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

February 11, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I believe 84 Lumber with their Super Bowl add was promoting legal immigration which Trump is not against. What Trump is against is illegal immigration which the wall is meant to stop but if people from other countries, including Mexico, go through the proper legal procedures to enter the country than Trump has no problem with that and with the door opening up in the wall I believe that’s what it symbolizes.

how the hell does that commercial represent legal immigration? …. that mother & daughter wet backs travel thru the desert wilderness to a remote non-entryway part of the border wall and look all pizzed that they can’t get thru or over …. presto they find the gate that the mexican carpenters built using 84 Lumber materials …

small surprise we have an immigration problem when a US citizen can’t recognize blatant leftist propaganda when it’s blasted full bore ….

you do know that legal immigration needs paperwork and travel on a bus or car to a border control point? … have someone try smacking some common sense between the ears ….

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Guns • Re: Taurus Judge

February 11, 2017 Cast Iron 0

I do not own a Taurus Judge.

But Ice Fire has one. She has real world experience with one.

I would deferrer to her experience on this matter.

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Guns • Re: Taurus Judge

February 11, 2017 Photon Guy 0
rj5156 wrote:
Lot of helpful information here. I appreciate it. I ran a search and did not find any threads on the Taurus Judge. Hope I did not miss one?

Thinking about getting serious about a Judge. Lot to like about it. We’ve got wild pigs, mountain lions, coyotes and poisonous snakes here now and while the judge might not be the best for any one of these, it is the only thing I would actually carry around, that might get me out of a jam with any of them so long as I keep my cool. I’m not interested in shooting the unless it is necessary. Well. Maybe the pigs, we like pork!

I’ve done some research, I like the 3 inch cylinder and 6 inch barrel. Looks like alternating .410 buckshot loads with .45 long colt rounds would be about right. It weighs in at two pounds, not a lot different than the government 45 I’ve been dragging around.

I like that it can share ammo with my .410, make reloading simpler. Hubby Brian is interested in a couple things that use the 45 colt rounds, so he would have a fine excuse to buy one of those!

Anybody got one? Do you like it? Pros / cons? I’m interested in gloves to help with recoil too, if anyone has used them? Kind of like ear plugs, I know I won’t have the on if I ever need to use it but why do any more damage than necessary?

Might be time to take a field trip to Knob Creek shooting range. I’ve always wanted to shoot some of the really big guns! See if they’ve got a Judge I can run some rounds through.

I’ve never had a Taurus and from what I know they’re a decent brand but nothing super spectacular. I’ve never been a big Taurus fan and the Taurus Judge, if you ask me, is a bit ugly looking but that’s just me. For dealing with the critters you mentioned I would go with a Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum which can be loaded with snake shot as well as the regular .44 slugs. Barrel lengths come at anywhere from 2.75 to 7.50 and various lengths in between. I am a big Ruger fan, especially for the revolvers. From my experience when you buy a Ruger revolver you get what you pay for and more.

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

February 11, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I believe 84 Lumber with their Super Bowl add was promoting legal immigration which Trump is not against. What Trump is against is illegal immigration which the wall is meant to stop but if people from other countries, including Mexico, go through the proper legal procedures to enter the country than Trump has no problem with that and with the door opening up in the wall I believe that’s what it symbolizes.

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

February 11, 2017 RayMac1963 0
anita wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:Ready fire aim…

Ray, This shows how much the judicial branch has been infiltrated by the left-wing ideologues. This is chilling.

Also, I called 84 Lumber to complain about that ad, BK. I could not believe that 84 Lumber–from Western PA— was promoting illegal immigration.

Chilling my (Censored word. I’m a potty mouth). If you KNOW the enemy is waiting, you don’t walk into the trap. Just a little better planing could have prevented this whole mess. Don’t just blame it on liberals. That a lazy excuse. Trump’s folks didn’t do the work. Its that simple. Of course there was going to be a legal challenge. Who didn’t see it coming.

and why are you complaining to 84? They were trump supporters. Their folks were on TV talking about the ad was in support of the wall and having a “big beautiful door for people to enter the right way” just like Trump said. THATS was the point of the ad. for people to come here right and they would be welcomed.

