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September 8, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Son went to army was in 10 years, got money for college, completed his degree. Then
went to work for DOD, has a very good job now, terrific benefits, and if he can stay an
excellent pension. If you choose wisely and not go in for just cannon fodder you can
get a great education.

He took satellite/microwave repair, communications type and had to sign up for 5
years plus pass the testing to get in it. He has never been sorry is now a GS 13.

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September 8, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Son went to army was in 10 years, got money for college, completed his degree. Then
went to work for DOD, has a very good job now, terrific benefits, and if he can stay an
excellent pension. If you choose wisely and not go in for just cannon fodder you can
get a great education.

He took satellite/microwave repair, communications type and had to sign up for 5
years plus pass the testing to get in it. He has never been sorry is now a GS 13.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: I’m BAAACK!

September 8, 2017 kenjabroni 0

Welcome back Cat. You sure were busy while away.

My son joined the Navy and he was put into a computer field. Hes doing very well with it and the training will pay off greatly for him in the future no matter what course he decides to take with what hes learning. Your son will have many opportunities if hes able to get into that training. Tell him to study the free asvab testing online so he scores good on it because if he does then he can get just about any job he wants. Good luck to him.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: I’m BAAACK!

September 8, 2017 kenjabroni 0

Welcome back Cat. You sure were busy while away.

My son joined the Navy and he was put into a computer field. Hes doing very well with it and the training will pay off greatly for him in the future no matter what course he decides to take with what hes learning. Your son will have many opportunities if hes able to get into that training. Tell him to study the free asvab testing online so he scores good on it because if he does then he can get just about any job he wants. Good luck to him.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: I’m BAAACK!

September 7, 2017 Cin 0

Welcome back!

Tell your son to check out computer classes on line – MIT and Khan University are just two that have their classes in IT and computer tech online. You can take the classes for free, but if he chooses to get a grade or certification, you’ll have to pay. Just going through the curriculum for free is worth learning.

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September 7, 2017 Cin 0

Welcome back!

Tell your son to check out computer classes on line – MIT and Khan University are just two that have their classes in IT and computer tech online. You can take the classes for free, but if he chooses to get a grade or certification, you’ll have to pay. Just going through the curriculum for free is worth learning.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Poop Tips-Misc. Discussion

September 7, 2017 itsadisaster 0
Whisper wrote:
The Poop Thread is still alive :rofl:

Itsa nevah gonna die Whisper :floppytongue::floppytongue::floppytongue::floppytongue:

Miss all you guys soooo much and apologize for being so MIA. In east Texas now, haven’t been able to travel still due to Mr Bill’s health issues (altho he’s getting better) … and buried with US First Responders Assoc stuff (I’m their Exec VP). I only get to lurk here from time to time but HAD to come say something in one of my FAVE threads. :rofl: Gotta jet since dealing with hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Jose stuff + western wildfires but hugs all around. Keep up the great work and stay safe everyone, j & B

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General Family Preparedness • I’m BAAACK!

September 7, 2017 catfeet 0

Hi Guys, I’m back for the first time in over a year. So, why so long? Well, I had hip surgery (SI joint fusion) and it’s taken me a while to get back to full strength and back into my life. I gave up all my forums, even FB. :shock: I get the other side done this fall/winter. What’s new in catfeet land you ask? Well,…
-Got chickens, dog ate chickens, built enclosure, got more chickens and turned the dog into animal control.
-The garden this year isn’t doing as well as I’d like, though the root veg are surprisingly happy.
-My peach tree fruited! It’s got so much fruit that I may have to sell some. (Peaches, in northern VT, who’d a thunk it?) It’s going to take me a serious week of canning to get thru all of them.
-I’ve joined a gym and am going 3-5 times a week.
-I got my water storage squared away and it’s now on racks.
-One more room in my house has been remodeled (by yours truly) and the breeze that was always running thru the house is now gone.
-Oldest son wants to join the navy, as, in his words “It’s a sound financial step mom” He’s 15, lol. They also are the only folks who have the training he wants – he’d like to go into computer cryptology. He’s taken active steps to do this, the first of which was to join the cross country team at school. It makes me proud to see him taking on this responsibility.
-There will be very few tomatoes this year. :'( It’s been too wet and cold for them. It makes me sad because we’re OUT of salsa and nearly out of crushed tomatoes…I’ll have to buy some. GACK!

