Enduring the Crisis

February 5, 2017 Prepper Bot 0

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 terrapin 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
OOOOOOOoooooooooo Ooo Oooo!!!! ….. :gunsmile: I DO get to be Patrick Swayze!!! :gunsmile: …. Someone here told me I needed Karma above 10 to even be considered…. :D

In this scenario there no choice but to go full Swayze for me…

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Seriously though, that’s what would most likely happen to me…..Prepped, behind enemy lines, blockaded from crossing to rural areas….I would have to fight the front lines here in Urbania, Comiefornia….Most likely die eventually.

Big Bear is only an hour away….Hmmmmm.
Alternate BOL, not too cold thru winter, wife and kid would have to learn to flip the switch QUICK…. It would be rough to say the least.
And these snowflakes around me ask why I take courses so often…lol..Pffffttt…..”For the fun of it” I tell them.(Even if its true….)

To be fair I do see Libs at the range….They’re easy to spot really…They just suck SO bad!!!…lol….

I’m a goner boys.. Too out numbered here… Don’t forget me and take heart there’s a few of us here fighting the good fight behind enemy lines…No one wins in war but I’m sure as hell going to take a poo poo load of them with me.

Pack yer stuff, and haul it to Texas.
I got a place for ya.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

OOOOOOOoooooooooo Ooo Oooo!!!! ….. :gunsmile: I DO get to be Patrick Swayze!!! :gunsmile: …. Someone here told me I needed Karma above 10 to even be considered…. :D

In this scenario there no choice but to go full Swayze for me…

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Seriously though, that’s what would most likely happen to me…..Prepped, behind enemy lines, blockaded from crossing to rural areas….I would have to fight the front lines here in Urbania, Comiefornia….Most likely die eventually.

Big Bear is only an hour away….Hmmmmm.
Alternate BOL, not too cold thru winter, wife and kid would have to learn to flip the switch QUICK…. It would be rough to say the least.
And these snowflakes around me ask why I take courses so often…lol..Pffffttt…..”For the fun of it” I tell them.(Even if its true….)

To be fair I do see Libs at the range….They’re easy to spot really…They just suck SO bad!!!…lol….

I’m a goner boys.. Too out numbered here… Don’t forget me and take heart there’s a few of us here fighting the good fight behind enemy lines…No one wins in war but I’m sure as hell going to take a poo poo load of them with me.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:35 am


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Introduce Yourself • Good…uh…morning?

February 5, 2017 TTMitch 0

Good morning from ‘ The Mitten’! Just joined & can’t wait to absorb all of the amazing information here from all of you. And, maybe…be able to impart a nugget or two of my own wisdom. Happy Prepping!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 Fullmoon 0

The mainstream media propagandists have concentrated their news focus on these out of control rabble rouser punk sore loser pukes to make people believe that most of the population hates The Donald. Its pure horse manure at its finest. There will always be a small percentage of young people who will protest/riot at the drop of a hat about inconsequential current events because to them its just plain fun. I have seen the video of the man in Chicago who was dragged out of his car and thrashed and I remember when Reginol Denny had the same thing happen to him in 1992 in Los Angeles. These were life threatening events and I will not allow the same thing to happen to me. Be prepared, be armed, carry lots of magazines, nutcakes and tweakers are everywhere, both city and rural, so be ready, watch and observe the people around you and defend yourself if attacked. Fortunately there are very few people here where I live and the probability for the bad thing is very low. Got my own water supply, solar panels, generators, water pumps, storage tanks, wild game, chickens, access to beef cattle and lots of supplies. Doubt that it should ever morph into a full blown civil war unless the libtards hire some mercs.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:38 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 5, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
anita wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:He was elected on this promise BY THE PEOPLE….There is nothing wrong with him fulfilling his promises that he was elected for.

Don’t forget half the eligible voter did not vote, and he actually lost the popular vote by the largest of and electoral collage/popular vote flip. It easy for us to get bound up in our own little political world and brush these folks off as snowflakes, tree huggers, feminazies and such. We have to live with these people as one nation. Right now it pretty much getting pulled into 2. Mainly because were screaming so loud we can’t hear each other. Neither side is right, or perfect. We better settle or beef and get our united act together before someone comes along and eats our lunch for us.