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Guns • Re: Taurus Judge

February 11, 2017 IceFire 0

Yes, mine has the steel frame. I have found that the steel frames absorb and distribute the recoil MUCH better than polymer frames.

I don’t reload as of yet. It is something that I want to learn how to do, but I am NOT about to try it without someone teaching me “hands on”, while they are there to correct any mistakes I might make BEFORE I find out the hard way!

Yes, the great thing about the Judge is that you CAN put different loads in it, depending on what you might run in to. That is EXACTLY why we bought it.

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Check In Here North Carolina Preppers • Re: Craven, Carteret, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico, Onslow Countie

February 11, 2017 OrionDarkwood 0

Storm,

Reb is correct I disbanded the Eastern NC Preppers about a year and a half ago for various reasons. The major ones being the usual death of groups. No one stepping up to help, general lack of committment, people backstabbing you to make themselves look better the usual. My best advice is to hang out with groups at your local Ag Extension. I have had a fair amount of success. Also working in the community to raise awareness helps to. Tell people that its not about the big things but having supplies on hand for the next Hurricane Matthew or snowstorm. Lastly as far as groups this group seems to be the only game in town. I don’t know much about them – http://carolinapreppersnetwork.com/

Good luck

-Orion

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Guns • Re: Taurus Judge

February 11, 2017 rj5156 0
IceFire wrote:
I’ve had a Judge since they first came out (back then, they had a 2 1/2 inch cylinder.) When shooting with .45LC ammo, the recoil is pretty well absorbed by the “ribbing” on the rubber grip. When shooting with the 410 gauge shells, there is more of a tendency for “muzzle flip”, and more felt recoil. Unless you plan on spending quite a bit of time at the range shooting, though, it’s not that big of an issue.

When I go deer hunting, I take it along as a sidearm…with a couple rounds of “snake shot”, some 000 buckshot, and a couple of slugs or 45LC loaded. When I’m out in the woods, I never know if I might encounter rattlesnakes, javelinas, bears, or 2 legged “critters”. The Judge lets me be ready to handle any threats.

Thank you IceFire! Everything I hoped for when I asked:) I take it yours has the steel frame? I lean heavily that direction myself. It’s been around a very long time and we’ve got everything we need to fix metal, not that I’d expect it to need repairs. Maybe I’m just old-fashioned?

Brian is starting to get interested, he’s wondering about a duplex load in the .410s with bbs and #2s. Don’t let me fool you, I enjoy reloading as a repetitive task but don’t know much of anything about it. Do you buy your ammo or reload or both?

I really appreciate your comments about how you load it, that is just what I want from the gun and it sounds like a real working tool, loaded as you described.

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Guns • Re: Taurus Judge

February 11, 2017 IceFire 0

I’ve had a Judge since they first came out (back then, they had a 2 1/2 inch cylinder.) When shooting with .45LC ammo, the recoil is pretty well absorbed by the “ribbing” on the rubber grip. When shooting with the 410 gauge shells, there is more of a tendency for “muzzle flip”, and more felt recoil. Unless you plan on spending quite a bit of time at the range shooting, though, it’s not that big of an issue.

When I go deer hunting, I take it along as a sidearm…with a couple rounds of “snake shot”, some 000 buckshot, and a couple of slugs or 45LC loaded. When I’m out in the woods, I never know if I might encounter rattlesnakes, javelinas, bears, or 2 legged “critters”. The Judge lets me be ready to handle any threats.

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Stories and Fiction • Welding and prep?!

February 11, 2017 rj5156 0

We know what we are doing day-to-day is not what most folks think of when they talk about welding… Good news, an old family friend has asked if we might help him start Mig welding with his old, but new to him Lincoln welder. Looks to be a solid old machine. I prefer them to any of the new ones myself. Be warm weather before he wants to do that, but it’s just around the corner.

