No Picture

General Preparedness Discussion • Re: What is this Black Sky event,is it real?

August 17, 2017 rickdun 0
somuchtodo wrote:
I’m not sure exactly where this belongs. Since it’s supposed to be the government preparing I guess here.
I’ve got friends talking about this Black Sky event training I think the correct name is Earth X that FEMA and the government is supposed to be doing on 8/23. I’m just trying to get information as to is this legit or just an internet rumor. :help:

Somuch, here’s a link I found that is interesting on your subject:

https://www.infowars.com/black-sky-even … cross-u-s/

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:19 pm


No Picture

Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

August 10, 2017 rickdun 0
TRex2 wrote:
This has been said now, so many times it is getting repetitive:
Trump was simply speaking in language that CFK would understand.
We should be thankful we elected someone willing and able to pronounce it.

The most dangerous thing you can do is project spinelessness by setting a red line and doing nothing when it is crossed. The second most dangerous thing you can do is project weakness by letting others repeatedly break the rules and doing nothing about it. The first is how we got ISIS, the second caused WW2, and many smaller conflagrations.

TRex2, I believe that is exactly what O’Bozo did, on all aspects of foreign affairs.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:48 am


No Picture

General Food Topics • Re: MREs: Flameless Heater Question

August 9, 2017 rickdun 0

Zero, in Vietnam our C-rations contained one tablet that heated our canned food, like Farmer said, check out the army surplus stores.

Did you think of trying those (duraflame logs), buy a bundle and cut them to the size you want and see if they would work for ya.

If you try them, let us know if they work or not.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:17 pm


No Picture

General Food Topics • Re: MREs: Flameless Heater Question

August 9, 2017 rickdun 0

Zero, in Vietnam our C-rations contained one tablet that heated our canned food, like Farmer said, check out the army surplus stores.

Did you think of trying those (duraflame logs), buy a bundle and cut them to the size you want and see if they would work for ya.

If you try them, let us know if they work or not.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:17 pm


No Picture

General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 9, 2017 rickdun 0

Ordered and received through Walmart, (Augason Farms) 2 cases of chicken TVP to stretch the freeze dried chicken we have now. Packed another 40 lb of navy beans and rice. Picked up 500 rds of .22, 500 rounds of 7.62X39 ammo and 100 rds of 00 buck.

Went to city flea market sunday and picked up some various bits for my brace and another two man crosscut saw. Haven’t had a ripe tomato yet from our garden, been picking beans, peppers and cucumbers, wife’s making pickles.

As far as stepping up my preps due to the NK threat, a little, we have enough for about 3 years stored of food and about a year’s worth of meds and antibiotics. We didn’t really need the walmart order, but it was on sale and every little bit helps.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:47 am


No Picture

General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 9, 2017 rickdun 0

Ordered and received through Walmart, (Augason Farms) 2 cases of chicken TVP to stretch the freeze dried chicken we have now. Packed another 40 lb of navy beans and rice. Picked up 500 rds of .22, 500 rounds of 7.62X39 ammo and 100 rds of 00 buck.

Went to city flea market sunday and picked up some various bits for my brace and another two man crosscut saw. Haven’t had a ripe tomato yet from our garden, been picking beans, peppers and cucumbers, wife’s making pickles.

As far as stepping up my preps due to the NK threat, a little, we have enough for about 3 years stored of food and about a year’s worth of meds and antibiotics. We didn’t really need the walmart order, but it was on sale and every little bit helps.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:47 am


No Picture

Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

August 2, 2017 rickdun 0

If the little fat dude does send an ICBM and if it enters the U.S. territory and if we shoot it down, well, you now have an EMP. What’s worse a North Korean ICBM hitting LA, Chicago, NY or an EMP.

