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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 1, 2017 Cadit 0

I agree with what you’re saying to a point. if a country would try and I say try, it would be a mistake on their part to think that they could just roll in and take over. A land assault would be something that could happen after we have torn ourselves apart and are no longer a viable threat or functioning government to a invading force. I think our resources will be enough to temptation for a foreign nation to come and try to secure this land for their own.

Many don’t realize, that we are at war now, but a different type of war. A war of electronics, cyber war and financial and economic war in a world struggling to survive. The two largest powers outside of us are warring to take us down now. Russia and China are pulling the strings on the world market to remove us from the table of world players. This is just what you can find with a little intelligence work. But there is just to much to take in to know any what if’s; until they unfold.

Cadit

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:57 am


A.N.T.S. • Technicians License

April 1, 2017 Cadit 0

Greetings All:

It was posted in the Ants newsletter, and now here on the forum. I conduct study groups for entry level Ham license. I’m planning on conducting another class in May. If you have any interest, thoughts or think you would like to have your Ham operator license, this would be a good time to get them. The study class is free and your license is free, but there is a cost for the exam; ten (10) dollars, this I cannot get around, it is required by the VE (visiting Examiners) organization.

The study group meets twice a week for five weeks for a two to three hours’ secession. Some course material will be provided but the Technicians Class Manual you will have to purchase. The manual is just under thirty (30) dollars, which can be found on-line, Amazon, ARRL and most book stores. The manual from ARRL is the study material covered in this study, and at the conclusion of the study group, on the last day, exams will be given.

I have had people who ask; why do I need to have a license, if there is no government. I say; for the same reason, you had to get a learner’s permit to learn how to drive. It makes communicating easier, and you can develop skills that will help in a SHTF scenario. Do you think the government will allow radio communications in a grid down event, of an invading army want try to stop all radio communication? Keeping people in the dark about what is happening is the first form of control. So, in that environment, what will you do to communicate and not get caught? How will you communicate to where the enemy doesn’t know what you’re saying? Do you have a field notes code book your group has created? THINK. Learn those skills now. develop your plans or include it in your plans. You must know what is happening to survive, and good intelligence gathering is a must.

Plus; we need more CommAnts, straighten our ranks now.

Just saying, now is the time to learn those types of things. :agree:

Cadit

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:38 am


Livestock and more • Re: Guinea pigs as livestock??????

April 1, 2017 Cast Iron 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

RollingwithR wrote:Wow thanks for the great info kappydell your info got my wife finally signed on 100% with the whole idea it was the tip about the babies having fur that really tipped her, I really like the one month breeding mark. So I’m going to start looking for babies. You sound like you have done this before, I’ve been doing my own research online and your info seams dead on thanks Any suggestions on where to buy some breading guinea pigs or what bread? I know I don’t want anything long haired but that’s about it. Lol can you imagine the looks were going to get at petco! Asking about the different bread characteristics? Not like that will stop me from doing it but if anyone has a better suggestion for stock procurement please share! I’ve got a bunch of spring projects started already but this has been added to list now. I have to build a new hutch and pen and everything so it might be a couple months out yet but keep an eye on this thread I will post pics of new hutch and my whole “mini piggy farm” that’s what we’re calling this little endeavor btw. Thanks again

OK…now this is getting interesting. Going to bookmark this Rolling…I’m very interested in your startup notes/progress/pics.

I know almost nothing on breeding of anything for self-sustainment except some personal research on cattle and chickens…No practical experience in any way so, ya, almost nothing.(My city wont even let me keep chickens as pets)

Just curious here…. Can you eat only guinea pigs as a meat diet or is there the real issue there of Protein poisoning like with rabbit?(Rabbit starvation)

lol…This is for sure the weirdest subject to grab my attention in a while…lol…open minds are always willing to break from social convention and be the stronger for it. I wonder if this is my way in around city ordinances…..Hmmmmm…..If they don’t make a lot of noise how would my neighbors or city officials even find out?

The smell.
IF their urine smell that is.
Of all my livestock, I think the rabbits are the most odorous.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:36 am


A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 1, 2017 Cast Iron 0

NK does seem a bit on the more wacky side as of late to use a technical term.

Not sure if I really see a land invasion by a foreign power.

