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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 NJMike 0

Several quotes that strike a chord in me.

“I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates

“Seek first to understand, before being understood.” – Dr. Stephen Covey

Taken out of context from a larger work – “For all people strive to grasp what they do not know, while none strive to grasp what they already know; and all strive to discredit what they do not excel in, while none strive to discredit what they do excel in. This is why there is chaos.” – Chuang Tzu

“Do, or do not, there is no try.” – Jedi Master Yoda

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 NJMike 0

Several quotes that strike a chord in me.

“I know that I know nothing.” – Socrates

“Seek first to understand, before being understood.” – Dr. Stephen Covey

Taken out of context from a larger work – “For all people strive to grasp what they do not know, while none strive to grasp what they already know; and all strive to discredit what they do not excel in, while none strive to discredit what they do excel in. This is why there is chaos.” – Chuang Tzu

“Do, or do not, there is no try.” – Jedi Master Yoda

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:04 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 ajax727 0

The day you stop learning is the day they put you in a hole and throw dirt in your face .

The grass is always greener on the other side because of all the crap they spread .

If you sit on the fence long enough you will get splinters .

” A lie becomes the truth if it is repeated over and over “. Hitler

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 ajax727 0

The day you stop learning is the day they put you in a hole and throw dirt in your face .

The grass is always greener on the other side because of all the crap they spread .

If you sit on the fence long enough you will get splinters .

” A lie becomes the truth if it is repeated over and over “. Hitler

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:28 am


Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Disaster Preparedness

July 1, 2017 H. Davis 0

There are a lot of cities that have been devastated by disasters: earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and New Zealand; floods and heavy rainfalls in places like Pakistan, Eastern Europe, and other parts of Africa; hurricanes, and wildfires throughout the United States; and volcanic eruptions in Iceland. All of these natural disasters have caused suffering and […]

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Wilderness Survival • Re: What would you do ? (tracked by dogs)

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

I’m old. When a much younger ex-rifle student joined the Marines, he became a scout/spotter/ sniper. Yes, he wears the SS (scout sniper) tattoo. I asked him about tracking dogs. He replied we carry a can of self defense pepper spray and spray our back trail. Since dog’s noses are so sensitive it can really screw them up. I’ve owned dogs for half a century, please, don’t do this for SKG(Shi_s Kicks, and Giggles).

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Wilderness Survival • Re: What would you do ? (tracked by dogs)

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

I’m old. When a much younger ex-rifle student joined the Marines, he became a scout/spotter/ sniper. Yes, he wears the SS (scout sniper) tattoo. I asked him about tracking dogs. He replied we carry a can of self defense pepper spray and spray our back trail. Since dog’s noses are so sensitive it can really screw them up. I’ve owned dogs for half a century, please, don’t do this for SKG(Shi_s Kicks, and Giggles).

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:00 am


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Wilderness Survival • Re: What would you do ? (tracked by dogs)

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

I’m old. When a much younger ex-rifle student joined the Marines, he became a scout/spotter/ sniper. Yes, he wears the SS (scout sniper) tattoo. I asked him about tracking dogs. He replied we carry a can of self defense pepper spray and spray our back trail. Since dog’s noses are so sensitive it can really screw them up. I’ve owned dogs for half a century, please, don’t do this for SKG(Shi_s Kicks, and Giggles).

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:00 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK Preppers, Time to Sound Off

July 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cadit wrote:
Oh man; you guys are so wonderful, I love these post, and the one of the forge fan, tugging at my heart, I too love baking bread the old fashion way, by hand. Not to mention the sewing on those rainy nights when the power is out with by battery back for lighting. Man I love this. Makes me want to do it all. I want to be good at metallurgy and woodworking. I like to make knives also. But enough of that, if I could I would do so many things, because like many of you, I like building things and making things.

Thank you for these great post. I hope I hear form others like you.

HA!!! Love to hear you love baking the old-world way by hand Cadit….Me too.

You seem to me to have your SH*T together on preps and a pretty serious mindset from your other post….Baking for the most part, my friends just don’t understand the relaxation and sense of accomplishment in it.

One day I’m on the range shooting 300 yrds for accuracy, next showing off a cucumber or tomato that I’ve grown, the next doing time trials in a kill room or on an IDPA course, and then the next day showing off a 15 hour Poolish fermented round loaf and 2 braided baguettes…..lol.

