Define realistic. What type of training? Close in? Urban? Patrols and everything that gos with it? Or the Chris Costa dirt shooting?
Lol CT being the way it is Id be happy if I could get away with running small pistol drills inside of 20 yards. Drawing from concealed, working on target acquisition, etc. Do you currently reside in this region of CT?
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Cast Iron wrote:Gunns wrote:There is another thread on here about the nuclear reactors. We have a member that works in the field. The reactors have their collective crap together and we have been assured that they will go into safe mode and not blow their tops.
Yes, that was a good read.
I tried to find it, but there are so many EMP/solar flare/grid down threads, some pages long, I could not find it.
With the current world affairs, I think a cyberattack on the grid could be just as likely.
Thanks for looking for it! totally agree on the concept of a cyber attack on the grid being just as likely and for that matter probably more likely
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Illini Warrior wrote:
always tends to amuse me – you do realize that EMPs are a factor of a nuke explosion – and the One Second After terrorist grid killer is highly unlikely … most likely talking a nuke war
the country is nuked one end to the other – the nuke power plants themselves are part of the tertiary target listing – you should SHTF downgrade the runaway nuke plant below a comet strike and Walking Dead ….
take a hard look at the local jackazzes that are always organizing protests for something or other …. if you’re prepping – they’re 1,000 more the threat than a nuke plant ….
I fully understand what an EMP is and yes your right the scenerio is unlikely. However there are other scenerios that can cause a total shutdown of the electrical grid (eg solar flare as stated in my original post) I feel pretty confident in my ability to prep/deal with an angry crowd hence why I didn’t ask about that. My understanding of the grid down scenerio is where k fee as if I’m lacking knowledge. I fully agree the likely hood of the EMP scenerio is highly unlikely but I’ve always been a firm believer in prepare for the worst, hope for the best. Just trying to educate myself in case of all scenerios
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Does anyone in the central/SE portion of the state do any type of firearm training on their own property? Trading at an indoor range is great but not realistic in a SHTF type scenerio. I’m moving up to the colchester/east Hampton/Hebron/Salem area this summer and am hoping to obtain enough acreage that would allow me to set up my own personal small range for firearm training. Not sure if this is a realistic hope/goal. Just wondering if anyone up in the area has any personal experience, thoughts, opinions.
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:39 pm
Thanks for the thoughts guys! What worries me the most and from what I’ve read and understood the largest problem seems to be the possible effects of the spent fuel rods. My understanding is that that are housed in some sort of container and constantly cooled by running water. If an EMP were to hit and let’s say the diesel backup engines still worked most facilities only keep enough fuel on hand to run them for 7 days. After that if the cooking process stops the water in this container eventually heats up, boils off, and leaves these fuel rods exposed which equals very unhappy things happening. Again this is just my understanding of the process. I would certainly hope if nothing else our government has hardened these systems against an EMP/solar flare but i have moved past the point of putting all my trust in big brother. Unfortunately there may come a time when help is no longer on the way. Would love to hear the opinion of someone that’s worked in the field, feel like all my internet searches are turning up a lot of contradicting info. Thanks for the responses and conversation guys! @kazkaz do you reside in CT, what region is your secondary location in? Is it close enough you’ll be able to get there in a grid down scenerio?
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:07 am
I was wondering if anyone in the CT area has given any serious consideration to the possibility of a grid down scenerio secondary to an emp/solar flare. My largest concern of this situation would not be not having electricity, possibly a running car, etc. I’m more concerned about what would happen to the number of nuclear power plants in CT and the surrounding area. without electricity the cooling mechanism used to keep these reactors from melting down would be non functional creating a number of nuclear meltdowns all along the eastern coast. Approximately 75% of the state of CT is within a 50 mile radius of an active nuclear power plant. My fear is that all the prepping in the world is not going to protect you from the nuclear fallout and nuclear pollution this would cause. I have thought about possibly looking into a secondary location in northern VT NH or Maine that would be out of these zones. Has anyone given this scenerio any thought? Would love to hear some feedback. Thanks guys!
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:59 pm
Hopefully I’m posting in the correct section, I have never been good at navigating forums LOL. I’m relatively new to the whole prepping concept, have done a lot of research but have not actually done too much prepping at this point. I don’t currently live in Connecticut however am planning a move up there in a few months. Hoping to learn as much as possible and meet some knowledgeable people throughout this forum
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:17 am
Hopefully I’m posting in the correct location, I’ve never been good navigating these forums. I’m relatively new to the whole prepping concept, done lots of research but have not really started too much of the prepping process. Looking forward to learning a lot here. Should also mention I’m not living in CT just yet but am planning a move up there in a few months.
Statistics: Posted by Prepared82 — Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:56 am