Sunday, February 28, 2016

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PLEASE SIGN my petition: Fair and sensible firearms legislation for muzzle-loader users.

"To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled".
Parliament House
6 Macquarie Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000.
The Petition of Keith H. Burgess.
President of the New England Colonial Living History Group.
Brings to the attention of the House the matter of firearms licensing in relation to muzzle-loading pistols (percussion locks excluded).
At this present time, working replica (replicas of original 17th and 18th century antique muzzle-loading pistols) muzzle-loading pistols of the lock types matchlock, wheellock, tinderlock, doglock, snaphance, and flintlock can only be owned by a person possessing a category H gun licence, and these pistols can only be legally fired on a registered gun range. This requirement excludes the use of these antique replicas for Living History and Historical Re-enactment purposes. It also excludes the use of these antique replicas for use as a back-up safety for muzzle-loader hunters hunting on private property who are hunting with single shot muzzle-loading rifles or smoothbores.
Historical Re-enactment groups and Living History organisations have re-enactment rules which preclude the use of live ammunition and preclude the use of a ramrod during any and all re-enactment displays. There is also a permit requirement; this permit is for historical re-enactment organisations wishing to conduct an historical re-enactment event involving the possession and use of firearms by participants. Clause 61 - Firearms Regulation 2006.
Replicas of muzzle-loading pistols of the lock types mentioned are slow to load and require a good deal of knowledge and training to ensure the workability of this type of gun. Ignition even when used by a competent person can not be guaranteed. Therefore these muzzle-loading guns are not suitable for criminal use.
The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to change the licensing requirement for these replica antique muzzle-loading pistols (percussion locks excluded) from the present category H class licence to the category B class licence.

The West Papuan nightmare: Australia’s Inconvenient Truth

The West Papuan nightmare: Australia’s Inconvenient Truth: There is a human rights catastrophe happening right on our doorstep in West Papua. The Abbott Government is not only ignoring it but is complicit in providing military support to Indonesia. Daniel...

Detective Southall said Mr Valenti had a right to defend himself.

Detective Southall said Mr Valenti had a right to defend himself.
"Yes, everyone's got a right to defend themselves and their property from a home invader... as long as the force used is reasonable in the circumstances," hesaid.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The rape of East Timor: 'Sounds like fun'

The rape of East Timor: 'Sounds like fun': Previously sealed documents have exposed Australia's complicit and callous role in the East Timor holocaust. John Pilger reports.

And don't forget that Australia has also sanctioned the genocide of West Papuans, the same ones who helped our diggers in WW2 !!! Don't it make you proud. The majority of Australians are letting this happen, they don't give a damn. Think about that if TSHTF, because they won't give a damn about fellow Australians either!!!


Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

I think you will find this TED talk very interesting, the things he talks about I did as a kid, as I am sure many of you did. I was given a pocket knife at a very early age, & do not recall ever cutting myself. Before I received a knife & was allowed to play with fire, this was about age 4 years. I may have burnt myself, but I don't recall. 

Much later when I was about 8 or 9, I was involved in an incident in a hay field where a fire was lit to burn an area in our camp where a rat tail had been found. There were 4 of us boys, & we agreed that we would light the fire & control it by stamping it out before it spread. But this fire scared the other three boys so much they ran off. The fire quickly spread & to put it out I had no choice but to role in it. I singed my eyebrows off completely & part of my hair & of course my clothing, but I put the fire out.

Perhaps looking back on it now, the reason I was able to do this was because fire was no stranger to me. Since then I have been in a couple of bush fires, & I will admit that it scared the hell out of me, but I stuck with it & kept it clear of our house & my young boy sitting patiently waiting for me to return.

Needless to say, I agree with Gever Tulley in this video.


5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do: Gever Tulley at TED...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Corporate Communism. Copied From Facebook.

Copied from Facebook (and the West, and the world)

-- Joe Wood, (African-American author),
in Berman, Paul. Blacks and Jews: Alliance and Arguments,
Delacorte Press, NY, 1994, p. 112

-- George Orwell, 1946

-- Goethe
Welcome to Corporation Communism We are now in control of your life, the water you drink, the food you eat, the air you breathe, your health, your wealth, your job, you no longer control your life. ...

