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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Same here; I got the larger battery for my Baofeng HT, over twice the power. My FRS radios do the same, while I have found that the Radio shack batteries last about twice as long as conventional type AA or AAA, the 9 volt I’ve always liked. Now my HF rig is on household current, so I’m good there unless the unthinkable happens, then it over to battery.

A lot of what you guys say is so true, when I first got into Amateur radio, I was lost. I bought a few bad items and regretted it. which I would’ve; had anyone guided me in what to look for and what to stay away from. Would have saved me a lot of money that I could have used else where. This was the point I was trying to convey about us older Preppers and survivalist. Don’t tell them what to buy; but educate them in what to look for in their purchases. Spend their money wisely, and upgrade at every change.

As for reviews, I have to weigh the pros and cons, some of them good reviews can come from someone that just don’t know they got the lower end of the deal. and the complainers, whos to say they don’t complain about everything? So you see, who’s word do you trust, me its the one that not suggesting a brand over another, but just giving you their learned experience. Not many people are doing that these days. I guess its a secrete. LOL:|

Great talking with you.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Same here; I got the larger battery for my Baofeng HT, over twice the power. My FRS radios do the same, while I have found that the Radio shack batteries last about twice as long as conventional type AA or AAA, the 9 volt I’ve always liked. Now my HF rig is on household current, so I’m good there unless the unthinkable happens, then it over to battery.

A lot of what you guys say is so true, when I first got into Amateur radio, I was lost. I bought a few bad items and regretted it. which I would’ve; had anyone guided me in what to look for and what to stay away from. Would have saved me a lot of money that I could have used else where. This was the point I was trying to convey about us older Preppers and survivalist. Don’t tell them what to buy; but educate them in what to look for in their purchases. Spend their money wisely, and upgrade at every change.

As for reviews, I have to weigh the pros and cons, some of them good reviews can come from someone that just don’t know they got the lower end of the deal. and the complainers, whos to say they don’t complain about everything? So you see, who’s word do you trust, me its the one that not suggesting a brand over another, but just giving you their learned experience. Not many people are doing that these days. I guess its a secrete. LOL:|

Great talking with you.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Not suggesting that there should be a directive in what or how we prep, just that a good solid foundation for those just getting into prepping. As many people have asked me, why is it so hard to get a straight answer to the simplest question on prepping. But instead of getting info on a good starting point, they are flooded with the do’s and don’ts that often time only confuse the beginner.

Most of you I agree with that it’s and individual preference and choice. But to the beginner, it’s all Greek. As a vet, there were only so many selections in gear to chose from, and that depended on your MOS. The M16 was problelly the worst weapon at that time, many a soldier lost their lives because of it. Now today the AR 15 is a very good weapon, and dependable. But as most said; it is an individual decision on gear and weapons. But stop; in the eyes of the beginner, they are all the same. You know this to be true, you were in the beginner stage once. Who is going to advise you best on gear, a prepper or a survivalist? How about weapons, a firearms instructor or a gunsmith? What should one look for as a weapon for a prepper or a survivalist. You know that these are normally their first questions. And to say you are on your own, can be certain death if they have bought a piece of crap of a weapon or gear.

How many gun manufactures are there and how many different types of do they make gun? How many knives are made and how many different types. what is a piece of garbage and what a good starter knife. Do I want a rife, hand gun, or shotgun to start with, and what caliber? I know that this is a loaded question, but you get the idea. The beginner don’t know the difference between a Oak or Gum tree.

In my research, I found many that are giving out information that is dumber than me on the subject, and they are telling people things that can get them killed. I am a firm believer in the group setting for survival, I don’t say that someone that is bent on the Lone Ranger aspect. I know many are given to that mind-set. Me Like the AR-15, 308 (7.62 and the 50 Cal. for rifles. As for hand guns, 380, 10 and the 45 cal. These I decided myself as for protection. As for shotguns, a 20 gauge and a 12 gauge. I have two tents types, one for the family and one for backpacks. I went through a few tents that were garbage, then someone gave me some tips on how to pick my tent. Now, I’ve been using my backpack for about six years now, but all of you are right, I chose the one I wanted, but only after being armed with the knowledge given me to make that choice.

Everyone through out their life has at one time or another had a mentor (authority) to guide them, and give you the knowledge to make a educated decisions in certain fields. It’s life and it has happened as far back as recorded history. So; no. I’m not implying that we need someone to tell us what to choose or what type to get. Yes; that is an individuals like and dislikes that governs that decision. :shakeyes:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Not suggesting that there should be a directive in what or how we prep, just that a good solid foundation for those just getting into prepping. As many people have asked me, why is it so hard to get a straight answer to the simplest question on prepping. But instead of getting info on a good starting point, they are flooded with the do’s and don’ts that often time only confuse the beginner.