I am more inclined to say I could see social/civil strife increasing and something like a civil war breaking out, especially as the 2018 and 2020 election cycles approach.
There seems to be a lot more fear, uncertainty, and doubt, especially in the news real or not.
A lot of the rhetoric seems to be militant.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:33 am


Livestock and more • Re: Guinea pigs as livestock??????

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
RollingwithR wrote:
Wow thanks for the great info kappydell your info got my wife finally signed on 100% with the whole idea it was the tip about the babies having fur that really tipped her, I really like the one month breeding mark. So I’m going to start looking for babies. You sound like you have done this before, I’ve been doing my own research online and your info seams dead on thanks Any suggestions on where to buy some breading guinea pigs or what bread? I know I don’t want anything long haired but that’s about it. Lol can you imagine the looks were going to get at petco! Asking about the different bread characteristics? Not like that will stop me from doing it but if anyone has a better suggestion for stock procurement please share! I’ve got a bunch of spring projects started already but this has been added to list now. I have to build a new hutch and pen and everything so it might be a couple months out yet but keep an eye on this thread I will post pics of new hutch and my whole “mini piggy farm” that’s what we’re calling this little endeavor btw. Thanks again

OK…now this is getting interesting. Going to bookmark this Rolling…I’m very interested in your startup notes/progress/pics.

I know almost nothing on breeding of anything for self-sustainment except some personal research on cattle and chickens…No practical experience in any way so, ya, almost nothing.(My city wont even let me keep chickens as pets)

Just curious here…. Can you eat only guinea pigs as a meat diet or is there the real issue there of Protein poisoning like with rabbit?(Rabbit starvation)

lol…This is for sure the weirdest subject to grab my attention in a while…lol…open minds are always willing to break from social convention and be the stronger for it. I wonder if this is my way in around city ordinances…..Hmmmmm…..If they don’t make a lot of noise how would my neighbors or city officials even find out?

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:33 am


General Preparedness Discussion • Shall we play a game, V

April 1, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Per Matte’s suggestion and idea, if you HAD to go on a scavenging mission into town for a life or death item e.g. insulin for a Type 1 diabetic, broad spectrum antibiotic, make or break part to run the well, fuel to heat the house, whatever, how would you go about it?

As Matte asked,

What’s the optimum number for a scavenging team? What role will each member take? Daytime or nighttime? Announce your presence and intent (yelling, honking, white flag) first? Hit hard, fast, and get out quick like a bank robbery, or more like a cat burglar relying on stealth and taking more time for a thorough search? What’s the loadout/gear for each person – weapon(s), crowbar, bolt cutters, lockpicks, loot bags, flashlights, etc? What’s the plan if the team surprises or is surprised by people hidden inside, or if another group approaches from the outside – fight, flight, surrender if ordered to do so? Any instructions for those remaining back at the home/base in the event the team doesn’t return?

Take into consideration both on foot and with motor transport.
Consider both small and large items.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:27 am


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

April 1, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Matte wrote:
Didn’t realize the Koreans had that level of organization either Dirk. None of the stories I read about them went into that much detail, just that they banded together to protect their businesses and the pics of them on the rooftop. Any suggested reading to get more details?

On the mission planning I mentioned I’d just clarify it’s more than just the logistics but a complete plan I’d like to see them lay out. A large part of being prepared is the pre-planning after all, but I never see a hypothetical scavenging mission discussed with the same level of detail that would goes into, say, home defense planning.

What’s the optimum number for a scavenging team? What role will each member take? Daytime or nighttime? Announce your presence and intent (yelling, honking, white flag) first? Hit hard, fast, and get out quick like a bank robbery, or more like a cat burglar relying on stealth and taking more time for a thorough search? What’s the loadout/gear for each person – weapon(s), crowbar, bolt cutters, lockpicks, loot bags, flashlights, etc? What’s the plan if the team surprises or is surprised by people hidden inside, or if another group approaches from the outside – fight, flight, surrender if ordered to do so? Any instructions for those remaining back at the home/base in the event the team doesn’t return? Those just for starters…

As Cast Iron mentioned, it’s like a lot of people think they’ll have a crystal ball or a complete set of facts going into every possible situation. Who’s more dangerous, a career criminal out looting for profit or a parent with a hungry child? Unlike the old westerns the bad guys won’t always be wearing black hats either. Illini Warrior’s take on it is basically my thoughts as well, and not to single you out Photon Guy, but if you’ve considered and planned for a scenario where you might need to scavenge to get home then would like to hear your thoughts especially.

A good idea.

