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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

You bring up a very valid point for some preppers….

I don’t have much, but YA, IT’s HEAVY!!!

Anything involving non-working vehicles in a scenario and you’re screwed if bugging out. Gold id great for barter is sealed, certified, and in gram bars but you cant eat it…just like silver.

Silver is more likely to be bartered with as Junk silver, or silver eagles since there are so many counterfeit bars out there…lets just say I wont trust a stamped bar as authentic with all the fakes I’ve seen.

now silver in any significant worth gets HEAVY….So ya, there in lies the problem if bugging out. ….food/water/shelter will be your priority and after that there will not be much weight left for hoofing it anywhere with silver in any meaningful quantity.

Pre-stash is your only logical solution…If you cant get to said stash you’re going to have to just forget about it until a working vehicle/cart can be used safely at a later time to did it up.

LOL….I can see it now….Far into the future, after some calamity a new society having a PBS special titled “Prepper’s Gold!” …viewing our stashes being found like we view olden day pirates booty stashes now…lol :)

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:34 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

July 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

You bring up a very valid point for some preppers….

I don’t have much, but YA, IT’s HEAVY!!!

Anything involving non-working vehicles in a scenario and you’re screwed if bugging out. Gold id great for barter is sealed, certified, and in gram bars but you cant eat it…just like silver.

Silver is more likely to be bartered with as Junk silver, or silver eagles since there are so many counterfeit bars out there…lets just say I wont trust a stamped bar as authentic with all the fakes I’ve seen.

now silver in any significant worth gets HEAVY….So ya, there in lies the problem if bugging out. ….food/water/shelter will be your priority and after that there will not be much weight left for hoofing it anywhere with silver in any meaningful quantity.

Pre-stash is your only logical solution…If you cant get to said stash you’re going to have to just forget about it until a working vehicle/cart can be used safely at a later time to did it up.

LOL….I can see it now….Far into the future, after some calamity a new society having a PBS special titled “Prepper’s Gold!” …viewing our stashes being found like we view olden day pirates booty stashes now…lol :)

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:34 am


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Guns • Re: AR Upgrades Question

July 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Fullmoon wrote:
How accurate is your rifle? I have a Rock River M4 carbine and was disappointed with its accuracy. It has a 1 in 9″ twist. I shot 55 and 62 grain bullets with no difference in accuracy, it shot a one and a half inch group at 100 yards. I called Rock River and they said to try 69 grain bullets. I loaded a few for a test using some 30 year old IMR 3031 powder and it shot dime sized groups. Real happy with the change. Other than that I have attached a bipod mount ($5) to the underside of the fore stock and invested in a couple of scopes. Mine is a flat top so I got an Eotech 512 red dot holographic sight for close range and a Trijicon ACOG for long range shooting. Both scopes are real accurate and I am pleased with their performance. Have them attached with A.R.M.S. #22 throw lever quick mount rings so I can swap scopes in a hurry without losing the zero. Put a $3 surplus sling on it and that’s about all the upgrades I have done. If you demand pinpoint accuracy get an Armalite with the full length barrel with a 1 in 7″ twist. These are super accurate right out of the box and can fire the 77 grain ammunition.

Back in the day(6 yrs ago) I bought the DDM4V5…It was 1300 +DROS/Tax back then….1/7 twist….I’ve been a self-acknowledged “Fanboy” ever since…I’ve sent 4 friends over the years to Daniel Defense since and every one out of the box always goes bang and is dead on…quality gear there my friends for out of the box ready. I’ve run somewhere around 10K+ rounds thru and only had a single serious malfunction that was honestly Op Error(heavy day with about 600 rds and it went dry)…. ’nuff said. The only thing I’ve changed over the years was the charging handle for faster running/ease of use.

I’m chiming in because the EO-Tech you mentioned…I just recently found out about the lawsuit….I personally haven’t noticed any issues and decided to keep mine but just be aware of it if you weren’t…(Temp changes effect accuracy supposedly…1-4 mil from what I’ve read)

As to OP….Agreed. Having one is better than none unless that one doesn’t go bang….The upper and lower sets on standby for sure….I’d suggest a nicer trigger but would need to understand your uses before recommending one specific(bench? fun? 3gun? etc…)

Here’s a great company I use and some charging handle upgrades too just in this link…. https://www.riflegear.com/c-96-charging-handles.aspx lol…They’re also local to me (The showroom) but you cant walk in there without expecting a 1/2 -1 hr wait because they take the time to answer questions/are good/ and inexpensive…And that’s with 10 employees on the showroom floor…lol…

Internet will be a perfect way to use them….you can call for advice too.

Good luck Kalos

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 am


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Guns • Re: AR Upgrades Question

July 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Fullmoon wrote:
How accurate is your rifle? I have a Rock River M4 carbine and was disappointed with its accuracy. It has a 1 in 9″ twist. I shot 55 and 62 grain bullets with no difference in accuracy, it shot a one and a half inch group at 100 yards. I called Rock River and they said to try 69 grain bullets. I loaded a few for a test using some 30 year old IMR 3031 powder and it shot dime sized groups. Real happy with the change. Other than that I have attached a bipod mount ($5) to the underside of the fore stock and invested in a couple of scopes. Mine is a flat top so I got an Eotech 512 red dot holographic sight for close range and a Trijicon ACOG for long range shooting. Both scopes are real accurate and I am pleased with their performance. Have them attached with A.R.M.S. #22 throw lever quick mount rings so I can swap scopes in a hurry without losing the zero. Put a $3 surplus sling on it and that’s about all the upgrades I have done. If you demand pinpoint accuracy get an Armalite with the full length barrel with a 1 in 7″ twist. These are super accurate right out of the box and can fire the 77 grain ammunition.

Back in the day(6 yrs ago) I bought the DDM4V5…It was 1300 +DROS/Tax back then….1/7 twist….I’ve been a self-acknowledged “Fanboy” ever since…I’ve sent 4 friends over the years to Daniel Defense since and every one out of the box always goes bang and is dead on…quality gear there my friends for out of the box ready. I’ve run somewhere around 10K+ rounds thru and only had a single serious malfunction that was honestly Op Error(heavy day with about 600 rds and it went dry)…. ’nuff said. The only thing I’ve changed over the years was the charging handle for faster running/ease of use.

