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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 30, 2017 RockinB 0
Saxon Violence wrote:
Friends,

Maybe there is another term for what I mean, but to me “Off-Grid” means that you’re willing to live without electricity for the most part. Is there another word for this concept?

Saxon Violence

Fronteir living, Pioneer living or lifestyles would be zero power and zero a bunch of other advanced society stuff too. Off Grid generally refers to either the power grid or the people grid. The term “out of the system” is also floated around for those that refuse to be labelled “consumers”, “serfs” or “wards of the state” scratching out a living by working their butts off their entire lives at mundane jobs, trying to raise a family and never getting ahead. Very easy to get trapped in the consumerist system since most Americans are in it already with no chance of escape.

That’s my opinion and i’m sticking to it!

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 30, 2017 RockinB 0
Saxon Violence wrote:
Friends,

Maybe there is another term for what I mean, but to me “Off-Grid” means that you’re willing to live without electricity for the most part. Is there another word for this concept?

Saxon Violence

Fronteir living, Pioneer living or lifestyles would be zero power and zero a bunch of other advanced society stuff too. Off Grid generally refers to either the power grid or the people grid. The term “out of the system” is also floated around for those that refuse to be labelled “consumers”, “serfs” or “wards of the state” scratching out a living by working their butts off their entire lives at mundane jobs, trying to raise a family and never getting ahead. Very easy to get trapped in the consumerist system since most Americans are in it already with no chance of escape.

That’s my opinion and i’m sticking to it!

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:16 am


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Guns • Re: What the 2nd Amendment means

September 30, 2017 RockinB 0

This “militia recognition statement” derived from George Mason’s Virginia writings, is the only sentence written by Madison in the Bill of Rights that is not actionable, strongly worded, prohibiting, limiting or enforceable. The only one. Madison was against this Bill of Rights because he believed it was a poor protection of Liberty. The People of the States demanded it. Without George Mason’s support, the Bill of Rights might not exist.

The Debate was between Virginia’s well regulated militia, Pennsylvannia’s Individual right to bear arms, and the Massaschusetts model circa 1791 which was specifically rejected by the First Congress.

Now we are down to two models being debated.
1) Virginia’s well Regulated Militia / George Mason – Harringtonian model.
2) Pennsylvannia’s Radical Individual Right to Arms / Jeffersonian suffrage model.

I’m sure most of us can figure out which model Madison pointed towards just by reading the enforceable portion of the 2nd Amendment.

Why any thinking human can read the Bill of Rights and key off of the only sentence written in it that is not actionable, not strongly worded, not prohibiting, not limiting and not enforceable somehow becomes the entire actionable meaning and intent of the founders is absurd.

Happy Saturday Armed Preppers!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 RockinB 0
mizery0317 wrote:
My wife is out of town and I drug our bug out trunks 5 blacks rolling trunks, set them in the living room and inventoried them along with our bug out bags while watching the news on YouTube. On a more humorous note our guard Dog a 10 month old German shepherd is terrified of gas mask.

Stop terrorizing the puppy and get back to prepping!

One of my young LGD’s is terrified of snakes. He’ll stay on them until we get out there to shoot em and then he takes off. Even a dead snake being carried off on a stick will send him fleeing the scene and he will not come back for many hours. No idea where he goes…

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 RockinB 0
mizery0317 wrote:
My wife is out of town and I drug our bug out trunks 5 blacks rolling trunks, set them in the living room and inventoried them along with our bug out bags while watching the news on YouTube. On a more humorous note our guard Dog a 10 month old German shepherd is terrified of gas mask.

Stop terrorizing the puppy and get back to prepping!

One of my young LGD’s is terrified of snakes. He’ll stay on them until we get out there to shoot em and then he takes off. Even a dead snake being carried off on a stick will send him fleeing the scene and he will not come back for many hours. No idea where he goes…

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:56 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

September 3, 2017 RockinB 0
Cast Iron wrote:
Is the Alt-Left movement more widespread than anyone thought?

No. These Liberal Marxists are widespread and have been for many years growing in our education system and the State is full of them.
If this country falls it will highly likely be from within and directly caused by the actions of the State’s continued destruction of borders, culture and beliefs by importing humans that have no connection to American ideals and way of life.

I don’t believe many of us are stacking ammo expecting foreign invaders. Not in my group anyway…

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

September 3, 2017 RockinB 0
Cast Iron wrote:
Is the Alt-Left movement more widespread than anyone thought?

