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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 27, 2017 handyman777 0

The Bow is perfect in a SHTF situation quite and stealth’y. Good for hunting or removing any unwanted predator. I have both bow and cross bow I prefer the bow over the cross bow; quicker to reload. I can keep all my arrows/bolts in a 6 inch or better …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 30, 2017 handyman777 0
Permafrost wrote:

handyman777 wrote:Are you ever really “off the grid” ? ? ?

You still have to pay tax’s.

Some places have no property taxes, and if your income is low enough you pay no federal income tax. So yes you can be free, but most will not like the lifestyle they must live to achieve it. I know a few folks who fit in this group, they might get $3000 to $5000 a year trapping and that is their only income. It is not a bad life, if you don’t mind burning rendered bear fat in lamps for your only light all winter long when it’s dark 20 or more hours a day.

I myself am “off grid” at my cabin that I am at about 1/3 to 1/2 the year. The other part of the year I am in town working & living with my family. The only things I have that are electric out there are a solar panel for a 12v freezer, and a 2000W generator for the food-saver & meat grinder. One of these days I want to put in some 12v LED lights, because it is really dark in the winter and I miss the light.

Way too COOL Permafrost—A lifestyle that some people only dream about. 8)

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 30, 2017 handyman777 0
Permafrost wrote:

handyman777 wrote:Are you ever really “off the grid” ? ? ?

You still have to pay tax’s.

Some places have no property taxes, and if your income is low enough you pay no federal income tax. So yes you can be free, but most will not like the lifestyle they must live to achieve it. I know a few folks who fit in this group, they might get $3000 to $5000 a year trapping and that is their only income. It is not a bad life, if you don’t mind burning rendered bear fat in lamps for your only light all winter long when it’s dark 20 or more hours a day.

I myself am “off grid” at my cabin that I am at about 1/3 to 1/2 the year. The other part of the year I am in town working & living with my family. The only things I have that are electric out there are a solar panel for a 12v freezer, and a 2000W generator for the food-saver & meat grinder. One of these days I want to put in some 12v LED lights, because it is really dark in the winter and I miss the light.

Way too COOL Permafrost—A lifestyle that some people only dream about. 8)

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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: You Have Just Finished a Remote BOL…

September 29, 2017 handyman777 0

Solar lights-(driveway/path markers) something with an on/off switch for night time lighting in your building.
Solar security lights set up around the “outer perimeter” to let you know if someone is around, these can always be relocated to other spots if someone knows or (finds) there location.
Solar charging panels (portable) for anything you may need charged.

Buckets
Towels
Chess Board Game
Mantels or wicks for lantern’s

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 29, 2017 handyman777 0

Are you ever really “off the grid” ? ? ?

You still have to pay tax’s – if your on federal or state land and build a structure they will tear it down and fine $$ you. Private property your trespassing.

The only way to do this is to stay mobile (on the move), and how long can you do that.

Now if the SHTF or TEOTWAWKI its a different story, it becomes a WROL world.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 handyman777 0

I’m still at it, maybe not as hard as the past.
I think knowledge is your biggest asset

There is always something more you may feel you need and I’m sure there are things I can use, but I can say that i’m prepared.

You just have to know how to use the preps you have and replace them if needed.

As far as other people prepping, if they haven’t figured it out by now, well good luck.
With everything going on in this world you need to be prepared.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 handyman777 0

I’m still at it, maybe not as hard as the past.
I think knowledge is your biggest asset

There is always something more you may feel you need and I’m sure there are things I can use, but I can say that i’m prepared.

You just have to know how to use the preps you have and replace them if needed.

