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November 6, 2017 Hiker72 0

Good add-on to go with First Aid is the "Bleeding Control" class -http://www.bleedingcontrol.org/Might also want to look at medical classes like that offered by "The Patriot Nurse" -https://www.thepatriotnurse.com/Statistics: Poste…

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Suggestions • Re: The Biggest Threat

November 3, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

casualprepper wrote:Has anyone seen the report of the U.S. Military testing an EMP simulation across the entire country? Apparently it will not affect civilians and such but it is still something to watch out for. November 4th-6th is the supposed test…

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November 3, 2017 casualprepper 0

Has anyone seen the report of the U.S. Military testing an EMP simulation across the entire country? Apparently it will not affect civilians and such but it is still something to watch out for. November 4th-6th is the supposed testing date for the sim…

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October 29, 2017 3ADScout 0

daaswampman wrote:I am not a believer in the "Golden Hoard" myth.If you look at shelter usage (Red Cross statistics) about only 5% of the impacted population will use a public shelter. Why does this matter to preppers? Well ask yourself wh…

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Suggestions • Re: Where to develop medical skills?

October 29, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Welcome to APN.First, get your EMT-Basic certification from your local community college.Then, get your Wilderness EMT certification from NOLS: https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/co … -emt-WEMT/Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sun Oct 29, 2017 3…

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Suggestions • Re: Where to develop medical skills?

October 29, 2017 NJMike 0

Something I’d wished I’d done when I was younger (and had more time) was join a local volunteer EMT/First Aid squad or even gone to medical school. It would have provided real life experience, with more training and familiarization in using medical s…

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October 29, 2017 apache235 0

As for feeding the whole population – not going to happen. I’ve heard estimates that 70 to 90% will die of starvation, murder and disease in the first year of a real SHTF situation. But the government has 100 million MRE’s stored up you say, great, …

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Suggestions • Re: Where to develop medical skills?

October 29, 2017 daaswampman 0

Start with a Red Cross type First Aid class. Most areas have them and there is nothing better than hands on with real people. Many people have first time jitters when it comes to touching people they don’t know well. Nor does a video prepare you fo…

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October 29, 2017 rememberpearl123 0

The people I have spoken to I did so with the concept that the more people who prep the better for all and less threat to me and my family. Sadly you get ridiculed a lot and it has been very stressful because almost everyone that gets a vibe for what …

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October 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Red Coss still offers basic and advanced first aid training that’s still low cost.The advantage of living in a Metro area is that they still teach in person. Rural loccations, their training is mostly online.Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Oct 28,…

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October 28, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

There are tons of videos on youtube, including how to stitch wounds. Check out Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s channel for lots of good information.https://www.youtube.com/user/drbonespodcast/videos?disable_polymer=1Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sat O…

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Suggestions • Where to develop medical skills?

October 28, 2017 XxBiohazard78xX 0

During a SHTF event, medical skills would of course be useful. However is there anywhere you can learn about first aid and basic medical procedures in a town/city. I know that you can take classes for CPR but learning how to stitch and things alike wo…

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October 27, 2017 XxBiohazard78xX 0

I think we should keep our preps secret and let only close friends and family know but also try to in whatever way we can, educate our community. They could then possibly forage and gather food for themselves instead of focusing on you. Also I think t…

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October 27, 2017 XxBiohazard78xX 0

I think we should keep our preps secret and let only close friends and family know but also try to in whatever way we can, educate our community. They could then possibly forage and gather food for themselves instead of focusing on you. Also I think t…

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October 26, 2017 daaswampman 0

I am not a believer in the "Golden Hoard" myth. The real threat is everyone you know! Do you think your local authorities or neighbors would let their children starve? The only real answer is OPSEC – Operational Secrecy, including close f…

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October 26, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

If things fail, don’t think there will be enough organization to come and take foods etc.You might have gangs trying to give the impression they are from the government incities but in our rural areas no.We just don’t have enough to hold us for too aw…

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October 26, 2017 John Galt 1 0

The biggest threat will change from time to time but OPSEC will always help. Fortunately I live in a semi-rural area with neighbors (within a mile) that I 90% trust to watch my back and be more interested in trade than theft. City folk mus…

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October 26, 2017 John Galt 1 0

The biggest threat will change from time to time but OPSEC will always help. Fortunately I live in a semi-rural area with neighbors (within a mile) that I 90% trust to watch my back and be more interested in trade than theft. City folk mus…

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October 26, 2017 rickdun 0

First off, welcome to the APN.What Illini Warrior said !!!! A slip of the lip will sink a ship. The less people, including family and friends, that know you’re storing items the better off you’ll be.When buying extra food and somebody asks what you’re…

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October 26, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

rememberpearl123 wrote:I am reading some of these posts and realizing that maybe the bigger threat is not you not prepping enough it is everyone else that does absolutely nothing to prep and then those people fighting you to the death for your food to…

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October 26, 2017 casualprepper 0

I mean a Faraday cage will theoretically protect devices from an EMP but feeding an entire population, even locally, would be extremely difficult. I would say gardens would be the best way because everyone can have one. You cannot predict the mindset …

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October 26, 2017 rememberpearl123 0

I am reading some of these posts and realizing that maybe the bigger threat is not you not prepping enough it is everyone else that does absolutely nothing to prep and then those people fighting you to the death for your food to avoid starvation. Will…

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Suggestions • Re: Suggestion.. Bartering?

February 8, 2017 KazKaz 0

Sorry for the extraneous post here, by using the search option, I did not realize there was already an entire section listed for this topic.
My mistake.
Please feel free to delete my post.

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Suggestions • Suggestion.. Bartering?

February 8, 2017 KazKaz 0

I used the search box to see if there might be a thread within the forum that dealt strictly with bartering prior to SHTF.
I’m sure there are many of us that have hobbies, occupational attributes, perhaps even geographic advantages that may be useful to others.

Personally, I have an interest in utilizing the services of somebody who has the required time necessary to selectively hit the neighborhood grocery store once a week in my place to stock up on deals too good to ignore?
I have no problem with the idea of paying a 10% surcharge for the favor of having a dedicated shopping assistant that prides themself on their ability to get a great deal for the money? The more time and money I save this way, the more I can invest elsewhere.

Maybe we have members who work in metal fabrication shops who can bend some aluminum Faraday box shells and supplement their stockpiles with bartering that service?
Maybe we have some woodworkers who can fabricate shelving units specially designed at the appropriate dimensions for can storage with nifty hook attachments that slide over the top of a interior standard door?
Maybe we have members that love canning vegetables? I’m quite sure we have plenty of people around that have nightmares even thinking about it.
As for me? I believe my occupation has unlimited potential to help many. I drive a specialized truck pretty much non-stop around the eastern half of the country and typically stay south of interstate 80 and north of Interstate 10.
The opportunity exists for me to transport anything in that area anytime at no cost to you. The only catch is that it may take an extra week before I am near the pickup or delivery area?

Were you wondering why I can’t always make it to the right store at the right time?

The options here are limited only by our imaginations.
Rumor has it, I hear prepper types can conjure up some rather quirky thoughts.. lol!
What’s your special purpose?
(Steve Martin reference.. don’t laugh!)

Statistics: Posted by KazKaz — Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:13 pm