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A.N.T.S. • Re: Your Two Most Important Skills or Abilities

December 14, 2017 NJMike 0

I’m of the mind that what’s important to know depends on what’s happened, happening, and likely to happen.If SHTF and you’re in the midst of a lot of people, then People Skills and Situational Awareness are going to potentially be in the top running f…

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A.N.T.S. • Your Two Most Important Skills or Abilities

December 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings All:I have read and talked among our prepper group that the two most important things to have or the ability. We always come up with a number of different views in this matter. I myself think: First and foremost is to be in the best physical…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 14, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks for all the reply’s; they’re great. Didn’t know about the Sawyer Mini, but will look into that now. As for Bill, I know him also, we use to belong to the same treasure hunting club back in the day (1990’s). He has always been a professor as l…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 14, 2017 Cast Iron 0

First, an observation on Lifestraws: I liked the idea of a Lifestraw. Made sense.Until we had a drought two years ago.Streams, creeks, ponds that would have provided water, went dry.As far as I could assess looking at maps on Google, I would be requ…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 14, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

NJMike wrote:Quick comment on water filters, since I see a lot of Lifestraw mentions. I have a Lifestraw, but it’s rated for just 1000 liters, which is only 264 gallons and the original is setup for direct drinking only. The Sawyer Mini (.1 micron) ha…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 14, 2017 John Galt 1 0

My GHB (get home bag), which I always carry, I even keep a small one in our little car which we only drive on sunny Sundays.Maybe cheating since the GHB bag contains a lot of stuff but it’s always with me. The 2nd item would be my pocket pistol …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 14, 2017 NJMike 0

For #1, today and right now, I’d be happy with one item outside of clothing, a bicycle. I’d be home in an hour and a half, allowing an extra 15 minutes for any needed detouring or caution. That’s better than a 4-5 hour walk w/my backpack of stuff. For…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: ANTS Net on Friday’s

December 14, 2017 chrysg 0

Thank you sir. I’m looking at getting into Ham and will certainly be trying to check it out. I just have to find a radio to start with that will enable me to at least listen while I learn.Statistics: Posted by chrysg — Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:13 pm

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 14, 2017 ajax727 0

# 1 life straw and my single action 30 cal . or my S&W 38 . # 2 My backpack out of my truck , and my ape gun from under the back seat . Ape gun is 40 cal and auto is 40 cal that is in the backpack with ammo and mags for both . The other gear i…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 14, 2017 rickdun 0

Well, for the first one – 10/22 take down and life straw and for the second – my get home bag that has mre’s and .45 acp with ammo/magsStatistics: Posted by rickdun — Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:10 pm

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A.N.T.S. • Re: One Second After

December 13, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Funny you’re mentioning both these titles right now…I just finished a re-read of both recently.Me…Hmmm.#1…Realistically…My Glock 19 with of course my spare mags(EDC)…..and currency(as in my gold & silver American Eagles, and 1-2K cash……

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A.N.T.S. • One Second After

December 13, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi Guys & Gals: In the book by William Forstchen, One Second After; if this happened today and you were away from home, what two items would you want to have with you? Plus: like in the book by A. American, Going Home. What would be your gear and …

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A.N.T.S. • ANTS Net on Friday’s

December 11, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All:Henry (Cadit) – K4HCH here; I have an ANTS net on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 7pm on freq. 146.420 simplex. If any of you are Hams and are free on Fridays at 7, please join me in open topics and training. If you know of someone (Ha…

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A.N.T.S. • ANTS Net on Friday’s

December 11, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All:Henry (Cadit) – K4HCH here; I have an ANTS net on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 7pm on freq. 146.420 simplex. If any of you are Hams and are free on Fridays at 7, please join me in open topics and training. If you know of someone (Ha…

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A.N.T.S. • Prepping With-out Comms

December 11, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings All: Hope all are well and in good spirits full of holiday cheer, or at least have had some of the old time spirits to lift the spirit. Another comment on comms as an essential tool in one prepper bag. Prepping with no comms is like a blind …

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A.N.T.S. • Prepping With-out Comms

December 11, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings All: Hope all are well and in good spirits full of holiday cheer, or at least have had some of the old time spirits to lift the spirit. Another comment on comms as an essential tool in one prepper bag. Prepping with no comms is like a blind …

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A.N.T.S. • Zello National Net

December 8, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings All:Well we had our first Ants Zello National Net last night, it was fun and informative. If you missed it, then I invite you to join us next month on the 3rd at 9pm EST, this will be a monthly thing on the first Wednesday of each month at 9…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 28, 2017 NJMike 0

