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Educators • Re: Prepper Academy

September 27, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

First I have never heard of it until this post. Now I have read a few articles from the mother site, Tactical Intelligence, and it seems like good site for information. With this being said the first module and maybe even into the second module is stuff that I think you could learn without spending the money. There are too many variables that would dictate the long term of survival of 2 months or more. I would think that at this point in the modules it would be geared to have up to this much stuff, learn these things, have this much food and water per person, etc. Stuff that you could learn and research without paying more money than you already do for you internet. For a new prepper I could see that it might help. Other than that there are very few people in the USA that has ever lived through a long term survival situation. And again with all the variables like weather, location, population, and lifestyle all would be a major player in what you need to do to prepare for long term. This is something that cannot be taught by anyone person. What can be taught is skills to survive, like fire starting, food procurement, self-defense tactics with or without weapons and other things. These are all things that you could possbile learn without paying more money.

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Educators • Re: Prepper Academy

September 27, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

First I have never heard of it until this post. Now I have read a few articles from the mother site, Tactical Intelligence, and it seems like good site for information. With this being said the first module and maybe even into the second module is stuff that I think you could learn without spending the money. There are too many variables that would dictate the long term of survival of 2 months or more. I would think that at this point in the modules it would be geared to have up to this much stuff, learn these things, have this much food and water per person, etc. Stuff that you could learn and research without paying more money than you already do for you internet. For a new prepper I could see that it might help. Other than that there are very few people in the USA that has ever lived through a long term survival situation. And again with all the variables like weather, location, population, and lifestyle all would be a major player in what you need to do to prepare for long term. This is something that cannot be taught by anyone person. What can be taught is skills to survive, like fire starting, food procurement, self-defense tactics with or without weapons and other things. These are all things that you could possbile learn without paying more money.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Yeti_2015 0
Photon Guy wrote:

Yeti_2015 wrote:I’ll leave this thread after this, if you never been in many fights then you wouldnt understand that striking is one of the first things people with try, then they grab you. After that you usually end up on the ground. Its better to be a jack of all trades then a master of one, in this situation in my opinion. Not saying that you have not had your share of fights, but I have seen enough and been in a few to know the knockout videos you see on youtube are rare. Most fights dont end in one punch unless one is highly skilled or very lucky. Again another tool is all that is as well.

That’s why I think its good to be well trained in a good striking art and in a good grappling art. MMA does have its uses but what I think its best used for is if a person already has a background in a striking art and in a grappling art and it can help them combine their styles.

And how about not being a jack of all trades but master of few? Not just with the martial arts but with prepping in general.

This was the mean reason that MMA exist today, to show a person how strike and grapple and how to move between striking and grappling and not resorting to one discipline that they may have more time in. Most MMA gyms will teach you everything you need to know with every little training up front. It would help if you have some prior training in a discipline, but it’s a lot of time not necessary.
The master vs jack argument is something that is another argument all together. First as a small business owner I have to be a master at what I do to get the work coming in, but I have to be a jack of a lot of different trades to make the whole business that I run by myself work properly. When I worked at my first job out of school we all have a hand in all the aspects of the job, the job itself, the billing, invoicing, customer service, IT, to name a few. That way if one of us was to be out all of us could jump right in and finish what the other was doing. Yes it great to be a master of a few things, but as a prepper you need to be good at a lot of other things too. Unless you have a small army that will be there with you. As a prepper you need to cross train/learn new skills to be good at a lot of different things, fire starting, first aid, basic handyman repairs, and self-defense. I maybe be good at these, but I’m not a master of any.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

I’ll leave this thread after this, if you never been in many fights then you wouldnt understand that striking is one of the first things people with try, then they grab you. After that you usually end up on the ground. Its better to be a jack of all trades then a master of one, in this situation in my opinion. Not saying that you have not had your share of fights, but I have seen enough and been in a few to know the knockout videos you see on youtube are rare. Most fights dont end in one punch unless one is highly skilled or very lucky. Again another tool is all that is as well.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

I’ll leave this thread after this, if you never been in many fights then you wouldnt understand that striking is one of the first things people with try, then they grab you. After that you usually end up on the ground. Its better to be a jack of all trades then a master of one, in this situation in my opinion. Not saying that you have not had your share of fights, but I have seen enough and been in a few to know the knockout videos you see on youtube are rare. Most fights dont end in one punch unless one is highly skilled or very lucky. Again another tool is all that is as well.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 20, 2017 Yeti_2015 0
Photon Guy wrote:

Yeti_2015 wrote:Martial arts are a very different aspect of self-defensive all together. Yes I believe in certain situations it could save you, but most fights are fought standing up. They usually end up on the ground grappling with each other. So martial arts would be helpful, but to me MMA training would be better bet.

