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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

February 10, 2017 ajax727 0

Set a goal .
Make a list on needed items , not wanted items .
Water without it you will die , faster than being without food .
Food , white rice and beans are a staple good that will last a long time if stored correctly but you need water to cook a meal so more water or a way to get or make clean water .
Shelter away to warm and dry .
Fire several way to start a fire , warmth , cooking or to burn out the thugs .
Medical supplies from a little starch to a gapping hole with massive tissue damage and bone fragments and the knowledge to know what to do . Rags and plugs are great blood stoppers sorry ladies for being crude .
Protection if it is a weapon ( gun handgun shotgun rifle ) try to stick to one caliber . AKA 410 / 45 / hand gun *judge *
– 22 rifle and handgun lots of brands . carbine 40 /9mm /357/ 38/ cal.. handgun 40 cal./9mm 357/ 38.
This is a short list read over other post here for more information and proven ideas .
Oh and it is a one step at the time process set a goal meet that goal and then set the next one , try not to stress out over getting things together it takes time unless you have an endless supply of funding it will take time .

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

February 10, 2017 IceFire 0

Not in any particular order, EXCEPT for the water and food.

Water
Food
“Re-supply”–Garden, seeds, small livestock (chickens, rabbits, goats, etc.)
Medical (Not just supplies, but also the know-how to USE them!)
Also, medicinal plant garden (many plants have dual usage…both culinary AND medicinal)
Books on gardening; herbal remedies; animal husbandry (to include butchering); building animal housing, sheds, greenhouses, etc; emergency medicine; veterinary medicine;
Alternative means of cooking/heating
means of security/self-defense

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Home School • Re: Home school Pros Vs. Cons…The dumbing down of our chil

February 10, 2017 rickdun 0

My wife’s sister and husband home schooled their son (only child), he is very intelligent and is going to college now, but, he cannot make any friends, is not in any activities, nor was he when being home schooled. The kid led a very sheltered life under his mothers apron strings and has no idea of what’s going on in the outside world, I feel bad for the kid.

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 ajax727 0

It sounds great just follow the tracks , sorry but not for me . You can see a long way or you can be seen from a long ways . Your are on a bridge about half way and surprise there are thugs ahead and behind a bottleneck , your are robbed of all goods or you are worm food .

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Home School • Re: Home school Pros Vs. Cons…The dumbing down of our chil

February 10, 2017 anita 0
Gunns wrote:
My sister home schooled all three of her kids. Two of them went on to college but had to take 3 years of classes just to catch up. They both were in college for over 6 years.

So home school isn’t all that unless you can teach everything that a public school or charter school can teach. As far a public schools now days it shouldn’t be all that tough to out do them.

As I mentioned before, I have seen people who homeschooled their kids, and since nobody liked math, they didn’t bother much with math.

If you are going to home school properly, you need a big commitment. It is almost a full-time job for one parent, and it will require hiring tutors/taking outside classes in areas the parent isn’t competent in. I do know of parents who banded together. One parent was a writer, did the English. One spoke Spanish fluently, was the Spanish instructor, etc. So they almost formed their own little school for certain subjects.

I will also say that my evil mother-in-law decided to “home-school” her youngest, my husband’s half-sister. She basically did nothing and let the kid read books all year. She was a smart girl, and ended up passing her GED, but she was essentially a high school drop-out who read a lot. The mil just called it home-schooling.

So, there are all sorts. (Don’t be THAT sort!)

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Natural Disasters • Re: 12 hour notice sun flare. what would you do?

February 10, 2017 Murby 0

There’s a lot of bad information circling the internet about EMP’s.. most of it is wrong.

EMP’s come in three flavors.. E1, E2 and E3

The E1 pulse is produced by nuclear weapons detonated in space. The pulse is short, measured in nanoseconds, but has a theoretical peak amplitude of around 50,000 volts per meter. Due to the inverse square law of wave propagation, the further out from the center of detonation you are, the smaller the amplitude. Plugged in or not, no unprotected electronics would survive within the highest amplitude radius of the center. Electronics in trash cans would not survive either but if they were packed in multiple EMP shielding layers, they’d have a chance. In the outlying areas around 1000 miles away, electronics stored in DIY EMP cans might have a chance of surviving.. It is still unlikely that your CoreI5 processor would survive but your 1990’s cb radio probably would, a dvd burner probably would, and most other electronics capable of surviving a small over-voltage too.

