How are you protecting yourself in these times

The title says it all: protection of self,property,ability to function. How are you handling what’s going on?

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With me it’s business as usual. Prepared… yet not paranoid. But I must admit, perhaps a heightened sense of situational awareness. And ammo… a lot of ammo.

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Keeping my head down, hurricane shutters up, blackout curtains. Done some put off Reno projects, SA on high alert, especially on the outside of the house. Or if someone knocks on door. Staying quarantined.

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Like @TexasEskimo, it’s business as usual. I have worked from home for almost 20 years and my employer is still functioning at a fairly high level of throughput.

My eyes and ears (poor those last may be) are working overtime to notice anything out of the ordinary.

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After being home for the last 2+ weeks, I’m more worried about maintaining my sanity. All while spending little to no money. My better 3/4 won’t take me with her to work…weather has been crap, not going out much. Not much has changed from a self defense stand point, I always have a certain level of distrust with strangers.

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Nothing too dramatic. Only going out when necessary and when out more aware of what’s going on. Closer to condition orange than yellow.

I do carry an extra firearm and one more magazine than normal since law enforcement has relaxed I’ve noticed the creeps have been getting more brazen lately and the overall atmosphere seems tense. So I am more prepared to have to fight my way home. Hopefully I’d see it coming but prepare for the worst.

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Protection against human threat is the same.
I’m paying more attention to protect against biological threat. And I found it quite hard. One simple mistake can ruin everything what has been done so far.
Right now your wallet can be contaminated and you have to be careful using it… :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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I work for a company deemed essential by the US Government. I’ve limited my travel down to going to and from work. I too worry about the biological threat.

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Lock and load, stage weapons, maintain a rationed food inventory, and quarantine. House secured and locked, windows closed. Unfortunately no cameras but plenty of security, claymores and trip wires are legal aren’t they? I know that’s illegal during normal times, when things get irrational can I so called “boobytrap” my home? To keep all the freed prisoners from invading.
Have 1 box of gloves, 2 n95 masks from previous painting project plenty of soap which was stocked up in February.
Don’t go out if you don’t have to. When I reach for the peanut butter and Spam then I’ll venture out in condition orange. Extra mags and back up weapon, possible tactical gear in trunk. All of us in the house are well trained we have a plan in place, you don’t want to be an uninvited guest at my castle.

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Pretty normal existence. Same EDC load. Eyeballs are peeled a bit more for bad actors and sick folk, putting a little more distance between me and others. If anything the drives are easier due to less traffic, still a bunch of A$$Hats on the roads but that is normal.

I’m 50/50 for getting this bug, my wife is a nurse. The other half of the house is “essential personnel” and I work for essential industries so my potential is quite high. I’m staying frosty, have learned to like Gin and Tonic (Tonic Water has quinine in it) and have my temp checked twice per day per company rules.

Cautious Normal.

Cheers,

Craig6

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Glock 30 with lots of extra magazines when I’m out. AR-15 and 12 gauge at home with a G19 for backup. Most importantly I have a bassist hound for early warning of visitors. I live in the country so visitors are few.

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Being in farm country I’ve thought about response times from first responders, how long or if they’ll even come. So I have contacted several neighbors and we’ve set up a loose watch and respond group. Its been a good thing because I’ve gotten to know some of them better. We exchanged phone numbers and I’ve actually received calls of strange vehicles in the area and eaven a call of someone carrying a large knife and walking with a backpack. Where spotted and direction of travel. I’m confident we will take care of our own. When I travel I too have begun to carry a backup weapon. What more can ya do? Stay calm, stay alert and practice being a good citizen.

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I don’t go to the store when it’s too crowded, and my family just stays home. Other than being restricted to the home, everything’s the same as it was.

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No change for me.

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Same as always, just happily getting more time of my wife at home than usual = calmer nerves = steadier aim.

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BAU here (business as usual). We are “remote” Wyoming so there is built in socal distancing. We live on a dead end road with only 2 other ranches past ours so we know every car/truck that might drive by. We’ll I’m plenty of time if it’s someone we don’t know.

When we go shopping…all I can say is, Walmart is Walmart, always expect some weirdness.

Other than that, it’s just the 3 of us (me, wife and dog), trees, blue sky and the deer.

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Oh Lord, please don’t let them ever say we can trap our homes legally.

Or should that be, Oh Lord, please let it become legal to booby trap our homes.

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I’m really disappointed in myself–while I’m maintaning good situational awareness and security. I’ve let personal fitness slip, and I’ve thrown healthy eating to the wind, grilling and smoking food to my heart’s content. Argh. And did I mention really good ice cream? LOL
I’m paying for it, as a trip to the scale showed me today. Time to get back to it.

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If the police really won’t arrest for nonviolent crimes–how about you catch the little miscreants, zip tie them, spray them gold or orange or something, and release them? Or sharpie marker THIEF to their forehead?
It seems a lot nicer than tar and feathers, and a lot less invasive than removing their hand.
Yeah, it probably breaks all sorts of rules–but hey–you’d know who the troublemakers are…:slight_smile:

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I’m having the same trouble. One of the few things we can really enjoy right now at Home is food… I’m also one of those people if I’m not busy, I’ll shove snacks in my face… I’ve heard some call this the Covid 19 (19 Ibs) :joy::joy:

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