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August 21, 2017 farmer_dude48 0

I broke a ankle once and put on a boot laced it up good and went to work anyway, Broke toes and little finger couple of times it wasn’t to bad.. Tooth ache almost stops me though. I tried pulling one of my teeth one time to save money it was a amazing experience to say the least

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 21, 2017 farmer_dude48 0

I broke a ankle once and put on a boot laced it up good and went to work anyway, Broke toes and little finger couple of times it wasn’t to bad.. Tooth ache almost stops me though. I tried pulling one of my teeth one time to save money it was a amazing experience to say the least

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 21, 2017 ajax727 0

I have been picking up books people have thrown away at the local trash collection sight they are stored there in a build and free for the tacking . All hard copies most in new to great shape if they are trash I don’t get them . So far I have filled up a 30 gallon barrel with them it is a mix from drama , westerns , history English and so on and so on . A good mix from a to z .

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 20, 2017 MsMossRose 0

I find activities such as gardening, canning, cooking relaxing but for the “rainy day” when the family just wants to lounge in PJ’s and spend time together we have few things put back that has added up over the years.

Skip-bo, Uno, Domino/Triomino, Jenga, Yatzee, Wahoo, Scrabble, Playing cards with a how-to book for different games, Puzzles, an assortment of board games from Candy land to Pandemic… An ever growing craft box ( I am a pinterest-aholic) that has tons of I don’t even remember what in it with coloring books/printer paper and coloring pens/pencils/markers/crayons. We even have my old Gameboy black and white and Gameboy color with games from way back when and they STILL work just as good as they ever did. We have a set of portable dvd screens (the kind you put on the back of your cars head rest so the kids can watch a movie on long trips) that can also be plugged into a wall socket for power. Every once in a while we go to our local pawn shop and pick up movies for $1 or less each to add to the collection.

Since space is a major concern right now we don’t have hard copies of books for leisure reading, but I would like to expand to a little library for if/when we wont have access to kindle.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 20, 2017 sageprice 0

pasted down from a old gent to Me. Lots of Vaseline thick cotton and wool socks. Better greasy feet than trench foot. damage to your legs and feet will not only hinder you but will stay with you for a life time. Full leg boots for rough areas, but realize, they are good protection for work NOT hiking.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I get so much pain in my feet sometimes can’t walk, just have to take a day off.
In an emergency I’m likely screwed. Like ajax said I have lived with pain all my
life so I can tolerate a lot, just have to, to get through each day. But its hard.

Not a bad cut or shot, hummm, you were lucky they weren’t life threatening I
guess, don’t think I could handle those.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I get so much pain in my feet sometimes can’t walk, just have to take a day off.
In an emergency I’m likely screwed. Like ajax said I have lived with pain all my
life so I can tolerate a lot, just have to, to get through each day. But its hard.

Not a bad cut or shot, hummm, you were lucky they weren’t life threatening I
guess, don’t think I could handle those.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 ajax727 0

Hera is my little story about a broke bone just above my ankle this will be the short version . I was on a job sight , I just gave a report on needed parts to a foreman told him I had to go lead a safety meeting before work started , this is done every morning before work starts . Well I turned and a pipe caught me just below my chin and I went down heard a crack sound and so did several others . Two other people help me get up off the ground . Walking was difficult there was a little bit of pain but not much . They did not carry me to a doctor for XRAYS but hemmed hauled around about it . This went on for a few weeks , I came home for turkey day but my doctor was closed . Went back to the job it was a 10 hour drive . Still had a limp came back home for Xmass did get to see my doctor he took an XRAY and I had a clean break . In short I walked around on a broke bone for a little over 12 weeks , went there doctor ask did I not know I had a broke leg I told him it bothered me a little bit but pain has been my pal for years .I am a lot tuffer than anybody from Texas (the company was from Texas ) yep I am a smartace also . All I am saying when your feet or legs get damaged unless you are one tuff SOB THEN YOU ARE SCREWED . Now I have a plate and eight screws .
When I was young and would say my back was hurting or my hip I was told to get back to work . So I have learned to deal with pain from a very young age . Some of us can block pain , some of us can not but that is just mind control I developed . On a side I have also been cut and also have been shot . I worked on my self I sowed up the cut that time and also took the bullet out when I got shot a year or so latter . No I could not go to a doctor because it would have been reported and I did not need the flack from LEO hell I would not have told them a darn thing anyway . I took care of the matter myself .