Monday, February 22, 2016

Climate science: no one's home

Our corrupt Australian government deals another blow!!! Wake up Australians!!! DO SOMETHING!!!

Guns or No Guns, It's Your Choice.

Even so, self-defence is not accepted by the Firearms Registry as a genuine reason for owning a gun. If you do have a gun in your home you are legally bound to keep it locked in a gun safe!!! And if you do use it to protect your life & that of your family, then you must be ready to face the consequences. The police advise that in a home invasion that you leave by the nearest exit!!!


Australia: Implement national targets to reduce Indigenous imprisonment

Australia: Implement national targets to reduce Indigenous imprisonment: Ask your state and territory leader to call for national justice targets to reduce Indigenous imprisonment.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Our Group's Woodsrunner Skills List.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Our Group's Woodsrunner Skills List.: Woodsrunner’s Skills. New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760. This is a list of basic skills in which I personally wou...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Port Arthur: confirmation the official killing and wounding there was premeditated and professionally perpetrated.

Petition update
STEPHEN PARRY, Liberal Party TAS - KNEW!! about the pre-planning of PORT ARTHUR
Cherri Bonney
Western Australia, Australia
18 Feb 2016 — The documented fact that the now president of the Australian Senate - Stephen Parry, Liberal Party* TAS; see Wikipedia - has known about the pre-planning related to Port Arthur confirms the official killing and wounding there was premeditated and professionally perpetrated. It was a State psycho-terror operation undertaken to shock and enrage Australians to support gun-control legislation. And to cover up its role in this official massacre, the State set up the mentally handicapped (66IQ) and entirely innocent Martin Bryant making him the patsy. (* The Liberal Party of John Howard who supported NO trial for innocent Martin Bryant. That's right. The mongrel John Howard - another lawyer - who became Australia's worst prime minister.)

Good decent Australians have been investigating and speaking out about the official killing and wounding at Port Arthur for nearly 20 years - unlike the gutless mongrel barristers who work in Tasmania and who have done their best to ignore this evil incident. These barristers have turned their back on innocent Martin Bryant who has been wrongly incarcerated and tortured since April 1996. They have failed their moral and ethical responsibilities by denying Truth and Justice to all the families, relatives, and friends of the Port Arthur victims. It is sickening.
Please bring the documented words of this mongrel of a senator Stephen Parry (President of the Australian Senate) to the attention of the families, relatives, and friends of the Port Arthur victims. To the attention of the media - press, radio, TV. To the attention of your local and federal politicians including the senators. To the attention of your church. SPEAK OUT LOUDLY! Demand corrective action and don't accept any bullshit evasive reply letters telling you it is being looked into. Get poor innocent Martin Bryant out of Risdon Prison before they knock him - his days are numbered.

And please note the next Tasmanian barrister to be addressed will be Sandra Taglieri. It's time the public read what women have said in relation to the official massacre at Port Arthur, and learnt about what Ms. Taglieri - another gutless mongrel barrister and an officer of the Tasmanian Supreme Court - has NOT said about the worst injustice in modern-day Australia.


Keith Allan Noble

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The 10 Aussie suburbs plagued by gun crime

“There has been an increase in the theft of firearms from registered owners from rural properties, particularly in the Riverina, as remote or ‘vacant’ hobby farms provide thieves with ample time to search and locate firearms,” said NSW firearms squad detective superintendent Mick Plotecki.
The above sounds like total bullshit to me. By law all registered guns are supposed to be locked in a gun safe. IF these guns are not being kept in a gun safe, then what are the police doing about it? Registered gun owners receive regular firearms security checks to make sure that they have & use a gun safe. Whilst it is not practicle to keep a gun locked away whilst the owner is present in case the gun is needed urgently, guns should not be left laying about if the owner is absent from the property.
But instead of blaming the gun owners, why are the police not cracking down on these gangs & thieves?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thoughts For The Week By Ron Owen Of Owen Guns Australia.