Most of you I agree with that it’s and individual preference and choice. But to the beginner, it’s all Greek. As a vet, there were only so many selections in gear to chose from, and that depended on your MOS. The M16 was problelly the worst weapon at that time, many a soldier lost their lives because of it. Now today the AR 15 is a very good weapon, and dependable. But as most said; it is an individual decision on gear and weapons. But stop; in the eyes of the beginner, they are all the same. You know this to be true, you were in the beginner stage once. Who is going to advise you best on gear, a prepper or a survivalist? How about weapons, a firearms instructor or a gunsmith? What should one look for as a weapon for a prepper or a survivalist. You know that these are normally their first questions. And to say you are on your own, can be certain death if they have bought a piece of crap of a weapon or gear.

How many gun manufactures are there and how many different types of do they make gun? How many knives are made and how many different types. what is a piece of garbage and what a good starter knife. Do I want a rife, hand gun, or shotgun to start with, and what caliber? I know that this is a loaded question, but you get the idea. The beginner don’t know the difference between a Oak or Gum tree.

In my research, I found many that are giving out information that is dumber than me on the subject, and they are telling people things that can get them killed. I am a firm believer in the group setting for survival, I don’t say that someone that is bent on the Lone Ranger aspect. I know many are given to that mind-set. Me Like the AR-15, 308 (7.62 and the 50 Cal. for rifles. As for hand guns, 380, 10 and the 45 cal. These I decided myself as for protection. As for shotguns, a 20 gauge and a 12 gauge. I have two tents types, one for the family and one for backpacks. I went through a few tents that were garbage, then someone gave me some tips on how to pick my tent. Now, I’ve been using my backpack for about six years now, but all of you are right, I chose the one I wanted, but only after being armed with the knowledge given me to make that choice.

Everyone through out their life has at one time or another had a mentor (authority) to guide them, and give you the knowledge to make a educated decisions in certain fields. It’s life and it has happened as far back as recorded history. So; no. I’m not implying that we need someone to tell us what to choose or what type to get. Yes; that is an individuals like and dislikes that governs that decision. :shakeyes:

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A.N.T.S. • Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Ok: I have seen so many web sites, books, magazines, Prepper & survivalist Training Sites and they all say the other is wrong about this, about that. Who to believe. There’s got to be one that is held above all others as the most authority on this subject. And another thing; gear, clothing, and equipment. What’s up with that, is there not a solitary site that can give you the lowdown on what’s what? :x

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A.N.T.S. • Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Ok: I have seen so many web sites, books, magazines, Prepper & survivalist Training Sites and they all say the other is wrong about this, about that. Who to believe. There’s got to be one that is held above all others as the most authority on this subject. And another thing; gear, clothing, and equipment. What’s up with that, is there not a solitary site that can give you the lowdown on what’s what? :x

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

June 13, 2017 Cadit 0

I see a lot of different pinions and suggestions, and they’re all great, and many may find something new here that may help them. I guess the big difference is the group thing, all I know is, if you hoof it alone or just your family, whither is 2 or 4 family members, it’s just you, Who is going to provide watch at night, who is going to forage for the family when supplies get low. How will security be provided. This is just the basics for survival. In a family of four, if you are all adults, good, but if you have small children, you’re in trouble. But say you are all by yourself, you going to sit up all night and day keeping watch. I don’t care where you try to hide, you may be found, then what; give all you’re food stores and hope they don’t kill you if they haven’t all ready done so.

I understand the Lone Ranger thing, but he even had a side kick. So going it alone is a very risky path, and very few survive it. That’s why when the west was settled, small villages sprang up, it was for protection and survival, the small ranches and farms on the out skirts are the ones who died and the women taken as whores or slaves to sale and trade. Remember; even in a grid down event, there are still predators out there, and all kids will be a target.

But to each their own. Me and mine will be in a group.

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

June 13, 2017 Cadit 0

I see a lot of different pinions and suggestions, and they’re all great, and many may find something new here that may help them. I guess the big difference is the group thing, all I know is, if you hoof it alone or just your family, whither is 2 or 4 family members, it’s just you, Who is going to provide watch at night, who is going to forage for the family when supplies get low. How will security be provided. This is just the basics for survival. In a family of four, if you are all adults, good, but if you have small children, you’re in trouble. But say you are all by yourself, you going to sit up all night and day keeping watch. I don’t care where you try to hide, you may be found, then what; give all you’re food stores and hope they don’t kill you if they haven’t all ready done so.

I understand the Lone Ranger thing, but he even had a side kick. So going it alone is a very risky path, and very few survive it. That’s why when the west was settled, small villages sprang up, it was for protection and survival, the small ranches and farms on the out skirts are the ones who died and the women taken as whores or slaves to sale and trade. Remember; even in a grid down event, there are still predators out there, and all kids will be a target.

But to each their own. Me and mine will be in a group.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 10, 2017 Cadit 0

Me too Gunns; There are very few developments that would make me bug out, but if they did develop, I would head out as early as possible. Another prepper group I hitched my wagon to, advocates purchasing at least a small one acre track of land as a BOL. Myself, I don’t know if a one acre of land will provide me with enough substance to make it on. Everything I’ve read says a minimal of two acres is needed. But I guess, one acre is better than no land at all.

