- What is your favorite gun parts manufacturer?
Strictly for parts I love Spikes. For uppers I really like Bravo Company. For optics I don’t think you can get better than Trijicon and Aimpoint generally speaking. Although, for the price, Konus is looking pretty decent.
Do you think the Baofeng UV-5RA radio is the best handheld radio out there?
No. The best quality handheld on the market today is the Yaesu FT-60r in my opinion. But the Baofeng UV-5RA was the best radio for the money. The UV-5RA is 1/6th the cost of the FT-60r.
But I now recommend the UV-5RA’s bigger brother Baofeng UV-5RMHP. It has three power settings 1 / 4 / 7watts. It is everything great about the UV-5RA with added power. The UV-5RMHP is plenty good enough for just about everything that a prepper could think of. I would rather every member of your family have a UV-5RMHP, then a single FT-60r.
- Are you the best prepper “expert” on the Internet?
Duh! Of course I am!!! OK, seriously, what a silly and loaded question. I have my strengths and weaknesses. There might be a specific area where I am the best…maybe. But, overall, I am just one of thousands of “experts.” What I try to do is give real-life advice and information on what I know will help you deal with emergencies, disasters, and grid-down. You will find the right prepper website that “clicks” with you, someone that you will find is giving you the information that you need and believe to be true. It isn’t the same for everyone.
I am looking for those people who I can help. The other people will find other experts that will touch them and help them. I just shoot for being right with the information I provide, I am not worried about being an “expert.”
I base my information on my career I have 40+ years of experience as a structure firefighter, wildland firefighter, and major incident management. That has given me a pretty good base of training and real-life experience. You can be the judge of just what that means to you.
- When do you think the gird will come down?
If you are referring to the country’s infrastructure, I have no idea. If you ware referring to the collapse of America…well, I am not sure. I think we are on the verge of a total breakdown of society. That breakdown could happen tomorrow morning or we could hang on for years continuing to slide downhill towards a totalitarian state. But, let me say it again…I think we are on the verge of a total breakdown. I think that the economy could collapse tomorrow morning if the right triggers were hit. But, America is collapsing…we are living through the collapse just like every empire that has existed before.
- How can you stand working for the very government you criticize so much?
Note: That was asked of me while I still worked for the federal government…I am now retired. Let me tell you, it ain’t easy. Fortunately for me I work in a highly focused job with the government, I fight wildfires. I seldom get swept up in the sheer stupidity or evil of government dealings. But, I get to see those problems almost every day and it sickens me. I try to learn, pass on information, soften government injustices when I can, and I suffer through it until retirement hits.
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