Thoughts For The Week.
Ammunition To Send To Those Annoying Illogical Anti’s.
This is very well put, it expresses perfectly what I have wanted to write for more than 30 years. Please pass it about. It was originally written by Marko Kloos in March 23, 2007and published on the Munchkin Wrangler website. In 2009, it was published and wrongly ascribed to a Maj. L. Caudill (ret) who may not even exist.

The Gun is Civilization.
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via negotiation, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, a paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a car load of drunken guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender. There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for an armed mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society.

A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly. Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favour of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
By Marko Kloos March 23, 2007
Prophesy for 2016, and how World Events will effect Shooting in Australia.

Sorry For the Doom and Gloom, but the Good News is at the end of the article.The Australian dollar will stabilise, but the full effect of the 2015. 35% loss, (as all our imports are paid for in USD, $105. down to .70) will still keep filtering through to further burden Australian shooters. Stock in Wholesalers and Retailer stores will run out and replacement prices will really hurt the industry. Some ignorant, wholesalers and retailers will welcome the higher prices, celebrating that the margin for profit will be greater, without thinking to hard, as they criticize low priced products for lack of profit. They cannot work it out that there customers spending power has been reduced overall, as everything they buy will have been effected by our dollar devaluation. Wages have not risen and the only slight decrease of prices has been in motor fuel. So this causes a lack of sales in Gun Shops, which in reality reduces retail margins for the Gun Shop owners. To compete for the customers reduced spending power Gun shops will be the meat in the sandwich, being torn apart between two dogs, increasing prices and decreasing margins.