I understand the safe haven idea of the one acre to get you out and away from danger, and I’ve seen one acre farms as it were, but it’s so compacted. and you are right, it would be easier to make several trips, but with each trip, you run the risk of being noticed and followed.

As I told a friend of mine, when asked about buying property, I suggested that he purchase at least acres of land, land that has a lot of hard words on it. He could then turn around and sold the trees off it and pay off the land. He did this and paid off his land and had clear title to it. Then turned around and built him a house also and now has a clear title to it as well. When he sold the trees, he did what is called select cut, that means they went through and cut only certain trees, not all. So now he has a beautiful small farm, which is listed as a farm, the government pays him not to plant except that which he needs for him and his family, he get also farm privileges for his vehicles, equipment, gas and much, much more. He’s one of those who falls in muck and it turns out to be oil. Another friend did well also that I told this to. He now owns six (6) stores, I never pay for anything when I go there. of course I don’t go very often, and I do try to pay.

But I understand about the Multiple trips, and being my age, I too would most likely do the same. But very carefully. :shakeyes:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 10, 2017 Cadit 0

Me too Gunns; There are very few developments that would make me bug out, but if they did develop, I would head out as early as possible. Another prepper group I hitched my wagon to, advocates purchasing at least a small one acre track of land as a BOL. Myself, I don’t know if a one acre of land will provide me with enough substance to make it on. Everything I’ve read says a minimal of two acres is needed. But I guess, one acre is better than no land at all.

I understand the safe haven idea of the one acre to get you out and away from danger, and I’ve seen one acre farms as it were, but it’s so compacted. and you are right, it would be easier to make several trips, but with each trip, you run the risk of being noticed and followed.

As I told a friend of mine, when asked about buying property, I suggested that he purchase at least acres of land, land that has a lot of hard words on it. He could then turn around and sold the trees off it and pay off the land. He did this and paid off his land and had clear title to it. Then turned around and built him a house also and now has a clear title to it as well. When he sold the trees, he did what is called select cut, that means they went through and cut only certain trees, not all. So now he has a beautiful small farm, which is listed as a farm, the government pays him not to plant except that which he needs for him and his family, he get also farm privileges for his vehicles, equipment, gas and much, much more. He’s one of those who falls in muck and it turns out to be oil. Another friend did well also that I told this to. He now owns six (6) stores, I never pay for anything when I go there. of course I don’t go very often, and I do try to pay.

But I understand about the Multiple trips, and being my age, I too would most likely do the same. But very carefully. :shakeyes:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 10, 2017 Cadit 0

Very good observation there Matte, I’m not trying to be the Gray house or Gray Man, but want to let people know that how you keep you home and often times make you a target all the while not knowing, I know that I have a very large foot print, but I myself am not trying to hid from anyone. You make some very good points and I’m glad you posted, because those viewing this now has the understanding that many don’t.

But; If anyone thinks they are a complete Gray Man or have the ultimate Gray House, then they are fooling themselves, because; as you problelly know, big brother knows where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re buying and how much. That’s why big brother has merchants reporting anyone who buys large amounts of supplies and paying in cash. But let’s be honest, most people are so wrapped up in their own life, that they don’t see what right across the street unless it’s pointed out to them, and this is what be a Gray Man or have a Gray House is all about, not taking people and saying; hey look at what I have. Because you are right, when people are hungry, they are dangerous.

And someone like yourself, who has noted that I may be a good target, they must too realize that I may know that too, and have made the necessary adjustments to compensate for that. Not to say that preppers are dumb, but many are their own worsted enemy. Like a friend of mine, he has this bunker, and unless you knew or had an idea of its location, you would walk by its entrance a million time and never find it. Now I know this and know that he has never offered to let me and mine stay with him and his, I would be a fool to think I could go there and try to stay, for he is not they type to open his doors to anyone.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 10, 2017 Cadit 0

Very good observation there Matte, I’m not trying to be the Gray house or Gray Man, but want to let people know that how you keep you home and often times make you a target all the while not knowing, I know that I have a very large foot print, but I myself am not trying to hid from anyone. You make some very good points and I’m glad you posted, because those viewing this now has the understanding that many don’t.

But; If anyone thinks they are a complete Gray Man or have the ultimate Gray House, then they are fooling themselves, because; as you problelly know, big brother knows where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re buying and how much. That’s why big brother has merchants reporting anyone who buys large amounts of supplies and paying in cash. But let’s be honest, most people are so wrapped up in their own life, that they don’t see what right across the street unless it’s pointed out to them, and this is what be a Gray Man or have a Gray House is all about, not taking people and saying; hey look at what I have. Because you are right, when people are hungry, they are dangerous.