Ray —

Here’s the problem with that line of thinking. When obama was in charge, I didn’t hear anyone on the left saying they needed to remember that there were people who don’t agree with them. I do recall obama saying republicans could ride in the back of the bus. I do recall o-care being pushed through with all kinds of machinations and without a single republican vote. I do recall harry reid abandoning the filibuster rule.

So, we on the right are supposed to be considerate, play nice, uphold the filibuster, etc etc, when those on the left ignore all those things and push full steam ahead on their agenda.

President Trump is the first person in years–decades, even–who has provided any pushback on the liberal democrat nightmare. I say, Godspeed, President Trump!

Ray—I hear you on keeping eyes open….I voted Trump because I care about the country and think it’s a spit in the face of every veteran that ever fought or died in the line of duty if someone didn’t vote at all. Yes, we have the right to not vote as well but that’s just plain stupid.

I didn’t go in this with blinders on….Trump is FAR from perfect but he was running on a lot of policies I agree with what we need to start correcting our countries losses thus far. trade, immigration, taxes, and the status Quo.

Hillary is just PLAIN EVIL no matter how someone tries to spin her so he was the logical choice on election day as no other had even a chance Vs. her….
A prime example of Trumps failings is how he released the ban(but there was no winning way to do it for everyone’s opinions) and even worse was his comment today on the Federal judges ruling for stay….THAT is the entire reason we have separation of powers… So no one man may become dictator…..This will work itself out in the system we have. It’s going to be a bloody fight, but it will be “Come what may”.

Trump was the obvious choice trusting in our system to offer checks and balances against any branch of government…..and Anita’s correct too, I wish him Godspeed….How could anyone not? HE’S OUR PRESIDENT!!! If you wish him failure, you wish your country and ALL of us failure…HOW STUPID IS THAT???

The votes over….It doesn’t matter by what margin or if a bunch of dumbasses didn’t vote because they didn’t like anyone or didn’t care….Those people can cry all they want but have NO ONE to blame but themselves and need to just STFU. I’m sure they’re mostly good people but STFU already….

He was elected by the people fairly in our system established….It’s EXACTLY why it was built that way to begin with.(Electoral College)….The country chose and it was decided.

As I told you and agree with you earlier, My eyes are wide open…no blinders. As of now, he’s done nothing wrong IMO…Is he crass? Is he an authoritative person? of course! That’s who was elected….

And mollypup has very valid points above as well…..I don’t see it getting better before worse though. I sincerely hope we can find a common ground because we’re all dead if we don’t. NOBODY wins in a civil war and that’s where its headed if this crap just grows ………… THIS.IS.WHY.WE.PREP…..amongst other reasons.

I’ll be watching and supporting him 100% UNLESS I see something heinous…very unlikely. Again, IMO.

My $.02….I’m done.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:31 pm


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Economic Disasters • Re: A man of wisdom and truth

February 5, 2017 IceFire 0

A year and a half ago, I used some of my gold and silver to turn into cash to come up with the downpayment on our 19 acres. we are in the process of setting it up as a farm. Have the garden area fenced, most of the raised beds built and filled with composted manure, in the process of getting more livestock and setting up shelters (have chickens, goats, and horses, and plan on more turkeys, sheep, pigs, and cattle.) Also working on getting vineyard and orchard fenced and finished planting. Have beehive set up, and bees ordered.

In the meantime, I’m working on replacing the gold and silver that I had used for the land purchase, and buying additional. I call it my “retirement fund.”

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:48 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 5, 2017 daaswampman 0

You could argue the number of votes, but what differences does it make now? It is also just silly to think, that everyone who didn’t vote would have voted for Clinton. I know people who did not vote, because they did not believe he could win. A fact that the media constantly reported.

