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June 28, 2017 kappydell 0

true, after propane is gone a Dakota fire hole or a rocket stove should work to heat up the thermal cooker pot just fine. Ive noticed that cooking odor gets stronger as the food gets closer to being ‘done’ so the wrap should help mimize that part. As far as smoke, like I said, the Dakota fire hole; or build a very small fire in a rocket stove under an overhanging tree (to scatter the smoke).

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A.N.T.S. • Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

June 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Ok: some belong to a group and some are the Lone Ranger. But wait, even the Lone Ranger had a sidekick. If you are in a group or run a group, what are the qualifications you look for when you review potential members? What skills are a must or is it a verity you try to have? Do you test those skills they say they have to insure they know what they are doing? Are the families a part of that group? And what about in-laws? Some balk at the thought of a background check and other Identity checks, hey; I want to know the history of those I let into my group if I’m depending on him for life and limb. How about You?

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A.N.T.S. • Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

June 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Ok: some belong to a group and some are the Lone Ranger. But wait, even the Lone Ranger had a sidekick. If you are in a group or run a group, what are the qualifications you look for when you review potential members? What skills are a must or is it a verity you try to have? Do you test those skills they say they have to insure they know what they are doing? Are the families a part of that group? And what about in-laws? Some balk at the thought of a background check and other Identity checks, hey; I want to know the history of those I let into my group if I’m depending on him for life and limb. How about You?

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks Guys: good information,, most I have in those areas plus a little more Like: game cams, track trails, post more, feed the brain. Thanks again.

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June 27, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks Guys: good information,, most I have in those areas plus a little more Like: game cams, track trails, post more, feed the brain. Thanks again.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 27, 2017 ajax727 0
sageprice wrote:
Cheap fishing line and pin pull alarms. These are normally used as hotel intrusion alarms. also called personal alarms can be had for $5 sold even at Walmart. I tried pull poppers and they get wet and are unreliable.

Yep a spool of fishing line and a few can or bottles is a cheap set up that will work .

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June 27, 2017 ajax727 0
sageprice wrote:
Cheap fishing line and pin pull alarms. These are normally used as hotel intrusion alarms. also called personal alarms can be had for $5 sold even at Walmart. I tried pull poppers and they get wet and are unreliable.

Yep a spool of fishing line and a few can or bottles is a cheap set up that will work .

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 27, 2017 sageprice 0

Cheap fishing line and pin pull alarms. These are normally used as hotel intrusion alarms. also called personal alarms can be had for $5 sold even at Walmart. I tried pull poppers and they get wet and are unreliable.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 27, 2017 sageprice 0

Cheap fishing line and pin pull alarms. These are normally used as hotel intrusion alarms. also called personal alarms can be had for $5 sold even at Walmart. I tried pull poppers and they get wet and are unreliable.

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June 27, 2017 Matte 0

Decided to beat the rush and headed for the hills a decade ago. If we had to bugout deeper, or back to the The City, the major pieces of our bugout perimeter security kit.

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Dakota Alerts, HTs, a combo motion sensor and contact (door/window/tripwire) switch alarm, monofilament line, and eye bolts. Dogs not shown. Picked up a 6-pack of those motion sensor/contact alarms cheap pre-Y2k, they’re pretty versatile but not really weather resistant. The Dakota Alerts with the stock antennas have a range of about 3/4 of a mile to a HT on flat ground through the woods, handy for monitoring a trail or the approach to your camp, or for hunting.

Slaves? lol

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 27, 2017 Matte 0

Decided to beat the rush and headed for the hills a decade ago. If we had to bugout deeper, or back to the The City, the major pieces of our bugout perimeter security kit.

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Dakota Alerts, HTs, a combo motion sensor and contact (door/window/tripwire) switch alarm, monofilament line, and eye bolts. Dogs not shown. Picked up a 6-pack of those motion sensor/contact alarms cheap pre-Y2k, they’re pretty versatile but not really weather resistant. The Dakota Alerts with the stock antennas have a range of about 3/4 of a mile to a HT on flat ground through the woods, handy for monitoring a trail or the approach to your camp, or for hunting.

Slaves? lol

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

June 27, 2017 kappydell 0

Hygiene is one of the most critical jobs in camp. The military has an excellent selection of improvised and more advanced camp ‘conveniences’ if you need ideas. Id utilize the techniques I learned from scout and family camping trips.

