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A.N.T.S. • Re: Are we becoming to soft for the outside world?

July 17, 2017 Blondie 0

I believe your physique and your skill set are quite separate.

As an LEO, I had a Chief who at 45 lbs overweight still jogged every day and I saw skinny guys who couldn’t scale a 6′ chain link fence.

In the day before FEMA, etc disaster response services were cobbled together of Red Cross, LEO’s and some volunteer firefighters. To feed us, a volunteer named Harry would show up. He looked like Santa dressed in fatigues.

Harry had been an Army cook when they had such a thing. He also had a mess tent and a complete trailer fitted as a rolling kitchen. He could throw a meal together for 25 on short notice with preps from his kitchen on wheels and kept us fed 24/7 for days. Tho he no longer moved fast he had a lot of stamina.

I’d take a guy like this over somone with a 30″ waist who learned all his skills on YT.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Are we becoming to soft for the outside world?

July 17, 2017 Blondie 0

I believe your physique and your skill set are quite separate.

As an LEO, I had a Chief who at 45 lbs overweight still jogged every day and I saw skinny guys who couldn’t scale a 6′ chain link fence.

In the day before FEMA, etc disaster response services were cobbled together of Red Cross, LEO’s and some volunteer firefighters. To feed us, a volunteer named Harry would show up. He looked like Santa dressed in fatigues.

Harry had been an Army cook when they had such a thing. He also had a mess tent and a complete trailer fitted as a rolling kitchen. He could throw a meal together for 25 on short notice with preps from his kitchen on wheels and kept us fed 24/7 for days. Tho he no longer moved fast he had a lot of stamina.

I’d take a guy like this over somone with a 30″ waist who learned all his skills on YT.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 16, 2017 Blondie 0

I’m not suggesting head for the tourist campground but you can make yourself aware of service roads, two tracks, etc on federal or state land that can get you safely off the beaten path for a time.

I wouldn’t squat in someone’s unoccupied seasonal deer camp or vacation cottage. One thing I learned is that many owners up here have a ‘signal’ at their remote location that shows those in the know that the camp is occupied. Friends have one of those decorative seasonal flags they put out when they’re at camp. No flag & people there? Tresspassers.

I agree with Cadit, most people will head home & stay put. Something about human nature.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:36 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 16, 2017 Blondie 0

I’m not suggesting head for the tourist campground but you can make yourself aware of service roads, two tracks, etc on federal or state land that can get you safely off the beaten path for a time.

I wouldn’t squat in someone’s unoccupied seasonal deer camp or vacation cottage. One thing I learned is that many owners up here have a ‘signal’ at their remote location that shows those in the know that the camp is occupied. Friends have one of those decorative seasonal flags they put out when they’re at camp. No flag & people there? Tresspassers.

I agree with Cadit, most people will head home & stay put. Something about human nature.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:36 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 16, 2017 Blondie 0

I’m not suggesting head for the tourist campground but you can make yourself aware of service roads, two tracks, etc on federal or state land that can get you safely off the beaten path for a time.

I wouldn’t squat in someone’s unoccupied seasonal deer camp or vacation cottage. One thing I learned is that many owners up here have a ‘signal’ at their remote location that shows those in the know that the camp is occupied. Friends have one of those decorative seasonal flags they put out when they’re at camp. No flag & people there? Tresspassers.

I agree with Cadit, most people will head home & stay put. Something about human nature.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:36 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Randon thought – refugees

July 15, 2017 Blondie 0
handyman777 wrote:
A neighbor of mine was camping in the upper peninsula in MI near Munising; He said the refugees up there are really bad and rude (we can thank our government for that) what a way to ruin some beautiful land. I believe this has a lot to do with the air base that closed in Marquette Mi. which lead to a lot of vacancies.

There is an Immigration Detention Center that was built in The Soo. Dude, The Soo?! :'(
I have a LEO friend who feels it’s not safe up there any more.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:13 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Is it time to get rid of cash?