I’ll ask nicely and I’m sure he’ll be fine with me taking pictures as we go, to share. We’ll walk through the machine, how it works, how to keep it working, little tips and tricks we’ve learned the hard way. He happens to have a gas-shielded setup but everything we’ll look at will apply to flux-core too. I’m looking forward to visiting with him, and his lovely wife.

Couple things we talked about already, I suggested he run a search for the manuals, he looked online and found the operator and technical manuals for his machine, and downloaded those. I imagine he’ll print those out.

I did tell him about nozzle dip, it’s a commercial product that helps keep the tip cleaner. Dad used bacon grease. Smell it for miles. It worked. Lard probably would be better. Dad DID clean his grease of course. Knowing the preferred way, and what works is always good.

I remarked that when I started I stuck the mig wire right to the tip. I’m still good at that. Nozzle dip helps with this. The tip can be saved by breaking as much wire as possible off, have to take it all apart to cut it loose from the inside, then file the outside gently until it’s flush.

Those little cleaner sets with round files that fold out, used for cleaning gas welding tips do a fine job of poking the last bit of wire out of the hole. Smoosh it in the in the nozzle dip deep enough that the inner part that the wire feeds through gets dunked, and go again.

A wire cleaning felt pad and the solution intended for it saves all kinds of trouble later. Keep the wire clean as we go and we aren’t yanking the liner out of the feed line and trying to resurrect it when we need it to work NOW! Both the solution and the felt pad were shown here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weld-Aid-Lube…/dp/B008S1SQ9U

Just clip the felt on the wire between where it comes out of the spool and the tensioner / feed rollers. Dribble a little solution on it once in a while. Change the pad sometimes if it’s cruddy. Clean wire welds nicer too. We just get it from our local supplier, Indiana Oxygen, in Seymour but it looks like walmart carries it at least online.

If you are really interested, the metal cored wire is sweet. Here’s an article about it that covers it much better than I can:
http://www.thefabricator.com/article…tal-cored-wire

All introduction level stuff, which IS the place to start. Not claiming any particular expertise here, just talking about what we find works.

Our friend was concerned it would be hard to learn. In our experience most folks are making good solid welds in an hour or less. They can put a lot more time in and keep making prettier welds, but that level of effort is not appropriate or needed for most things.

Seems to come a LOT easier to those who can write cursive. Another unforeseen outcome of eliminating that from our school curriculum. Sigh.

I happen to think welding would be a GREAT prep. We have enough solar panels to run a small unit direct on a decent day and everything we’d need to get it together. I’ve looked at it and we could do more of course but I don’t see much need for it in ordinary situations.

If everything went to … well … you know it’s looking a little dicey out there, the ability to do welding repair would be a pretty hot business. Pun intended

So we’ll keep posting about whatever we’re making and I’ll soon be better situated to start posting a lot more practical stuff for the level most folks actually need to do. I’m pretty excited about that! Something to look forward to and someone to share it with. Our definition of happiness.

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Water • Re: storing water 2 liter bottles

February 11, 2017 IceFire 0
Norman11 wrote:
A 55 gal Barrel used $20.00 Cleaned would make a more efficient use of space and a lot less work than 55 I gal. or more 2 liter containers. Not near as breakable or likely to leak

Norman11

It’s all about diversifying…I have 14 55 gal barrels of water stored, AND 166 (83 gallons) 2 qt juice bottles of water. Can’t get those 55 gallon barrels in the house (have to store those outside), but I CAN store several gallons worth of the 2 qt bottles in the house. I also have several 20 oz bottles that I keep on the nightstand (have meds that I have to take WiTH WATER before I get up in the morning.) I like having options.

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Stories and Fiction • Welding and prep?!

February 11, 2017 rj5156 0

I know I post a lot of stuff about fabrication that doesn’t seem to relate to preparing at all. I’m not really talking about welding here though. I am trying to show everyone, with pictures that tell so much more than words, about processes.