Want to protect that CoreI5 processor? It should be packed in multiple layers of electromagnetic shielding.. the more layers the better.

An E2 pulse is lightening. Enough said?

An E3 pulse is what we get from a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection). A CME will induce about 1 volt per meter into any conductive surface and will last for time frames measured in minutes or hours. Electronics on the ground that are not plugged into the grid will be safe.. your car will be safe, but the grid will get energized to millions of volts as that 1 volt per meter adds up fast on powerlines that stretch long distances. The grid will be toast, and it will stay that way for up to a decade in some places. An E3 pulse will ignite fires and burn homes down because it lasts so long that its capable of heating the conductors and melting insulation. The Carrington event saw charred and burned areas around the telephone poles due to this effect. Your microwave, television, battery chargers, radio’s, even your furnace controls could also ignite and burn your home down. Fire extinguishers are key here and most folks don’t have them.

Putting your valuables in a microwave is a waste of time for either EMP pulse.

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 jimLE 0

i’ve thought of the railroad trucks before.but yet something just occurred to me.what if you your going down the tracks in one,in the middle of no where,?then you come across a train sitting dead on the track,and with bo way to get around it?

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 oldasrocks 0

You would need an electric solar powered-think quiet- rubber wheeled, V blade in front for zombies. Forward searching radar for oncoming trains. Quick dismount feature if train approaching. Painted on top to look like railroad rails/track in case of searching planes. Eco friendly toilet and plenty of clean underwear. Fast reverse option if train coming and no place to get off like on a bridge.

I’ll just stay home.

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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

February 10, 2017 Cast Iron 0

The man finished his story, shrugged, and said,
“So, here we are.”
“Here we are indeed,” Jack replied. While he thought, Jack refilled the mans empty glass, topped himself off, and offered more to his wife.
“I had some earlier,” she declined.
The trees around them swayed, their new leaves fluttered in the warm breeze. Birds flew around them. The smell of spring was in the air.
“There is still some semblance of civilization,” Jack said to his wife.
“The bridge? Yes. But is that the exception or the rule? He was also attacked by total strangers on the road. What do you think,” she asked the man.
He took a long pull from the glass, set it down and paused for a moment.
“Things are bad,” he started. “All around. Some have resorted to shoot first ask questions later. Others are trying to hold on to civilization.” He paused. “The people at the bridge could have just as easily of shot me, taken my things, and dumped my body without a second thought, but they didn’t. He shook my hand and wish me luck. I have thought about that more than a few times.” He glanced into his glass, looking for an answer.
Jack interrupted the pregnant pause,
“So! You promise not to do anything stupid,” and offered the man his hand. The man looked surprised, but took Jack’s hand.
“Jack. This is my wife Jess,” Jack nodded his head toward his wife.
“Dan,” Dan responded, shaking Jack’s hand and nodded to Jess.
“Ok, so where are your parents place,” Jack asked as he took the GPS back out of Dan’s pack.
“It is about time for lunch,” Jess said as she put the shotgun on safe and slung it over her shoulder. “You want to eat out here?”
“Sure, it is nice out, why not,” Jack replied. Jess walked into the house.
The GPS powered up, Jack pressed a few of the buttons until he found what he was looking for.
“Dan,” he started, “Are quite a bit further Northwest than you thought.”
“I am?”
“Yep. You must have one heck of a pace, my new friend. Here, this is where you are in comparison to where your house is,” Jack passed the GPS to Dan and pointed the two locations on the screen.
“And here,” Jack took the GPS back, pressing a few more buttons, then showed Dan again, “Is where you are now, and where your parents place is. You have to go due East, then South to get to them.”
Dan considered the map for a moment.
“I will be coming in on the road I usually take to my parents, but from the North rather than the South if I did not have my little detour.”
“Right. After lunch we will go up to the town hall and see about getting you a pass. You will need to to go North a few miles, the pick up this road,” Jack pressed another button showing Dan the screen, “Go East, then pick up this road and that will take you South, into your parents town. Normally I would say four days, but at your pace, three easy.”
“What is this pass?”
“I will vouch you are a good guy, and let you transverse our territory without being harassed. The patrols will also know about you and let you pass unmolested.”
“How far does your territory go?”
Jack leaned back, “I am not going to lie, that is a little fuzzy. For the most part, we have established borders, but they can be contentious. The adjacent communities will respect our passes . . . most of the time. Other times, not so much. Relations have been good as of late, so I do not anticipate problems.”
Dan did not look convinced. But it was, what it was.
Jess came back to the picnic table with two large plates, set them down, and took a seat next to Jack.
Dan’s eyes nearly bugged out of his head.
“Oh. My. God. Real food.” He looked up in wonder.
Jess smiled in pride, “Hardboiled eggs, bread, cheese, carrots and left over pork from last night. Do not be shy, dig in,” she smiled.
“Thank you,” and Dan popped an entire egg into his mouth.