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 ajax727 0

Hera is my little story about a broke bone just above my ankle this will be the short version . I was on a job sight , I just gave a report on needed parts to a foreman told him I had to go lead a safety meeting before work started , this is done every morning before work starts . Well I turned and a pipe caught me just below my chin and I went down heard a crack sound and so did several others . Two other people help me get up off the ground . Walking was difficult there was a little bit of pain but not much . They did not carry me to a doctor for XRAYS but hemmed hauled around about it . This went on for a few weeks , I came home for turkey day but my doctor was closed . Went back to the job it was a 10 hour drive . Still had a limp came back home for Xmass did get to see my doctor he took an XRAY and I had a clean break . In short I walked around on a broke bone for a little over 12 weeks , went there doctor ask did I not know I had a broke leg I told him it bothered me a little bit but pain has been my pal for years .I am a lot tuffer than anybody from Texas (the company was from Texas ) yep I am a smartace also . All I am saying when your feet or legs get damaged unless you are one tuff SOB THEN YOU ARE SCREWED . Now I have a plate and eight screws .
When I was young and would say my back was hurting or my hip I was told to get back to work . So I have learned to deal with pain from a very young age . Some of us can block pain , some of us can not but that is just mind control I developed . On a side I have also been cut and also have been shot . I worked on my self I sowed up the cut that time and also took the bullet out when I got shot a year or so latter . No I could not go to a doctor because it would have been reported and I did not need the flack from LEO hell I would not have told them a darn thing anyway . I took care of the matter myself .

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 ajax727 0

Hera is my little story about a broke bone just above my ankle this will be the short version . I was on a job sight , I just gave a report on needed parts to a foreman told him I had to go lead a safety meeting before work started , this is done every morning before work starts . Well I turned and a pipe caught me just below my chin and I went down heard a crack sound and so did several others . Two other people help me get up off the ground . Walking was difficult there was a little bit of pain but not much . They did not carry me to a doctor for XRAYS but hemmed hauled around about it . This went on for a few weeks , I came home for turkey day but my doctor was closed . Went back to the job it was a 10 hour drive . Still had a limp came back home for Xmass did get to see my doctor he took an XRAY and I had a clean break . In short I walked around on a broke bone for a little over 12 weeks , went there doctor ask did I not know I had a broke leg I told him it bothered me a little bit but pain has been my pal for years .I am a lot tuffer than anybody from Texas (the company was from Texas ) yep I am a smartace also . All I am saying when your feet or legs get damaged unless you are one tuff SOB THEN YOU ARE SCREWED . Now I have a plate and eight screws .
When I was young and would say my back was hurting or my hip I was told to get back to work . So I have learned to deal with pain from a very young age . Some of us can block pain , some of us can not but that is just mind control I developed . On a side I have also been cut and also have been shot . I worked on my self I sowed up the cut that time and also took the bullet out when I got shot a year or so latter . No I could not go to a doctor because it would have been reported and I did not need the flack from LEO hell I would not have told them a darn thing anyway . I took care of the matter myself .

