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 Odd defense/carry situation, what to do? 
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velillen wrote:
So a "lifted diesel truck" pulls up. But then you say you couldnt make our the model/type of truck. ive never heard of someone describe a 90s powerstroke "based on headlight" before either (totally doable just havent).

Only mention that cause i think you made the right choice...woken up to something and not totally awake. Be ready to defend yourself but not ready to jump right into action (obviously if window was broken or something be different). Always a hard spot to be in but sounds like you were protected at least if the person had tried to do something



Fair point but I can explain. I heard him coming from 100 yards up the canyon I was in. He was driving unusually slow. I first popped my head up and saw the rough side profile before he swung towards me. All I saw was a rough outline which was a vaguely boxy crew cab / long bed length. Tinted factory glass didn’t help me. All I could see were red vertical tails (no help Chevy vs ford that gen) and the “flat” style shaped headlight housing vs 2000’s big round types. It “could” have been an 88+ Chevy but not many were crew nor Diesel. I’m a car/truck nut and the idle really didn’t sound right for a power stroke 7.3L or 6.5L sooo?. but everything else matches. When he pulled it right up to my glass the shape said Ford OBS to me. But I wasn’t worried at that time about make and model. More about ensuring my safety. And yes, it was lifted. Light was same level as my window. Stock F250 wouldn’t. I didn’t even watch him leave. I was in full physical adrenaline dump and had a pounding heart. I just laid there trying to not have a heart attack and thankful he left.

Glad to know I made the “right” decision according to the hive in here. Some people I know faulted me for not playing Rambo. I had made the decision to use force if a window suddenly broke etc but even then I would have had to make a choice and ID my target


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Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:03 am
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I cannot put my life on it but I would say I am 80% confident it was like the ford shown above. I’m the guy who can usually ID car or trucks based simply on profile head/Tail Lights. Just something I’ve always been good at. I’ve even helped ID a couple that LEO couldn’t based on blurry pics etc. the small details of design can be a dead giveaway to the obsessed

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Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:08 am
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I had something very similar out deer hunting near Mt Spokane. My hunting partner and I were in a tent next to my truck and had a vehicle (sounded like a little old 4 banger truck or SUV) pull up to my tent. Did the same thing, curled up with my EDC and waited. Eventually they got bored and left.

Definitely an eye opener, I always park my vehicle to block off vehicle access where my tent is now (if at all possible).


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