July 15, 2017 Blondie 0

Swamp, if you’re getting rid of your cash, I can be down to help. :p

Oh there’s an economic benefit to using your Visa. The benefit is only to Visa. They get a transaction swipe fee for every debit & cc that’s used. Those who depend on tips are forced to report tips earned when you add it to your card total. If you tip in cash, well, not so much.

We were at Applebee’s recently and they have the card reader at the table. The wait staff no longer returns with the bill. Unless you ask.

ZH has an article on this subject new today with Ron Paul. Your Uncle Sam is broke and wants to tax anything he can. The banksters may need another handout soon.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:03 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 15, 2017 Blondie 0
NJMike wrote:
Just a thought, but if someone is camping and not at their own ground either BOL or Buggin In, then they are on someone else’s property, right? That would be a negative to consider.

Valid point. If you’re staying on someone else’s private property such as a good friend or relative you may not have as many concerns but there can be issues. You need to consider packing up and getting out quickly and moving on if necessary.

Up here, US forrests and state parks are plentiful and well within bug out distance. While I don’t expect they would be manned in a long term situation you may be asked to leave.

The biggest issue up here are winter temps. People have frozen to death in their tents and even a travel trailer is no match for extreme conditions.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:56 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: UK’s Run Hide Tell video

July 12, 2017 Blondie 0

The advice I believe to be similar to Houston PD’s Run Hide, Fight video which is highly respected by LEO’s.

Keep in mind the gun restrictions in the UK and many families with small children on vacation this time of year.

No to mention Americans tend to stick out as tourists abroad.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:12 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Ok This NK thing

July 11, 2017 Blondie 0
Cadit wrote:
We all have a place in this world and most conflicts are born out of misunderstandings and dislikes of the other. Look where it has gotten us so far.

Most conflict is born out of greed fueled by ego.

Even in your own home.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:37 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Ok This NK thing

July 11, 2017 Blondie 0
Cadit wrote:
We all have a place in this world and most conflicts are born out of misunderstandings and dislikes of the other. Look where it has gotten us so far.

Most conflict is born out of greed fueled by ego.

Even in your own home.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:37 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

July 1, 2017 Blondie 0

Sometimes you’re the Lone Ranger not by choice. Life happens. Maybe Tonto went out to smoke his peace pipe and never came back. His loss.

There you are, one papoose on your hip and one grabbing your pantleg and the wigwam going into foreclosure and a hungry household. So you get busy with your own life, working and providing. Most mothers that work can tell you about 18 hour days. If you believe you cant do it, well, then you wont.

If you believe everyone in your group will be able to cope, physically, emotionally, mentally when SHTF, you’re in for a surprise when you’re suddenly alone.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:28 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

July 1, 2017 Blondie 0

Sometimes you’re the Lone Ranger not by choice. Life happens. Maybe Tonto went out to smoke his peace pipe and never came back. His loss.

There you are, one papoose on your hip and one grabbing your pantleg and the wigwam going into foreclosure and a hungry household. So you get busy with your own life, working and providing. Most mothers that work can tell you about 18 hour days. If you believe you cant do it, well, then you wont.

If you believe everyone in your group will be able to cope, physically, emotionally, mentally when SHTF, you’re in for a surprise when you’re suddenly alone.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:28 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are the 5 skill Sets you would Want in a GDS

June 25, 2017 Blondie 0

Swamp, you are so eloquent! :p

ITA that The Trusted Leader will be taken out as soon as something doesn’t go well. Then there are those who want to take someone out well, just because they can. Then they’ll have access to all the booze.

I have a decent skill set for short term scenarios. Longer term, I’m with IceFire, while I can repair or temporarily rig a lot of things, true construction skills I don’t have but would like to. I have a co worker who is a decent herbalist so I get some great advice from her. I should get back to the range more often and practice skills on firearms other than what I own.

I’m pretty much the lone wolf. Can’t find anyone with a decent skillset.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 7, 2017 Blondie 0

There is a built in homing device in most people that leads them to head “home” after a disaster. Even if there’s nothing left.