An hour later, Jack and Dan walked out of the town hall, Dan with a pass in his hand.
“Jack, I don’t know what to say.”
“Thank you would be good. And all that is necessary. No,” Jack paused a moment. “And when you get to where you are going, find your parents, let everyone know there are pockets of civility out here. If we do not keep our civility, we are doomed as a species and have no right to survive.”
Dan offered Jack his hand, Jack took it.
“I will Jack. And thank your for the provisions.”
They shook again, Dan walked down the drive to the main road and turned North and started his trek again.

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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

February 10, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Dan awoke early again, and seemed to be falling into a regular pattern, not that he minded. His water gone, he was going to miss even the gym locker like instant coffee from his MREs. Water was going to be his priority today.
He set out, noting the clear sky, a warm breeze, for a spring day it might get warm.
A few hours later, he found out how accurate his observation was. He put away his light jacket. His ball cap kept the sun off his head, but he was still freely sweating. And he was thirsty. It was all he could think about. He was amazed at how far even a 3L water bladder did not get him.
Dan cleared a small rise in the road when he saw what appeared to be a man in a ditch, swinging a pick ax. Dan slowed his pace to remain quiet, but the man was clearly engrossed in his work. Once, the man stopped and seemed to be contemplating something. Dan stopped too. He was almost on top of the man in the ditch. Once the man resumed his work, Dan actually walked quickly, quietly past to get to the higher side of the road, thinking it would give him a tactical advantage. Dan shouldered his AR15, took a few steeps closer and said in his best commanding voice,
“Dont move!”

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

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

I have been doing this because there are a number of people in my life right now who REALLY need help dealing with bullies. By using myself as an example I hope they won’t feel like I’m singling them out. I am sharing here because I know the problem is not limited to my little world – it is everywhere. Not done with it yet, but I’m done with it for now!

Something to rinse off any residue from the previous series of posts;) Syd enjoying a shower in North Carolina, years ago. Note her wings were clipped back then – VERY important safety feature for birds who might fly away. Lot of responsibility too. Once we clip a bird’s wings, we are responsible for extra vigilance to keep them safe. I never clipped her too short to fly short distances by the way.

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

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

3 of 3. Closet bullies and how to “out” them.

People hide behind the anonymity of the internet. I have always gotten flamed on technical forums when I show my gender. I do not get this if I keep my gender private. So I’ve had experience dealing with trolls on forums too.

I posted here about a really interesting job Brian did quite some time ago, actually took dictation for him and shared it. You may recall that “Hillbillyman” apparently took offense and started flaming and just wouldn’t stop. Sent me nasty messages, posted trash on my thread.

I view this as sport and entertainment. There’s a link to the whole exchange below if you missed it, but here are the highlights:

I emailed a moderator with links, copies and specific complaints:

This is getting to be less fun for me to share what we are experiencing and learning here on American Preppers Network. I enjoy membership in forums where this doesn’t happen. I only posted here because we thought a bigger forum might help others with off-grid issues.

I’ve got a zero-tolerance policy for this kind of thing and usually just leave a forum if it occurs.