Not sure how long you have been on this forum, but in the past I have posted threads called, “Shall we play a game?” with various scenarios and how people would react to them accordingly.

I will start a new one with your premise.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:23 am


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

April 1, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Photon Guy wrote:
A good many of the responses on this thread have been about hunkering down and not venturing out in a crisis. The idea is to be well enough supplied in the first place so that you don’t have to go out and hunt for more resources. Hunkering down might be a very good idea and as such its also obviously a good idea to be well supplied at your home base or wherever it is you hunker down. That’s why I make sure to be well supplied, I keep a good stock of the crucial stuff that would be needed in an emergency not the least being water. As it is I’ve got a distiller and containers and I’ve got the capability of storing up to 40 gallons of fresh drinking water at any given time. Of course I’ve got other essentials, food, medical supplies, defense, ect. but lets face it, we will not always know when and how a disaster will strike. As sageprice put it, a crisis can happen suddenly such as 9/11 or hurricane Katrina or it can happen slowly such as the Great Depression. Its great to have all the supplies you need at hand but depending on the situation you might not have access to your supplies. What if you’re away from home at the time? What if you’re on a trip when a crisis strikes and you’re halfway across the country from your fortress of a home stocked full of all the essentials that you need? What if some or most of your supplies gets damaged or ruined? In such cases you will need to hunt for more supplies. If you’re far away from home you will need the means of getting back home and that might, most likely will, require you to acquire stuff on your way back. Some of the people responding have pointed out that they live in the middle of nowhere, they always keep their strongholds well stocked, and that they rarely ever leave home and when they do its usually only to get more supplies. Well hunkering down and having everything you need might not be a problem for you but not everybody is like you. Some people travel much of the time. Some people might have jobs where they’re in different places much of the time. Take for instance a truck driver who drives all around the country, they’re all over the place. So you have to consider each and every situation. And for those who don’t find the video informative or who don’t find my posts informative know this, my reason for being on this forum and for posting on this forum is to learn not to teach. That’s why I ask for feedback.

I am sorry our responses did not meet to your satisfaction.
However, in your OP you asked for our thoughts with no caveat as to particular circumstances or instances, such as a truck driver. It is only human nature for us to respond from our personal situation.
The video was a different way of looking at things, I questioned the gentleman’s definition of low hanging fruit. While I do not know definitely, I am going to make an educated guess and say he does not have livestock. If he did, he would know TSC would be one of the obvious places to loot, raid, or scavenge early on for feed, fuel in various forms, tools, antibiotics, and a whole lot more than say, Wal-Mart or Costco. I for one, would be more inclined to go to a TSC before any of the previously mentioned big box stores.
I believe most of us were questioning his list and rational.
Not you.
Do not take it personally.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:13 am


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A.N.T.S. • Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 1, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All:

In talking with friends and family, it became very apparent that it is thought that there is something boiling just over the arising. Many think that an attempt will be made on President Trump, and right wing socialist will try to topple the Trump Administration. Also the likelihood of a EMP attack my a foreign country before a land assault.

Is this the lull before the storm? In our talks of what if’s: all thought that America would be brought to it’s knees, wither from and EMP or a land assault or both. There would be fighting in the streets and a dysfunctional government either way. EMP; we would have us tearing each other apart from with-in, with and possibly no deaths among the perpetrators. But a land assault would mean deaths on both sides, with the offending army having heavy losses. Most thought that an attacking army would motivate the American people to take up arms in defense. Some thought that the EMP would be a prelude to a land assault, giving the American’s time to turn on each other over food and water and such.

I myself; don’t really know what it could be, my friends and family surprised me in their thoughts. I do think that something is building up, there is too much of the world governments that are against America now for it not too be. And many of our allies have backed off or just pulled away from any open support. They say one thing but do another, pitting one against the other to see who comes out on top. I do believe that our country to date is at a stage to where it would be almost impossible to defend itself on say two fronts. Our former president has weakened our defenses to a point where we can barely defend our boarders, much less win a war.

Foreign countries see this and the scramble to boaster our defenses and boarders. What is your thoughts; are we headed for a sneak attack, do we have our heads in the sand or is some foreign country/countries going to try a conquer the USA. Many think that the SHTF has been put off for a time. Remember Japan; we were having peace talks to the time we were attacked. Let us not forget our history lessons of the past.

What will you do? And do you think something is about to happen?

