Guns • Re: Trigger control

March 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Drakenstead1 wrote:
Good point cast iron. Did a winter with my daughter at age 12 with a range set up in the basement and a pellet rifle, It was not wasted time
As soon as weather permitted we took it outside. That fall we went to the Minnesota State Fair. At a shooting booth we ran into a gang of her
school buddies (all boys) who were trying to win prizes with their marksmanship. Daughter asked for a chance to shoot the full auto BB gun and
try her skills. Boys had quite a laugh over it with some comments that amused me rather than angered. Their eyes widened to saucers when she
very methodically cut the center bull out of the target. As she turned to claim her teddy bear (pink of course) she smiled and said to the
gang “trigger control always a good idea”. Dad still gets a good chuckle when he remembers it.
Time spent on air powered shooting is time well spent.

Sounds like a great father daughter time well spent together.
Good for you!

In the past I have read various experts, champion and Olympic shooters teach to dry fire in the off season a few times a week to an hour or more a day.
Figure why not use something that practices all the fundamentals, and give instantaneous feed back?
I can do it in the basement too.
Cheaply.

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Guns • Re: Trigger control

March 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Drakenstead1 wrote:
Good point cast iron. Did a winter with my daughter at age 12 with a range set up in the basement and a pellet rifle, It was not wasted time
As soon as weather permitted we took it outside. That fall we went to the Minnesota State Fair. At a shooting booth we ran into a gang of her
school buddies (all boys) who were trying to win prizes with their marksmanship. Daughter asked for a chance to shoot the full auto BB gun and
try her skills. Boys had quite a laugh over it with some comments that amused me rather than angered. Their eyes widened to saucers when she
very methodically cut the center bull out of the target. As she turned to claim her teddy bear (pink of course) she smiled and said to the
gang “trigger control always a good idea”. Dad still gets a good chuckle when he remembers it.
Time spent on air powered shooting is time well spent.

Sounds like a great father daughter time well spent together.
Good for you!

In the past I have read various experts, champion and Olympic shooters teach to dry fire in the off season a few times a week to an hour or more a day.
Figure why not use something that practices all the fundamentals, and give instantaneous feed back?
I can do it in the basement too.
Cheaply.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • 16 Remedies for Radiation Exposure

March 31, 2017 ReadyMom 0

16 Remedies for Radiation Exposure
http://www.askaprepper.com/16-remedies- … -exposure/

Some nuclear events are survivable.

Much depends on the type of event and your proximity to ground zero. Event possibilities range from dirty bombs that may distribute radiation over a small area, to nuclear accidents and nuclear weapon detonation that create large amounts of destruction and contamination. Your first goal is to avoid nuclear fallout, so you should take shelter immediately following a nuclear event. Then, you must mitigate the exposure that you do receive. Stay informed of local recommendations for your area, but be aware that your local news reporting may be designed to prevent mass panic, rather than give the best advice.

Harmful Effects of Radiation Exposure

The harmful effects of radiation exposure are many and varied. Some effects go unnoticed, only to cause cancers months or years later.

Before exposure and immediately after exposure, you should act quickly to prevent absorption and remove radioactive substances from the body. There are a number of supplements and compounds that can help you detoxify and prevent damage. Each acts differently and some, like Iodine, are specific to only one radioisotope, so plan to use all of these methods, or as many as possible, for best results.

The Law of Selective Uptake

One important principle in protecting the body from the absorption of nuclear isotopes is the law of selective uptake. Reduced to bare bones, it means that radioactive isotopes look like nutrients to the body, so if the body is deficient, it will grab hold of the isotope and use it in the body. You can prevent this absorption by taking extra doses of the nutrients. Iodine supplements protect against iodine-131, cesium-137 mimics potassium in the body, strontium-90 mimics calcium, Plutonium-239 mimics iron, and cobalt-60 mimics vitamin B-12. Your first line of defense it to be nutritionally sound and take supplements for these minerals or vitamin when exposure is imminent or immediately following exposure.

We’ll talk about these supplements in more detail below: (CONTINUED at LINK, above….. )

    #1. Iodine
    #2. Potassium
    #3. Calcium and Magnesium
    #4. Iron
    #5. Vitamin B-12
    #6. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
    #7. Zeolite Clay
    #8. Other Clays
    #9. Activated Charcoal
    #10. Papain
    #11. Bee Pollen
    #12. Beets
    #13. Cold-pressed Organic Vegetable Oils
    #14. Organic Germanium-132
    #15. Prussian Blue
    Other Recommendations

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Guns • Re: Trigger control

March 31, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Good point cast iron. Did a winter with my daughter at age 12 with a range set up in the basement and a pellet rifle, It was not wasted time
As soon as weather permitted we took it outside. That fall we went to the Minnesota State Fair. At a shooting booth we ran into a gang of her
school buddies (all boys) who were trying to win prizes with their marksmanship. Daughter asked for a chance to shoot the full auto BB gun and
try her skills. Boys had quite a laugh over it with some comments that amused me rather than angered. Their eyes widened to saucers when she
very methodically cut the center bull out of the target. As she turned to claim her teddy bear (pink of course) she smiled and said to the
gang “trigger control always a good idea”. Dad still gets a good chuckle when he remembers it.
Time spent on air powered shooting is time well spent.

