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February 23, 2017 1Patriot Pilgrim 0

I agree that Trump has and will make things much better than they were. However there are so many area’s in the world that will get us if they can like North Korea and Iran just to name a couple. Also the natural and cosmic dangers still pose a threat. “Complacency” of those that let their guard down have the potential to backfire.

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February 23, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Hello from Florida! Yes, we would be very interested to learn about life in Russia. American’s are a curious people and love to know how other people live. Often what we learn from the news does not truly represent reality. When I lived overseas, everyone believe what they saw on TV shows and thought that all Americans were rich. Yes, the stores are filled with great things but many of us have to save for a long time to buy them. Everyone is Not rich. In general, life is good in American but our government is another story. We are very tired of politics and would rather talk about being prepared for anything. Welcome to APN!

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February 23, 2017 ajax727 0

Hi and welcome to APN .
There is a lot of information here covering all topic about prepping and there reasoning behind there prepping . You can learn from our mistakes we have made in preparing and prepping .
There are a few of us here from the great state of North Carolina .

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February 23, 2017 ajax727 0

Hi and welcome to APN
There is a lot of information listed here along with people who have a vast knowledge covering all topic dealing with prepping .
It will also be interesting to hear what your fellow countrymen think about Americans and there point of view on events that have transpired over the last few years .

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February 23, 2017 Inmar 0

I live in Russia, Moscow ..
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like construction, forest mushrooms and berries …
I do not like politics and war ..

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I find it interesting forum where people interested in the same sort of thing …
To compare the philosophy and concepts of the Americans and Russian ..

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Can I write with Google translator?

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February 21, 2017 Rod 0

Hi Duncan,
Welcome, glad to see you here. I have been on APN forums for a long time and I can tell you it is a nice group with a lot of how to knowledge.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New member, in CT

February 21, 2017 Rod 0

Hi Duncan,
Welcome, glad to see you here. I have been on APN forums for a long time and I can tell you it is a nice group with a lot of how to knowledge.

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February 20, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Duncan113 wrote:
Hi, everyone. I’ve been living in CT now for about 2.5 years, originally from NY. I am hoping to find like-minded souls here, on this forum, and to make some new friends. I would value having some people to talk to who understand me, because in recent years, as the general level of intelligence, education and simple sanity has decreased, I find it hard to locate those I can converse with and relate to.

As for prepping, for me it’s just some basic preparedness (I lived through Sandy on the east end of Long Island and learned this lesson the hard way) combined with every day carry, and physical safety in this time of rioting and madness. I would like to discuss this latter topic in more depth with people–how to keep safe when walking around an urban area, how to stay on the right side of the law while still defending oneself if necessary, etc. I also have a get home bag in my car which I’m always working on.

Feel free to drop me a line a say hello.

Good morning Duncan,
The bold above, seems to a more common occurrence than just you, sadly.

Welcome.

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Introduce Yourself • New member, in CT

February 20, 2017 Duncan113 0

Hi, everyone. I’ve been living in CT now for about 2.5 years, originally from NY. I am hoping to find like-minded souls here, on this forum, and to make some new friends. I would value having some people to talk to who understand me, because in recent years, as the general level of intelligence, education and simple sanity has decreased, I find it hard to locate those I can converse with and relate to.

As for prepping, for me it’s just some basic preparedness (I lived through Sandy on the east end of Long Island and learned this lesson the hard way) combined with every day carry, and physical safety in this time of rioting and madness. I would like to discuss this latter topic in more depth with people–how to keep safe when walking around an urban area, how to stay on the right side of the law while still defending oneself if necessary, etc. I also have a get home bag in my car which I’m always working on.

Feel free to drop me a line a say hello.

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Introduce Yourself • Hello there!

February 20, 2017 Ragnar51 0

I hail from Nebraska where I live with my wife on our homestead. Our kids are all grown up and moved out and I’m recently retired, so I got a bit of time to waste on the internet. :clap: Looking forward to see what you folks have to say.