I don’t think that “ignoring” this kind of thing is working though it seems to be standard policy on many internet boards. “Stalking” posters from one board to another is apparently a growing problem on the internet.
I’d like to observe that Hillbillyman has missed the content – and context – of the welding tale altogether and only used it as a springboard to attack me in public with issues that aren’t even relevant.

I am beginning to get interested in obtaining the IP address this harassment is coming from so I can take legal action against the perpetrator if it continues.

This is bullying in the modern-age. We get what we put up with. So far ignoring it has gotten me more of it.

I posted ALL of it publicly on my page and added this:

How to ignore a member:
user control panel > friends and foes tab > manage foes > add new foe > submit
Ahhhh. That’s better. We work very hard to live peacefully, quietly and productively.
Now. It’s not free to be hateful to me.
I added one to hillbillyman’s negative karma with a link to his reply in this section for the reason. Pretty much self-explanatory I’d say.
How to report a member:
I clicked the red exclamation point by the topic subject heading, (between “quote” and “edit”) to “report this post”.
I selected “The reported message does not fit into any other category, please use the further information field” from the drop-down menu for “reason”.
I included the following in the message field for “further information” in the report:
I think that being hateful for the sake of it is uncalled for. I hope I understood the rules I read and agreed to when I signed up on this forum to mean this is inappropriate here.
If I misunderstood and this is an acceptable post here I will promptly delete all my posts and go someplace where this kind of nastiness isn’t allowed…
Can’t say I envy you the job you do, but I sure appreciate that you are there to evaluate my complaint, however you decide to deal with it.
:)
rj5156

If you’re entertained by it, the fun starts about halfway down the page. The guy used a pic of Fred Flintstone for his user id, those are on the right hand side. I posted all his “private messages” publicly in my thread so you can see those, and the moderator comments too.

Note that I did post a couple times after a few months about letting Hillbillyman come back to the forum if he could behave. Apparently everyone was tired of him? There were no comments or takers. I was not trying to get him banned but he sure needed to stop with me!

I’d still be fine with letting him come back and participate, he did contribute a lot, provided he could behave a little better.

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

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

2 of 3. Closet bullies and how to “out” them:

I have even run into a closet bully on facebook. I almost always favor a direct approach but I tried something different this time and it worked beautifully.

I’ve included a screen shot of a message I got from the dude. I backtracked him. Found his old account on Backwoods home where he is banned. Linked him by his dog, Gizmo, his location, and interests. Found out he knew Dad there – so he knew full well he was kicking me when I was down – or thought so anyway.

I do know our posts draw a LOT of traffic. If all those folks are laughing, that’s great! We have never gotten many replies on internet forums. That’d be normal for us. So the dig didn’t hit anything for me.

I thought about it a very long time. Then I started joining his groups on facebook. ALL of them. Sometimes I participate. I use the same icon so he will KNOW it is me. I never said a word. I just watched.

Saved a list of his friends with links in case he decides to block me, so I can send friend requests and ask them to call him off if he is ever a problem again. Like, his MOM and bestie. I have not heard a thing from him since.

Bet he did not like seeing me everyplace he went but he sure kept it to himself from then on. He has since made his friends list private, looks like. Glad I saved it.

Note I did not “block” or “report” him. It’s easy to work around that, just sign up with a new account. I’d rather know who he is and where he lives / works, and what he is doing.

Here’s his page, link taken from his nasty “private” message to me, he looks pretty normal, doesn’t he? I have to say I appreciate him giving me the opportunity to share ways to deal with this kind of thing.
https://www.facebook.com/rob.ross.71?pnref=story

Links to the troll’s interactions with Dad below. Mostly he behaved well in public posts, I know because I read them. Thus he was banned for his sniping at folks in private messages. He probably signed right back up with a new account but I didn’t find it. Bet he didn’t include personal information that would identify him and get him kicked right back off.

http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/s … stcount=58

http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/s … stcount=59

http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/s … stcount=60

He did have a few issues in public:

http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/s … post232234

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

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

1 of 3. Closet bullies and how to “out” them:

I worked doing customer service by phone here in town years back. Sometimes people I didn’t even know called and HOWLED at me about something I had no control over. I was not disturbed by this. I just put them on speakerphone, turned the volume all the way up and addressed them by name often.

