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    you have planned a week end getaway going down a nearby river in kayak's momma and the kids elect to stay home you pack light there is plenty of fish you have your water purifier about fifteen mile's in the cell goes dead no signal you hear lots of shooting and explosion's the river is flowing swift and the traffic is dead WHAT'S NEXT
    the pack that plays together stays together

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    I'll take a shot at it.

    Take cover and see if the shooting and explosions are coming closer or moving away. If moving away, stash my goods and make for the family. If coming closer, go rabbit. Find a good hidey hole where I can watch and evaluate until the ruckus passes, then vamoose.
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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    • #3
      I would make my way back to my home where I hope my family is safe and waiting for me. Being as covert and sneaky as possible keeping my ass out of trouble as best I can until I find my family. Without them I am nothing!
      SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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      • #4
        Originally posted by prkchp76 View Post
        you have planned a week end getaway going down a nearby river in kayak's momma and the kids elect to stay home you pack light there is plenty of fish you have your water purifier about fifteen mile's in the cell goes dead no signal you hear lots of shooting and explosion's the river is flowing swift and the traffic is dead WHAT'S NEXT
        I like what you are doing with these theoretical scenarios. There is always some sort of plan going on in the back of my mind. What if this happens what will I do or what can I do. I think keeping this in the back of your mind at all times is as important as stockpiling supplies. It doesn't matter how much stuff you got if you freeze and go braindead when it comes time to make a move.
        SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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        • #5
          Some say that I have been brain dead for years but I thank all of you for the information.
          I now find myself, even when doing something as mundane as buying groceries, thinking in a "what if" scenario.

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          • #6
            Well first I'd get out of the open river and go to a wooded area... Listen to see where the shots are coming from and make sure it is safe to move around.. Then i would hide my kayak and some of my gear and pack some with me.. Once I have determined again it is safe to move I'd slowly work my way toward the parking area where i left my vehicle. If im killed or captured im of no help to my wife and children. So I would be safe and move slowly.
            How Do You Like Me Now

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            • #7
              Originally posted by paintball View Post
              Well first I'd get out of the open river and go to a wooded area... Listen to see where the shots are coming from and make sure it is safe to move around.. Then i would hide my kayak and some of my gear and pack some with me.. Once I have determined again it is safe to move I'd slowly work my way toward the parking area where i left my vehicle. If im killed or captured im of no help to my wife and children. So I would be safe and move slowly.
              Likely there would be indicators that a weekend kayaking trip may be a bad idea. Had I chosen to dismiss these signs and gone anyway .... I would stay on the river but close to the bank until the reports were just audible. If I knew my cell phone Should be recieving a signal but was not .... I would turn it off and remove the battery. I would NOT return to the parking lot for my vehicle but instead travel in the direction of my home as stealiliy as possible .... if all is well I can return for the ride later .... I would travel until I came upon a road or community that I could observe from a secluded / hidden location .... if all seemed well I would assemble my cell phone and try another call .... if all is not well I would wait until darkness and then continue on .... lets all plan to NOT be caught unawares ....

              O.W.
              Last edited by Oscar Wilde; 08-17-2010, 12:45 AM. Reason: Stinking spell check ....
              Things are seldom what they seem.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by prkchp76 View Post
                you have planned a week end getaway going down a nearby river in kayak's momma and the kids elect to stay home you pack light there is plenty of fish you have your water purifier about fifteen mile's in the cell goes dead no signal you hear lots of shooting and explosion's the river is flowing swift and the traffic is dead WHAT'S NEXT
                All great replies and a really great thread. The one thing I think about is escape and evasion techniques. While you are trying to get back to mom and the kids, "they" are going to be looking for anyone that meets their objective or poses a threat to it. I think that staying in place and moving at night is paramount. I think that staying as close to the noisy river as long as possible while traveling is a good idea. After that other sound camoflage should be used; i.e. wind, rain, thunder, a low flying helicopter/jet, a passing tank or truck. If there is no noise and you are traveling through noisy brush and undergrowth, then you do not move. You should camo yourself as you go with brust and weeds and mud on your light skin or highlighted areas. While traveling at night and a flare shoots off or other bright search light comes into the area, you should close both eyes if possible, but if not at least one eye so that you can see with the other one once the lights are gone. Avoid conflict at all cost. Let calm and patience be your guide words.
                Just some thoughts.
                Beebopcop
                The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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