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General Family Preparedness • Re: My experience in a city without water

April 25, 2017 Galanm05 0

Conjomen, Good message to people that take fresh water for granted. In Michigan (mostly) we have been blessed with the bounty that the lakes provide but even we need to think that something like Flint or worse could happen around here. You only mentioned your Berkey counter-top once in passing. I think it is a great first step for people. A 5 gallon bucket (2) dripper using a couple Berkey replacement filters can make 55 gallons of pristine water in a relatively short period of time with very little work. As I’m sure you know. If we can tell more people how to rig these systems up, they may start on a path of understanding that diverges from the “prepping is such hard work.”
I use stainless stock pots to feed the water into the main reservoir which is a little more work but I love stainless. :D

Regards

G

Statistics: Posted by Galanm05 — Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:41 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: My experience in a city without water

April 25, 2017 Galanm05 0

Conjomen, Good message to people that take fresh water for granted. In Michigan (mostly) we have been blessed with the bounty that the lakes provide but even we need to think that something like Flint or worse could happen around here. You only mentioned your Berkey counter-top once in passing. I think it is a great first step for people. A 5 gallon bucket (2) dripper using a couple Berkey replacement filters can make 55 gallons of pristine water in a relatively short period of time with very little work. As I’m sure you know. If we can tell more people how to rig these systems up, they may start on a path of understanding that diverges from the “prepping is such hard work.”
I use stainless stock pots to feed the water into the main reservoir which is a little more work but I love stainless. :D

Regards

G

Statistics: Posted by Galanm05 — Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:41 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 ReadyMom 0
ReadyMom wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:
looking more and more everyday that crunch day is next Tuesday the 25th – it’ll be hour by hour after that for a US response – a China response – or a mutual response together ….

Why? What did I miss (or forget :blush: ) -k

Aaaahh …. here we go:

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April 25 Is “Highest Probability” Day For North Korean Nuclear Test China Warns
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-1 … clear-test

According to a report by Korea JoongAng Daily, China appears to be preparing measures in case North Korea tests a nuclear device or performs another provocation, including possibly suspending oil to the regime, and adds that relations between Beijing and Pyongyang appear frostier than ever before.

Additionally, the Korea publication references the Chinese-language Boxun News, which cites a Beijing source, according to whom Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to send Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, to Pyongyang after his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but North Korean leader Kim Jong-un allegedly rejected Wu’s visit.

Boxun adds that it was unclear if North Korea did not conduct a sixth nuclear test last Saturday because of Beijing’s warning not to do so, however it adds that according to “analysts” there’s a high likelihood of a provocation on the 85th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean People’s Army next Tuesday and the days leading up to the South Korean presidential election on May 9.

Citing its Chinese source, Boxun said that “China believes there is the “highest possibility” of a nuclear test on April 25, but “does not leave out the possibility it might take action in early May.”

One assumes the Carl Vinson, wherever it may be in the world currently, will eventually make it to North Korea by then.

Meanwhile, South Korean officials cited by JoongAng Daily confirmed that Wu, China’s top nuclear envoy, during a visit to Seoul last week said he proposed to visit Pyongyang in person to persuade the North to refrain from further provocations but he was spurned.

Lu Chao, a Chinese expert on Korean studies at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, was among multiple analysts that told the state-affiliated tabloid Global Times Tuesday that if North Korea did not refrain from conducting its sixth nuclear test, it would “definitely trigger” more intense United Nations sanctions, and that China will implement them.

Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said the “provocation window” between South Korean elections and North Korean provocations has become narrower over time, referring to database collected over the past 60 years. That window refers to the proximity in time between a South Korean election and a provocative act by North Korea, meaning a nuclear or missile test.

Cha said such a pattern “suggests a provocation as early as two weeks” before the South Korean presidential elections on May 9. That two-week window overlaps with North Korea’s military foundation day on April 25.

Meanwhile, amid escalating military tensions in the region, the Chinese navy tested its new guided-missile destroyer, the Xining, in its first live-fire exercise conducted in the Yellow Sea, near the Korean Peninsula, broadcast on China’s state-run CCTV on Tuesday. The Xining, China’s Type 052D-class missile destroyer with was put into service by the People’s Liberation Army Navy in January.

The exercise, possibly warning against a North Korean military provocation, was reported to have lasted several days and comes as Beijing has called for North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions under renewed pressure from the Trump administration. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned Monday in Seoul the “era for strategic patience is over.”

Trump has been lauding Beijing for helping with the Pyongyang situation, especially over sending back North Korean vessels bringing coal to a Chinese port. Trump told Fox News Tuesday in reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping, “He’s working so nicely that many coal ships have been sent back. Fuel is being sent back. They’re not dealing the same way. Nobody’s ever seen it like that.” As reported previously, in February, China announced it would suspend all coal imports from North Korea to the end of the year in accordance with a UN Security Council resolution.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wednesday warned Pyongyang to exercise restraint on any actions that could heighten tension on the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s recent bellicose rhetoric.

Lu Kang, a spokesman of the ministry, said at a briefing, “China objects to any words that could heighten tensions since the current situation on the Korean Peninsula is highly complicated and sensitive.” Within China, there is talk about playing a key card to pressure North Korea – cutting off oil supplies to the Kim Jong-un regime.

In an editorial last week, the state-run tabloid Global Times said that if Pyongyang engaged in further provocations, Chinese society would approve of “severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before, such as restricting oil imports to the North.” On Monday, the paper again called for China to cut off most oil supplies to North Korea if there was another nuclear test.

In an editorial Tuesday, it pointed out that China and U.S. cooperation is increasing over the North Korean problem, and that the possibility of dragging out the North Korea issue indefinitely has “decreased drastically.”

“North Korea and China are a blood alliance, interdependent like no other,” said a South Korean government official Tuesday. “But the atmosphere in China, which has left a back door open to North Korea regardless of the international community’s sanctions, is changing little by little.”

North Korea depends on China for some 90 percent of its crude oil supply.

Lee Gee-dong, head of the Strategic Team on North Korea at the Seoul-based Institute for National Security Strategy, said, “Though it may not be immediate, if North Korea conducts a strategic provocation such as a sixth nuclear test or launches an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Beijing will have to use the halting of oil exports card.” However, some analysts think the threat of cutting oil supplies to the North is mere rhetoric.

“In the 1990s, when the North Korea nuclear issue first escalated, China could have blocked oil then,” one former South Korean official said. “The oil supply card could be a performance by China to impress President Trump, but bears more watching.”

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:19 am


General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 ReadyMom 0
ReadyMom wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:
looking more and more everyday that crunch day is next Tuesday the 25th – it’ll be hour by hour after that for a US response – a China response – or a mutual response together ….