I’m chiming in because the EO-Tech you mentioned…I just recently found out about the lawsuit….I personally haven’t noticed any issues and decided to keep mine but just be aware of it if you weren’t…(Temp changes effect accuracy supposedly…1-4 mil from what I’ve read)

As to OP….Agreed. Having one is better than none unless that one doesn’t go bang….The upper and lower sets on standby for sure….I’d suggest a nicer trigger but would need to understand your uses before recommending one specific(bench? fun? 3gun? etc…)

Here’s a great company I use and some charging handle upgrades too just in this link…. https://www.riflegear.com/c-96-charging-handles.aspx lol…They’re also local to me (The showroom) but you cant walk in there without expecting a 1/2 -1 hr wait because they take the time to answer questions/are good/ and inexpensive…And that’s with 10 employees on the showroom floor…lol…

Internet will be a perfect way to use them….you can call for advice too.

Good luck Kalos

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 am


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

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
3ADScout wrote:
I think many statements like this (by Canadian Prepper) fall short by not defining the SHTF scenarios. If the SHTF scenario is a nuclear war with fallout, count me in as being an inside bunker survivalist!! I think whatever we are we need to be “Semper Gumby” (always flexible). To survive anything we must be able to quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment. With that said I think Canadian Prepper was on the right path people are becoming soft in that we are loosing our ability to adapt quickly because of all the modern conveniences. Cold? Go inside and use a few fingers to bump up the thermostat to warm up? Grid down, it will be far from that easy. Knowledge + Practice = Skill. Regardless of if you are in the country or city it is possible to develop Skills. I think a big difference between a country and city is the capabilities and skills that they develop. Many country folk are used to frequent power outages and thus have prepared for them. Both can practice gardening but a country Prepper will more than likely have more land to plant than a city Prepper (sure there is verticle gardening etc). From personal experience I am greatly limited to what I can plant in the city, and we can not have any farm type animals. But at our BOL I have planted apple trees, blue berries, elder berries, and have much more room to plant. This space gives us the opportunities to practice those skills. The softness in my opinion is caused by people reading and gaining knowledge but not practicing it to develop true skills. Case in point my son tells me he “knows” how to start a fire since he did it in Minecraft (or as I call it Mindcrap). Took him out to BOL and gave him a Ferro rod and knife and told him to start a fire. He “knew” how but he could not do it in “reality”. Just my two cents.

THIS^^^….Agreed.

When starting prepping I was “Book prepped”…..Then I started practicing…..lol. Enough said.

BUT…in my first survival course my instructor was stating to me aside from the group that he was amazed at how quick I was “Getting it” Vs. others that were his first-time students…..Same with my gardening….Production has been on point but actually IDing disease in real-world vs book took a whole new knowledge to get it, but learning curve was dramatically reduced…..

It all comes down to adaptability and mindset IMHO as you’ve stated…Knowledge did help with the application curve though for me at least.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:30 am


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

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
3ADScout wrote:
I think many statements like this (by Canadian Prepper) fall short by not defining the SHTF scenarios. If the SHTF scenario is a nuclear war with fallout, count me in as being an inside bunker survivalist!! I think whatever we are we need to be “Semper Gumby” (always flexible). To survive anything we must be able to quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment. With that said I think Canadian Prepper was on the right path people are becoming soft in that we are loosing our ability to adapt quickly because of all the modern conveniences. Cold? Go inside and use a few fingers to bump up the thermostat to warm up? Grid down, it will be far from that easy. Knowledge + Practice = Skill. Regardless of if you are in the country or city it is possible to develop Skills. I think a big difference between a country and city is the capabilities and skills that they develop. Many country folk are used to frequent power outages and thus have prepared for them. Both can practice gardening but a country Prepper will more than likely have more land to plant than a city Prepper (sure there is verticle gardening etc). From personal experience I am greatly limited to what I can plant in the city, and we can not have any farm type animals. But at our BOL I have planted apple trees, blue berries, elder berries, and have much more room to plant. This space gives us the opportunities to practice those skills. The softness in my opinion is caused by people reading and gaining knowledge but not practicing it to develop true skills. Case in point my son tells me he “knows” how to start a fire since he did it in Minecraft (or as I call it Mindcrap). Took him out to BOL and gave him a Ferro rod and knife and told him to start a fire. He “knew” how but he could not do it in “reality”. Just my two cents.

THIS^^^….Agreed.

When starting prepping I was “Book prepped”…..Then I started practicing…..lol. Enough said.

BUT…in my first survival course my instructor was stating to me aside from the group that he was amazed at how quick I was “Getting it” Vs. others that were his first-time students…..Same with my gardening….Production has been on point but actually IDing disease in real-world vs book took a whole new knowledge to get it, but learning curve was dramatically reduced…..

It all comes down to adaptability and mindset IMHO as you’ve stated…Knowledge did help with the application curve though for me at least.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:30 am


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

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Without a doubt.

I see this in myself 100%….I’ve been working to change it(As I type here on my keyboard :lol: )

growing my preps, now for where I’m at urbanely, I’ve finally met my goals for food/water for a small sustained period.

So I turned to my weakest area naturally as a next step…myself.

I’m 45, out of shape, a couch potato when not in the garden of training in a serious firearms course, and work all day in an office……….And along comes my surprise little girl now 2 years old.

I want to be here for her but also have always been wanting to become more healthy for a self-prep…motivation like a new little life got me off the couch finally.

I was doing hikes with the little one on my back over the last year but it just pointed out how out of shape I was…..I finally got serious about 3 months ago.

232lbs at start….now 201 at this morning weigh-in….lots of hikes….Change of diet(mainly less quantities and better choices)….being honest though, this is mainly diet, not daily exercise. I still have a long way to go.

