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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2010, 09:33:14 PM »
You're responsible for you.
Jesus Christ gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.  That is why the grace of God appeared to men.  It teaches us to say "no" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior.  ---Titus 2:11-14

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2010, 09:42:20 PM »
from gears of war 2:

"Reinforcements? We are the reinforcements!"

You can't run away on a world that's round.
You're only comin' back to where you'll be found.

Based on thorough experiments involving kissing in the rain, exposing shoulders to direct sunlight, and dancing by the light of a silvery moon,  I have found that, within the bounds of frostbite and decency, hapiness is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing worn.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2010, 10:05:01 PM »
Don't sweat the petty stuff, and don't pet the sweaty stuff!!
No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.

Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.

I love those who do not know how to live for today.
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2010, 01:44:45 PM »
  • Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.
  • Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
  • Preparation not paranoia.
  • Evolve or Die!
  • Above all, Survive!
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2010, 08:17:00 PM »
One of my favs is probably also the inspiration for the SAK and all Multitools, most CCWs and all the "BUG OUT BAGS" I've seen on Youtube...

"Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it"

My absolute favorite quote is a Heinlein truism: "With the possible exception of a knife and a good pair of boots a man carries everything he needs between his ears!"

The one I learned from my dad is: "Knowing something ain't the same as doing something. Knowledge is no substitute for action".

This one's my own: "Gold, Guns, Groceries and Guts or Slavery...Your Choice"

So's this one: "To enjoy Summer be ready for Winter".

and This one:
"To live in peace,
 To walk in beauty,
 My gun is loaded,
 My larder full,
 My soul my own."
Okay not a slogan. I'm still working on it. I may make a decent haiku out of it yet. Still lacks a bit of impact but I like it.

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PS: Here's an Idea why don't we have a "Survival Haiku" Contest. I'll donate a new Gerber Profile Knife for a prize. No limericks and such. Must be somewhat like real haiku or haikuesque based on or around Survival/surviving. There is no exact way to transliterate true Japanese haiku to English so to prevent misunderstandings the haiku must consist of 3 or 5 lines with each line no less than two or more than five words. Moderators to judge....
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2010, 08:26:37 PM »
If it's not broken, fix it until it is...

also stated, better is the worst enemy of good enough

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2010, 08:29:44 PM »
..."Survival Haiku" Contest. I'll donate a new Gerber Profile Knife for a prize...
Survival contest,
to win a Gerber Profile.
Many will attempt.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2010, 08:31:58 PM »
There are variations of this one all over fiction novels and hand-to-hand combat instruction but I was first introduced to it when reading Stephen R Donaldson's "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the White Gold Wielder". It was supposed to be the mantra of the "bloodguard" in that series of books.

(I couldn't find the version I wanted of this from the Donaldson novels so I Googled it until I found a version they apparently used in an episode of Stargate.)  ::)  ;D

"Do not kill when you can maim; do not maim when you can injure; do not injure when you can intimidate; do not intimidate when you can avoid."

The Thomas Covenant version had more to it, but that's the general concept.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2010, 08:35:29 PM »
I'll donate a new Gerber Profile Knife for a prize. No limericks and such. Must be somewhat like real haiku or haikuesque based on or around Survival/surviving.

Always be aware.

There are always better ways.

It is up to you.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2010, 08:57:41 PM »
Always be aware.

There are always better ways.

It is up to you.



Me thinks someone likes the idea... :D
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2010, 09:47:36 PM »
I heard this slogan in thw 1980's B movie classic"Survival Quest:"Survival lies in the heart, not hardware" :D
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2010, 10:00:14 PM »
Live the life you want
Even if times get tough or
Even if they don't
:ebon:

Spring is to plant crops
Summer harvest and weapon train
Fall the pantry fills

In winter friends reveal
Whether in them flows blood of
Grasshopper or ant
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2010, 10:29:16 PM »
Live the life you want
Even if times get tough or
Even if they don't
:ebon:

Spring is to plant crops
Summer harvest and weapon train
Fall the pantry fills

In winter friends reveal
Whether in them flows blood of
Grasshopper or ant


Awesome, Ebon!

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2010, 11:57:52 PM »
Survival Haiku Showdown!

FIGHT!

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Prepare, Prepare ye
For the clear path yonder
And snares not yet seen

Water, H2O
Dear Oxygen Dihydride
Anhydrous, I'm dust!

This is a haiku
Five Seven Five, the third line
Always gets me... Ack!
You can't run away on a world that's round.
You're only comin' back to where you'll be found.