Trump was elected, because someone with real power wanted him elected. What we should all be wondering is why! My gut feeling, loosing the election was a better option than letting their candidate Hillary win. They may have made a mistake and he may actually do a decent job – if he is allowed to. Let us have one major terrorist attack and he will go from villain to hero in about one second flat over the ban!

The worse scenario and probably the right one, we are going into depression and no insider wants to be in charge when that happens (except Hillary Clinton who is too damn old to ever run again). The worst part, the quickest way to recover from depression is WAR. Now – who do you think is most likely to get us into a WAR. Swamp

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Prepper Fiction • Re: Surviving the river

February 5, 2017 IceFire 0

So glad you survived the trip into town, but DANG, man…you made some SERIOUS errors there (which I KNOW you darn well know.) Hopefully, you will NEVER repeat them!

Oh, and while you were in town, did you buy a new thermometer, so you at least know how bloody cold it is BEFORE you decide to head out? Next time, LET YOUR WIFE KNOW YOU”RE COMING!

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:26 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FEBRUARY 2017- What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

February 5, 2017 IceFire 0
Cin wrote:
BTW, we ordered from Emergency Essentials and we are only buying stuff as it goes on sale.

That’s what I do. I order from them, too, and ONLY buy things when they are on sale.

Also did the Sam’s/Costco run today.

Don’t know how much of a “prep” you might consider it, but halfway through the Sam’s/Costco run, I went to a piercing shop for a “Daith” piercing (it’s part of the cartilage in the ear “shell”…there is a nerve that runs through there) to hopefully get some relief from migraines. I was working on a migraine when I went in, and afterward, NO headache AT ALL!

The piercing itself, though…Holy Mother of Mothra! THAT hurt! (Where’s the lidocaine?!) The area that was pierced is still a bit sore, but not NEARLY as bad as the headache was, and even that will eventually stop. If it gives relief from the migraines, it will have been worth it!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 Permafrost 0

I’ll play, although I’m not sure it is fair since I am leaving to go back to the cabin tomorrow.

Personally I think not much will happen to me. My life will continue same as always, other than the fact that I will not burn near as much fuel because I will not be traveling to town to see my wife or running trap lines for furs to sell. We will live out our days on our scrap of nowhere, hunting & fishing & gardening. Like I said it is not exactly fair for me to play because this is the retirement plan anyway and once that kicks in we only need to go to town every two or three years.

Personally I think that if it is a actual civil war Alaska will take the opportunity to leave the US. There are many here who do not like the americans or their politics, but they are playing the long game and waiting for the oil to run out before trying to exit the union. It would be a interesting dilemma for those here that do not have a allegiance to Alaska, and I can see many going back to their homes and families down there. Likewise the military would probably draw down up here and shift troops south to enforce martial law, taking their families with them since they have no ties here. Once the troops draw down Alaska would probably try to leave the union. Alaska imports about 90% of its goods, and shortages would also drive a exodus of people south. It is almost what some are planning up here, decreasing the population of americans so we have a fighting chance to get out.

People that actually like DJT are a minority here, but the majority voted for him because it was better than HRC. Alaska if full of social moderates and fiscal conservatives, I would think that any form of new government would follow along those lines.

Statistics: Posted by Permafrost — Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:52 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 donba 0

First thing load the, truck, car, and 5th wheel. If possible rent a small trailer for the car. ( note to self check on trailer hitch for car ) GET THE HECK OUT OF calif. This is the kind of thing that would get the boss lady to leave calif. I think the Verde valley would be our first stop, maybe somewhere up above the rim. We deftly would need to hook up with like minded people. Need to think on this one…….