MMA is a martial art.

Its a combination of a lot of different martial arts. When I say martial arts, I mean just learning one type like Karate, Taekwondo, Jui-jutsu, or Kick Boxing. A singular would be better than nothing, but MMA would be the best in my opinion. I am not an expert in any martial arts, but I have been in my share of fight. 90% of time we end up rolling around on the ground.

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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: OpSec

September 20, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE, thank you. It’s hard to find like minded people that you can trust. I hope that my failures will help others.

I had the same issue when at my last job, but I did move on. I’m now about 2 hours away and I have not had any contact with anyone in that office since.

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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: OpSec

September 20, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

Ok you live in Oklahoma, I would use the natural disasters and the idea for being prepared for them as a jump off for conversations. Maybe all the civil unrest in the country. Try not to get to caught up in the racial/political side of this. I would not in any way disclose how much supplies you have, if you have a BOL and a plan to get there keep that to yourself. Any major things other than just maybe a few weeks of supplies, not more than a month. Again being an Okie guns are good, but if you have an AR15, don’t tell them you have 1000 rounds or more. Don’t disclose all the weapons and ammo you have. Be as vague as possible with what you have. Take time just to listen to other talking in the room, don’t make it like you are just eaves dropping, but if someone is talking like he has all the supplies he need to survive for ever, this is someone that will tell everyone else what he has. Also avoid the ones that have more guns and ammo than sense. Listening to people around the room will help you find out who will be people that you might want to get to know better, but also might give you some insight on people to avoid.

To be honest I have wanted to try to get out and meet more preppers, but some of the ones that I have met have been way over the top anti-government. I won’t let them get me into any trouble for their beliefs. Others that live in the cities that find out I live in the middle of know where, want to use my house as their BOL and want to store items here. I won’t be responsible for a bunch of stuff from people that I don’t really know. Or have them bringing other people here that I haven’t even met. I have met a few more, that over time that life just got in the way and they just didn’t have the time anymore. I understand that part, life can pull you into so many directions. I rely mostly on my parents, but they are 3 hours away and are in bad health.

Hope this helps sorry for the long post. Just sharing some of my thoughts and experience.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 20, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

I just have a question is this really something someone thinks about? First a weapon is a weapon regardless where it is. It’s a tool, just like a hammer, screwdriver or any other in my toolbox. Yes handguns are more concealable, but rifles can be just as effective in an urban environment as a rural. They can both over penetrate depending on what ammo you are using. I will say that most farming that I have done or ever seen done does not require a weapon of any kind. Hunting does require a weapon like a rifle, handgun, bow, or other weapons. Shotguns have their place in all aspects of hunting, protection and aspects of life. Next knifes have their place, but it would be my LAST line of self-defensive for my protection other than my hand and feet. Now days it’s not like it was even 10 years ago where almost every truck in the country had a rifle rack with a rifle in them. Yes it is more likely to see a rifle in a truck or around/on a person in the country, but it’s not that common. Most people don’t keep them out in the open like they used to. To many people that would try to steal them. Also in the state I live it is illegal to carry a loaded rifle in your vehicle. Martial arts are a very different aspect of self-defensive all together. Yes I believe in certain situations it could save you, but most fights are fought standing up. They usually end up on the ground grappling with each other. So martial arts would be helpful, but to me MMA training would be better bet. Now I have lived in the city and I’m now in the country. I lived most of my childhood up through my young adult life in the country, then moved to the city for work. I liked it for a few years then it got old to me. I missed the easy going life that they city didn’t have. I have sinced moved to a rural area and love it. I would not go back for anything. Where ever you chose to live is your business, but don’t say that a rifle is not an option for self-defensive in the city. Ammo plays a lot into how much penetration the projectile will have after hitting its target.

