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Title: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Socrates on October 30, 2017, 05:32:14 PM
There are ideas here that people might not have thought of that are real options. For instance, i once ran into the Pocket Shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px636XKFXB0&t=754s).
(https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server100/46csjp/products/2637/images/13403/pocketshotnew__28702.1442986321.480.480.jpg?c=2)
[Make your own (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYjv89fqeT4).]

As the name implies, this is a hunting (or even self-defense) tool that's small, inconspicuous, legal to have with you, easily accessible and still very effective. You can load it with any pebble you find outside so there's never a matter of ammunition running out. And if you've some crossbow bolts, it can become even more lethal.
Title: Re: slingshots
Post by: Socrates on October 30, 2017, 05:37:45 PM
I became more interested in slingshots after looking at Alone season 3 winner Zach Fowler talking about and whittling them. And then (on his channel) he goes out to this guy who makes really cool ones (http://pocketpredator.com/two.html). Now imagine whittling one of those...

(Still trying to figure out how to make rubber from scratch... [dandelion will provide latex and ants have the right acid to turn the latex into rubber, but how to extract it...? Not there yet. (Add 50% charcoal and you got real tire rubber)].)
Title: Re: slingshots
Post by: ilinda on October 30, 2017, 06:18:58 PM
I became more interested in slingshots after looking at Alone season 3 winner Zach Fowler talking about and whittling them. And then (on his channel) he goes out to this guy who makes really cool ones (http://pocketpredator.com/two.html). Now imagine whittling one of those...

(Still trying to figure out how to make rubber from scratch... [dandelion will provide latex and ants have the right acid to turn the latex into rubber, but how to extract it...? Not there yet. Add 50% charcoal and you got real rubber].)
Is the "latex" from fig trees or wild lettuce a good substitute for dandelion latex?
Title: Re: latex
Post by: Socrates on October 31, 2017, 03:25:29 AM
Usually one uses the rubber tree. Downside: they take decades to grow.
During WW II they used lettuce instead, but dandelion also works.
(http://balconygardenweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Ficus_elastica_Decora_mini.jpg)
rubber tree
Fig trees work too? Good to know. I'm getting to love fig trees...
Title: The Cold Steel Shovel
Post by: Socrates on November 05, 2017, 01:17:09 AM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TaPXKioQL50/hqdefault.jpg)
I received my Cold Steel shovel and damn! this thing is heavy and not tiny.
This is definitely a serious weapon. But maybe one of it's greatest features is that it appears quite innocuous; it's just a shovel, right? So when one runs into FEMA or any other 'authority' powertrippers, what they gonna do? Take your shovel away...?

The edges are tapered and sharpened by many to a fine edge, i.e. one effectively used for chopping wood, etc.
This is therefore clearly a 'dual purpose' item, but one about very important purposes indeed.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on November 05, 2017, 05:17:37 AM
Socrates, Nice shovel!  Is that snow that we see on your vehicle? :)
Title: Re: pic
Post by: Socrates on November 05, 2017, 08:14:38 AM
Just a nice pic i found of the shovel; both the tailgate and the regular shovel give one a fair idea of it's size.
Title: Re: latex
Post by: ilinda on November 05, 2017, 04:54:02 PM
Usually one uses the rubber tree. Downside: they take decades to grow.
During WW II they used lettuce instead, but dandelion also works.
(http://balconygardenweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Ficus_elastica_Decora_mini.jpg)
rubber tree
Fig trees work too? Good to know. I'm getting to love fig trees...
I don't know how good fig trees "work", but the "latex" in them can be harvested and used as a livestock dewormer.  It has been used for years in some South American locales, and I occasionally read about this in herb books.  So, it's impossible to know if fig latex works in the same way as the "white stuff exuded" from other plants.  But worth a try, especailly if you have mature fig trees.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2017, 05:06:57 PM
There are ideas here that people might not have thought of that are real options. For instance, i once ran into the Pocket Shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px636XKFXB0&t=754s).
(https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server100/46csjp/products/2637/images/13403/pocketshotnew__28702.1442986321.480.480.jpg?c=2)
[Make your own (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYjv89fqeT4).]

As the name implies, this is a hunting (or even self-defense) tool that's small, inconspicuous, legal to have with you, easily accessible and still very effective. You can load it with any pebble you find outside so there's never a matter of ammunition running out. And if you've some crossbow bolts, it can become even more lethal.

Awesome idea. Legal over there? Wonder if here too...
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on November 06, 2017, 05:18:39 PM
There are ideas here that people might not have thought of that are real options. For instance, i once ran into the Pocket Shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px636XKFXB0&t=754s).
(https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server100/46csjp/products/2637/images/13403/pocketshotnew__28702.1442986321.480.480.jpg?c=2)
[Make your own (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYjv89fqeT4).]

As the name implies, this is a hunting (or even self-defense) tool that's small, inconspicuous, legal to have with you, easily accessible and still very effective. You can load it with any pebble you find outside so there's never a matter of ammunition running out. And if you've some crossbow bolts, it can become even more lethal.

Awesome idea. Legal over there? Wonder if here too...
My best guess is the legality could be state-by-state here. 

Remember the "potato gun", in which a long tube is used, think plumbing pipe, and at one end the potato is placed, while at the user end is where the hairspray is sprayed immediately before the "strike".  I think they were causing so many injuries and damage that in some localities they were outlawed.

This Pocket Shot, though, sounds better, with its smaller size and better portability.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Jimfarmer on January 20, 2018, 10:49:18 AM
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Re: 2018 Daily Headlines, MSM & NON-MSM Reportings
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2018, 04:40:56 PM »

So two of the lessons we might be learning from Jim's ongoing reports of pit-bull attacks:

1. Never have a pit bull in a family with frail or vulnerable members, such as the elderly or children.  Possibly never have a pit bull regardless.  Lots of other choices exist of course, with animal shelters being full of sweet tempered dogs that might make loyal watchdogs and desperately need a home.

