Hello everyone,Thought i'd start right in with a rant( bad form?) I'm a noob here and plan to catch up on the archgives as I go along; However, I am kinda curious Re: the philosophies of this particular forum( " youse guys") I recently wandered through another board where it seemed, though calling themselves "survivalist", they were more LOOKING for a gun fight to show off their $10,000 MBR's, than living to protect and provide for family/team members. I dunno bout you guys but my personal philosophy is alot closer to mother earth news and low profile homesteading vs Soldier of fortune...reading the first back to basics thread here is what caused me to register here rather than that "Other" place...What's the vote? My .308 is badder than your.223oohrah!? Or: I'd rather have a kerosene heater and fuel in a wisconsin winter than over a125 loaded mags. Don't get me wrong I like hard core black plastic classIII firearms as much as the next guy, I'm just careful they maintain their utility and perspective( So I don't get caught up in the "gun thing"again) Rant completed (here goes nothing)... out. discuss amongst yourselves, feel free to tell me to get bent, gtfoh and don't bother coming back.... On third reading I'm not really leaving room for an opposing opinion am I? Bad Tango no biscuit.