Of course they have a few other dogs tearing at their hearts, Government/Police impositions on security and paperwork, Banks wanting an ever greater slice of the action and the most ferocious dog of all the government taxation.
GST 15% and Above?
Compounding the above problem is we are at the mercy of the salivating teeth of our elected representatives who now feel a need to increase GST from 10% of every thing we buy to 15 %. The politicians’s have realised that as they have sent all the jobs to China with the Free trade deal that both parties signed in 1974 the Lima Agreement they are receiving much less income tax and paying out billions more in Un employment payments, so there response if to copy Britains fatal mistake steal more from everyone pockets as they consume. This will take prices of all Shooting equipment up in an ever increasing spiral. They tell us it does not compound but it does, all services cop the increase in costs, fuel, paper, computers and most can never be redeemed, the only way business can survive is to add it on the bottom line. The message here is, if you have any financial resources buy now, as it is never going to be cheaper. Of course it creates even more corruption in the growing black economy with people manufacturing and selling without paying tax. Unfortunately, Gun shops are so oppressively regulated imports are all up for GST at the Customs Barrier. Similarly, in the same way to Firearm Laws, GST makes criminals out of honest people who just want to get on with their lives without Government impositions.
Sorry, we are not into the Good News part yet.
The American Elections are in November this year, as that advances the thought of Hilary Clinton and the Democrats winning will reduce all international stock markets and they will not be in a hurry to buy US dollars. So it is unlikely that the USD will gain strength and reduce the spending power of our dollar. Well that might be a small point of good news it is inconsequential in the other ramifications of that election, which is the lack of firearm stock being exported to Australia. The Polls suggest that there are 270 million firearms in the hands of the American public, with a population just over 300 million. So when a 100 million firearm owners in the USA get worried about the Democrats, Hilary (Hitelry) Clinton or Bernie Sanders winning the White House, or the Senate on the basis that they will make legislation restricting what can be purchased, they immediately go out and buy up. We here in Australia are still suffering the shortages, due to the reaction of Obama’s idiotic attempts to legislate. Gun Shops have full pages of backorder’s with importers. When they ask for Expected Time of Arrival, (ETA) they regularly are told, “Not this year” maybe next. This is why we have not been able to get, Marlin Model 39 in .22 LR, or Marlin Model 94s in 357 magnum, or lines of 80 grain .243 ammo, or projectiles. Recently the Dealers have been told by Winchester that they are not expecting any shortages of .22 ammo this year and that they are trying to manufacture more locally at Geelong, but they also mentioned that Winchester USA have stopped supplying all brass cases and without them they cannot resurrect the Brass Mill so won’t be able to produce anything, leaving us entirely at the mercy of what Winchester USA decided to send to Australia. Instead of calling in assistance to help manufacture the Brass they seem to have decided to hunker down and do nothing.
More Bad News (but the last of it)
With further restrictions on imports from the largest firearm manufacturing country the USA, we naturally turn to the second Europe. So when we try to order from the producers or exporters in Europe they tell us that they have been flat out exporting to the USA, due to the increased demand, they say that the US dollars is worth much more than ours, so can ask bigger prices.
They also mention that they have had a million immigrants, bringing with them a huge increase in household burglaries, and that anyone with a firearm licence is buying everything that is not nailed down in their shops. The thought of another 25 million immigrants moving to Europe has fuelled the greatest gun sale ever. Austria leads the most by having the best gun laws. Followed by the French, but Germans are travelling to Rumania and the Baltic states to buy what they are un licenced for at home. Millions of worried customers are buying all available production and pushing up the prices. That makes it harder for us here in Australia where we have an extremely small and restricted market, for most of the worlds largest manufacturers we are hardly worth considering. Even if we had two million shooters licensed to buy guns and ammunition that would not equal the shooters in one of the USA or Europe cities.
Petition For Your Gun Rights.
Due to our Australian philosophy of ” She’ell be Right Mate”, our Law Abiding Firearm Owners will not raise up their heads and protest, this email goes out to over 9000 of them, yet only 2453 of them have bothered to sign a parliamentary petition, (which costs nothing, and does not subscribe them to thousands of unwanted emails) is it because they are scared and want to be anonymous? Is it because they don’t care if it happens? Is it because they don’t care if they have further restrictions on lever action rifles? Is it because they don’t care that their friends will lose their lever actions, rifles and shotguns?
No, its because they care more about the Lotto numbers, or if they are a Holden, or a Ford supporter. They look for logic in Gun legislation they find none, so either conform, or be an outlaw, never considering standing up for their human rights.
If you have a change of heart, or have not heard about the Petition before, please, before the 29th of February 2016, go to
and put in the simple details and sign to support.
“Licensed shooters request representatives vote against any further impositions, or adverse changes of categories in Weapons Act 1990.”
The next Police Minister COAG meeting is on in April and they will be asked to make a decision reclassifying Lever Action firearms from Category A to Cat B, Cat B to Cat C and Cat D. If your firearm is reclassified to either Cat C or Cat D you will be forced to surrender it. By the legal mechanism of changing Categories instead of “banning” they are effecting the same result without paying compensation.
The April 2016 date for the next meeting has been chosen to gain the maximum publicity from the anniversary of 20 years from the Port Arthur tragedy. The enemies of freedom will be working overtime to produce endless re-runs on the Gogglebox, to fire up as much public animosity and hatred against law abiding firearm owners. Of course our enemies will use every terrorist Act, anywhere in the world to force in more gun laws. They are even using the USA anti gun movement to increase the venom of their Anti Australian propaganda.
Okay, You Have Waited for It. Here is the Good News.
Above, we mentioned that there are 270 million firearms in the USA, well it came up in the Commonwealth Parliament the other day that in 2015 Australia had 2.7 million legally held firearms, with an increase in Licensed shooters reported being at 16% that doubles the numbers every five years. So by 2020 we will have getting on for 6 million. All we have to do is wait, when the numbers of firearm owners becomes a inescapable majority, we will have politicians swooning at our feet, wanting to bask in the sunlight of supporting shooters.
16% increase is well in front of our population increase at 1.45% and the annual increase of firearm owners could climb even higher as Australians finally wake up to the fact that we are living in a very dangerous and troubled world. The only reverse possible is if our treacherous politicians get away with importing thousands more un educated immigrants to take our jobs, send our currency back to the Middle East and vote Labour.
Ron Owen.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst warns of threat to basic legal rights. Australia.

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst warns of threat to basic legal rights.

This is how it is with legal gun owners. Any suspicion on the part of the Police is automatically transferred to guilt on the part of the law abiding citizen, & it is the legal gun owner who has to prove his innocence. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

If or When TSHTF. Part Six. Going Bush. Gardening & Construction Tools.