2. People who live where feral dogs roam might want to carry mace and/or wear knee-high boots for walking, and possibly carry a gun or noise-maker, or maybe a walking stick or umbrella.  Or possibly some irresistible treat that could be tossed a distance to divert attacking dogs?

I always carry a high-luminosity flashlight.  It is bright enough to blind man or beast, even several of them, and is useful for other purposes also, of course.

If you need to hit an animal, aim for the throat.  For humans, the best target is usually the knees.  (So I have read - never tried it)
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on January 20, 2018, 12:55:13 PM
Some good thoughts Jim! What brand is the flashlight that you carry?
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on January 20, 2018, 02:42:56 PM
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Re: 2018 Daily Headlines, MSM & NON-MSM Reportings
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2018, 04:40:56 PM »

So two of the lessons we might be learning from Jim's ongoing reports of pit-bull attacks:

1. Never have a pit bull in a family with frail or vulnerable members, such as the elderly or children.  Possibly never have a pit bull regardless.  Lots of other choices exist of course, with animal shelters being full of sweet tempered dogs that might make loyal watchdogs and desperately need a home.

2. People who live where feral dogs roam might want to carry mace and/or wear knee-high boots for walking, and possibly carry a gun or noise-maker, or maybe a walking stick or umbrella.  Or possibly some irresistible treat that could be tossed a distance to divert attacking dogs?

I always carry a high-luminosity flashlight.  It is bright enough to blind man or beast, even several of them, and is useful for other purposes also, of course.

If you need to hit an animal, aim for the throat.  For humans, the best target is usually the knees.  (So I have read - never tried it)
Knees are probably a good target, as we watched a self-defense video some years ago and a few of the tidbits really stuck in my mind:  one was that by whacking someone across the middle of the knee, not flat-handed, but using the edge of the palm, one can likely dislocate a knee, as it takes, according to video, only about 15 pounds of pressure to dislocate a knee in this way.

A second thing that really stuck in my mind's eye was their showing how a similar whack against the thyroid can disable about anyone.  So we have "upper" and "lower", depending on whether someone is being held in such a way as to be "high" or "low", and surely at some point, the intended victim might be planning to go for either thyroid or knee.

And thanks for that high'intensity flashlight idea.  Most of us, if unarmed, would never stand a chance against a frothing, foaming, snarling, growling pit bull ready to attack, except for that handly little flashlight.  Excellent!
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on January 20, 2018, 05:59:31 PM
Good to have self-defense methods for more than one situation in mind.  My father and brothers taught me one single karate technique, the only thing I know:  If one is ever grabbed on the arm or wrist, move the same arm/wrist/hand forcefully toward the assailant's thumb and he or she won't be able (theoretically) to maintain the hold.  Other than that I just stay out of most situations by being home at night and remaining in the company of others, or at least in a crowd of shoppers, in the daytime. :)
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Jimfarmer on January 20, 2018, 09:29:59 PM
Some good thoughts Jim! What brand is the flashlight that you carry?

"BrightMax 3000"  but some newer ones are even brighter (more lumens).  Variable focus.  Newer ones have steady, flashing, and SOS options.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on January 21, 2018, 05:44:17 AM
A search led to this:

http://www.worldsbestflashlight.com/

https://www.wilcarcompany.com/products/ultrafire-military-grade-tactical-flashlight-led-1600-lm-waterproof-g700-style

https://www.amazon.com/Ultrafire-Flashlight-Tactical-Zoomable-Handheld/dp/B0772L793P/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516542175&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Ultrafire+Military+Grade+Tactical+Flashlight+LED+1600+LM+Waterproof+G700+X800+Style

Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on January 21, 2018, 04:33:19 PM
Some good thoughts Jim! What brand is the flashlight that you carry?

"BrightMax 3000"  but some newer ones are even brighter (more lumens).  Variable focus.  Newer ones have steady, flashing, and SOS options.
Amazon does seem to have quite a variety:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=BrightMax+3000+flashlight
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on January 21, 2018, 05:03:03 PM
Quote
Re: 2018 Daily Headlines, MSM & NON-MSM Reportings
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2018, 04:40:56 PM »

So two of the lessons we might be learning from Jim's ongoing reports of pit-bull attacks:

1. Never have a pit bull in a family with frail or vulnerable members, such as the elderly or children.  Possibly never have a pit bull regardless.  Lots of other choices exist of course, with animal shelters being full of sweet tempered dogs that might make loyal watchdogs and desperately need a home.

2. People who live where feral dogs roam might want to carry mace and/or wear knee-high boots for walking, and possibly carry a gun or noise-maker, or maybe a walking stick or umbrella.  Or possibly some irresistible treat that could be tossed a distance to divert attacking dogs?

I always carry a high-luminosity flashlight.  It is bright enough to blind man or beast, even several of them, and is useful for other purposes also, of course.

If you need to hit an animal, aim for the throat.  For humans, the best target is usually the knees.  (So I have read - never tried it)
Knees are probably a good target, as we watched a self-defense video some years ago and a few of the tidbits really stuck in my mind:  one was that by whacking someone across the middle of the knee, not flat-handed, but using the edge of the palm, one can likely dislocate a knee, as it takes, according to video, only about 15 pounds of pressure to dislocate a knee in this way.
In reminiscing about the self-defense video, hubby remembers differently:  he recalls that it is a blow from the side of the knee that can be the most disabling.  Makes sense, as the knee isn't meant to bend sideways, in the manner of forward or backward movement.

Also, hubby mentioned that if someone reaches forward to grab you, you should, if possible, do not pull back, but instead lunge forward with all your might, and you will cause the attacker to fall backward, that is if you can lunge hard enough.  That is not what they are expecting.

Also, if someone large picks up a much smaller person, for example to throw over the shoulder and carry like a sack of potatoes, the victim may have the opportunity to take both hands, with wide open palms, and bring them together very forcefully, clapping the wide open palms against attacker's ears. 
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on January 21, 2018, 05:59:04 PM
Great information Ilinda.  Please thank hubby for us :)
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: MadMax on January 28, 2018, 02:50:45 PM
The ultimate “Home Defense” weapon !!

