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    1. FAQ's

      New to Survival Cache? Check here first! "How To's", FAQ's and posts of interest to new members.

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    2. Introductions!

      This forum serves as a place to introduce yourself to the rest of the members. So let us know a little about yourself!

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    3. Announcements

      This is a place for news and updates about past, current or upcoming events, news or happenings that would be of interest to the community!

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    4. Article Ideas

      What would be of interest to you? What would you like to see written about on the site? Let us know and give us some ammunition and hopefully someone will be able to help you address it and we can share what we find with everyone!

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    5. The Authors Section

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    6. Contests

      This is where we will host contests and competitions.

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  2. Survival Discussion

    1. General Survival

      The place to post and talk about general survival that may not necessarily fit in any of the other forums.

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    2. Survival and Current Events

      Current events related to survival

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    3. Wilderness Survival

      A good place to discuss wilderness survival problems, solutions, suggestions and experiences.

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    4. Urban Survival

      A great place to discuss urban survival and relate personal experiences, propose tips and suggestions on preparation and planning strategies.

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    5. Country and Off Grid Survival

      Not exactly wilderness but not urban.. something in the middle. For folks who live out of the cities and suburbs.

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    6. Food and Water Preps

      A place to discuss options for food and water storage or just food and water options in general

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    7. Survival and Location

      Location, location, location. This can be a major factor in increasing or decreasing your survival chances. This forum is the place to discuss geographic resources/options for different Bug Out (BOL) or Bug in Locations (BIL), depending on different survival situations.

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  3. Survival Skills

    1. Metal Work

      Blacksmithing, welding etc.

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    2. Medicine and Health

      A place to talk about medicine alternatives and survival applications

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    3. Bushcraft

      A place to talk and discuss bushcraft tips, tricks, skills and experiences

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    4. Farming, Gardening and Homesteading

      This is the place to discuss all manner of farming from raising livestock to growing fruits and vegetables...

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    5. Hunting and Fishing

      A place to talk about hunting, fishing or anything pertaining... you can tell us your favorite tricks and secret spots (ha!)... or maybe not..

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  4. Survival Equipment

    1. Man-Packable Survival Kit

      Man, Woman, Kid or Pet-Packable Survival Kit. This is the place to talk about your BOB (Bug Out Bags), Get Home Bags (GHB), Everyday Carry (EDC), and whatever else you would haul around on your person for whatever reason.

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    2. Survival Cache

      This is the place to discuss building and prepping your survival stash or cache.

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    3. Survival Vehicle

      This is the spot to discuss your survival vehicle, BOV (Bug Out Vehicle), Multi-Use vehicle etc. and preps that go into them

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    4. Communications and Electronics

      A place to talk about communication options for survival and otherwise

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    5. Gear Reviews and Preps

      Discuss gear applications, reviews and experiences

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  5. Armory

    1. Firearms

      Discuss firearms, ammo, ballistics and firearms related accessories and topics here.

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    2. Alternative Weapons

      Bows, arrows, slingshots, spears, less than lethal etc.

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    3. Unarmed Defense

      Defending yourself with what you have on hand or just your hands, feet etc.

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    4. Knives, Axes, and other Blades

      The forum of edged instruments

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  6. General

    1. General Discussion

      General Discussions that don't seem to fit anywhere else.... yet!!

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    2. Freedom and Liberty

      This is a.....gulp... place for social and political discussion or just a way to keep the community informed of important things happening that affect our freedom, liberty, survival or knowledge in general. PLEASE keep it civil and courteous! Thanks!

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    3. Zombie Talk

      By popular demand... a place to talk about Zombies and Zombie Survival

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    4. Multimedia

      Good reads and stuff to watch, listen to or otherwise interact with that could help in survival prep!

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    5. Homeschooling, Unschooling and Education

      A place to discuss education and alternatives

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    6. Marketplace

      Members can post things they are looking to buy, sell or trade here as well as vendors who want to advertise

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    • sounds like your wearing a 1970s leisure suit, good mention though
    • already do all that my traps are right now live traps damn coons and squirrels are my trouble but since they taste good no problem to big with more taters and gravy. anyone that is not up on self defense or "gun" handling is way behind the 8 ball. it's not that training is not important but there comes a point where your gilding the Lilly and dry firing is the cause of more firearms damage than every other use of a firearm unless one uses a snap cap and if you already know how when and what to shoot it's not time well spent.  Prepping the art of being prepared I am already there all I do ow is back fill and reorder until the flag goes up.  I'm sure I will want some new toy but to be truthful if people can keep their head down 90 days there will be very little to deal with as all the unprepared will have dealt each other out of the game. Cabin fever and doing ninja rolls in the urban jungle scoping out all the stuff you should already have only places you in the cross-hairs of a opportunistic sniper who's spotter will clean you like a chicken for Sunday dinner.  water holes are always a bad place to go to as everyone else will be needing /wanting water. depending on the situation rivers streams and wells may be polluted by the dead since animals will be left to their own roving packs of dogs will add to the otherwise difficult task of roaming around. many a good man has walked up on a spider hole handful of punji sticks leg traps fall traps etc etc etc. its great to be an armchair commando the field test is a bit trickier. I can also see where like many countries in the recent unpleasantness released their zoo critters I know of people that keep large dangerous exotic pets. roaming through homes and commercial centers may lead to some real surprises people are funny that way if they want to punish people that try to steal their sh*t  it may have strings attached ! I already know how to field strip or dress most anything I will encounter that I need or can use if it takes a large vehicle to move better to decommission and move on. piles of goods probably have love apples hidden and some have NO DELAY click bang in a real nasty world there are thousands of ways to meet your end and curiosity kills more than cats. most fields can hold hundreds of people ask any Masai warrior .  Mountains or hills can hold an avalanche of rocks and Switzerland has never been invaded by any army since 1499. Defenses are not always perfect as General Patton stated, that fixed fortifications are monuments to mans stupidity".  Sun Tzu, " The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.  My quote is screw em' all but 6 and baptize them in sh*t  or If I follow anyone they are in chains. whoever said it ," if you want a friend get a dog was a deep thinker and knew the frailties of the human condition.  If you see a dog growling at it's own shadow think of me I have trust issues    
    • they'd better be learning hand to hande, working out, gun handling, dryfiring and studying survival subjects on the kindle reader, grinding grain, checking the nets and traps, etc. What makes you "think" that there will BE any leisure time?
    • a lot depends on what the critter has been eating. Rat probably tastes a lot better than squirrel that's been eating hedgeballs.
    • make a world of difference. So does the polypro bag that i put between the "breathable" and heavy-duty mylar bags. The soft armor boxer shorts and vest  help quite a bit  as insulation from the ground as well as padding on hard surfaces.  Now I'm good down to 20f, no problem in the hammock, or on the ground if there's any debris for padding/insulation. If I had better circulation in my legs, or if i'd use a Dakota fire pit to heat rocks and water bottles, i could go 10F colder.  But then need the super shelter and a fire all night, for colder temps.  If have several pits and use them all night to heat rocks, those rocks will warm  you most of the next day, placed under your hammock, or your raised wooden bed. Thus, no smoke for enemies to see. The later afternoons are typically 15F or more warmer than late at night, and you can usually get away with a Dakota pit fire a bit before dusk, since they'd have to try to find you in the dark.  That is, if you've got night sights and night vision. :-)  Anyone moving in that cold is going to crunch snow or frozen twigs. So the guy who's holding still is a lot more likely to be the one who detects the enemy first.