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    If you're planning this for post shtf, Bette figure out something besides liquid nails........ it doesn't last very long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flock6 View Post
    If you're planning this for post shtf, Bette figure out something besides liquid nails........ it doesn't last very long.

    The ones that I made 3 years ago are still holding up just fine. Iíve used Liquid Nails for years and I never had a problem with it not lasting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91CavGT View Post
    The ones that I made 3 years ago are still holding up just fine. Iíve used Liquid Nails for years and I never had a problem with it not lasting.
    I meant in the tube, I had bought several tubes for a project. I stored the few tubes I had left over only to find them hardened and UN useable later on. These were tubes not opened and all seals intact.
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    What would the weight, and flexabilty of this suit of armor be...could you still run/bend/squat/shoot back ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckelly78z View Post
    What would the weight, and flexabilty of this suit of armor be...could you still run/bend/squat/shoot back ?

    Iíll try to weigh the one I have built in a day or two once I know that it is fully cured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flock6 View Post
    I meant in the tube, I had bought several tubes for a project. I stored the few tubes I had left over only to find them hardened and UN useable later on. These were tubes not opened and all seals intact.

    Oh ok. Gotcha. Come to think of it, I do remember that happening to a tube or two.
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    91 Cav - Thanks for spending the time to do this and for passing on the results, appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camouflaged View Post
    I aim for the head.
    Not me. I aim for the "family jewels", 12 Ga, #4 buckshot. Tends to REALLY get their attention. Most I know, men anyway, would rather die from severe torture than have his nuts splattered all over the wall behind him. But I guess you could ay I'm a bit sadistic. Some have even accused me of being a psychopathic homicidal maniac...but they never bother me after we have a "chat".

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    As preppers we prepare before hand....prepping in a nutshell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftz240 View Post
    As preppers we prepare before hand....prepping in a nutshell.
    We try to do so, but there will always be something, regardless of how prepared you think you are, that you are lacking in should SHTF.


    Personally, I am not a bank prepper in that I donít go and buy all of my preps. Yes, there is a large amount that I do buy, but I like to build my own things. This way, if they are damaged or get broken, I have intimate knowledge of how to fix the item. Just look at all the posts I have made in this section. This is not meant as an insult so please donít take it as that. Iím just giving you insight as to why I choose to do things the way I do.

    Plus, body armor is low on my priority list of items to buy due to my poor mobility due to medical reasons.
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