I use that word a lot. We can’t seem to help but look for a better way to do something, try to find tricks that streamline a process, make a job easier. We try to show our little assembly lines and how we use overlapping or shared work spaces to get a lot out of a very small area.

We have to see things to imagine them. We were lucky and saw a lot of this stuff all our lives. It’s ALL making stuff to us of course.

There is much fertile ground for cross-pollination too. You might be working with wood but many of the same principles and tools and processes we use still apply. Lot of our layout might help the sewing crowd.

We talk about using tools across applications, like that cutting mat with a grid, to lay parts on to make a CAD me used to enlarge any flat pattern. We always hope something we share will be useful to others and we know it need not apply directly to be useful. Most of what we know about making cupcakes in mold pans would work for pouring plaster casts.

We think that looking at tasks that need done from this perspective is one of the most important preps we can make. But of course we aren’t preppers Just trying to live like Grandma.

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Financial Issues • Re: Are We Being Stupid????

February 11, 2017 Halmic73 0

I think that you need to pay off the credit cards and then see if you can get a job somewhere else doing something you enjoy for reasonable compensation.

The odds are that if you cash in the retirement the penalties for early withdrawal will exceed the benefit of paying off the cards.
Also, if you don’t gain experience living within your income you are likely to end up back where you started. It is very hard and disciplined work but it is achievable and worth it.

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Water • Re: storing water 2 liter bottles

February 11, 2017 Norman11 0

A 55 gal Barrel used $20.00 Cleaned would make a more efficient use of space and a lot less work than 55 I gal. or more 2 liter containers. Not near as breakable or likely to leak

Norman11

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

February 11, 2017 daaswampman 0

I would guess – the dog and pony show of the leftist courts, has gained the right – hundreds of thousands of votes in the next election. Unless you are a brain dead leftist, who cares about aliens from any of those nine countries? It can’t get any better, unless something happens that involves one of those poor green card holders! Swamp

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: John McAfee’s major cybersecurity predictions for 2017

February 11, 2017 daaswampman 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
I unfortunately, think this is a given… It’s just a matter of when.

I agree with what he says completely if maybe only being a little off on the number of Multi-Billion dollar companies crushed by the data hacks. (not everyone’s success relies on anonymity for cheating on your spouse…lol.)

This will be the war of the future for tech based societies… power grid failure. Coupled with a denial of cell service and not a single bullet would have to be fired for millions to perish in the loss of services as they turn on each other. It’s crazy how dependent we’ve become on a 3 day supply of food…Mind boggling actually.

IP masking and redirection he mentions is simple for even me, a computer rookie. The masters would make it untraceable to original sourcing.

He really is one wacky dude, but a very smart wacky dude……SMH….

He really is one wacky dude, but a very smart wacky dude……SMH….

That sums it up! It will happen and what happens when it happens in the “CLOUD”? Sounds like an “all your eggs in one basket” situation! Sorry I forgot – the net was supposed to make us one huge connected loving family and all that! Swamp

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Food & Water • Re: Oxygen absorbers or vacuuming?

February 11, 2017 Murby 0

For dried goods like beans, pasta, powdered milk, powdered eggs, etc, here is what I do…

Wash and dry the jars and then stick the empty jars in the oven at 225° for an hour. Turn oven off and let them cool until barely warm. This makes sure they are bone dry and sterile.

Fill them with product

Stick them back in the oven at around 225° to 250°.. but this time you have to monitor them. You want to get the jar hot, but not the contents. Heat the jar up until its just hot enough that you don’t want to pick it up with bare hands.

Pull the jars out one at a time, insert oxygen absorber, place the lid (not the screw ring) on top, then apply deep vacuum to 27 inches of Hg.. We use a rotary vane vacuum pump from Harbor Freight.. its original purpose is to evacuate air conditioning systems so it pulls a nice hard vacuum. It takes our pump about 8 seconds to pull down a 1/2 gallon jar.