I just busted out an entire driveway of woodchips 4′ tall to lay down a 6″ deep layer for the entire yards front and back to improve my very acidic soil here….1 man, 1 small shovel, 1 wheel barrel, 2 days at 3 hours each day humping it hard…..my back is in pain but its not out like 3 months ago I couldn’t even fathom a project like that….now 2 days later there’s not really any discomfort. That feels good.

The thing is, even with all of this to show for my decisions, I’m under NO ILLUSIONS….I am nowhere near ready for a GDE other than bugging in…Its just the facts. 99% of us aren’t.

So ya, barring a few on here that live a self-sustaining life EVERYDAY I see here,…..Without a doubt, we’re soft.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:40 am


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

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Without a doubt.

I see this in myself 100%….I’ve been working to change it(As I type here on my keyboard :lol: )

growing my preps, now for where I’m at urbanely, I’ve finally met my goals for food/water for a small sustained period.

So I turned to my weakest area naturally as a next step…myself.

I’m 45, out of shape, a couch potato when not in the garden of training in a serious firearms course, and work all day in an office……….And along comes my surprise little girl now 2 years old.

I want to be here for her but also have always been wanting to become more healthy for a self-prep…motivation like a new little life got me off the couch finally.

I was doing hikes with the little one on my back over the last year but it just pointed out how out of shape I was…..I finally got serious about 3 months ago.

232lbs at start….now 201 at this morning weigh-in….lots of hikes….Change of diet(mainly less quantities and better choices)….being honest though, this is mainly diet, not daily exercise. I still have a long way to go.

I just busted out an entire driveway of woodchips 4′ tall to lay down a 6″ deep layer for the entire yards front and back to improve my very acidic soil here….1 man, 1 small shovel, 1 wheel barrel, 2 days at 3 hours each day humping it hard…..my back is in pain but its not out like 3 months ago I couldn’t even fathom a project like that….now 2 days later there’s not really any discomfort. That feels good.

The thing is, even with all of this to show for my decisions, I’m under NO ILLUSIONS….I am nowhere near ready for a GDE other than bugging in…Its just the facts. 99% of us aren’t.

So ya, barring a few on here that live a self-sustaining life EVERYDAY I see here,…..Without a doubt, we’re soft.

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Guns • Re: Transitioning From Rifle To Handgun

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Pretty accurate if rifle isn’t already slung…

I’d dump it…

Problem there is if it is loaded and just couldn’t be utilized, if you have to retreat you’d leave another weapon for them to turn upon you…..As you grab the weapon to begin with it should have been slung.

Lets face it…Assuming you already had a pistol holstered, if you were grabbing a rifle or gauge you’d have had the 2 seconds needed to sling it or you wouldn’t have been going to retrieve it in the first place.

As far as pistol presentation its solid…I train variances of support hand differences between step 3-4 but other than that….(I’ll kant at clearance for immediate ability to fire if not enough time for support hand)

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Guns • Re: Transitioning From Rifle To Handgun

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Pretty accurate if rifle isn’t already slung…

I’d dump it…

Problem there is if it is loaded and just couldn’t be utilized, if you have to retreat you’d leave another weapon for them to turn upon you…..As you grab the weapon to begin with it should have been slung.

Lets face it…Assuming you already had a pistol holstered, if you were grabbing a rifle or gauge you’d have had the 2 seconds needed to sling it or you wouldn’t have been going to retrieve it in the first place.

As far as pistol presentation its solid…I train variances of support hand differences between step 3-4 but other than that….(I’ll kant at clearance for immediate ability to fire if not enough time for support hand)

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 pm


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Natural Disasters • CME arrivial..In G2 level storm currently..Aurora update

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

couple of electrical fires reported so far, equipment failure, power outages(small), etc…More updated later

watch this for now….
https://youtu.be/QYPHyF7MxUo

spaceweather health alerts associated with a G2 storm….
http://spaceweathernews.com/space-weather-health-alerts/

KP hit 5-6 (so far)
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For now, if you’re as far south as the yellow line here, enjoy the lightshow tonight. :thumbup: (aurora)
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g2-moderate-geomagnetic-storm-watch-issued-valid-16-17-jul-2017

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Natural Disasters • CME arrivial..In G2 level storm currently..Aurora update

July 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

couple of electrical fires reported so far, equipment failure, power outages(small), etc…More updated later

watch this for now….
https://youtu.be/QYPHyF7MxUo

spaceweather health alerts associated with a G2 storm….
http://spaceweathernews.com/space-weather-health-alerts/

KP hit 5-6 (so far)
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For now, if you’re as far south as the yellow line here, enjoy the lightshow tonight. :thumbup: (aurora)
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g2-moderate-geomagnetic-storm-watch-issued-valid-16-17-jul-2017

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Natural Disasters • Re: Incoming CME..M class flare…should arrive late Sat/Sun

July 14, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
kenjabroni wrote:
sooooooo I guess from those charts it could have an impact. I know about x class from books ive read and such. Is M just under that? I know in my neck of the woods they have been having issues in a couple of towns the last 6 weeks or so with cell and 911 services going out for as much as six hours. If it hits us directly I would think that there would be some impact to satellites and cell phones right? I really need to read more about the impacts the different levels have on our systems.

Short answer…Correct…M is under X class….The orders of magnitude matter though too….This was an M2

satellite loss/disruption, transformer explosions, air traffic radar and communications etc can be effected. ….depending on where you are flying you’ll get exposure to extra RAD’s as well(most often at the Poles)….Auroras will be more visible for sure. :thumbup:

Long answer that you may already know….Here is a self-educated summary I can provide…at least some help to take it from there.

The view above is provided thru NASA…Think of the colors like a thermal view(White is hot/Green is cold) but it actually represents the concentration of plasma.

The view( NASA’s best guess) shows the highest concentration glancing us, so that’s something….

The level of flux that our electromagnetic field is in at the time of impact will differ results. The KP index will give us levels that a geomagnetic storm impact is having.