KILLS ZOMBIES OR YOUR MONEY BACK’: MUSK PROMOTES $500 FLAMETHROWER

https://www.blacklistednews.com/Kills_zombies_or_your_money_back%3A_Musk_promotes_%24500_flamethrower_%28VIDEOS%29/63296/0/38/38/Y/M.html

https://www.boringcompany.com/flamethrower


Tech billionaire Elon Musk has unveiled the “world’s safest flamethrower,” available for pre-order to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. Just in case, fire extinguishers are sold separately for an “exorbitant amount of money.”

Musk’s Boring Company – which has so far primarily specialized in “boring” tunnel construction – touted the new device on its official website on Saturday as a product “guaranteed to liven up any party!”

The handy device, which Musk says is “great for roasting nuts,” will cost die-hard fans of the SpaceX and Tesla founder a hefty $500. However, to embrace the fire power that could be quite useful in case of a zombie apocalypse they will have to wait until spring.

“When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower. Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!” Musk tweeted.

Just hours after the announcement Musk changed his Twitter profile description to “Zombie Defender” and dismissed what he says is a rumor of his “secretly creating a zombie apocalypse” to boost the demand for flamethrowers. He added that he lacked a facility able to produce so many zombies.

“You’d need millions of zombies for a so-called ‘apocalypse’ anyway. Where would I even get a factory big enough to make so many!?” Musk wrote.

The flamethrower will be shipped internationally, but delivery costs and taxes are not included in the price, the company said. A potential proud owner would also need to agree to terms and conditions, sent ahead of the flamethrower’s purchase.

There is no disclaimer, nor a word of caution in the offer. Nevertheless, the Boring Company does offer its own fire extinguisher for $30, which it describes as an “exorbitant amount of money.”  ??? ???

Musk announced his plans to start selling a flamethrower in a tweet on December, 10.

Max.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Jimfarmer on February 13, 2018, 10:31:21 AM
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A typical defense weapons for when guns and bows are confiscated or banned

http://bugout.news/2018-01-30-atypical-defense-weapons-for-when-guns-and-bows-are-confiscated-or-banned.html

And without guns for self-defense, how is one supposed to protect oneself?

Wasp Spray.  Bear Spray.  High luminosity flashlights.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on February 14, 2018, 04:59:33 PM
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A typical defense weapons for when guns and bows are confiscated or banned

http://bugout.news/2018-01-30-atypical-defense-weapons-for-when-guns-and-bows-are-confiscated-or-banned.html

And without guns for self-defense, how is one supposed to protect oneself?

Wasp Spray.  Bear Spray.  High luminosity flashlights.
SuperSoaker filled with bleach or ammonia.  Potato gun.  A very old, dead Eastern Red Cedar tree, sharpened to a point on one end.  These trees can be decades old, but lie around on the forest floor after the white outer part has rotted, leaving the red inner part that never seems to rot.  Some of them not only can be sharpened at the top (thin end), but the side branches have all turned into short, very sharp pointed "side-weapons".  An old cedar tree (might only weigh a pound or two) can be lethal.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: MadMax on February 15, 2018, 03:46:42 PM
Survival weapons: A closer look at the different types of bows

http://bugout.news/2018-02-10-survival-weapons-a-look-at-the-different-types-of-bows.html

Bows (and arrows) are some of the most versatile tools and weapons around. For years they’ve been used for hunting and sports. From wood and hemp, modern bows are now made of carbon fiber and fiberglass.

Bows for survival

Guns are convenient, but here are some of the pros of using a bow and arrow for survival:

Fewer laws, red tape, and paperwork – Unlike guns, legal limitations and laws are much more lax on the bow and arrow.
They’re affordable – A good bow only costs several hundred bucks and if you know how to maintain it, it will last a lifetime. Even arrows are more cost-effective compared to bullets. You can simply retrieve your bows and if you take the time to learn, you can even make your own arrows.

They’re portable – If you get a takedown bow, you will have access to a portable weapon that is easy to pack in your vehicle or bug-out bag (BOB). Bows are also lighter, with some weighing only a couple of pounds.

They’re silent – The bow and arrow make for a quiet weapon, making it “nearly completely silent” and just as effective as a gun.

Max.
Title: (vertical) crossbows
Post by: Socrates on February 15, 2018, 11:12:20 PM
(http://www.drawloc.com/sites/default/files/images/mini-in-line-vertical-bow.png) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5847wtGNGVY)
$750.00 "Ready to Hunt" plus shipping
'nuff said...
Title: Re: WEAPONS
Post by: Socrates on February 15, 2018, 11:20:10 PM
Some of them not only can be sharpened at the top (thin end), but the side branches have all turned into short, very sharp pointed "side-weapons".  An old cedar tree (might only weigh a pound or two) can be lethal.
(https://target.scene7.com/is/image/Target/16879690_Alt13?wid=2000&qlt=70&fmt=pjpeg)
You mean like this?  ;)
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on February 16, 2018, 11:35:55 AM
Son of Soc?
Title: tactical crossbow
Post by: Socrates on March 08, 2019, 02:06:17 AM
Tactical crossbow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2WhUu15B5E)/
Just sayin'; 'zombies', feral dogs, starving humans... Sh!t could get serious and you damn well don't want to run out of ammo...
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on March 08, 2019, 04:52:52 AM
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you damn well don't want to run out of ammo...

