We need one of these posts on GPDO. SHTF talk! Civil unrest has reared it's ugly head in Georgia. You are forced to either bug out to the hills or relocate to a more strategic position. You can take one rifle and one handgun. You can carry enough ammo to say, fit in a small backpack. Of course, it's SHTF, so you have no idea if you will be able to resupply, be it ammo or food, so carrying your Barrett .50 may not be practical. You know the drill... what will you take? Personally, I would take: Rifle: My AK. I would feel very sad leaving the rest of the family behind but it is hands down the most reliable all around rifle I own. The AR is pretty nice but I'm not sure I trust it's reliability in the field. The ammo would be a bit heavier as would all these steel magazines I have, but I can't think picking the AK would be a bad idea. Pistol: My .357 Rossi. I have quite few other handguns, but I sure like the firepower of the .357 with the readily available and light .38 special... not to mention the adapter in which I can fire 9mm in a pinch. That's three calibers, all of which I could probably scrounge all of which are good for killing most beasties in North America at close range. It's only 6 shots, but with a 6" barrel I could probably make up for capacity with my hellacious accuracy. Of course, I would cry with the thousands of dollars of cool stuff I left behind, but oh well. Nobody said SHTF would be without sacrifices.