Small town. Often the people who came into the place I worked actually KNEW these howler monkeys on the phone. This generally caused a lot of discussion and laughter – which came through on speakerphone of course. Even people who did not know them often commented on the behavior. AND they would remember how that person behaved when they thought no one was looking.

I almost never had a repeat problem. These folks don’t want help. They just want to abuse someone who cannot easily defend themselves. It is NEVER free to start with me. Putting them on speakerphone sure changed the dynamics. Once they realized they were not hiding and beating someone up for free – they hung up.

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

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

Closet bullies and why I bother to “out” them.

I learned about bullies in public school. I’ve spoken of this before but if you missed it, I was never like the other children. Worse, I have never cared about that.

I paid for this. I was physically attacked, my glasses were stolen, I was pushed down stairs, stabbed a number of times with sharp pencils, my projects were broken, it went on and on and on. The adults in charge absolutely failed to help me be physically safe when I begged them to help me – and those same adults kicked me out when I finally defended my person from harm.

I’ve had all of that I EVER intend to take. Thinking about trying the “freeze away” on the black holes I still carry on my back, arms and stomach from being stabbed with pencils. Be nice if I didn’t have to wear visible signs of those years of abuse for the rest of my life.

I never cared what they said. I ALWAYS made sure they paid for what they did – if I could figure out who did it. Got a special place in my heart for the closet bullies and I enjoy “outing” them very much;)

I did a series of three posts on this topic, they’re next.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Supermarket Sweep – Prepper style

February 10, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
jimLE wrote:
can i take my mom with me,so she can grab a cart as well?? LOL..
my first stop would be camping and sporting goods section.the little propane bottles.the heater that goes on them.large tent,camp shower and camp toilet.bows arrows.fire arms and ammo.paracord.then head over to the pharmacy for pain meds and first aid supplies.right along with anything else needed from there.then on to kitchen supplies.and if i still have any room left.garden supplies.all of that while mom is getting the foods thats needed.. :D

only if the situation allows it – you might be needed to safe guard anyone that’s with you – definitely safe guard moving the cart of goods to your vehicle …. think 3 man teams – two inside and a guy with the vehicle in full combat mode – don’t ever think that looting will be limited to inside the store …

think Black Friday frenzy on steroids – you got lucky enough to get the last Christmas toy craze off the shelf into your cart – but there’s 5 guys willing to fight you getting to the check out counter – that’s last minute shopping in a nutshell …

re-think your Big Box store strategy ….

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Home School • Re: Home school Pros Vs. Cons…The dumbing down of our chil

February 10, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

never mind all…I already found this…. http://www.onlinecollege.org/2012/06/11/the-homeschoolers-guide-to-getting-into-college/

Thanks for the heads up Gunns but you’re more correct in that it’s no longer the case about college entry…. Seems from the above link they’re recruiting homeschoolers more even more aggressively than publicly educated kids now…..I’ll do more research on it to be sure. Thanks for the input.

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

February 10, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Talmek wrote:

Cast Iron wrote: 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.

Hmm…this is a tough one for me.

Watching the U.S. devolve into civil war would be a personally heartbreaking experience. As someone who has risked a whole lot in defense of our country (politics and military/industrial complex notwithstanding) there would definitely be a psychological impact on my family and I seeing our country torn apart.

At the first signs of real disorder (local – within 15 miles – protesting that turns violent or destructive) I would initiate my family’s plan to prepare to evacuate to a more remote location that has already been identified with primary and alternate methods of travel. This location is within 1 1/2 hour’s drive on back roads (no interstate access required). We already have BOBs staged that have everything required for a 72 hour duration in a wooded area (our family and children are all experienced backpackers, down to the 8 year old) but as part of the evacuation plan is packing up all our supplies that we would use for a three month bug-in here at home.

This plan is contingent on me not allowing my family to be surrounded by rioters/looters as the scenario plays out. Having combat experience specifically around having to fight my/our way out of a 360 degree engagement I would submit that the losses would be catastrophic if not complete.

If civil war is inevitable, then my “side” is that with my family and my community’s defense. My politics are honestly for neither party as I believe that neither of them have my best interests in mind. I have no sons to offer to the war effort and if my daughters took it upon themselves to bear arms in support of their beliefs then as long as they do not become a threat to the rest of us I suppose that I would let them make their decisions freely.