And someone like yourself, who has noted that I may be a good target, they must too realize that I may know that too, and have made the necessary adjustments to compensate for that. Not to say that preppers are dumb, but many are their own worsted enemy. Like a friend of mine, he has this bunker, and unless you knew or had an idea of its location, you would walk by its entrance a million time and never find it. Now I know this and know that he has never offered to let me and mine stay with him and his, I would be a fool to think I could go there and try to stay, for he is not they type to open his doors to anyone.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who Will Be Your Doctor?

June 10, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree that in todays world, the doctor of today will be almost useless. I know that if I have something other than a cold or the flue or a cut, my primary doctor is useless and he will send me to another doctor that can treat me. A paramedic in a grid down would be much more useful, and have better knowledge of how to treat someone. Now a trauma Doctor or EMT, would suit my needs, but in a grid down situation, there isn’t that many of them that could help. And their prices would be sky high.

I have and am studying Herbalism, Emergency Medical and Dentistry somewhat. We will need someone who can do all these things, like doctors did in the eighteen hundreds. I myself will not treat anyone outside my family or group, Someone outside our group, I would advise them on what to do and tell them a type of herb to get to help fight infection. I would not use any of my supplies on people outside those of my family or in our group. These people are my lifeline and I need to care for them and save what emergency supplies I would have for them. Herbalism is my main means of treatment for infections, cuts, bruises and for those times where you need to sew someone up, Practice now, get that suture kit, go to the grocery store and pick up pig feet, make cuts on these, then sew them up, do this until you get good at it. There are articles and Utube videos on this, watch; then practice often.

Someone said a something about a back-up medical personnel, they are absolutely correct, the old saying; “ones is none, two is one and three is two.” :D

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who Will Be Your Doctor?

June 10, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree that in todays world, the doctor of today will be almost useless. I know that if I have something other than a cold or the flue or a cut, my primary doctor is useless and he will send me to another doctor that can treat me. A paramedic in a grid down would be much more useful, and have better knowledge of how to treat someone. Now a trauma Doctor or EMT, would suit my needs, but in a grid down situation, there isn’t that many of them that could help. And their prices would be sky high.

I have and am studying Herbalism, Emergency Medical and Dentistry somewhat. We will need someone who can do all these things, like doctors did in the eighteen hundreds. I myself will not treat anyone outside my family or group, Someone outside our group, I would advise them on what to do and tell them a type of herb to get to help fight infection. I would not use any of my supplies on people outside those of my family or in our group. These people are my lifeline and I need to care for them and save what emergency supplies I would have for them. Herbalism is my main means of treatment for infections, cuts, bruises and for those times where you need to sew someone up, Practice now, get that suture kit, go to the grocery store and pick up pig feet, make cuts on these, then sew them up, do this until you get good at it. There are articles and Utube videos on this, watch; then practice often.

Someone said a something about a back-up medical personnel, they are absolutely correct, the old saying; “ones is none, two is one and three is two.” :D

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:41 am


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

June 9, 2017 Cadit 0

New Up-date, we now have nine members and growing. If interested, we will be doing a meet and greet on the 16 and 17 of June at Badin Lake Campground up near Troy, NC. drop by and meet someone you may have been chatting with. Put a face to those text messages and post. All tent spaces are now full.

See there.

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A.N.T.S. • Need Repeater to hold Nets on

June 9, 2017 Cadit 0

Greeting All: hope everyone is up to the chores of daily life. Hey; I need to find a open repeater site to where I can host a Prepper Net. If you know of someone who has a open repeater and might let me use it for a prepper net. Please forward that information to me. Thanks; you can PM me of look up my email on my profile page.

Or if you know of a repeater that is no longer in use or on the air, let me know.

Thanks

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:38 am


A.N.T.S. • Prepper World Summit 4 LIVE!!! AVAILABLE ALL DAY TO WATCH

June 9, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All: I have posted on my Meet-Up page about an up-coming event I think you guys would like. It’s called: Prepper World Summit 4 LIVE!!! AVAILABLE ALL DAY TO WATCH for free. You find details at SCCR colony Meet-Up page: https://www.meetup.com/South-Central-Ca … TS-Colony/, check it out and see if this is something you want to watch. I’ll be posting more events as they develop.

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A.N.T.S. • Who Will Be Your Doctor?

June 8, 2017 Cadit 0

If and I say If or When the grid goes down in SHTF event. Who will be your doctor? You, and family member. What is their knowledge base? Where will you get your meds needed in a hostile situation or environment? Like Comms, Water and food, this too is a very important part of prepping. choose your training wisely, don’t invest time and money in skills that want benefit you and your family Immediately, and know that all other skills are trade skills to help provide or supplement. Presently; I myself know these skills, my wife know some. but learning.

I have so far invested in: Comms, Herbalism, Emergency Medical, for my base skills and are working on more. It takes time and practice, I try to hone these daily. What is your base skills? and Who all know how to do or use them?

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:04 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Who Will Be Your Doctor?