No. These Liberal Marxists are widespread and have been for many years growing in our education system and the State is full of them.
If this country falls it will highly likely be from within and directly caused by the actions of the State’s continued destruction of borders, culture and beliefs by importing humans that have no connection to American ideals and way of life.

I don’t believe many of us are stacking ammo expecting foreign invaders. Not in my group anyway…

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New but slowly making progress

September 2, 2017 RockinB 0

Welcome to your new reality. Slow progress is better than no progress. You’re likely ahead of 95% of the huddled masses just with the fact of knowing many things can happen that you have zero control over. You can obtain food insurance with one trip to the store and much cheaper with dried staples. Rice & beans are cheap (i’m not a gourmet prepper) and you can get more than a few weeks of basic food security for your family well under $50 while you plan things out and decide which way you need to go.

Good luck out there!

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:28 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

August 25, 2017 RockinB 0

We have no line drawn when it comes to providing for our family. We have prepared for a very long time to become self sustaining and we have also prepared for a very long time to defend ourselves and our property from those zombies that will kill innocent people to take what they think they need.

If one is planning on stealing and killing to survive any situation that limits or negates one’s ability to provide for his family one needs to perish quickly along with ones family. Doesn’t have to be grid down. A job loss, dollar collapse, economic depression or generational poverty from morons raising morons propels some people to steal and kill. A grid down is the worst situation that will compound underlying issues and may force some people to become violent. Those people becoming evil had a propensity for evil that was already there.

Like others have posted, if a prepper is planning on stealing & killing to provide for himself and his family when SHTF he isn’t a prepper he as an evil creature that needs dispatching quickly and never should have had a family in the first place.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

August 25, 2017 RockinB 0

We have no line drawn when it comes to providing for our family. We have prepared for a very long time to become self sustaining and we have also prepared for a very long time to defend ourselves and our property from those zombies that will kill innocent people to take what they think they need.

If one is planning on stealing and killing to survive any situation that limits or negates one’s ability to provide for his family one needs to perish quickly along with ones family. Doesn’t have to be grid down. A job loss, dollar collapse, economic depression or generational poverty from morons raising morons propels some people to steal and kill. A grid down is the worst situation that will compound underlying issues and may force some people to become violent. Those people becoming evil had a propensity for evil that was already there.

Like others have posted, if a prepper is planning on stealing & killing to provide for himself and his family when SHTF he isn’t a prepper he as an evil creature that needs dispatching quickly and never should have had a family in the first place.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 17, 2017 RockinB 0

These groups are a danger to your children, your grand children and this country. Anyone not agreeing with leftist ideology / antifa are labelled racist bigots by MSM and the Deep State Republicans & Democrats that support them and organize them behind the scenes to propel their agenda for all Americans and destroy President Trump. The U.S. Constitution wont be too far behind.

This is how Russia became the Soviet Union and this is how Maoist “students” killed 10’s of millions of Chinese people and created Communist China.

This will not end well.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 17, 2017 RockinB 0

These groups are a danger to your children, your grand children and this country. Anyone not agreeing with leftist ideology / antifa are labelled racist bigots by MSM and the Deep State Republicans & Democrats that support them and organize them behind the scenes to propel their agenda for all Americans and destroy President Trump. The U.S. Constitution wont be too far behind.

This is how Russia became the Soviet Union and this is how Maoist “students” killed 10’s of millions of Chinese people and created Communist China.

This will not end well.

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:28 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 17, 2017 RockinB 0

These groups are a danger to your children, your grand children and this country. Anyone not agreeing with leftist ideology / antifa are labelled racist bigots by MSM and the Deep State Republicans & Democrats that support them and organize them behind the scenes to propel their agenda for all Americans and destroy President Trump. The U.S. Constitution wont be too far behind.

This is how Russia became the Soviet Union and this is how Maoist “students” killed 10’s of millions of Chinese people and created Communist China.

This will not end well.

