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Posted: 9/4/2004 3:13:38 PM EST
I didnt think it would be this bad already. My trailer park is basically at a giant dead end on the far side of the airport. If you arent a skydiver you dont belong here and are easily spotted.
Just now I heard a truck pull up so took a walk outside and saw a black truck with flames on the side that didnt belong. When they saw me they beat it out of here.
I talked to my buddy earlier and he ran somebody off ealier today. Fuckers.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:15:43 PM EST
You need to start doing patrols around the trailer park with your AR.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:16:00 PM EST
Be careful, they may return more prepared.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:20:55 PM EST
Do what you have to do. Watch your six.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:21:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Be careful, they may return more prepared.



Naw , rats scurry and run when they see a threat.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:21:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Be careful, they may return more prepared.



They will have to be very prepared.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:13:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:13:48 PM EST
Heard some trucks about so I walked the park. Right now there's only a few of us still here but the truck turned out to be my friend. Talked to another guy who is up closer to the entrance and he's run someone off as well. That makes three so far. Looks like we have to patrol untill the SHTF.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:14:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Be careful, they may return more prepared.



They will have to be very prepared.



Better load your .38 and get that 10/22 ready, as well.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:15:05 PM EST
Open carry on the snubbie now, all bets are off.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:15:42 PM EST
dude thats when you run outside naked and empty a mag into the air
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:23:24 PM EST
ill come help.. just let me sweat off these few beers ive had,,
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:24:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
dude thats when you run outside naked and empty a mag into the air



I said the snubbie IS out.

Weather is pleasant here right now but we are under a tornado watch.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:29:09 PM EST
'pooby, you in Punta Gorda?? I'll come help!!!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:31:31 PM EST
East Pasco. I think we're good to go here. Here's what our sunset looked like.

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:33:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:37:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Open carry on the snubbie now, all bets are off.



Recently we've been having car break-ins from those on "the other side of the tracks". The cul de sac behind us got hit last night - our street (not my house) got hit two weeks ago.

We've had a couple bands and some wicked wind come through. We've had power interuptions twice already tonight.

My neighbors and I have a rotation worked out for the weekend.

There will be no looting.

Luck Cap!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:42:45 PM EST
I'm not in a regular trailer. Its a high end fifth wheel, built very strong and designed for sustained highway speed winds. I'm tied down pretty good as well, with anchors every six feet. If I dont lose a window or get hit by a tornado, I should be good to go. My bug out spot is only a few hundred yards away if I need it.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:03:03 PM EST

Captain,

Read this post by SteyrAUG. It is very good.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=265798
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:08:00 PM EST
I read it before and I now see his affinity for night vision. I'm buying some after this one.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:14:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:38:40 PM EST
Get or make some spike strips, find other guys in the park who are "like minded" and set those fuckers up for the cops. If they come back in the same van, have the strip prepositioned so you can pull it across the stree on a line/rope withouth drawing attention to your position. Let them leave with something, otherwise you have no reason to do anything and you'll probably be hit with assault or vandalism charges rather than being a good samaritan. Get your budy to watch your six and some others to watch your 3 and 9 if you think there might be a major conflict.

If you get in trouble just use the zombie defense. "I thought it was the apocalypse".
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:41:23 PM EST
Just got back from a patrol of the park. Its getting a little windy but all is well and its not raining yet. I'm on the very outer edge of this thing right now.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:45:15 PM EST
I saw several hoop-des cruising my neighborhood the day before I left town. I know for a fact they were cruising around looking to see who might be leaving. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to return to no more big screen, no more computers, and no more cameras.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:49:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
I saw several hoop-des cruising my neighborhood the day before I left town. I know for a fact they were cruising around looking to see who might be leaving. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to return to no more big screen, no more computers, and no more cameras.



But, extra targets AND a hunting game for your down time!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:50:02 PM EST
Good luck to you. I hate it when I can't help somebody! Take care man.Coondog
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:34:27 PM EST
Dang! Another fucking truck drove in and turned around when he saw us. This is rediculous.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:36:16 PM EST
As a gun nut with a couple dozen "assault" weapons and 10K rounds of ammo I pray for looters.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:40:18 PM EST
Where are you, Pooby? If Ocala gets spared, maybe I can come down and enhance the friendly forces....
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:44:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Where are you, Pooby? If Ocala gets spared, maybe I can come down and enhance the friendly forces....



We're in Zephyrhills and there's only 28 homes in the park and its easily defended with only one entrance. Thanks for the offer and if we need help I'll definitely be in touch. The three of us left have it covered for now.
Its starting to rain so I'm gonna throw on my poncho and take a look now.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:51:17 PM EST
Stay safe Cap'n!!! Show the looters no mercy!!! I saw what looters can do after Fran in '96. Keep your buddies close by for mutual support!