Based on thorough experiments involving kissing in the rain, exposing shoulders to direct sunlight, and dancing by the light of a silvery moon,  I have found that, within the bounds of frostbite and decency, hapiness is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing worn.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2010, 06:15:35 AM »
Prepare to survive
All is in the mind and heart
plan to be around

Sorry, thats lame but best I could do in 30 seconds.  I love poetry.  Gonna have to work this one a bit  ;D

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2010, 06:31:29 AM »
"Nuts!"   Battle of the Bulge

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2010, 08:52:22 AM »
Cut ties with big Bro.
Depend on only yourself
Hapiness prevails




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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2010, 12:11:40 PM »
"Man's mind is his tool of survival." - Ayn Rand

Early is on time, on time is late. 

That last isn't exactly a survival slogan, I know, but my marching band teacher was very big on it and I have found it a good "life" rule.  So maybe we can file it under the "even if times don't get tough" heading.

As for haiku...

Nurture mind and will
They will guard you against harm
Whatever may come

Fit theories to facts
Do not twist reality
To suit foolish whims

First avoid, then run
Then defuse, then turn to fight
Make war the last choice

The ant is not rich
Because grasshopper is poor
Behavior matters
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"If I'm the only one who sees it that way... then maybe everybody's wrong but me." - Lois Bujold

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2010, 12:18:41 PM »
the on time is late thing made me think of my mom's sayings:

Delay on your part does NOT create an emergency on mine!

Everything under the sun has a remedy or none, if so find it, if not, then Hell, never mind it!



You can't run away on a world that's round.
You're only comin' back to where you'll be found.

Based on thorough experiments involving kissing in the rain, exposing shoulders to direct sunlight, and dancing by the light of a silvery moon,  I have found that, within the bounds of frostbite and decency, hapiness is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing worn.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2010, 12:41:18 PM »
Don't remember who said this, but it's kinda old (as evidenced by the currency numbers)

Income 20 pounds ought, outflow 19 pounds and 6.  Outcome: Happiness
Income 20 pounds ought, outflow 20 pounds and 6.  Outcome: Misery

You do the math :-)
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2010, 01:11:36 PM »

Back on thread:
Concealment is NOT cover.

Corollary: Given the right ammunition, cover BECOMES concealment.

My favorite,  "If you can't eat it, ride it, wear it or shoot it- you don't need it!"

Funny, the version of that quote I know adds another ... uh ... "specific" verb into that mix. Though I suppose it could be covered by both "eat" and "ride" if your mind's in the gutter already. ;)

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- The 6 Ps: "Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance."
- "A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
Student:  [Interrupting]  There are no ingredients here.
Me:  [puzzled]  What about sugar?  Or flour.  Or salt.
Student:  Those aren't ingredients.  You can't make dinner with that.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2010, 01:17:00 PM »
My favorite acronym when instructing someone in blacksmithing, or really anything, and they come up with a good idea but just don't quite make it:

GIPPE (say it like Yippee!)

Good Idea, Piss Poor Execution
You can't run away on a world that's round.
You're only comin' back to where you'll be found.

Based on thorough experiments involving kissing in the rain, exposing shoulders to direct sunlight, and dancing by the light of a silvery moon,  I have found that, within the bounds of frostbite and decency, hapiness is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing worn.

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2010, 01:38:10 PM »
"Think of it as Evolution in Action"

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2010, 02:02:13 PM »
"GOT FOOD?"

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2010, 02:38:21 PM »
Sometimes, the only thing worse than facing reality is refusing to face reality. 

That one's all mine.  I'm very fond of it.

Or in haiku

The only thing worse
Than perceiving things truly
Is sleeping to lies
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2010, 02:45:53 PM »
This ones mine but its in its infancy and needs to be tweeked badly to give it that cool, official "Slogan" ring to it ;D.

something along the lines of

"You can't be prepared for everything, but you can be prepared for anything" or
"Don't prepare for everything, prepare for anything"

I'm sure somebody with a better grasp of this than me, can make this sound really cool  ;D
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2010, 04:49:21 PM »
For Everything Ready
Leaves The Treasury Empty
For Anything, Prepare!
You can't run away on a world that's round.
You're only comin' back to where you'll be found.

Based on thorough experiments involving kissing in the rain, exposing shoulders to direct sunlight, and dancing by the light of a silvery moon,  I have found that, within the bounds of frostbite and decency, hapiness is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing worn.

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Re: Survival slogans...
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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2010, 05:23:21 PM »
Here's an Idea why don't we have a "Survival Haiku" Contest. I'll donate a new Gerber Profile Knife for a prize. No limericks and such. Must be somewhat like real haiku or haikuesque based on or around Survival/surviving. There is no exact way to transliterate true Japanese haiku to English so to prevent misunderstandings the haiku must consist of 3 or 5 lines with each line no less than two or more than five words. Moderators to judge....

This has been fun so far! Lots of good entries.

One question: When is the deadline for this contest?

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Re: Survival slogans...
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2010, 05:40:13 PM »
here's a haiku:

the debtors are paid
food growing in the garden
what to do today

here's a slogan:

if at first you don't succeed, use more duct tape.

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