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Postby motoman » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:48 am

Protection Advice - Guns

What is the smallest caliber you can trust to protect yourself?

My personal favorite defense gun has always been a Beretta Jetfire in 22
short. I have carried it for many years including while hiking.
I never leave home without it.

Of course the first rule when hiking in the wilderness is to use the
"Buddy System". This means you NEVER hike alone, you bring a friend,
companion or even an in-law because if something happens there is someone to
go get help.

I remember one time while hiking with my brother-in-law in northern
Alberta and out of nowhere came this huge brown bear charging us and boy,
was she mad. We must have been near one of her cubs.

Anyway, if I had not had my little Jetfire I would not be here today.
Just one shot to my brother-in-law's knee cap and I was able to escape by
just walking away at a brisk pace.

That's one of the best pistols in my collection...

;o)

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Postby GreenBean » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:46 am

:lol: :lol:
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Postby Aadje » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:57 am

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Postby RobC » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

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Postby darrensandford » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:31 am

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Postby CakeBoy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:56 pm

Haha ....... look out though, you may accidentally shoot the Canadian Beanie Bear and no small bore will bring her down! ;) :lol:
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Postby dr.chris » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:45 am

Thankyou for bringing a light into yet another grim day. Fantastic
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Postby bruceb » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:53 am

Well, personally, I wouldn't even consider entering a pub with my brother-in-law, much less the wilderness! :shock: :roll:
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Postby GreenBean » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:33 pm

bruceb wrote:Well, personally, I wouldn't even consider entering a pub with my brother-in-law, much less the wilderness! :shock: :roll:

I have never met Pete, your brother-in-law or the brown bear mentioned in this thread. I feel, however, that this story has taught me enough about Pete to be certain that if I had to go into the wilderness with two of them I would not choose Pete. :? :wink:
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Postby geedee » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:51 pm

GreenBean wrote:
bruceb wrote:Well, personally, I wouldn't even consider entering a pub with my brother-in-law, much less the wilderness! :shock: :roll:

I have never met Pete, your brother-in-law or the brown bear mentioned in this thread. I feel, however, that this story has taught me enough about Pete to be certain that if I had to go into the wilderness with two of them I would not choose Pete. :? :wink:


You should be ok with Pete, I think that is a single shot weapon 8)
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Postby CakeBoy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:08 am

I met a brown bear in the woods once many years ago. He carried on eating after briefly looking over at me. He was beautiful. We were not too far apart, maybe 30 feet or so, when we realised the other was there. An amazing experience, cut short only by my need for clean pants :oops:
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Postby motoman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:36 am

CakeBoy wrote:I met a brown bear in the woods once many years ago. He carried on eating after briefly looking over at me. He was beautiful. We were not too far apart, maybe 30 feet or so, when we realised the other was there. An amazing experience, cut short only by my need for clean pants :oops:


If this happens again, just remember:

DO NOT EAT THEIR PORRIDGE.
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Postby geedee » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:57 am

And talking of porridge ...

The three bears

A far more accurate account of the events of that fateful morning...

Baby bear goes downstairs, sits in his small chair at the table.
He looks into his small bowl. It is empty. 'Who's been eating my porridge?' he squeaks.
Daddy Bear arrives at the big table and sits in his big chair. He looks into his big bowl and it is also empty. 'Who's been eating my porridge?!?' he roars.
Mummy Bear puts her head through the serving hatch from the kitchen and yells, 'For God's sake, how many times do I have to go through this with you idiots?
It was Mummy Bear who got up first. It was Mummy Bear who woke everyone in the house. It was Mummy Bear who made the coffee. It was Mummy Bear who unloaded the dishwasher from last night and put everything away.
It was Mummy Bear who swept the floor in the kitchen. It was Mummy Bear who went out in the cold early morning air to fetch the newspaper and croissants. It was Mummy Bear who set the damn table.
'It was Mummy Bear who walked the bloody dog, cleaned the cat's litter tray, gave them their food, and refilled their water.
'And now that you've decided to drag your sorry bear-asses downstairs and grace Mummy Bear with your grumpy presence, listen carefully, because I'm only going to say this once....
'I HAVEN'T MADE THE F***ING PORRIDGE YET!!!'
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Postby motoman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:40 am

How do they put up with such a self pitying grumpy woman?
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Postby CakeBoy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:44 pm

Only porridge? No muffins? :( :P
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