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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 daaswampman 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Actually the Koreans in LA were far more orginized then everyone thought. My friends tell me that the Asians are spending great deals of money of weapons training, to this day.

Back to Korea town, AARs went thru the police community after the riots. I was particularly impressed with the Koreans in Korea town, in LA. If you will note, in ALL the pictures these folks are wearing headbands, white shirts and dark pants ” uniforms” we’re intentional, everybody looked the same, no oppertunity to identify an individual.

The Koreans shot the poop out of the area, initially. In the pictures, you,will observe papasan, or an,older gentleman directing every side of the building. You will see food water and ammo stocked in the center, and you will see younger girls aroumd the stock pile. Those ladies were logistics. They kept the shooters in food water and ammo.

You will also see a quiet corner with a table and medical supplies, their own EMS was set up, or centralized between a couple different buildings.

We learned that during the riots, mamasans, would, when safe come forward police the empty brass, and reload mags with the young ladies.

When the battle was over all the men returned their weapons to a universal armory, along with mags anything that might get them busted. They changed cloths before exiting, under mamasans direction.

All the uniforms were collected and left the building with the mamasans. The roof tops were sanitized multiple times, in case the police came to,collect evidence. In one report, officer reported smelling strong odors of bleach on the roof tops and stairwells leading up/down.

All in all pretty darned slick operation. Far more orginized then everybody else playing .

Most of the cops were tinkled, I was favorably amused, and openly Aplauded the Koreans taking care of business.

Their actions give merit to the old saying, an armed society is a polite society. They held their turf, allowing the police to,focus on the real issues, of bad guys. Eventually the guys on my shift came to a similar conclusion as mine. The Koreans were allies, not the bad guys. They simple defended their livelihood.

Thos stores are their livelihood, all they have. I’m told it’s rare that they put money in a bank, and most only deal in cash. Smart people in my opinion

To this day their example is one we intend to,follow in some loose order.

Dirk

Thank you for the account. I wonder how many “groups” will hold up like the Koreans? Or will they lack the ties and discipline an ethnic and distinguishable group has? I wonder if any of these survivalist groups will do any better than the average Joe, once they are past talk and play. Sure hope everyone gets home! It is a long ways across Texas and that Boarder Wall might pose a minor problem, with all the people headed South. Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:54 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 daaswampman 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Actually the Koreans in LA were far more orginized then everyone thought. My friends tell me that the Asians are spending great deals of money of weapons training, to this day.

Back to Korea town, AARs went thru the police community after the riots. I was particularly impressed with the Koreans in Korea town, in LA. If you will note, in ALL the pictures these folks are wearing headbands, white shirts and dark pants ” uniforms” we’re intentional, everybody looked the same, no oppertunity to identify an individual.

The Koreans shot the poop out of the area, initially. In the pictures, you,will observe papasan, or an,older gentleman directing every side of the building. You will see food water and ammo stocked in the center, and you will see younger girls aroumd the stock pile. Those ladies were logistics. They kept the shooters in food water and ammo.

You will also see a quiet corner with a table and medical supplies, their own EMS was set up, or centralized between a couple different buildings.

We learned that during the riots, mamasans, would, when safe come forward police the empty brass, and reload mags with the young ladies.

When the battle was over all the men returned their weapons to a universal armory, along with mags anything that might get them busted. They changed cloths before exiting, under mamasans direction.

All the uniforms were collected and left the building with the mamasans. The roof tops were sanitized multiple times, in case the police came to,collect evidence. In one report, officer reported smelling strong odors of bleach on the roof tops and stairwells leading up/down.

All in all pretty darned slick operation. Far more orginized then everybody else playing .

Most of the cops were tinkled, I was favorably amused, and openly Aplauded the Koreans taking care of business.

Their actions give merit to the old saying, an armed society is a polite society. They held their turf, allowing the police to,focus on the real issues, of bad guys. Eventually the guys on my shift came to a similar conclusion as mine. The Koreans were allies, not the bad guys. They simple defended their livelihood.

Thos stores are their livelihood, all they have. I’m told it’s rare that they put money in a bank, and most only deal in cash. Smart people in my opinion

To this day their example is one we intend to,follow in some loose order.