There’s a lot more, but these are my highlights, lol.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 5, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

I’ve already buttoned up my faraday cages, but I’ve put my prep Kindle in multiple layers of foil and paper just in case.

At the start of this I pulled the trigger on more FD #10 cans of meats and some of veggies too.

I’ve also got a SHTF shopping list if ANY military action starts going across the NK/SK border, assuming I have any time at all. But I’m guessing it won’t go nuclear at once unless the little fat boy decides he’s going down so he might as well take anyone he can with him. If nothing happens to the continental US, then I end up with more shelf stable items to figure out where to stuff them in the house….but if the ballon goes up, then having a bit more cooking oil, flour, etc will make things last longer.

And if we get EMP’d then when I get home I fill the water bobs and cover them with towels to block the sunlight. Next I start blocking up the basement windows and preparing for nuclear fallout – either in case of nuclear bombs going off at a distance (I have no illusions about surviving a close hit…no blast shelter here) or the eventual fires at nuclear plant cooling ponds upwind of my location. Beyond that, depends on what’s happening. I have a radio and flashlight in each faraday cage, so I can take one of each out in case of secondary (or more!) EMP blasts a few days to weeks later. Hopefully some radio station would be online. I’m not that far from a FEMA bunker and the MEMA bunker, so chances are someone would be broadcasting after an event…but if not I have other preps.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 5, 2017 TRex2 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
there won’t be any surprise attack – no matter what – they are sitting there already 24/7 waiting …. it’ll be another Desert Storm repeat – another egomaniac that is overestimating his power and underestimating what the US is capable of doing …

That is what started the Korean war in the first place.
And what started WW2.

besides the military dependents there’s something like 250,000 civilian US citizens – other foreigners??? … won’t be an eazy evac

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/04 … -says.html

Japan is reportedly planning for a possible mass evacuation of its citizens in South Korea as tensions with North Korea continue to rise amid threats of nuclear war.

“There is a possibility of further provocations,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday, according to Japanese magazine Nikkei Asian Review. “We need to remain extremely vigilant and do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people.”

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 5, 2017 TRex2 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
there won’t be any surprise attack – no matter what – they are sitting there already 24/7 waiting …. it’ll be another Desert Storm repeat – another egomaniac that is overestimating his power and underestimating what the US is capable of doing …

That is what started the Korean war in the first place.
And what started WW2.

besides the military dependents there’s something like 250,000 civilian US citizens – other foreigners??? … won’t be an eazy evac

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/04 … -says.html

Japan is reportedly planning for a possible mass evacuation of its citizens in South Korea as tensions with North Korea continue to rise amid threats of nuclear war.

“There is a possibility of further provocations,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday, according to Japanese magazine Nikkei Asian Review. “We need to remain extremely vigilant and do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people.”

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 5, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
3ADScout wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:evac orders for the US military dependents will be the key – the US will be taking action SOON .

Agree 100% with the caveat that that that would telegraph US intentions. So if a “surprise” is need to take out the key leadership an evacuation would ruin that and send the leadership into hiding.

there won’t be any surprise attack – no matter what – they are sitting there already 24/7 waiting …. it’ll be another Desert Storm repeat – another egomaniac that is overestimating his power and underestimating what the US is capable of doing …

besides the military dependents there’s something like 250,000 civilian US citizens – other foreigners??? … won’t be an eazy evac

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Son went for a few days to Okinawa, the stress gets to him I’m sure. He is back.
I asked what fat boy was doing, he said something stupid I’m sure. I worry about
him, way to close. 12 miles isn’t far enough away from radiation in my book.

Hope he can get out of there before it blows up but I somehow doubt it. This
is a constant worry for me since this crap started.

We think in December he can leave, still doesn’t have orders for leaving,
just know his report date at Ft Drum is Jan 21st.