@Photon Guy, you might be thinking of Clout shooting. It’s been awhile since I’ve practiced my archery, but I do have recurve bows, a compound bow, and crossbow. I actually prefer the recurve, because it’s easier to pull and doesn’t require aluminum o…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 28, 2017 Photon Guy 0

sageprice wrote:This brings back memories, lost a bet to a long bow buddy. He bet me that he could hit a target with his bow I couldn’t hit with my rifle. He placed the target on the ground behind a rock then lobbed arrows up high to drop behind the r…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 28, 2017 Photon Guy 0

sageprice wrote:This brings back memories, lost a bet to a long bow buddy. He bet me that he could hit a target with his bow I couldn’t hit with my rifle. He placed the target on the ground behind a rock then lobbed arrows up high to drop behind the r…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 28, 2017 sageprice 0

This brings back memories, lost a bet to a long bow buddy. He bet me that he could hit a target with his bow I couldn’t hit with my rifle. He placed the target on the ground behind a rock then lobbed arrows up high to drop behind the rock. I couldn’t …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Medical Emergencies

November 28, 2017 arkieready 0

I thought I had a pretty slick FAK/trauma kit…..Until DS got hit on his motorcycle. After we convinced him to go to hospital, he was sedated, treated and released. For me to care for the road rash on his back. From the top of his shoulder to his …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 27, 2017 angie_nrs 0

For the last few years, DH has gotten more deer with a crossbow than rifle. The season is earlier & longer, the deer aren’t as skiddish early in the season, and his crossbow is crazy accurate. I have ordered him several packages of the flaring r…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 27, 2017 danthman114 0

i have both. guns, compound and recurve. yes arrows can be made but what i think people are forgetting or simply don’t know is that you cant make arrows for modern compounds. they will splinter and could possibly send the shaft through your hand. …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 27, 2017 handyman777 0

The Bow is perfect in a SHTF situation quite and stealth’y. Good for hunting or removing any unwanted predator. I have both bow and cross bow I prefer the bow over the cross bow; quicker to reload. I can keep all my arrows/bolts in a 6 inch or better …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Medical Emergencies

November 24, 2017 Matte 0

One thing I’ve noticed is that it’s not usually physicians or facilities that are in short supply during most disasters – but the supplies and drugs that are. Another is that there’s usually a black market where these items can be obtained for those …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 24, 2017 Photon Guy 0

Cadit wrote:Hello Prepper Mates:Just to make it clear; I have both guns and bows and can use each very well. But what about others, are bows just something you had as a kid playing cowboys and Indians? Or is it something you’ve included into your surv…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

November 24, 2017 IceFire 0

If somebody comes over the LOCKED gate across my driveway, then I’m pretty sure they are up to no good. The neighbors all have the same opinion…houses set several hundred feet behind locked gates. Trespassers are NOT tolerated here.Statistics: Poste…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 24, 2017 IceFire 0

I have both a compound bow and a crossbow. Husband has an old-style longbow.I agree…they all have their place. Bows have the advantage of being quiet: and, you can re-use your arrows (provided you don’t lose them), and it’s not that difficult to mak…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 23, 2017 Cast Iron 0

A side note: A few airgun manufactures have made "air bows." Take an bolt, put a o-ring on it, launch it from a large bore air rifle. The numbers are impressive.https://www.pyramydair.com/video-detail … Review/366https://www.pyramydair….

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 23, 2017 Cast Iron 0

A side note: A few airgun manufactures have made "air bows." Take an bolt, put a o-ring on it, launch it from a large bore air rifle. The numbers are impressive.https://www.pyramydair.com/video-detail … Review/366https://www.pyramydair….

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 23, 2017 Cast Iron 0

A side note: A few airgun manufactures have made "air bows." Take an bolt, put a o-ring on it, launch it from a large bore air rifle. The numbers are impressive.https://www.pyramydair.com/video-detail … Review/366https://www.pyramydair….

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 23, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Is it possible to make arrows that will stand up to modern bows? Even my old compound takes 2217 arrows as cheaper ones shatter ( I learned the hard way)I figger if I shoot 50 rounds a day for 2 years I’ll be close to running out of ammo so better fi…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Why Only a Few States?

November 23, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Forgot to mention, if/when it goes down, it’s going to require "all hands" to put it back together. What we can not allow is DC inc, to be involved in our recovery. They are the problem, they can not be allowed to Pen the solution. DirkSta…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Why Only a Few States?

November 23, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Candid , here here!. I’m on a few web sites, that are pretty far right wing, consider my self, my position to be moderate. Some of the outright hate coming out of others on those sites, literally scares me. While I support freedom of thought speech,…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: A Dinosaur Extinction Event

November 23, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

We have the mentioned book on the book shelves. A good read, the wise prepper prepares for many potential events, not just one. Should the great flood come, we’ll blow up our whitewater rafts, and attach them to our sailboats. And float on out. Note …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Medical Emergencies

November 23, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Skills are always critical, however a basic set of tools are in order. Can make a difference. Each of our cars has an extensive blow out kit in them. And our home has a Jr, surgery med bag filled with odd looking gear. Vehicle kits, Quick clot, mul…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

November 23, 2017 ArnoldBeck 0

Gold is the most important element of the world financial system. It’s non-corrosive, approving at many high-tech industries and with relatively small reserves .Statistics: Posted by ArnoldBeck — Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:41 am