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 arkieready 0

If you are stashing extra boots, and you should be, in your get home gear, or b.o.b., make sure you have them broke in. I have packed my used boots, before they are broke down. With them I have a pair of footie stockings and good socks. If you use orthotics, have an extra set.
Mole skin or duct tape for sore spots.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 arkieready 0

If you are stashing extra boots, and you should be, in your get home gear, or b.o.b., make sure you have them broke in. I have packed my used boots, before they are broke down. With them I have a pair of footie stockings and good socks. If you use orthotics, have an extra set.
Mole skin or duct tape for sore spots.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 arkieready 0

If you are stashing extra boots, and you should be, in your get home gear, or b.o.b., make sure you have them broke in. I have packed my used boots, before they are broke down. With them I have a pair of footie stockings and good socks. If you use orthotics, have an extra set.
Mole skin or duct tape for sore spots.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Engine of the Prepper

August 16, 2017 Cin 0

Check out the book, The Gift Of Fear by Gavin de Becker -a book written about how we can use intuition knowingly by recognizing gut feelings, body language, and instinctual behavior in predators who mean to do harm.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Engine of the Prepper

August 16, 2017 Cin 0

Check out the book, The Gift Of Fear by Gavin de Becker -a book written about how we can use intuition knowingly by recognizing gut feelings, body language, and instinctual behavior in predators who mean to do harm.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Engine of the Prepper

August 16, 2017 Cin 0

Check out the book, The Gift Of Fear by Gavin de Becker -a book written about how we can use intuition knowingly by recognizing gut feelings, body language, and instinctual behavior in predators who mean to do harm.

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A.N.T.S. • The Engine of the Prepper

August 16, 2017 Cadit 0

OK; you may be thinking about a automobile or some other piece of machinery, but in reality I’m speaking of your mind. The old think tank, you hat support, noggin. If you’re never been in a situation to where you fear for you life or the lives of loved ones, then you don’t really know how you will react to it. Most freeze up and can’t function. Don’t be that guy or gal, tune your mind and train it to react to different situations and dangers. You don’t have to be in a life and death situation to train your mind to act in a controlled manner. You, your spouse and kids can help with this. Each can come up with a scenario and all think through it and come up with a plan that will keep everyone alive. There are card games that help with this called Conflicted. Survival scenarios that you, you family or team can review time and time again to train your mind in how to handle any type of scenario that may arise. This is good training for the mind.

At home or at your base camp, stay a step ahead of your foe, make track paths so you can tell if anyone’s is checking you out. Look for make shift hides, where they stayed to watch you and your camp to gather intel. Track paths also tell you of any activity of others passing through around you. So getting your mind in the right frame of thinking is a good start. keeping your guard up doesn’t mean someone’s out to get you, but it also doesn’t mean they’re not. Just remember: you’re trying to survive the bad part of the event and make it through to the rebuilding and restructuring part of our lives.

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A.N.T.S. • The Engine of the Prepper

August 16, 2017 Cadit 0

OK; you may be thinking about a automobile or some other piece of machinery, but in reality I’m speaking of your mind. The old think tank, you hat support, noggin. If you’re never been in a situation to where you fear for you life or the lives of loved ones, then you don’t really know how you will react to it. Most freeze up and can’t function. Don’t be that guy or gal, tune your mind and train it to react to different situations and dangers. You don’t have to be in a life and death situation to train your mind to act in a controlled manner. You, your spouse and kids can help with this. Each can come up with a scenario and all think through it and come up with a plan that will keep everyone alive. There are card games that help with this called Conflicted. Survival scenarios that you, you family or team can review time and time again to train your mind in how to handle any type of scenario that may arise. This is good training for the mind.

At home or at your base camp, stay a step ahead of your foe, make track paths so you can tell if anyone’s is checking you out. Look for make shift hides, where they stayed to watch you and your camp to gather intel. Track paths also tell you of any activity of others passing through around you. So getting your mind in the right frame of thinking is a good start. keeping your guard up doesn’t mean someone’s out to get you, but it also doesn’t mean they’re not. Just remember: you’re trying to survive the bad part of the event and make it through to the rebuilding and restructuring part of our lives.

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A.N.T.S. • OK – Foot Care

August 16, 2017 Cadit 0

Guys and Gals: Its known in the military that if you don’t take care of your feet, you want go anywhere and can lead to death. I know there are or at least a few vets out there that remember and may have even had an issue on this subject. So; lets open up about this smelly subject and shed some light on it for those who may not know the real danger of not caring for your feet.