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Guns • Trigger control

March 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

There is only a few inches of snow, a few bare spots of open ground at the local range. It was messy, but able to get out there.

Amazing what a few months of shooting pellet guns will do for your trigger control.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Matte wrote:
Just once when this topic comes up I’d like to see some specifics on how they intend to execute these looting/scavenging operations. Not just a list of the business’ that have all the wonderful stuff they apparently don’t see the need to buy now, but details on how they intend to achieve the objective and get back to their base with the goods. The SMEAC of the mission.

If they did lay out the details I think we’d find one of two things, either it’s nothing more than a “what would you buy if you had a million dollars” type fantasy or they’re the marauders/looters we’re all preparing for (including the prepper business owners).

And that is an excellent question or observation.

Without realizing it, I think many people make generalized assumptions of SHTF. How it will go, what they will have on hand, how people will react, where they will be, etc.
My co-worker is a card carrying member of the Mall Ninja Tacti-cool group, focuses on all things MREs, tacti-cool, Life Straws, and Tampons.
He does not give consideration to things like logistics. How is he going to fuel his jeep if he does not have a storage tank at home? How is he going to get to the big box stores if the fuel has been gone for weeks or months, someone put up a roadblock at the main bridge to town, or as in the news this morning a bridge collapsed, all the major roads are blocked with abandoned vehicles etc. Somehow he always has an answer that is reactive vs proactive.

The Spider People seem to have a crystal ball and can tell you exactly how it will go and why any and all of your ideas are bad, and you should listen to them and dig a hole and hide in it.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Matte wrote:
Just once when this topic comes up I’d like to see some specifics on how they intend to execute these looting/scavenging operations. Not just a list of the business’ that have all the wonderful stuff they apparently don’t see the need to buy now, but details on how they intend to achieve the objective and get back to their base with the goods. The SMEAC of the mission.

If they did lay out the details I think we’d find one of two things, either it’s nothing more than a “what would you buy if you had a million dollars” type fantasy or they’re the marauders/looters we’re all preparing for (including the prepper business owners).

you won’t ever see anything like that – when you start “salvaging” or “re-supplying” thru homes and businesses you’re just one armed surviving owner away from either being a murderer or being murdered ….

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 daaswampman 0

WELL – That was twenty minutes of wasted time! Just like a friend who put back an extra set of tires for his pickup and a whole twenty gallons of extra gas! Now I could be completely wrong, but if it all goes to hell in a hurry, I would assume he would be long out of gas before his tires wore out! Just like everyone else checking abandoned vehicles for gas without much concern for the tires. Except for the one out of ten thousand who have another way to power their vehicle, extra tires may not be a top priority.

I also wonder how he plans to get all his loot home? Surely he would fuel and encounter no hostiles doing the same thing? Surely all his fellow looters would be trustworthy and honest?

Using a single shell to dispatch a criminal while getting transportation and supplies at the same time, that is something I can see happening. Swamp

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 31, 2017 daaswampman 0

WELL – That was twenty minutes of wasted time! Just like a friend who put back an extra set of tires for his pickup and a whole twenty gallons of extra gas! Now I could be completely wrong, but if it all goes to hell in a hurry, I would assume he would be long out of gas before his tires wore out! Just like everyone else checking abandoned vehicles for gas without much concern for the tires. Except for the one out of ten thousand who have another way to power their vehicle, extra tires may not be a top priority.

I also wonder how he plans to get all his loot home? Surely he would fuel and encounter no hostiles doing the same thing? Surely all his fellow looters would be trustworthy and honest?

Using a single shell to dispatch a criminal while getting transportation and supplies at the same time, that is something I can see happening. Swamp

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New Member From W WA

March 30, 2017 MrDanB 0

Hi Strider! Lots of decent folks here in Wa on this site. You sound like you’re situated nicely. Getting the home paid off is one of the hardest things to do for many! Gold Bar is a great location too! Far less population and right at the mountains. If you have any questions, ask away. If it’s prepping related, it’s probably been covered multiple times on this site!
DanB

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New Member From W WA

March 30, 2017 MrDanB 0

Hi Strider! Lots of decent folks here in Wa on this site. You sound like you’re situated nicely. Getting the home paid off is one of the hardest things to do for many! Gold Bar is a great location too! Far less population and right at the mountains. If you have any questions, ask away. If it’s prepping related, it’s probably been covered multiple times on this site!
DanB

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 Matte 0

Just once when this topic comes up I’d like to see some specifics on how they intend to execute these looting/scavenging operations. Not just a list of the business’ that have all the wonderful stuff they apparently don’t see the need to buy now, but details on how they intend to achieve the objective and get back to their base with the goods. The SMEAC of the mission.