I suppose we are ready as we will ever be. I’m sure we will nor could ever
have enough.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 TRex2 0
3ADScout wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:evac orders for the US military dependents will be the key – the US will be taking action SOON .

Agree 100% with the caveat that that that would telegraph US intentions. So if a “surprise” is need to take out the key leadership an evacuation would ruin that and send the leadership into hiding.

KJU isn’t really ready. His ICBM’s are still iffy, so, I expect him to do another ICBM (not intermediate range) test before he is read. Or another satellite launch. So I doubt he will attack in the next few months.

I don’t think we will initiate hostilities in the next couple of months, because China would take his side, and no matter how tough we talk, we aren’t really ready for that.

So, I think it will be months down the road, not weeks.

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September 4, 2017 3ADScout 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
evac orders for the US military dependents will be the key – the US will be taking action SOON .

Agree 100% with the caveat that that that would telegraph US intentions. So if a “surprise” is need to take out the key leadership an evacuation would ruin that and send the leadership into hiding.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

evac orders for the US military dependents will be the key – the US will be taking action SOON … North Korea isn’t attacking … they’ll lose no matter what – but with their attack igniter China won’t back them up – Little Fat Boy gets Gaddafi-ied instead of China sanctuary …

watch the 9th – it’s a crunch date – it’s one of NK’s most important anniversaries – Little Fat Boy has something planned ….

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

evac orders for the US military dependents will be the key – the US will be taking action SOON … North Korea isn’t attacking … they’ll lose no matter what – but with their attack igniter China won’t back them up – Little Fat Boy gets Gaddafi-ied instead of China sanctuary …

watch the 9th – it’s a crunch date – it’s one of NK’s most important anniversaries – Little Fat Boy has something planned ….

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

I am definitely ramping up, catching up. Need to get wood hauled down this week to cut, get some supply orders in, go through and reinventory everything that isn’t sealed and marked (stuff on shelves, in cupboards, etc.), restock batteries, fill water storage. I guess really I need to do everything we would normally do for winter prep, except a bit faster / sooner!

And yes, stop terrorizing the puppy!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

I am definitely ramping up, catching up. Need to get wood hauled down this week to cut, get some supply orders in, go through and reinventory everything that isn’t sealed and marked (stuff on shelves, in cupboards, etc.), restock batteries, fill water storage. I guess really I need to do everything we would normally do for winter prep, except a bit faster / sooner!

And yes, stop terrorizing the puppy!

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September 4, 2017 RockinB 0
mizery0317 wrote:
My wife is out of town and I drug our bug out trunks 5 blacks rolling trunks, set them in the living room and inventoried them along with our bug out bags while watching the news on YouTube. On a more humorous note our guard Dog a 10 month old German shepherd is terrified of gas mask.

Stop terrorizing the puppy and get back to prepping!

One of my young LGD’s is terrified of snakes. He’ll stay on them until we get out there to shoot em and then he takes off. Even a dead snake being carried off on a stick will send him fleeing the scene and he will not come back for many hours. No idea where he goes…

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September 4, 2017 RockinB 0
mizery0317 wrote:
My wife is out of town and I drug our bug out trunks 5 blacks rolling trunks, set them in the living room and inventoried them along with our bug out bags while watching the news on YouTube. On a more humorous note our guard Dog a 10 month old German shepherd is terrified of gas mask.

Stop terrorizing the puppy and get back to prepping!

One of my young LGD’s is terrified of snakes. He’ll stay on them until we get out there to shoot em and then he takes off. Even a dead snake being carried off on a stick will send him fleeing the scene and he will not come back for many hours. No idea where he goes…

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General Family Preparedness • Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 ReadyMom 0

In another thread, 3ADScout said:

ANY MIKITARY ACTION IN OR NEAR NORTH KOREA WILL TRIGGER AN EXPEDITED TRANSFER OF ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO BOL

What, if anything is anyone doing differently to prep for such an event?

Are you ramping up certain areas of your prepping?

Are you changing the schedule you are currently prepping (ie: not waiting to purchase something lower on your list?)