Dirk

Thank you for the account. I wonder how many “groups” will hold up like the Koreans? Or will they lack the ties and discipline an ethnic and distinguishable group has? I wonder if any of these survivalist groups will do any better than the average Joe, once they are past talk and play. Sure hope everyone gets home! It is a long ways across Texas and that Boarder Wall might pose a minor problem, with all the people headed South. Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:54 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 rickdun 0
3ADScout wrote:
How many years will it be before we order our groceries on-line and they get delivered in a box the next day.

3AD, they’ve been advertising on the tv about home delivery of groceries for awhile now. They’re already delivering some items by drone, I believe it’s Amazon. It’s only a matter of time we’ll be living like George Jetson and his family.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:04 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 rickdun 0
3ADScout wrote:
How many years will it be before we order our groceries on-line and they get delivered in a box the next day.

3AD, they’ve been advertising on the tv about home delivery of groceries for awhile now. They’re already delivering some items by drone, I believe it’s Amazon. It’s only a matter of time we’ll be living like George Jetson and his family.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:04 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 3ADScout 0

Well if the “Buy on Line” trend continues you won’t have to worry about looting/scavenging or whatever you call it since the number of retail establishment are shrinking. How many years will it be before we order our groceries on-line and they get delivered in a box the next day. Here is an article about more retailers going out of business or closing numerous locations down, not all prepping related but Gander Mountain certainly is. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/31/retail-b … -high.html

Isn’t the whole point of preparedness so you don’t have to subject yourself to the risk of looting or scavenging? I would much rather try to barter than roam aimlessly trying to find a can of pork and beans. Just remember as YOU are out “scavenging” someone might be coming to YOUR place to do the same!!

Just in time delivery is going to really shrink what is available in the first place. And as somebody pointed out, those that work in these places will probably not be leaving empty handed.

The more and more I think about my choice of location for a BOL (soon to be home full time) I think having several Amish and Mennonite neighbors was a very wise decission.

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:27 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 3ADScout 0

Well if the “Buy on Line” trend continues you won’t have to worry about looting/scavenging or whatever you call it since the number of retail establishment are shrinking. How many years will it be before we order our groceries on-line and they get delivered in a box the next day. Here is an article about more retailers going out of business or closing numerous locations down, not all prepping related but Gander Mountain certainly is. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/31/retail-b … -high.html

Isn’t the whole point of preparedness so you don’t have to subject yourself to the risk of looting or scavenging? I would much rather try to barter than roam aimlessly trying to find a can of pork and beans. Just remember as YOU are out “scavenging” someone might be coming to YOUR place to do the same!!

Just in time delivery is going to really shrink what is available in the first place. And as somebody pointed out, those that work in these places will probably not be leaving empty handed.

The more and more I think about my choice of location for a BOL (soon to be home full time) I think having several Amish and Mennonite neighbors was a very wise decission.

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:27 pm


6 Reasons Archery Features in your Dystopian Future

March 31, 2017 David James 0

You’re preparing for the end of the world right? Or at least some sort of cataclysmic event that changes the game completely. Maybe a horde of blood-thirsty, bone-crunching zombies surrounds you. You’ll have to fight your way out. Luckily, you have your trusty handgun with you. You take it out, aim, and click. No ammo. […]

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North Carolina A.N.T.S. • Re: Forming Colony in Piedmont Area

March 31, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All: hope all are well and alert. Still looking to form a group in the Charlotte/Monroe region. Also I just finished up on the study group for their Technician license. It was a very good group and all did very well. Only had two to drop out due to conflicting events. Hopefully as more people become aware of us, there will be greater interest in who we are and what we’re about. Plus I’m hoping a new colony will be an aggressive Comms Colony. I think that would be of a great benefit. But as always, you comment are much appreciated. ;)

Thank you
Henry
KM4YMY

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:21 pm


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North Carolina A.N.T.S. • Re: Forming Colony in Piedmont Area

March 31, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All: hope all are well and alert. Still looking to form a group in the Charlotte/Monroe region. Also I just finished up on the study group for their Technician license. It was a very good group and all did very well. Only had two to drop out due to conflicting events. Hopefully as more people become aware of us, there will be greater interest in who we are and what we’re about. Plus I’m hoping a new colony will be an aggressive Comms Colony. I think that would be of a great benefit. But as always, you comment are much appreciated. ;)

Thank you
Henry
KM4YMY

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:21 pm


General Food Topics • Re: Fish: Store Bought in Mylar Pouch

March 31, 2017 rickdun 0

ReadyMom, I have eaten tuna from the pouch that was 3 years old, it was good, but yours is salmon and is 5 years old.