The camp cook keeps a pail of boiling water on the fire at all times (at least steaming hot) for folks to use for washing everything from hands to dishes (remove the water required into another container, and the user refills the boiler from the extra pail alongside). The cooks assistant helps keep those water pails full, as well as keeping the cook supplied with cooking water.

Tippy-taps (made from re-cycled bleach or milk bottles) are set up for hand washing stations wherever hands might be dirtied. Bodily bathing is via the old washcloth and container of water (steel pot) technique. Military females will LOL but the TPP bath and its male version will getcha thru until you can get solar or non solar gravity showers going.

Dishes are washed in a multiple station set up – one pail to scrape off solids to feed the dogs; one pail cold water for initial wash up, the next pail hot water with soap tp wash, another for clean water rinse, then into mesh bags for dunking in the boiling water pail for 10 seconds to kill any bacteria. Then over to a nearby clothesline to hang the bags for air drying (which will not take long from the extremely hot water). Each person can do their personal mess kit this way, and the cook & assistant do the cooking vessels. At the end, the hot soapy wash water can be used if desired to scrub latrine seats at least once a day.)

Sleeping bags are turned inside out and hung over the clotheslines daily, immediately upon waking. The UV light in sunshine kills many germs.

The bucket and plunger method is used for clothing; depending on manpower each can do their own, or an assigned person can do it (preferably several people, it is more strenuous than it looks). A scrubbing board will work if you do not want to use the plunger to clean clothes, but it, too is strenuous. It replaces beating on the rocks, and is less hard on the clothing. Agitation helps loosen soil for better results with less soap.

Under clothes (next to the skin) should be of a boil-able fabric (cotton that is pre-shrunk, for example) so it can be boiled for hygiene reasons. Remove from the boiling kettle with ye old stick, and hang on bushes or clothes line to dry in the sun. The boiling kills germs and is critical, especially if there is any sickness in camp. Towels and wash cloths and dish clothes also should be boiled & hung, not to mention handkerchiefs & head scarves/bandannas.

Water treatment is another aspect of camp hygiene; in a base camp you can have an assigned person to maintain adequate supplies of potable water. SODIS is one way of treating water, but takes time and attention to do. Boiling is the fastest way to create large amounts of safe water. (I’d save the chemical disinfection for on-the-move operations, and I use an iodine bottle (polar pure) followed with a pinch of ascorbic acid to take out the iodine taste. Its easy and compact to carry, and you can purify water in a canteen as you travel.) The assigned water person would also be able to help keep enough water on hand for cleaning & bathing.

Latrines are easy to make, but need to be an adequate distance from camp for health concerns. If someone can’t make the latrine, commodes (aka ‘thunder mugs’) can be used, but will require frequent emptying and rinsing out, with a daily scalding with boiling water all over, including the seat area to avoid germ transference. Hopefully the person can do it themselves, but if infirm, a personal aid will have to help.

I think I covered the high (if you can call them that) points. Hesperian Press puts out a booklet on water & sanitation which give excellent directions for making and caring for latrines and body wastes, including directions on making fertilizer from urine. I recommend their booklet, as well as the Humanure book which describes making a sawdust latrine for safe composting of human wastes. It’s gotta go somewhere!

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 27, 2017 kappydell 0

I have an assortment of tripwire activated devices. Some are audio, some are pyrotechnic, some just flash a light. Setup depends on situation, but all are small and portable. And not all are battery or electric dependent, either, some are mechanical. Add in some good dogs and motivated sentries to check on perimeter disturbances. No such thing as innocent if I have to put out perimeter alarms….anybody trips one and does not want to be detained they can always run (I ain’t back-shootin’…that’s murder.)
Anybody WANTS to talk or parley they can do the old fashioned walk and hail method. For those that have never seen a western it is simple. Walk up toward the camp while yelling ‘Hail, the camp!” That will alert us that you are not being sneaky/suspicious and we would send someone out to talk, under watchful eyes, of course.
Old fashioned, but workable.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 27, 2017 oldasrocks 0

If you have the time do what we did. Planted thorny blackberries along the outside fence. We wove them is as they grew and now we have an 8 ft fence about 4 ft wide with nasty thorns. I figure anyone cutting their way through is NOT accidentally wondering in.

