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A.N.T.S. • MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise

August 15, 2017 Cadit 0

MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise to Test “Very Bad Day” Scenario

Greetings All: With the ending of this years AmRRON T-Rex 17 exercise, MARS will be conducting their own exercise beginning the 31st of October and ending on the 1st of November. This would be a good exercise for any Prepper Ham, here we can learn what to expect in a real event or as much as one can when dealing with the government. Remember; if they think you’re for them, then they want be thinking you’re against them. This may give you and me the advantage of a little time if something should go down, and if you are participating, you will know what’s headed yours or my way. The following is some information to help should you decide to participate. The more knowledge we have about them and the less they have about us is a win/win situation.

Contact MARS with questions about this exercise.
During an October 25 webinar, English will discuss the quarterly DOD contingency communication exercises, which promote interoperability between the Amateur Radio community and the DOD. He also will talk about initiatives for promoting the use of 60 meters between Amateur Radio and the federal government as well as the types of information MARS operators will be requesting from the Amateur Radio community during October 31-November 1 exercise.

Registration for the webinar, “Overview of Army and Air Force MARS,” remains open. Also during the webinar, US Air Force MARS Chief Dave Stapchuk, KD9DXM, will discuss the history of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) program and membership requirements for Amateur Radio operators. Webinar registrants will receive a confirming e-mail that contains information about joining the webinar.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:23 am


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A.N.T.S. • The Fun Stuff

August 9, 2017 Cadit 0

OK: we got all the guns, cooking utensils, shelter stuff, food, water, all the those little goodies! But what do you have or planed for the relaxation and fun to rejuvenate ones self and your group, pod, family. To help elevate the stress of day to day life in a changed environment, There must be a means or way to unwind as one might say, to keep from going over the edge.

Let us hear some comments, share your ideas, it may help another who hasn’t do so.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:58 pm


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A.N.T.S. • The Fun Stuff

August 9, 2017 Cadit 0

OK: we got all the guns, cooking utensils, shelter stuff, food, water, all the those little goodies! But what do you have or planed for the relaxation and fun to rejuvenate ones self and your group, pod, family. To help elevate the stress of day to day life in a changed environment, There must be a means or way to unwind as one might say, to keep from going over the edge.

Let us hear some comments, share your ideas, it may help another who hasn’t do so.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:58 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree with what you say in general, my friend and I go back many a year, shared hides and patched each other up when needed. So in that aspect, you couldn’t find a better comrade. And as far as him reading this, a very long shot. He is so anti-social media. Very backwoods type, he doesn’t make friends that well and suspicious of everyone. Not to say he paranoid, just untrusting.

Of lately; with the jeep and things, buying and not into the reality of survival, but the glamor of look at what I have. Over the past ten of so years, he has gone this way and I don’t understand what’s going on with him. He’s the last of my men and he blows off any attempt I try to make about his life style change. I know where he came from but can’t see where he’s headed. He doesn’t act like his old normal self. Randle; who is no longer with us, said he was just through the mid-life crisis. If so; I hope he finds his way back.

He always was a little flamboyant, but anchored if you know what I mean. No better tracker in the world and could knock the wings off a fly at a thousand yards. excellent survival skills and could bring home the bacon. But after the wife thing, not balanced, off the reservation so to speak. At present, he could hold his own and carry his own weight, but may disappear all of a sudden and not see or hear from him for months on end. No drinker, at least I haven’t seen it. But it’s like he’s a lost soul searching for that anchor.

Hope this in some way helps you to understand, he’s my brother in arms, but don’t know how to bring him back into the fold. I had always thought; me and him against the world, but now; I’m uncertain. He or I have lost our way, and not on the same mission. As each one of my guys have left the fight and moved on the a higher plan, a little piece of me goes missing. But as they say; life goes on and we must try to meet it head on.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:32 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree with what you say in general, my friend and I go back many a year, shared hides and patched each other up when needed. So in that aspect, you couldn’t find a better comrade. And as far as him reading this, a very long shot. He is so anti-social media. Very backwoods type, he doesn’t make friends that well and suspicious of everyone. Not to say he paranoid, just untrusting.

Of lately; with the jeep and things, buying and not into the reality of survival, but the glamor of look at what I have. Over the past ten of so years, he has gone this way and I don’t understand what’s going on with him. He’s the last of my men and he blows off any attempt I try to make about his life style change. I know where he came from but can’t see where he’s headed. He doesn’t act like his old normal self. Randle; who is no longer with us, said he was just through the mid-life crisis. If so; I hope he finds his way back.

He always was a little flamboyant, but anchored if you know what I mean. No better tracker in the world and could knock the wings off a fly at a thousand yards. excellent survival skills and could bring home the bacon. But after the wife thing, not balanced, off the reservation so to speak. At present, he could hold his own and carry his own weight, but may disappear all of a sudden and not see or hear from him for months on end. No drinker, at least I haven’t seen it. But it’s like he’s a lost soul searching for that anchor.