I was just telling one of my friends yesterday in (Detective in homicide) that I swear I’m going thru a mid-life or something……

His reply???….. He asked if I bought my metal detector yet. :rofl::rofl::rofl: LMAO….I was dying.

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~D :gunsmile:

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:27 am


A.N.T.S. • Re: OK Preppers, Time to Sound Off

July 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cadit wrote:
Oh man; you guys are so wonderful, I love these post, and the one of the forge fan, tugging at my heart, I too love baking bread the old fashion way, by hand. Not to mention the sewing on those rainy nights when the power is out with by battery back for lighting. Man I love this. Makes me want to do it all. I want to be good at metallurgy and woodworking. I like to make knives also. But enough of that, if I could I would do so many things, because like many of you, I like building things and making things.

Thank you for these great post. I hope I hear form others like you.

HA!!! Love to hear you love baking the old-world way by hand Cadit….Me too.

You seem to me to have your SH*T together on preps and a pretty serious mindset from your other post….Baking for the most part, my friends just don’t understand the relaxation and sense of accomplishment in it.

One day I’m on the range shooting 300 yrds for accuracy, next showing off a cucumber or tomato that I’ve grown, the next doing time trials in a kill room or on an IDPA course, and then the next day showing off a 15 hour Poolish fermented round loaf and 2 braided baguettes…..lol.

I was just telling one of my friends yesterday in (Detective in homicide) that I swear I’m going thru a mid-life or something……

His reply???….. He asked if I bought my metal detector yet. :rofl::rofl::rofl: LMAO….I was dying.

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~D :gunsmile:

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:27 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK Preppers, Time to Sound Off

July 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Cadit wrote:
Oh man; you guys are so wonderful, I love these post, and the one of the forge fan, tugging at my heart, I too love baking bread the old fashion way, by hand. Not to mention the sewing on those rainy nights when the power is out with by battery back for lighting. Man I love this. Makes me want to do it all. I want to be good at metallurgy and woodworking. I like to make knives also. But enough of that, if I could I would do so many things, because like many of you, I like building things and making things.

Thank you for these great post. I hope I hear form others like you.

HA!!! Love to hear you love baking the old-world way by hand Cadit….Me too.

You seem to me to have your SH*T together on preps and a pretty serious mindset from your other post….Baking for the most part, my friends just don’t understand the relaxation and sense of accomplishment in it.

One day I’m on the range shooting 300 yrds for accuracy, next showing off a cucumber or tomato that I’ve grown, the next doing time trials in a kill room or on an IDPA course, and then the next day showing off a 15 hour Poolish fermented round loaf and 2 braided baguettes…..lol.

I was just telling one of my friends yesterday in (Detective in homicide) that I swear I’m going thru a mid-life or something……

His reply???….. He asked if I bought my metal detector yet. :rofl::rofl::rofl: LMAO….I was dying.

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~D :gunsmile:

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:27 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

Ok, here’s three of that I have:

“All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone”.

Christian Lous Lange

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quot … _survivale“.

“There are some buttholes in the world that just need to be shot”.

“There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do”.

General James Mattis

Everybody have a safe Independence day!!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 rickdun 0

Ok, here’s three of that I have:

“All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone”.

Christian Lous Lange

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quot … _survivale“.

“There are some buttholes in the world that just need to be shot”.

“There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do”.

General James Mattis

Everybody have a safe Independence day!!

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:00 am


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General Family Preparedness • Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

it’s self promotion on SurvivalBlog – but Rawlws quote is succinct and sums up the overall belief of the serious prepper and why we do – what we do ….

“Civilization is just a thin veneer. In the absence of law and order, men quickly revert to savagery. As was illustrated by the rioting and looting that accompanied disasters in the past three decades, the transition from tranquility to absolute barbarism can occur overnight. People expect tomorrow to be just like today, and they act accordingly. But then comes a unpredictable disaster that catches the vast majority unprepared. The average American family has four days worth of food on hand. When that food is gone, we’ll soon see the thin veneer stripped away.”- James Wesley Rawles

https://survivalblog.com/editors-quote-day-53/

got one of your own or have another quote that plows the road for you – add it to the pile

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General Family Preparedness • Prepper Quote of the Day

July 1, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

it’s self promotion on SurvivalBlog – but Rawlws quote is succinct and sums up the overall belief of the serious prepper and why we do – what we do ….