I was with the 18th airborne when I had a bad jump and injured my legs. It was night jump and everything that could go wrong did. two of my men had to pack me to the LZ for extraction. I thought my jump days were over. but to make a point; my team of sixteen men were out there for some intense jungle training and I the team leader was the first victim. My number two then took over and the guys came through it fine. My ankles and feet busted up and the Achilles tendons damaged. I wasn’t walking anywhere and within a very short time my feet had swollen to about twice their size. So my accident took three men out; me and the two men that carried me out.

So; if you’re down for any reason, then your team is too, or they leave your butt. OK: how about some tips here guys, educate some of our brother preppers in the need to keep them feet clean and in good shape for traveling .

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A.N.T.S. • OK – Foot Care

August 16, 2017 Cadit 0

Guys and Gals: Its known in the military that if you don’t take care of your feet, you want go anywhere and can lead to death. I know there are or at least a few vets out there that remember and may have even had an issue on this subject. So; lets open up about this smelly subject and shed some light on it for those who may not know the real danger of not caring for your feet.

I was with the 18th airborne when I had a bad jump and injured my legs. It was night jump and everything that could go wrong did. two of my men had to pack me to the LZ for extraction. I thought my jump days were over. but to make a point; my team of sixteen men were out there for some intense jungle training and I the team leader was the first victim. My number two then took over and the guys came through it fine. My ankles and feet busted up and the Achilles tendons damaged. I wasn’t walking anywhere and within a very short time my feet had swollen to about twice their size. So my accident took three men out; me and the two men that carried me out.

So; if you’re down for any reason, then your team is too, or they leave your butt. OK: how about some tips here guys, educate some of our brother preppers in the need to keep them feet clean and in good shape for traveling .

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A.N.T.S. • OK – Foot Care

August 16, 2017 Cadit 0

Guys and Gals: Its known in the military that if you don’t take care of your feet, you want go anywhere and can lead to death. I know there are or at least a few vets out there that remember and may have even had an issue on this subject. So; lets open up about this smelly subject and shed some light on it for those who may not know the real danger of not caring for your feet.

I was with the 18th airborne when I had a bad jump and injured my legs. It was night jump and everything that could go wrong did. two of my men had to pack me to the LZ for extraction. I thought my jump days were over. but to make a point; my team of sixteen men were out there for some intense jungle training and I the team leader was the first victim. My number two then took over and the guys came through it fine. My ankles and feet busted up and the Achilles tendons damaged. I wasn’t walking anywhere and within a very short time my feet had swollen to about twice their size. So my accident took three men out; me and the two men that carried me out.

So; if you’re down for any reason, then your team is too, or they leave your butt. OK: how about some tips here guys, educate some of our brother preppers in the need to keep them feet clean and in good shape for traveling .

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 15, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree with what Ajax is saying because; in Columbia SC, I read where they were picking up street people and taking them to one of the FEMA camps outside Columbia. Feeding them and giving them just about everything they asked for. But when asked when they could leave, they were given the option of receiving a chip or not. If you took the chip, you were promised that they then could go to any government shelter where they would scan your chip and room and board would be provided, they would be fed and get just about anything they wanted with the chip, but if you refused, you got nothing but a hard time. All but a handful took the chip.

So; its going on now just like all these other government exercises, preparing and getting you prepared for their move. It is coming; maybe not today, but it is coming. From what I’ve read, the chip will have your birth, Medical, Military, Job Class, Sex, Race, Citizenship, everything about you on this chip. Medical are using it now with Alzheimer’s patients to keep track of them, and their children are the ones doing it to them. No say so over it either.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 15, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree with what Ajax is saying because; in Columbia SC, I read where they were picking up street people and taking them to one of the FEMA camps outside Columbia. Feeding them and giving them just about everything they asked for. But when asked when they could leave, they were given the option of receiving a chip or not. If you took the chip, you were promised that they then could go to any government shelter where they would scan your chip and room and board would be provided, they would be fed and get just about anything they wanted with the chip, but if you refused, you got nothing but a hard time. All but a handful took the chip.