(Another real-time view here…will change as time passes)
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Here is STEREO A
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Using this you can analyze a flare or a plasma filament letting go.
If you see a “Halo” view, seeing material move out from the center around the center circle, thats an Earth directed CME……You can see most material is headed out to the right but there is a Halo appearing thru the bottom, top, and to the left.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:25 pm


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Natural Disasters • Incoming CME..M class flare…should arrive late Sat/Sun

July 14, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Bigger one but still no big deal….below X class.

There was a sustained radio blackout over the West Pacific with the initial flare.
(This view is real-time projections so it will be irreverent for this post after it has past)

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https://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261

There is a Coronal hole stream set to arrive as well so may be a 1-2 punch on the electromagnetic field….

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:02 am


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Natural Disasters • Incoming CME..M class flare…should arrive late Sat/Sun

July 14, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Bigger one but still no big deal….below X class.

There was a sustained radio blackout over the West Pacific with the initial flare.
(This view is real-time projections so it will be irreverent for this post after it has past)

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https://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261

There is a Coronal hole stream set to arrive as well so may be a 1-2 punch on the electromagnetic field….

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:02 am


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Natural Disasters • Incoming CME..M class flare…should arrive late Sat/Sun

July 14, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Bigger one but still no big deal….below X class.

There was a sustained radio blackout over the West Pacific with the initial flare.
(This view is real-time projections so it will be irreverent for this post after it has past)

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https://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261

There is a Coronal hole stream set to arrive as well so may be a 1-2 punch on the electromagnetic field….

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:02 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Electrical Grid failure and other items…

July 2, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

***UPDATE~~~~

So I was handling a garage sale yesterday and didn’t notice the incoming CME Impact hit a full 24 hours sooner than predicted by NASA…The speed was obviously faster then though and actually caused a bit more disruption than expected for that reason…

This hit was more equatorial based with the compression of the magnetosphere. Panama was hit the hardest but there’s others that were effected right at the time of impact as well.

Here you can see the KP index at peak impact…
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Smaller events at the time of the incident(suspects)

Santa Barbara, CA….electrical pole fire drops power for about 1300
http://www.ksby.com/story/35788361/electrical-fire-causes-power-outage-in-santa-barbara
[SNIP] Fire crews say there was a “widespread power outage” because of the incident. The cause of the fire has not been released.[SNIP]

NEW BALTIMORE (WWJ)…equipment failure
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/06/30/10000-impacted-by-power-outage-in-macomb-oakland-counties/
[SNIP]—{NEW BALTIMORE (WWJ) – Some are without power in Macomb and Oakland counties with a major power outage currently taking place.There is currently equipment problems that are causing power outages for about 7,000 people in Macomb and Oakland counties. There was as many as 10,000 without power earlier in the day.[SNIP]

But there’s no doubt Central America took the brunt of this impact….millions were effected.

Central America Hit By Massive Power Outages—-Authorities blamed [u]an overload on the Central American Transmission System in Panama for the problem.[/u]
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/central-america-hit-by-massive-power-outages-1719471
[SNIP]…A huge power outage plunged millions of people across Central America into darkness Saturday, as authorities from Panama to Costa Rica to El Salvador scrambled to restore electrical service….[SNIP]

This is why we watch the sun. :thumbup:

Have a great 4th of July everybody….

~D~

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK Preppers, Time to Sound Off

July 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cadit wrote:
Oh man; you guys are so wonderful, I love these post, and the one of the forge fan, tugging at my heart, I too love baking bread the old fashion way, by hand. Not to mention the sewing on those rainy nights when the power is out with by battery back for lighting. Man I love this. Makes me want to do it all. I want to be good at metallurgy and woodworking. I like to make knives also. But enough of that, if I could I would do so many things, because like many of you, I like building things and making things.

Thank you for these great post. I hope I hear form others like you.

HA!!! Love to hear you love baking the old-world way by hand Cadit….Me too.

You seem to me to have your SH*T together on preps and a pretty serious mindset from your other post….Baking for the most part, my friends just don’t understand the relaxation and sense of accomplishment in it.

One day I’m on the range shooting 300 yrds for accuracy, next showing off a cucumber or tomato that I’ve grown, the next doing time trials in a kill room or on an IDPA course, and then the next day showing off a 15 hour Poolish fermented round loaf and 2 braided baguettes…..lol.

I was just telling one of my friends yesterday in (Detective in homicide) that I swear I’m going thru a mid-life or something……

His reply???….. He asked if I bought my metal detector yet. :rofl::rofl::rofl: LMAO….I was dying.

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~D :gunsmile:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK Preppers, Time to Sound Off

July 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cadit wrote:
Oh man; you guys are so wonderful, I love these post, and the one of the forge fan, tugging at my heart, I too love baking bread the old fashion way, by hand. Not to mention the sewing on those rainy nights when the power is out with by battery back for lighting. Man I love this. Makes me want to do it all. I want to be good at metallurgy and woodworking. I like to make knives also. But enough of that, if I could I would do so many things, because like many of you, I like building things and making things.

Thank you for these great post. I hope I hear form others like you.

HA!!! Love to hear you love baking the old-world way by hand Cadit….Me too.

You seem to me to have your SH*T together on preps and a pretty serious mindset from your other post….Baking for the most part, my friends just don’t understand the relaxation and sense of accomplishment in it.

One day I’m on the range shooting 300 yrds for accuracy, next showing off a cucumber or tomato that I’ve grown, the next doing time trials in a kill room or on an IDPA course, and then the next day showing off a 15 hour Poolish fermented round loaf and 2 braided baguettes…..lol.

I was just telling one of my friends yesterday in (Detective in homicide) that I swear I’m going thru a mid-life or something……

His reply???….. He asked if I bought my metal detector yet. :rofl::rofl::rofl: LMAO….I was dying.

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~D :gunsmile:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK Preppers, Time to Sound Off

July 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cadit wrote:
Oh man; you guys are so wonderful, I love these post, and the one of the forge fan, tugging at my heart, I too love baking bread the old fashion way, by hand. Not to mention the sewing on those rainy nights when the power is out with by battery back for lighting. Man I love this. Makes me want to do it all. I want to be good at metallurgy and woodworking. I like to make knives also. But enough of that, if I could I would do so many things, because like many of you, I like building things and making things.