Hope this in some way helps you to understand, he’s my brother in arms, but don’t know how to bring him back into the fold. I had always thought; me and him against the world, but now; I’m uncertain. He or I have lost our way, and not on the same mission. As each one of my guys have left the fight and moved on the a higher plan, a little piece of me goes missing. But as they say; life goes on and we must try to meet it head on.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:32 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree with what you say in general, my friend and I go back many a year, shared hides and patched each other up when needed. So in that aspect, you couldn’t find a better comrade. And as far as him reading this, a very long shot. He is so anti-social media. Very backwoods type, he doesn’t make friends that well and suspicious of everyone. Not to say he paranoid, just untrusting.

Of lately; with the jeep and things, buying and not into the reality of survival, but the glamor of look at what I have. Over the past ten of so years, he has gone this way and I don’t understand what’s going on with him. He’s the last of my men and he blows off any attempt I try to make about his life style change. I know where he came from but can’t see where he’s headed. He doesn’t act like his old normal self. Randle; who is no longer with us, said he was just through the mid-life crisis. If so; I hope he finds his way back.

He always was a little flamboyant, but anchored if you know what I mean. No better tracker in the world and could knock the wings off a fly at a thousand yards. excellent survival skills and could bring home the bacon. But after the wife thing, not balanced, off the reservation so to speak. At present, he could hold his own and carry his own weight, but may disappear all of a sudden and not see or hear from him for months on end. No drinker, at least I haven’t seen it. But it’s like he’s a lost soul searching for that anchor.

Hope this in some way helps you to understand, he’s my brother in arms, but don’t know how to bring him back into the fold. I had always thought; me and him against the world, but now; I’m uncertain. He or I have lost our way, and not on the same mission. As each one of my guys have left the fight and moved on the a higher plan, a little piece of me goes missing. But as they say; life goes on and we must try to meet it head on.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:32 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 8, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree with what you say in general, my friend and I go back many a year, shared hides and patched each other up when needed. So in that aspect, you couldn’t find a better comrade. And as far as him reading this, a very long shot. He is so anti-social media. Very backwoods type, he doesn’t make friends that well and suspicious of everyone. Not to say he paranoid, just untrusting.

Of lately; with the jeep and things, buying and not into the reality of survival, but the glamor of look at what I have. Over the past ten of so years, he has gone this way and I don’t understand what’s going on with him. He’s the last of my men and he blows off any attempt I try to make about his life style change. I know where he came from but can’t see where he’s headed. He doesn’t act like his old normal self. Randle; who is no longer with us, said he was just through the mid-life crisis. If so; I hope he finds his way back.

He always was a little flamboyant, but anchored if you know what I mean. No better tracker in the world and could knock the wings off a fly at a thousand yards. excellent survival skills and could bring home the bacon. But after the wife thing, not balanced, off the reservation so to speak. At present, he could hold his own and carry his own weight, but may disappear all of a sudden and not see or hear from him for months on end. No drinker, at least I haven’t seen it. But it’s like he’s a lost soul searching for that anchor.

Hope this in some way helps you to understand, he’s my brother in arms, but don’t know how to bring him back into the fold. I had always thought; me and him against the world, but now; I’m uncertain. He or I have lost our way, and not on the same mission. As each one of my guys have left the fight and moved on the a higher plan, a little piece of me goes missing. But as they say; life goes on and we must try to meet it head on.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:32 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 7, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks for all the input; and I agree with most of it, as for the evac vehicle, that’s a personal choice of need at hand, this too I agree with, I had the 4×4 and wished I had not listened to the wife back when we got the Jimmy, but still; common sense can get you a long way. My next item is a wench on the front. Been putting it off to get other things. I do have my eye on and older 4×4 Jimmy, and it wouldn’t take much to dress it up. Good running shape. I wish I had never gotten rid of my Toyota 4×4, loved that thing.

AS for my bud, he’s a great guy and former Army vet, trust worthy. Saved my can on many occasions, so while he acts a little scattered in his preps, he is solid as any as for having ones back. He was like that in service also, but made up for the lack in other ways. The only thing now is if he would be a greater burden in a Grid Down event at the start, because later on he would be worth his weight in gold as far as a group goes. My dilemma is do I carry him in the beginning as before for the benefit later, for he is a rubber meets the road type guy, and address issues on the cuff. We go back a ways and he’s like a brother, I know I sound like not a true friend, but I have family and he doesn’t, he was married once, but that ended. And don’t get me wrong, he’s a great guy, just don’t have his head in the right place if you know what I mean. Thinking back, he may have got like this after the dear john he got. Any way, I have to figure if the short comings now are worth the benefit later. I can over look the lack of prepping in areas, but not if it’s going to greatly effect my chances. Hope you understand and see what I’m struggling with. So I ask; when does friendship/Brotherhood negate Survival, or does it?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:09 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 7, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks for all the input; and I agree with most of it, as for the evac vehicle, that’s a personal choice of need at hand, this too I agree with, I had the 4×4 and wished I had not listened to the wife back when we got the Jimmy, but still; common sense can get you a long way. My next item is a wench on the front. Been putting it off to get other things. I do have my eye on and older 4×4 Jimmy, and it wouldn’t take much to dress it up. Good running shape. I wish I had never gotten rid of my Toyota 4×4, loved that thing.