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September 4, 2017 ReadyMom 0

In another thread, 3ADScout said:

ANY MIKITARY ACTION IN OR NEAR NORTH KOREA WILL TRIGGER AN EXPEDITED TRANSFER OF ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO BOL

What, if anything is anyone doing differently to prep for such an event?

Are you ramping up certain areas of your prepping?

Are you changing the schedule you are currently prepping (ie: not waiting to purchase something lower on your list?)

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General Family Preparedness • Homebuilt ESP8266-EVB basic relay clock

September 3, 2017 ChristianBenz 0

Hi,

Here is a little project I made for a companion of mine. Its a programmable hand-off/clock. All hand-off circumstances are included utilizing the web interface. It just uses 2 segments, 4 Dupont wires, and a 5-volt divider wart. The principal module is from Olimex and has an ESP8266-EVB with 2M, control supply, catch, transfer and gpio pins. The show is an I2C module from Adafruit. The Olimex board has the pullups on GPIO 2 and GPIO 4 as of now for the I2C (how helpful). There are more things that can be included obviously, as diminish the show with a slider or at a specific time, or disposing of the 30-second start up time, and so forth. I am not the best coder, so on the off chance that you see something that can be enhanced, please told me.

When you initially control it up and it hasn’t associated with your wifi organize, it will show 192 then 168 then 4 then 1, at that point you would interface with the AP and go to 192.168.4.1 in your program. It will show a straightforward website page to request your wifi information at that point reboot. It will then show the IP address so you can interface with it utilizing a program. It will then simply show the present time and check each second to check whether the hand-off ought to be on or off. It will likewise modify for the light investment funds time. You can likewise flip the hand-off from the site page. (According to a datasheet of ESP8266-EVB – https://www.icrfq.com/part/3833813-ESP8266_EVB.html ) The stand is 1/8″ acrylic that was twisted utilizing a hot wire drinking spree. Other than assembling the adafruit show, there is no other binding vital.

The on board catch has 2 operations. On the off chance that you squeeze it rapidly, it will flip the transfer. On the off chance that you hold it for over 2 seconds and discharge, it will show its IP address in the event that you overlook it.

I think it would be extremely useful for you who wanna make a basic relay clock!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Burying a tank for storage

August 25, 2017 TRex2 0
Permafrost wrote:
… As far as the tank “floating” to the surface when it is empty, I think would be dependent on local conditions like geology and hydrology in the area. I’ve never had a empty tank “float” once it was set and backfilled, but my conditions are not the same as the conditions others may face.

Geology and hydrology of the area are (almost) everything. I used to live near where oldasrocks lives and if you didn’t cement them in, in that area, there would be all kinds of mischief. Where I live now, no problem with hydrology, but if you want to bury something, bring dynamite to dig the hole.

Where I worked last year, we had casings buried with manhole access. Some would never fill with water, others would have water coming out of their tops. One sat on an underground river, and a couple of days after a good rain, there was a fountain in the bottom of it (someone put a drain hole there).

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August 25, 2017 TRex2 0
Permafrost wrote:
… As far as the tank “floating” to the surface when it is empty, I think would be dependent on local conditions like geology and hydrology in the area. I’ve never had a empty tank “float” once it was set and backfilled, but my conditions are not the same as the conditions others may face.

Geology and hydrology of the area are (almost) everything. I used to live near where oldasrocks lives and if you didn’t cement them in, in that area, there would be all kinds of mischief. Where I live now, no problem with hydrology, but if you want to bury something, bring dynamite to dig the hole.

Where I worked last year, we had casings buried with manhole access. Some would never fill with water, others would have water coming out of their tops. One sat on an underground river, and a couple of days after a good rain, there was a fountain in the bottom of it (someone put a drain hole there).

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Kids, shoes, and long term survivability

August 25, 2017 Mollypup 0
nibor00 wrote:
Hello there,
What is the best way to purchase baby shoes?
1. Local store
2. Online store
Thanks in advance
:tank:

Honestly? Second hand stores or yard sales. Babies outgrow shoes at a ridiculous rate of speed. Most shoes for them that you’ll find at 2nd hand stores & yard sales still look new. No sense in paying full price for something they might wear maybe a month if you’re lucky.

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:15 am