They would rather walk 500 miles and sit on a pile of rubble that once was “home” than to begin again somewhere else which would be safer.

That said, sounds like “home” will be intact, the little woman standing at the stove, kids playing in the yard when you get there….2 months later?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 7, 2017 Blondie 0

There is a built in homing device in most people that leads them to head “home” after a disaster. Even if there’s nothing left.

They would rather walk 500 miles and sit on a pile of rubble that once was “home” than to begin again somewhere else which would be safer.

That said, sounds like “home” will be intact, the little woman standing at the stove, kids playing in the yard when you get there….2 months later?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #3 (JUNE 2017)

June 4, 2017 Blondie 0
farmer_dude48 wrote:
The U.S. won’t hit little kim because nobody wants to be responsible for the slaughter that will happen in South Korea

Pffftttt… the US cares about SK only to protect our mfg and mil interests there and the low paid workers who crank out goods to ship to the US. Financed by American Banksters.

Several years ago lil kim was on a rampage not letting NK day workers cross into SK to work in those factories. General Motors had batteries built in SK and quickly realized the interruption to the supply chain.

The Detroit Free Press carried the story of GM moving at least some of that production back to MI.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:54 pm


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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

May 31, 2017 Blondie 0

GM didn’t get on board with rear fold flat seats until 2015. So if you’re looking for cargo space that may weigh on your decision. Older models you have to physically remove rear seats and some have rear consoles between rear seats. I wanted something I could sleep in comfortably if used to bug out.

Fold flat seats were a must for me as was true 4WD which is necessary up here. I also read about roof strength and measured the roof cargo area to see what will fit.

While I don’t tow anything with mine, it does have a good tow capacity and trailering pkg.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 pm


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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

May 31, 2017 Blondie 0

GM didn’t get on board with rear fold flat seats until 2015. So if you’re looking for cargo space that may weigh on your decision. Older models you have to physically remove rear seats and some have rear consoles between rear seats. I wanted something I could sleep in comfortably if used to bug out.

Fold flat seats were a must for me as was true 4WD which is necessary up here. I also read about roof strength and measured the roof cargo area to see what will fit.

While I don’t tow anything with mine, it does have a good tow capacity and trailering pkg.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Social Media is Wonderful and Cell Phones Too

May 16, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that gas stations did not stay open. The pumps had no power. People stood next to their cars on the interstate. City water pumps were down, too. No water at home other than the hot water tank.

A few convenience stores stayed open initially but closed within a few hours. No power= no security cameras. Shelves were picked clean for water/ice. It was August.

My hard wired home phone worked. I called a friend who lived outside the affected area for updates.

We have a written plan to follow. I’m not on twitter or fb anyway.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 16, 2017 5:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Social Media is Wonderful and Cell Phones Too

May 16, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that gas stations did not stay open. The pumps had no power. People stood next to their cars on the interstate. City water pumps were down, too. No water at home other than the hot water tank.

A few convenience stores stayed open initially but closed within a few hours. No power= no security cameras. Shelves were picked clean for water/ice. It was August.

My hard wired home phone worked. I called a friend who lived outside the affected area for updates.

We have a written plan to follow. I’m not on twitter or fb anyway.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 16, 2017 5:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: They know Who You Are

May 16, 2017 Blondie 0

Ya’ll are way higher on that list than I’ll ever be. :p

I looked at my new place on Google Earth, nothing but a bunch of trees.

My cell phone is 9 yrs old. I can still call & txt. Most days.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 16, 2017 10:56 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What Do You Expect To Achieve in a GDS

May 13, 2017 Blondie 0

After a storm, you know the cause and could estimate a response time. More or less.

When the grid went out in 2003, I was working at my desk in a high rise building in a major city. Hot day, power went out. Computers went down, cell phones jammed. My desk phone worked.

A few minutes went by and I looked out to see all the traffic lights were out. Traffic started to jam. The girl who answered our office calls said “Blondie, someone just called from your neck of the woods, their power is out, too”. I lived 2 counties away with a different power company.