AS for my bud, he’s a great guy and former Army vet, trust worthy. Saved my can on many occasions, so while he acts a little scattered in his preps, he is solid as any as for having ones back. He was like that in service also, but made up for the lack in other ways. The only thing now is if he would be a greater burden in a Grid Down event at the start, because later on he would be worth his weight in gold as far as a group goes. My dilemma is do I carry him in the beginning as before for the benefit later, for he is a rubber meets the road type guy, and address issues on the cuff. We go back a ways and he’s like a brother, I know I sound like not a true friend, but I have family and he doesn’t, he was married once, but that ended. And don’t get me wrong, he’s a great guy, just don’t have his head in the right place if you know what I mean. Thinking back, he may have got like this after the dear john he got. Any way, I have to figure if the short comings now are worth the benefit later. I can over look the lack of prepping in areas, but not if it’s going to greatly effect my chances. Hope you understand and see what I’m struggling with. So I ask; when does friendship/Brotherhood negate Survival, or does it?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:09 am


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A.N.T.S. • Evac Vehicle

August 7, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings All:

I was talking to a friend the other who happens to be a prepper too, but one of those who tries to copy the Jones” if you know what I mean. I have an old 01 GMC Jimmy I’ve been modifying from time to time. Great little SUV but only two wheel drive. A rack on top, brush guards all terrain tires, hitch for a trailer of one of those little racks you put on the hitch. You know, nothing to move the house, just to get me and the wife away if need be. Small enough to cut through the woods if need be also.

But my friend went our and got him one of those jeeps that are raised, big tires, no rack, but the big LED lights across the top of his windshield. A two door, not much room to carry anything, no hitch, no brush guards, but does have the cut away fenders and all. I asked him what he was planning on carrying if he had to bug out. He said that he can remove the back seats and stow gear in there. I said but it’s a rag top, anyone can cut into it and get you stuff, he got mad and said he has an alarm in my jeep. Now I must admit, I like the jeep, just not the way he has it set up. He has a nice communications rig in it I like too. But I like my Jimmy better. Plus he has a lot of gear and food stores. He says he has a BOL, and its stocked. Didn’t press here any, But: he is suppose to be my team mate, I think I need to look around a bit.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:34 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Evac Vehicle

August 7, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings All:

I was talking to a friend the other who happens to be a prepper too, but one of those who tries to copy the Jones” if you know what I mean. I have an old 01 GMC Jimmy I’ve been modifying from time to time. Great little SUV but only two wheel drive. A rack on top, brush guards all terrain tires, hitch for a trailer of one of those little racks you put on the hitch. You know, nothing to move the house, just to get me and the wife away if need be. Small enough to cut through the woods if need be also.

But my friend went our and got him one of those jeeps that are raised, big tires, no rack, but the big LED lights across the top of his windshield. A two door, not much room to carry anything, no hitch, no brush guards, but does have the cut away fenders and all. I asked him what he was planning on carrying if he had to bug out. He said that he can remove the back seats and stow gear in there. I said but it’s a rag top, anyone can cut into it and get you stuff, he got mad and said he has an alarm in my jeep. Now I must admit, I like the jeep, just not the way he has it set up. He has a nice communications rig in it I like too. But I like my Jimmy better. Plus he has a lot of gear and food stores. He says he has a BOL, and its stocked. Didn’t press here any, But: he is suppose to be my team mate, I think I need to look around a bit.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:34 pm


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A.N.T.S. • US-Bribery & Pay Off’s

August 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Like Matt had said over in the Currency blog: “Speaking of SHTF bribes, thought about mentioning them in my last post but it was getting long’ish enough already. It is worthy of discussion I think. Whether it’s bribing bureaucrats for an extra ration card, paying off the police/judge for some petty infraction enforced only as a means to generate revenue for the local government, or paying protection money to some criminal organization to leave you and your family/business alone. Still using Venezuela as an example, who (and how much) do you have to pay to keep you and your family members from getting ‘drafted’ into something like this?” This may very well be the norm of doing business in a SHTF scenario.

I also think that many of our Military would go rogue and work in units taking care of themselves and their families. And I can’t blame them. I also think that many of the arms from an armory would be taken and sold or traded by them.

