have enough guns and ammo for SHTF

Just a tip, wise foods has no meat in it, just Textured Vegetable Protein. Others have meat. But I will probably be helping out a bit more often with the rampant Texas hog infestation if it comes to that. Could easily kill more than any 3 families could eat.

pugman
09-27-2011, 13:08
Considering all the good suggestions I will go with the ol' standby

Hookers and blow...

Bilbo Bagins
09-27-2011, 13:45
Considering all the good suggestions I will go with the ol' standby

Hookers and blow...

FTW my friend :rofl:

Cavalry Doc
09-27-2011, 18:01
Considering all the good suggestions I will go with the ol' standby

Hookers and blow...

And just waste the rest?

pugman
09-28-2011, 04:51
And just waste the rest?

Ok, in all seriousness MY plan....YMMV.

We have no credit card debt outside the balance on my discover card which I use as a debit card..i.e. every penny on the card has money sitting in my checking account ready to pay it.

As things sit for us right now $10K would either make a single large purchase or several Largish ones. My car is currently sitting with 228K on the clock; I have no illusion it will last forever and its current dilema is a failing transmission main bearing (best guess without pulling it). I still get in the high 30's for mileage, its been paid for going on 8 years and the interior is mint for a 12 year old car. I would probably buy a rebuild for it and install it myself. My BIL's father has a pit in a barn and is willing to help me do it. I get to learn a little more about my car, keep it running probably for another 2-3 years for somewhere around $800 OR

I buy a used truck for the full $10K. With gas sitting where its been for the past couple of years...I could easily get a 5 year old F150 in good shape with a V8 for $8-$10K in my AO. OR

My small list...

Couple of pairs of Danner's...$300-$400
Extra set of filters for my Berkey...$100
Arsenal AK in 7.62 with several thousand rounds...$1500
20 Gauge Remington shotgun and ammo for my wife...$750
Full Size Spare for my wife's CRV...$150
Proper Jack and stand set....$200
Gander Mountain's Firearms Academy Class....$500 (Wisconsin finally passed a CCW law, I had to take their basic class in order to get into the class for my CCW. Since I was impressed by the basic class, they also offer a defensive shotgun, advanced pistol and AR class)
A big Walmart/Target/Sam's/Costco run doubling our already substantial pantry of dry, no expiration date consumables like motor oil, q tips, hand soap, bar soap, paper towels, tp...$500-$1000
The transmission fix mentioned above...$800
Reloading station...$1000

well, this only puts me at about $6400. My list is pretty unexciting...

Frankly I would probably drop the rest on a much needed mental health vacation for me and the wife.

Glock30Eric
09-28-2011, 06:37
I will use that $$ to buy some lands in Idaho mountain or West of Montana.

STIHL chainsaw
Horses
Cows
Goats
Chickens
Dogs
Pigs
and the tools for farming.

Warp
09-28-2011, 10:10
I will use that $$ to buy some lands in Idaho mountain or West of Montana.

STIHL chainsaw
Horses
Cows
Goats
Chickens
Dogs
Pigs
and the tools for farming.

It was $10k, not $100k. ;)

Glock30Eric
09-28-2011, 10:55
It was $10k, not $100k. ;)

Yeah I know. You could make a good deal if you hunt for it.

sebecman
09-28-2011, 10:59
Yeah I know. You could make a good deal if you hunt for it.

On what? Just the horses and their feed/care will be $10,000.

Glock30Eric
09-28-2011, 11:14
On what? Just the horses and their feed/care will be $10,000.

Oh crap! I thought it was like something close to $1k to 2k. lol

bdcochran
09-28-2011, 18:51
1. a month's worth of canned foods
2. a month's worth of hardtack, jerky, hardtack, mres and/or coast guard approved rations.
3. if you own a home, a roof mounted manual sprinkler system on the house and garage.
4. multiple water purifiers (not filters)
5. multiple snap on clear storage containers of different sizes so that I can organize all of my equipment.
6. classes in mantracking;
7. classes in animal tracking;
8. commercial double entry traps and snares
9. range finder capable of 1200 yards
10. a gym membership (and use the darn thing)

Warp
09-28-2011, 19:23
1. a month's worth of canned foods
2. a month's worth of hardtack, jerky, hardtack, mres and/or coast guard approved rations.
3. if you own a home, a roof mounted manual sprinkler system on the house and garage.
4. multiple water purifiers (not filters)
5. multiple snap on clear storage containers of different sizes so that I can organize all of my equipment.
6. classes in mantracking;
7. classes in animal tracking;
8. commercial double entry traps and snares
9. range finder capable of 1200 yards
10. a gym membership (and use the darn thing)

What would you fitness goals be with the gym membership?

bdcochran
09-28-2011, 23:01
Three aspects to survival - equipment, skills and physical/mental conditioning.
People focus on equipment, don't spend much on skills and most people flat out don't exercise.

You buy and use a gym membership for 1. quality of life; 2. socialization, and 3. to increase your chances of survival. Joe Pilates was interned by the British in WWI. The inmates and guards were so impressed with the results of his exercise routine, they joined in. As a result, no one died of the Spanish flu among the inmates or staff of the detention facility.

On day my army company had to run about 3 miles uphill. The next day, only 37 of us reported ready for duty at 7 am. The commanding general had the company stand down. So if young soldiers have a problem when shtf, what about we computer jockies in our 50s, 60s and older who don't bother to work out?

Warp
09-29-2011, 09:20
You buy and use a gym membership for 1. quality of life; 2. socialization, and 3. to increase your chances of survival.

On day my army company had to run about 3 miles uphill. The next day, only 37 of us reported ready for duty at 7 am. The commanding general had the company stand down. So if young soldiers have a problem when shtf, what about we computer jockies in our 50s, 60s and older who don't bother to work out?

If you don't mind getting the socialization done somewhere that doesn't charge a membership (or a membership charging location you are a member of anyway) then you can get into fine cardiovascular shape without joining the gym. That's all I was getting at. As I am sure you are aware you can turn yourself into a pile of useless goo (in a good way, lol) in your living room or your driveway in less time than it would take for you to drive to the gym.

Lack of a gym membership is no reason/excuse not to have cardio vascular fitness, so if that's all you are really after why not spend that money somewhere else?

alabaster
10-13-2011, 21:42
Considering all the good suggestions I will go with the ol' standby

Hookers and blow...

:rofl: +1.

Kidding.

I'll take a sexyparty with hookers and Mr. Brownstone!! WooHoo!:wow:

WolfNotSheep
10-14-2011, 22:50
Let's see...If I had 10k in cash that I absolutely had to spend on preps....

(01) Silver rounds, or Barber and Peace dollars. Maybe some old Walking Liberty Half Dollars and Standing Liberty Quarters......$1000
(02) 4 pairs of redwing boots, two pairs each for me and the lady......$1000
(03) 2 nice chainsaws, cases, spare blades, oil, etc......$1000
(04) Early 90s F150....$3,000
(05) About a dozen 75watt solar panels, a charge controller, inverter, battery bank....pretty sure that would eat up the rest

FerFAL
10-15-2011, 09:33
More food, and if possible in your location I'd get a water pump (electric and hand pump too) If you already have that then save the moeny.
FerFAL

MedicOni
10-15-2011, 09:51
I'd take 4 months off work and finish medic school with no problems, and also get my car fixed.