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Hello /k/, im in a bit of a predicament right now. I want to enlist in the military, but i have old self harm scars from when i was young (and stupid)..
My question is, do i have any chance of ever serving in the military? If it helps, they arnt obviously visible, they are on my thigh.
hunting on the cheap
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My lady-friend wants to get into hunting for the ethical meat, but since she doensn't exactly have an abundance of Federal Reserve notes right now, she's looking to minimize her initial investment.
Is a 1891/30 Mosin Nagant her best bet for an economical PA-legal hunting weapon? She's a pretty solid shot with my Savage Mark II .22lr, she's done fairly well with my AMD-65 the handful of times she's tried that, and she had good control of my friend's Mosin when he let her put a few rounds through it.
Bows might work, but archery requires a larger time investment and better concealment (in my experience). I do not know the bow market. She is interested in archery, but her main reservation with taking up hunting is the time requirement, meaning a rifle may be a better choice.
tl;dr: Most economical PA-legal hunting weapon?
Bartering when SHTF
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As many of us probably know, many people are currently promoting precious metals like gold as the perfect bartering tool when SHTF. This is beyond moronic. No one in their right mind will trade anything useful for entirely useless gold when SHTF. You can't use it for anything.
"But gold is really valuable!" It's only valuable because people want to make gold rings out of it, or niche uses in industry. As soon as demand for wedding rings dries up it becomes useless. The only time I could see it being valuable is right before SHTF when people think everything may recover.
I think the most important bartering items are small consumable luxuries, and lifesaving consumables.
-Alcohol (preferably spirits due to it's high alcohol to weight ratio)
-Other hard to get food stuffs like spices, sugar, salt, chocolate
-Medicine (mostly painkillers and antibiotics)
Pretty much anything useful has bartering value, but these items have universal bartering power.
Why would anyone trade valuable ammo and medicine for a bar of gold when your life is on the line? It's just a scam propagated by people calling themselves survivalists trying to make a quick buck