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Camping • Re: Working on my backpacking load

February 5, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

water proof stuff sacks or compression sacks to keep things inside your pack dry and small. Dry, dry, dry! If the weather is bad you still want to be able to have dry stuff. We did a 5 day in Pisgah and it sleeted / snowed the entire time, except the last 1/2 day. In fact the one day there was a 20% chance of rain, and it stormed with 50mph winds for hours. Fortunately we had a bomb proof tent, and we stayed dry inside. One night we were able to find a small cave to get out of the weather some, and with the self standing tent inside it, we did fine. We packed in everything, had a blast, but OMG was it cold and wet.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:42 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 daaswampman 0

Sounds like a dream come true! It would be urban versus rural! The best action would be to cut supply lines and burn crops, then sit back and wait for the cities to starve! Atlas Shrugged contains many methods to interrupt supplies that would easily work today. Rural lefties might find it very difficult, as some rural folks hate them more than those in the city. Want to play a game! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:28 pm


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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

February 5, 2017 rj5156 0

Tom wanted to share a toy with Smokey. Smokey does not play well with others. She is not wearing her happy face. Her tail had gone down some by the time I got the camera but it was still pretty impressive! Tom lay down and made himself small, looking politely away. Smokey does not observe any kitty etiquette at all. She glared at him with eyes on fire.

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Tom has a new strategy today. He lays on the bed and pats over the edge. Smokey is interested. Not going for it, but interested.

Statistics: Posted by rj5156 — Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:07 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 theoutback 0

I don’t know about this one CI. I just can’t fathom libs taking up arms. They are just a bunch of loudmouth pussies. Maybe the anarchists that tend to side with them might take their riots in big cities a little too far, but I can’t ever see anything more than that. Good God, anytime I stand my ground and say my piece here in the socialists republic of Vermont, they scurry away like a scared rat! They just don’t have it in them to do anything more than beat a drum or hold hands and sing kumbaya. Sorry I just can’t see this game coming true.

I do really like these games though, keep it up.

Statistics: Posted by theoutback — Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:06 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 5, 2017 Mollypup 0
RayMac1963 wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:He was elected on this promise BY THE PEOPLE….There is nothing wrong with him fulfilling his promises that he was elected for.

Don’t forget half the eligible voter did not vote, and he actually lost the popular vote by the largest of and electoral collage/popular vote flip. It easy for us to get bound up in our own little political world and brush these folks off as snowflakes, tree huggers, feminazies and such. We have to live with these people as one nation. Right now it pretty much getting pulled into 2. Mainly because were screaming so loud we can’t hear each other. Neither side is right, or perfect. We better settle or beef and get our united act together before someone comes along and eats our lunch for us.

Exactly Ray. Not to mention both sides are being manipulated & pitted against each other, have been for nearly a decade. Deliberately. (anyone who doesn’t believe that, I’ve got a bridge for sale, cheap)

A few have shaken out of it and stepped back & are beginning to see what’s going on more clearly. But not nearly enough. Nor do I think it will ever be enough. The MSM & social media keeps the masses on both sides charged up and emotionally volatile. Why? Because it’s truly hard to think in that frame of mind. And the last thing either party wants is for the american people to think for themselves. I would imagine that for whomever is orchestrating this scenario, it would be catastrophic to have the public start thinking for themselves. So they will keep tossing gas on the flames.

I’ve got friends, both liberal & conservative, good people normally……..who are currently acting so far out of character that I just stare at them like :blink: wtf has possessed you? These are normally intelligent reasonable people, who while they might disagree at times, still got along just fine. This crud is also tearing families apart. It’s like we’re coming apart at the seams & everyone is just too tied up in their own emotions (and what they want) to see what’s happening around them.

Given the state of the nation over the past 8 yrs under Obama and the escalation of that effect with the election & inauguration of Trump I would like people to stop and think just what state this nation will be in 4 years time or god forbid 8 yrs.

Because if you think the liberals or the MSM are going to back off, then you need a reality check. They will do everything they can possibly think of to block any move Trump makes. It doesn’t matter if they succeed, it’s the very behavior itself that is destructive. Hell, the very attitude is destructive. In 4 or 8 yrs if a democrat gets voted in, conservatives will react in kind, because if for no other reason, it has become the status quo. President will be an empty title because anything the person holding that title attempts to do (no matter how good) will be met with vehement obstruction. As for congress, we’ve already seen the results of such behavior on them when they allowed Obamacare to pass without even knowing what its contents were.

Any country with an ineffective govt is dead.