Thank you for these great post. I hope I hear form others like you.

HA!!! Love to hear you love baking the old-world way by hand Cadit….Me too.

You seem to me to have your SH*T together on preps and a pretty serious mindset from your other post….Baking for the most part, my friends just don’t understand the relaxation and sense of accomplishment in it.

One day I’m on the range shooting 300 yrds for accuracy, next showing off a cucumber or tomato that I’ve grown, the next doing time trials in a kill room or on an IDPA course, and then the next day showing off a 15 hour Poolish fermented round loaf and 2 braided baguettes…..lol.

I was just telling one of my friends yesterday in (Detective in homicide) that I swear I’m going thru a mid-life or something……

His reply???….. He asked if I bought my metal detector yet. :rofl::rofl::rofl: LMAO….I was dying.

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~D :gunsmile:

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:27 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Lots going on here…Just a weekend chat discussion.

June 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I’m putting this under Disaster General Prep as it discusses multiple items here…

Electrical grid attacks…Man made and Space Weather impacts.

We all know about CME’s and the effects on our magnetic shield….The video below will show an incoming Earth directed CME set to hit us July 2nd.(its small and not moving too fast)
This is a good chance for the lessor informed to watch an impact on a small scale and watching the effects even with that.(I will update this after to show them)…It will most likely be radio disruptions, satellite interruptions, and a transformer loss/small blackout somewhere IF ANYTHING AT ALL…We’ll see.

There’s multiple topics going on here so I’ll timestamp the areas referenced in this one Main video update this AM.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYV8cdO1IFs
0:22…Current space weather and dual CME’s
1:33…Fracking caused earthquakes
2:12…Pesticides effects on bee populations study confirmed

A great learning opportunity here in real-time…CME impact on Earth(will be small with this one)…Projected direct hit for Sunday (1:12 in above video)…Green to yellow wave hits yellow dot(the earth) on the right in the spire.
(Maybe be boring to you but if you want a deeper understanding at a glance)…..The Sun is in the middle…The spiral is outgoing particles from a Coronal Hole…depending on the severity of the speed and/or density of these impacts on Earth different things happen and can be predicted when combined with the knowledge of what’s going on here with our magnetic shield and how its fluctuating at the time/ Interplanetary Magnetic field or IMF(Black and white dotted line in the spire connecting all the planets to the Sun), and other planetary alignments….the White solid line at the front of the spires is the “Sheath”(Accumulating Propagation of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection) Just think of that as a concentrated bit of Plasma or the Front of the impact……..With a deeper understanding of this we can even predict with about a est. accuracy of 60-70% for Earthquakes here in the 6+ magnitude range when combined with an OLR map(Outgoing Long-Wave radiation)……Getting better all the time here on that. It is nowhere near perfect and infallible….. yet.

The two small views on the right with the yellow dot(Earth) are stationary views used to project hit severity on our planet.
here’s a larger view…https://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261

We also have the man-made threats….Hacking is getting more prevalent all the time. Our experts have been screaming at the top of their lungs for years at our vulnerabilities and yet we rarely often even hear a whisper….We only have to look to the Ukraine to see the most recent examples…[SNIP] Someone, or various individuals, may be using the country as a test-bed for refining attacks on critical infrastructure, attacks that could be used across the world.[SNIP]

2 previous attacks mentioned here…https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bmvkn4/ukrainian-power-station-hacking-december-2016-report

The December hack of 2015 here, Insiders look….https://www.wired.com/2016/03/inside-cunning-unprecedented-hack-ukraines-power-grid/
[SNIP]….But just as one worker was organizing papers at his desk that day, the cursor on his computer suddenly skittered across the screen of its own accord.
He watched as it navigated purposefully toward buttons controlling the circuit breakers at a substation in the region and then clicked on a box to open the breakers and take the substation offline. A dialogue window popped up on screen asking to confirm the action, and the operator stared dumbfounded as the cursor glided to the box and clicked to affirm. Somewhere in a region outside the city he knew that thousands of residents had just lost their lights and heaters.
The operator grabbed his mouse and tried desperately to seize control of the cursor, but it was unresponsive. Then as the cursor moved in the direction of another breaker, the machine suddenly logged him out of the control panel. Although he tried frantically to log back in, the attackers had changed his password preventing him from gaining re-entry.
….[SNIP]

Most recent here…https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/01/the-new-normal-yet-another-hacker-caused-power-outage-hits-ukraine/
[SNIP]“The attack [was] not meant to have any lasting dramatic consequences,” Marina Krotofil, a security researcher for Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Labs, told Motherboard. “They could do many more things, but obviously they didn’t have this as an intent. It was more like a demonstration of capabilities.”[SNIP]

So, like I said…..Lots going on. :rolleyes:

As the subject header states, I’m just throwing this out there for discussion….Please feel free to chime in on these and even throw out anything along these lines or others…There’s nothing off topic here.

Have a great weekend all… :gunsmile:

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:09 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Lots going on here…Just a weekend chat discussion.

June 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I’m putting this under Disaster General Prep as it discusses multiple items here…

Electrical grid attacks…Man made and Space Weather impacts.

We all know about CME’s and the effects on our magnetic shield….The video below will show an incoming Earth directed CME set to hit us July 2nd.(its small and not moving too fast)
This is a good chance for the lessor informed to watch an impact on a small scale and watching the effects even with that.(I will update this after to show them)…It will most likely be radio disruptions, satellite interruptions, and a transformer loss/small blackout somewhere IF ANYTHING AT ALL…We’ll see.