So within 30 minutes I knew this was a major wtf. It was a situation when you don’t know the cause nor the scope – you can’t estimate a response.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 13, 2017 7:27 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What Do You Expect To Achieve in a GDS

May 13, 2017 Blondie 0

After a storm, you know the cause and could estimate a response time. More or less.

When the grid went out in 2003, I was working at my desk in a high rise building in a major city. Hot day, power went out. Computers went down, cell phones jammed. My desk phone worked.

A few minutes went by and I looked out to see all the traffic lights were out. Traffic started to jam. The girl who answered our office calls said “Blondie, someone just called from your neck of the woods, their power is out, too”. I lived 2 counties away with a different power company.

So within 30 minutes I knew this was a major wtf. It was a situation when you don’t know the cause nor the scope – you can’t estimate a response.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 13, 2017 7:27 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 2, 2017 Blondie 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
wonder: What happens when you are with your wife and you run into an old girlfriend in the afterlife?

Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know :whistling:

Menage et Trois? Sorry Reb, couldn’t help myself :p

I’ve cuddled with a Marine, never got cold-never felt afraid. ;)

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 2, 2017 Blondie 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
wonder: What happens when you are with your wife and you run into an old girlfriend in the afterlife?

Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know :whistling:

Menage et Trois? Sorry Reb, couldn’t help myself :p

I’ve cuddled with a Marine, never got cold-never felt afraid. ;)

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon May 01, 2017 8:24 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

April 29, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
Have you heard anything from RayMac, seems he dropped off the end of the earth or maybe he went off grid.

I pm’d Ray a few days ago and haven’t heard back. Last I knew he said they wanted to find property and move. It’s a seller’s market here, not much available and if it’s priced well, it’s moving.

OAR, weather has been kwappy here, too. We’ll be getting your rain later tonight. Has put me behind in working on the new property.

As far as a US response to NK in the next few days, I would say it’s not likely only because Congress signed yet another 1 week Continuing Resolution. Basically, there’s no money this week to start WW III.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:30 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 21, 2017 Blondie 0
founderant wrote:
There were power outages in SF today and some people freaked out. Now imagine that happening nationwide.

NYC, LA and SF.

ZH has an article about Operation Gotham Shield 2017. Daily Sheeple has an article but I’m not aware if that is a reliable source.

In 2003, The Great Northest Blackout from Toronto to Detroit was blamed on a squirrel.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:26 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 21, 2017 Blondie 0
founderant wrote:
There were power outages in SF today and some people freaked out. Now imagine that happening nationwide.

NYC, LA and SF.

ZH has an article about Operation Gotham Shield 2017. Daily Sheeple has an article but I’m not aware if that is a reliable source.

In 2003, The Great Northest Blackout from Toronto to Detroit was blamed on a squirrel.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:26 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: 3 dead–Here we go again…Another sanctuary state attac

April 19, 2017 Blondie 0
BK in KC wrote:
His name is Kori Ali Muhammad and he was yelling “Alahu Akbar”. I guess we’ll never know his true motivation. :rolleyes:

Yell whatever you want when you pull the trigger. Spend time livin & workin in da hood. They’s a lot of folks who are jailhouse converts to Islam. It helps to get paroled. Means nothing more to them than that.

The local Imam said dude was not a member of his mosque and the FBI isn’t treating this as terrorism.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: 3 dead–Here we go again…Another sanctuary state attac

April 19, 2017 Blondie 0
BK in KC wrote:
His name is Kori Ali Muhammad and he was yelling “Alahu Akbar”. I guess we’ll never know his true motivation. :rolleyes:

Yell whatever you want when you pull the trigger. Spend time livin & workin in da hood. They’s a lot of folks who are jailhouse converts to Islam. It helps to get paroled. Means nothing more to them than that.

The local Imam said dude was not a member of his mosque and the FBI isn’t treating this as terrorism.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:05 pm