Any soft areas will get booby traps.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 26, 2017 Cadit 0

Do you think that in a fight for survival, that there will be friends out there, or just someone waiting to get in and see what you have or don’t have. It’s not just your life you’re putting on the line, it’s also the lives of the members of your camp. Unless you’ve seen war, you do not know who is friend or foe, so; they are all foe. If someone wonders in to my camp, they don’t leave, they become the slave of the camp until we move. If they want to go with us, they remain a slave until we are sure we can trust them, and that may never happen. Sounds hard, but until you loss someone because you didn’t take that extra measure, then you’re the pray and they are the Predator. Talk to a few vets and see what they say. They may open your eyes.

A friendly village may help you one day and turn in to the enemy the next. You never know. So; you trust your own people.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 26, 2017 NJMike 0

How does one’s perimeter defenses distinguish between potential friend or foe? What if another group’s people are out collecting firewood or foraging for wild edibles and run into a perimeter defense?

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

June 26, 2017 Cadit 0

I know what you mean Blondie; and some very good points, a good team mate now may not be if the SHTF. The few I have in my group tell me they now understand how I got the nickname Blackheart while in service. But it’s a mindset, now like then; my team is my responsibility. And as then, there are no redo’s when you are in harm’s way. If you can’t trust the man or woman in the fox hole beside you, then it’s all over except for the wiping of the ashes.

No one cuts any one, including myself any slack for stupid mistakes. Now Being dumb, that’s just natural, most are thinned out beforehand. We have a load of fun in training and during skills enhancements. We aren’t hard asses but getting in, we must know if you can cut the mustard. When a member is excepted into the group, it’s their whole family; in-laws and all. Then the work starts there. Your group is your lifeline. :o

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A.N.T.S. • Camp Perimeter Defenses

June 26, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi guys: Haven’t read anything about Perimeter defenses should one have to leave and head to the hill so to speak. I have always used an Solar powered electric fence around my camp, to keep the wildlife out or at bay. But what about the trackers and other groups that are looking for the small camp to raid and plunder? What is your suggestion as how to ward off the unwanted. I know that a centry on watch is normal and most people know that, so the first action would be to silence the centry. not a good thing.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Cooking in a Grid Down Event

June 26, 2017 Cadit 0

Thanks for all the comments; they were great. But how long do you think Propane gas will be around in a grid down event? and the sterno cans, how easy will it be to get a fresh supply of those? A few people may have a stock pile of these, but most people want or don’t. After a year or maybe two, will we still be able to find stuff like this? And if you have to leave your home or home stead, will you make room in your pack for a sterno can or two? Now; if everybody was able to stay put in their locations, that would be great, but you know as well as I do, that these big cities will start empting out their people, and it will be like ants from an ant hill, searching for food and water along with anything else they see and will try to take. I feel for those of us who are tied to a house in a neighborhood, unless I’ve created a group to fend off invaders untill we are forced to leave.

And for those who haven’t thought of the Propane or Sterno, they will be looking to find ways to cook with out giving away their position. Now; their having to making booby traps out of Bic lighters. Those little lighter are equal to 3 sticks of dynamite. Makes a big noise.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Gray House

June 25, 2017 kappydell 0
Cadit wrote:
Thank all of you for posting, some really great advice for those not in the know. And its all about blending in and not drawing attention to yourself. And that has come across very effectively. And Kappydell; if you have that presentation on file, I would like a copy to present it to my group if you don’t mind sharing. It sounds like a good presentation. Of course I’ll give you credit for its creation.

Thanks again for all the input, and ideas presented. 8)

I’ll see if its one I kept

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Cooking in a Grid Down Event

June 25, 2017 kappydell 0

propane to boil up my covered pots of food for 10 min or so, then into a thermal wrap to finish cooking. saves fuel plus masks odors, no smoke, it works well with dehydrated and common storage foods. no burning the food, and doesn’t require tending in case you have other more critical stuff to attend to.

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

June 25, 2017 Blondie 0

Swamp, you are so eloquent! :p

ITA that The Trusted Leader will be taken out as soon as something doesn’t go well. Then there are those who want to take someone out well, just because they can. Then they’ll have access to all the booze.

