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Old 10-27-2009, 09:34 PM   #61
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Hi all, been reading and lurking for a while now, found this thread and thought I could add a little info you might find useful. My cousin was involved in
the vinyl stick on decal business and talked of a material that he was selling to the trucking industry, It was so tough that he was testing it for bullet strength. And then launched a company to sell it to the military to bulletproof the humvies. I found this:http://www.armorsystemsint.com/aztik100.htm I could not access the server, don't know why....http://www.defensetech.org/archives/000756.html#at This is where I found info on it.
Really enjoy this site and all the stories. Gathering lots of questions and making plans.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:40 PM   #62
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Ok I feel really dumb here, I missed the whole middle of this thread, you guys of course know all there is to know about this stuff so I will go back to lurking now and keep quiet.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:38 AM   #63
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Ok I feel really dumb here, I missed the whole middle of this thread, you guys of course know all there is to know about this stuff so I will go back to lurking now and keep quiet.
Hah!! You read the thread to the bottom of the page and didn't notice there were 83 more pages of posts!!

I think we've all done that a million times. I sure have. No reason to feel dumb!

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Old 10-28-2009, 06:46 AM   #64
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Ok I feel really dumb here, I missed the whole middle of this thread...
You aren't the first, nor will you be the last.
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Too late, you've already relinquished your wallflower status, so just jump in and have fun!
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:37 PM   #65
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This one sentence is probably the easiest, cheapest, and best advice of all. A Mossberg 500 is still a handy item to have around though. Sometimes they just won't let you walk away from a fight.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:16 AM   #66
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Ok, how about this stuff for making glass unbreakable?
http://www.wintecusa.com/index.html
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #67
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I kinda want a Roo Catcher* (Bull Guard here in the States, I think) built onto the front of my bus. In case I ever have to shove something out of the way (...like a WALL), but that's more like SHTF And Everybody Went NUTS stuff than anything else.

Bullet proof glass, heavy and expensive. Looked into the Lexan as an alternative since that stuff is strong and lighter weight than glass. But then my information might be out of date so don't hold me to it.

I have plans for a modified WW1 era flame thrower but that more than likely won't work for anything but novelty stuff ("Hey, dude, check this out! Hold my beer!" <-- Famous Last Words) and weed control/clearing land. It can switch from Gasoline to Water depending on which tank I'm using.

I'll have a very large dog at some point, but I think we all know that the Gentle Giants tend to be couch 'taters than attack critters. Pita was an attack cat. Just to cover me arse**, I'm gonna sign up the bus with "DANGER: BEWARE OF DOG" at any rate.

If I'm home I should be considered a deadly weapon, especially if you're interrupting my studies or painting.

If I ain't home, well, I do intend on having a security system on a battery backup. Because...
My, uh, my store was broken into the other day. They cut the power and the SecSys wasn't on the battery bank like it was supposed to be. Nothing's been taken but they did break our door. And I know how they did it, too, just not the who or why yet. The Police squad here didn't even fingerprint the breakerbox or the fuses for next door that were yanked out.

But if anyone REALLY TRULY BADLY wants in, they're gonna figure out a way in.
I intend on never keeping anything worthwhile anyhow.


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**Just blame my Mate, Alan, for that one. He's a Limey.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #68
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... My, uh, my store was broken into the other day. They cut the power and the SecSys wasn't on the battery bank like it was supposed to be. Nothing's been taken but they did break our door. And I know how they did it, too, just not the who or why yet. The Police squad here didn't even fingerprint the breakerbox or the fuses for next door that were yanked out...
Great. Nice to see that the Socorro cops are just like the cops in Whitwell... and Westminster. Is the security system back on battery backup?
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Is the security system back on battery backup?
Not yet, no. My DM is having trouble with our LP guy (...he REALLY doesn't like her, it seems), and he won't return her calls. He seems to like US well enough, just not her. If all else fails I'll figure out how to do it myself. I'm the resident IT person* for the store anyhow (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!).






*And Handyman. And plumber. Electrician when we KNOW I shouldn't be. And Muscle. And Bouncer/Security. And Physician. And Mechanic. Cell Phone Person. Bird-chaser. Grammar Nazi. Yeller of Whining Children. Yeller of Whiny Adults. Sign Language interpreter. What the heck, man? Leave me alone, I don't wanna be all this stuff.
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A medium to large sized barking dog is usually enough to deter someone from entering your motorhome.

Thieves do not want to attract attention to their deeds.

If you have no dogs, keep a pump action shotgun handy. The sound of cocking it is a sound that all people know.

Of course, you have no chance against some military or police invasion. But that is unlikely to happen.

Some people talk about Zombies. I don't know what Zombies are except from what I have seen in some movies. What I would like to know is if Zombies are real or could become real.

Somebody please explain if Zombies are real or just some made up hogwash.
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