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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Inside Cheyenne Mountain II

May 22, 2017 rickdun 0

Thanks ReadyMom, sounds like the government is getting more nervous about the possibility of an EMP.

You think they would let us citizens in on some of what they know and what the citizens should prepare for, although most of the APN members here are prepared or are doing so.

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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

May 21, 2017 rickdun 0
MADE IN AMERICA wrote:

BK in KC wrote:Remington’s quality control isn’t what it used to be. If I was looking for a new rifle there are plenty of other options.

Always a two bit conflict comment from you. Always.

GROW UP, not everybody here agrees with everything that is said or done, but we all get along to learn our weaknesses/strengths or a company’s weaknesses/strengths, you don’t have to be a I’M RIGHT AND YOU’RE WRONG type of guy/sissy. :p

I guess I’ll pay dearly for that comment, but, life’s a b-tch and then you die.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun May 21, 2017 2:13 pm


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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

May 21, 2017 rickdun 0
MrDanB wrote:

MADE IN AMERICA wrote:Except for a handful of 700s its a mute issue. Many manufaturers have recalls. Ford, Toyota, GM, Sony etc etc. I own several dozen 700s and have no plans to demonize a weapon that has always served me and mine 100%. Will continue to follow the 700/870 route till the end of time! Anyone wanting out drop me a line on any 700 in excellent condition. Barrel condition and chamberings are not an issue if the price is right.

I don’t think anyone “demonized” the 700 rifle. People have died due to faulty engineering and Remington has come out and clearly stated to check your serial number and discontinue use if it’s on the list. Here’s exactly what they say: http://xmprecall.remington.com/
I’m sure that the 700 is a great long gun. I DO agree with BK that they have had some quality issues as of late. A good friend of mine bought a 12 gauge shotgun. Turns out it was recalled for issues. (If I remember right, it was an XPS? model). Also, I believe it was far more than a “handful” of rifles that shipped with either of the 2 faulty triggers. Not trying to hit a raw nerve with anyone, just passing along useful info that may help others… :gunsmile:

I agree DanB, but some people don’t give a darn about certain things, as they say down South, “Bless his little heart”. :nervous:

Did I get that right Reb?

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun May 21, 2017 1:00 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: They know Who You Are

May 20, 2017 rickdun 0

They know who you are the day you’re born, social security numbers are issued before you leave the hospital and tracked you’re entire lifetime.

Back in the day you never had a SSN until you started working or registered for selective service (males only) back then. Now everyone is doomed from birth til death and even after death if you owe somebody or taxes.

They know where you live, if you’re married, how many kids you have, so on and so forth, just google your name and see.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 20, 2017 9:37 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: They know Who You Are

May 20, 2017 rickdun 0

They know who you are the day you’re born, social security numbers are issued before you leave the hospital and tracked you’re entire lifetime.

Back in the day you never had a SSN until you started working or registered for selective service (males only) back then. Now everyone is doomed from birth til death and even after death if you owe somebody or taxes.

They know where you live, if you’re married, how many kids you have, so on and so forth, just google your name and see.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 20, 2017 9:37 am


A.N.T.S. • Re: Gardening

May 16, 2017 rickdun 0

Cadit, years ago I had problems with rabbits. I but up chicken wire fence (24″ high) and that solved the problem for rabbits. For deer, I take human hair and put it in old nylon stockings and hang it on the wire fence (with string) in various places along with tin foil pie pans on a string. The pans make noise as the wind blows, I have a couple of plastic owls in the garden, also keeps birds at bay. Works for me.

My garden look like a 3 ring circus.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Tue May 16, 2017 4:31 am


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Guns • Re: Would you get this?

May 16, 2017 rickdun 0

I knew you were saying awhile back that you were moving to PA, didn’t know you already made the move. So, welcome to the great state of Pennsylvania.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Tue May 16, 2017 2:17 am


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Guns • Re: Would you get this?

May 15, 2017 rickdun 0

I am glad I live in Pennsylvania, picked up 2 AR’s at the flea market Sunday, no paperwork involved except the exchange of a guy named Ben Franklin. Can’t do that in New York or New Jersey or any other liberal state, same with stand your ground.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 15, 2017 3:23 pm


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Guns • Re: Would you get this?

May 15, 2017 rickdun 0

I am glad I live in Pennsylvania, picked up 2 AR’s at the flea market Sunday, no paperwork involved except the exchange of a guy named Ben Franklin. Can’t do that in New York or New Jersey or any other liberal state, same with stand your ground.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 15, 2017 3:23 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Massive Cyper Attack

May 15, 2017 rickdun 0

Agree with Swamp and Mollypup, this may be the beginning of something bigger, i.e. locking up different countries national defense systems, national security systems, FAA systems, communication systems, power grids, etc..