Why? What did I miss (or forget :blush: ) -k

Aaaahh …. here we go:

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April 25 Is “Highest Probability” Day For North Korean Nuclear Test China Warns
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-1 … clear-test

According to a report by Korea JoongAng Daily, China appears to be preparing measures in case North Korea tests a nuclear device or performs another provocation, including possibly suspending oil to the regime, and adds that relations between Beijing and Pyongyang appear frostier than ever before.

Additionally, the Korea publication references the Chinese-language Boxun News, which cites a Beijing source, according to whom Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to send Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, to Pyongyang after his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but North Korean leader Kim Jong-un allegedly rejected Wu’s visit.

Boxun adds that it was unclear if North Korea did not conduct a sixth nuclear test last Saturday because of Beijing’s warning not to do so, however it adds that according to “analysts” there’s a high likelihood of a provocation on the 85th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean People’s Army next Tuesday and the days leading up to the South Korean presidential election on May 9.

Citing its Chinese source, Boxun said that “China believes there is the “highest possibility” of a nuclear test on April 25, but “does not leave out the possibility it might take action in early May.”

One assumes the Carl Vinson, wherever it may be in the world currently, will eventually make it to North Korea by then.

Meanwhile, South Korean officials cited by JoongAng Daily confirmed that Wu, China’s top nuclear envoy, during a visit to Seoul last week said he proposed to visit Pyongyang in person to persuade the North to refrain from further provocations but he was spurned.

Lu Chao, a Chinese expert on Korean studies at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, was among multiple analysts that told the state-affiliated tabloid Global Times Tuesday that if North Korea did not refrain from conducting its sixth nuclear test, it would “definitely trigger” more intense United Nations sanctions, and that China will implement them.

Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said the “provocation window” between South Korean elections and North Korean provocations has become narrower over time, referring to database collected over the past 60 years. That window refers to the proximity in time between a South Korean election and a provocative act by North Korea, meaning a nuclear or missile test.

Cha said such a pattern “suggests a provocation as early as two weeks” before the South Korean presidential elections on May 9. That two-week window overlaps with North Korea’s military foundation day on April 25.

Meanwhile, amid escalating military tensions in the region, the Chinese navy tested its new guided-missile destroyer, the Xining, in its first live-fire exercise conducted in the Yellow Sea, near the Korean Peninsula, broadcast on China’s state-run CCTV on Tuesday. The Xining, China’s Type 052D-class missile destroyer with was put into service by the People’s Liberation Army Navy in January.

The exercise, possibly warning against a North Korean military provocation, was reported to have lasted several days and comes as Beijing has called for North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions under renewed pressure from the Trump administration. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned Monday in Seoul the “era for strategic patience is over.”

Trump has been lauding Beijing for helping with the Pyongyang situation, especially over sending back North Korean vessels bringing coal to a Chinese port. Trump told Fox News Tuesday in reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping, “He’s working so nicely that many coal ships have been sent back. Fuel is being sent back. They’re not dealing the same way. Nobody’s ever seen it like that.” As reported previously, in February, China announced it would suspend all coal imports from North Korea to the end of the year in accordance with a UN Security Council resolution.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wednesday warned Pyongyang to exercise restraint on any actions that could heighten tension on the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s recent bellicose rhetoric.

Lu Kang, a spokesman of the ministry, said at a briefing, “China objects to any words that could heighten tensions since the current situation on the Korean Peninsula is highly complicated and sensitive.” Within China, there is talk about playing a key card to pressure North Korea – cutting off oil supplies to the Kim Jong-un regime.

In an editorial last week, the state-run tabloid Global Times said that if Pyongyang engaged in further provocations, Chinese society would approve of “severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before, such as restricting oil imports to the North.” On Monday, the paper again called for China to cut off most oil supplies to North Korea if there was another nuclear test.

In an editorial Tuesday, it pointed out that China and U.S. cooperation is increasing over the North Korean problem, and that the possibility of dragging out the North Korea issue indefinitely has “decreased drastically.”

“North Korea and China are a blood alliance, interdependent like no other,” said a South Korean government official Tuesday. “But the atmosphere in China, which has left a back door open to North Korea regardless of the international community’s sanctions, is changing little by little.”

North Korea depends on China for some 90 percent of its crude oil supply.

Lee Gee-dong, head of the Strategic Team on North Korea at the Seoul-based Institute for National Security Strategy, said, “Though it may not be immediate, if North Korea conducts a strategic provocation such as a sixth nuclear test or launches an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Beijing will have to use the halting of oil exports card.” However, some analysts think the threat of cutting oil supplies to the North is mere rhetoric.

“In the 1990s, when the North Korea nuclear issue first escalated, China could have blocked oil then,” one former South Korean official said. “The oil supply card could be a performance by China to impress President Trump, but bears more watching.”

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:19 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
ReadyMom wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:
looking more and more everyday that crunch day is next Tuesday the 25th – it’ll be hour by hour after that for a US response – a China response – or a mutual response together ….

Why? What did I miss (or forget :blush: ) -k

North Korea – like many of the Asian countries and countries trying to inspire – use historical dates for highliting supposed achievements – May Day for the Russians as an example … April had 3 such dates – the 25th is the next – whether NK is ready for another nuke testing is up to debate – China seems to think or they know for certain that there’s a test coming ….

the US attack is most likely ready to go – it’ll be a mass attack by stealth bombers using earth penetrating bunker buster bombs and strategic hits on radar and anti-aircraft … most likely take out all of the ballistic missile and nuke capabilities – but there’s supposedly 8,000 bunkers of all kinds honeycombed all over NK … what doesn’t seem ready for the US is the regular military gear – like the Navy carrier force – to counter the NK attack on South Korea and the US Army DMZ forces – ????

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
ReadyMom wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:
looking more and more everyday that crunch day is next Tuesday the 25th – it’ll be hour by hour after that for a US response – a China response – or a mutual response together ….

Why? What did I miss (or forget :blush: ) -k

North Korea – like many of the Asian countries and countries trying to inspire – use historical dates for highliting supposed achievements – May Day for the Russians as an example … April had 3 such dates – the 25th is the next – whether NK is ready for another nuke testing is up to debate – China seems to think or they know for certain that there’s a test coming ….

the US attack is most likely ready to go – it’ll be a mass attack by stealth bombers using earth penetrating bunker buster bombs and strategic hits on radar and anti-aircraft … most likely take out all of the ballistic missile and nuke capabilities – but there’s supposedly 8,000 bunkers of all kinds honeycombed all over NK … what doesn’t seem ready for the US is the regular military gear – like the Navy carrier force – to counter the NK attack on South Korea and the US Army DMZ forces – ????