Cadit

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:59 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Spreading Prepper Mentality—Pros Vs. Cons?

April 1, 2017 Cast Iron 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
It’s late and I’m tired so excuse a wandering mind.. Too late for a second cup CI. ;)

Lots of very valid points here….Gets me thinking.

The Nat-Geo example is a very real possibility in a full SHTF situation.

The prepper from birth idea/Have it or don’t I have to disagree with for myself, but I can see that too.(I didn’t have it, but acquired it later in life…I’d narrow it down to the point of marriage and wanting to have my responsibilities covered I guess)

And the “closet prepper” was me for the early years but I passed that ages ago from not wanting to stop learning….I cant even come close to saying I’m a Daniel Boone or anything but certainly have a lot of bases covered now and know there’s always more to learn.

Call me naïve but I just cant see myself in a emergency shuttering my doors…… I think I’m the multiple stash location guy where base 1 is for helping and living trying to get thru it while trying to help others…BUT CAUTIOUSLY….. If the nat-geo effect referenced wasn’t seen in advance or recognized actually hit or S-REALLY-HTF, I’d bug out since location #1 is so urban with the spare supplies at #2 as a backup for the family and then shutter up the doors….

I have brought at least one on board with the mindset that I know of but then again, maybe he was just needing a little push and was that kid growing up to begin with….

I’m not a babysitter & he’s a grown man responsible for himself, but I do feel better for flipping the switch for a good person I care about even if he’s not blood….Even if the light bulb is a little dim compared to what I deem prepared. But that’s a personal perception, right?

Where I’ll draw the line from helping to shuttering is also a personal choice I guess…I honestly cant say what I’d do until there.

No worries Dr1ven, working on my first cup as I type. ;)

I can not comment on the National Geographic TV program. I do not watch TV programming. All I can say, to quote one of my former OICs, “Anything is possible. The likelihood is what is questionable.”

I agree with your premise on if prepping is a inborn nature thing or a learned concept. Case in point: While I have always had the prepper tendencies, my sister did not . . . until she saw the hurricane Katrina aftermath. Then she woke up, got firearms training, some prepper items, better than none, and is more aware of how frail our JIT society is.

Good on you for your not shuttering the doors and windows mentality. Based off your previous posts, I am going to take a WAG and say you are in middle to upper management in your company. Those leadership skills are just as likely to help you survive a SHTF situation as mad Mall Ninja skills. Show some kindness, willingness to help others, and your leadership skills and you just might wind up in charge of a small enclave, or community. That is something I think a number of preppers do not take into consideration. Seems to me, in this day and age, the commoner i.e. non-prepper, is always looking to someone else to provide leadership, make decisions, provide them with the reassurance that someone else is in charge to make the hard choices so they do not have to.
My Mall Ninja all things MREs, tacti-cool, Life Straw and Tampons co-worker sees himself as some kind of survival expert, who will lead the rest of us out of harms way and into our post-SHTF Utopian society . . . we are all of the opinion to shoot him in the face the moment ROL goes out the window. He has no leadership skills, and very few social skills. He is a danger to group dynamics and long term survivability.
I think this is why you see the Spider People who proclaim the go it alone, bunker bunny mentality is the one and only idea to long term survivability.

Based off what I am reading into, the National Geographic TV program is a possibility.
It could be equally said it is possibility a prepper with leadership and organization skills could find themselves in charge of a small to mid sized group, planning and actively moving towards long term survival.
Again, anything is possible.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:53 am


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

April 1, 2017 Matte 0

Didn’t realize the Koreans had that level of organization either Dirk. None of the stories I read about them went into that much detail, just that they banded together to protect their businesses and the pics of them on the rooftop. Any suggested reading to get more details?

On the mission planning I mentioned I’d just clarify it’s more than just the logistics but a complete plan I’d like to see them lay out. A large part of being prepared is the pre-planning after all, but I never see a hypothetical scavenging mission discussed with the same level of detail that would goes into, say, home defense planning.

