View Full Version : A surprise from the Taipan himself...

Boy Scout
02-20-2021, 01:26 AM

While doing a little bit of light reading in preparation for the upcoming hard times, I find myself finding wise words from the Captain of our ship. This quote was featured in the 2011 book Survivors, by James Wesley, Rawles.

(Jefe, I hope you got the proper contribution for your insight.)

02-20-2021, 08:08 AM
What do you know... right there on page 230. I have a handful of books from Hasher I am trying to read whenever I can make the time and Survivors is among them.

Gabriel Suarez
02-20-2021, 08:59 AM
Well...how about that.

02-20-2021, 11:21 AM
I remember reading that quote (and Iíve seen Gabe say variants of it over the years, including in person at the HRO team tactics class, IIRC).

03-02-2021, 12:45 PM
Wow, this is incredible - thanks for sharing!

I read Survivors right when it came out, and I have always remembered that quote. But, I didn't know about Gabe at the time, so the connection didn't click. I started following Gabe and WT about a year later but never revisited Survivors to match the name.

Gabe - you were influencing me before I even realized it.

Btw, this reminds me of another similar quote from Boston's Gun Bible:

"A pistol is merely a weapon used to fight your way back to your rifle - which you shouldn't have left behind."

03-02-2021, 06:15 PM
That’s a good quote.