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:20 am


General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 22, 2017 Photon Guy 0
rickdun wrote:
When I was a kid, we had no phone, had to use the neighbors phone and that was a party line, I remember our first TV.

We used to take a string and cut small holes in old snuff cans and talk to each other.

We used to make our own stilts and walk up and down the road. There were six of us kids and only one bike, took turns, we played hide and seek, kick the can, play ball, etc.. After our chores, we weren’t allowed in the house unless it was raining, snowing or just too cold outside. If we had nothing to do, our parents found work for us to do.

The youth today will go bonkers when the lights go out and the snowflakes will slowly melt away.

My kids tell me to get out of the 1950’s/1960’s and I tell them I wish I was back there today instead of 2017, much more simple living.

Elvis just left the building.

When I was a little kid I also would occasionally use a string and some cans and talk with people using that. As for stilts, you must mean those step walkers you make with tin cans and string. You would attach the string to the tin cans and then stand on the tin cans and use the string to keep the cans on your feet whenever you took a step. That way you gained six inches or so of height. I remember making those in cub scouts. There were many other children in my neighborhood and we all had our own bicycles so we wouldn’t have to take turns with them. We would often play guns where we would fight wars and shoot each other using toy guns of course. Since then I’ve graduated to real guns although when I shoot real guns I shoot at targets not people. Now days, when I do shoot at people its with paintball and air soft guns since I sometimes play paintball and air soft. I grew up in the 80s not the 50s/60s so things were a bit different. There were times when as a kid I would spend hours in the video game arcades that were big back then, you would put a quarter in the machine and play a video game. I remember those days run the arcades when you would go around with a pocket of quarters and the machines all around you would be flashing and making all their beeps, whistles, and other sounds. An EMP strike would suck then. So anyway although I didn’t grow up in the 50s supposedly growing up then was much like Leave It To Beaver.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:30 pm


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April 22, 2017 Photon Guy 0
rickdun wrote:
When I was a kid, we had no phone, had to use the neighbors phone and that was a party line, I remember our first TV.

We used to take a string and cut small holes in old snuff cans and talk to each other.

We used to make our own stilts and walk up and down the road. There were six of us kids and only one bike, took turns, we played hide and seek, kick the can, play ball, etc.. After our chores, we weren’t allowed in the house unless it was raining, snowing or just too cold outside. If we had nothing to do, our parents found work for us to do.

The youth today will go bonkers when the lights go out and the snowflakes will slowly melt away.

My kids tell me to get out of the 1950’s/1960’s and I tell them I wish I was back there today instead of 2017, much more simple living.

Elvis just left the building.

When I was a little kid I also would occasionally use a string and some cans and talk with people using that. As for stilts, you must mean those step walkers you make with tin cans and string. You would attach the string to the tin cans and then stand on the tin cans and use the string to keep the cans on your feet whenever you took a step. That way you gained six inches or so of height. I remember making those in cub scouts. There were many other children in my neighborhood and we all had our own bicycles so we wouldn’t have to take turns with them. We would often play guns where we would fight wars and shoot each other using toy guns of course. Since then I’ve graduated to real guns although when I shoot real guns I shoot at targets not people. Now days, when I do shoot at people its with paintball and air soft guns since I sometimes play paintball and air soft. I grew up in the 80s not the 50s/60s so things were a bit different. There were times when as a kid I would spend hours in the video game arcades that were big back then, you would put a quarter in the machine and play a video game. I remember those days run the arcades when you would go around with a pocket of quarters and the machines all around you would be flashing and making all their beeps, whistles, and other sounds. An EMP strike would suck then. So anyway although I didn’t grow up in the 50s supposedly growing up then was much like Leave It To Beaver.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:30 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 AuntBee 0

I am increasingly nervous. I am glad we have a president that will respond decisively, but the tactic of being unpredictable that works well with keeping our enemies off balance is giving me an ulcer. Maybe part of this anxiety stems from the crazy undermining tactics (treasonous?) of Congress, and the lack of support from his own party. I don’t like it that Paul Ryan is 3rd in line or, indeed, in Congress at all. I don’t like it that a Muslim is set to head up the democrats. Trump is very strong, but how long can he hold up? Odrama will make it worse when he decides to stop hiding in a non-extradition country and returns to DC. This is the first time I believe in the Deep State.

The division between left and right, and Soros supported Antifa (kids in ninja costumes), cities and states defying federal law, and the sheer hatred and hysteria over Trump has only ramped up the muttering about civil war. Most people can’t conceive of what that would really be like. Too many movies, maybe.

The creeping Sharia that has been inching its way into our political structure and into our neighborhoods and schools worries me the most. The Muslim playbook of ultimately taking over a country by using our laws and policies to gain ground, taqiyya (deception), and population replacement is very effective in our current environment. Western countries have declining populations; Muslim countries have massively growing populations. Wouldn’t it be interesting, though, if the very immigrants that we want to block from Mexico and S. America turned out to be a match for Islam?

Islam is not compatible with Western culture. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. They do not want to be American. They want America to become them. Comply or die. I do not believe the same is true of latino immigrants. They want to keep their culture, but they don’t seem to feel they should force everybody else to join them.

I am afraid of WWIII, fueled by nuclear weapons. I’m afraid of an EMP. I’m afraid of seeing our country turn into Venezuela due to political strife.

Apologies for the rant and rave. I think I have to turn off the TV, the radio, and stop reading letters to the editor.

Aunt Bee
Tired of her thoughts

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 AuntBee 0

I am increasingly nervous. I am glad we have a president that will respond decisively, but the tactic of being unpredictable that works well with keeping our enemies off balance is giving me an ulcer. Maybe part of this anxiety stems from the crazy undermining tactics (treasonous?) of Congress, and the lack of support from his own party. I don’t like it that Paul Ryan is 3rd in line or, indeed, in Congress at all. I don’t like it that a Muslim is set to head up the democrats. Trump is very strong, but how long can he hold up? Odrama will make it worse when he decides to stop hiding in a non-extradition country and returns to DC. This is the first time I believe in the Deep State.

The division between left and right, and Soros supported Antifa (kids in ninja costumes), cities and states defying federal law, and the sheer hatred and hysteria over Trump has only ramped up the muttering about civil war. Most people can’t conceive of what that would really be like. Too many movies, maybe.