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Introduce Yourself • Heading to Hawaii

February 17, 2017 Dynastydan 0

Hi all, Dan here.
New to the network but not to prepping. We have been prepping since about 2011. Currently in Olathe Kansas. Was down in Northern Texas for about 4 years and Hawaii previous to that. Just back from Hawaii visiting our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids and made the decision to move back and live on our sailboat. Huge liquidation of essentially everything we own facing us now including all of our preps. Any suggestions about how to do that in an orderly manner would be appreciated. Includes food stores, ammunition, reloading supplies and equipment, and just about anything you can imagine.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Good Prepping

February 17, 2017 IceFire 0
Gunsmoke26o wrote:
I am a 75 year old Conservative Prepper. Been doing it since 2008. Got a BOL and food and ammo and weapons. Looking for like minded souls near me. Got a web site at BOLManual.com to sell my BOL Manual. This is NOT the reason I am here – just incidental info.

It would be easier for like minded souls near you to know whether they ARE near you if they had a general location. The world is a big place.

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Introduce Yourself • Good Prepping

February 16, 2017 Gunsmoke26o 0

I am a 75 year old Conservative Prepper. Been doing it since 2008. Got a BOL and food and ammo and weapons. Looking for like minded souls near me. Got a web site at BOLManual.com to sell my BOL Manual. This is NOT the reason I am here – just incidental info.

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Introduce Yourself • Back again!

February 15, 2017 1Patriot Pilgrim 0

Old Member just rejoined under another name as I have not signed on in quiet awhile and have also a new email address. Live in Florida region 3,
and have been prepping for years. I also have and lead my own group of survivalist/preppers.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 13, 2017 RayMac1963 0
NJMike wrote:
Ah…1999. I wasn’t a full on prepper then. I was only hoarding champagne for an anticipated shortage. I didn’t have the red wheat issue. All bottles were drank. :)

Pfffft… In 99 i was closer to Tyler from American Preppers then the zen type cat i am now. ;) Getting ready for y2k I have about 5 or 6k into a gas genny system in my garage that completely ran my basement and kitchen (no visible lights above ground, I had ammo and water stacked up but mainly food for a short term siege. I had wood panel barricades for my first floor windows with gun slots, and had glass blocked all my basement widows for security. Time has a way of mellowing your concept of what a crisis would look like. I’m not looking for a fight like i use to.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 13, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Gunns wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:I had a red squirrel determined to gnaw through a five gallon bucket lid to get to the bird seed in there. I found it in time, but he sure did wreck that lid.

Later, I wrecked him with a hollow point pellet to the head.

most people don’t realize that these rodent types are capable of some almost supercreature behavior … had to give the bad word to a guy on another prepper site – he cut open a IBC tote and made it into a dry foods storage bin – thinking it was rodent proof – they can chew thru light sheetmetal and concrete if necessary – heavy plastic is just teasing them …

Squirrels are Super Smart Devils. They can figure out just about anything thrown at them.

Not a 19grn pellet moving at 800FPS.

They sure can stop one with their head. :)

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February 13, 2017 Gunns 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:I had a red squirrel determined to gnaw through a five gallon bucket lid to get to the bird seed in there. I found it in time, but he sure did wreck that lid.

Later, I wrecked him with a hollow point pellet to the head.

most people don’t realize that these rodent types are capable of some almost supercreature behavior … had to give the bad word to a guy on another prepper site – he cut open a IBC tote and made it into a dry foods storage bin – thinking it was rodent proof – they can chew thru light sheetmetal and concrete if necessary – heavy plastic is just teasing them …

Squirrels are Super Smart Devils. They can figure out just about anything thrown at them.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 13, 2017 sageprice 0

Since I have chickens, my grain is in constant circulation. I use to have squirrel and rodent problems until I lazily left a bucket of used engine oil out before I re-bottled it to recycle. Next day I found a mouse in it. Disposed of the mouse and went to change the antifreeze. Still being lazy, I left it in an open bucket by the oil, found another mouse in the oil. Huh? A liquid mouse trap. Then I started to find dead squirrels. Were the drinking antifreeze? Well anyway I don’t have any squirrel or mouse problems.

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February 13, 2017 NJMike 0

Ah…1999. I wasn’t a full on prepper then. I was only hoarding champagne for an anticipated shortage. I didn’t have the red wheat issue. All bottles were drank. :)

One suggestion about lots of small mylar bags in a large container is to think about what’s inside the bags and how they’re packed in that larger container. If contents are coarse and/or many bags stacked, by rubbing together one could end up with a few bags tearing or getting pinholes.

I store a variety of things, but mostly in 5gal buckets or #10 can cases, as they are portable enough with a hand truck. I recently moved and had to relocate my food stores. I was able to do this in one truckload, however…that was just the food. If I had to bug out with all my food and gear, my vehicle would look like one of those overladen 3rd world trucks.

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