Going larger scale (national level) the logistics that were so critical in our country’s first civil war are no longer present. The agricultural south has been replaced with the new agricultural midwest. The industrialized north(east) has been replaced with an industrialized Mexico (obviously there are still weapons manufacturers throughout the country but unless there is a foundry handy to remelt and manufacture arms this would eventually pose a different type of problem). It would be desperate times, indeed.

Thank you for the stirring post Talmek and your observations.

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Home School • Re: Home school Pros Vs. Cons…The dumbing down of our chil

February 10, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Gunns wrote:
My sister home schooled all three of her kids. Two of them went on to college but had to take 3 years of classes just to catch up. They both were in college for over 6 years.

So home school isn’t all that unless you can teach everything that a public school or charter school can teach. As far a public schools now days it shouldn’t be all that tough to out do them.

Really????….This is something I’ve never heard.

I do have a very limited exposure to it still but I thought there is basic curriculum and testing done in home school lesson plans that stops this from happening…… I mean, I had an “F” average if not “Incomplete” from 7th thru 9th, I dropped out in the 9th grade. I took a single JOKE of a test in 1 afternoon without any studying, passed the GED, and attended college with that cert alone….

How is what you say possible? Is there something I’m missing here GUNNS?.. Different rules by state??….anyone?

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Gunns wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:

donba wrote:Out here in the west there are lots of tunnels. Mite be a good place to over nite……..

Just keep an eye out for the light at the end of the tunnel, because…………….
Reb

Zombies like tunnels.

“No Sanctuary” on railways…..Too many have discussed this. It will be a ambush point with all the travelers trying to avoid obvious points…..And yes, Zombies. :rofl:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Sanctuary_(The_Walking_Dead)

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Supermarket Sweep – Prepper style

February 10, 2017 jimLE 0

can i take my mom with me,so she can grab a cart as well?? LOL..
my first stop would be camping and sporting goods section.the little propane bottles.the heater that goes on them.large tent,camp shower and camp toilet.bows arrows.fire arms and ammo.paracord.then head over to the pharmacy for pain meds and first aid supplies.right along with anything else needed from there.then on to kitchen supplies.and if i still have any room left.garden supplies.all of that while mom is getting the foods thats needed.. :D

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Happy New Year! What are your prepping goals for 2017???

February 10, 2017 jimLE 0

my prepping goals change year to year.because of that.some things remain,while others get deleted when needed.
learn how to cure animal hides.
keep moving forward in preps and life.
get a wood burning stove set-up.
get portable propane tanks..
learn idea locations for looting/scavenging in a shtf situation….
work on my g.h.b./b.o.b..
get more first aid supplies.
learn sewing.
locate my home/property weakness’s and fix them.
build a Faraday cabinet and/or box.
get things for comfort.
improve my knowledge/water/food and other areas that needs it.
get more hand tools.
learn how to Distill/purify water.
build more storage space
improve on my home canning..a slow progress..
Start eating healthier food,started doing that with my home canning..
Become more active.yes i need to..
Watch less TV..already do that..
Become tidier,slow work in progress..
Pick up useful skills or fun hobbies.a work in progress.
Become more organized.working on it..
Learn more cooking skills.already do cook.but learning more recipes,and home canning.
Learn how to be more self-reliant
Start being more creative.already there.but needs improving on..

Statistics: Posted by jimLE — Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:14 am


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

February 10, 2017 ajax727 0

Well the ban is now on hold and that is a shame and sham .
Being an American we have our rights under the Constitution a resident of some other country has no right under our Constitution it is not for their protection but for our protection .
If I am wrong and our Constitution is for others and not us please correct me with facts not opinions .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:09 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

hope you realize that the railroads will continue as long as there’s a gooberment – AMTRAK is already a total FED control without any emergency powers employed …. it’s the immediate substitute for primary air travel – low tech enough that it couldn’t be totally disabled … you can bet on security for the pinchpoints ….

before you go all apocalypse – make sure there’s no locomotive waiting to run down your plan or GI plugging your butt ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:06 am