The creeping Sharia that has been inching its way into our political structure and into our neighborhoods and schools worries me the most. The Muslim playbook of ultimately taking over a country by using our laws and policies to gain ground, taqiyya (deception), and population replacement is very effective in our current environment. Western countries have declining populations; Muslim countries have massively growing populations. Wouldn’t it be interesting, though, if the very immigrants that we want to block from Mexico and S. America turned out to be a match for Islam?

Islam is not compatible with Western culture. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. They do not want to be American. They want America to become them. Comply or die. I do not believe the same is true of latino immigrants. They want to keep their culture, but they don’t seem to feel they should force everybody else to join them.

I am afraid of WWIII, fueled by nuclear weapons. I’m afraid of an EMP. I’m afraid of seeing our country turn into Venezuela due to political strife.

Apologies for the rant and rave. I think I have to turn off the TV, the radio, and stop reading letters to the editor.

Aunt Bee
Tired of her thoughts

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 pm


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April 21, 2017 rickdun 0

ReadyMom, I may have missed something too, as far as the 25th, unless that’s when North Korea plans on another missile test/nuclear test.

But, China has moved 150,000 troops to it’s border with North Korea and Russia has moved troops and military equipment to it’s border with North Korea.

Are they going to help defend North Korea, stop the migration if something happens, or help the U.S. if we strike, time will tell. But I did buy some more rice, beans, powdered milk, peanut butter powder, etc..

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:15 pm


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April 21, 2017 rickdun 0

ReadyMom, I may have missed something too, as far as the 25th, unless that’s when North Korea plans on another missile test/nuclear test.

But, China has moved 150,000 troops to it’s border with North Korea and Russia has moved troops and military equipment to it’s border with North Korea.

Are they going to help defend North Korea, stop the migration if something happens, or help the U.S. if we strike, time will tell. But I did buy some more rice, beans, powdered milk, peanut butter powder, etc..

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:15 pm


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April 21, 2017 rickdun 0

ReadyMom, I may have missed something too, as far as the 25th, unless that’s when North Korea plans on another missile test/nuclear test.

But, China has moved 150,000 troops to it’s border with North Korea and Russia has moved troops and military equipment to it’s border with North Korea.

Are they going to help defend North Korea, stop the migration if something happens, or help the U.S. if we strike, time will tell. But I did buy some more rice, beans, powdered milk, peanut butter powder, etc..

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:15 pm


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April 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
I’m just so tired of everyone being so angry, argumentative, polarized, and cranky all the time! Maybe it’s just because I live with a teenager? :whistling:

Well that would depend on the particular teenager you’re living with. Teenagers are just like everybody else, some might be argumentative and cranky and might make you like that too and some are not. I don’t know the particular teenager you’re living with but I will say that you should judge people by who they are, not their age.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 pm


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April 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
I’m just so tired of everyone being so angry, argumentative, polarized, and cranky all the time! Maybe it’s just because I live with a teenager? :whistling:

Well that would depend on the particular teenager you’re living with. Teenagers are just like everybody else, some might be argumentative and cranky and might make you like that too and some are not. I don’t know the particular teenager you’re living with but I will say that you should judge people by who they are, not their age.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 pm


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April 21, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
3ADScout wrote:
Angie,

I know what you are saying! Just picked up 100 pounds of rice and 20 pounds of beans and a can of mountain house beef and chicken. Had the wife pick up some extra bottled water.
Discussed with a friend about moving all food to BOL. Lots of military activity around the world. The media and sheep would like to just say it is “saber rattling” well maybe it is but what do you think the papers would say in 1938, 1939 etc? Probably just saber rattling right?

if you prep – you should have moved up your level of preparedness a few notches over the Korea SHTF – especially after the Prez Trump warning and the then the big ole “F_CK You” finger NK gave back in return – it’s not going away and all the potential serious SHTFs involved are mind blowing ….

looking more and more everyday that crunch day is next Tuesday the 25th – it’ll be hour by hour after that for a US response – a China response – or a mutual response together ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 pm


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April 21, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
3ADScout wrote:
Angie,

I know what you are saying! Just picked up 100 pounds of rice and 20 pounds of beans and a can of mountain house beef and chicken. Had the wife pick up some extra bottled water.
Discussed with a friend about moving all food to BOL. Lots of military activity around the world. The media and sheep would like to just say it is “saber rattling” well maybe it is but what do you think the papers would say in 1938, 1939 etc? Probably just saber rattling right?

if you prep – you should have moved up your level of preparedness a few notches over the Korea SHTF – especially after the Prez Trump warning and the then the big ole “F_CK You” finger NK gave back in return – it’s not going away and all the potential serious SHTFs involved are mind blowing ….

looking more and more everyday that crunch day is next Tuesday the 25th – it’ll be hour by hour after that for a US response – a China response – or a mutual response together ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 pm


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April 21, 2017 3ADScout 0

Angie,

I know what you are saying! Just picked up 100 pounds of rice and 20 pounds of beans and a can of mountain house beef and chicken. Had the wife pick up some extra bottled water.
Discussed with a friend about moving all food to BOL. Lots of military activity around the world. The media and sheep would like to just say it is “saber rattling” well maybe it is but what do you think the papers would say in 1938, 1939 etc? Probably just saber rattling right?

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:41 pm


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April 21, 2017 3ADScout 0

Angie,

I know what you are saying! Just picked up 100 pounds of rice and 20 pounds of beans and a can of mountain house beef and chicken. Had the wife pick up some extra bottled water.
Discussed with a friend about moving all food to BOL. Lots of military activity around the world. The media and sheep would like to just say it is “saber rattling” well maybe it is but what do you think the papers would say in 1938, 1939 etc? Probably just saber rattling right?

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:41 pm


General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 21, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I was thinking of this thread recently so I thought I’d revive it. The OP presented this thread in 2014…. I have felt nervous since then (it goes in peaks and valleys) as does life. But, recently I seem to be at peak again. I guess I just need to turn off the TV! However, it does inspire me tie up some loose ends. I have done that to some extent this past couple of weeks and months. It feels good to cross some things off the list, but it seems like every time I do that, there’s more to add and other things to concentrate on. :'( Still, it feels good to get some long standing projects completed…..even if they’re not necessarily ‘prep’ related.

