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Old 01-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #99
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What you need to know is what to do in case something does happen. Check on what to do in case of snake, insect or animal bites/scratches. Carry a good first aid kit and be prepared. Know CPR and how to splint a broken bone.

Be a good Boy Scout, be prepared and know where to go to get aid.

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It comes down to a. being vigelent and aware of your surroundings. b. educate yourself about your surroundings c. trust your instinct. d. have a way out. You can't prepare for every eventuality.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #101
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Please post pictures of what happens when you zap a rattlesnake with your stun gun. Snakes are one of the things the OP wants to defend his family from.
No thanks, we have Mojave Greens around here, best to leave them alone and walk around them. You don't bother them they don't bother you.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #102
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What you need to know is what to do in case something does happen. Check on what to do in case of snake, insect or animal bites/scratches. Carry a good first aid kit and be prepared. Know CPR and how to splint a broken bone.

Be a good Boy Scout, be prepared and know where to go to get aid.

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I used to be certified in all that 'healing', but that was long ago. I think I better take another first aide & CPR training course. I plan on spending more time boon-docking.

Also, I just got one of these pistol-crossbows at Big-5 sporting goods. (SBD) silent but deadly.

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I will practice with my teenage G-daughter and let you know if its worth having. its really easy to cock & load. I first bought a regular crossbow, 150lbs, but could not cock it beacause of the strong string. So that went back to the store.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:49 AM   #103
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True true....
Big case I followed in news about home owner shoots burgular man coming down hallway to bedrooms, in "obviously" occupied dwelling.

Man lives to sue home owner for shooting him. Even though man said he feared for his & families life. Man went to jail for burgulary, home owner went to jail for ??attemped murder ??? &.........home owners home insurance had to pay burgular for damages caused by home owner.

In the case the judge said that since the home owner had a window in the bedroom, and he could "escape" the danger the burgular posed, he was supposed to crawl out the window to safety.

ALL us "normal" men said....we will kill if some one comes into our home and family was threatened.

It took a long time, but law was changed. You home is your castle, and you may defend it to the death.

BUT.....what about your RV ??? I live in mine, so it surely must be my castle to defend ???
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #104
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It depends on where . Some state have "duty to retreat", meaning, you can defend yourself & family , in your dwelling, including , in some cases, your car, camper, house etc, but you have to use any oppertunity to get away first. Some states do not have duty to retreat, bad guy comes into your dwelling , you protect yourself.
One of many problems with duty to retreat is this. Let's say your in your house, bad guys breaks in, you feel your life is threatened, you decide to retreat out the back door... To find his buddy waiting for you outside, now what ?
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Please in a very pleasant tone of voice "We seem to be getting off topic again".
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There is nothing that completely guarantees protection,not even a Gun,but it would afford the best chance and if that is what it took to protect family and friends,well thats what I would have to do.
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Funny how life changes as you get older.
When I was a young man Family Protection ment Trojan ENZ, Magnums, of course. Now it wasp spray or cross bows.
If I get much older, Family Protection will mean a properly sealed coffin from Costco.
Just a settin and a thinkin
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A crossbow? A crossbow? Those crossbow arrowheads are pretty sharp and can hurt kiddos. Just because it doesn't go BANG doesn't mean it isn't lethal to the untrained child. Seems to me if you want to protect your family you might want more than one shot.

Or, you could try taking along one of these ferocious furry things. Seems to be pretty effective against a snake.

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As said TRAINING for the younger ones,even if training is don't touch.My hunting arrows are razor sharp,I have throwing knifes you can shave with.(yea i like sharpe things)so all these are a danger if not used right.I saw somebody had a link to---BUDK.con---they have a cane with a stunner on end,also a cane sword,and a few other things you might think about.
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Churchill was not the only one who can walk softly and carry a big stick. You have a very difficult job, and do it very well.
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Churchill was not the only one who can walk softly and carry a big stick. You have a very difficult job, and do it very well.

Hmmm, I thought was Teddy R.

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Per Answers.com, it was Teddy R.:

What Theodore Roosevelt said was not "walk softly but carry a big stick" as is often mis-quoted. He gave his famous quote during a speech in 1903:
There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
Yeah, I know, still off-topic.
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