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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 23, 2018 NJMike 0

@Rickdun- Thanks for the extra PA coal information.I suspect that with the current administration’s stance on coal, we’ll be seeing coal prices drop some. Since I plan to be in PA as soon as I can settle my NJ affairs, it’s on my acquisition list beca…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 23, 2018 NJMike 0

@Rickdun- Thanks for the extra PA coal information.I suspect that with the current administration’s stance on coal, we’ll be seeing coal prices drop some. Since I plan to be in PA as soon as I can settle my NJ affairs, it’s on my acquisition list beca…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 23, 2018 NJMike 0

@Rickdun- Thanks for the extra PA coal information.I suspect that with the current administration’s stance on coal, we’ll be seeing coal prices drop some. Since I plan to be in PA as soon as I can settle my NJ affairs, it’s on my acquisition list beca…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 23, 2018 NJMike 0

@Rickdun- Thanks for the extra PA coal information.I suspect that with the current administration’s stance on coal, we’ll be seeing coal prices drop some. Since I plan to be in PA as soon as I can settle my NJ affairs, it’s on my acquisition list beca…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 23, 2018 NJMike 0

@Rickdun- Thanks for the extra PA coal information.I suspect that with the current administration’s stance on coal, we’ll be seeing coal prices drop some. Since I plan to be in PA as soon as I can settle my NJ affairs, it’s on my acquisition list beca…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 22, 2018 NJMike 0

hancockcounty wrote:Two people mentioned coal stoves. Not sure what those would do but would be interested.I should have actually said a wood/coal combo stove. Several reasons to have coal as an option and/or for potential benefits: In terms of stora…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 22, 2018 NJMike 0

hancockcounty wrote:Two people mentioned coal stoves. Not sure what those would do but would be interested.I should have actually said a wood/coal combo stove. Several reasons to have coal as an option and/or for potential benefits: In terms of stora…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 22, 2018 NJMike 0

hancockcounty wrote:Two people mentioned coal stoves. Not sure what those would do but would be interested.I should have actually said a wood/coal combo stove. Several reasons to have coal as an option and/or for potential benefits: In terms of stora…

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Emergency Communications • Re: Sample Comms Manual

March 21, 2018 NJMike 0

TRex2 wrote:Most civilian defense groups or others who need commo would be better served by army manuals created before 1990, as the army began around that time moving to gear that is not, and will never be, available to civilians. And they began rewr…

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Emergency Communications • Re: Sample Comms Manual

March 21, 2018 NJMike 0

TRex2 wrote:Most civilian defense groups or others who need commo would be better served by army manuals created before 1990, as the army began around that time moving to gear that is not, and will never be, available to civilians. And they began rewr…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Friends or Partners

March 21, 2018 NJMike 0

In business, I’d say partners could be friends, and friends could be partners, but not all partners are friends, and not all friends make good partners. Outside of that, definitions are going to vary. Friendships are more of a sliding scale. Knowing w…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 21, 2018 NJMike 0

I don’t currently have a dog in this canine part of the discussion. My GF may be bringing two "guard" dogs into the equation and I’ve already joked about stocking up on BBQ sauce for them… Back to the general discussion, my list and Rick…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 19, 2018 NJMike 0

Stuff I’d consider buying in increments of ~$2k1) Animals and related care/harvesting equipment2) Portable well-drilling rig (a bit more like $3K+shipping, but in the ballpark, perhaps used)3) Water Cistern, Pump & Plumbing4) Low cost backup coal …

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 19, 2018 NJMike 0

Stuff I’d consider buying in increments of ~$2k1) Animals and related care/harvesting equipment2) Portable well-drilling rig (a bit more like $3K+shipping, but in the ballpark, perhaps used)3) Water Cistern, Pump & Plumbing4) Low cost backup coal …

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FORGOTTEN PREPS

March 19, 2018 NJMike 0

Stuff I’d consider buying in increments of ~$2k1) Animals and related care/harvesting equipment2) Portable well-drilling rig (a bit more like $3K+shipping, but in the ballpark, perhaps used)3) Water Cistern, Pump & Plumbing4) Low cost backup coal …

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Emergency Communications • Re: Radio Frequency List

March 19, 2018 NJMike 0

@Angie- I’m a Ham Newbie, and not familiar with this particular model, but I’d suggest trying a length of wire attached to the antenna (if you’ve ever wrapped aluminum foil on the end of a radio or TV antenna, that’s kind of what I’m talking about). A…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Best SHTF Movies

March 19, 2018 NJMike 0

I’d recommend these two- Into the Forest and The Survivalist, both 2015 movies from Canada and the UK respectively.I liked the gritty aspect of these and them having more drama than action. Definitely not like a Hollywood over the top SHTF type film.S…

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Medical Experts • Re: Anti-Biotics

March 12, 2018 NJMike 0

Not a fan of the Fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox). I had a bad reaction to one of these years ago. My hands and feet developed hundreds of tiny water blisters a day or two into treatment. Doctor said to stop immediately (which I had), as in …

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Medical Experts • Re: Anti-Biotics

March 12, 2018 NJMike 0

Not a fan of the Fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox). I had a bad reaction to one of these years ago. My hands and feet developed hundreds of tiny water blisters a day or two into treatment. Doctor said to stop immediately (which I had), as in …

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Emergency Communications • Re: Radio Frequency List

March 12, 2018 NJMike 0

If you were searching for HF specific lists and got a 404 on an older website, you can try the wayback machine to pull up what may have been captured there.Here’s an example:https://web.archive.org/web/20130528053 … topHF.htmlStatistics: Posted by N…

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Emergency Communications • Re: Radio Frequency List

March 12, 2018 NJMike 0

If you were searching for HF specific lists and got a 404 on an older website, you can try the wayback machine to pull up what may have been captured there.Here’s an example:https://web.archive.org/web/20130528053 … topHF.htmlStatistics: Posted by N…

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Emergency Communications • Re: Radio Frequency List

March 12, 2018 NJMike 0

@Angie_nrs, what I did was use a retrieve by state, selected a county, and then cut and pasted into a Word document for printing. I have my state printed out and in a binder. Only later did I see the "Downloads and Reports" tab by county. …

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Other Food Preserving • Re: Freeze Dried or Dehydrated?

March 9, 2018 NJMike 0

Freeze Drying is more expensive for equipment, but overall gets better results. More elaboration on that here:https://beprepared.com/blog/20659/5-dif … ried-food/As freeze drying is a relatively new technology in terms of human existence, and isn’t …

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Other Food Preserving • Re: Freeze Dried or Dehydrated?

March 9, 2018 NJMike 0

Freeze Drying is more expensive for equipment, but overall gets better results. More elaboration on that here:https://beprepared.com/blog/20659/5-dif … ried-food/As freeze drying is a relatively new technology in terms of human existence, and isn’t …

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Other Food Preserving • Re: Freeze Dried or Dehydrated?

March 9, 2018 NJMike 0

Freeze Drying is more expensive for equipment, but overall gets better results. More elaboration on that here:https://beprepared.com/blog/20659/5-dif … ried-food/As freeze drying is a relatively new technology in terms of human existence, and isn’t …