Knowing the difference between cover and concealment when under attack is of vital importance. Cover is anything that provides varying degrees of protection from gunfire. Examples are brick walls, concrete walls, engine compartments of vehicles, logs, thick tree trunks, trenches, rock formations, a freezer full of frozen food items, hillsides, metal dumpsters, sandbags at least 12 inches thick, 55 gallon drums filled with sand, steel doors, concrete parking barriers and telephone poles as examples. If it can generally stop a bullet it is considered cover.
Concealment provides a place to hide but will not stop gunfire. Examples are walls of a normal wood frame house, small trees, foliage, darkness, bushes, tall grass, shadows, car bodies, behind non steel doors, tables and couches. If it cannot stop a bullet it is considered concealment. Make sure you know the difference; it just might save your life someday.
It’s also important to know the penetrating depths of various calibers at various distances. Things that might provide protection against a 22LR, 9mm, 45ACP, .223, 5.56 NATO, or a 7.62×39 may provide less protection or at times no protection against a .308, 30-06, 7mm Rem Magnum, 338, 300 Winchester, or 7.62x54r for example. And if it’s a 50BMG; well pretty much nothing is going to stop that round. Know your weapons, know your rounds, know the penetration depths at key distances and your odds of survival increase dramatically if the SHTF.
The following is a list of fiction books I have written. You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview. If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then go ahead and make a purchase. Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.