I think President Trump will take some sort of military action pretty soon, if these new sanctions don’t work with NK, Russia and Iran but he needs to put the squeeze on China who can put an end to all of this.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:53 pm


No Picture

Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

August 2, 2017 rickdun 0

If the little fat dude does send an ICBM and if it enters the U.S. territory and if we shoot it down, well, you now have an EMP. What’s worse a North Korean ICBM hitting LA, Chicago, NY or an EMP.

I think President Trump will take some sort of military action pretty soon, if these new sanctions don’t work with NK, Russia and Iran but he needs to put the squeeze on China who can put an end to all of this.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:53 pm


No Picture

General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 rickdun 0
NJMike wrote:
For my backups to electric stoves now, I already have a variety of portable stoves, using a variety of fuels. Of course a fire pit is another alternative.

NJMike that’s good, I also have coleman double burner stove, oven, fire pit, propane grill, charcoal grill, 2 extra wood burners and a sun oven. I had an oven fabricated to put on the wood burners, big enough to put two pizza’s in it. I’m good for cooking, boiling water, keeping warm, etc.. Can never have enough preps when it comes to cooking, sanitation and keeping warm in the winter. :shakeyes:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:21 am


No Picture

General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 rickdun 0
NJMike wrote:
For my backups to electric stoves now, I already have a variety of portable stoves, using a variety of fuels. Of course a fire pit is another alternative.

NJMike that’s good, I also have coleman double burner stove, oven, fire pit, propane grill, charcoal grill, 2 extra wood burners and a sun oven. I had an oven fabricated to put on the wood burners, big enough to put two pizza’s in it. I’m good for cooking, boiling water, keeping warm, etc.. Can never have enough preps when it comes to cooking, sanitation and keeping warm in the winter. :shakeyes:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:21 am


No Picture

General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 rickdun 0

We had electric back in ’77 until we lost power for 3 days then we switched to a propane stove/oven. I have enough propane stored for about 2 years + the current 200 lb tank.

We have an old propane stove up in the barn that I bought last year, an Amana, no clock, no nothing, pilot light and an old cast iron cook stove (wood/coal) up in the garage that I use a couple times a year, in the winter. I have to admit, it takes practice to cook on one of those wood/coal cook stoves. We would never go back to an electric stove.

I have extra gas regulators and tubing for the gas stoves just in case.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:42 am


No Picture

General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 rickdun 0

We had electric back in ’77 until we lost power for 3 days then we switched to a propane stove/oven. I have enough propane stored for about 2 years + the current 200 lb tank.

We have an old propane stove up in the barn that I bought last year, an Amana, no clock, no nothing, pilot light and an old cast iron cook stove (wood/coal) up in the garage that I use a couple times a year, in the winter. I have to admit, it takes practice to cook on one of those wood/coal cook stoves. We would never go back to an electric stove.

I have extra gas regulators and tubing for the gas stoves just in case.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:42 am


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 rickdun 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
We don’t have any posting out, but that is a very good chain of thought in advance. I’ll be fixing that soon. Our dog (golden) only goes out on a leash. She wouldn’t hurt anyone I don’t think and is mostly useless. But she barks and raises 40 shades of #ell if anyone or anything is around. So she is a good alarm. But the sings are a good idea.
Rickdun, I like your approach to this topic. I’m just not certain how if would go should something happen and you had to go to court. My bet is the opposing lawyers would go after you about the sings being premeditated, regardless of how the little snowflakes were acting to get themselves shot. But I love the outlook.

bacpacker, I wouldn’t shoot anyone on purpose unless I was threatened, and if it was an accident, well I guess he had a weapon, you know a knife, ball bat and he was coming after me. Besides that, “DEAD MEN TELL NO TELLS.”