There's increasing talk in the U.S. about limiting the amount of ammo that anyone can possess.  Would expect a 2nd Amendment showdown over it, but New Jersey, for example, recently limited the number of rounds that a magazine can contain, and that was upheld in the courts:

https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2018/12/06/new-jersey-gun-control-limit-ammunition-upheld-federal-appeals-court-second-amendment-rights/2224413002/
Title: Re: tactical crossbow
Post by: ilinda on March 08, 2019, 12:25:44 PM
Tactical crossbow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2WhUu15B5E)/
Just sayin'; 'zombies', feral dogs, starving humans... Sh!t could get serious and you damn well don't want to run out of ammo...
It looks complicated, but guess a crossbow isn't exactly the bow and arrow we saw in movies decades ago!
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on March 23, 2019, 07:18:09 AM
How local jurisdictions in the U.S. are reacting to Second Amendment encroachment (gun control for readers who live outside the States):

(https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/2nd-amendment-sanctuary-1.jpg?itok=Pq5eVS83)

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-20/second-amendment-sanctuary-cities-counties-states-spring-across-country
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: MadMax on April 25, 2019, 02:02:59 PM
They are all set for the “After Time” !!  :D

WAR CRY Brazil’s endangered Arara tribe vow to ‘take up bows and arrows’ against government forces invading their rainforest home

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8936896/brazil-arara-tribe-bows-arrows-government-forces-invading-rainforest-home

The Arara clan in the Para area of the forest warned "there could be deaths" if Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro refuses to stop hacking down trees for trade.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on May 03, 2019, 09:28:33 PM
MadMax, I sure hope they win that battle. And yes, they have a good chance of surviving the times ahead...
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 21, 2019, 04:30:42 AM

Knees are probably a good target, as we watched a self-defense video some years ago and a few of the tidbits really stuck in my mind:  one was that by whacking someone across the middle of the knee, not flat-handed, but using the edge of the palm, one can likely dislocate a knee, as it takes, according to video, only about 15 pounds of pressure to dislocate a knee in this way.

In reminiscing about the self-defense video, hubby remembers differently:  he recalls that it is a blow from the side of the knee that can be the most disabling.  Makes sense, as the knee isn't meant to bend sideways, in the manner of forward or backward movement.

Also, hubby mentioned that if someone reaches forward to grab you, you should, if possible, do not pull back, but instead lunge forward with all your might, and you will cause the attacker to fall backward, that is if you can lunge hard enough.  That is not what they are expecting.

Also, if someone large picks up a much smaller person, for example to throw over the shoulder and carry like a sack of potatoes, the victim may have the opportunity to take both hands, with wide open palms, and bring them together very forcefully, clapping the wide open palms against attacker's ears.

ilinda,
Belated thanks for these ideas...
Re simple self defense moves, when my kids were in a free karate class at a Boys Club I saw the teacher demonstrate quickly a move. It was at the end of the class and he quickly showed the move, didn't have time to drill it.
One early evening, before sunset, my 14 year-old daughter was grabbed by a gang member type guy about 25. He had his left arm around her neck and a knife in his right hand. She remembered the defensive move. She kicked backwards with all her force. It is a backward kick where you bend your knee. She kicked him where no man wants to be kicked. He dropped the gun as he lurched forward in agony. My daughter ran up to the door of the house she was going to, and yelled. Someone was just inside there and immediately let her in and shut the door, and called the police. My daughter was unharmed. The gang member, not so much.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 21, 2019, 04:35:51 AM
Good to have self-defense methods for more than one situation in mind.  My father and brothers taught me one single karate technique, the only thing I know:  If one is ever grabbed on the arm or wrist, move the same arm/wrist/hand forcefully toward the assailant's thumb and he or she won't be able (theoretically) to maintain the hold.  Other than that I just stay out of most situations by being home at night and remaining in the company of others, or at least in a crowd of shoppers, in the daytime. :)

Good to know...
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on November 21, 2019, 04:42:09 AM
What a chilling account!
Title: Re: chilling account
Post by: Socrates on November 22, 2019, 05:38:21 AM
it is and a good example of what lies ahead...

Thankfully, my 11-y-o son trains with one of the foremost martial artists of our day; thankfully and humbly i can tell you that this 78-y-o man has trained with Yip Man [for those living under a rock... the one who trained Bruce Lee], has boxing world records under his belt and has developed his own fighting style. Unfortunately or thankfully, he is adverse to modern technology and does not promote his accomplishments. Me, not being ignorant..., know of his value and since he lives and works [and has worked for 50 years] as a martial arts teacher within walking distance of my son... [wrap your head around THAT], i'm happy that my son trains with him twice a week.

Still, after 6 months of training with this man, my son still experiences troubles at school. He's at a 'white trash' school that i argued heavily against [but since i am no longer legally his guardian my opinions matter not]. Still, maybe there's a silver lining to all of this, for i never had to fight during my entire school years; now at least, he has experienced such violence.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on November 22, 2019, 06:41:13 AM
Soc, What a wonderful connection that your son has made with this trainer, especially living at such close range.

I and all of my U.S. cohorts grew up during a violent period of American history, which might have eventually benefited us in some ways: the desegregation period.  Unless one was in a sectarian school, one was exposed to the violence even if only indirectly. 

The upside is that maybe desegregation really did help our society to become more color-blind in the modern era.  That remains a politically-charged topic here though, especially among older folks who can remember the era...

Is there any chance your son could attend a private religious school on at least partial scholarship?  Or maybe the indoctrination might feel counter-intuitive?  Even if you disagreed with whichever church sponsored the school, you could always use the theological aspect as a topic of father-son discussions to broaden one another, if you have contact with him.  My father used to do that with me: He was not religious, and would insist that I debate the local church's sermon topics with him on Sundays, to broaden my mind  ;)
Title: Re: scholarlships
Post by: Socrates on November 22, 2019, 11:38:32 AM
actually, none of that goes on in the Netherlands (that i have ever heard of). Though i do know much of such things occur in neighboring countries (like Germany and Belgium).
It's funny, but much of 'purianical American' values stem from Holland. I mean, who do you think sent you folks off from Europe? Who built the ships? Who challenged the system at that time? Who challenged the Biritish? It was the Dutdh.
You know, right, that Dutch was almost the language of the colonies?
But that reality is still going on today in Holland; the reality that helped shape the U.S. is alive and well in the Netherlands.
Just like religious indoctrinations of centuries ago are still influencing people today, people in Holland today are full of ideas, concepts and principles based on Calvinism. Seriously, other countries cannot imagine...
Religion and politics are connected but perhaps never more nor never where more than in this country.
Why do you think they placed 'their' international jucicial center here? [i.e. talking about 'the Hague'].
Title: Re: The Hague
Post by: R.R. Book on November 22, 2019, 11:51:01 AM
So this is what i'm saying and what folks should understand..
 Where does this 'belief' that 'everything is alright' come from?
It's from Calvinism.
There is no logic to it.
There is no common sense to it.
It's utlitmately all about religion, albeit religon of 500 years ago.