Gardening and Construction Tools.
When moving out bush with a view to long term living you need to have some idea in your head as to the type of area you are looking for. You will need permanent water if possible, a creek or a river. This may also supply reeds for shelter construction & other items. A cave would make a great shelter or even a rock shelter, but if these are not available at your water source then you will have to construct shelters.
These types of tools are generally bulky & heavy, but they can also double as weapons if you have people to carry them. Helves, handles & stails can be removed from the heads & the heads can be carried in a pack if this is easier than carrying the complete tool. Think carefully about the tools you will need. In a long term wilderness living situation you will need to produce gardens & construct shelters.
Here is a list of tools that I have collected for this purpose:
·    Felling axe
·    Small shovel
·    Small mattock/pick
·    Sickle or sword
·    Hoe
·    Auger
·    Gimlet
·    Pruning saw

This is what we call Cattail Pond. It is large & deep & is fed from a header stream. Cattails/Cumbungi provide food & materials for roofing, mat making, mulch for gardens & arrow shafts.

This is a small mattock/pick head made to be used with a short helve for one handed use. But you can make & fit a longer helve (handle).

Full sized 18th century style garden hoe.

Large auger for cutting holes & hammering in wooden pegs for securing beams together or just installing pegs.

An original 18th or 19th century pick.

Pruning saw. These are very efficient for cutting off tree limbs & for construction work. Easily carried if you construct a sheath, or just wrap & place in a pack.

18th century sickle for cutting reeds.

This is a small shovel head that I can easily carry in my pack & make & fit a handle when I reach my destination.

My hunting sword. A weapon & a useful tool for cutting reeds.

Left to right: My felling axe with a light head & a straight helve; two fascine knives or bill hooks; an adze; my half-axe which I occasionally carry tied to my pack, & my tomahawk which I carry in my belt at all times.

These are a small auger & gimlet that I made from two brace bits.

Above you can see how I hammered the ends with a ball peen hammer to secure the bits in the handles that I made.

Two original gimlets. In the 18th century these were used to make holes for nails so that the nails would not split the wood. Later they were still in use for making holes for wood screws. These can also be used to make holes for wooden pegs or for inserting wire for repairs or construction.

You will need to take seeds with you so now is probably a good time to be collecting them. If they go out of date before use, replace them. You should have some idea of the area you will be travelling to, so purchase seeds for that climate. Following is a list of what we grow in the New England area:
·    Pumpkin/squash
·    Zucchini marrow
·    Silverbeet
·    Chard
·    Sunflowers
·    Corn
·    Potatoes
·    Tomatoes
·    Jerusalem Artichokes
You will never starve if you are growing Jerusalem Artichokes. These are a root crop which last through winter & continue to grow when warmer weather comes. They are related to the sunflower .

Jerusalem Artichoke tubers

This image showing my half-axe secured to my blanket roll by simply sliding the helve under the ties. I can carry the large auger in the same manner.

Video 0:42 Australia in denial about Mafia presence

Drugs & illegal gun imports & yet the Australian government ignores this & instead implements more gun control on legal gun owners. The Australian government across the board is totally corrupt & should be removed & held to account for it's crimes.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

If or When TSHTF Part Five. My choice of the best gun for long term wilderness living. The Muzzle-Loader.

Any muzzle-loader will give you an edge in long term wilderness living except the percussion lock. The percussion lock, also known as a caplock, requires fulminate of mercury caps for its ignition. This method is NOT sustainable. Tinderlocks & Matchlocks are good but they require a burning fuse at all times making you visible in the dark & the gun not so pleasurable to use as other later locks. The wheellock is good but does require Pyrite for its ignition & this is not always easy to find.

The flintlock requires a siliceous or igneous rock for ignition & this type of rock can be found in the bush if you know what you are looking for. I find the easiest way is to carry a fire steel with you & simply test the rocks you come across to see if they are hard enough to create sparks by striking the steel.

Above: This is English flint, a siliceous rock which can occasionally be found in coastal areas of Australia where English ships dumped their flint rock ballast before taking on a new cargo.