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:28 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 28, 2017 RockinB 0

We have LGD’s running loose 24/7 with livestock and have only our gate posted with a working dogs sign. The gate is closed and locked 24/7 too so if someone jumps a fence they’re trespassing and will be dealt with by the dogs or us if they make it to our house. We have standard homeowners insurance with a livestock clause like everyone else but we’re rural enough not to ever need it. Our dogs are livestock. Jury’s in these parts don’t support criminals violating the law and in Texas the Castle Doctrine rules are rock solid in favor of the landowner for defense of Property. We don’t have any problems and I’ve never seen a trespasser. If someone was walking through they would have to jump a bunch of fences and go through a bunch of ranches before they ever made it to mine.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 28, 2017 RockinB 0

We have LGD’s running loose 24/7 with livestock and have only our gate posted with a working dogs sign. The gate is closed and locked 24/7 too so if someone jumps a fence they’re trespassing and will be dealt with by the dogs or us if they make it to our house. We have standard homeowners insurance with a livestock clause like everyone else but we’re rural enough not to ever need it. Our dogs are livestock. Jury’s in these parts don’t support criminals violating the law and in Texas the Castle Doctrine rules are rock solid in favor of the landowner for defense of Property. We don’t have any problems and I’ve never seen a trespasser. If someone was walking through they would have to jump a bunch of fences and go through a bunch of ranches before they ever made it to mine.

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Kitchen Gadgets • Re: Thermal Cooker

June 30, 2017 RockinB 0

I have a 3 Litre Tiger Model NFA-B300 XS. We brought a pot of beans to boil, dropped in a chunk of salt pork, boiled for about 30 minutes, stuck it in the thermal case and 8-9 hours later it was luke warm and disgusting. It’s over 20 years old and may be too thin of a case for anything other than rice. Works okay for rice but that’s about it for this thermal cooking “helper”. Still has all the stickers on it. Never tried anything else in it. It will work for SHTF subsistence survival cooking but for day to day use we don’t use it.

Newer models probably have a better thermal case / heat retention.

Good luck and if you get a good one let us know. Might be time for an upgrade.

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Kitchen Gadgets • Re: Thermal Cooker

June 30, 2017 RockinB 0

I have a 3 Litre Tiger Model NFA-B300 XS. We brought a pot of beans to boil, dropped in a chunk of salt pork, boiled for about 30 minutes, stuck it in the thermal case and 8-9 hours later it was luke warm and disgusting. It’s over 20 years old and may be too thin of a case for anything other than rice. Works okay for rice but that’s about it for this thermal cooking “helper”. Still has all the stickers on it. Never tried anything else in it. It will work for SHTF subsistence survival cooking but for day to day use we don’t use it.

Newer models probably have a better thermal case / heat retention.

Good luck and if you get a good one let us know. Might be time for an upgrade.

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:29 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Congress told to brace for ‘robotic soldiers’

March 3, 2017 RockinB 0

Those google / amazon gadgets seem like a massive intrusion into the lives of anyone around them. Always listening to every word spoken, just waiting to hear that certain buzz word that “turns on the light”. I wonder how many other buzz words it’s waiting for that doesn’t turn on the light.

My tinfoil Stetson may be a little tight but I think I’ll be staying away from SkyNet as long as possible….

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Guns • Re: .50 Beowulf

February 26, 2017 RockinB 0

I looked in to these heavy calibers in the AR platform and was leaning toward the 458 SOCOM for ballistics. Ammo prices were way to high to stock multiple thousands of rounds and I really couldn’t justify the utility of adding this caliber to the mix. If I ever venture back into this realm, ammo prices and availability may be the deciding factor.

I agree with you. I would not breakup an existing AR platform to add it. If it has utility for me it will need to be its own platform and be available when I need it.

Good luck with your venture!

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Guns • Re: My ‘from the box user ready’AR-15 thread

February 18, 2017 RockinB 0

We use straight CMC drop in triggers in all our AR’s set at 2-2. These are very addicting. I installed KIDD two stage flat triggers in both our 1022’s set at .8 – .8 after using the CMC’s. Clean crisp breaks on a two stage is an awesome thing to me. Take up is light and smooth to the stop with a very crisp break.

Good luck with your trigger search!

http://www.cmctriggers.com/

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General Food Topics • Re: Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 18, 2017 RockinB 0

We used this calculator as a guide too. Our family numbers are a lot higher and we are very close on the quantities in the main “shtf” category’s that matter to us.
We’re finished prepping “shtf” food storage and have no intentions of ever using it. Peace of mind without maintaining a rigorous rotation schedule works best for us.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 18, 2017 RockinB 0
Murby wrote:

RockinB wrote:We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

Are you saying their buckets are somehow different than a normal 5 gallon or pickle bucket lid?