I have a decent skill set for short term scenarios. Longer term, I’m with IceFire, while I can repair or temporarily rig a lot of things, true construction skills I don’t have but would like to. I have a co worker who is a decent herbalist so I get some great advice from her. I should get back to the range more often and practice skills on firearms other than what I own.

I’m pretty much the lone wolf. Can’t find anyone with a decent skillset.

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

June 24, 2017 daaswampman 0

Medical \ health

Food production \ acquisition

Self defense

Metalworking and building skills

Basic chemistry

Useful knowledge in any of these areas would make you a valuable asset. By useful – I mean something you can actually perform and apply. Personally I want to be the guy who can mend a cut, pull a tooth, feed them and keep them drunk! Long after the leadership has been killed and replaced and replaced again and again, I will be happily running the stills, making 180 proof miracle cures, and quietly running the show!

When things go really wrong – do the they hang the leaders or the bootleggers? Swamp

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

June 24, 2017 Cadit 0

I think all are most likely pretty much the same, except for one. In most of my scenarios, the GDS, is just that, no short term recovery like after a Hurricane or flooding. Now; in most cases where I’ve seen, there is no recovery from a Volcano, or Most heavy earthquakes. We have trimmers all the time all across the US and at times it may knock power off from a few hours to a few days. But that’s all. The real bad ones, no recovery, everyone was relocated, but many died before anyone could reach them.

We all know how to survive these types of inconvenience and life goes on as normal. But: as it is always said: Plan for the worst and hope for the best. That is how we plan for any SHTF event. Long term, years on end, major population reduction, Pandemics, Starvation, People killing over a can of beans. The lone Ranger types will not last long, those who group together and set or create a system of Rule of Law for their group will survive longer than those who don’t.

I myself; hand pick those I want in my group or to be grouped with. Those that can offer skills that I don’t have. Being a mutual benefit to one another. The only time our group would except a new member into our group, is if they possessed a skill to benefit the group as a whole and maintain a functioning membership. Because; if you numbers drop to low, you can’t defend and provide for your members as good. There is strength in numbers. Create a strict but fair Rule of Law and make sure everyone knows it, and no one is exempt from it.

There can only be one leader of any organization or group , but a good leader will set-up a committee to handle the minor issues of the group, and that group members, rotates in and out of the committee. No one is exempt from serving.

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

June 24, 2017 Norman11 0

Your question needs definition. If the grid down is temporary, as in a earthquake, wildfire, hurricane, etc. then there are skills that may be imported from outside your area.. If you are questioning a EMP with country wide loss of the electric system with out hope of it being restored for years, then you may need to recover all the skills that the pioneers had when they left the east coast settlement’s to homestead the western USA. Do you have a Horse, mule, oxen to pull a nonexistent wagon. Can you build a wagon , or even a wheel. We all have a lot to learn

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June 24, 2017 Norman11 0

Your question needs definition. If the grid down is temporary, as in a earthquake, wildfire, hurricane, etc. then there are skills that may be imported from outside your area.. If you are questioning a EMP with country wide loss of the electric system with out hope of it being restored for years, then you may need to recover all the skills that the pioneers had when they left the east coast settlement’s to homestead the western USA. Do you have a Horse, mule, oxen to pull a nonexistent wagon. Can you build a wagon , or even a wheel. We all have a lot to learn

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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.

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

June 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

My preps already cover basic survival so any skills would be for sustained survival….skills already possessed are what I think would be critical for long/short term thriving.(of course they can always grow as we’re always learning more from others…)…Of course these are just my opinion and what I’ve worked on and grown as seeing them of value.

in order…(as I only get to list 5)

1—LEADERSHIP….Empathy…Team building and support….Ability to bring other skilled folks together for skills that you don’t possess to making odds of survival increase….(good leaders also know how to follow as a valuable member)Even if not leading, this will be an observable trait for an existing group wanting to add you.