That’s it.. done. Contents should last 10 to 20 years.

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Guns • Taurus Judge

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

Lot of helpful information here. I appreciate it. I ran a search and did not find any threads on the Taurus Judge. Hope I did not miss one?

Thinking about getting serious about a Judge. Lot to like about it. We’ve got wild pigs, mountain lions, coyotes and poisonous snakes here now and while the judge might not be the best for any one of these, it is the only thing I would actually carry around, that might get me out of a jam with any of them so long as I keep my cool. I’m not interested in shooting the unless it is necessary. Well. Maybe the pigs, we like pork!

I’ve done some research, I like the 3 inch cylinder and 6 inch barrel. Looks like alternating .410 buckshot loads with .45 long colt rounds would be about right. It weighs in at two pounds, not a lot different than the government 45 I’ve been dragging around.

I like that it can share ammo with my .410, make reloading simpler. Hubby Brian is interested in a couple things that use the 45 colt rounds, so he would have a fine excuse to buy one of those!

Anybody got one? Do you like it? Pros / cons? I’m interested in gloves to help with recoil too, if anyone has used them? Kind of like ear plugs, I know I won’t have the on if I ever need to use it but why do any more damage than necessary?

Might be time to take a field trip to Knob Creek shooting range. I’ve always wanted to shoot some of the really big guns! See if they’ve got a Judge I can run some rounds through.

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Guns • Re: 1911 Shoulder Holster

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0
Mountain wrote:
I’m looking for a shoulder holster for my Colt series 70 government 1911. I’ve seen a leather military model that looked ok. Anybody use one. If you have a setup that works good I’d like to hear about it. I will use it while in the woods, hunting, and wearing it around town when I get my CCW.

Me too Mountain. Appreciate you asking – and all the helpful replies. Sure saves a lot of time and frustration.

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

February 10, 2017 anita 0
rickdun wrote:

anita wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:Ready fire aim…

Ray, This shows how much the judicial branch has been infiltrated by the left-wing ideologues. This is chilling.

Also, I called 84 Lumber to complain about that ad, BK. I could not believe that 84 Lumber–from Western PA— was promoting illegal immigration.

Anita, Pittsburgh is very anti-trump, back in December 2016, they started looking into becoming a sanctuary city to boycot Trump’s win over HRC. I haven’t heard anything else about it, I googled it and only came up with previous sentence.

84 Lumber isn’t in Pittsburgh, it’s in Eighty-Four, right? I realize that’s about 20 miles from Pittsburgh, but so is my mother’s house, (going northwest). I can believe the city is anti-Trump, most are, but not the surrounding area. It’s my understanding where my brother and mother live (Butler and Beaver counties) are both pretty pro-Trump.

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

February 10, 2017 rickdun 0
anita wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:Ready fire aim…

Ray, This shows how much the judicial branch has been infiltrated by the left-wing ideologues. This is chilling.

Also, I called 84 Lumber to complain about that ad, BK. I could not believe that 84 Lumber–from Western PA— was promoting illegal immigration.

Anita, Pittsburgh is very anti-trump, back in December 2016, they started looking into becoming a sanctuary city to boycot Trump’s win over HRC. I haven’t heard anything else about it, I googled it and only came up with previous sentence.

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

February 10, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
Ready fire aim…

Ray, This shows how much the judicial branch has been infiltrated by the left-wing ideologues. This is chilling.

Also, I called 84 Lumber to complain about that ad, BK. I could not believe that 84 Lumber–from Western PA— was promoting illegal immigration.

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Introduce Yourself • New Member – Albany, Oregon

February 10, 2017 wgameson 0

Hello Everyone,
My name is Will and I just relocated down to the Albany/Corvallis area of Oregon. Just recently getting into prepping, and obviously for a new comer there’s a huge wave of overwhelming info out there.

Interested in meeting up with locals in my area to either join an already-existing network or hoping to establish one.