What’s your thoughts: would the government turn on us or continue to try and help and get things back in line and moving forward?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:01 pm


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A.N.T.S. • US-Bribery & Pay Off’s

August 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Like Matt had said over in the Currency blog: “Speaking of SHTF bribes, thought about mentioning them in my last post but it was getting long’ish enough already. It is worthy of discussion I think. Whether it’s bribing bureaucrats for an extra ration card, paying off the police/judge for some petty infraction enforced only as a means to generate revenue for the local government, or paying protection money to some criminal organization to leave you and your family/business alone. Still using Venezuela as an example, who (and how much) do you have to pay to keep you and your family members from getting ‘drafted’ into something like this?” This may very well be the norm of doing business in a SHTF scenario.

I also think that many of our Military would go rogue and work in units taking care of themselves and their families. And I can’t blame them. I also think that many of the arms from an armory would be taken and sold or traded by them.

What’s your thoughts: would the government turn on us or continue to try and help and get things back in line and moving forward?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:01 pm


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A.N.T.S. • US-Bribery & Pay Off’s

August 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Like Matt had said over in the Currency blog: “Speaking of SHTF bribes, thought about mentioning them in my last post but it was getting long’ish enough already. It is worthy of discussion I think. Whether it’s bribing bureaucrats for an extra ration card, paying off the police/judge for some petty infraction enforced only as a means to generate revenue for the local government, or paying protection money to some criminal organization to leave you and your family/business alone. Still using Venezuela as an example, who (and how much) do you have to pay to keep you and your family members from getting ‘drafted’ into something like this?” This may very well be the norm of doing business in a SHTF scenario.

I also think that many of our Military would go rogue and work in units taking care of themselves and their families. And I can’t blame them. I also think that many of the arms from an armory would be taken and sold or traded by them.

What’s your thoughts: would the government turn on us or continue to try and help and get things back in line and moving forward?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:01 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: US Infrastructure

August 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks: I’m glad to see that others see and think as I do. Trump is taking a lot of flack from those who want it for themselves and are crying about it. I was reading the other week that Trump had already fulfilled 98% of his campaign promises, something no other President has ever done. One of his biggest issues now is his own party not backing him. Poor fellow is having to fight all uphill battles with every little support. One thing that really set me off was; when both parties viewed Trump the DR. Carson as none Professional Politicians. What the crab(p) is that about; starting way back at the beginning of their campaign. Any American born man or woman can run for President: farmer, plumber, electrician, babysitter; anyone. That shows just where they see themselves. Too many of them are in the legal field, last poll was the 83% of our politicians were in the Legal field. Too many, now we know why we have so many stupid laws on the books.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:41 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: US Infrastructure

August 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks: I’m glad to see that others see and think as I do. Trump is taking a lot of flack from those who want it for themselves and are crying about it. I was reading the other week that Trump had already fulfilled 98% of his campaign promises, something no other President has ever done. One of his biggest issues now is his own party not backing him. Poor fellow is having to fight all uphill battles with every little support. One thing that really set me off was; when both parties viewed Trump the DR. Carson as none Professional Politicians. What the crab(p) is that about; starting way back at the beginning of their campaign. Any American born man or woman can run for President: farmer, plumber, electrician, babysitter; anyone. That shows just where they see themselves. Too many of them are in the legal field, last poll was the 83% of our politicians were in the Legal field. Too many, now we know why we have so many stupid laws on the books.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:41 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: US Infrastructure

August 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks: I’m glad to see that others see and think as I do. Trump is taking a lot of flack from those who want it for themselves and are crying about it. I was reading the other week that Trump had already fulfilled 98% of his campaign promises, something no other President has ever done. One of his biggest issues now is his own party not backing him. Poor fellow is having to fight all uphill battles with every little support. One thing that really set me off was; when both parties viewed Trump the DR. Carson as none Professional Politicians. What the crab(p) is that about; starting way back at the beginning of their campaign. Any American born man or woman can run for President: farmer, plumber, electrician, babysitter; anyone. That shows just where they see themselves. Too many of them are in the legal field, last poll was the 83% of our politicians were in the Legal field. Too many, now we know why we have so many stupid laws on the books.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:41 pm


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A.N.T.S. • US Infrastructure

August 4, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All: Was reading that our allies and other countries are saying that our infrastructure is a threat to the world and it’s economy. Many are dumping US currency and selling holdings in the US. They think that we have let our infrastructure become dilapidated and dangerous. Many are backing away and lagging on support to the US, saying we are unstable.

Well: what’s your thoughts and comments about these would-be friends and allies? Can we stand alone? How about survive or even prosper? Would we become a easy target to wacko’s? What should we do? Go it alone? Tell them to go to Hell?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:16 pm


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A.N.T.S. • US Infrastructure

August 4, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All: Was reading that our allies and other countries are saying that our infrastructure is a threat to the world and it’s economy. Many are dumping US currency and selling holdings in the US. They think that we have let our infrastructure become dilapidated and dangerous. Many are backing away and lagging on support to the US, saying we are unstable.