So; its going on now just like all these other government exercises, preparing and getting you prepared for their move. It is coming; maybe not today, but it is coming. From what I’ve read, the chip will have your birth, Medical, Military, Job Class, Sex, Race, Citizenship, everything about you on this chip. Medical are using it now with Alzheimer’s patients to keep track of them, and their children are the ones doing it to them. No say so over it either.

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A.N.T.S. • MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise

August 15, 2017 Cadit 0

MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise to Test “Very Bad Day” Scenario

Greetings All: With the ending of this years AmRRON T-Rex 17 exercise, MARS will be conducting their own exercise beginning the 31st of October and ending on the 1st of November. This would be a good exercise for any Prepper Ham, here we can learn what to expect in a real event or as much as one can when dealing with the government. Remember; if they think you’re for them, then they want be thinking you’re against them. This may give you and me the advantage of a little time if something should go down, and if you are participating, you will know what’s headed yours or my way. The following is some information to help should you decide to participate. The more knowledge we have about them and the less they have about us is a win/win situation.

Contact MARS with questions about this exercise.
During an October 25 webinar, English will discuss the quarterly DOD contingency communication exercises, which promote interoperability between the Amateur Radio community and the DOD. He also will talk about initiatives for promoting the use of 60 meters between Amateur Radio and the federal government as well as the types of information MARS operators will be requesting from the Amateur Radio community during October 31-November 1 exercise.

Registration for the webinar, “Overview of Army and Air Force MARS,” remains open. Also during the webinar, US Air Force MARS Chief Dave Stapchuk, KD9DXM, will discuss the history of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) program and membership requirements for Amateur Radio operators. Webinar registrants will receive a confirming e-mail that contains information about joining the webinar.

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A.N.T.S. • MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise

August 15, 2017 Cadit 0

MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise to Test “Very Bad Day” Scenario

Greetings All: With the ending of this years AmRRON T-Rex 17 exercise, MARS will be conducting their own exercise beginning the 31st of October and ending on the 1st of November. This would be a good exercise for any Prepper Ham, here we can learn what to expect in a real event or as much as one can when dealing with the government. Remember; if they think you’re for them, then they want be thinking you’re against them. This may give you and me the advantage of a little time if something should go down, and if you are participating, you will know what’s headed yours or my way. The following is some information to help should you decide to participate. The more knowledge we have about them and the less they have about us is a win/win situation.

Contact MARS with questions about this exercise.
During an October 25 webinar, English will discuss the quarterly DOD contingency communication exercises, which promote interoperability between the Amateur Radio community and the DOD. He also will talk about initiatives for promoting the use of 60 meters between Amateur Radio and the federal government as well as the types of information MARS operators will be requesting from the Amateur Radio community during October 31-November 1 exercise.

Registration for the webinar, “Overview of Army and Air Force MARS,” remains open. Also during the webinar, US Air Force MARS Chief Dave Stapchuk, KD9DXM, will discuss the history of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) program and membership requirements for Amateur Radio operators. Webinar registrants will receive a confirming e-mail that contains information about joining the webinar.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 13, 2017 founderant 0

A lot of parents and kids will find pleasure in reconnecting to each other after they are forced to leave their online lives behind.

There was a reality show years ago that had several groups of people live on the prairie for 6 months, homesteading like they did back in the day. Near the end one kid was asked what he would miss most when the show was over and they went back home. His answer, “spending time with my dad.”

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 13, 2017 founderant 0

A lot of parents and kids will find pleasure in reconnecting to each other after they are forced to leave their online lives behind.