2—Firearms Training….All encompassing…maintenance/armorer/accuracy/tactics for individual and squad/defensive-offensive theory…(supports #1)

3—Sales/Negotiation…..Barter abilities/ people management/ overcoming objections/ etc…(supports #1)

4—Gardening theory…..Ability to self-sustain/ community building.(supports #1 as a valuable member)

5—Medical knowledge….Basic emergency assessment…wounds/infection/bone splinting/CPR/ entry level herbal remedies along with pharmaceutical applications and dosages.(I’m deffenately no PHD. :lol: )…Sense of humor… mental health will be as important as physical…..(supports #1 as a valuable member)

Who wants me?…lol. :gunsmile:

~D~

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June 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

My preps already cover basic survival so any skills would be for sustained survival….skills already possessed are what I think would be critical for long/short term thriving.(of course they can always grow as we’re always learning more from others…)…Of course these are just my opinion and what I’ve worked on and grown as seeing them of value.

in order…(as I only get to list 5)

1—LEADERSHIP….Empathy…Team building and support….Ability to bring other skilled folks together for skills that you don’t possess to making odds of survival increase….(good leaders also know how to follow as a valuable member)Even if not leading, this will be an observable trait for an existing group wanting to add you.

2—Firearms Training….All encompassing…maintenance/armorer/accuracy/tactics for individual and squad/defensive-offensive theory…(supports #1)

3—Sales/Negotiation…..Barter abilities/ people management/ overcoming objections/ etc…(supports #1)

4—Gardening theory…..Ability to self-sustain/ community building.(supports #1 as a valuable member)

5—Medical knowledge….Basic emergency assessment…wounds/infection/bone splinting/CPR/ entry level herbal remedies along with pharmaceutical applications and dosages.(I’m deffenately no PHD. :lol: )…Sense of humor… mental health will be as important as physical…..(supports #1 as a valuable member)

Who wants me?…lol. :gunsmile:

~D~

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

June 24, 2017 MrDanB 0

Adaptation. Things rarely happen as you think they will. Being able to adapt is key. In the animal world, those that are able to adapt carry on the lineage. Same for humans. Nobody is an expert in all fields, but we can learn and practice enough to survive and even thrive in bad times. Having stuff is great, but without knowledge things get tougher. I have revised my plans countless times because things change…

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June 24, 2017 MrDanB 0

Adaptation. Things rarely happen as you think they will. Being able to adapt is key. In the animal world, those that are able to adapt carry on the lineage. Same for humans. Nobody is an expert in all fields, but we can learn and practice enough to survive and even thrive in bad times. Having stuff is great, but without knowledge things get tougher. I have revised my plans countless times because things change…

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

June 24, 2017 NJMike 0

Think I’d be happy with, or be able to hone the skills I have for a short term GDS. Here’s my off the top of the head wishlist of what I would want to know for long term GDS: blacksmithing/metallurgy, practical chemistry, circuit board level electronics repair, bio-fuel generation, forensic science (e.g.-being able to identify pathogens under a microscope).

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June 24, 2017 NJMike 0

Think I’d be happy with, or be able to hone the skills I have for a short term GDS. Here’s my off the top of the head wishlist of what I would want to know for long term GDS: blacksmithing/metallurgy, practical chemistry, circuit board level electronics repair, bio-fuel generation, forensic science (e.g.-being able to identify pathogens under a microscope).

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June 24, 2017 NJMike 0

Think I’d be happy with, or be able to hone the skills I have for a short term GDS. Here’s my off the top of the head wishlist of what I would want to know for long term GDS: blacksmithing/metallurgy, practical chemistry, circuit board level electronics repair, bio-fuel generation, forensic science (e.g.-being able to identify pathogens under a microscope).

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

June 24, 2017 IceFire 0

I’ll play. These are the ones I either already have, or am working on: Farming/gardening (this includes raising animals as well as fruits/veggies); hunting/fishing/trapping (I lump these together, as they are related); butchering (need to be able to “process” any animals you raise or hunt); med/vet/herbal; building/construction (that way you can make/build shelter(s) (whether for people or for livestock), processing facilities, greenhouses, etc.

Other skills that I rate slightly lower, but still important, are sewing/quilting (must have clothing and coverings); baking/cooking “from scratch” (have to keep people fed); soap making (helps to keep people clean); candle making (need a means of providing light); spinning/weaving (need a means of making cloth for making clothing/coverings)

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

June 24, 2017 IceFire 0

I’ll play. These are the ones I either already have, or am working on: Farming/gardening (this includes raising animals as well as fruits/veggies); hunting/fishing/trapping (I lump these together, as they are related); butchering (need to be able to “process” any animals you raise or hunt); med/vet/herbal; building/construction (that way you can make/build shelter(s) (whether for people or for livestock), processing facilities, greenhouses, etc.