I’ve said numerous times, on other posts, you don’t need a nuclear EMP, you only need a few keystrokes on a computer to take down a power grid and it’s a lot cheaper. The combination of the keystrokes are getting closer than we realize on doing something like this.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Massive Cyper Attack

May 15, 2017 rickdun 0

Agree with Swamp and Mollypup, this may be the beginning of something bigger, i.e. locking up different countries national defense systems, national security systems, FAA systems, communication systems, power grids, etc..

I’ve said numerous times, on other posts, you don’t need a nuclear EMP, you only need a few keystrokes on a computer to take down a power grid and it’s a lot cheaper. The combination of the keystrokes are getting closer than we realize on doing something like this.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 15, 2017 5:06 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Massive Cyper Attack

May 14, 2017 rickdun 0

Fox has said that 100,000 organizations in 150 countries have now been hit with the ransomware.

They expect more on Monday, once people get back to work and start opening up their e-mails.

The ransomware was leaked by the NSA or somebody from the NSA, sounds like our intel people are not secure.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun May 14, 2017 3:50 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Massive Cyper Attack

May 14, 2017 rickdun 0

Fox has said that 100,000 organizations in 150 countries have now been hit with the ransomware.

They expect more on Monday, once people get back to work and start opening up their e-mails.

The ransomware was leaked by the NSA or somebody from the NSA, sounds like our intel people are not secure.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun May 14, 2017 3:50 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Massive Cyper Attack

May 14, 2017 rickdun 0

Fox has said that 100,000 organizations in 150 countries have now been hit with the ransomware.

They expect more on Monday, once people get back to work and start opening up their e-mails.

The ransomware was leaked by the NSA or somebody from the NSA, sounds like our intel people are not secure.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun May 14, 2017 3:50 pm


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

May 14, 2017 rickdun 0
Photon Guy wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:I think one of the bigger problems is question of when is the power coming back on. Many will assume it is a temporary event and wait for the lights to come back on. How long do you wait to do something like expand the garden? Use whatever remaining gas you have in the chainsaw to cut more firewood?

If I need firewood when the grid is down, even if it might be temporary, I will not use gas powered tools to get it. I will use an axe to cut firewood as I would not want to use any gas that I don’t have to. I learned my lesson during Sandy about always having gas on hand and not using it when you don’t need it.

If you’re waiting for the lights to go out and then cut firewood, you’re a day late and dollar short, you should already have a years worth just in case. My wife says I’m a beaver by nature. We use between 6 to 10 pickup loads a year (depending on the winter), I have 30 loads stacked for that grid down situation.

Like CastIron stated, the bigger problem is, when is the power coming back on.

Hey CI, glad you came back to the good old USofA. Any runs from China water? :shakeyes::shakeno:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun May 14, 2017 12:12 pm


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

May 14, 2017 rickdun 0
Photon Guy wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:I think one of the bigger problems is question of when is the power coming back on. Many will assume it is a temporary event and wait for the lights to come back on. How long do you wait to do something like expand the garden? Use whatever remaining gas you have in the chainsaw to cut more firewood?

If I need firewood when the grid is down, even if it might be temporary, I will not use gas powered tools to get it. I will use an axe to cut firewood as I would not want to use any gas that I don’t have to. I learned my lesson during Sandy about always having gas on hand and not using it when you don’t need it.

If you’re waiting for the lights to go out and then cut firewood, you’re a day late and dollar short, you should already have a years worth just in case. My wife says I’m a beaver by nature. We use between 6 to 10 pickup loads a year (depending on the winter), I have 30 loads stacked for that grid down situation.

Like CastIron stated, the bigger problem is, when is the power coming back on.

Hey CI, glad you came back to the good old USofA. Any runs from China water? :shakeyes::shakeno:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun May 14, 2017 12:12 pm


Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 14, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:
Another day, another missile. :yawn:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north … SKBN1890UO

Ya, saw that on the news, they test fired that missile one hour after a North Korean diplomat said they would consider meeting with the U.S. if the conditions were right.

The little fat boy may meet his maker sooner they he thinks. :nuke:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 13, 2017 7:01 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 14, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:
Another day, another missile. :yawn:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north … SKBN1890UO

Ya, saw that on the news, they test fired that missile one hour after a North Korean diplomat said they would consider meeting with the U.S. if the conditions were right.

The little fat boy may meet his maker sooner they he thinks. :nuke:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 13, 2017 7:01 pm


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Guns • Re: Would you get this?

May 13, 2017 rickdun 0

Here in PA, under the castle doctrine, you can shoot them off your front porch, if you feel threatened. Heck, you can even shoot somebody if they’re beating up somebody else to save that somebody else. No law in PA to retreat anymore, it’s now called, stand your ground.

