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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are the 5 skill Sets you would Want in a GDS

June 24, 2017 sageprice 0

They are the same for all emergency situations and frugal living.
1. Food (Gardening, Foraging, trapping and hunting).
2. Clothing (proper low profile dressing for the weather).
3. Shelter, being able to build or find shelter. This includes lock-picking into abandoned structures.
4. Medical, sew up wound, set a bone, Treat infection without a drugstore (herbal).
5.Basic military training (make a weapon, handle weapons, stealth, and scouting).
That said you should know how to use a weapon for hunting already, how to climb a tree for scouting and setting up a tree stand,and how to field dress a dear quickly and quietly. You should be able to shelter in place if caught in a storm or just over night. Prepping is a test of your ability to adapt.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are the 5 skill Sets you would Want in a GDS

June 24, 2017 sageprice 0

They are the same for all emergency situations and frugal living.
1. Food (Gardening, Foraging, trapping and hunting).
2. Clothing (proper low profile dressing for the weather).
3. Shelter, being able to build or find shelter. This includes lock-picking into abandoned structures.
4. Medical, sew up wound, set a bone, Treat infection without a drugstore (herbal).
5.Basic military training (make a weapon, handle weapons, stealth, and scouting).
That said you should know how to use a weapon for hunting already, how to climb a tree for scouting and setting up a tree stand,and how to field dress a dear quickly and quietly. You should be able to shelter in place if caught in a storm or just over night. Prepping is a test of your ability to adapt.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:05 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 sageprice 0

Human health did not improve significantly until modern medicine stepped in. Soap was known by the Babylonians 5000 yrs ago. (yes I googled soap history). Cleanliness maybe next to Godliness but It didn’t help Longevity. Still, if I don’t do at least a sponge bath every other day I stink. If you are a stealth prepper you don’t want to make it easy for dogs or other sensitive noses to find you. I rather have a enemy pass me by than be scented a mile down wind. Pond water is fine to wash with and you can water the garden with it. If you have problems with that put on the compost pile.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 sageprice 0

Human health did not improve significantly until modern medicine stepped in. Soap was known by the Babylonians 5000 yrs ago. (yes I googled soap history). Cleanliness maybe next to Godliness but It didn’t help Longevity. Still, if I don’t do at least a sponge bath every other day I stink. If you are a stealth prepper you don’t want to make it easy for dogs or other sensitive noses to find you. I rather have a enemy pass me by than be scented a mile down wind. Pond water is fine to wash with and you can water the garden with it. If you have problems with that put on the compost pile.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 19, 2017 sageprice 0

AS Smokey the bear said “ONLY YOU…” What works in Alaska doesn’t work in Georgia. I prefer not to eat prepackage meals for a whole year. I like dehydrated cooked beef over Jerky. To each his or her own. Come visit after one year if you survive then we will discuss prepping and who was right or wrong. :rofl:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Who is the Authority on Prepping?

June 19, 2017 sageprice 0

AS Smokey the bear said “ONLY YOU…” What works in Alaska doesn’t work in Georgia. I prefer not to eat prepackage meals for a whole year. I like dehydrated cooked beef over Jerky. To each his or her own. Come visit after one year if you survive then we will discuss prepping and who was right or wrong. :rofl:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 8, 2017 sageprice 0
Cadit wrote:
I think some have missed the whole point, don’t go putting up security fences, or covering front, back and sides with flood lights that looks like a runway. Just be like everyone else on your street and community. Don’t go making yourself a target. The pandemic signage is a deterrent just like a large dog. But you are right to a degree, if you put out a sign on a plague, that’s too soon for that have happened, and was not part of a known health issues. You would stand out big time.

Nothing was said or implied to disguising your home, just don’t go dumb-ass crazy putting in all kinds of security that is visible, that would draw undue attention to you and your family, putting you in the spot light.

Totally agree, you can have a GRAY house by not advertising. Better a rose hedge than a blank wall. Better ducks than a roaming dogs. Better noise sensors than motion sensors. Better a delayed grass cutting than a manicured lawn. Blend in and slightly below the norm. Do not stand out.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 8, 2017 sageprice 0
Cadit wrote:
I think some have missed the whole point, don’t go putting up security fences, or covering front, back and sides with flood lights that looks like a runway. Just be like everyone else on your street and community. Don’t go making yourself a target. The pandemic signage is a deterrent just like a large dog. But you are right to a degree, if you put out a sign on a plague, that’s too soon for that have happened, and was not part of a known health issues. You would stand out big time.

Nothing was said or implied to disguising your home, just don’t go dumb-ass crazy putting in all kinds of security that is visible, that would draw undue attention to you and your family, putting you in the spot light.