What’s the optimum number for a scavenging team? What role will each member take? Daytime or nighttime? Announce your presence and intent (yelling, honking, white flag) first? Hit hard, fast, and get out quick like a bank robbery, or more like a cat burglar relying on stealth and taking more time for a thorough search? What’s the loadout/gear for each person – weapon(s), crowbar, bolt cutters, lockpicks, loot bags, flashlights, etc? What’s the plan if the team surprises or is surprised by people hidden inside, or if another group approaches from the outside – fight, flight, surrender if ordered to do so? Any instructions for those remaining back at the home/base in the event the team doesn’t return? Those just for starters…

As Cast Iron mentioned, it’s like a lot of people think they’ll have a crystal ball or a complete set of facts going into every possible situation. Who’s more dangerous, a career criminal out looting for profit or a parent with a hungry child? Unlike the old westerns the bad guys won’t always be wearing black hats either. Illini Warrior’s take on it is basically my thoughts as well, and not to single you out Photon Guy, but if you’ve considered and planned for a scenario where you might need to scavenge to get home then would like to hear your thoughts especially.

Statistics: Posted by Matte — Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:38 am


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Books • Re: Lights Out

April 1, 2017 101airborne 0
ReadyMom wrote:
[There are TWO books … Koppell’s book and the ‘novel’ Lights Out. The novel is the one everyone raves about. Author: David Crawford

I still remember the book. Gave it to a book sale donation. Still didn’t care for it. Just personal opinion but I’ve read better.

Statistics: Posted by 101airborne — Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:39 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Spreading Prepper Mentality—Pros Vs. Cons?

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

It’s late and I’m tired so excuse a wandering mind.. Too late for a second cup CI. ;)

Lots of very valid points here….Gets me thinking.

The Nat-Geo example is a very real possibility in a full SHTF situation.

The prepper from birth idea/Have it or don’t I have to disagree with for myself, but I can see that too.(I didn’t have it, but acquired it later in life…I’d narrow it down to the point of marriage and wanting to have my responsibilities covered I guess)

And the “closet prepper” was me for the early years but I passed that ages ago from not wanting to stop learning….I cant even come close to saying I’m a Daniel Boone or anything but certainly have a lot of bases covered now and know there’s always more to learn.

Call me naïve but I just cant see myself in a emergency shuttering my doors…… I think I’m the multiple stash location guy where base 1 is for helping and living trying to get thru it while trying to help others…BUT CAUTIOUSLY….. If the nat-geo effect referenced wasn’t seen in advance or recognized actually hit or S-REALLY-HTF, I’d bug out since location #1 is so urban with the spare supplies at #2 as a backup for the family and then shutter up the doors….

I have brought at least one on board with the mindset that I know of but then again, maybe he was just needing a little push and was that kid growing up to begin with….

I’m not a babysitter & he’s a grown man responsible for himself, but I do feel better for flipping the switch for a good person I care about even if he’s not blood….Even if the light bulb is a little dim compared to what I deem prepared. But that’s a personal perception, right?

Where I’ll draw the line from helping to shuttering is also a personal choice I guess…I honestly cant say what I’d do until there.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:15 am


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Interactive Fun Prepper Night with “Conflicted”

April 1, 2017 gman 0

Interactive Fun Prepper Night with “Conflicted” Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Audio in player below! On this episode of “The Prepping  Academy” join host Forrest and Kyle for a little bit of interactive fun. We take a small break from all the regular programming to dig deeper in to the minds of the host by … Continue reading Interactive Fun Prepper Night with “Conflicted”

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After the Olympics

April 1, 2017 admin 0

From The Archives: 2010-03-10 09:55:08 Well, some how we managed to survive the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010, which I was hoping to completely avoid by moving back east before it started, well the move is still coming. When this event was first announced I was part of a research…

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

April 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

He mentioned hospitals, pharmacies and retirement centers! I wish he could have seen Big Charity following Katrina! There was nothing of value, it was a dangerous place to begin with and a hellhole after. There may be things to steal, but not be in the usual places, as that is what everyone will be thinking!

When I travel, I carry things with me, that will help me get home. With some practice and planning, it is amazing how little an individual can survive on. Another concern is your physical health. Do you want to go picking through wants left after everybody has used it for a latrine? Even months after Katrina, the odors in the buildings was something hard to put into words.

Once you get past getting killed or catching a nasty disease – the greatest problem with looting in a survival situation, is finding anything you might actually NEED at that moment. Swamp

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

April 1, 2017 Mollypup 0

Depends upon the pot bellied pig’s mental stability.

Hitler held on until he had children & old men as troops, even when it was clear he was losing & badly. Scarier still, those who followed him, kept right on following him. I’m sure there were at least some who had finally come to the conclusion the man was seriously mentally unstable.