Well: what’s your thoughts and comments about these would-be friends and allies? Can we stand alone? How about survive or even prosper? Would we become a easy target to wacko’s? What should we do? Go it alone? Tell them to go to Hell?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:16 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

August 2, 2017 Cadit 0

Years ago, on the farm, we had signs like that up. One of my favorites was; If this isn’t you farm, then stay off it. The price for that mistake is to great. And another; go back down and stay above ground. Back in the day, country folks didn’t play, they were true to their word and believed in keeping one’s own integrity. Like in the military: we had codes to ID friendlies and foes, challenge words of phrases. This helped keep us alive and identify friendlies. This may be something that will be used in a grid down event. I know some who have already implemented this.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

August 2, 2017 Cadit 0

Years ago, on the farm, we had signs like that up. One of my favorites was; If this isn’t you farm, then stay off it. The price for that mistake is to great. And another; go back down and stay above ground. Back in the day, country folks didn’t play, they were true to their word and believed in keeping one’s own integrity. Like in the military: we had codes to ID friendlies and foes, challenge words of phrases. This helped keep us alive and identify friendlies. This may be something that will be used in a grid down event. I know some who have already implemented this.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

August 2, 2017 Cadit 0

Years ago, on the farm, we had signs like that up. One of my favorites was; If this isn’t you farm, then stay off it. The price for that mistake is to great. And another; go back down and stay above ground. Back in the day, country folks didn’t play, they were true to their word and believed in keeping one’s own integrity. Like in the military: we had codes to ID friendlies and foes, challenge words of phrases. This helped keep us alive and identify friendlies. This may be something that will be used in a grid down event. I know some who have already implemented this.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 2, 2017 Cadit 0

As one pointed out; Gold and Silver has always been a medium of trade for thousands of years, I don’t think that will change. What worked then will also work now or if the SHTF event. It may take a little time for that to come about and level out to a normal trade value. But I think it will. History has proven that time after time. What we need to do is prepare and be able to work within that mode of trade. Wither its goods or precious metals. If you have gas, I bet someone or group will be around the corner to take it. So’ at first, everyone except your group if you’re in one, is your enemy and the only one you can truly trust is: yourself, excluding wife and kids.

Now I do agree that in the beginning; prices for things is going to be outrageous and costly. So; how will you handle that, some will resort to violence while others still or murder. But as in all things, even that will settle down after a time. If you have read any about the settlement of the west, much that same will be all across the country. Least that’s how I see it, and we each have our own view point. That’s what makes these discussions so great. I wish you all the best and a long life.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:25 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 2, 2017 Cadit 0

As one pointed out; Gold and Silver has always been a medium of trade for thousands of years, I don’t think that will change. What worked then will also work now or if the SHTF event. It may take a little time for that to come about and level out to a normal trade value. But I think it will. History has proven that time after time. What we need to do is prepare and be able to work within that mode of trade. Wither its goods or precious metals. If you have gas, I bet someone or group will be around the corner to take it. So’ at first, everyone except your group if you’re in one, is your enemy and the only one you can truly trust is: yourself, excluding wife and kids.

Now I do agree that in the beginning; prices for things is going to be outrageous and costly. So; how will you handle that, some will resort to violence while others still or murder. But as in all things, even that will settle down after a time. If you have read any about the settlement of the west, much that same will be all across the country. Least that’s how I see it, and we each have our own view point. That’s what makes these discussions so great. I wish you all the best and a long life.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:25 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 2, 2017 Cadit 0

As one pointed out; Gold and Silver has always been a medium of trade for thousands of years, I don’t think that will change. What worked then will also work now or if the SHTF event. It may take a little time for that to come about and level out to a normal trade value. But I think it will. History has proven that time after time. What we need to do is prepare and be able to work within that mode of trade. Wither its goods or precious metals. If you have gas, I bet someone or group will be around the corner to take it. So’ at first, everyone except your group if you’re in one, is your enemy and the only one you can truly trust is: yourself, excluding wife and kids.

Now I do agree that in the beginning; prices for things is going to be outrageous and costly. So; how will you handle that, some will resort to violence while others still or murder. But as in all things, even that will settle down after a time. If you have read any about the settlement of the west, much that same will be all across the country. Least that’s how I see it, and we each have our own view point. That’s what makes these discussions so great. I wish you all the best and a long life.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:25 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 28, 2017 Cadit 0

Great info and post, I like the different venues of detection, LOL. I posted this because of a conversation with the Sherriff of a County I lived in and found that everyone that I asked said the same thing, You must register your No Trespassing Signs with the Sherriff’s Department to have legal right of law in trespassing arrest. I found this to be obscured in the language. I knew of several cases where people were arrested for breaking and entering and was charged also with trespassing. So I guess its up to who ever is the acting law enforcement of your area. But a lawyer friend of mine said that to help protect myself from law suites, that it would be best if I posted No Trespassing signs around my property. But that was some years back and we see how our court systems treats criminals now days, and I like many others; if there is no one to dispute your word, then how can they accuse anyone.