If you haven’t tried it, do what I do, I give the cat or dog just a little bit, if they eat it, I eat it, if they don’t, I don’t.

An animal seems to know if something is still good or if it’s too bad to eat, but, they’ve been known to eat 5 day old roadkill.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:18 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Fish: Store Bought in Mylar Pouch

March 31, 2017 rickdun 0

ReadyMom, I have eaten tuna from the pouch that was 3 years old, it was good, but yours is salmon and is 5 years old.

If you haven’t tried it, do what I do, I give the cat or dog just a little bit, if they eat it, I eat it, if they don’t, I don’t.

An animal seems to know if something is still good or if it’s too bad to eat, but, they’ve been known to eat 5 day old roadkill.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:18 pm


General Food Topics • Fish: Store Bought in Mylar Pouch

March 31, 2017 ReadyMom 0

So, I’m inventorying my food preps and have these pouches stored from YEARS ago! I opened one with “Best By” date of 02/2012! Here’s a photo:image-65373.jpeg It actually smells pretty good! Texture is good. A bit dry, not ‘juicy’. So:

  • Has anyone used any of these products when they are REALLY old?
  • Can these pouches be trusted the same as a can?

Toss or Keep? (I’m such a wuss for trying things. And I know my fam will for sure turn their nose up at it. I’m thinking ‘toss’. :bored: -k

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:13 pm


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General Food Topics • Fish: Store Bought in Mylar Pouch

March 31, 2017 ReadyMom 0

So, I’m inventorying my food preps and have these pouches stored from YEARS ago! I opened one with “Best By” date of 02/2012! Here’s a photo:image-65373.jpeg It actually smells pretty good! Texture is good. A bit dry, not ‘juicy’. So:

  • Has anyone used any of these products when they are REALLY old?
  • Can these pouches be trusted the same as a can?

Toss or Keep? (I’m such a wuss for trying things. And I know my fam will for sure turn their nose up at it. I’m thinking ‘toss’. :bored: -k

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:13 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Actually the Koreans in LA were far more orginized then everyone thought. My friends tell me that the Asians are spending great deals of money of weapons training, to this day.

Back to Korea town, AARs went thru the police community after the riots. I was particularly impressed with the Koreans in Korea town, in LA. If you will note, in ALL the pictures these folks are wearing headbands, white shirts and dark pants ” uniforms” we’re intentional, everybody looked the same, no oppertunity to identify an individual.

The Koreans shot the poop out of the area, initially. In the pictures, you,will observe papasan, or an,older gentleman directing every side of the building. You will see food water and ammo stocked in the center, and you will see younger girls aroumd the stock pile. Those ladies were logistics. They kept the shooters in food water and ammo.

You will also see a quiet corner with a table and medical supplies, their own EMS was set up, or centralized between a couple different buildings.

We learned that during the riots, mamasans, would, when safe come forward police the empty brass, and reload mags with the young ladies.

When the battle was over all the men returned their weapons to a universal armory, along with mags anything that might get them busted. They changed cloths before exiting, under mamasans direction.

All the uniforms were collected and left the building with the mamasans. The roof tops were sanitized multiple times, in case the police came to,collect evidence. In one report, officer reported smelling strong odors of bleach on the roof tops and stairwells leading up/down.

All in all pretty darned slick operation. Far more orginized then everybody else playing .

Most of the cops were tinkled, I was favorably amused, and openly Aplauded the Koreans taking care of business.

Their actions give merit to the old saying, an armed society is a polite society. They held their turf, allowing the police to,focus on the real issues, of bad guys. Eventually the guys on my shift came to a similar conclusion as mine. The Koreans were allies, not the bad guys. They simple defended their livelihood.

Thos stores are their livelihood, all they have. I’m told it’s rare that they put money in a bank, and most only deal in cash. Smart people in my opinion

To this day their example is one we intend to,follow in some loose order.