Tomorrow is another shopping spree to stock up on things we have used and look for some bargains along the way. I don’t know if it’s the tensions with NK or just what it is, but again I feel the urgency to ramp it up. It’s like the nesting feeling I get in the fall. Geez……I’m feeling that uneasiness more and more. After I get home tomorrow I plan to chill out a bit. Then, I’ve got big plans for the weekend…..lots of chores to get done, especially before mushroom season kicks into full gear. I hope it’s just my spring cleaning mood/mentality kicking in, but this feels different (I think). Somehow I have a feeling things are gonna get worse before they get better as far as this nervous feeling is concerned. :x I so hope I’m wrong about that! I’m just so tired of everyone being so angry, argumentative, polarized, and cranky all the time! Maybe it’s just because I live with a teenager? :whistling:

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:12 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 21, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I was thinking of this thread recently so I thought I’d revive it. The OP presented this thread in 2014…. I have felt nervous since then (it goes in peaks and valleys) as does life. But, recently I seem to be at peak again. I guess I just need to turn off the TV! However, it does inspire me tie up some loose ends. I have done that to some extent this past couple of weeks and months. It feels good to cross some things off the list, but it seems like every time I do that, there’s more to add and other things to concentrate on. :'( Still, it feels good to get some long standing projects completed…..even if they’re not necessarily ‘prep’ related.

Tomorrow is another shopping spree to stock up on things we have used and look for some bargains along the way. I don’t know if it’s the tensions with NK or just what it is, but again I feel the urgency to ramp it up. It’s like the nesting feeling I get in the fall. Geez……I’m feeling that uneasiness more and more. After I get home tomorrow I plan to chill out a bit. Then, I’ve got big plans for the weekend…..lots of chores to get done, especially before mushroom season kicks into full gear. I hope it’s just my spring cleaning mood/mentality kicking in, but this feels different (I think). Somehow I have a feeling things are gonna get worse before they get better as far as this nervous feeling is concerned. :x I so hope I’m wrong about that! I’m just so tired of everyone being so angry, argumentative, polarized, and cranky all the time! Maybe it’s just because I live with a teenager? :whistling:

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:12 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 anita 0

We were visiting friends recently and they had Alexa. My friend likes it because it says hello to her in the morning after she says good morning to it. When I mentioned that it was intrusive, and could be a listening device, my friend scoffed but her husband didn’t. (I assume Alexa was listening and taking notes. 🙂 )

Beyond saying hello, it often gave the wrong answers, played the wrong songs, etc. It was able to tell us the chance of rain though, although my son looked it up faster on his phone.

I posted somewhere else on here that FBI director comey has mentioned that you should keep something covering the camera on your computer, that everyone in the FBI offices does. So I do. I still need to cover my iPad though.

For those who doubt the government would be listening/watching, you might recall Sharyl Atkinson’s story.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 … d-compute/

Here’s the actual video she took with her phone of the words being deleted from her computer. http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/201 … ack-197961

At the time she was dogging the obama administration about Benghazi. Yes, she’s a reporter, and a fly in the ointment, but if the government will do it to her, who won’t they listen in on?

Why invite big brother into your home?

Statistics: Posted by anita — Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:13 pm


General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 20, 2017 rickdun 0

When I was a kid, we had no phone, had to use the neighbors phone and that was a party line, I remember our first TV.

We used to take a string and cut small holes in old snuff cans and talk to each other.

We used to make our own stilts and walk up and down the road. There were six of us kids and only one bike, took turns, we played hide and seek, kick the can, play ball, etc.. After our chores, we weren’t allowed in the house unless it was raining, snowing or just too cold outside. If we had nothing to do, our parents found work for us to do.

The youth today will go bonkers when the lights go out and the snowflakes will slowly melt away.

My kids tell me to get out of the 1950’s/1960’s and I tell them I wish I was back there today instead of 2017, much more simple living.

Elvis just left the building.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 AuntBee 0

Thanks for the heads up. I had an Alexa spy in my house briefly. (I gave it to a nerdy friend. Come to think of it, I don’t hear from him any more. :eek: )

I didn’t like that gizmo from the start, although at first it was fun to ask stupid questions to see what it would say. Then it started to play random music, and when I ordered it to stop, it changed to a different song or turned up the volume. When it started blurting out responses to the TV, I knew it had to go. I got rid of it before Christmas, shortly before that news story about Alexa ordering things online. I tremble to think what it would have ordered.

I see now that Alexa is a demonic entity. It was indeed hiding on my kindle and tries regularly to load itself on my iPad. We need an exorcism rite. *nudge*

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:31 pm


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April 20, 2017 AuntBee 0

Thanks for the heads up. I had an Alexa spy in my house briefly. (I gave it to a nerdy friend. Come to think of it, I don’t hear from him any more. :eek: )

I didn’t like that gizmo from the start, although at first it was fun to ask stupid questions to see what it would say. Then it started to play random music, and when I ordered it to stop, it changed to a different song or turned up the volume. When it started blurting out responses to the TV, I knew it had to go. I got rid of it before Christmas, shortly before that news story about Alexa ordering things online. I tremble to think what it would have ordered.

I see now that Alexa is a demonic entity. It was indeed hiding on my kindle and tries regularly to load itself on my iPad. We need an exorcism rite. *nudge*

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:31 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 20, 2017 sageprice 0

I started in on prepping because I saw a knowledge gap between the average dumb smuck and traditionalist. I store knowledge and I know enough to be able to keep it running well beyond any twenty year collapse of society. Simple things like Tromp pumps and atmospheric electricity will not run a fully electric house, but they will keep a lap top running for years. There are other bit and pieces like earth ground currents and Joule thief circuits that can recharge batteries to be used in radios and flashlights. These were old known phenomena that can still be tapped for emergency use. To a collapsed world these can be seen as MAGIC.
Now lets get to the point. All of these take effort and time. Foraging, hunting, wood harvesting, gardening, livestock care, carpentry, weaving, rope making, spinning, sewing, fishing, canning, butchering, smoking meat, etc, etc. Just when do you have time to go crazy. Quit fooling around and go chop some wood.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 20, 2017 sageprice 0

I started in on prepping because I saw a knowledge gap between the average dumb smuck and traditionalist. I store knowledge and I know enough to be able to keep it running well beyond any twenty year collapse of society. Simple things like Tromp pumps and atmospheric electricity will not run a fully electric house, but they will keep a lap top running for years. There are other bit and pieces like earth ground currents and Joule thief circuits that can recharge batteries to be used in radios and flashlights. These were old known phenomena that can still be tapped for emergency use. To a collapsed world these can be seen as MAGIC.
Now lets get to the point. All of these take effort and time. Foraging, hunting, wood harvesting, gardening, livestock care, carpentry, weaving, rope making, spinning, sewing, fishing, canning, butchering, smoking meat, etc, etc. Just when do you have time to go crazy. Quit fooling around and go chop some wood.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:30 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 20, 2017 sageprice 0