AS I know and many can attest to this, if by chance you find yourself questioned after a shooting, be advised; its natural to wet ones self in that type of confrontation, because the taking of a life is a very big deal, and many think it not. But I tell you it is, and it is forever. So to reduce any thoughts from a lawyer, judge and police officers, spill a glass of water in your crotch and act as if you’re very upset, even puke a littler if you can. It will go better for you if you do, because, its not like in the movies.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:24 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 28, 2017 Cadit 0

Great info and post, I like the different venues of detection, LOL. I posted this because of a conversation with the Sherriff of a County I lived in and found that everyone that I asked said the same thing, You must register your No Trespassing Signs with the Sherriff’s Department to have legal right of law in trespassing arrest. I found this to be obscured in the language. I knew of several cases where people were arrested for breaking and entering and was charged also with trespassing. So I guess its up to who ever is the acting law enforcement of your area. But a lawyer friend of mine said that to help protect myself from law suites, that it would be best if I posted No Trespassing signs around my property. But that was some years back and we see how our court systems treats criminals now days, and I like many others; if there is no one to dispute your word, then how can they accuse anyone.

AS I know and many can attest to this, if by chance you find yourself questioned after a shooting, be advised; its natural to wet ones self in that type of confrontation, because the taking of a life is a very big deal, and many think it not. But I tell you it is, and it is forever. So to reduce any thoughts from a lawyer, judge and police officers, spill a glass of water in your crotch and act as if you’re very upset, even puke a littler if you can. It will go better for you if you do, because, its not like in the movies.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:24 am


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A.N.T.S. • My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Greeting All:

OK; we have our BOL, Homestead, Farm; what every you have to live on and have prepared for that big event. But; wait, it hasn’t happened yet. So; what have you done to ensure that you don’t get sued or some other legal action taken against you? Is your property posted to protect you from trespassing and injuries of uninvited guest? Your guard dog or other animal you use for protection that is not caged or confined but runs loose, is you property posted for that?

What I’m addressing here is this; we have prepared for what might happen in the future; tomorrow, the day after or when ever. But we live in the present, with the problems and issues of the present. So; what have you done to protect you and your family from the unintentional incident that lands you in court?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:15 pm


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A.N.T.S. • My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Greeting All:

OK; we have our BOL, Homestead, Farm; what every you have to live on and have prepared for that big event. But; wait, it hasn’t happened yet. So; what have you done to ensure that you don’t get sued or some other legal action taken against you? Is your property posted to protect you from trespassing and injuries of uninvited guest? Your guard dog or other animal you use for protection that is not caged or confined but runs loose, is you property posted for that?

What I’m addressing here is this; we have prepared for what might happen in the future; tomorrow, the day after or when ever. But we live in the present, with the problems and issues of the present. So; what have you done to protect you and your family from the unintentional incident that lands you in court?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:15 pm


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A.N.T.S. • My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Greeting All:

OK; we have our BOL, Homestead, Farm; what every you have to live on and have prepared for that big event. But; wait, it hasn’t happened yet. So; what have you done to ensure that you don’t get sued or some other legal action taken against you? Is your property posted to protect you from trespassing and injuries of uninvited guest? Your guard dog or other animal you use for protection that is not caged or confined but runs loose, is you property posted for that?

What I’m addressing here is this; we have prepared for what might happen in the future; tomorrow, the day after or when ever. But we live in the present, with the problems and issues of the present. So; what have you done to protect you and your family from the unintentional incident that lands you in court?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:15 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

This is great; our country is as different in as the people in it. And you are so right when one stops and thinks of the different regions of our country. Snowcapped mountains are a different type of living than that of the desert. And country living is different than of down town New York. Alaska and Hawaii, not even going there. One thing I see that is in most all the post is this, what’s mine is mine and you’re not going to get it. And I agree. But I see as it is pointed out, some have one sightedness, or don’t understand that one’s statement comes from where they live and how they were raised. But one thing does shine through, that is; we are only limited by our own mind. What is the one thing that is taught in every survival skill set or theater of training. Your Mind-set, if it isn’t right, you will not survive. I see some of that here,

But this sharing of knowledge is what it’s all about, giving someone and idea and letting the idea grow. Who knows; the life you save may be a loved one or dear friend.
These are some of the best post I’ve read in a while, thanks for all that information and guidance. You’re a great bunch and looking forward to more comments.

Thanks

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:02 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

This is great; our country is as different in as the people in it. And you are so right when one stops and thinks of the different regions of our country. Snowcapped mountains are a different type of living than that of the desert. And country living is different than of down town New York. Alaska and Hawaii, not even going there. One thing I see that is in most all the post is this, what’s mine is mine and you’re not going to get it. And I agree. But I see as it is pointed out, some have one sightedness, or don’t understand that one’s statement comes from where they live and how they were raised. But one thing does shine through, that is; we are only limited by our own mind. What is the one thing that is taught in every survival skill set or theater of training. Your Mind-set, if it isn’t right, you will not survive. I see some of that here,

But this sharing of knowledge is what it’s all about, giving someone and idea and letting the idea grow. Who knows; the life you save may be a loved one or dear friend.
These are some of the best post I’ve read in a while, thanks for all that information and guidance. You’re a great bunch and looking forward to more comments.