Dirk

Thank you for your real world account of how a organized community can take care of themselves in a hostile situation.

I would wager communities like that would fair better than the Spider People come SHTF.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:11 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Actually the Koreans in LA were far more orginized then everyone thought. My friends tell me that the Asians are spending great deals of money of weapons training, to this day.

Back to Korea town, AARs went thru the police community after the riots. I was particularly impressed with the Koreans in Korea town, in LA. If you will note, in ALL the pictures these folks are wearing headbands, white shirts and dark pants ” uniforms” we’re intentional, everybody looked the same, no oppertunity to identify an individual.

The Koreans shot the poop out of the area, initially. In the pictures, you,will observe papasan, or an,older gentleman directing every side of the building. You will see food water and ammo stocked in the center, and you will see younger girls aroumd the stock pile. Those ladies were logistics. They kept the shooters in food water and ammo.

You will also see a quiet corner with a table and medical supplies, their own EMS was set up, or centralized between a couple different buildings.

We learned that during the riots, mamasans, would, when safe come forward police the empty brass, and reload mags with the young ladies.

When the battle was over all the men returned their weapons to a universal armory, along with mags anything that might get them busted. They changed cloths before exiting, under mamasans direction.

All the uniforms were collected and left the building with the mamasans. The roof tops were sanitized multiple times, in case the police came to,collect evidence. In one report, officer reported smelling strong odors of bleach on the roof tops and stairwells leading up/down.

All in all pretty darned slick operation. Far more orginized then everybody else playing .

Most of the cops were tinkled, I was favorably amused, and openly Aplauded the Koreans taking care of business.

Their actions give merit to the old saying, an armed society is a polite society. They held their turf, allowing the police to,focus on the real issues, of bad guys. Eventually the guys on my shift came to a similar conclusion as mine. The Koreans were allies, not the bad guys. They simple defended their livelihood.

Thos stores are their livelihood, all they have. I’m told it’s rare that they put money in a bank, and most only deal in cash. Smart people in my opinion

To this day their example is one we intend to,follow in some loose order.

Dirk

Thank you for your real world account of how a organized community can take care of themselves in a hostile situation.

I would wager communities like that would fair better than the Spider People come SHTF.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:11 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Actually the Koreans in LA were far more orginized then everyone thought. My friends tell me that the Asians are spending great deals of money of weapons training, to this day.

Back to Korea town, AARs went thru the police community after the riots. I was particularly impressed with the Koreans in Korea town, in LA. If you will note, in ALL the pictures these folks are wearing headbands, white shirts and dark pants ” uniforms” we’re intentional, everybody looked the same, no oppertunity to identify an individual.

The Koreans shot the poop out of the area, initially. In the pictures, you,will observe papasan, or an,older gentleman directing every side of the building. You will see food water and ammo stocked in the center, and you will see younger girls aroumd the stock pile. Those ladies were logistics. They kept the shooters in food water and ammo.

You will also see a quiet corner with a table and medical supplies, their own EMS was set up, or centralized between a couple different buildings.

We learned that during the riots, mamasans, would, when safe come forward police the empty brass, and reload mags with the young ladies.

When the battle was over all the men returned their weapons to a universal armory, along with mags anything that might get them busted. They changed cloths before exiting, under mamasans direction.

All the uniforms were collected and left the building with the mamasans. The roof tops were sanitized multiple times, in case the police came to,collect evidence. In one report, officer reported smelling strong odors of bleach on the roof tops and stairwells leading up/down.

All in all pretty darned slick operation. Far more orginized then everybody else playing .

Most of the cops were tinkled, I was favorably amused, and openly Aplauded the Koreans taking care of business.

Their actions give merit to the old saying, an armed society is a polite society. They held their turf, allowing the police to,focus on the real issues, of bad guys. Eventually the guys on my shift came to a similar conclusion as mine. The Koreans were allies, not the bad guys. They simple defended their livelihood.

Thos stores are their livelihood, all they have. I’m told it’s rare that they put money in a bank, and most only deal in cash. Smart people in my opinion

To this day their example is one we intend to,follow in some loose order.

Dirk

Statistics: Posted by Dirk Williams — Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:18 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Actually the Koreans in LA were far more orginized then everyone thought. My friends tell me that the Asians are spending great deals of money of weapons training, to this day.