“Civilization is just a thin veneer. In the absence of law and order, men quickly revert to savagery. As was illustrated by the rioting and looting that accompanied disasters in the past three decades, the transition from tranquility to absolute barbarism can occur overnight. People expect tomorrow to be just like today, and they act accordingly. But then comes a unpredictable disaster that catches the vast majority unprepared. The average American family has four days worth of food on hand. When that food is gone, we’ll soon see the thin veneer stripped away.”- James Wesley Rawles

https://survivalblog.com/editors-quote-day-53/

got one of your own or have another quote that plows the road for you – add it to the pile

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:05 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

July 1, 2017 Permafrost 0
Cadit wrote:
I know that many think that they will be the lone ranger and do it alone or with just your family. Let’s look at that, and remember the Lone Range had a side kick. But you must stop and think, is it just you and you mate, maybe two or three kids, teenagers, or young adults. Now from the two mates it gets better as the family grows, because; each member now has a roll in life. If its just the two of you, your screwed, security must be maintained daily, who sleeps and who stands watch. two of you, how long can you run on just four (4) hours of sleep each. Sleep studies have shown that the human must have a minimum of six (6) hours of rest to function well. Less than that and you become less capable of normal task and decisions are hard to make.

A group you have more people to share those tasks.

Man Cadit, you are really down on anyone who doesn’t prep like you. Everybody’s situation is different, and what works for some does not work for everyone. Not everyone will have raiders at their door, or even people to contend with.

I’ve been in town now for about 30 something hours and in about 6 hours I will leave town and take my wife up to our scrap of nowhere. In a week or so I will bring her back to town or someone will fly her back. It is 2 hours by road to a boat launch and then another 12 to 16 hours by boat to my place. In the 75 mile by 50 mile area I consider home there are 3 other year around residents. Think about that, 4 people (5 counting my wife when she is there) in a area of 3750 square miles. There are 7 other land owners and seasonal people but some of them have not been up there in decades, bringing the max total population to 12. If I throw in the lower river (60 miles or so long and about 50 miles wide I guess) that would give me maybe another 20 seasonal people at most but add another 3000 square miles. Even now with plentiful resources people do not go there, they do not have the skill to get there or the desire to go that far only to find nothing. Even the family members I have who have been there do not choose to go back, it is to far and there are better (and closer) areas to hunt or fish or trap. I have explained my situation because you always go on about security concerns as a primary reason for groups, and I thought I would illustrate why not all people need to worry about security. Granted my situation is different than most down there, not everybody is isolated in thousands of miles of roadless wilderness and surrounded by a roaming pack of sled dogs, but it is actually fairly common here with subsistence hunters and trappers.

In a week or two I will be back in the world for a few days, and I would actually like to have a discussion about groups vs individuals. Until I get back I hope my post has given you something to think about. Everybody has different circumstances, the goal it to help each other through advice that is best suited to their situation. There is no cookie cutter answer for survival.

Statistics: Posted by Permafrost — Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:39 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

July 1, 2017 Permafrost 0
Cadit wrote:
I know that many think that they will be the lone ranger and do it alone or with just your family. Let’s look at that, and remember the Lone Range had a side kick. But you must stop and think, is it just you and you mate, maybe two or three kids, teenagers, or young adults. Now from the two mates it gets better as the family grows, because; each member now has a roll in life. If its just the two of you, your screwed, security must be maintained daily, who sleeps and who stands watch. two of you, how long can you run on just four (4) hours of sleep each. Sleep studies have shown that the human must have a minimum of six (6) hours of rest to function well. Less than that and you become less capable of normal task and decisions are hard to make.

A group you have more people to share those tasks.

Man Cadit, you are really down on anyone who doesn’t prep like you. Everybody’s situation is different, and what works for some does not work for everyone. Not everyone will have raiders at their door, or even people to contend with.