About 3 or 4 years ago, in another county, somebody was knocking at an older couples front door, saying open the door or I’ll kick it in.

Needless to say the old guy shoot through the door and killed the young fellow. The young guy was drunk and thought he was knocking on the door of his girlfriend that lived next door. The District Attorney filed no charges as the old guy felt threatened.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 13, 2017 10:03 am


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Guns • Re: Would you get this?

May 13, 2017 rickdun 0

Here in PA, under the castle doctrine, you can shoot them off your front porch, if you feel threatened. Heck, you can even shoot somebody if they’re beating up somebody else to save that somebody else. No law in PA to retreat anymore, it’s now called, stand your ground.

About 3 or 4 years ago, in another county, somebody was knocking at an older couples front door, saying open the door or I’ll kick it in.

Needless to say the old guy shoot through the door and killed the young fellow. The young guy was drunk and thought he was knocking on the door of his girlfriend that lived next door. The District Attorney filed no charges as the old guy felt threatened.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 13, 2017 10:03 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Massive Cyper Attack

May 13, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:

rickdun wrote:Fox news just reported that some 74 countries have been attacked via the internet, whoever did it, is holding the computers for ransom.

Can’t blame the Russians on this one, they are one of the countries hardest hit. :cursing:

http://www.foxnews.com to read the report on the UK attack.

Maybe it was the dems then, they really seem to hate Russia! :rolleyes:

Outback, could have been the democrats, Hitlery Rotten Clinton did broker the sale of 20% of our plutonium to the russians, maybe she sold out our own malware from the NSA that they used in the cyber attack. :?

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 13, 2017 7:43 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Massive Cyper Attack

May 13, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:

rickdun wrote:Fox news just reported that some 74 countries have been attacked via the internet, whoever did it, is holding the computers for ransom.

Can’t blame the Russians on this one, they are one of the countries hardest hit. :cursing:

http://www.foxnews.com to read the report on the UK attack.

Maybe it was the dems then, they really seem to hate Russia! :rolleyes:

Outback, could have been the democrats, Hitlery Rotten Clinton did broker the sale of 20% of our plutonium to the russians, maybe she sold out our own malware from the NSA that they used in the cyber attack. :?

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 13, 2017 7:43 am


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Solar • Re: Sunjack?

May 9, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:

LetsPrep11 wrote:Just bought the 20W from Amazon for $199. Since, the has price dropped to $189. It arrived fully charged so I tested it by plugging in the light and fan I’d also purchased. It works great, so far. I’d been thinking about buying it for over a year then decided to ask for Amazon gift cards for Christmas and let my relatives pay for it :D . Preppers are Smart! :clap:

Any more reviews? Anyone?

Outback, my daughter bought one back in February, she likes it, she got it off of Ebay, $85.00 and free shipping. The grandkids use it more than her, a new toy for them.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Tue May 09, 2017 10:54 am


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Solar • Re: Sunjack?

May 9, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:

LetsPrep11 wrote:Just bought the 20W from Amazon for $199. Since, the has price dropped to $189. It arrived fully charged so I tested it by plugging in the light and fan I’d also purchased. It works great, so far. I’d been thinking about buying it for over a year then decided to ask for Amazon gift cards for Christmas and let my relatives pay for it :D . Preppers are Smart! :clap:

Any more reviews? Anyone?

Outback, my daughter bought one back in February, she likes it, she got it off of Ebay, $85.00 and free shipping. The grandkids use it more than her, a new toy for them.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Tue May 09, 2017 10:54 am


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Phillips screws vs regular screws

May 8, 2017 rickdun 0

Photon, they make about 50 or more different head screw styles anymore, I have a 20 pack of bits for screws and every bit is a different size, different depth, different dimension, different pattern, etc.. That’s not including security screws, metric/american sizes, kinda like wrenches, open end, box end, metric, american, half open, half closed, straight, curved, S shaped, etc..

Manufacturers just can’t leave things simple, it’s all about the almighty dollar anymore. :help:

But, I buy all standard screws, phillips and standard, it makes it simple for me.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 08, 2017 6:55 pm


Construction Cornerstone • Re: Phillips screws vs regular screws

May 8, 2017 rickdun 0

Photon, they make about 50 or more different head screw styles anymore, I have a 20 pack of bits for screws and every bit is a different size, different depth, different dimension, different pattern, etc.. That’s not including security screws, metric/american sizes, kinda like wrenches, open end, box end, metric, american, half open, half closed, straight, curved, S shaped, etc..