-REAPER2502
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:52:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Dang! Another fucking truck drove in and turned around when he saw us. This is rediculous.



I am on my way to help you out. We can reinact the drivethru scene from HEAT
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:54:42 PM EST
Why not just barricade the enterance?

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:00:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Why not just barricade the enterance?

Kharn



With what? I think parking a car across a road would be a bad idea and anything else is just flying debris. Besides, if you barricade the road someone has to man the barricade.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:07:58 PM EST
My dad's house is in a quiet neighborhood south of Ocala proper, but there are a few, er, "undesireables" that have moved into the area lately.

I've got the AR and the AK loaded up and next to my bed. I may do a quick walk-around myself before I turn in. Still nothing going on here, though. Not even the wind...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:11:16 PM EST
pooby, whistle if you need help! I can round up brass and be there in 12 hours!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:19:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/4/2004 7:22:16 PM EST by captainpooby]

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
My dad's house is in a quiet neighborhood south of Ocala proper, but there are a few, er, "undesireables" that have moved into the area lately.

I've got the AR and the AK loaded up and next to my bed. I may do a quick walk-around myself before I turn in. Still nothing going on here, though. Not even the wind...



Your turn will be tomorrow, but I'd do a walk around tonite if I was you.

QS, we're good to go here. Thanks for the offer.

ETA: The one thing that would help here is NV. I am definitely gonna get some.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:20:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Your turn will be tomorrow....



It certainly will.....
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:48:36 PM EST

I just ordered something similar to this to fill the gap of NV:
www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/co_disp/displ/carfnbr/134/prrfnbr/510

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:59:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Robert2011:
I just ordered something similar to this to fill the gap of NV:
www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/co_disp/displ/carfnbr/134/prrfnbr/510

www.surefire.com/surefire/content/m962p_full.jpg



I have lights. I want to see in the dark.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:30:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I didnt think it would be this bad already. My trailer park is basically at a giant dead end on the far side of the airport. If you arent a skydiver you dont belong here and are easily spotted.
Just now I heard a truck pull up so took a walk outside and saw a black truck with flames on the side that didnt belong. When they saw me they beat it out of here.
I talked to my buddy earlier and he ran somebody off ealier today. Fuckers.



Crime in ZepherHills--Say it aint so Captain.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:33:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Dang! Another fucking truck drove in and turned around when he saw us. This is rediculous.



Captain are you sure they're not just lost?
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:38:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:09:32 PM EST

I've been looking over cheap NV tonight and found this waterproof model:
www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1875376&cat=5179&type=1&dept=4125&path=0%3A4125%3A4143%3A5179



Has anybody tried one like this? They also come in black, but the places that carry it want $40-50 more.

This past week I have been reading, "Fight at Night," by Andy Stanford. It's a good book, but he does not think much of night vision. After reading SteyrAUGs post I want cheap NV too.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:16:40 PM EST
Hopefully the hurricane will thin out the looters some.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 1:49:06 AM EST
I like these







yeah I know it is not perfect, but it is cheap and it works as well as things many times more expensive.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 1:59:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Robert2011:
I've been looking over cheap NV tonight and found this waterproof model:
www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1875376&cat=5179&type=1&dept=4125&path=0%3A4125%3A4143%3A5179

i.walmart.com/i/p/00/65/81/75/84/0065817584721_215X215.jpg

Has anybody tried one like this? They also come in black, but the places that carry it want $40-50 more.

This past week I have been reading, "Fight at Night," by Andy Stanford. It's a good book, but he does not think much of night vision. After reading SteyrAUGs post I want cheap NV too.



Walmarts were closing out their NightOwl nocx3's for ~$100 the past few weeks (Gen1 monocular) - not the best in the world but better than nothing (haven't tried Gen III's but hear there is a lot of difference - still, for $100...)

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:19:34 AM EST
Fixed it for ya.


Originally Posted By The_Neutral_Observer:
The_Neutral_Observer hopes the hurricane will thin out the looters some.

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:22:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:36:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 2:37:07 AM EST by osprey21]

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Do private citizens in FLA have arresting powers in cases of looting?


Not sure on the written laws, but....

as long as my flash hider is planted in their chest, a looter better consider himself arrested.


Stay Safe pooby!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:41:41 AM EST
Tagged to send to my brother-in-law who has moved to Florida within the past six weeks and who has now experienced two hurricanes (with another on the way) and who is completely unprepared.
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