I’ve been in town now for about 30 something hours and in about 6 hours I will leave town and take my wife up to our scrap of nowhere. In a week or so I will bring her back to town or someone will fly her back. It is 2 hours by road to a boat launch and then another 12 to 16 hours by boat to my place. In the 75 mile by 50 mile area I consider home there are 3 other year around residents. Think about that, 4 people (5 counting my wife when she is there) in a area of 3750 square miles. There are 7 other land owners and seasonal people but some of them have not been up there in decades, bringing the max total population to 12. If I throw in the lower river (60 miles or so long and about 50 miles wide I guess) that would give me maybe another 20 seasonal people at most but add another 3000 square miles. Even now with plentiful resources people do not go there, they do not have the skill to get there or the desire to go that far only to find nothing. Even the family members I have who have been there do not choose to go back, it is to far and there are better (and closer) areas to hunt or fish or trap. I have explained my situation because you always go on about security concerns as a primary reason for groups, and I thought I would illustrate why not all people need to worry about security. Granted my situation is different than most down there, not everybody is isolated in thousands of miles of roadless wilderness and surrounded by a roaming pack of sled dogs, but it is actually fairly common here with subsistence hunters and trappers.

In a week or two I will be back in the world for a few days, and I would actually like to have a discussion about groups vs individuals. Until I get back I hope my post has given you something to think about. Everybody has different circumstances, the goal it to help each other through advice that is best suited to their situation. There is no cookie cutter answer for survival.

Statistics: Posted by Permafrost — Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:39 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

July 1, 2017 Blondie 0

Sometimes you’re the Lone Ranger not by choice. Life happens. Maybe Tonto went out to smoke his peace pipe and never came back. His loss.

There you are, one papoose on your hip and one grabbing your pantleg and the wigwam going into foreclosure and a hungry household. So you get busy with your own life, working and providing. Most mothers that work can tell you about 18 hour days. If you believe you cant do it, well, then you wont.

If you believe everyone in your group will be able to cope, physically, emotionally, mentally when SHTF, you’re in for a surprise when you’re suddenly alone.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Group Guidelines in Reviewing Appl.

July 1, 2017 Blondie 0

Sometimes you’re the Lone Ranger not by choice. Life happens. Maybe Tonto went out to smoke his peace pipe and never came back. His loss.

There you are, one papoose on your hip and one grabbing your pantleg and the wigwam going into foreclosure and a hungry household. So you get busy with your own life, working and providing. Most mothers that work can tell you about 18 hour days. If you believe you cant do it, well, then you wont.

If you believe everyone in your group will be able to cope, physically, emotionally, mentally when SHTF, you’re in for a surprise when you’re suddenly alone.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:28 am


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Newbee

July 1, 2017 Fyrediver 0

Welcome from the Socialist Mecca of Seattle! Good for you!

There’s a reason I don’t live IN the city and a good reason why I’m planning my retirement escape from this Socialist Paradise!

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Newbee

July 1, 2017 Fyrediver 0

Welcome from the Socialist Mecca of Seattle! Good for you!

There’s a reason I don’t live IN the city and a good reason why I’m planning my retirement escape from this Socialist Paradise!

Statistics: Posted by Fyrediver — Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:41 pm


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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

July 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

Potable water hoses are not germicidal in any way and they are not sterile. The type of plastic would only make a difference if water stayed in the hose for prolonged periods of time. I have been drinking from nasty old Garden Hoses my entire life and I would bet I am healthier than almost anyone on the board. Anything in the water will be in the hose from the moment you use it, unless you have figured out a way to sterilize and dry the inside of the hose after every use!

The advantage of a potable water hose is to remind you what its for and to not leave it laying in the yard for months. You could dash out and buy one of these hoses, clean and refill your barrels, then wait a year and see it that fixed the problem! Or you could empty those barrels, haul them to the nearest landfill, get new smaller containers, refill them on a regular bases and know you always have good water that is safe to use! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:43 pm


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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

July 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

Potable water hoses are not germicidal in any way and they are not sterile. The type of plastic would only make a difference if water stayed in the hose for prolonged periods of time. I have been drinking from nasty old Garden Hoses my entire life and I would bet I am healthier than almost anyone on the board. Anything in the water will be in the hose from the moment you use it, unless you have figured out a way to sterilize and dry the inside of the hose after every use!

The advantage of a potable water hose is to remind you what its for and to not leave it laying in the yard for months. You could dash out and buy one of these hoses, clean and refill your barrels, then wait a year and see it that fixed the problem! Or you could empty those barrels, haul them to the nearest landfill, get new smaller containers, refill them on a regular bases and know you always have good water that is safe to use! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:43 pm