My day job is office/warehouse management in Independence, OR. Also do volunteer work with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as about to engage in chaplaincy and emergency response with the Red Cross Linn County Cascades Region.

If you’re in my area hit me up – I’d love to get to know some prepper friends to get me pointed in the right direction, have a group of friends to go shooting with, and enjoy general fellowship.

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

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

One last shot. The welder of course, in his new welding helmet. He LOVES it! Something about Star Wars characters…? Says it is so much lighter and cooler he cannot quite believe it.

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He went down about noon today. Crawled off to bed after an hour asleep on the couch. Muttering something about how he does not WANT to be sick!

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

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

Setup shot.

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Close-up of the clamps at the joint. The triangle deal is something Brian made because he needed something that looked like that. He’s got them in three sizes and machined them true once he welded them. Didn’t have to remove much and the metal itself wasn’t perfect to begin with.

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Holding it all together at the base. We use woodworking clamps a lot for longer reaches. Weld sequence still matters to prevent warpage but getting hold of stuff always helps!

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Setting up to position the top plate. We have an astonishing collection of shims. We use machinist’s blocks for fit-up and tacking if something is really critical. Then you KNOW it’s right.

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

February 10, 2017 Odin Gray 0

All the above lists are good.

Probably the “first” thing is to do an honest evaluation of yourself, family, or intended group.
Evaluate:
1. health
2. fitness
3. psychological readiness
4. financial

Next, evaluate your “pre-prep” readiness.
1. inventory of on-hand prep related stuff
a. water
b. food and gardening
c. camping gear
d. hunting/defence/
e. etc

2. Through research and gut-instinct, prioritize the likelihood of various SHTF scenarios YOU need to plan for.
a. local
b. regional
c. national
d. global

Then, evaluate existing inventories into 3 day, 3 week, 3 month, 1 year + readiness catagories.
Ascertain where strengths and gaps are.

Finally, come up with an action plan that fits the reality of your financial situation.
1. college extension courses (Will your employer pay for First Aid certification? etc)
2. food production and food preservation skill development
3. firearm training
4. Networking opportunities
5. selection and logistics of bug out location

From these inventories and plans, the sky is the limit. By reading through this forum, you will be able to customize your preparedness.

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Introduce Yourself • Greetings from the State of Jefferson

February 10, 2017 curiousgeorgianna 0

Hello all. Greetings from the Redwood Coast. Living on the triple junction (the meeting of three major tectonic plates) means a disaster can happen anytime, and eventually will. Even though I’ve lived here for 20 years, I’m still new to prepping. We hunt, gather, and can/store food, but that’s really the extent. Looking to learn from the groups how to deepen our ability to prepare for whatever may come.

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Stories and Fiction • Stainless Steel Tube Welding

February 10, 2017 rj5156 0

I actually think that dealing with difficult situations and people is an EXCELLENT topic in any preparedness discussion and probably rates it’s own thread. Gets to be a drag though. I generally avoid those trying souls like the plague and avoid any contact with them at all if I possibly can. Takes a lot to motivate me to put up with the irritation. I’ve quit a job or two because it was not worth the nuisance factor to me.

On to better things. I posted a link to a local news article some time ago about the machine these guards are for. Can’t even recall how many we have done now, last couple were done in our shop and I was involved in that. Fun stuff like using a hole saw in the milling machine to make the fishmouth in the tubes. Can’t say I mind giving THAT job up right now.

Yeah. There are several easier ways, but not on a Sunday working with what we had on hand because nobody else wants to do short-notice stuff and everybody seems to hate stainless.

I’ll start with the machine the guards go on. This one is made to handle barrels.

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Trying a different sequence, here are the finished units and then we’ll start from the beginning with the build. I’d be interested to hear what you think about the sequencing this round, better? Worse?

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New member

February 10, 2017 IceFire 0

Welcome. I suggest starting in the “Getting started – the Basics” section of the forum, then branch out from there. If you have questions not answered by what you’ve read, then ASK!

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