If they did lay out the details I think we’d find one of two things, either it’s nothing more than a “what would you buy if you had a million dollars” type fantasy or they’re the marauders/looters we’re all preparing for (including the prepper business owners).

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 Matte 0

Just once when this topic comes up I’d like to see some specifics on how they intend to execute these looting/scavenging operations. Not just a list of the business’ that have all the wonderful stuff they apparently don’t see the need to buy now, but details on how they intend to achieve the objective and get back to their base with the goods. The SMEAC of the mission.

If they did lay out the details I think we’d find one of two things, either it’s nothing more than a “what would you buy if you had a million dollars” type fantasy or they’re the marauders/looters we’re all preparing for (including the prepper business owners).

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3 Things To Do: Protecting Your Online Communications

March 30, 2017 Dan Wolfe 0

I tend to hide in the background of the American Preppers Network. I’m the web-master, the guy that makes the guts of the place work. It’s a thankless job, but somebody has to do it. Well, actually it’s not thankless, both Tom and Gman at Prepper Broadcast have thanked me for countless little and big […]

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

March 30, 2017 theoutback 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:

theoutback wrote:

ReadyMom wrote:Well, he’s right about one thing … he IS a ‘crazy fat kid’ :shakeyes: My only concern is ‘crazy’ is also ‘unpredictable’. -k

Agreed! Hopefully he’s all bluster.

Hopefully the diplomats can keep a lid on him, since there are very few things as dangerous as a cornered crazy person…if he thinks he’s going down he’s quite likely to lash out.

Oh well, I’m pretty much as prepared as I can be although I’m always adding a few items to the stockpiles and learning new skills…just in case.

Good point DM!

Sometimes I wish I never read One Second After!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

March 30, 2017 theoutback 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:

theoutback wrote:

ReadyMom wrote:Well, he’s right about one thing … he IS a ‘crazy fat kid’ :shakeyes: My only concern is ‘crazy’ is also ‘unpredictable’. -k

Agreed! Hopefully he’s all bluster.

Hopefully the diplomats can keep a lid on him, since there are very few things as dangerous as a cornered crazy person…if he thinks he’s going down he’s quite likely to lash out.

Oh well, I’m pretty much as prepared as I can be although I’m always adding a few items to the stockpiles and learning new skills…just in case.

Good point DM!

Sometimes I wish I never read One Second After!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 Cast Iron 0
sageprice wrote:
Sheesh! I’m amazed at you guys. First of all, SHTF can be slow like a depression or fast like an EMP. Slow will drain the system dry well before anyone can loot or scavenge. Fast and people will die of dehydration or exposure. Second, removal of law enforcement will bring on chaos, removal of services (water, septic, fire fighters) will mean death by dehydration, disease, fire. Baby, you are on your own. Who you are you going to call when the phone doesn’t work. Can you rip out he plumbing for a PVC bow? Do you know how? True Twinkies will last for ever but who will have a infinite stock of them.

If you watch the video, after his looting vs scavenging disclaimer, you will note he comes right up front and mentions the possibility of a long slow grind or a fast one.

Many of his first five or so, Costco, JBs etc. he calls low hanging fruit. I would also call the vast majority of the rest of the list e.g. number 31 TSC or other feed stores or number 28 pharmacies are all low hanging fruit.
Along with hospice and nursing homes and many others.

While the title is this is a after a SHTF event, he mentions the possibility of bartering, suggesting a slow grind which does not jive with the title.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 Cast Iron 0
sageprice wrote:
Sheesh! I’m amazed at you guys. First of all, SHTF can be slow like a depression or fast like an EMP. Slow will drain the system dry well before anyone can loot or scavenge. Fast and people will die of dehydration or exposure. Second, removal of law enforcement will bring on chaos, removal of services (water, septic, fire fighters) will mean death by dehydration, disease, fire. Baby, you are on your own. Who you are you going to call when the phone doesn’t work. Can you rip out he plumbing for a PVC bow? Do you know how? True Twinkies will last for ever but who will have a infinite stock of them.

If you watch the video, after his looting vs scavenging disclaimer, you will note he comes right up front and mentions the possibility of a long slow grind or a fast one.

