My Mum and my brother came by yesterday so I could work on my brother's ex-wife's computer. (don't ask - it's a mess) So while I was trying to recover the spyware, virus infested craptastic HP computer we had a long talk.
My brother and I are trying to find some land in Maine, but it's hard for both of us financially. Then we have divergent opinions on how to utilize the land before and post catastrophe. We have to find land first though. Find land that is affordable and will sustain life if we have to.
One of the items discussed is what to do with all the friends and freeloaders who show up. After hashing it out, it seems like the ticket system the guys over at alpha rubicon came up with is the best system. We didn't discuss what a "ticket" would be exactly, but it would be enough stabilized fuel, food, water, supplies so the ticket holder would add to the survivability of the group, rather than being a drain on resources.
I showed my family my stash, and they were impressed. Mum was bitching about how she couldn't afford it, and I reminded her all I did was add a few cans of supplies to each shopping trip over the last 7 months.
Two more preppers on board, now I just need to keep convincing friends to start.
I think I found a source of M1 A mags legal in mass for short money. I should know by late next week if I'm all set. The hard question is how many to buy? 20? I also need to see how long the 30 round mags are and if they interfere with a prone firing position.
I'll be seeing my brother again tonight, he wants to pick up the computer. How I was supposed to work on it while at work is beyond me.