June 8, 2017 Cadit 0

If and I say If or When the grid goes down in SHTF event. Who will be your doctor? You, and family member. What is their knowledge base? Where will you get your meds needed in a hostile situation or environment? Like Comms, Water and food, this too is a very important part of prepping. choose your training wisely, don’t invest time and money in skills that want benefit you and your family Immediately, and know that all other skills are trade skills to help provide or supplement. Presently; I myself know these skills, my wife know some. but learning.

I have so far invested in: Comms, Herbalism, Emergency Medical, for my base skills and are working on more. It takes time and practice, I try to hone these daily. What is your base skills? and Who all know how to do or use them?

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 8, 2017 Cadit 0

That trailer isn’t much different than mine, it has regular rail sides and a liner with a cover to keep things dry. Very lite and easy to pull, I put my weights in it sometimes and pull it loaded with about 70 to 75 pounds. At first it would ware me out, but after a short time, I got use to the extra load.

The big thing is going through the woods after it has rained, Hard going here. Don’t do that much. Had ended up pushing it a couple of times. Tires like those on the beach bikes would work better, but that’s a different type of bike all together. :'(

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 8, 2017 Cadit 0

That trailer isn’t much different than mine, it has regular rail sides and a liner with a cover to keep things dry. Very lite and easy to pull, I put my weights in it sometimes and pull it loaded with about 70 to 75 pounds. At first it would ware me out, but after a short time, I got use to the extra load.

The big thing is going through the woods after it has rained, Hard going here. Don’t do that much. Had ended up pushing it a couple of times. Tires like those on the beach bikes would work better, but that’s a different type of bike all together. :'(

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 8, 2017 Cadit 0

Appositely right; If you are looking to blend in, then don’t advertise your goods. It’s like being the gray man, it take practice, then over time, people will stop noticing you. It is hardest for people that are naturally extraverts to tone down and not be the center of everyone’s attention. And the same goes for their house, the more beautiful, innate and ornamental it is the more people notice. But the same can be said about the unkempt property. It too will draw attention you don’t want. If people are aware of you and your home, they will also noticed things you bring into your home, and how much. :shock:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 8, 2017 Cadit 0

Appositely right; If you are looking to blend in, then don’t advertise your goods. It’s like being the gray man, it take practice, then over time, people will stop noticing you. It is hardest for people that are naturally extraverts to tone down and not be the center of everyone’s attention. And the same goes for their house, the more beautiful, innate and ornamental it is the more people notice. But the same can be said about the unkempt property. It too will draw attention you don’t want. If people are aware of you and your home, they will also noticed things you bring into your home, and how much. :shock:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

I think some have missed the whole point, don’t go putting up security fences, or covering front, back and sides with flood lights that looks like a runway. Just be like everyone else on your street and community. Don’t go making yourself a target. The pandemic signage is a deterrent just like a large dog. But you are right to a degree, if you put out a sign on a plague, that’s too soon for that have happened, and was not part of a known health issues. You would stand out big time.

Nothing was said or implied to disguising your home, just don’t go dumb-ass crazy putting in all kinds of security that is visible, that would draw undue attention to you and your family, putting you in the spot light.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

I think some have missed the whole point, don’t go putting up security fences, or covering front, back and sides with flood lights that looks like a runway. Just be like everyone else on your street and community. Don’t go making yourself a target. The pandemic signage is a deterrent just like a large dog. But you are right to a degree, if you put out a sign on a plague, that’s too soon for that have happened, and was not part of a known health issues. You would stand out big time.

Nothing was said or implied to disguising your home, just don’t go dumb-ass crazy putting in all kinds of security that is visible, that would draw undue attention to you and your family, putting you in the spot light.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

I feel you guy; and know how you think, me too. The Scenario is a grid down incident, the airplane crash is from mostly an EMP for both the Plane and Train. In the Airplane; not much can be done except look for any survivors that’s in the same or close condition as you. After gathering survivors that can walk out, find out who is headed you way for the longest haul? If and that would be a big If, a Doctor in on that flight, give him an hour to help those he things will live, tell everyone we are going find help, and do that. I always carry at least my EDC, and if I’m travelling a long distance my BOB.

While most likely, the majority of the people would be dead or dying in a plane crash, a few do survive from time to time. In that type of Scenario, we find ourselves and a handful of others. Now if there was a Doctor that survived, I would press him to go with us as far as he would. Then I would set each member of the surviving group to task of finding any supplies from the wreckage and divide them up equally among the survivors. Help they create their own EDC or BOB from the luggage and packs found. Any and all food snacks and water we could carry safely. Check and see if everyone has the right foot gear to set out on our trip of survival. and of course any clothing according to the season.

It may seem heartless and mean to leave the injuries behind, but they are dead already and don’t know it. The mountains are full of predators and it want be long before they find the site, and we best be long gone by then, and start my trek home.

