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recognizing a friend in a bad situation

Alright heres something I thought of and this may sound stupid, but lets say you decide to bug in or out. If your in the woods or at home wouldn't it be nice to have some way to tell who's kinda on the up and up. May sound silly but if me and mine our moving through the woods lets say or were at our chosen place and we run into a man and his people both sides may be a little edgy given the lack of food, water, whatever. So it might give a little peice of mind if you could tell he was a like minded individual. What I'm trying to say is in war they have challenges like if I run into someone and I say thunder he better say lightning or I start shooting. Likewise it would be nice to have a way to identify such non family and friends that may be friendlies. Like if I'm dug in and one of you guys shows up hiking through with your family I may not want you to move in with me but we could be civil and share a smoke, a meal, and trade info. So how would we go about knowing that the other person is friendly. Or do you guys think you should just dig in and forget everyone else? Just wondering. I've run into a lot of good people on here and between us all we have alot of resources something bad happens it seems we could have our own hpa underground railroad going if you know what I mean. JMO.

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Re: recognizing a friend in a bad situation

Just yell "HPA!" and they will say "DOT COM!"

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Re: recognizing a friend in a bad situation

Posts like this makes me shake my head.
If we get to the point where we are hiding our families in caves or fox holes we have a lot more to worry about then the word of the day or knowing the secret handshake.
If it ever comes down to that civilization as we know it is over.

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Re: recognizing a friend in a bad situation

"If we get to the point where we are hiding our families in caves or fox holes we have a lot more to worry about then the word of the day or knowing the secret handshake.
If it ever comes down to that civilization as we know it is over."

Or just begining over?

How did the settlers of our great nation handel this same situation all those many years ago?
I dont remember reading anything in the history books stating that civilization in north america ended in the 16 century?

I do remember reading that our founding fathers had alliances with some of the native population tho, through barter, trade, and by helping to kill their newly found friends enemies. If I remember right, these kind of alliances is what helped start our civilization.

Great Question Buckhunter.

The replys on this subject should be very ineresting.

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Or just begining over?

How did the settlers of our great nation handel this same situation all those many years ago?
I dont remember reading anything in the history books stating that civilization in north america ended in the 16 century?

I do remember reading that our founding fathers had alliances with some of the native population tho, through barter, trade, and by helping to kill their newly found friends enemies. If I remember right, these kind of alliances is what helped start our civilization.

Great Question Buckhunter.

The replys on this subject should be very ineresting.

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What you are saying is true but it was a lot different today then things were in the 16th century.
Back then nobody owned the land, except for the Indians, that the settlers were moving onto. Today you have property owners that would be defending what they own. Secondly, the military was not as big, technically advanced or so rapidly deployed. One AH-1 SeaCobra/SuperCobra could settle disgruntled pods of militia with the flick of a thumb, and move hundreds of miles away to deal with the next band. Counting on the military not to follow orders to shoot resistantís is a foolish assumption. Remember a little thing called the Civil War, where brothers fought against brothers?
I can honestly say I have never had a conversation with anyone about how I would live if citizens tried to overthrow the government over taxes or trying to void our second amendment rights unless large amounts of alcohol were involved.

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I can honestly say I have never had a conversation with anyone about how I would live if citizens tried to overthrow the government over taxes or trying to void our second amendment rights unless large amounts of alcohol were involved.
How many times have I told you not to bring that up! I still get strange looks for the regulars at Murphy's....

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Go talk to the guys at the Tap House, they will take you out to see the RPG's and the Vladimirov KPV-14.5 heavy machine guns they brought at the gun show at Split Rock

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Re: recognizing a friend in a bad situation

All you can do really is to feel people out and trust your gut instinct. There will be no way to know who you can trust and who you can't in that scenario. If you seriously want ideas to survive this kind of scenario get the movie Defiance. Defiance
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Re: recognizing a friend in a bad situation

This thread has me shaking my head too
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Re: recognizing a friend in a bad situation

just being a Christian solves all those problems

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