I started in on prepping because I saw a knowledge gap between the average dumb smuck and traditionalist. I store knowledge and I know enough to be able to keep it running well beyond any twenty year collapse of society. Simple things like Tromp pumps and atmospheric electricity will not run a fully electric house, but they will keep a lap top running for years. There are other bit and pieces like earth ground currents and Joule thief circuits that can recharge batteries to be used in radios and flashlights. These were old known phenomena that can still be tapped for emergency use. To a collapsed world these can be seen as MAGIC.
Now lets get to the point. All of these take effort and time. Foraging, hunting, wood harvesting, gardening, livestock care, carpentry, weaving, rope making, spinning, sewing, fishing, canning, butchering, smoking meat, etc, etc. Just when do you have time to go crazy. Quit fooling around and go chop some wood.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:30 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

When I first saw an ad for the Amazon Echo I was shocked that anyone would want that intrusive device in their home. It certainly wouldn’t be coming into our home. Well, last night my Kindle lite up while I was watching TV and started downloading a new software update (BTW, how does it do that when the internet isn’t connected?). What shocked me was the minute it finished and I woke the kindle up, a screen popped up telling me to ‘connect’ to Alexa!! What the hell??!! :shock: I hit the ‘Exit’ button immediately, went to the home screen, and there was my brand new, spy ready Alexa app.

For those not familiar with the dangers of this app, watch this short video. My life may be squeaky clean but I still don’t want my privacy invaded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0fkjmEWZM8&list=PLaGjVIgMlKIFta3t8lmY8q84LW0WxVCGH

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General Family Preparedness • Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

When I first saw an ad for the Amazon Echo I was shocked that anyone would want that intrusive device in their home. It certainly wouldn’t be coming into our home. Well, last night my Kindle lite up while I was watching TV and started downloading a new software update (BTW, how does it do that when the internet isn’t connected?). What shocked me was the minute it finished and I woke the kindle up, a screen popped up telling me to ‘connect’ to Alexa!! What the hell??!! :shock: I hit the ‘Exit’ button immediately, went to the home screen, and there was my brand new, spy ready Alexa app.

For those not familiar with the dangers of this app, watch this short video. My life may be squeaky clean but I still don’t want my privacy invaded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0fkjmEWZM8&list=PLaGjVIgMlKIFta3t8lmY8q84LW0WxVCGH

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:05 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 20, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Photon Guy wrote:

Christy wrote:Your idea is good, a lot of information in a little bit of storage area. But how long will your phone or Ipad thingy last? Most are good for two years. Batteries wear down and the whole thing needs replaced. Not sure you can store batteries. But maybe another device that is not being used. Spare device?
I prefer cards, real books, sewing, hand tools to build things with. Garden tools, small animals to take care, etc..

I really don’t think I would have the time to get bored, probably I will be looking for more time to sleep. Even now I don’t have time to get things done so when you work every day to keep food on the table literally, I don’t think you will get bored. Maybe kids that have the phone attached to their fingers, but oh my goodness, if it won’t work we may have teenage riots on our hands. Kids might look up and see the world.

Watched the movie Venture to the center of the earth and the kid was always looking for service on his phone, how ironic, not sure they put up cell towers down there, but hey you never know.

Personally I hate cell phones, don’t carry it with me, I do have one, but don’t use it for anything other than making a call. My boss could not get a hold of me at any hour so he bought me an I pad, I turned it off and put it aside, he still can’t a hold of me! My time is my time and I won’t be tied to any electronics. I say this as I type this on the company computer.

The idea of having books on hand is good, but I prefer them printed. (Yes, I work for a printer)

There certainly are advantages to having printing material but the disadvantage is the space it takes up. A Kindle on the other hand can hold information that if it was printed in books, the books would fill up entire shelves.

There is no question of the benefits of real paper…There is also no question on the benefits of the electronic solution if protected from EMP….Seriously, an entire library of congress in the palm of your hands…the size of a single hard drive but without the need to connect it to anything to read/access the information!

My first Kindle(non-Fire edition) is now going on 6 years of HEAVY, DAILY use for personal reading and running small games or web surfing….Without a single glitch to date…..single battery charge last me about 3 weeks with about an hour of usage per day average.

I cant of course say every single one of them produced is perfect since I’ve now only owned 2 total including the kids edition, but the ones I’ve owned are so far, infallible.

Them there’s is just da facts….. ;)

I don’t give glowing reviews lightly and research everything tenfold normally before a purchase…..don’t know if that’s worth anything to anyone but there it is.

again, like in the thread I posted on before there are free books to review and then download about every week to fill that lil’ puppy….Here is April 18th email I received from another pepper from a local group(Hat tip to L.D.)

Always check price before purchasing as item might have returned to full price.

Knife Fighting Tutorial: Basics of modern knife fighting
https://www.amazon.com/Knife-Fighting-Tutorial-Basics-fighting-ebook/dp/B0184O68UE

Fishing Guide: 10 Amazing Beginners Tips and Tricks for Catching More Fish
https://www.amazon.com/Fishing-Guide-Amazing-Beginners-Catching-ebook/dp/B06XT91CNT

Homemade Weapons: 7 Useful Survival Weapons You Can Make At Home Without Special Supplies
https://www.amazon.com/Homemade-Weapons-Survival-Without-Supplies-ebook/dp/B071RBKZ65

Mini Farming: 25 Useful Tips on How to Grow Organic Vegetables at Your Own Backyard
https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Farming-Organic-Vegetables-Backyard-ebook/dp/B06XTZ3BNT

Home Based Business: 30 Hacks How to Make Money Homesteading For Self-Sufficient Life
https://www.amazon.com/Home-Based-Business-Homesteading-Self-Sufficient-ebook/dp/B071R9WZR9

https://www.amazon.com/Home-Based-Busin … B071R9WZR9
https://www.amazon.com/Erics-Book-Urban-Survival-Hacks-ebook/dp/B06XWWBVS5

Ballistic Nutrition I
https://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-Nutrition-I-Eric-Ericksen-ebook/dp/B009L512C0

Beekeeping for Beginners: 23 Brilliant Tips for Raising Honey Bees and Choosing the Best Bee Hive
https://www.amazon.com/Beekeeping-Beginners-Brilliant-Raising-Choosing-ebook/dp/B06XS2WGT9

Mason Jars: Box Set – Prepping All in 1 DIY Box Set With Prepping Guides
https://www.amazon.com/Mason-Jars-Box-Prepping-Guides-ebook/dp/B06ZZ9DBJ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526177&sr=8-3&keywords=free+kindle+books+prepper

Winter Survival: How To Survive Winter Storms While Homesteading And Off-Grid Living
https://www.amazon.com/Winter-Survival-Homesteading-Alternative-Emergency-ebook/dp/B01N2NWLSM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526207&sr=8-5&keywords=free+kindle+books+prepper