As far as other people prepping, if they haven’t figured it out by now, well good luck.
With everything going on in this world you need to be prepared.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 22, 2017 handyman777 0
ajax727 wrote:
Well heck a little story the other week I was attacked by a drunk who was also high as a kite on meth . I am only 6 feet 180 this fellow was a lot bigger than myself . 6′ 4 ” around 260 . He suckered punched me trying to knock me out a jaw shot second was when I turned my head this time was in the back of my head . I was stunned but only for a split second , when I came out from behind the counter he was at the door going out , when I got to the door and out he was in his truck burning rubber getting away .
Now this fellow was all rabbit when he saw his best shot had very little effect and the second one did not put me down he ran . I did not have my weapon on me it was in my truck so it was of no help but in the long run it was better I did not have it on me or I would have been in the gray bar motel facing manslaughter charges . The local law did not fill out no paper work , so I assume he is one of there rats , He does have a record and has spent time in the local jail this is a fact so he was know to the officers . I researched him and know all about him . I did the job the local cops should have done But only four cops showed up so they are not to bright also one made a statement that reflects about me not the thug .His face was clear as a bell on store cameras , his tag number was also clear as a bell and they did not recover his name from card reader he used to purchased gas and other items .
One I let my guard down my error , I did not keep my eyes on him . Two I did not have my weapon on me also my error or he would have been all wet in a pile in the store . Three If I would have went to my truck and followed him down the road and shot him I would have faced charges . I learned a lesson , not to let my guard down also to keep an eye on all people .also no matter what now my weapon will be on my side or under my arm .
I have been in a few fights , yes I have won a few and lost a few , On my feet or on the ground I can defend myself . It always don’t go as you think it would or as the bs movies show . When our paths cross again and in time they will I will not give him a chance I do have one hell of a punch that has been known to break jaws , ribs and shatter teeth .
Side note this is rural and he was not local here but lives a few miles away in a very small town .

Pay Backs can be a real B-I-T-C-H, :D just watch your six and stay out of the “gray bar” no tell motel.

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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: OpSec

September 20, 2017 handyman777 0
HVACR wrote:
I have talked to a local person in general about preps. She has never heard of OpSec. She also had some misgivings about talking about her preps to others. She had been a member of a small group and the group broke up due to security concerns. They are thinking about starting up there regular meetings again. Don’t know if they are excluding the security concern or not. I didn’t have time to talk to her in that much depth. If I were to start attending there meetings. What are some behaviors that should set off red flags? What are the no no questions? I admit I am not a very good judge of people. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be great.
Thanks. :tank:

I would try to get a little more info from this person, I’m sure she would be the one to introduce you to this group.
If they broke up due to security issues – why ?
Ask what kind of people are in this group – LEO, Doctors, ex-military,families w/kids, etc..? ? ?
Depending on the size of this group, where would your meet-up be, dinner, park, someones home ?
Play dumb but not to dumb, they want you as an asset.
Don’t give up to much info, or talk about your preps (guns, gold and food) your there to learn.
Watch when you leave and if any one should follow.
Just some ideas to work with.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 19, 2017 handyman777 0

Like NJMike said: ammo sits on shelves in “cardboard Boxes”. and dose not go bad.

I have used 5 gal buckets w/gamma lids, painted the buckets and lids flat black (just to help hide them) this may have helped to seal the buckets, with silica bags in them.
They sat under a work bench on a shelf in the MICHIGAN garage with 4 season of hot to cold for over :::15 years::: . This spring I did an overhaul (cleaning) of the garage and decided to change out the buckets to ammo cans, a lot easier to move, and I believe much safer, If I had a fire the buckets would melt but the ammo cans should hold up a little longer.

After my long winded story, I tried some of the ammo out, before I sealed it in the ammo cans and it worked just fine.

:offtopic: I have some head stamped “1942” 8MM ammo that are in clothe bandolier’s and a wood ammo crate, and it works just fine.

If you do store ammo in a bucket like this, don’t store it on the cement or ground put some 2×4’s under them so they don’t leach moister in. “Remember your other topic” on basement moister.

I did leave all the ammo in the original cardboard box’s when stored.

This worked for me, I’m sure others will have thier own opinion.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 19, 2017 handyman777 0

Like NJMike said: ammo sits on shelves in “cardboard Boxes”. and dose not go bad.

I have used 5 gal buckets w/gamma lids, painted the buckets and lids flat black (just to help hide them) this may have helped to seal the buckets, with silica bags in them.
They sat under a work bench on a shelf in the MICHIGAN garage with 4 season of hot to cold for over :::15 years::: . This spring I did an overhaul (cleaning) of the garage and decided to change out the buckets to ammo cans, a lot easier to move, and I believe much safer, If I had a fire the buckets would melt but the ammo cans should hold up a little longer.

After my long winded story, I tried some of the ammo out, before I sealed it in the ammo cans and it worked just fine.

:offtopic: I have some head stamped “1942” 8MM ammo that are in clothe bandolier’s and a wood ammo crate, and it works just fine.

If you do store ammo in a bucket like this, don’t store it on the cement or ground put some 2×4’s under them so they don’t leach moister in. “Remember your other topic” on basement moister.

I did leave all the ammo in the original cardboard box’s when stored.