In the case of a train stopping due to an EMP, todays train are Deiseal Electric. They would shut down, I don’t think the electric breaking system would work but the manual hydraulic breaking system would. But that would take time to activate and the train may have slowed down on its own by then. The danger would be in a possible emergency stop, which would throw people forward out of their seats, beds or chairs. Most I would think would survive this type of incident with only minor injuries. Now; if the trailing cars behind the engine were to heavy, it may cause a derailment, but that hasn’t happened.

Now would be tedious task of finding people that would live in my direction with out people knowing that I’m a prepper or survivalist. Here say you have a hundred plus people on the train, and most people will stay or want to stay with the train, thinking that help is on the way. Here again; getting to know your porter is in your best interest. From the get go, I talk and make conversation with him of her, tip well, help him or her in small ways when possible. I do this now when I ride trains. Then if the unthinkable happens, I’ve got someone that help me? It’s better than going up to a total stranger and asking for extra food and water. And if not too old, I would ask him or her if they wish to come with us. Making the food and water thing a lot easier to obtain.

I would then look for those elusive Survivalist/Preppers, and see if there are any on board. This is one reason I carry a AmRRON/Redoubt flag with me and use it as a bandana with the logo showing, then walk around talking to people. If there is preppers or survivalist on board, they will recognize the flag and know I’m one of them. After that I would go to the baggage car and retrieve my EDC, BOB or both and secure my weapon and ammo. Then after gathering my group, keeping it small, head out.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

I feel you guy; and know how you think, me too. The Scenario is a grid down incident, the airplane crash is from mostly an EMP for both the Plane and Train. In the Airplane; not much can be done except look for any survivors that’s in the same or close condition as you. After gathering survivors that can walk out, find out who is headed you way for the longest haul? If and that would be a big If, a Doctor in on that flight, give him an hour to help those he things will live, tell everyone we are going find help, and do that. I always carry at least my EDC, and if I’m travelling a long distance my BOB.

While most likely, the majority of the people would be dead or dying in a plane crash, a few do survive from time to time. In that type of Scenario, we find ourselves and a handful of others. Now if there was a Doctor that survived, I would press him to go with us as far as he would. Then I would set each member of the surviving group to task of finding any supplies from the wreckage and divide them up equally among the survivors. Help they create their own EDC or BOB from the luggage and packs found. Any and all food snacks and water we could carry safely. Check and see if everyone has the right foot gear to set out on our trip of survival. and of course any clothing according to the season.

It may seem heartless and mean to leave the injuries behind, but they are dead already and don’t know it. The mountains are full of predators and it want be long before they find the site, and we best be long gone by then, and start my trek home.

In the case of a train stopping due to an EMP, todays train are Deiseal Electric. They would shut down, I don’t think the electric breaking system would work but the manual hydraulic breaking system would. But that would take time to activate and the train may have slowed down on its own by then. The danger would be in a possible emergency stop, which would throw people forward out of their seats, beds or chairs. Most I would think would survive this type of incident with only minor injuries. Now; if the trailing cars behind the engine were to heavy, it may cause a derailment, but that hasn’t happened.

Now would be tedious task of finding people that would live in my direction with out people knowing that I’m a prepper or survivalist. Here say you have a hundred plus people on the train, and most people will stay or want to stay with the train, thinking that help is on the way. Here again; getting to know your porter is in your best interest. From the get go, I talk and make conversation with him of her, tip well, help him or her in small ways when possible. I do this now when I ride trains. Then if the unthinkable happens, I’ve got someone that help me? It’s better than going up to a total stranger and asking for extra food and water. And if not too old, I would ask him or her if they wish to come with us. Making the food and water thing a lot easier to obtain.

I would then look for those elusive Survivalist/Preppers, and see if there are any on board. This is one reason I carry a AmRRON/Redoubt flag with me and use it as a bandana with the logo showing, then walk around talking to people. If there is preppers or survivalist on board, they will recognize the flag and know I’m one of them. After that I would go to the baggage car and retrieve my EDC, BOB or both and secure my weapon and ammo. Then after gathering my group, keeping it small, head out.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

I still think we are a strong people when we stand together. We see this everyday as Americans stand up against the Socialist and Liberals that are trying to bring this county down. And yes; they have a large portion of our young out there rioting and selling their rights away and they don’t even know it. Muslim religion is mandatory now in public schools, but Christianity is forbidden. What’s wrong with this picture? But as long as we have those that are labeled as Patriots, Constitutionalist, Freedom Fighters we will over come, more and more of our young are starting to see the light. I think that anyone making threats of doing harm to the people of this country, are guilty of being a Terrorist.