Wound Care: General Principles (Dr. Guide Books)
https://www.amazon.com/Wound-Care-General-Principles-Guide-ebook/dp/B06Y419VP4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526444&sr=8-4&keywords=free+kindle+books+wound+care

Herbal Antibiotics: 30 Best Herbal Antibiotics, Antivirals and Antibacterial – Learn How to Pick and Use for Overcoming Any Ailment
https://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Antibiotics-Antivirals-Antibacterial-Alternative-ebook/dp/B06XZJ3XNF/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526622&sr=8-8&keywords=free+kindle+books+foraging

Ebola Pandemic Survival LISTS: The 7 Lists that Show You How to Prepare and Keep Your Family Alive During a Pandemic Disaster
https://www.amazon.com/Ebola-Pandemic-Survival-LISTS-Disaster-ebook/dp/B00OL1QRSS/ref=sr_1_68?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526776&sr=8-68&keywords=free+kindle+books+survival

Night Shift: 10 Survival Tips for Nurses to Get Through the Night! .
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Shift-Registered-Practitioner-Anesthetist-ebook/dp/B019NX2Q38/ref=sr_1_88?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526847&sr=8-88&keywords=free+kindle+books+survival

Survival Guide: A Beginner’s Guide to Help You Survive in the Forest
https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Guide-Beginners-Survive-Forest-ebook/dp/B016VAQW8G/ref=sr_1_132?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526943&sr=8-132&keywords=free+kindle+books+survival

RV Living: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to RV Living Full-time
https://www.amazon.com/Living-Comprehensive-Practical-Full-time-Boondocking-ebook/dp/B01MY8SK3L/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492527236&sr=8-1&keywords=free+kindle+books+rv

RV Living: Your Ultimate Guide to Full-Time RV Living with Essential Tips and Tricks
https://www.amazon.com/Living-Full-Time-Essential-Winnebago-Motorhome-ebook/dp/B06Y484MBR/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492527265&sr=8-3&keywords=free+kindle+books+rv

Camping Cookbook: 3 Manuscripts: Camping Cookbook + Foil Packet Cooking + BBQ Cookbook
https://www.amazon.com/Camping-Cookbook-Manuscripts-Packet-Cooking-ebook/dp/B01I8FGMQY/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1492527357&sr=8-36&keywords=free+kindle+books+rv

~D

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 20, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Photon Guy wrote:

Christy wrote:Your idea is good, a lot of information in a little bit of storage area. But how long will your phone or Ipad thingy last? Most are good for two years. Batteries wear down and the whole thing needs replaced. Not sure you can store batteries. But maybe another device that is not being used. Spare device?
I prefer cards, real books, sewing, hand tools to build things with. Garden tools, small animals to take care, etc..

I really don’t think I would have the time to get bored, probably I will be looking for more time to sleep. Even now I don’t have time to get things done so when you work every day to keep food on the table literally, I don’t think you will get bored. Maybe kids that have the phone attached to their fingers, but oh my goodness, if it won’t work we may have teenage riots on our hands. Kids might look up and see the world.

Watched the movie Venture to the center of the earth and the kid was always looking for service on his phone, how ironic, not sure they put up cell towers down there, but hey you never know.

Personally I hate cell phones, don’t carry it with me, I do have one, but don’t use it for anything other than making a call. My boss could not get a hold of me at any hour so he bought me an I pad, I turned it off and put it aside, he still can’t a hold of me! My time is my time and I won’t be tied to any electronics. I say this as I type this on the company computer.

The idea of having books on hand is good, but I prefer them printed. (Yes, I work for a printer)

There certainly are advantages to having printing material but the disadvantage is the space it takes up. A Kindle on the other hand can hold information that if it was printed in books, the books would fill up entire shelves.

There is no question of the benefits of real paper…There is also no question on the benefits of the electronic solution if protected from EMP….Seriously, an entire library of congress in the palm of your hands…the size of a single hard drive but without the need to connect it to anything to read/access the information!

My first Kindle(non-Fire edition) is now going on 6 years of HEAVY, DAILY use for personal reading and running small games or web surfing….Without a single glitch to date…..single battery charge last me about 3 weeks with about an hour of usage per day average.

I cant of course say every single one of them produced is perfect since I’ve now only owned 2 total including the kids edition, but the ones I’ve owned are so far, infallible.

Them there’s is just da facts….. ;)

I don’t give glowing reviews lightly and research everything tenfold normally before a purchase…..don’t know if that’s worth anything to anyone but there it is.

again, like in the thread I posted on before there are free books to review and then download about every week to fill that lil’ puppy….Here is April 18th email I received from another pepper from a local group(Hat tip to L.D.)

Always check price before purchasing as item might have returned to full price.

Knife Fighting Tutorial: Basics of modern knife fighting
https://www.amazon.com/Knife-Fighting-Tutorial-Basics-fighting-ebook/dp/B0184O68UE

Fishing Guide: 10 Amazing Beginners Tips and Tricks for Catching More Fish
https://www.amazon.com/Fishing-Guide-Amazing-Beginners-Catching-ebook/dp/B06XT91CNT

Homemade Weapons: 7 Useful Survival Weapons You Can Make At Home Without Special Supplies
https://www.amazon.com/Homemade-Weapons-Survival-Without-Supplies-ebook/dp/B071RBKZ65

Mini Farming: 25 Useful Tips on How to Grow Organic Vegetables at Your Own Backyard
https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Farming-Organic-Vegetables-Backyard-ebook/dp/B06XTZ3BNT

Home Based Business: 30 Hacks How to Make Money Homesteading For Self-Sufficient Life
https://www.amazon.com/Home-Based-Business-Homesteading-Self-Sufficient-ebook/dp/B071R9WZR9

https://www.amazon.com/Home-Based-Busin … B071R9WZR9
https://www.amazon.com/Erics-Book-Urban-Survival-Hacks-ebook/dp/B06XWWBVS5

Ballistic Nutrition I
https://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-Nutrition-I-Eric-Ericksen-ebook/dp/B009L512C0

Beekeeping for Beginners: 23 Brilliant Tips for Raising Honey Bees and Choosing the Best Bee Hive
https://www.amazon.com/Beekeeping-Beginners-Brilliant-Raising-Choosing-ebook/dp/B06XS2WGT9

Mason Jars: Box Set – Prepping All in 1 DIY Box Set With Prepping Guides
https://www.amazon.com/Mason-Jars-Box-Prepping-Guides-ebook/dp/B06ZZ9DBJ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526177&sr=8-3&keywords=free+kindle+books+prepper