Thanks

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:02 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

This is great; our country is as different in as the people in it. And you are so right when one stops and thinks of the different regions of our country. Snowcapped mountains are a different type of living than that of the desert. And country living is different than of down town New York. Alaska and Hawaii, not even going there. One thing I see that is in most all the post is this, what’s mine is mine and you’re not going to get it. And I agree. But I see as it is pointed out, some have one sightedness, or don’t understand that one’s statement comes from where they live and how they were raised. But one thing does shine through, that is; we are only limited by our own mind. What is the one thing that is taught in every survival skill set or theater of training. Your Mind-set, if it isn’t right, you will not survive. I see some of that here,

But this sharing of knowledge is what it’s all about, giving someone and idea and letting the idea grow. Who knows; the life you save may be a loved one or dear friend.
These are some of the best post I’ve read in a while, thanks for all that information and guidance. You’re a great bunch and looking forward to more comments.

Thanks

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:02 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Hunting-Then and Now

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Chester; you hit the nail on the head with the training, each of my hunting dogs had at least two to three years of training before let loose hunting. I would put him or her with the pack after the first year of training, they learn a lot from other dogs as it were, and helps teach to work as a pack. I always loved just taking them out early in the morning and letting them run for an hour or so, miss that.

I never had much luck with the larger breads except for bird hunting, which is not my bag. But I did have two bird dogs at one time, but later traded one to a friend and gung onto the other more or less as a watch dog. But I must say, the best watch or guard animal I ever had, were geese. They are loud and mean, and very territorial. Always had two around, those eggs were huge, only needed one for breakfast. LOL

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:14 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Hunting-Then and Now

July 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Chester; you hit the nail on the head with the training, each of my hunting dogs had at least two to three years of training before let loose hunting. I would put him or her with the pack after the first year of training, they learn a lot from other dogs as it were, and helps teach to work as a pack. I always loved just taking them out early in the morning and letting them run for an hour or so, miss that.

I never had much luck with the larger breads except for bird hunting, which is not my bag. But I did have two bird dogs at one time, but later traded one to a friend and gung onto the other more or less as a watch dog. But I must say, the best watch or guard animal I ever had, were geese. They are loud and mean, and very territorial. Always had two around, those eggs were huge, only needed one for breakfast. LOL

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:14 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Hunting-Then and Now

July 26, 2017 Cadit 0

You both are so right, I learned from my dad how to handle dogs at around the age of 8. He then started teaching me to shoot around 9 or 10. Got my first rifle at 10 years of age. By the time I was 13, I was hunting on my own. Started with a 22, next a 16 gauge then on to the 12 gauge. Had a 10 gauge for a while, just too powerful, shoulder would ache for a week.

But you guys are so right about how it can add to your wild food stock, that is if they are good hunting dogs. Thanks for your input.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:46 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Hunting-Then and Now

July 26, 2017 Cadit 0

You both are so right, I learned from my dad how to handle dogs at around the age of 8. He then started teaching me to shoot around 9 or 10. Got my first rifle at 10 years of age. By the time I was 13, I was hunting on my own. Started with a 22, next a 16 gauge then on to the 12 gauge. Had a 10 gauge for a while, just too powerful, shoulder would ache for a week.

But you guys are so right about how it can add to your wild food stock, that is if they are good hunting dogs. Thanks for your input.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:46 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Hunting-Then and Now

July 24, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi ALL: I was thinking the other day about when I was big into hunting, like every week-end all winter long. I had 17 of the 14 1/2 inch Beagles. Love them dogs, but many a time they would catch their pray and bring it back to me in good shape. While I like shooting my game, I did like how they would run the pray and run it back to my location it didn’t tree or go to ground. But I a great job opportunity and sold off my dogs and kook the job.

I had an uncle who raised and trained hunting dogs, mainly for Bear, Cougar or Mountain Lion. He made his own feed for them to eat, nerve would tell me how he made it. A lot of talk on subjects of: water, food, medical, guns and the list go on. A few comments and post about pets or guard dogs have pop up a time or two, but never have I seen anything about hunting dogs, a great addition to one prepper or survival plan.

So; What’s your take on Hunting Dogs to help provide food?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:37 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Hunting-Then and Now

July 24, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi ALL: I was thinking the other day about when I was big into hunting, like every week-end all winter long. I had 17 of the 14 1/2 inch Beagles. Love them dogs, but many a time they would catch their pray and bring it back to me in good shape. While I like shooting my game, I did like how they would run the pray and run it back to my location it didn’t tree or go to ground. But I a great job opportunity and sold off my dogs and kook the job.