There’s multiple topics going on here so I’ll timestamp the areas referenced in this one Main video update this AM.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYV8cdO1IFs
0:22…Current space weather and dual CME’s
1:33…Fracking caused earthquakes
2:12…Pesticides effects on bee populations study confirmed

A great learning opportunity here in real-time…CME impact on Earth(will be small with this one)…Projected direct hit for Sunday (1:12 in above video)…Green to yellow wave hits yellow dot(the earth) on the right in the spire.
(Maybe be boring to you but if you want a deeper understanding at a glance)…..The Sun is in the middle…The spiral is outgoing particles from a Coronal Hole…depending on the severity of the speed and/or density of these impacts on Earth different things happen and can be predicted when combined with the knowledge of what’s going on here with our magnetic shield and how its fluctuating at the time/ Interplanetary Magnetic field or IMF(Black and white dotted line in the spire connecting all the planets to the Sun), and other planetary alignments….the White solid line at the front of the spires is the “Sheath”(Accumulating Propagation of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection) Just think of that as a concentrated bit of Plasma or the Front of the impact……..With a deeper understanding of this we can even predict with about a est. accuracy of 60-70% for Earthquakes here in the 6+ magnitude range when combined with an OLR map(Outgoing Long-Wave radiation)……Getting better all the time here on that. It is nowhere near perfect and infallible….. yet.

The two small views on the right with the yellow dot(Earth) are stationary views used to project hit severity on our planet.
here’s a larger view…https://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261

We also have the man-made threats….Hacking is getting more prevalent all the time. Our experts have been screaming at the top of their lungs for years at our vulnerabilities and yet we rarely often even hear a whisper….We only have to look to the Ukraine to see the most recent examples…[SNIP] Someone, or various individuals, may be using the country as a test-bed for refining attacks on critical infrastructure, attacks that could be used across the world.[SNIP]

2 previous attacks mentioned here…https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bmvkn4/ukrainian-power-station-hacking-december-2016-report

The December hack of 2015 here, Insiders look….https://www.wired.com/2016/03/inside-cunning-unprecedented-hack-ukraines-power-grid/
[SNIP]….But just as one worker was organizing papers at his desk that day, the cursor on his computer suddenly skittered across the screen of its own accord.
He watched as it navigated purposefully toward buttons controlling the circuit breakers at a substation in the region and then clicked on a box to open the breakers and take the substation offline. A dialogue window popped up on screen asking to confirm the action, and the operator stared dumbfounded as the cursor glided to the box and clicked to affirm. Somewhere in a region outside the city he knew that thousands of residents had just lost their lights and heaters.
The operator grabbed his mouse and tried desperately to seize control of the cursor, but it was unresponsive. Then as the cursor moved in the direction of another breaker, the machine suddenly logged him out of the control panel. Although he tried frantically to log back in, the attackers had changed his password preventing him from gaining re-entry.
….[SNIP]

Most recent here…https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/01/the-new-normal-yet-another-hacker-caused-power-outage-hits-ukraine/
[SNIP]“The attack [was] not meant to have any lasting dramatic consequences,” Marina Krotofil, a security researcher for Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Labs, told Motherboard. “They could do many more things, but obviously they didn’t have this as an intent. It was more like a demonstration of capabilities.”[SNIP]

So, like I said…..Lots going on. :rolleyes:

As the subject header states, I’m just throwing this out there for discussion….Please feel free to chime in on these and even throw out anything along these lines or others…There’s nothing off topic here.

Have a great weekend all… :gunsmile:

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:09 am


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Guns • Re: And, In other news…CA residents just got screwed again

June 27, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
IceFire wrote:
I feel sorry for y’all having to deal with that nonsense. Here, we have Constitutional Carry (no permit needed to carry either openly OR concealed) but you CAN get a permit if you want….especially if you want to use it to travel to other states that recognize our permits. National Constitutional Carry would be the ideal situation, but in lieu of that, national reciprocity would work.

AZ is one of the states I’m getting for reciprocity Icefire… :thumbup:

It’s absolutely stupid that I have to get UT just for reciprocity for WA, but no one ever said this stuff made sense…. I cant even drive up the west coast without a detour completely around OR…Damn state wont get a dime of my cash…

https://www.usacarry.com/permitmaps_v3/print.php?map=1&resident_state=ca&selected_states=ca,fl,ut,az

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:33 am


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Guns • Re: And, In other news…CA residents just got screwed again

June 27, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Well, well….Would you lookie here!….lol.

After I mentioned the above comment I’m browsing a story just now about Kansas now allowing carry on college campuses and I see this…
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/22/conceal-carry-gun-bill-would-allow-states-to-cross-honor-permits.html

Guess my little birdy was in the know again. :)

Lets hope this little diddy gets its wings… :clap::clap::clap:

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:12 am


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Guns • Re: And, In other news…CA residents just got screwed again

June 27, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
ajax727 wrote:
Our local gobbers , add a twist to the cc process , the head doctor quacks must be seen and must say that you are not a nut job to carry and they give a very short time frame form permit to the quack doctor visit . so if at the time you apply and you can not buy the handgun because of not being able to afford it , you have got to go through the process again . If the doctor is a left wing nut kiss the permit good by . A lot of people here open carry to thump there nose at the imported yank laws . Our new sheriff will be on his way out because of the new jail complex ( we voted down but the power people bypassed the will of the people built it anyway ) and the 100 officers he hired . He said one thing and is not a man of his word .
Sorry for the off topic .

Not off topic really…2A related and I understand the frustration…

With a CCW course costing about $200, the permit process of about $150 here in CA, and a reliable handgun purchase costing about $600 with DROS, I get it….

I’m extremely blessed now where I am now and its no big deal for me to get that and 3 other states, but boy I can remember for about 3/4 of my life where that would just not even be close to consider with food and rent cost at previous income levels….

It’s really just another form of gun control…..And now, we even have an ammunition registry with its own permit cost and restrictions starting in 2018…lol.

Got to see a shrink there, huh? Thats a new one for me…From what I understand some of the things trying to be pushed thru back in the Obama years was that on criminal background checks as part of the gun purchase registry was looking for ANY shrink visits as a non-qual….

Wonder how that would work if a state requirement to get a permit is a mandatory shrink-wrap, but yet if the said mandatory visit would ban a gun sale to the same individual that it was requirement of for the purchase to begin with???….lol…..Liberal Logic at its finest. :crazy:

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:39 pm


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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

What color are the drums?

If UV is getting thru, that would do it…

Sunlight is what causes the algae from what I understand.(mostly with what you’ve mentioned as precautions that you’ve already taken)……No sunlight in.