Totally agree, you can have a GRAY house by not advertising. Better a rose hedge than a blank wall. Better ducks than a roaming dogs. Better noise sensors than motion sensors. Better a delayed grass cutting than a manicured lawn. Blend in and slightly below the norm. Do not stand out.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:56 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 8, 2017 sageprice 0

I found that a bike is a good prep item, SO LONG as you use frequently. Nothing is worse than relearning how to use a tool that will wear you down because you are not use to it. Even an exercise bike will get those old legs use to pedaling long distance.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:43 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bicycles; are they worth the Investment

June 8, 2017 sageprice 0

I found that a bike is a good prep item, SO LONG as you use frequently. Nothing is worse than relearning how to use a tool that will wear you down because you are not use to it. Even an exercise bike will get those old legs use to pedaling long distance.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:43 am


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Gardening • Re: Tomato plant wilt and discoloration

May 31, 2017 sageprice 0

hard to tell, don’t know your region, your climate, how you have been watering or fertilizing? How big are they? What is their pot size? Gardening has n
many variables and you should contact a Master Gardener in your area. Yes, The gardening clubs establish Master Gardeners in Every state. You just have to search them out.

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Gardening • Re: Tomato plant wilt and discoloration

May 31, 2017 sageprice 0

hard to tell, don’t know your region, your climate, how you have been watering or fertilizing? How big are they? What is their pot size? Gardening has n
many variables and you should contact a Master Gardener in your area. Yes, The gardening clubs establish Master Gardeners in Every state. You just have to search them out.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Wed May 31, 2017 1:57 pm


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

May 16, 2017 sageprice 0

(sigh) you CAN NOT help anyone when you need help yourself. That is the reason you prep. The man who comes begging is the very fool who refused to prep. They will never admit they were stupid, they claim they are victims. Victims of their own asinine actions. By surviving you can give them something that is free. Knowledge. Teach them what to forage for, how to make a fire, and responsible for themselves. There is NO FREE LUNCH. NO WORK NO EAT! :x

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Tue May 16, 2017 1:43 pm


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

May 16, 2017 sageprice 0

teehee! isn’t strange those who were hurt the most were countries that were running unlicensed versions of XP ! The pirated copies weren’t receiving up dates that came out in March. Hummm, then there were no backups of data? How about free soft based on Linux? Don’t cheat the seller and then blame him for your folly.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: They know Who You Are

May 16, 2017 sageprice 0

Phzzt! Let them watch, is there enough of them to walk in my foot steps as I walk away from them. I am amazed by the ignorance of people trying to hide. In a recent reality tv show (I think it was call”hunted”) Bounty hunters caught people who dropped off the grid and went back to town for TACO’s Stupid Idiotic, Be prepared to drop out of society for a long time. Your own moral compass should be your only guide. Do you have enough primitive knowledge to survive or are you still a product of modern society. Modern society makes you dependent, primitive makes you free.

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Phillips screws vs regular screws

May 10, 2017 sageprice 0

I am not an authority on this but it was explained to me in the following way:
Anything with a circular thread is a screw.
As screw becomes a bolt if it has a nut on it if not its still a screw. (machine screw)
any difference in the head are only attempts to increase or spread the applied pressure to the surface. (cap screws verses flanged)
Any differences in the drive point are attempts at transfer more torque (twisting motion) to the screw. phillips vs slotted vs torx vs square vs hexhead (allen).
Thus is my complete knowledge on the subject.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Wed May 10, 2017 12:23 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Phillips screws vs regular screws

May 10, 2017 sageprice 0

I am not an authority on this but it was explained to me in the following way:
Anything with a circular thread is a screw.
As screw becomes a bolt if it has a nut on it if not its still a screw. (machine screw)
any difference in the head are only attempts to increase or spread the applied pressure to the surface. (cap screws verses flanged)
Any differences in the drive point are attempts at transfer more torque (twisting motion) to the screw. phillips vs slotted vs torx vs square vs hexhead (allen).
Thus is my complete knowledge on the subject.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Wed May 10, 2017 12:23 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 4, 2017 sageprice 0

At least Squids know how to swim, can marines walk on water, or airmen walk on air. (chuckle)My best to you guys and gals, no matter how you served/ serve. Still, I rather curl up with some warm females in a spider hole than any old Marine in a fox hole. Heck an old farm gal in a hay loft is a best choice for this old man. They seem to do just about anything. :)

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Spending Challenge! How would you do it?

May 3, 2017 sageprice 0

Beans, rice, dehydrated potatoes, dehydrated onions, canned meat, two dehydrators , frozen veggies of all kind, frozen meat for dehydrating, canning jars, dried peas, lentils, spices, flour, SALT, bouillon cubes, dried soup, coffee powder, tea, sugar, ghee, lard, cooking oil, alcohol of all types O man the list just goes on…..!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: EMP strikes

April 24, 2017 sageprice 0

Get real, I spent years getting to know military technology and circuits. The technology is to shield and protect electronics. The population would suffer but not the military. Still, there is the 11 to 1 rule. It take eleven support to one combat. Watch out for slave labor around military bases.

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Indiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Medicinal Herbs

April 20, 2017 sageprice 0

I own 17 herbal medicine book and I here to warn you. The terminology of a disease and their symptoms are not to be taken lightly. You can do more damage if you just try to do a quick fix. Herbal medicine is no ONE PILL cure. A fever is not a easy indication of infection. It could even be a indication of an allergy to the very herb you just took or gave to your family. Be prepared to take the time to research and study more than one book or source. While I can set a bone and know some Antibiotic herbs, I am only now getting into antiviral herbs, there are so many viruses out there that even modern day researchers are still discovering new ones. So learn WHAT you are looking at before you try to cure it with an herb. :D:D

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:07 pm