There was a reality show years ago that had several groups of people live on the prairie for 6 months, homesteading like they did back in the day. Near the end one kid was asked what he would miss most when the show was over and they went back home. His answer, “spending time with my dad.”

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:58 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 12, 2017 sageprice 0

It is strange but the Early English settlers claimed that the American Indian were lazy do nothing people. Still, they thrived and survived in a non-English society.
The foraged, hunted and fished at their leisure in stead of laboring in the fields. Who was wrong and who was right. Take the leisure time to go camping/ fishing/ hunting and practice your survival skills. Oh yeah, have some fun. :)

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 12, 2017 sageprice 0

It is strange but the Early English settlers claimed that the American Indian were lazy do nothing people. Still, they thrived and survived in a non-English society.
The foraged, hunted and fished at their leisure in stead of laboring in the fields. Who was wrong and who was right. Take the leisure time to go camping/ fishing/ hunting and practice your survival skills. Oh yeah, have some fun. :)

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 12, 2017 sageprice 0

It is strange but the Early English settlers claimed that the American Indian were lazy do nothing people. Still, they thrived and survived in a non-English society.
The foraged, hunted and fished at their leisure in stead of laboring in the fields. Who was wrong and who was right. Take the leisure time to go camping/ fishing/ hunting and practice your survival skills. Oh yeah, have some fun. :)

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 12, 2017 sageprice 0

It is strange but the Early English settlers claimed that the American Indian were lazy do nothing people. Still, they thrived and survived in a non-English society.
The foraged, hunted and fished at their leisure in stead of laboring in the fields. Who was wrong and who was right. Take the leisure time to go camping/ fishing/ hunting and practice your survival skills. Oh yeah, have some fun. :)

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 12, 2017 sageprice 0

It is strange but the Early English settlers claimed that the American Indian were lazy do nothing people. Still, they thrived and survived in a non-English society.
The foraged, hunted and fished at their leisure in stead of laboring in the fields. Who was wrong and who was right. Take the leisure time to go camping/ fishing/ hunting and practice your survival skills. Oh yeah, have some fun. :)

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

August 11, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

We have a million umbrella on rent houses in our LLC and a million personal liability
on our house and land. But if everything crumbles that is worthless, its just for the country
being stable and everything ok.

But our good fortune, SO FAR, is a corporation owning all our adjoining and all the land
around here and its patrolled so long as everything stays ok we are pretty durn safe.

In Texas we have a separate liability policy on the duplex, it should be sold this week, YES!
A little lot a guy needs to finish paying off and one other we rent near Dallas that hopefully
they buy and we are out of there!!!! We can get good insurance here, seems like everything
we tried to cover there was always an issue.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:21 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

August 11, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

We have a million umbrella on rent houses in our LLC and a million personal liability
on our house and land. But if everything crumbles that is worthless, its just for the country
being stable and everything ok.

But our good fortune, SO FAR, is a corporation owning all our adjoining and all the land
around here and its patrolled so long as everything stays ok we are pretty durn safe.

In Texas we have a separate liability policy on the duplex, it should be sold this week, YES!
A little lot a guy needs to finish paying off and one other we rent near Dallas that hopefully
they buy and we are out of there!!!! We can get good insurance here, seems like everything
we tried to cover there was always an issue.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:21 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 10, 2017 NJMike 0

I’ve got more books than I’ve had time to read. Many recipes I’ve never cooked. Many ideas on things I’ve never had time to build. I’ve also got a number of games to play when interacting with others. No worries if I had the downtime. Lots to keep me occupied.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:04 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 10, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

adding plenty of DVDs to the movie collection – if the grid stays up and the cable/internet are down – watching a movie would be a good alternative for single person entertainment – overall low impact for seclusion situations – total family entertainment under the correct conditions …

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:35 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 10, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

adding plenty of DVDs to the movie collection – if the grid stays up and the cable/internet are down – watching a movie would be a good alternative for single person entertainment – overall low impact for seclusion situations – total family entertainment under the correct conditions …

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:35 pm