'Americans' have no idea.. Just like the Dutch today have no idea.
[And just imagine how immigrants around the world have no idea]
 The 'ways' of the past more of our present than most folks alive today are willing to admit
Title: Re: scholarlships
Post by: Socrates on November 22, 2019, 12:27:16 PM
please forgive me, somewhere somehow, this went off the rails and ended up with the following:


actually, none of that goes on in the Netherlands (that i have ever heard of). Though i do know much of such things occur in neighboring countries (like Germany and Belgium).
It's funny, but much of 'purianical American' values stem from Holland. I mean, who do you think sent you folks off from Europe? Who built the ships? Who challenged the system at that time? Who challenged the Biritish? It was the Dutdh.
You know, right, that Dutch was almost the language of the colonies?
But that reality is still going on today in Holland; the reality that helped shape the U.S. is alive and well in the Netherlands.
Just like religious indoctrinations of centuries ago are still influencing people today, people in Holland today are full of ideas, concepts and principles based on Calvinism. Seriously, other countries cannot imagine...
Religion and politics are connected but perhaps never more nor never where more than in this country.
Why do you think they placed 'their' international jucicial center here? [i.e. talking about 'the Hague'].
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on November 22, 2019, 01:01:36 PM
That happens when people fall in love and get all googly-eyed and distracted... :D
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on November 23, 2019, 05:49:30 PM
Good to have self-defense methods for more than one situation in mind.  My father and brothers taught me one single karate technique, the only thing I know:  If one is ever grabbed on the arm or wrist, move the same arm/wrist/hand forcefully toward the assailant's thumb and he or she won't be able (theoretically) to maintain the hold.  Other than that I just stay out of most situations by being home at night and remaining in the company of others, or at least in a crowd of shoppers, in the daytime. :)

Good to know...
It worked well when I grabbed hubby's wrist, as he immediately got out of my grasp.  When he grabbed my wrist, I was unable to do much of anything as his grasp was much stronger than I anticipated (am pretty much a weakling).

Weaklings might want to practice with friends before relying on this.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: R.R. Book on November 24, 2019, 06:57:05 AM
Right - am thinking the best technique of all is avoidance!  :)
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 24, 2019, 10:23:31 AM
This video has over a million views, I hope it helps someone:
...
Simple Self Defense Moves You Should Know   3:08   1,297,962 views

May 8, 2017
“It doesn’t matter what size you are, any woman can learn to do this."
https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/15100
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 24, 2019, 10:32:42 AM
Women have got to be armed...
if the PX scenario happens (as we all have been thinking for the past several years) all H and chaos and lawlessness will break loose ...
Have an armed gun in your home  high enough up so kids cannot grab it, do not let them see it. But it won't do much good unless it is armed.
Not all states have laws allowing concealed or open carry. Has to be a weapon in the car too.
My son avoided being attacked by gang members because he had a long heavy metal stick. (I used to remind him, "Is the stick in your car?" )
Another time the only thing which saved him was his height and athletic prowess, he had to climb up over a 12 foot fence near the L.A. river...

One time I had no weapon at all, middle of the night, I had to duck and hide stealth like a cat, then sheer dumb luck or guardian angels had people walking nearby so I fell in with them, then a cop drove by!! So i was able to point out the guy who was trying to grab me off the street... i got home safely.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on November 25, 2019, 09:12:02 PM
Women have got to be armed...
if the PX scenario happens (as we all have been thinking for the past several years) all H and chaos and lawlessness will break loose ...
Have an armed gun in your home  high enough up so kids cannot grab it, do not let them see it. But it won't do much good unless it is armed.
Not all states have laws allowing concealed or open carry. Has to be a weapon in the car too.
My son avoided being attacked by gang members because he had a long heavy metal stick. (I used to remind him, "Is the stick in your car?" )
Another time the only thing which saved him was his height and athletic prowess, he had to climb up over a 12 foot fence near the L.A. river...

One time I had no weapon at all, middle of the night, I had to duck and hide stealth like a cat, then sheer dumb luck or guardian angels had people walking nearby so I fell in with them, then a cop drove by!! So i was able to point out the guy who was trying to grab me off the street... i got home safely.
True, in such a scenario, women would need to be aware at all times of their surroundings, and their relationship to them/it.  No time for lollygagging. 

You were able, even without weapon, to survive.  Maybe you could say your weapon was your quick thinking.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 25, 2019, 11:21:01 PM
Women have got to be armed...
if the PX scenario happens (as we all have been thinking for the past several years) all H and chaos and lawlessness will break loose ...
Have an armed gun in your home  high enough up so kids cannot grab it, do not let them see it. But it won't do much good unless it is armed.
Not all states have laws allowing concealed or open carry. Has to be a weapon in the car too.
My son avoided being attacked by gang members because he had a long heavy metal stick. (I used to remind him, "Is the stick in your car?" )
Another time the only thing which saved him was his height and athletic prowess, he had to climb up over a 12 foot fence near the L.A. river...

One time I had no weapon at all, middle of the night, I had to duck and hide stealth like a cat, then sheer dumb luck or guardian angels had people walking nearby so I fell in with them, then a cop drove by!! So i was able to point out the guy who was trying to grab me off the street... i got home safely.
True, in such a scenario, women would need to be aware at all times of their surroundings, and their relationship to them/it.  No time for lollygagging. 

You were able, even without weapon, to survive.  Maybe you could say your weapon was your quick thinking.