I had an uncle who raised and trained hunting dogs, mainly for Bear, Cougar or Mountain Lion. He made his own feed for them to eat, nerve would tell me how he made it. A lot of talk on subjects of: water, food, medical, guns and the list go on. A few comments and post about pets or guard dogs have pop up a time or two, but never have I seen anything about hunting dogs, a great addition to one prepper or survival plan.

So; What’s your take on Hunting Dogs to help provide food?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:37 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Ok This NK thing

July 23, 2017 Cadit 0

I see a lot of bickering going on here, remember; that war is over. Good old honest Abe; did a great injustice to both the North and the South. Like many carpetbagger of today, that war was about money and power, nothing more nothing less. Then as now, money was the power and driving force of many of our wars all the way up to todays wars. Don’t be fooled by the Patriotic pig excrement of our Representatives. If they are caught violating American trust and doing underhanded deals, they then squeal like all the other pigs before them.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:36 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Ok This NK thing

July 23, 2017 Cadit 0

I see a lot of bickering going on here, remember; that war is over. Good old honest Abe; did a great injustice to both the North and the South. Like many carpetbagger of today, that war was about money and power, nothing more nothing less. Then as now, money was the power and driving force of many of our wars all the way up to todays wars. Don’t be fooled by the Patriotic pig excrement of our Representatives. If they are caught violating American trust and doing underhanded deals, they then squeal like all the other pigs before them.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:36 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 23, 2017 Cadit 0

I have read that companies are starting to except gold and silver as payments, no script. And more and more companies are starting to do this. I’ve also read where the government is trying to stop this or at least have control over the exchange. Not very much information out there to give any insight as to what may develop. But like always; the government is scared they might miss getting their share. As far as stowing away any gold and silver, it’s not to be able to exchange it later for paper money, but to use when paper money is no longer around. Remember: it wasn’t that long ago that our paper money was backed by gold. And from what I’ve read, Russia and China both are buying up gold to back their money, we aren’t, there’s even been a movement to band the purchase of gold by the American citizens, making it illegal to own gold again in the US. It fell to pass.

That’s like when they went from the gold backed dollar to the reserve note, it was illegal to possess gold and silver certificates, the only exception was if you were a licensed collector. I don’t know if that has changed or not, but do remember there being a deadline at that time to turned in any gold or silver certificates that you had. What got me was the American people, like sheep, searched their paper money and all bills that stated that it could be redeemed for gold or silver, and took them to the banks to exchange them. Sad; stupid little sheep.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:10 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 23, 2017 Cadit 0

I have read that companies are starting to except gold and silver as payments, no script. And more and more companies are starting to do this. I’ve also read where the government is trying to stop this or at least have control over the exchange. Not very much information out there to give any insight as to what may develop. But like always; the government is scared they might miss getting their share. As far as stowing away any gold and silver, it’s not to be able to exchange it later for paper money, but to use when paper money is no longer around. Remember: it wasn’t that long ago that our paper money was backed by gold. And from what I’ve read, Russia and China both are buying up gold to back their money, we aren’t, there’s even been a movement to band the purchase of gold by the American citizens, making it illegal to own gold again in the US. It fell to pass.

That’s like when they went from the gold backed dollar to the reserve note, it was illegal to possess gold and silver certificates, the only exception was if you were a licensed collector. I don’t know if that has changed or not, but do remember there being a deadline at that time to turned in any gold or silver certificates that you had. What got me was the American people, like sheep, searched their paper money and all bills that stated that it could be redeemed for gold or silver, and took them to the banks to exchange them. Sad; stupid little sheep.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:10 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 22, 2017 Cadit 0

I know what you’re saying, and believe me; I hide mine well. I put mine in a plastic tube and seal the ends, Then I take an auger and drill a hole in the ends of my rafters and slide one in each rafter and place a wooden plug back into the hole. The only issue would be if the house should burn down. I don’t think that will happen because there Is no power to it, Its wired but no power. Did the same at the boat house, no power there either, and no heat. I did all my supplies like that, with different size lumber and a few other tricks to make them not stand out.

Anyway: your mind is your best tool for all things prepping and security. Like they say, hide in plain sight. Its amazing how much canned food you can hide inside a metal pipe.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 22, 2017 Cadit 0

I know what you’re saying, and believe me; I hide mine well. I put mine in a plastic tube and seal the ends, Then I take an auger and drill a hole in the ends of my rafters and slide one in each rafter and place a wooden plug back into the hole. The only issue would be if the house should burn down. I don’t think that will happen because there Is no power to it, Its wired but no power. Did the same at the boat house, no power there either, and no heat. I did all my supplies like that, with different size lumber and a few other tricks to make them not stand out.

Anyway: your mind is your best tool for all things prepping and security. Like they say, hide in plain sight. Its amazing how much canned food you can hide inside a metal pipe.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 pm