Back to Korea town, AARs went thru the police community after the riots. I was particularly impressed with the Koreans in Korea town, in LA. If you will note, in ALL the pictures these folks are wearing headbands, white shirts and dark pants ” uniforms” we’re intentional, everybody looked the same, no oppertunity to identify an individual.

The Koreans shot the poop out of the area, initially. In the pictures, you,will observe papasan, or an,older gentleman directing every side of the building. You will see food water and ammo stocked in the center, and you will see younger girls aroumd the stock pile. Those ladies were logistics. They kept the shooters in food water and ammo.

You will also see a quiet corner with a table and medical supplies, their own EMS was set up, or centralized between a couple different buildings.

We learned that during the riots, mamasans, would, when safe come forward police the empty brass, and reload mags with the young ladies.

When the battle was over all the men returned their weapons to a universal armory, along with mags anything that might get them busted. They changed cloths before exiting, under mamasans direction.

All the uniforms were collected and left the building with the mamasans. The roof tops were sanitized multiple times, in case the police came to,collect evidence. In one report, officer reported smelling strong odors of bleach on the roof tops and stairwells leading up/down.

All in all pretty darned slick operation. Far more orginized then everybody else playing .

Most of the cops were tinkled, I was favorably amused, and openly Aplauded the Koreans taking care of business.

Their actions give merit to the old saying, an armed society is a polite society. They held their turf, allowing the police to,focus on the real issues, of bad guys. Eventually the guys on my shift came to a similar conclusion as mine. The Koreans were allies, not the bad guys. They simple defended their livelihood.

Thos stores are their livelihood, all they have. I’m told it’s rare that they put money in a bank, and most only deal in cash. Smart people in my opinion

To this day their example is one we intend to,follow in some loose order.

Dirk

Statistics: Posted by Dirk Williams — Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:18 am


General Family Preparedness • New(used) BOV…a little different. Opinions?

March 31, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

OK…opinions here….Feel free to not hold back…..

Whelp….Pulled the trigger in a new(used) BOV…..

Ya, I know its not pretty or EMP proof but I need an everyday nicer interior vehicle for clients and around town every day driving transport as well… Enter the 2013 Honda Ridgeline RTL(top trim) 4X4….Consumer Reports best pick in all truck class for reliability/ride.

Only a 5000lbs tow rating but for what I need as a last case BOV(Primary route does not include a land egress), this will also get me out camping, desert shooting, etc. much more reliable than my current 4×4 at 87,000 miles.

I cranked out a great deal….$22,000 at 19,000 miles. :) (It pays to be a former sales manager in the RV industry)

What do ya’ll think?….remember…I’m currently in Urban as it gets……This was a cost vs flexibility decision….And I’m not thin skinned either or I wouldn’t be asking…lol

video review…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8cQlAxir3U

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Not sure about this last image as this airstream should be at least 4500-5000lbs, but someones doing it….lol
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OK all…..let me have it….praise? complaints? Whadayathinks? :D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:09 am


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General Family Preparedness • New(used) BOV…a little different. Opinions?

March 31, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

OK…opinions here….Feel free to not hold back…..

Whelp….Pulled the trigger in a new(used) BOV…..

Ya, I know its not pretty or EMP proof but I need an everyday nicer interior vehicle for clients and around town every day driving transport as well… Enter the 2013 Honda Ridgeline RTL(top trim) 4X4….Consumer Reports best pick in all truck class for reliability/ride.

Only a 5000lbs tow rating but for what I need as a last case BOV(Primary route does not include a land egress), this will also get me out camping, desert shooting, etc. much more reliable than my current 4×4 at 87,000 miles.

I cranked out a great deal….$22,000 at 19,000 miles. :) (It pays to be a former sales manager in the RV industry)

What do ya’ll think?….remember…I’m currently in Urban as it gets……This was a cost vs flexibility decision….And I’m not thin skinned either or I wouldn’t be asking…lol

video review…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8cQlAxir3U

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Not sure about this last image as this airstream should be at least 4500-5000lbs, but someones doing it….lol
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OK all…..let me have it….praise? complaints? Whadayathinks? :D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:09 am