Everything else stated sounds fine other than the garden hose, but the bleach should have killed off any contaminates from the hose itself after a 5 min run.

I dont use any bleach in mine since my city adds chloramine as a disinfectant…I rotate it out about every 6 months…. 2 50 gallon drums(dark blue) purchased from Wise Foods and stored in my garage.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:46 pm


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Guns • Re: And, In other news…CA residents just got screwed again

June 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I don’t know the details here guys, but an extremely well connected person I train with in the surefire(among many others) group recently stated national reciprocity is coming soon..as in going thru back channels now.

I was advised to renew in each state regardless of this coming thru as the requirements for such permit is not set yet and the more permits you have will most likely be something they look at when the time comes.

AGAIN, I do not know the validity or accuracy of this statement but I trust him knowing what he’s been involved with and advised in the past.

I’ve applied 4 state for a 42 state reciprocity…..41 states are almost a guarantee for me….Guess which one I’ll not hold my breath on. :rolleyes:

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:24 pm


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Guns • And, In other news…CA residents just got screwed again…

June 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Pertua…Our best bet for the foreseeable future….Done. :x

This could have ramifications nation-wide..Case law has now been solidified.
For now we’re F’ed here in CA….Shocker.(Not)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/26/justices-thomas-gorsuch-blast-court-decision-to-reject-gun-rights-appeal.html

For those not well versed in this, it was the chance for once and for all to address individual states abilities to strip you of 2A….The state has to issue either under open carry or concealed carry.

When Brown banned open-carry here, That set this into motion with the state requiring a “Good Cause” statement to be issued CCW as there is no definition of what good cause is…It’s left up to Sheriffs opinion if whatever you write down as your reason to be able to carry is deemed “Good Cause”…

I personally will be fine, but this screws a lot of good folks here…..AND, now, it may be coming soon to a theater near you if you end up with a Left leaning Governor.

Another win for the Left….To be continued…

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:16 pm


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Books • Re: Enemies Foreign and Domestic III

June 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Wow, yes do start with Brackens book I, although the series don’t follow on to the previous book.

Finding the books. bracken has a web site, ” Enemies Foreign and Domestic. With some history about Matt. I don’t know Matt personally, I do like his books. I was first aware of him mid 80s, as their is a famous navy recruiting poster of that era, with Matt Bracken shooting a Ingram MAC -10 sub pistol with a Sonics suppressor attached.

Matt war initially EOD/UDT, and transitioned when SEAL teams and UDT were co assigned early mid 80s.

Matt is a very out spoken patriot, who is not shy about the direction he sees the US going.

Goggle his name, or the above, and his site will appear.

I think everybody here will see the value in Matts books.

Dirk

Awesome…definately going to check him out.

And the cover of “Castigo Cay”?…lol….. “High seas Caribbean adventure, evil geniuses, beautiful women. What more do you need to know?”……Sounds like a keeper. :thumbup:

Thanks for the recommendation…

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:59 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Lone Star Tick

June 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
farmer_dude48 wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:Seriously…..Can you even imagine it?

I mean, 1 bite, ONE, and NO BACON!!!…Forever?!!?….Kill me now please…

I have had to cut out all tiny seeds and nuts from Diverticulitis… Massive dietary changes…I certainly miss my macadamia nuts.
The hardest though?……POPCORN…I was a popcorn fanatic when it came to movie going…I cant even enjoy a theater anymore from the torture the smells put upon me not being able to have it…Haven’t been to a theater now for about 3 years…But you adjust…life goes on. NBD.

BUT NO BACON??!!!!??…….Uh-Uh…. Bullet to the brain please.

I have gastroparesis. Had to give up food alltogether :(
Reb

I have Diverticulitis and Doc removed 2ft of my colon.. Later he told me that popcorn and peanuts wouldn’t hurt me or cause any flare ups. Its been 5yrs and everything seems to be ok I have popcorn 3 or 4 times a week with no problems… Just wanted to share pls don’t do anything without talking to your Doctor….

Damn Reb…Sorry to hear that. I had to look it up to understand a little of it… So you cant even do the soft pastas and such?

This intestinal stuff is no friggin’ joke….This is an amount of pain that I wish on NO ONE!…And I mean no one…..Well, except maybe ISIS. ;)

The best analogy I have to describe it is all of a sudden you get stabbed in the stomach, but the knife is left in there with the handle protruding and you proceed to go about your day….Then, every now and then someone notices you have a knife handle sticking out of your belly that they get to grab and go “YA YA YA!!! and swirl it around for about 20-30 seconds”….Then you go about your day again until you go to the ER….

I’ve heard about the no seeds or nuts being an older understanding on this disease that is coming under question….Newer thinking is that it might be stress related…..All I know is that after 3 severe attacks in a 1 year period that if I have another one I’m supposed to go under the knife….Trying to avoid that at all cost……….My doc, who also suffers from it, when I asked him what he does, doesn’t eat nuts or seeds EVEN THOUGH HE STATES ITS FINE> lol…That’s good enough for me especially since(Fingers crossed) there’s been a nice break of flare-ups for about 6 months now without me eating them in any way…I didn’t cut them out entirely at first.

If there was a single bit of understanding of this disease, its causes and cures other than cutting it out, I’d be a bit more flexible to opening up my diet….It’s amazing on what Dr’s still cant explain but take the arrogance route and state its “This or that” without having a single consensus on the damn disease…..(We think its from low fiber…We think seeds or nuts should be avoided…oh wait, seeds or nuts are fine again, we’re back to we don’t know what causes flare-ups”… :rolleyes: )

Anyways….Didn’t mean to hijack the thread…

Like you I’m sure Reb, I cant imagine life without bacon from a damn tick bite, but when life hit’s, we somehow adapt and live on….. be well my friend.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:51 am


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Guns • Re: P 22 A new used tool

June 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
ajax727 wrote:
I picked it up from a friend that it was pawned to . He got ripped off for what he paid for it , he has money but not a clue what thing are worth . So he got half what he paid back , so i got a real deal .

