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UER Forum > Archived Rookie Forum > Defense Tools (Viewed 5784 times)
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Defense Tools
< on 1/20/2010 4:44 PM >
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Hello fellow explorers, I am wondering what kind of weapons, tools, training any of you have or use while exploring. Due to the incessant risk of violent hobos squatting in buildings during winter, I am trying to find legal ways of being safe. If you have any creative ideas, tools, weapons, etc, please let me know. It may also be helpful to include information about your location...ie whether or not concealed carry is legal.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 1 on 1/20/2010 4:47 PM >
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crab soul?

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 2 on 1/20/2010 4:52 PM >
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It might be helpful if you said where you were, so people could say what is legal there.

Assuming that the carrying of ANY weapon while committing a crime (trespassing or B&E) could be considered "legal", of course. I'm guessing that most of the time it wouldn't be.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 3 on 1/20/2010 4:53 PM >
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nunchucks.

leave the gun. take the cannoli.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 4 on 1/20/2010 4:58 PM >
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The violent hobos are usually the vast minority. Most of them just want a warm place to stay, and are cool if you talk to them.

If you run into a problem, just use your ingenuity to figure something out. Carrying a weapon is going to cause far more problems than it will solve.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 5 on 1/20/2010 5:00 PM >
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Posted by don_corleyone
nunchucks.


Maglight nunchucks


Nothing illegal about those!




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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 6 on 1/20/2010 5:13 PM >
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Posted by musket boy
crab soul?


LOL.

I miss Crab Soul...

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 7 on 1/20/2010 5:19 PM >
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take one of these


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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 8 on 1/20/2010 5:20 PM >
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A Klingon batleth.



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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 9 on 1/20/2010 5:24 PM >
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Get yourself a 6D Maglite. Convince yourself it is a Louisville Slugger.



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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 10 on 1/20/2010 5:26 PM >
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I'm reasonably confident that I can take an unarmed bum in a fight. If he pulls a knife, there's not much I could carry that would improve the situation short of a firearm.

Honestly, I've never had a problem with personal safety while exploring, and I don't think anyone I know has either. I carry a maglight occasionally when exploring with friends who are worried about it, but that's more for their peace of mind than for actual use.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 11 on 1/20/2010 5:32 PM >
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Courage Wolf Says:




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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 12 on 1/20/2010 5:43 PM >
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$5 bill and some cigarettes, guaranteed escape from any hobo - even the violent ones, and no risk of prosecution.

Honestly, so many people seem to see UER as a SoFII forum, and exploration as"my chance to pretend I'm playing Counter-Strike" or something. There are abandoned buildings, you go inside them, there aren't any rakghouls or zombies waiting to jump you.

Step 1: Grow up
Step 2: Grow some balls
Step 3: Leave the weapons at home kiddo

Though if you don't like my first idea, I seem to recall a thread about somebody carrying smokebombs he carried made out of eggshells and nitrate, so that I guess if police knocked on the door of the abandoned school he was inside - he could throw explosives at them and they'd then shrug and go back to their car to grab some doughnau...no wait, that would be if he didn't act like a fucking ninja...if he does, he's just getting an asskicking and three months in county jail.
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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 13 on 1/20/2010 5:58 PM >
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Potato in a sock... or Yehoshua's three-step plan.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 14 on 1/20/2010 6:01 PM >
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Posted by arntzville
Potato in a sock


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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 15 on 1/20/2010 6:03 PM >
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Srsly no zombies??

What a bummah....



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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 16 on 1/20/2010 6:07 PM >
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Posted by Yehoshua
Though if you don't like my first idea, I seem to recall a thread about somebody carrying smokebombs he carried made out of eggshells and nitrate, so that I guess if police knocked on the door of the abandoned school he was inside - he could throw explosives at them and they'd then shrug and go back to their car to grab some doughnau...no wait, that would be if he didn't act like a fucking ninja...if he does, he's just getting an asskicking and three months in county jail.


haha wow


Anyway, I almost always have my tripod, can of tab open soup, and cigars on me. I have yet to run into any confrontations on an explore, but if you do manage to run into a violent individual and soup and cigars don't work, the tripod works pretty good as self defense. I'm sure send4hlp or corley can vouch for that one. You are not trying to kill someone, just giving you an opportunity to get away. Just don't go jumping the gun and beat up some innocent hobo.

And if nothing happens, I have myself a nice dinner and cigar for when I get back to the car.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 17 on 1/20/2010 6:08 PM >
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How about a baseball bat big metal tripod

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 18 on 1/20/2010 6:09 PM >
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Cigarettes and a winning personality.

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Re: Defense Tools
<Reply # 19 on 1/20/2010 6:11 PM >
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Posted by hydrotherapy
Cigarettes and a winning personality.


classy!


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