Manufacturers just can’t leave things simple, it’s all about the almighty dollar anymore. :help:

But, I buy all standard screws, phillips and standard, it makes it simple for me.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 08, 2017 6:55 pm


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Water • Re: Lifesaver Cube Water Filtration Review and Thoughts

May 8, 2017 rickdun 0
maxwonderdog wrote:
rickdun: you are correct, the lifesaver does not filter heavy metals. I looked at the big berkey but for some reason didn’t purchase it. I will have to look back at my notes and see what stopped me, perhaps incorrect information! You have to have the 2nd arsenic/flouride filters with the big berkey to catch the heavy metals don’t you? Aren’t there two filters, the standard black ones and then the 2nd white flouride filters that filters the heavy metals?

The black filter is for heavy metals. Check the alexapure, only 1 filter for all, 5,000 gallons of fresh water. Good luck

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 08, 2017 3:58 pm


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Water • Re: Lifesaver Cube Water Filtration Review and Thoughts

May 8, 2017 rickdun 0
maxwonderdog wrote:
rickdun: you are correct, the lifesaver does not filter heavy metals. I looked at the big berkey but for some reason didn’t purchase it. I will have to look back at my notes and see what stopped me, perhaps incorrect information! You have to have the 2nd arsenic/flouride filters with the big berkey to catch the heavy metals don’t you? Aren’t there two filters, the standard black ones and then the 2nd white flouride filters that filters the heavy metals?

The black filter is for heavy metals. Check the alexapure, only 1 filter for all, 5,000 gallons of fresh water. Good luck

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 08, 2017 3:58 pm


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Water • Re: Lifesaver Cube Water Filtration Review and Thoughts

May 8, 2017 rickdun 0

I don’t know much about the lifesaver, but what I’ve read, it doesn’t do anything with heavy metals, unless I missed it.

I have a big berky, one filter is good for 3,000 gallons of water and does everything the lifesaver does plus heavy metals, etc..

I also have an alexapure pro, one filter is good for 5,000 gallons of water and does the heavy metal thing also plus toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc..

I have 3 extra filters for each one of the above plus the one that came with them, for a total of 32,000 gallons of water.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 08, 2017 3:21 pm


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Water • Re: Lifesaver Cube Water Filtration Review and Thoughts

May 8, 2017 rickdun 0

I don’t know much about the lifesaver, but what I’ve read, it doesn’t do anything with heavy metals, unless I missed it.

I have a big berky, one filter is good for 3,000 gallons of water and does everything the lifesaver does plus heavy metals, etc..

I also have an alexapure pro, one filter is good for 5,000 gallons of water and does the heavy metal thing also plus toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc..

I have 3 extra filters for each one of the above plus the one that came with them, for a total of 32,000 gallons of water.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon May 08, 2017 3:21 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 6, 2017 rickdun 0
MADE IN AMERICA wrote:
Ok so Ill give you a little gold star on your forehead for being the rudest sob yet to remark. I hope youre caught holding a 22 when a band of drugged crazies are bashing your door down. As in, be my guest Mr Rimfire!

I may not be the smartest cookie in the jar, but remarks like that will get you nowhere fast on this forum.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat May 06, 2017 10:36 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rickdun 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:

rickdun wrote:Medicare part B covers flu, hep. b and pneumonia shots, according to my wife. I get all my shots at the VA.

Off topic, but have you noticed a big change in the VA? I go to the VA in Hampton, Virginia which had earned the title as the worst in the nation. They were the ones who refused to hang up a portrait of Trump, saying he was going to be impeached. I was there three weeks ago and was actually treated like a human being. They went to extremes to be polite and helpful.
Gotta love that Trump.
Reb

:offtopic: Reb, I have yet to have a problem with the VA hospital I go to (Altoona, Pa), they have no problem using the VA Choice program if they are backed up or sending me to the big VA hospital in Pittsburgh. I guess I’m fortunate and I have nothing but praise for the employees there and their service to me. :clap:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri May 05, 2017 5:28 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rickdun 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:

rickdun wrote:Medicare part B covers flu, hep. b and pneumonia shots, according to my wife. I get all my shots at the VA.

Off topic, but have you noticed a big change in the VA? I go to the VA in Hampton, Virginia which had earned the title as the worst in the nation. They were the ones who refused to hang up a portrait of Trump, saying he was going to be impeached. I was there three weeks ago and was actually treated like a human being. They went to extremes to be polite and helpful.
Gotta love that Trump.
Reb

:offtopic: Reb, I have yet to have a problem with the VA hospital I go to (Altoona, Pa), they have no problem using the VA Choice program if they are backed up or sending me to the big VA hospital in Pittsburgh. I guess I’m fortunate and I have nothing but praise for the employees there and their service to me. :clap:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri May 05, 2017 5:28 pm