People commit self destructive acts every single day, both small an enormous. Just because it *might* be a self destructive act, doesn’t mean NK won’t be self destructive enough to do it. Logic has no place in an insane mind.

I wonder if anyone has given thought that NK might be the puppet of someone else? This could be either private sector or govt. It would certainly explain where the funds for such research & development are coming from. The job still gets done but retaliation isn’t on you because you’ve used a 3rd party. Not a bad strategy.

I also am “iffy” on the notion of instant retaliation in a world engulfed in political correctness. (the US is not the only nation overtaken by this disease) I would imagine NATO & the UN would seriously disagree with instant retaliation of a target with little or no proof prior. The reason 9/11 wasn’t responded with instant retaliation. I would venture to assume the ability to ascertain proof is going to depend upon method of delivery. But even that is going to take time & in such instances, time is the enemy. Time allows the rest of the world to realize (fully let it sink in) that we’ve gone from leader of the western world to 3rd world country. Once that happens, honestly? Who knows what they’re reaction is going to be. We’re certainly not going to matter an awful lot to them, that’s for sure, nor are we going to contribute much to a fight that isn’t their fight. Personally? I doubt we’ll be focused on retaliation, more probably we’re going to have those ships ect focused on protecting the homefront because at that point it’s all we’re going to have to that end.

An EMP makes us sitting ducks. Easy prey.

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

April 1, 2017 Photon Guy 0

A good many of the responses on this thread have been about hunkering down and not venturing out in a crisis. The idea is to be well enough supplied in the first place so that you don’t have to go out and hunt for more resources. Hunkering down might be a very good idea and as such its also obviously a good idea to be well supplied at your home base or wherever it is you hunker down. That’s why I make sure to be well supplied, I keep a good stock of the crucial stuff that would be needed in an emergency not the least being water. As it is I’ve got a distiller and containers and I’ve got the capability of storing up to 40 gallons of fresh drinking water at any given time. Of course I’ve got other essentials, food, medical supplies, defense, ect. but lets face it, we will not always know when and how a disaster will strike. As sageprice put it, a crisis can happen suddenly such as 9/11 or hurricane Katrina or it can happen slowly such as the Great Depression. Its great to have all the supplies you need at hand but depending on the situation you might not have access to your supplies. What if you’re away from home at the time? What if you’re on a trip when a crisis strikes and you’re halfway across the country from your fortress of a home stocked full of all the essentials that you need? What if some or most of your supplies gets damaged or ruined? In such cases you will need to hunt for more supplies. If you’re far away from home you will need the means of getting back home and that might, most likely will, require you to acquire stuff on your way back. Some of the people responding have pointed out that they live in the middle of nowhere, they always keep their strongholds well stocked, and that they rarely ever leave home and when they do its usually only to get more supplies. Well hunkering down and having everything you need might not be a problem for you but not everybody is like you. Some people travel much of the time. Some people might have jobs where they’re in different places much of the time. Take for instance a truck driver who drives all around the country, they’re all over the place. So you have to consider each and every situation. And for those who don’t find the video informative or who don’t find my posts informative know this, my reason for being on this forum and for posting on this forum is to learn not to teach. That’s why I ask for feedback.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: New(used) BOV…a little different. Opinions?

April 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I have to say, driving it around today was surprising…It really rides well. ALMOST doesn’t feel like a truck…The few “accidental” curb hops showed the feel. ;)

I understood about the gas issue before purchasing…Time will tell on that. I tend to be a lead-foot so gas hasn’t always been a concern. It seems to be getting in the 16-17mpg range so far but only one day in so who knows…Seems standard for the bigger trucks at that so there is that downside for sure. I only have to drive 2 miles to the office so other than play time and occasional client interactions I’ll be fine there.

The get-up-and-go was surprising too for the V6…Tires actually broke free without me intending to…….Don’t know about the high-end as I wasn’t getting over 50mph on regular streets.(all I need to ruin the “New car good feeling” is a brand new ticket to go along with it…lol)

I’ll be getting an inspection tomorrow to be safe….$65 for peace of mind before the 5 day return window I have and all that jazz…

Insurance only went up $104 annually…another no big deal/was expecting more going from an 08.

BTW….Anyone want to buy a V6 4X4 Ford Escape…..lol :innocent:

That should go pretty quick on Carguru anyways….

Thanks for the input….Pretty happy I guess.

Oh ya,…. and Rocks…..get your own. :D

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:33 pm