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:14 pm


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 rickdun 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
We don’t have any posting out, but that is a very good chain of thought in advance. I’ll be fixing that soon. Our dog (golden) only goes out on a leash. She wouldn’t hurt anyone I don’t think and is mostly useless. But she barks and raises 40 shades of #ell if anyone or anything is around. So she is a good alarm. But the sings are a good idea.
Rickdun, I like your approach to this topic. I’m just not certain how if would go should something happen and you had to go to court. My bet is the opposing lawyers would go after you about the sings being premeditated, regardless of how the little snowflakes were acting to get themselves shot. But I love the outlook.

bacpacker, I wouldn’t shoot anyone on purpose unless I was threatened, and if it was an accident, well I guess he had a weapon, you know a knife, ball bat and he was coming after me. Besides that, “DEAD MEN TELL NO TELLS.”

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:14 pm


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 rickdun 0

Well, I have a little over 100 acres and it’s all posted.

I have signs out front, out back, both sides of the house that read “ANYONE FOUND HERE AT NIGHT WILL BE FOUND HERE DEAD IN THE MORNING”.

Also have signs that read “TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT, SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN”. I have several other signs and if any snowflake wants to take the chance, they do it at their own risk.

It won’t be the first time I’ve shot (high) at a snowflake and had them arrested for trespassing and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Seems whenever they try to run away, the blast from a shotgun going off, stops them in their tracks, makes it easy for me.

Last fall two guys were behind the barn (dog had them cornered), I go up with my mossberg maverick with 00 buck, handed one guy my cell phone and had him dial the state police and explain to them that they were trespassing on my property. They were arrested and had to pay a $300.00 fine and 12 months probation.

Seems my neighbor and I have a reputation downtown.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:55 pm


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 rickdun 0

Well, I have a little over 100 acres and it’s all posted.

I have signs out front, out back, both sides of the house that read “ANYONE FOUND HERE AT NIGHT WILL BE FOUND HERE DEAD IN THE MORNING”.

Also have signs that read “TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT, SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN”. I have several other signs and if any snowflake wants to take the chance, they do it at their own risk.

It won’t be the first time I’ve shot (high) at a snowflake and had them arrested for trespassing and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Seems whenever they try to run away, the blast from a shotgun going off, stops them in their tracks, makes it easy for me.

Last fall two guys were behind the barn (dog had them cornered), I go up with my mossberg maverick with 00 buck, handed one guy my cell phone and had him dial the state police and explain to them that they were trespassing on my property. They were arrested and had to pay a $300.00 fine and 12 months probation.

Seems my neighbor and I have a reputation downtown.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:55 pm


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 rickdun 0

Well, I have a little over 100 acres and it’s all posted.

I have signs out front, out back, both sides of the house that read “ANYONE FOUND HERE AT NIGHT WILL BE FOUND HERE DEAD IN THE MORNING”.

Also have signs that read “TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT, SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN”. I have several other signs and if any snowflake wants to take the chance, they do it at their own risk.

It won’t be the first time I’ve shot (high) at a snowflake and had them arrested for trespassing and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Seems whenever they try to run away, the blast from a shotgun going off, stops them in their tracks, makes it easy for me.

Last fall two guys were behind the barn (dog had them cornered), I go up with my mossberg maverick with 00 buck, handed one guy my cell phone and had him dial the state police and explain to them that they were trespassing on my property. They were arrested and had to pay a $300.00 fine and 12 months probation.

Seems my neighbor and I have a reputation downtown.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:55 pm


No Picture

Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 22, 2017 rickdun 0

If you don’t have to file the blueprints with local authorities, you shouldn’t have to pay any extra fees, but that will be up to your contractor. Even though you don’t have to file the blueprints, I’m sure you’ll still have to build by code and that again is your contractors responsibility.

Now as far as a basement, wouldn’t you want all your utilities, hot water tank, furnace, electrical box, etc., away from you initial living space. I know I wouldn’t want to hear my furnace kick on and off all winter or a hot water tank leaking in my living space.

The old saying goes, I’d rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it. Separate part of a basement for a root cellar (north side of basement), build a separate faraday cage, food storage, etc.. Just something to think about.

