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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Unpaved roads

February 26, 2018 Fullmoon 0

Get a Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer for the state you are driving in. They show GPS grids, detailed BLM, US Forest Service and state forest land dirt roads, logging roads and Jeep trails, as well as power line easements, cell tower locations and acces…

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Guns • Re: Which model of Saige shotgun?

February 26, 2018 Fullmoon 0

Don’t know what its worth, have seen several of these at the range and none of them worked. One guy took his home and polished all the contact points of moving parts as well as the entire bolt. Came back the next week and it still wouldn’t work. They …

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Guns • Re: Buying as AR-15

February 14, 2018 Fullmoon 0

The military spec 5.56 ammunition is loaded with the maximum amount of powder, a compressed load where the base of the bullet is touching the powder in the case. The military wants maximum velocity and power from that 62 grain projectile and military …

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Guns • Re: Buying as AR-15

February 14, 2018 Fullmoon 0

The military spec 5.56 ammunition is loaded with the maximum amount of powder, a compressed load where the base of the bullet is touching the powder in the case. The military wants maximum velocity and power from that 62 grain projectile and military …

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Guns • Re: Buying as AR-15

February 7, 2018 Fullmoon 0

The first military M-16s had a barrel with a 1 in 14" twist and fired a 55 grain jacketed projectile. Modern made rifles went to a 1 in 9", then they changed to a 1 in 8" and now they use a 1 twist in 7 inches to allow better accuracy w…

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Military • TET

January 30, 2018 Fullmoon 0

Yesterday, Jan 29th was the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the TET offensive in the Republic Of South Viet Nam. A half a century has gone by and not one single word was mentioned about it by the main stream media. No big deal as the American pop…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Driverless Auto’s

January 23, 2018 Fullmoon 0

Large scale farmers have been using driverless tractors to plow their fields for quite a few years. They are programmed to run from a GPS unit via satellite. This system may be alright in wide open cornfields but congested city use with automobiles is…

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Books • Re: No books to read

January 20, 2018 Fullmoon 0

I just finished book number 9 in the "HOME" series by Angry American. The entire series was pretty good reading even if it was fiction. Also read all of Vince Flynn’s books about his C.I.A. character Mitch Rapp.Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon…

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Books • Re: No books to read

January 20, 2018 Fullmoon 0

I just finished book number 9 in the "HOME" series by Angry American. The entire series was pretty good reading even if it was fiction. Also read all of Vince Flynn’s books about his C.I.A. character Mitch Rapp.Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon…

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Guns • Re: reloading question

January 7, 2018 Fullmoon 0

Not sure, have never tried them in an autoloader. I have had jams using lead tipped hunting rounds in the M1A and AR rifles but they are very rare. Muzzle velocities out of an AR are too fast for non jacketed bullets and they will disintegrate in flig…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: How Will You Cope In a Long Term SHTF

October 31, 2017 Fullmoon 0

I still have a pair of those sandals made from a tire. Straps were made from cut pieces of inner tube pushed through a knife cut in the tire. Very durable and resourceful. Rubber horse stall mats may work for making shoes, more flexible material but h…

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Soap

October 30, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Another type of soap I stockpile is called TECNU used for removing poison oak oils, should you find that you have crawled through a thicket of poison oak/ivy or sumac. Its a liquid soap that comes in a plastic bottle and this stuff has saved my bacon …

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Kansas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Last Weekend

October 19, 2017 Fullmoon 0

From here in Douglas County Oregon to Douglas County Kansas and east, the outlook of John Q. Public is pretty much the same. Urban city dwellers look for big brother to provide for them in any natural disaster while the more independent country dwelle…

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Kansas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Last Weekend

October 19, 2017 Fullmoon 0

From here in Douglas County Oregon to Douglas County Kansas and east, the outlook of John Q. Public is pretty much the same. Urban city dwellers look for big brother to provide for them in any natural disaster while the more independent country dwelle…

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Type II Diabetes

October 13, 2017 Fullmoon 0

I was diagnosed with type 2 about 18 years ago, supposedly caused by exposure to agent orange. 80% of the people on the ground in Viet Nam have type 2 diabetes. A lawsuit was filed and in 2001 the Monsanto corporation was forced to establish a fund to…

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Check In Here Mississippi Preppers • Re: New Grenada County Prepper

September 30, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Depends on what kind of food is in those cans. Tomato sauce and tomato’s which have a natural high acid level will go bad first. Most canned goods have a “use before this date” stamped on the bottom of the can but the contents are good long after that date. I have used canned goods 5 years beyond the stamped date with no issues. They had been stored in a cool dry area up off the floor and out of direct sunlight. Best bet is to smell the contents of old cans, the nose knows, and look for discoloration of contents. You may also purchase long term storage canned goods which have a shelf life of 25 years. Places like Wall Mart sell these items as well as many on line outlets.