I do have a survival sense and some sort of sense of protection but there are so many predatory people on this planet that it is really a numbers game who will be victimized next. All women need to be armed.
On the local Tampa bay news recently there was a story of a violent break in. A man and woman were sitting quietly watching television then an intruder broke in and began pistol whipping the man of the house. (This could easily be fatal) so the "little woman" of the house got her loaded gun and blew the intruder away. End of that story.
It sure would not break my heart to hear that every violent intruder, every single time, got blown away as a reward for his efforts.

I am totally in favor of background checks and registration of guns all common sense safety measures, but concealed carry should be a right everywhere in the US, including in cars.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on November 26, 2019, 11:38:52 AM
Women have got to be armed...
if the PX scenario happens (as we all have been thinking for the past several years) all H and chaos and lawlessness will break loose ...
Have an armed gun in your home  high enough up so kids cannot grab it, do not let them see it. But it won't do much good unless it is armed.
Not all states have laws allowing concealed or open carry. Has to be a weapon in the car too.
My son avoided being attacked by gang members because he had a long heavy metal stick. (I used to remind him, "Is the stick in your car?" )
Another time the only thing which saved him was his height and athletic prowess, he had to climb up over a 12 foot fence near the L.A. river...

One time I had no weapon at all, middle of the night, I had to duck and hide stealth like a cat, then sheer dumb luck or guardian angels had people walking nearby so I fell in with them, then a cop drove by!! So i was able to point out the guy who was trying to grab me off the street... i got home safely.
True, in such a scenario, women would need to be aware at all times of their surroundings, and their relationship to them/it.  No time for lollygagging. 

You were able, even without weapon, to survive.  Maybe you could say your weapon was your quick thinking.

I do have a survival sense and some sort of sense of protection but there are so many predatory people on this planet that it is really a numbers game who will be victimized next. All women need to be armed.
On the local Tampa bay news recently there was a story of a violent break in. A man and woman were sitting quietly watching television then an intruder broke in and began pistol whipping the man of the house. (This could easily be fatal) so the "little woman" of the house got her loaded gun and blew the intruder away. End of that story.
It sure would not break my heart to hear that every violent intruder, every single time, got blown away as a reward for his efforts.

I am totally in favor of background checks and registration of guns all common sense safety measures, but concealed carry should be a right everywhere in the US, including in cars.
That Tampa story was truly remarkable and that "little woman" showed her stuff!

In Missouri it's pretty much like the "Old West".  No kidding.  You can carry concealed, or open carry, in the car, out of the car, or even on your person.  I've seen guys strutting through Lowe's Hardware wearing their guns.  It's ridiculous actually.  The most recent one was carrying what looked like an assault rifle, but the Customer Service Desk is up front and he was back in the aisled looking for stuff.  When I told hubby about this, he said he has also seen occasional guys wearing their gun in a holster.  Not just Lowe's, but I guess wherever they want.

About a year ago I pondered getting a gun and went to the closest gun shop that has been in the gun business for decades, and you can buy a gun on the spot, and walk out with it, even if you just escaped from a mental hospital, or I suppose even broke out of the Big House.  No background checks.  I guess if a prison beakout occurred, and the prisoners had changes of clothing, they too could walk to the nearest gun store and stock up--maybe after holding up someone to get some cash.

See the following story for an unusual woman who didn't need a gun.  LOL LOL
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on November 26, 2019, 11:43:17 AM
(Editor's Note:  This woman didn't need a gun.  Check out her as she flexes her muscles. )


https://www.yahoo.com/news/82-old-woman-beats-down-171500273.html
U.S.
82-year-old woman beats down home intruder: 'He picked the wrong house'

 Gabrielle Sorto,AOL.com Mon, Nov 25 11:15 AM CST

An 82-year-old woman beat a man who broke into her home so badly that he was sent to the hospital, WHAM reported.
Willie Murphy heard pounding at her door around 11 p.m. while she was getting ready for bed in her Rochester, N.Y. home. A man was outside begging her to open the door and call an ambulance. "I'm sick, I'm sick," she recalled him saying. 
Murphy called 911, but didn't let the man inside, which is when he started to get angry.
"I hear a loud noise," she told WHAM. "I’m thinking, 'What the heck was that?' The young man is in my home. He broke the door."
Murphy, who is an award-winning bodybuilder, wasn't going to let the man get away with invading her home.
"He picked the wrong house to break into," she said.
Murphy hid as the intruder walked around her house. When the right moment came, she grabbed the first thing she could — a table.
"I took that table and I went to working on him and guess what? The table broke!" she said. "When he’s down I’m jumping on him."
She then squirted an entire bottle of shampoo on the man's face. When that didn't stop him, she grabbed a broom.
"He’s trying to get up and he’s pulling and I got the broom and he’s pulling the broom and I’m hitting him, I’m hitting him with the broom, hitting him and guess what? He wants to get the heck out of there…" she said.
Murphy said she thinks the man was "happy when he went in the ambulance" because she "really did a number" on him. 
The Rochester Police Department praised the "tough as nails" 82-year-old for fending off the intruder and posted a photo with Murphy on Twitter. 
"I’m alone and I’m old but guess what? I’m tough," she said. 


Yahoo Lifestyle
Powerlifting 82-year-old grandma fends off intruder: 'I'm old, I'm alone, but guess what? I'm tough'