Remember; its of the people, by the people and for the people, that our government lay. Not in the hands of those we set as Representatives. They do as we bid, and follow as we will. If they don’t, we remove them, not forty or fifty years later, but now, and put someone in that will do the will of the people.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

I still think we are a strong people when we stand together. We see this everyday as Americans stand up against the Socialist and Liberals that are trying to bring this county down. And yes; they have a large portion of our young out there rioting and selling their rights away and they don’t even know it. Muslim religion is mandatory now in public schools, but Christianity is forbidden. What’s wrong with this picture? But as long as we have those that are labeled as Patriots, Constitutionalist, Freedom Fighters we will over come, more and more of our young are starting to see the light. I think that anyone making threats of doing harm to the people of this country, are guilty of being a Terrorist.

Remember; its of the people, by the people and for the people, that our government lay. Not in the hands of those we set as Representatives. They do as we bid, and follow as we will. If they don’t, we remove them, not forty or fifty years later, but now, and put someone in that will do the will of the people.

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A.N.T.S. • The Gray House

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

How does one make his or her home a Gray House? Becoming invisible to your neighbors and in the community. Keeping those who want what you have from looking at you as a possible supply depot. How far do you go in defending your home from looters? When is life and limb more important than supplies? Becoming a Gray House is a very important factor in the Initial break down of society. Not being looked at as a target for supplies, weapons or anything.

I read a story about two men in Egypt, one very poor the other very rich. The poor mans house looked like every other poor house in the area, but just a few blocks over, the rich houses stood. The rich man had very high walls around his house, security systems, food & water supplies. A safe room and all the things we perceive as safety items to protect us from vandals, looters and thugs. The poor man had just as much food and water supplies as the rich man, but no high walls to keep people out, no security systems, no safe room, just a small house that looked like every other poor mans house.

The rich man was robbed and killed and all his stored goods taken by a mob of hungry people rioting in the streets. A couple who was visiting the rich man, escaped and the poor man hid them until help could arrive to get them out. The moral of this story, is that the poor man didn’t do things that made him stand out in the crowd. He blended in. A true story.

So; What would you do to become a Gray House?

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A.N.T.S. • The Gray House

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

How does one make his or her home a Gray House? Becoming invisible to your neighbors and in the community. Keeping those who want what you have from looking at you as a possible supply depot. How far do you go in defending your home from looters? When is life and limb more important than supplies? Becoming a Gray House is a very important factor in the Initial break down of society. Not being looked at as a target for supplies, weapons or anything.

I read a story about two men in Egypt, one very poor the other very rich. The poor mans house looked like every other poor house in the area, but just a few blocks over, the rich houses stood. The rich man had very high walls around his house, security systems, food & water supplies. A safe room and all the things we perceive as safety items to protect us from vandals, looters and thugs. The poor man had just as much food and water supplies as the rich man, but no high walls to keep people out, no security systems, no safe room, just a small house that looked like every other poor mans house.

The rich man was robbed and killed and all his stored goods taken by a mob of hungry people rioting in the streets. A couple who was visiting the rich man, escaped and the poor man hid them until help could arrive to get them out. The moral of this story, is that the poor man didn’t do things that made him stand out in the crowd. He blended in. A true story.

So; What would you do to become a Gray House?

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A.N.T.S. • Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

Bicycles have been around longer than the car, and is still a major item in most peoples lives. What use can a bicycle have for bugging out. What type or style would one need to have, for building a Bug-Out Bike? How much weight is too much on a bike? What does one look for when selecting a bike. Now; we are talking about the pedal type of bicycle, not powered. There may not be fuel for a powered bike.

Does having a bicycle trailer help or hinder? Can you really haul needed items that way? Will a bicycle really help you travel faster and further? Will bicycles be a sought after item in a grid down world?

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A.N.T.S. • Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

Bicycles have been around longer than the car, and is still a major item in most peoples lives. What use can a bicycle have for bugging out. What type or style would one need to have, for building a Bug-Out Bike? How much weight is too much on a bike? What does one look for when selecting a bike. Now; we are talking about the pedal type of bicycle, not powered. There may not be fuel for a powered bike.

Does having a bicycle trailer help or hinder? Can you really haul needed items that way? Will a bicycle really help you travel faster and further? Will bicycles be a sought after item in a grid down world?

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A.N.T.S. • Training ANTS

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

OK; we are ANTS and some of us have been a prepper or survivalist for years. But there are some of us that have not been in the field for very long. So: what’s your suggestion on type of training should be at the top of their list. And remember; these people depend on good solid information, their very lives may depend on that training from the get go. These people are your extended family and depend on your guidance and direction. :blink:

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A.N.T.S. • Far From Home

June 6, 2017 Cadit 0

Ok: say you’re five or six hundred miles from home when the lights go out. There are many books written on this very subject, but all have a different view on getting home. What ever the Scenario, survivor of an Airplane crash, your train stopped in the Rocky Mountains, anything; What is the very first thing you would do to get home, and all you have with you is your EDC. :ouch:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Technicians License

June 5, 2017 Cadit 0

I must say it again; if you don’t have Comms, you are blind. You don’t know what has happened, where it came from, or who’s coming your way. If you have an emergency and need help, hope there is a Ham operator close by.