I’m so sick & tired of hearing people say “well conservatives did it” or “liberals did it” as their excuse for childish disrespectful behavior. You don’t have to sink to someone’s immature poor behavior to make a stand for what you feel is right. To do so, no matter how justified it may feel, just assures no one you’re trying to convince will listen to your message. The right road is usually the hardest to travel, it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth it in the end.

If the public doesn’t start wising up soon, they’re not going to have to worry about any of these issues. There will be a new govt in town and I’m certain they’re not going to give a crap what the public thinks of feels.

I can envision what would happen with a major attack on the US right now. (not ISIS, but an actual act of war via another country) By the time everyone stopped blaming each other and bickering about the right course of action, the conquering troops would be banging on your door. :glare: You would most certainly NOT see the normal psychological unification effect that was seen on 9/11.

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:56 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 Mollypup 0

In this area, it would be highly unlikely anyone would be shooting. Too much support for DJT & they know they’re ridiculously outnumbered.

If the current situation did blossom into civil war you’d see a pooling of the sides. No one is going to want to remain in “enemy” territory, most especially if they’re outnumbered. Any rural liberal (or those in urban areas supportive of Trump) are going to get out of Dodge fairly quickly knowing full well their necks are on the line. Same for conservatives in urban areas & areas that heavily lean liberal.

However, it would be curious as to how it became organized. Last time it was basically north versus south. Just the way the country was set up. This time it’s not so cut & dry, there are folks on both sides everywhere, and even more than plenty like me who don’t quite lean either way. I would venture to guess unlike last time when it was an actual “war” this time it’s going to be more along the lines of domestic terror. And there is going to be an awful lot of stereotyping going on per targets like the older guy who was pulled out of his car & beaten simply because he fit the Trump supporter stereotype.

Given the domestic terror it wouldn’t take long before travel would be difficult, so anyone bugging out hopefully will recognize that the fuse has been lit to give themselves enough time to scoot. Commerce would be disrupted, a major concern for cities more so than rural locations. Industry would be hit as employees take sides. Most likely a civil war would cause the already frail economy to shatter.

For me personally?

Highly doubtful anyone would be shooting, if they did, well I’ve been shot at before. I’ve got means for defense.
Utilities are nice but I don’t need them. Plenty of crocheting to catch up on.
Plenty of food & supplies and I really really dislike fast food………I won’t even miss it.
If I’m home catching up on crocheting, there is no need for gas.

Only real concern is water, but not a whole lot can be done that hasn’t been done.

If by some minor miracle it didn’t disrupt my job (making gas an issue) there are 5 co-workers that live on my street, so car pooling is certainly doable. If there is no gas to sell, then it’s no longer an issue.

Due to it taking on the form of domestic terror (at least in the beginning months), there is a high probability of martial law with strict enforcement.

Sadly, though, with the way the MSM ect are manipulating their puppets this could escalate in the not too distant future into civil war. Perhaps that is the plan. Otherwise, I see little sense in what is going on.

I’ve not allowed myself to dwell on it very much. A bit too depressing & winter is depressing enough as it is. I’m just observing for now, until I can’t stand it & have to shut if off. I can only tolerate it in small sessions.

One things for certain, though, if it comes to civil war a vast amount of the population is in for a serious reality check. *sigh* :shakeno:

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:04 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 4, 2017 rickdun 0
Cast Iron wrote:
@ RickDun and 3ADScout,
Thank you for your input and observations.

I am not going to add a response as I do not wish to influence others at this time.

I will only add, in this scenario, it is nation wide, it impacts all aspects of life, i.e. Wall-Mart, McDonalds/Starbucks et all no longer function.

Public utilities are questionable at best.

The gas pumps may or may not work.

There are people actively shooting at you.

CI, it may be nation wide, but it may/may not affect me that much, Wal-Marts are 15 miles from me and only go there once every couple of months, McD’s/Starbucks (what’s that) cause we don’t got them where I live unless you want to travel 15/20 miles to get there and I refuse to pay the price of a burger/coffee that’s 2,3, 4 bucks when I can do it for .50 cents myself.