Many of his first five or so, Costco, JBs etc. he calls low hanging fruit. I would also call the vast majority of the rest of the list e.g. number 31 TSC or other feed stores or number 28 pharmacies are all low hanging fruit.
Along with hospice and nursing homes and many others.

While the title is this is a after a SHTF event, he mentions the possibility of bartering, suggesting a slow grind which does not jive with the title.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
sageprice wrote:
Sheesh! I’m amazed at you guys. First of all, SHTF can be slow like a depression or fast like an EMP. Slow will drain the system dry well before anyone can loot or scavenge. Fast and people will die of dehydration or exposure. Second, removal of law enforcement will bring on chaos, removal of services (water, septic, fire fighters) will mean death by dehydration, disease, fire. Baby, you are on your own. Who you are you going to call when the phone doesn’t work. Can you rip out he plumbing for a PVC bow? Do you know how? True Twinkies will last for ever but who will have a infinite stock of them.

that’s one of the advantages knowledgeable preppers have over the sheeple – recognizing the overall consequences of a SHTF event … if you look at the various SHTFs there’s not that many that all sheeple will recognize immediately as being that serious and having long term/TEOTWAWKI implications – that most likely means a long run up to the point there’s panic and final society breakdowns – that can mean that the people with resources $$$$ will be buying up anything that has credible usage – buying until the whole JIT distribution system is drained …. whatever that’s left will fall to the looters – they’ll be stealing the metal shelving when the arson fires get started ….

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
sageprice wrote:
Sheesh! I’m amazed at you guys. First of all, SHTF can be slow like a depression or fast like an EMP. Slow will drain the system dry well before anyone can loot or scavenge. Fast and people will die of dehydration or exposure. Second, removal of law enforcement will bring on chaos, removal of services (water, septic, fire fighters) will mean death by dehydration, disease, fire. Baby, you are on your own. Who you are you going to call when the phone doesn’t work. Can you rip out he plumbing for a PVC bow? Do you know how? True Twinkies will last for ever but who will have a infinite stock of them.

that’s one of the advantages knowledgeable preppers have over the sheeple – recognizing the overall consequences of a SHTF event … if you look at the various SHTFs there’s not that many that all sheeple will recognize immediately as being that serious and having long term/TEOTWAWKI implications – that most likely means a long run up to the point there’s panic and final society breakdowns – that can mean that the people with resources $$$$ will be buying up anything that has credible usage – buying until the whole JIT distribution system is drained …. whatever that’s left will fall to the looters – they’ll be stealing the metal shelving when the arson fires get started ….

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 sageprice 0

Sheesh! I’m amazed at you guys. First of all, SHTF can be slow like a depression or fast like an EMP. Slow will drain the system dry well before anyone can loot or scavenge. Fast and people will die of dehydration or exposure. Second, removal of law enforcement will bring on chaos, removal of services (water, septic, fire fighters) will mean death by dehydration, disease, fire. Baby, you are on your own. Who you are you going to call when the phone doesn’t work. Can you rip out he plumbing for a PVC bow? Do you know how? True Twinkies will last for ever but who will have a infinite stock of them.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:57 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 sageprice 0

Sheesh! I’m amazed at you guys. First of all, SHTF can be slow like a depression or fast like an EMP. Slow will drain the system dry well before anyone can loot or scavenge. Fast and people will die of dehydration or exposure. Second, removal of law enforcement will bring on chaos, removal of services (water, septic, fire fighters) will mean death by dehydration, disease, fire. Baby, you are on your own. Who you are you going to call when the phone doesn’t work. Can you rip out he plumbing for a PVC bow? Do you know how? True Twinkies will last for ever but who will have a infinite stock of them.

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Introduce Yourself • New but New Looking for prepper family in colorado

March 30, 2017 pruff196 0

I been a member multi times. i live in northwestern colorado and am looking for at least one good prepper family to join my adventure in prepping. My ranch has over 1000 feet of riverfront with some great fertile land. Ranch has electric and a well for water, Family needs their own rv, prefer a married christian couple with military backround, mechanical backround and raising livestock a big plus. Great fishing and hunting.
Area has multi opts for great paying jobs or opts for venturing into a small business. Backround check will be required.

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Introduce Yourself • New but New Looking for prepper family in colorado

March 30, 2017 pruff196 0

I been a member multi times. i live in northwestern colorado and am looking for at least one good prepper family to join my adventure in prepping. My ranch has over 1000 feet of riverfront with some great fertile land. Ranch has electric and a well for water, Family needs their own rv, prefer a married christian couple with military backround, mechanical backround and raising livestock a big plus. Great fishing and hunting.
Area has multi opts for great paying jobs or opts for venturing into a small business. Backround check will be required.

Statistics: Posted by pruff196 — Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:35 pm