That’s a terrible thing to do to a friend! :shock:

But, I’d be happy to buy the next one so you don’t have to have that on your conscience …. :rofl::innocent:

I haven’t shot the Walther…I have the SR22 mentioned and its rock solid too…..Cant limp wrist it though…

I have noticed that occasionally will cause a stovepipe malfunction with some girls I’ve introduced to shooting and have been able to replicate it myself… (CCI ammo)

Congrats on the new pickup….

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:15 am


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Newbee

June 26, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

You guys are killing me!

Welcome Scribe…. Currently ROTTING in Cali…2 years of research on a move down the drain….Wife wont let us move all of a sudden. :rolleyes:

You know the saying? “Happy wife, … and then you die”…… :rofl:

Honestly I cant complain…She’s amazing in almost all things. Better than a poor sod like me for sure…

Seriously though, congrats on the transplant…And welcome to APN. :thumbup:

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:04 am


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Lone Star Tick

June 25, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Seriously…..Can you even imagine it?

I mean, 1 bite, ONE, and NO BACON!!!…Forever?!!?….Kill me now please…

I have had to cut out all tiny seeds and nuts from Diverticulitis… Massive dietary changes…I certainly miss my macadamia nuts.
The hardest though?……POPCORN…I was a popcorn fanatic when it came to movie going…I cant even enjoy a theater anymore from the torture the smells put upon me not being able to have it…Haven’t been to a theater now for about 3 years…But you adjust…life goes on. NBD.

BUT NO BACON??!!!!??…….Uh-Uh…. Bullet to the brain please.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:55 am


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Lone Star Tick

June 25, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Seriously…..Can you even imagine it?

I mean, 1 bite, ONE, and NO BACON!!!…Forever?!!?….Kill me now please…

I have had to cut out all tiny seeds and nuts from Diverticulitis… Massive dietary changes…I certainly miss my macadamia nuts.
The hardest though?……POPCORN…I was a popcorn fanatic when it came to movie going…I cant even enjoy a theater anymore from the torture the smells put upon me not being able to have it…Haven’t been to a theater now for about 3 years…But you adjust…life goes on. NBD.

BUT NO BACON??!!!!??…….Uh-Uh…. Bullet to the brain please.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:55 am


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

June 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

My preps already cover basic survival so any skills would be for sustained survival….skills already possessed are what I think would be critical for long/short term thriving.(of course they can always grow as we’re always learning more from others…)…Of course these are just my opinion and what I’ve worked on and grown as seeing them of value.

in order…(as I only get to list 5)

1—LEADERSHIP….Empathy…Team building and support….Ability to bring other skilled folks together for skills that you don’t possess to making odds of survival increase….(good leaders also know how to follow as a valuable member)Even if not leading, this will be an observable trait for an existing group wanting to add you.

2—Firearms Training….All encompassing…maintenance/armorer/accuracy/tactics for individual and squad/defensive-offensive theory…(supports #1)

3—Sales/Negotiation…..Barter abilities/ people management/ overcoming objections/ etc…(supports #1)

4—Gardening theory…..Ability to self-sustain/ community building.(supports #1 as a valuable member)

5—Medical knowledge….Basic emergency assessment…wounds/infection/bone splinting/CPR/ entry level herbal remedies along with pharmaceutical applications and dosages.(I’m deffenately no PHD. :lol: )…Sense of humor… mental health will be as important as physical…..(supports #1 as a valuable member)

Who wants me?…lol. :gunsmile:

~D~

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:33 am


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

June 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

My preps already cover basic survival so any skills would be for sustained survival….skills already possessed are what I think would be critical for long/short term thriving.(of course they can always grow as we’re always learning more from others…)…Of course these are just my opinion and what I’ve worked on and grown as seeing them of value.

in order…(as I only get to list 5)

1—LEADERSHIP….Empathy…Team building and support….Ability to bring other skilled folks together for skills that you don’t possess to making odds of survival increase….(good leaders also know how to follow as a valuable member)Even if not leading, this will be an observable trait for an existing group wanting to add you.

2—Firearms Training….All encompassing…maintenance/armorer/accuracy/tactics for individual and squad/defensive-offensive theory…(supports #1)

3—Sales/Negotiation…..Barter abilities/ people management/ overcoming objections/ etc…(supports #1)

4—Gardening theory…..Ability to self-sustain/ community building.(supports #1 as a valuable member)

5—Medical knowledge….Basic emergency assessment…wounds/infection/bone splinting/CPR/ entry level herbal remedies along with pharmaceutical applications and dosages.(I’m deffenately no PHD. :lol: )…Sense of humor… mental health will be as important as physical…..(supports #1 as a valuable member)

Who wants me?…lol. :gunsmile:

~D~

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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
daaswampman wrote:
I use this system in my greenhouse garden, it does work, but I feel it is too problematic and intensive for survival gardening. Deep mulch gardening is far simpler, less work, and can be used for larger scale and gorilla applications.

I would suggest finding a copy of The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book as a primer and then explore permaculture in general. My Armageddon Garden is now over six years old (maybe more-time flies), costs nothing to maintain and NEVER requires fertilizer or water! A good deal of up front work hauling mulch, but the rest is time and nature.

The best part is you can prepare a garden site years in advance and it just sits there unnoticed until needed. It’s how nature does it, but people still think they can improve on perfection. Swamp

Hmm…another new(but older) method for me…lol.

Thanks Swamp

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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
daaswampman wrote:
I use this system in my greenhouse garden, it does work, but I feel it is too problematic and intensive for survival gardening. Deep mulch gardening is far simpler, less work, and can be used for larger scale and gorilla applications.

I would suggest finding a copy of The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book as a primer and then explore permaculture in general. My Armageddon Garden is now over six years old (maybe more-time flies), costs nothing to maintain and NEVER requires fertilizer or water! A good deal of up front work hauling mulch, but the rest is time and nature.

The best part is you can prepare a garden site years in advance and it just sits there unnoticed until needed. It’s how nature does it, but people still think they can improve on perfection. Swamp

Hmm…another new(but older) method for me…lol.

Thanks Swamp

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:34 am