Winter Survival: How To Survive Winter Storms While Homesteading And Off-Grid Living
https://www.amazon.com/Winter-Survival-Homesteading-Alternative-Emergency-ebook/dp/B01N2NWLSM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526207&sr=8-5&keywords=free+kindle+books+prepper

Wound Care: General Principles (Dr. Guide Books)
https://www.amazon.com/Wound-Care-General-Principles-Guide-ebook/dp/B06Y419VP4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526444&sr=8-4&keywords=free+kindle+books+wound+care

Herbal Antibiotics: 30 Best Herbal Antibiotics, Antivirals and Antibacterial – Learn How to Pick and Use for Overcoming Any Ailment
https://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Antibiotics-Antivirals-Antibacterial-Alternative-ebook/dp/B06XZJ3XNF/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526622&sr=8-8&keywords=free+kindle+books+foraging

Ebola Pandemic Survival LISTS: The 7 Lists that Show You How to Prepare and Keep Your Family Alive During a Pandemic Disaster
https://www.amazon.com/Ebola-Pandemic-Survival-LISTS-Disaster-ebook/dp/B00OL1QRSS/ref=sr_1_68?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526776&sr=8-68&keywords=free+kindle+books+survival

Night Shift: 10 Survival Tips for Nurses to Get Through the Night! .
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Shift-Registered-Practitioner-Anesthetist-ebook/dp/B019NX2Q38/ref=sr_1_88?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526847&sr=8-88&keywords=free+kindle+books+survival

Survival Guide: A Beginner’s Guide to Help You Survive in the Forest
https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Guide-Beginners-Survive-Forest-ebook/dp/B016VAQW8G/ref=sr_1_132?ie=UTF8&qid=1492526943&sr=8-132&keywords=free+kindle+books+survival

RV Living: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to RV Living Full-time
https://www.amazon.com/Living-Comprehensive-Practical-Full-time-Boondocking-ebook/dp/B01MY8SK3L/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492527236&sr=8-1&keywords=free+kindle+books+rv

RV Living: Your Ultimate Guide to Full-Time RV Living with Essential Tips and Tricks
https://www.amazon.com/Living-Full-Time-Essential-Winnebago-Motorhome-ebook/dp/B06Y484MBR/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492527265&sr=8-3&keywords=free+kindle+books+rv

Camping Cookbook: 3 Manuscripts: Camping Cookbook + Foil Packet Cooking + BBQ Cookbook
https://www.amazon.com/Camping-Cookbook-Manuscripts-Packet-Cooking-ebook/dp/B01I8FGMQY/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1492527357&sr=8-36&keywords=free+kindle+books+rv

~D

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 am


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April 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Christy wrote:
Your idea is good, a lot of information in a little bit of storage area. But how long will your phone or Ipad thingy last? Most are good for two years. Batteries wear down and the whole thing needs replaced. Not sure you can store batteries. But maybe another device that is not being used. Spare device?
I prefer cards, real books, sewing, hand tools to build things with. Garden tools, small animals to take care, etc..

I really don’t think I would have the time to get bored, probably I will be looking for more time to sleep. Even now I don’t have time to get things done so when you work every day to keep food on the table literally, I don’t think you will get bored. Maybe kids that have the phone attached to their fingers, but oh my goodness, if it won’t work we may have teenage riots on our hands. Kids might look up and see the world.

Watched the movie Venture to the center of the earth and the kid was always looking for service on his phone, how ironic, not sure they put up cell towers down there, but hey you never know.

Personally I hate cell phones, don’t carry it with me, I do have one, but don’t use it for anything other than making a call. My boss could not get a hold of me at any hour so he bought me an I pad, I turned it off and put it aside, he still can’t a hold of me! My time is my time and I won’t be tied to any electronics. I say this as I type this on the company computer.

The idea of having books on hand is good, but I prefer them printed. (Yes, I work for a printer)

There certainly are advantages to having printing material but the disadvantage is the space it takes up. A Kindle on the other hand can hold information that if it was printed in books, the books would fill up entire shelves.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:36 pm


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April 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Christy wrote:
Your idea is good, a lot of information in a little bit of storage area. But how long will your phone or Ipad thingy last? Most are good for two years. Batteries wear down and the whole thing needs replaced. Not sure you can store batteries. But maybe another device that is not being used. Spare device?
I prefer cards, real books, sewing, hand tools to build things with. Garden tools, small animals to take care, etc..

I really don’t think I would have the time to get bored, probably I will be looking for more time to sleep. Even now I don’t have time to get things done so when you work every day to keep food on the table literally, I don’t think you will get bored. Maybe kids that have the phone attached to their fingers, but oh my goodness, if it won’t work we may have teenage riots on our hands. Kids might look up and see the world.

Watched the movie Venture to the center of the earth and the kid was always looking for service on his phone, how ironic, not sure they put up cell towers down there, but hey you never know.

Personally I hate cell phones, don’t carry it with me, I do have one, but don’t use it for anything other than making a call. My boss could not get a hold of me at any hour so he bought me an I pad, I turned it off and put it aside, he still can’t a hold of me! My time is my time and I won’t be tied to any electronics. I say this as I type this on the company computer.

The idea of having books on hand is good, but I prefer them printed. (Yes, I work for a printer)

There certainly are advantages to having printing material but the disadvantage is the space it takes up. A Kindle on the other hand can hold information that if it was printed in books, the books would fill up entire shelves.

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April 19, 2017 Christy 0

Your idea is good, a lot of information in a little bit of storage area. But how long will your phone or Ipad thingy last? Most are good for two years. Batteries wear down and the whole thing needs replaced. Not sure you can store batteries. But maybe another device that is not being used. Spare device?
I prefer cards, real books, sewing, hand tools to build things with. Garden tools, small animals to take care, etc..

I really don’t think I would have the time to get bored, probably I will be looking for more time to sleep. Even now I don’t have time to get things done so when you work every day to keep food on the table literally, I don’t think you will get bored. Maybe kids that have the phone attached to their fingers, but oh my goodness, if it won’t work we may have teenage riots on our hands. Kids might look up and see the world.

Watched the movie Venture to the center of the earth and the kid was always looking for service on his phone, how ironic, not sure they put up cell towers down there, but hey you never know.

Personally I hate cell phones, don’t carry it with me, I do have one, but don’t use it for anything other than making a call. My boss could not get a hold of me at any hour so he bought me an I pad, I turned it off and put it aside, he still can’t a hold of me! My time is my time and I won’t be tied to any electronics. I say this as I type this on the company computer.

The idea of having books on hand is good, but I prefer them printed. (Yes, I work for a printer)

Statistics: Posted by Christy — Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:55 pm