 Hope Schreiber,Yahoo Lifestyle 19 hours ago

An 82-year-old powerlifting grandmother turned the tables, literally, on a home invader when she beat him with a table until police and first responders arrived.
Willie Murphy is an award-winning bodybuilder and, most days, she can be found at the YMCA, honing her skills. On Thursday night, around 11 p.m., however, the fit octogenarian was getting ready for bed when she heard someone knocking at her door.
“He was outside and saying, ‘Please call an ambulance,’ saying, ‘I’m sick, I’m sick,’” Murphy told WHAM. 
Murphy phoned Rochester, N.Y., police and refused to let the man inside her home. Eventually, the man, whom police say was intoxicated, became angry and broke down her door.
Unbeknownst to the invader, Murphy can deadlift 230 pounds. That achievement, along with no one else competing in her age bracket, earned her a win at the 2018 World Natural Powerlifting Federation Upstate New York Championships.
Without belts or enhancement drugs, save for her permitted blood pressure medicine, the five-foot-tall bodybuilder, who is just a little over 100 pounds herself, has appeared on ESPN and Rachel Ray, while videos of her physical feats have gone viral on YouTube. She currently holds multiple state records in the 70s age bracket in the World Natural Powerlifting Federation (WNPF), and, when she entered her 80s, the federation created a new age category for her. 
The intruder, whom Murphy refers to as the "young man," had clearly "picked the wrong house to break into."
According to Murphy, the home was dark, and she was able to hide as the suspect walked around. 
"I'm old, I'm alone, but guess what?" Murphy told the outlet. "I'm tough." 
Murphy picked up a table and started beating the suspect with it.
“I took that table, and I went to working on him,” she said. “And guess what? The table broke.”
After the table broke, Murphy utilized the metal legs and repeatedly jabbed him. When the man hit the ground, Murphy started to jump on him. 
"The telephone is still on for 911," Murphy recounts. "I run into the kitchen. There's a bottle of baby shampoo on the table. I grab the shampoo, and, guess what? He's still on the ground."
Murphy says that she used that baby shampoo and squirted into the man's face. She then began to hit the intruder with a broom. 
"He's wanting to get out of the house," Murphy said. "And I'm trying to help him, but he's too heavy and I can't move him. He's dead weight."
It was at this time, according to Murphy, that the police arrived. 
"He's laying down already because I had really done a number on that man," Murphy said. "I'm serious."
Officers and first responders eventually sent the suspect to the hospital via ambulance. They were so impressed with Murphy that the responding officers asked to take a selfie with her on her front porch.
"I think he was happy when he went in the ambulance," Murphy said. "I sent him in an ambulance." 
"Ms. Murphy standing shoulder to shoulder with Genesee Section Officers after an intruder attempted to break into her home," Rochester N.Y. Police wrote on their Twitter. "Ms. Murphy is tough as nails & fended off the intruder."
Yahoo Lifestyle was unable to reach Willie Murphy for comment. Rochester Police Department did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2019, 06:49:49 AM
ilinda! I totally love the news story you posted!! :)

:o   :o   >:(    :)   ;D   ;)   ;D   8)   8)   8) 
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2019, 06:52:46 AM
Women have got to be armed...
if the PX scenario happens (as we all have been thinking for the past several years) all H and chaos and lawlessness will break loose ...
Have an armed gun in your home  high enough up so kids cannot grab it, do not let them see it. But it won't do much good unless it is armed.
Not all states have laws allowing concealed or open carry. Has to be a weapon in the car too.
My son avoided being attacked by gang members because he had a long heavy metal stick. (I used to remind him, "Is the stick in your car?" )
Another time the only thing which saved him was his height and athletic prowess, he had to climb up over a 12 foot fence near the L.A. river...

One time I had no weapon at all, middle of the night, I had to duck and hide stealth like a cat, then sheer dumb luck or guardian angels had people walking nearby so I fell in with them, then a cop drove by!! So i was able to point out the guy who was trying to grab me off the street... i got home safely.
True, in such a scenario, women would need to be aware at all times of their surroundings, and their relationship to them/it.  No time for lollygagging. 

You were able, even without weapon, to survive.  Maybe you could say your weapon was your quick thinking.

I do have a survival sense and some sort of sense of protection but there are so many predatory people on this planet that it is really a numbers game who will be victimized next. All women need to be armed.
On the local Tampa bay news recently there was a story of a violent break in. A man and woman were sitting quietly watching television then an intruder broke in and began pistol whipping the man of the house. (This could easily be fatal) so the "little woman" of the house got her loaded gun and blew the intruder away. End of that story.
It sure would not break my heart to hear that every violent intruder, every single time, got blown away as a reward for his efforts.

I am totally in favor of background checks and registration of guns all common sense safety measures, but concealed carry should be a right everywhere in the US, including in cars.
That Tampa story was truly remarkable and that "little woman" showed her stuff!

In Missouri it's pretty much like the "Old West".  No kidding.  You can carry concealed, or open carry, in the car, out of the car, or even on your person.  I've seen guys strutting through Lowe's Hardware wearing their guns.  It's ridiculous actually.  The most recent one was carrying what looked like an assault rifle, but the Customer Service Desk is up front and he was back in the aisled looking for stuff.  When I told hubby about this, he said he has also seen occasional guys wearing their gun in a holster.  Not just Lowe's, but I guess wherever they want.

About a year ago I pondered getting a gun and went to the closest gun shop that has been in the gun business for decades, and you can buy a gun on the spot, and walk out with it, even if you just escaped from a mental hospital, or I suppose even broke out of the Big House.  No background checks.  I guess if a prison beakout occurred, and the prisoners had changes of clothing, they too could walk to the nearest gun store and stock up--maybe after holding up someone to get some cash.

See the following story for an unusual woman who didn't need a gun.  LOL LOL

ilinda, the (only) problem i have with any that is the "no background checks."  I really like that people can protect themselves.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: ilinda on November 30, 2019, 01:37:08 PM
Women have got to be armed...
if the PX scenario happens (as we all have been thinking for the past several years) all H and chaos and lawlessness will break loose ...
Have an armed gun in your home  high enough up so kids cannot grab it, do not let them see it. But it won't do much good unless it is armed.
Not all states have laws allowing concealed or open carry. Has to be a weapon in the car too.
My son avoided being attacked by gang members because he had a long heavy metal stick. (I used to remind him, "Is the stick in your car?" )
Another time the only thing which saved him was his height and athletic prowess, he had to climb up over a 12 foot fence near the L.A. river...

One time I had no weapon at all, middle of the night, I had to duck and hide stealth like a cat, then sheer dumb luck or guardian angels had people walking nearby so I fell in with them, then a cop drove by!! So i was able to point out the guy who was trying to grab me off the street... i got home safely.
True, in such a scenario, women would need to be aware at all times of their surroundings, and their relationship to them/it.  No time for lollygagging. 

You were able, even without weapon, to survive.  Maybe you could say your weapon was your quick thinking.

