This was written as a response / sub-topic to the are you prepared thread, but i decided it might be better on its own.
I need to set the backdrop. The neighbors kid is trouble and I was brought into it at the periphery. A couple of months and a bit of math squeezed into a few sentences.
Junior was dealing drugs with some folks from ‘down town’ with a ‘legal’ dispensary as cover. There were dissagreements and there was a ‘hit’ put on him. He moved in with the neighbor to be ‘safe’ but wasn’t smart enough not to keep from dealing drugs and to keep from associating with people that knew people.
Move past missing farm equipment that can double as recreational, stories about bags of money, him being robbed at gunpoint, ankle bracelets, hospital stays, neighbor with 2 black eyes, pending court dates, junior no longer being in this locale and segway to this morning.
About 0500 a car goes up the driveway and past the house with it’s lights out. The neighbor leaves early for work some days so I figure I better check it out.
Ballistic protection, 5.56, spare mags, IR, or other capability… Nope this is recon only.
Went out with a tight belt belt (EDC), a regular jacket, a flashlight, and thermal.
I was going to just tell the story, but this might be more fun…
was I prepared, should I have been more prepared ?
Hint… the police have come and gone.