Other skills that I rate slightly lower, but still important, are sewing/quilting (must have clothing and coverings); baking/cooking “from scratch” (have to keep people fed); soap making (helps to keep people clean); candle making (need a means of providing light); spinning/weaving (need a means of making cloth for making clothing/coverings)

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:30 pm


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

June 24, 2017 daaswampman 0

Staph bacteria are all around you, and they may even be in your body right now. It’s speculated that around 15 to 40 percent of healthy people are staph bacteria carriers, which means that the bacteria can live in controllable numbers in a human host without causing any disease.

They’re normally found in the nostrils and flexures (skin folds).

How Staph Bacteria Can Cause Infections
Your skin is the most important defense against staph bacteria. But if it gets wounded and experiences a sudden influx of bacteria from an outside source, an infection will most likely occur. This often happens when you come into contact with infected objects such as pillows or towels.

It’s also possible for the bacteria to spread through direct skin contact through playing sports, or by coming into contact with sneeze or cough droplets.

In other cases, the food you eat can cause a staph infection, a condition commonly known as food poisoning. When food isn’t properly stored (especially in the case of raw foods) or when infected hands touch it prior to eating, bacteria can multiply.

For menstruating women, prolonged use of tampons may also lead to a staph infection known as toxic shock syndrome (TSS). The saturation of blood can become an ideal breeding ground for staph bacteria to multiply and release toxins, which can become a life-threatening condition.

While TSS is typically associated with tampon use, it’s possible for women to get it via menstrual sponges, diaphragms and cervical caps that have been inserted in the vagina for an extended period of time.

http://articles.mercola.com/staph-infection/causes.aspx

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:58 pm


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

June 24, 2017 daaswampman 0

Staph bacteria are all around you, and they may even be in your body right now. It’s speculated that around 15 to 40 percent of healthy people are staph bacteria carriers, which means that the bacteria can live in controllable numbers in a human host without causing any disease.

They’re normally found in the nostrils and flexures (skin folds).

How Staph Bacteria Can Cause Infections
Your skin is the most important defense against staph bacteria. But if it gets wounded and experiences a sudden influx of bacteria from an outside source, an infection will most likely occur. This often happens when you come into contact with infected objects such as pillows or towels.

It’s also possible for the bacteria to spread through direct skin contact through playing sports, or by coming into contact with sneeze or cough droplets.

In other cases, the food you eat can cause a staph infection, a condition commonly known as food poisoning. When food isn’t properly stored (especially in the case of raw foods) or when infected hands touch it prior to eating, bacteria can multiply.

For menstruating women, prolonged use of tampons may also lead to a staph infection known as toxic shock syndrome (TSS). The saturation of blood can become an ideal breeding ground for staph bacteria to multiply and release toxins, which can become a life-threatening condition.

While TSS is typically associated with tampon use, it’s possible for women to get it via menstrual sponges, diaphragms and cervical caps that have been inserted in the vagina for an extended period of time.

http://articles.mercola.com/staph-infection/causes.aspx

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:58 pm


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

June 24, 2017 Cadit 0

Well we know that staph infections are rampant right now, many people don’t even know that this is caused by uncleanliness, not washing our hands before eating and after going to the bathroom. A small cut then becomes deadly.

I read an article that suggested that we take too many baths today, that we don’t allow our bodies to build the necessary bacteria that helps us stay healthy. In my studies getting my Herbal certificate, I learned that there is a degree of health issues caused by taking too many baths or not enough.
Myself, I take one as needed, if I work hard and sweat, then I take one, if I don’t I may skip a day. But when the grid is down, we may not have a choice.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:47 pm


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

June 24, 2017 Cadit 0

Well we know that staph infections are rampant right now, many people don’t even know that this is caused by uncleanliness, not washing our hands before eating and after going to the bathroom. A small cut then becomes deadly.

I read an article that suggested that we take too many baths today, that we don’t allow our bodies to build the necessary bacteria that helps us stay healthy. In my studies getting my Herbal certificate, I learned that there is a degree of health issues caused by taking too many baths or not enough.
Myself, I take one as needed, if I work hard and sweat, then I take one, if I don’t I may skip a day. But when the grid is down, we may not have a choice.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:47 pm