Doomsday Preppers Week 4: Fish and Firepower
Behold the .50 Beowulf, a cartridge yours truly has fired on multiple occasions both in the recommended semi-auto, and the absurdly entertaining full-auto...
December 5, 2012 - 9:00 am
Now, who does Adrain call upon to show him the Beowulf? None other than Bill Alexander himself, the soft-spoken Englishman who created the beast of a cartridge and founded Alexander Arms. Did I mention I’m a huge fan of this cartridge and Alexander’s other cartridge, the 6.5 Grendel, which I’ve used in one of Alexander’s guns to shoot 8″ plates from a quarter-mile away? Okay, I’ll drop the fan-boy routine. For now.
From a trained German Shepherd attack dog, to facial recognition keyed doors, to the same sort of blast-resistant windows used on federal buildings and motion-sensor-activated pepper spray foggers of his own design that render his home uninhabitable to trespassers, the rest of John’s home defenses are stunning. He has two years’ worth of food and 5,000 gallons of water. I would not be surprised in the slightest if the cost of his fortress home runs into the millions of dollars. It is truly impressive.
The show’s experts give Adrain 16 months of survival time. But is living alone as Adrain does with nothing but canines for companions really a life worth living?