Public utilities, I got solar panels to do the bacic’s and gas, wood, coal stoves to cook and heat.

People shooting at me, yes I could be shot or family members/friends being shot, but I won’t give up until dead. I think most American people will do the same and the demogods will end up in the grave or bleed very badly. Most, if not all these demogods wouldn’t know how to start a fire to keep warm/cook, know how to load/aim a weapon if they got one, know how to skin an animal for it’s food and how to tan a hide to keep warm, and the list goes on. Most city foke (ny, la, san fran, etc., don’t even know how to drive), they take public trans. They will be gone in a few days after it happens.

God bless America and it’s prepper people.

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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Dakota alert

February 4, 2017 hancockcounty 0

So i have installed the Dakota Alert last night and earlier today i did have my alert walkie talkie go off and alert me that someone had crossed it’s path… it was just a realtor at the house that’s been for sale for like the last 4+ years. But it works great. When i installed it on the tree i did check to see if it worked when i walked by, and yes it works great when a walker by passes the sensor. I even have it about 15 feet back from the road and there are some smaller branches in the way a few feet forward from the sensor to help block others from seeing it. I will probably spray paint it a greyish color to camouflage it for shtf scenario as a black box on a tree even if set back would be seen by those use to seeing game cams in the woods like hunters. Enjoy :thumbup:

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FEBRUARY 2017- What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

February 4, 2017 Cin 0

We’re having a busy day at the homestead.

Husband has been cleaning the empty buckets all day – we discovered over the last few months that we’ve allowed 10 buckets to go empty! Some of them were filled with the old flour, but most of them were from other stuff. We have plans to replenish shortly.

I made 21 wool dryer balls. Also sewed 2 towel pillowcases and 14 flannel face cloths for one of the kids who requested them.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 4, 2017 Cast Iron 0

@ RickDun and 3ADScout,
Thank you for your input and observations.

I am not going to add a response as I do not wish to influence others at this time.

I will only add, in this scenario, it is nation wide, it impacts all aspects of life, i.e. Wall-Mart, McDonalds/Starbucks et all no longer function.

Public utilities are questionable at best.

The gas pumps may or may not work.

There are people actively shooting at you.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:43 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 4, 2017 3ADScout 0

The next CW would be liberal verses conservative based on ideology but geographically (for the most part) it would be rural verses urban. Throughout history FOOD has been the greatest weapon, it would be some what easy to cut off the food supply to the cities for a while. But t just like in the 1860’s a navel blockade would be needed. At the same time since ports are in urban areas those in the rural areas can forget getting re-supplied as well. Let them eat cupcakes!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 4, 2017 rickdun 0

CI, I live in a very rural area and DJT won PA and everybody around me voted for DJT (except my wife), so I’d almost have to say I’d defend myself and not just the states DJT won. So, I have enough food to last a couple of years, 10’s of thousands of ammo and will be ok for some time. Anyone voting the other way and wanting to cause harm to me, my family or property, well, will pay the price.

Back in the late 70’s, the KKK was to hold a ralley about 4 miles from where I live in a small farming community (population of about 100 to 150), everyone from the surrounding small towns and townships (including the Amish) came to greet them. The KKK were greeted with rifles, shotguns, pistols, pitchforks, etc.. The KKK never got out of their vehicles, even with the county sheriff escorts.

Small areas do stick together, even if it’s another small community or township.

All the government/police, have to do is start doing their job, arresting the (Censored word. I’m a Potty mouth)/bastards that are cousing the riots/property damage and it would soon stop, but we still live in a PC world.

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Prepper Fiction • Re: Surviving the river

February 4, 2017 independentlurker 0

I can’t imagine going through what you went through and still carrying on with that lifestyle. I also am a loner. I like to be out in nature but I will admit to being a fair weather outdoorsman, or outdoors woman would be more appropriate. I hate to be cold and I guess I will, if I have to, throw my lot in with the lower 50 hoards. Where I live in upstate NY it is too cold for me. I want to move south when we retire. I am trying to find a place not too crowded that has mild winters. It is so hard to imagine your lifestyle.