This worked for me, I’m sure others will have thier own opinion.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 handyman777 0

You could try using water bricks: be creative and turn them into end tables or coffee tables; with a sheet over the bricks to hide them and a board or glass top. Careful on how much weight is on the table top.
I thought about doing this as a shelving unit, but not sure on how much weight the bricks will hold. I figure if you don’t over load the shelves it should work::::T.P.,blankets, lite prep items, etc. things that won’t add a lot of weight.
I also have a well, but I do store water just in case.

If you do use your water from your water heater turn off your power supply to it, GAS/ELECTRIC.
until water/power is restored. This could burn up your heating element and now you have to repair/replace your water heater. or start a fire.

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

August 31, 2017 handyman777 0

That’s an option, but how many others will be heading to the storage unit ?

Do you have 24hr access.

By week 2, after SHTF people will be looking at storage units-probably easier to invade than a fortified home.

Would you have an escape route if needed, or only one way in.

If funds are there and this is your only option, consider a BOV locked in your storage unit loaded with all the things you need or an “enclosed trailer” not travel trailer, that can be hooked up and hauled out in a hurry, a trailer might be the way to go because people won’t know whats inside, also can be used as a shelter if needed.

(paint “BILLY-BOBS” or what ever, landscape service on the side and no one will know the difference)

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

August 31, 2017 handyman777 0

That’s an option, but how many others will be heading to the storage unit ?

Do you have 24hr access.

By week 2, after SHTF people will be looking at storage units-probably easier to invade than a fortified home.

Would you have an escape route if needed, or only one way in.

If funds are there and this is your only option, consider a BOV locked in your storage unit loaded with all the things you need or an “enclosed trailer” not travel trailer, that can be hooked up and hauled out in a hurry, a trailer might be the way to go because people won’t know whats inside, also can be used as a shelter if needed.

(paint “BILLY-BOBS” or what ever, landscape service on the side and no one will know the difference)

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:06 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 31, 2017 handyman777 0
IceFire wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

IceFire wrote:Yes, I mean other types of art, such as drawing, painting, etc. I also do “theater arts” (acting) and costuming…which can be considered yet another type of art.

Wow. I used to be into drawing and painting too. My mom was really big into art and was a graphic designer by profession. Its just that its very time consuming and you need lots of stuff. I’ve also got a small guitar collection and I’ve taken some lessons but I’ve never become proficient with the guitar. Costuming is fun and I sometimes do that and acting is fascinating too. Interestingly, much of this stuff, art, painting, and particularly theater arts such as acting is generally very liberal stuff. This forum is the kind of forum that mostly conservatives would post on I would think. So, we’re discussing activities that are generally liberal on a forum that is generally conservative.

Hate to dash your preconceptions, but politics has NOTHING to do with it. Art, music, theater, etc. can (and DO) cross political boundaries. The bunch that I perform with, in fact are mostly all either conservative or Independents. VERY few libs in my little corner of the world.

:thumbsup: Well said ICEFIRE

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 29, 2017 handyman777 0

I save my pennies, I have an old glass absopure jug the (7 plus ? gal.) that is about 6 inch’s deep now.
Dimes in a whisky jug and those new gold dollars in another. Why – ??? Now it has just become a game to see how much I can collect. I dread the day when I take it all to the bank too cash it in.

I do save found money (have a jug for that too) – see a penny I’ll pick it up; not shy; ( No I won’t jump in a crowd of people for 1 cent ) I’ve cashed in 80.00 dollars once in FOUND money :::: pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and bills of all denominations. :D
You know when times are getting tight, people don’t lose there change. If I do see someone drop their change I will point it out to them.

Quarters and nickels are the two things I will spend. Why, I couldn’t tell ya.

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

August 29, 2017 handyman777 0
idahobeef wrote:
Wow, I think we as a prepper family have made a huge mistake. I have been reading a bunch of post-EMP books lately and never considered the HUGE numbers of hungry hoard people who’d attack and wipe out entire towns. This can include your neighbors! Our family has stocked up on way too much to really flee the area to safety. In addition, we’ve told neighbors, friends, and distant family to “prep” and now they KNOW we have lots of extra food. Your neighbor or friend may HAVE to kill you to keep their kids from starving; what a thought. I wish we hadn’t told everyone to prep, I bet 90% of them haven’t. We’d been much better off if no one knew what we had. In hindsight, that was pretty foolish.

You need to go (gray), tell any who ask about your prepping that you quit and you sold most of your goods: (LIE) You Know; ;) nothing has happened, nothing is going to happen and I’m done prepping. :nervous:
Just keep your inner most circle close and on the same page. OR MOVE and stay quiet.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:25 am