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General Homesteading Topics • Re: Fence to Keep Out Critters

September 25, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Depends on what kind of fence you build. I have a 6′ high “no climb” wire fence around my garden and orchard that keeps the deer and elk out but a rattle snake can slither right through it. I have plenty of snakes and lizards in that garden but no rattler’s so far. Witnessed a half grown skunk wiggle his way through the wires but skunks don’t eat fruit or veggies, they dig up grubs and yellow jacket nests, so this is beneficial. Have seen coyote and fox run around the outside of the fence, then leave. Raccoon’s will dig under or climb over any fence. If a bear wants in no fence will stop him, they just tear it down or climb over it. Without a fence the critters will eat everything I grow.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What to do if the SHTF and I am out…..way out.

September 24, 2017 Fullmoon 0

If the bad thing happens you will be in a world of hurt whether in L.A. or 2000 miles away in a different state. There will be no escape from L.A. so it doesn’t really matter where you are, both scenario’s are not to your advantage. If you go to the same location every time you travel you could rent a room or a small storage locker and store some supplies there. Big expense to equip a second location but if you ever need it at least you’ll have something to fall back on.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What to do if the SHTF and I am out…..way out.

September 24, 2017 Fullmoon 0

If the bad thing happens you will be in a world of hurt whether in L.A. or 2000 miles away in a different state. There will be no escape from L.A. so it doesn’t really matter where you are, both scenario’s are not to your advantage. If you go to the same location every time you travel you could rent a room or a small storage locker and store some supplies there. Big expense to equip a second location but if you ever need it at least you’ll have something to fall back on.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 21, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Most NATO spec ammunition has a waterproofing agent on the primers. Break free CLP was applied to the case neck/shoulder area to remove crud and then set in the sun to dry. Every round went bang.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 20, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Ammunition stored in cardboard boxes has given me trouble, where the cardboard touched the brass cases it turned to a dark color but was still shootable. Pieces of cardboard had stuck to the brass so I cleaned each piece with Break Free. This was military surplus 7.62 mm in 20 rd brown cardboard boxes as well as some M-118 173 grain MATCH ammo in the white box. It had been packed in a metal ammo can then placed in a 55 gallon plastic Greek pepper shipping barrel and buried on its side in the side of a hill. This was a long storage period of 30 plus years. Its good if you can store your ammo in the house but what if you are forced to leave the house in a hurry from some unforeseen event? You can’t drag much ammo with you so its a good tactic to have some stashed on your property on an escape route as well as in your vehicle. Those plastic/vinyl battle packs will keep your ammo bright and shiny and pristine for decades. They were sold at local gun shows and were real inexpensive but have become rare. Cabello’s sells them in 308 and 223.

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Medical Experts • Re: POTASSIUM IODIDE TABLETS

September 15, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Get familiar with seasonal wind patterns in your area. If you are down wind of any major cities or military bases that may be a target it might be wise to have a plan to bug out of the radiation zone as wind will carry radiation many miles. Most average people don’t have a fallout shelter or enough food and water stockpiled to remain in place until radiation particles become non lethal. I agree that you will hear nothing from any health dept officials so you must use your own common sense to decide when to pop that potassium.

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General Food Topics • Re: Storing food in a basement

September 13, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Basement floors are notorious for this kind of thing, the concrete will wick moisture from the ground below it which remains wet from all that rain. I don’t know if a dehumidifier will help with the floor problem. They are designed to remove water vapor from the air but as long as the cement floor wicks water it may be a lost cause. All food items should be placed on 2x4s or shelving, never directly on the floor. Even the buckets should be up off the floor just to be safe. Too much work and money invested to have this happen to your stuff.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:26 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Storing food in a basement