You can study at home at your own pace at no cost to you except for a book, or you can down load off the internet for free. Exams are given in all counties by Ham clubs. The VE’s used to give the exam charges somewhere between 10 and 15 dollars. If you’ve reviewed the next class of license and fill you can pass that exam, you can take it also at that time with no extra charge. If you fail, you can take it as many times as you want at no extra charge while you are there.

Radio equipment to start, 25 dollars or less, a better antenna for your handheld, less than 20 dollars, now you’re up and running. Now you could have a duel band radio and better antenna for under 50 dollars and depending on the frequencies of the radio you purchased, you can talk to a lot of people. Not a bad deal.

Heck; even an FRS radio would be better than nothing, and Nets like AmRRON or American Redoubt monitor that radio on channel 3. So you could get sme information as to what’s going on, no license is required and the units are cheep. :thumbsup:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Technicians License

June 5, 2017 Cadit 0

I must say it again; if you don’t have Comms, you are blind. You don’t know what has happened, where it came from, or who’s coming your way. If you have an emergency and need help, hope there is a Ham operator close by.

You can study at home at your own pace at no cost to you except for a book, or you can down load off the internet for free. Exams are given in all counties by Ham clubs. The VE’s used to give the exam charges somewhere between 10 and 15 dollars. If you’ve reviewed the next class of license and fill you can pass that exam, you can take it also at that time with no extra charge. If you fail, you can take it as many times as you want at no extra charge while you are there.

Radio equipment to start, 25 dollars or less, a better antenna for your handheld, less than 20 dollars, now you’re up and running. Now you could have a duel band radio and better antenna for under 50 dollars and depending on the frequencies of the radio you purchased, you can talk to a lot of people. Not a bad deal.

Heck; even an FRS radio would be better than nothing, and Nets like AmRRON or American Redoubt monitor that radio on channel 3. So you could get sme information as to what’s going on, no license is required and the units are cheep. :thumbsup:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Local A.N.T.S Meetup in NC

June 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks for the info on the camp site, I’ll post that incase any wants to chance it. I’ll have possibly two more bodies sharing my tent, so I can’t offer anyone a place to bunk down except outside in a sleeping bag. I got it for one tent, if some one wanted to pay the extra fee and pitch a tent at my site, I’m ok with that.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: SCCR Colony

June 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks; Not finished, but up and running. Any info you think should be posted? You’re more than welcome to post information there, it would be welcomed. Still feeling my way around in operating a colony, got a few members so far. Going to post a link to ANTS so people can go there an join.

Anyway, Thanks for the kinds words. Later

Cadit
K4HCH

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

June 5, 2017 Cadit 0

Up-date to new colony. We now have six member and growing on our Meet-up page on the Meet-ups web site. We are planning to make the ANTS Camping event the 16th of June. Hope to see you there. I you are interested in joining this Colony, please reply to this post.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Technicians License

June 4, 2017 Cadit 0

Don’t know if I said or not, but I did get my General License on first try. And all the other passed their technician exams. Was very proud of their efforts, and it showed. :clap:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Technicians License

June 4, 2017 Cadit 0

Don’t know if I said or not, but I did get my General License on first try. And all the other passed their technician exams. Was very proud of their efforts, and it showed. :clap:

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

June 4, 2017 Cadit 0

Well Kappydell: I agree with you whole heartedly. I too believe that no one is responsible for you or yours except you. If one fails to prepare, then that family will suffer. I do believe in bartering for needed items. But it has to be a need and not a want. It is this type of thinking that has gotten us and this country in the shape it is. Get this or that and don’t worry, put it on credit.

Take the US as an example, we’re in the toilet on that one. But everyone has the same opportunity and the ability to prepare. One must be careful of who you help during a time of a dysfunctional society and no rule of law. If they can benefit me and mine, then I’ll help where I can, and offer what I can. remember what is taught about storing supplies; first in first out. If I help, they get my oldest supplies.

The main thing is; like the old saying goes, you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, you teach a man to fish and eats for life. If someone comes to me with the poor mouth, they better be ready to work and pay their way. :crazy:

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

June 4, 2017 Cadit 0

Well Kappydell: I agree with you whole heartedly. I too believe that no one is responsible for you or yours except you. If one fails to prepare, then that family will suffer. I do believe in bartering for needed items. But it has to be a need and not a want. It is this type of thinking that has gotten us and this country in the shape it is. Get this or that and don’t worry, put it on credit.

Take the US as an example, we’re in the toilet on that one. But everyone has the same opportunity and the ability to prepare. One must be careful of who you help during a time of a dysfunctional society and no rule of law. If they can benefit me and mine, then I’ll help where I can, and offer what I can. remember what is taught about storing supplies; first in first out. If I help, they get my oldest supplies.

The main thing is; like the old saying goes, you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, you teach a man to fish and eats for life. If someone comes to me with the poor mouth, they better be ready to work and pay their way. :crazy:

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:50 pm