Yes. It’s designed to keep you out without a $7 bucket wrench! We used a very large screw driver and a pry bar for about a month getting into buckets of wheat and oats. We added a wrench with another bucket order and it was worth it to avoid possibly damaging the lids or gasket seals. We could have transferred it into 1/2 gallon mason jars but didn’t have any empty at the time. We use a lot of mason jars…

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 18, 2017 RockinB 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

RockinB wrote:We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

you must already know that Augason Farms refuses to use mylar bagging – and both their nitrogen purge or when they toss in 02 absorbers has a very limited practical life – it’s storage longevity is totally negated when you open a bucket ….

Yep. We opened a wheat bucket and an oats bucket for a dry run. We baked lots of bread, oatmeal cookies and ate a lot of cream of wheat and oatmeal over a year with those 2 buckets. We went through a few pounds of honey too. Still have some wheat left in a half gallon mason jar but we might use it eventually. Flat pan bread cooked in a skillet on a fire is a good wrap for eggs, rice and beans. Good for homemade jelly wraps too.

We wont starve and hopefully we will never have to open another bucket for the rest of our lives.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 RockinB 0

We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:35 am


Guns • Re: Muzzleloader education

February 12, 2017 RockinB 0

I have 2 .50 Caliber rifles I’ve used for hunting. I started with a traditional Hawkins cap & ball with the hammer and moved quickly into a Knight inline. My Hawkins Cougar is hanging on the wall.

The cap & ball uses a #11 percussion cap primer on the nipple above the charge in the barrel to ignite the powder. The inline uses 209 shotgun primers inserted in a hard plastic disc and is loaded using a standard bolt action that encloses the loaded DISC tightly behind the charge in the barrel. We take deer up to 300 yards consistently using 3 pellets of White Hot powder with Hornady 300 grain SST bullets.

We also have 2 .44 caliber 1858 Remington revolvers. These are fun guns. I can also use them to slow down the family when the plinking gets out of hand. My kids can go through more than a few cases of 223/5.56 in a few hours. Same with 22’s shooting spinners. We shoot a lot out here and black powder revolvers slow everything down if I start getting nervous about how deep they’re going into our ammo storage. We keep enough Hornady ball, Hodgdon pyrodex and #10 percussion caps for 2,000 shots on hand for the revolvers. I have maybe enough supplies for 25-30 rifle loads. Rifles are used for muzzle-loading deer season and we don’t plink with them.

I would recommend going to Cabelas or Bass Pro Shops and picking up a black powder revolver with a small tackle box to store all the stuff you will need to shoot them. You will easily spend $400-$600 getting setup depending on how much ball & powder you want. You will need spare nipples, nipple wrenches, nipple cleaning wire tool, powder measures, powder flask, spare cylinders, barrel cleaning brushes, Pyrodex powder, ball ammo, #10 percussion caps, lubed wads to put on top of loose powder, and cylinder loading stands are nice to have. If you go with the .44 caliber revolver the ball size should be .457 or they may not stay snug on top of the charge. .451 doesn’t fit tight enough in either of my revolvers and the ball will not stay seated on the powder. One revolver is a Pietta and one is an Uberti and I have 6 spare cylinders, the .451 ball wont seat safely in any of them.

For a serious muzzle loading hunting rifle I would go with an inline Knight. Rifle, scope and all the stuff around $1500 easily to setup. We are shooting under 1/2″ MOA with these rifles at 100 yards.

Good luck out there.

Here are some info links….

http://hunting.about.com/od/blackpowder/
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Black-Powder
https://www.knightrifles.com/product-ca … leloaders/

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Economic Disasters • Re: Interesting article on the next few years!

February 11, 2017 RockinB 0

Good article. The author (based in Europe) doesn’t make one dime off of anyone in this country when we walk in a pawn shop and buy gold / silver bullion at a decent price over spot or order 100 ounces of silver rounds online through a US mint. One’s labor is finite and history shows us that precious metal has always been the preferred medium of exchange and preservation of labor. Hard times are coming for those that ignore what’s going on globally with fiat currency. I’ll continue storing my labor in silver and lead and hopefully wont need either.

Here’s another good article: http://theantimedia.org/cash-europe-mov … per-money/

“Since the public’s attention has been drawn to emotional manipulations and political stunts, the threat the war on cash represents has gone unrecognized. Instead of feeding energy into systems meant to divide and conquer, individuals must educate themselves to secure their own financial futures. By submitting to the hive mind and following the media down whichever rabbit hole they choose, the most important issues of today will go unnoticed. The value of advocating for decentralized and physical alternatives to the banking system may not be easily grasped by the activists of today, but few other things have the potential to erode freedom on such a massive scale.”

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:47 am