I do have a survival sense and some sort of sense of protection but there are so many predatory people on this planet that it is really a numbers game who will be victimized next. All women need to be armed.
On the local Tampa bay news recently there was a story of a violent break in. A man and woman were sitting quietly watching television then an intruder broke in and began pistol whipping the man of the house. (This could easily be fatal) so the "little woman" of the house got her loaded gun and blew the intruder away. End of that story.
It sure would not break my heart to hear that every violent intruder, every single time, got blown away as a reward for his efforts.

I am totally in favor of background checks and registration of guns all common sense safety measures, but concealed carry should be a right everywhere in the US, including in cars.
That Tampa story was truly remarkable and that "little woman" showed her stuff!

In Missouri it's pretty much like the "Old West".  No kidding.  You can carry concealed, or open carry, in the car, out of the car, or even on your person.  I've seen guys strutting through Lowe's Hardware wearing their guns.  It's ridiculous actually.  The most recent one was carrying what looked like an assault rifle, but the Customer Service Desk is up front and he was back in the aisled looking for stuff.  When I told hubby about this, he said he has also seen occasional guys wearing their gun in a holster.  Not just Lowe's, but I guess wherever they want.

About a year ago I pondered getting a gun and went to the closest gun shop that has been in the gun business for decades, and you can buy a gun on the spot, and walk out with it, even if you just escaped from a mental hospital, or I suppose even broke out of the Big House.  No background checks.  I guess if a prison beakout occurred, and the prisoners had changes of clothing, they too could walk to the nearest gun store and stock up--maybe after holding up someone to get some cash.

See the following story for an unusual woman who didn't need a gun.  LOL LOL

ilinda, the (only) problem i have with any that is the "no background checks."  I really like that people can protect themselves.
Ahhh, yes, background checks.  It would be nice to know if the prospective gun owner, standing there in the gun store, has already killed 15 people and just escaped from the Big House!  But, not in Missouri.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2019, 03:42:31 PM
Yes... well the background checks are the only part I would want to see coast to coast...
At one time I was more in favor of other gun restrictions, but not any more...

If you are on your land on foot alone - only a bad ass gun will protect you from a sudden, up close encounter with large bear, mountain lion, horned animals and - of course the occasional two legged predatory beast. So I am (NOT) in favor of taking away peoples  weapons... but they need to be registered and background checks... That may never happen...
Title: Re: innocuous weapons
Post by: Socrates on December 30, 2019, 04:11:06 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/82-old-woman-beats-down-171500273.html
U.S.
82-year-old woman beats down home intruder: 'He picked the wrong house'

"I hear a loud noise," she told WHAM. "I’m thinking, 'What the heck was that?' The young man is in my home. He broke the door."
Murphy, who is an award-winning bodybuilder, wasn't going to let the man get away with invading her home.
"He picked the wrong house to break into," she said.
Murphy hid as the intruder walked around her house. When the right moment came, she grabbed the first thing she could — a table.
"I took that table and I went to working on him and guess what? The table broke!" she said. "When he’s down I’m jumping on him."
She then squirted an entire bottle of shampoo on the man's face. When that didn't stop him, she grabbed a broom.
"He’s trying to get up and he’s pulling and I got the broom and he’s pulling the broom and I’m hitting him, I’m hitting him with the broom, hitting him and guess what? He wants to get the heck out of there…" she said.
Murphy said she thinks the man was "happy when he went in the ambulance" because she "really did a number" on him.
The Rochester Police Department praised the "tough as nails" 82-year-old for fending off the intruder and posted a photo with Murphy on Twitter.
Rereading this thread, first off... DAMN...!

Second, Survivopedia article (https://www.survivopedia.com/survival-defense-when-guns-are-not-allowed/); great article, great resource. What i came away with?
Heavy sticks and chains are underepreciated; so now into my monologue...

Somewhere in the '90's i was practicing Wing Chun [Kung Fu] and was peacefully crossing the street when this arsehole [sic] ran into me with his car because he was in a hurry or something. Me, i started beating on his hood and used my steel-toed shoes to batter his passenger door; then he comes out of the car... a typically tall Dutch a$$hole, and starts with his kickboxing techniques [obviously in the moral inferior position but nonetheless]
I learned this day that my superior techniques meant nothing because his superior size and strength prevailed. What went wrong?

First off, he (slightly) hurt me but i hurt myself many times more by kicking him in bad shape: the damage he incurred lasted days but the damage to my ligaments because i kicked him with 'cold' muscles lasted weeks.
I actually managed to get through his 'rough house' defenses easily with a Wing Chun kick through the middle, but what should have been a crippling kick to his core ended up meaning nothing.

Long story short...
I hung up a burlap sack of weights at work and for the next 6 months hit and kicked that sack every workday for about half an hour. Let me tell you what happened...
The force of my strikes and kicks increased 10-fold; my fists and knuckles became as forged of iron. I learned to jab, kick and attack in manners i'd never heard of before. I became afraid to strike someone less i inadvertently kill them...

Since then i tell anyone: get a boxing bag. If i had a daughter, i'd get her hitting a boxing bag every day [except maybe Sunday]. Yeah, i also learned that ya need gloves or otherwise your bones become brittle.

So then we're up to things like heavy bars... If you want to be able to defend yourself with mallets [yeh, Thor!] or heavy sticks, you're gonna need the muscle, ligament and tendon strength to go with that. Enter 'grandma' with her bashing an assailant with table and legs... That takes physical strength and conditioning [and she probably didn't even feel it the next day and could rinse and repeat the following day]...


People commonly overestimate their strength and underestimate the strength of their opponents.
This is low-bearing fruit; we should all be able to swing a heavy bat with impunity. It just takes a little practice.
Title: Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
Post by: Yowbarb on February 12, 2020, 07:35:09 PM
Saw this on You tube just now. Click link to get free report on guns in your state

https://go.usconcealedcarry.com/youtube-concealed-carry-maps?tID=5dadceb333e5c&utm_source=youtube.com&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=71