September 13, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Basement floors are notorious for this kind of thing, the concrete will wick moisture from the ground below it which remains wet from all that rain. I don’t know if a dehumidifier will help with the floor problem. They are designed to remove water vapor from the air but as long as the cement floor wicks water it may be a lost cause. All food items should be placed on 2x4s or shelving, never directly on the floor. Even the buckets should be up off the floor just to be safe. Too much work and money invested to have this happen to your stuff.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:26 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Gas Mask questions

September 5, 2017 Fullmoon 0

I’ve seen a few surplus American M17 gas masks for sale in surplus stores. These are an older style used from the mid 1960s and they use cheek filters mounted in each side of the mask which makes firing a rifle easier while wearing the mask. The M17 has a drink straw so you may sip water while wearing the mask. They come in different sizes, small, medium and large to fit your face and have quick adjust head straps. These masks were new in a new carrying case with a spare set of filters for $75. The M17 must be removed from the face to change the filters as opposed to a more modern mask that uses the screw on NATO filters, allowing you to change the filter while wearing the mask. The NATO filters are only good for 4 hours before needing to be replaced. Any mask you buy must fit correctly with an airtight face seal or you will be in a world of hurt. I went through the gas chamber – gas mask training at Camp Pendleton, twice, with a CS gas release. My mask fit and worked well but before exiting the gas chamber the masks are removed so you get a taste of the CS gas and feel the effects immediately and its some real nasty stuff. More modern (and expensive) masks use a screw on NATO filter mounted on the left side of the mask to accommodate firing a rifle and they have a larger face window for better visibility. The price for a gas mask seems to oscillate quite a bit depending on the perceived need.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:02 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Gas Mask questions

September 5, 2017 Fullmoon 0

I’ve seen a few surplus American M17 gas masks for sale in surplus stores. These are an older style used from the mid 1960s and they use cheek filters mounted in each side of the mask which makes firing a rifle easier while wearing the mask. The M17 has a drink straw so you may sip water while wearing the mask. They come in different sizes, small, medium and large to fit your face and have quick adjust head straps. These masks were new in a new carrying case with a spare set of filters for $75. The M17 must be removed from the face to change the filters as opposed to a more modern mask that uses the screw on NATO filters, allowing you to change the filter while wearing the mask. The NATO filters are only good for 4 hours before needing to be replaced. Any mask you buy must fit correctly with an airtight face seal or you will be in a world of hurt. I went through the gas chamber – gas mask training at Camp Pendleton, twice, with a CS gas release. My mask fit and worked well but before exiting the gas chamber the masks are removed so you get a taste of the CS gas and feel the effects immediately and its some real nasty stuff. More modern (and expensive) masks use a screw on NATO filter mounted on the left side of the mask to accommodate firing a rifle and they have a larger face window for better visibility. The price for a gas mask seems to oscillate quite a bit depending on the perceived need.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:02 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Gas Mask questions

September 5, 2017 Fullmoon 0

I’ve seen a few surplus American M17 gas masks for sale in surplus stores. These are an older style used from the mid 1960s and they use cheek filters mounted in each side of the mask which makes firing a rifle easier while wearing the mask. The M17 has a drink straw so you may sip water while wearing the mask. They come in different sizes, small, medium and large to fit your face and have quick adjust head straps. These masks were new in a new carrying case with a spare set of filters for $75. The M17 must be removed from the face to change the filters as opposed to a more modern mask that uses the screw on NATO filters, allowing you to change the filter while wearing the mask. The NATO filters are only good for 4 hours before needing to be replaced. Any mask you buy must fit correctly with an airtight face seal or you will be in a world of hurt. I went through the gas chamber – gas mask training at Camp Pendleton, twice, with a CS gas release. My mask fit and worked well but before exiting the gas chamber the masks are removed so you get a taste of the CS gas and feel the effects immediately and its some real nasty stuff. More modern (and expensive) masks use a screw on NATO filter mounted on the left side of the mask to accommodate firing a rifle and they have a larger face window for better visibility. The price for a gas mask seems to oscillate quite a bit depending on the perceived need.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:02 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: supposed SONIC attack

August 26, 2017 Fullmoon 0

The military has been toying with sonic weapons since the mid 1990s and have several versions mounted on Hummer vehicles. They are directional and must be aimed at a crowd. A pair of high quality ear protectors should work to prevent the effects of these weapons systems. (I hope) I have seen hummers traveling in convoy down the I-5 freeway with these weapons mounted on them and also larger units mounted on 6 x trucks. Heard rumors about, and seen pictures of an L.A. police helicopter armed with a sonic device.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:55 am