Good Luck with your build.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:05 pm


Image

Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 22, 2017 rickdun 0

If you don’t have to file the blueprints with local authorities, you shouldn’t have to pay any extra fees, but that will be up to your contractor. Even though you don’t have to file the blueprints, I’m sure you’ll still have to build by code and that again is your contractors responsibility.

Now as far as a basement, wouldn’t you want all your utilities, hot water tank, furnace, electrical box, etc., away from you initial living space. I know I wouldn’t want to hear my furnace kick on and off all winter or a hot water tank leaking in my living space.

The old saying goes, I’d rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it. Separate part of a basement for a root cellar (north side of basement), build a separate faraday cage, food storage, etc.. Just something to think about.

Good Luck with your build.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:05 pm


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 15, 2017 rickdun 0

I have a camp about 65 miles away from the farm. I planed on using it as a BOL, but after I looked at many maps (road and topo), I decided it just wasn’t worth the risk. So with that being said, I’m staying on the farm.

As far as taking a building, shed, home from somebody who you think may not be there, by breaking in the window, say your prayers before you do, as there may be that one lone wolf waiting on ya to do that so he/she can take you out and take what you may have. Yes, people do desperate things in desperate times and most of those people pay a price for their action.

Now if I lived in a city or urban area, I’d be gone in a heartbeat, but I’d already be prepared way in advance to do that.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:52 pm


No Picture

General Food Topics • Re: New:Black Bean Burger Mix!

July 15, 2017 rickdun 0

I ordered a can of Augason farms from walmart (9.99) instead of Augason farms price of $17.89. Got it yesterday and just got done eating two for lunch. Not bad, but I did add an egg, some sweet baby ray BBQ, some beef TVP, cheese on top and a little bread crumbs. I’m now going to order a case from walmart to add to my preps.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:57 am


No Picture

General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Randon thought – refugees

July 15, 2017 rickdun 0

Our state and federal tax dollars at work. :shakeno: No wonder we’re 20 trillion dollars in debt.

Let alone the 10’s of billions of dollars of our tax dollars the government gives in foreign aid every year, then we pay through the nose for everything we want.

I better quit before I explode and say something I’ll regret. :help::help:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:34 am


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: Grooming

July 12, 2017 rickdun 0

I like you Cadit have had a beard since I got out of the Corps, I do keep it trimmed and have short hair, above the ears.

I do have electric trimmers that I trim my beard with and cut my 3 grandsons hair. I also have 2 battery hair trimmers.

I picked up an oster manual hand trimmers with # 00, #1 and #2 blades at a flea market a couple of years ago, but have never tried them out.

All else fails it’ll be time for just plain sissors.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:05 am


No Picture

A.N.T.S. • Re: Doing Number 2

July 12, 2017 rickdun 0

We have a septic system, so we really don’t have a problem. Only have to have it pumped out every 10 to 15 years, was last pumped out 2 years ago.

I also have an outhouse that I built (illegally), but have it disguised as a shed for garden tools. I also have 5 gallon buckets, garbage bags and two seats. We’re pretty much covered as far as human waste. :nervous:

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:57 am


No Picture

General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JULY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

July 12, 2017 rickdun 0

Got my second cut of hay cut, raked, baled and put in barn, if I get a third cutting, I’ll sell it and buy more freeze dried foods. Picked up more 5.56/223 ammo (2,000) rounds.

Wife and grandkids are picking and freezing the blueberries, if only I can keep the birds away. Picked a bunch (various spices) and are now drying.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:09 am


No Picture

General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

“Impossible is a word that should never be uttered”.

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”.

My DI from PI in ’69.

“”Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut, you may learn something that way.”

“Everybody has a bad back when it comes to work”

My Dad.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:33 am


No Picture

General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

“Impossible is a word that should never be uttered”.

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”.

My DI from PI in ’69.

“”Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut, you may learn something that way.”

“Everybody has a bad back when it comes to work”

My Dad.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:33 am