What a story though. For sure it is better than most fiction out there. You have a way with words that may come from being alone. Having the time to mull things over. You definitely could be an author. Even if you write fiction, please consider it, as I know, up there, you are always looking for extra income. So glad you are alright.

IL

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Prepper Fiction • Re: Surviving the river

February 4, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

I have to echo Cin and Arkie. Your story was terrifying. I too was speed-reading like a runaway train, burning up the tracks as it charged downhill. I just Had to find out that you were okay. So the question is…how badly did your lovely wife chew you out?

You’re a great storyteller and a book is an excellent idea! Whew, I gotta go rest now and bring my blood pressure down!

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:16 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Shall we play a game, III?

February 4, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Watching what is going on, the reaction of the election, the amount of vitriol hate coming from the Left, comparisons to Hitler and Nazi Germany, the word fascist being thrown around, celebrities calling for blowing up the White House (Madonna), calling for martial law to be enacted leading up to inauguration day (Rosie Odonell), and recently calling on the military to stage a coup (Sara Silverman) here is the scenario:
Civil war has broken out.
The Left honestly, and truly believes they are fighting against the 21st century version of Hitler. Right or wrong, that is what they believe.
As we have seen leading up to the election and the reactions since, they have no problem of acts of violence.
A nation wide movement goes radical, violent, how do you react? Is there really a side? If you are surrounded by those who are embracing mob rule, what do you do?
Per the election demographics, the East and West coasts were primarily Clinton supporters. In a civil war, how would that play out?
Do not limit it to just your personal situation, but how does a war commence with the logistics taken into consideration.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:22 pm


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Livestock and more • Re: Having livestock and no plan!!

February 4, 2017 Cast Iron 0
IceFire wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:Heck, even my one neighbor could not understand why the livestock were not in the barn in the summer. They are where they are supposed to be; Out in the fields.

Apparently, your neighbor does NOT understand that barns are for sheltering animals in inclement/winter weather. In summer, they MUCH prefer being out where they can eat nice, fresh, GREEN stuff; roll in the grass; and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Being cooped up in a barn is like us being locked in a bathroom all day. Who wants that?

Quite right.

Even my Amish neighbors gave him a funny look when he made the comment.

Come spring, all the live stock look forward to getting back out in the fields. We actually hold a small party with friends to watch as the livestock run out and enjoy the fresh air, sun, and new green stuff to eat.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:06 pm


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Camping • Re: Working on my backpacking load

February 4, 2017 Cast Iron 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
Cast, i have one pair of those. they are amazing. I keep they are in my stuff sack. I need more but the price…WOW. They are on my add to list. The REI guys recommended the Gregory. They sized me and everything. its amazing. I had a full load in it this morning and it was great.

Agreed they are pricey.

However, mine are just now beginning to go (i.e. waist band, holes) . . . that is after a year in Afghanistan, and five years since.

Cotton would of given up the ghost long ago. Then there is the chafing, smell, etc.

Then again, my load out is three pairs of socks and underware: One pair I am wearing, one pair dirty, and one pair clean. Rotate accordingly. Wash with this on a regular basis: https://www.rei.com/product/833069/sea- … h-85-fl-oz
Air dry.
When I was in Afghanistan, the country was in a drought. We were on water restriction. It was me, four 8oz bottles of water, that soap, and one of these for bathing and shaving: https://www.rei.com/product/758048/sea- … nk-5-liter

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:02 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 4, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
I feel like they push back and forth, and we, the common man always loose.

No, only the dems push. The republicans sit like bumps on the log with their hands tied behind their backs. We’ve only moved one way–further left, no matter who’s been in the WH since Reagan.

What I liken us to us to is being in a boat with a stalled motor that’s headed down the Niagara River toward the falls. (Which is where we were with obama.) You don’t just steer a little bit to the right and hope for the best. You turn the darned boat around and paddle as hard as you can. That’s what Trump is trying to do.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:27 pm