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

July 25, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

As far as how many you really need, that depends on the municipality or governing body that you are dealing with. I know from the houses, buldings, and other structures that I have done plans for usually 4 sets is a safe bet. 1 for submittal (maybe 2 if there is two seperate identities you deal with), 1 for the contractor, and 1-2 for you (mostly a backup copy for the contractor). Most printers shops will print you large format pages for about 3-4 dollars per sheet. If a company or group of individual sub-contractors does them you will have about 8-10 sheets depending on the size of the building. In our state, even in the rural areas the county or state code enforcement can come out and ask to see or have a set to review and stop the work until they have time look over the plans. It’s smart to reach out to a architect or general contractor in you area to get the plans up to code in your area. All states, counties, and cities have different codes and all are not the same. If the code enforcement comes out, it can ease things over and they might not stop the work if they are familiar with the architect or general contractor. Yes this will cost extra money, but could possible safe you a headache and time on the back end. Good luck.

Also as far as changing the plans, again talk to a architect or general contractor. They can take a pdf, dwg, or even an image file and make it a drawing that they can alter. Or at least the good ones can.

Just to give you an idea, I have been doing AutoCAD drafting for 20 years. In the last 4 years I have transitioned for the oil and gas field to more civil and structural. I have done 3 sets of house plans in the last 4 years. Each place is different as far as what you need.

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

July 25, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

As far as how many you really need, that depends on the municipality or governing body that you are dealing with. I know from the houses, buldings, and other structures that I have done plans for usually 4 sets is a safe bet. 1 for submittal (maybe 2 if there is two seperate identities you deal with), 1 for the contractor, and 1-2 for you (mostly a backup copy for the contractor). Most printers shops will print you large format pages for about 3-4 dollars per sheet. If a company or group of individual sub-contractors does them you will have about 8-10 sheets depending on the size of the building. In our state, even in the rural areas the county or state code enforcement can come out and ask to see or have a set to review and stop the work until they have time look over the plans. It’s smart to reach out to a architect or general contractor in you area to get the plans up to code in your area. All states, counties, and cities have different codes and all are not the same. If the code enforcement comes out, it can ease things over and they might not stop the work if they are familiar with the architect or general contractor. Yes this will cost extra money, but could possible safe you a headache and time on the back end. Good luck.

Also as far as changing the plans, again talk to a architect or general contractor. They can take a pdf, dwg, or even an image file and make it a drawing that they can alter. Or at least the good ones can.

Just to give you an idea, I have been doing AutoCAD drafting for 20 years. In the last 4 years I have transitioned for the oil and gas field to more civil and structural. I have done 3 sets of house plans in the last 4 years. Each place is different as far as what you need.

Statistics: Posted by Yeti_2015 — Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:44 am


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

July 25, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

As far as how many you really need, that depends on the municipality or governing body that you are dealing with. I know from the houses, buldings, and other structures that I have done plans for usually 4 sets is a safe bet. 1 for submittal (maybe 2 if there is two seperate identities you deal with), 1 for the contractor, and 1-2 for you (mostly a backup copy for the contractor). Most printers shops will print you large format pages for about 3-4 dollars per sheet. If a company or group of individual sub-contractors does them you will have about 8-10 sheets depending on the size of the building. In our state, even in the rural areas the county or state code enforcement can come out and ask to see or have a set to review and stop the work until they have time look over the plans. It’s smart to reach out to a architect or general contractor in you area to get the plans up to code in your area. All states, counties, and cities have different codes and all are not the same. If the code enforcement comes out, it can ease things over and they might not stop the work if they are familiar with the architect or general contractor. Yes this will cost extra money, but could possible safe you a headache and time on the back end. Good luck.

Also as far as changing the plans, again talk to a architect or general contractor. They can take a pdf, dwg, or even an image file and make it a drawing that they can alter. Or at least the good ones can.

Just to give you an idea, I have been doing AutoCAD drafting for 20 years. In the last 4 years I have transitioned for the oil and gas field to more civil and structural. I have done 3 sets of house plans in the last 4 years. Each place is different as far as what you need.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

Like most that replied here, I too live in a rural area that is mostly Trump supporters. I don’t think that it would change anything around here except the conversations we have when we run into someone at the store or other places. I live in one of three state that was all red, so just another day at the office so to say. Only thing I can say I would advoid any major urbans areas for an extended amount of time. If anyone lives in an area that might be susceptible be very vigilant about what is going on in your tow, just because its not in your immediate area or neighborhood pay a lot of attention. You never know when it will be time to hunker down or bug out. Stay safe.

Statistics: Posted by Yeti_2015 — Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:26 pm