Above: This is agate which can be very common in places in Australia. Agate was used a lot in place of flint for flint & steel fire lighting. Agate is also a siliceous rock.

Above: This is quartz, very common in places & although it tends to fracture easily it is still a good rock to use for gun or fire lighting.

Above: Green chert.;


This is obsidian, an igneous rock or volcanic rock.

Advantages of A Flintlock Muzzle-loader.
1)    Ammo is less expensive than a modern equivalent caliber firearm.
2)    The smoothbore is very versatile, being able to digest round ball, bird shot, & buckshot, or any combination of two of these (can also use minies).
3)    The fusil is lighter to carry than a modern equivalent sized gun.
4)    You can vary the load if needs be.
5)    The smoothbore will digest other projectiles besides lead.
6)    Lead can be retrieved from downed game & remoulded with a simple mould & lead ladle. This means that you can carry less lead, & more of the lighter gunpowder.
7)    You can make your own gunpowder.
8)    You can use the lock to make fire without the need for gunpowder.
9)    You can use gunpowder for gunpowder tinder fire lighting if needs be.
10)  IF the lock should malfunction (these are very robust & it is not likely) you can easily repair it if you are carrying a few spare springs & a few simple tools.
11) If you do not have any spare parts & the lock malfunctions, you can easily convert it to a tinderlock or matchlock & continue using it.
12) You do not need a reloader, brass shells, caps, or primers. The latter have been known to break down in damp conditions or if they are stored for too long.
13)  Wadding for ball or shot is available from natural plant materials or homemade leather or rawhide.
14) Less chance of being affected by future ammunition control legislation.
15) Gunpowder is easily obtainable providing you have a muzzle-loader registered in your name regardless of caliber (only NSW is looking at this legislation at present).
16) A .32 caliber flintlock rifle is more powerful than a .22 rimfire, less expensive to feed, more accurate over a greater distance, able to take small & medium sized game, & other than not being able to use shot (unless it is smoothbore), it has all the attributes of the other flintlocks.
17) Damage from a .62 caliber-.75 caliber pistol or long arm is in the extreme. Wounded prey is unlikely to escape.
18)  By using buck & ball you are unlikely to miss your target. This load is capable of taking out more than one target.
19)  There is less kick-back to a muzzle-loading gun.
20)  Antique Flintlock muzzle-loading guns do not require a license, registration, or a permit to purchase in NSW Australia.

My .62 caliber/20 gauge smoothbore flintlock fusil with a 42 inch barrel.

My .70 caliber smoothbore flintlock pistol.

My .32 caliber flintlock rifle.

If you have any modern breach-loading guns, & you have extra people to carry them, then I recommend taking them but keep them for self-defence ONLY. If you use them for hunting as well as protection, you will soon run out of ammunition.

If or When TSHTF Part Four. Primitive living/survival skills.

This is a basic list of skills for woodsrunners in our group. These are long term wilderness living/survival skills.

Woodsrunner’s Skills.
This is a list of basic skills in which I personally would expect an 18th century woodsman or woods-woman to have some experience with in our group.
·      Flint & steel fire lighting
·      Wet weather fire lighting
·      Fire-bow fire lighting
·      Flintlock fire lighting
·      Flintlock use, service & repair
·      Marksmanship with either gun or bow.
·      Field dressing & butchering game
·      Blade sharpening
·      Tomahawk throwing
·      Making rawhide
·      Brain tanning
·      Primitive shelter construction
·      How to stay warm in winter with only one blanket
·      Cordage manufacture
·      Moccasin construction and repair
·      Sewing
·      Axe and tomahawk helve making
·      Fishing
·      Hunting
·      Evasion
·      Tracking
·      Reading sign
·      Woods lore
·      Navigation
·      Primitive trap construction & trapping
·      Open fire cooking
·      Fireplace construction
·      Clothing manufacture
·      Drying meat & other foods
·      Knowledge of plant tinders & preparation
·      Knowledge of native foods & preparation
·      Knowledge of native plants in the area and their uses for other than tinder and food.
·      Scouting/Ranging.
·      Basic first aid.
·      Finding and treating water.
·      General leather work.