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  1. 3 points
    another good one is townsends, he does things the old way from 1700's...
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    Duck tape, salt , AA,AAA, C,D, 9v rechargeable batteries with solar power charger.
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    First, having a GHB, is something all of our adult children have, and their spouses have as well. Those go “with” on all vehicle trips. Ours have felon repellent and felon redundancy capabilities just in case as well. (You figure it out for yourself) Water and shelter are the most critical items to have the ability to deploy as needed, even if, it’s only for shade, or to help keep the rain and snow off of you, your vehicle etc. Im a big believer in razor sharp folding knives and other cutting/chopping hand tools, that can also be “dual purposed”, if/when things “get close...”. As for assisting the genetically stupid, defined by me as being too selfish to think “they” might need some self sufficiency, I’m not inclined to offer any assistance. The innocents and older folks, will always be welcomed into our fold. The others are whiney sniveling drones, that are of no earthly use.
  4. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Food that saved the world

    Looking back at my youth in east Texas, I found that we thrived and survived from what we learned handed down through the ages. Pinto beans, rice and corn bread were staple or comfort food as were some others I will mention later. The caloric value and physical energy that sustains you through out the day was what the importance of dishes like these they were fairly simple and you could do other chores while cooking they could last through the day just keep adding water to beans or peas Hocks or scraps of meat helped add calories taste and eliminated waste. I recall watching a chef take all the trimmings of vegetables and put them in a pot and allowed them to simmer all day and strain off and this was the base for many of his dishes, it tasted fantastic. Waste not want not, a good selection of beans peas and legumes has been a broad base of life sustaining food over the ages. Cheese was a way to not waste milk and turn it in to a long lasting food source. Alcohol beer and wine production was to turn fast spoiling fruits into a long lasting food source if taken in reasonable amounts it is not raging or disgusting like all things too much is really bad. With canning jars storing juice is easy just use the large quart jars and follow directions on canning. Tomato juice is great learn to make your own spicy version for those morning Bloody Mary's some of the other comfort foods were corned beef and cabbage roast meat with carrots and potatoes even whole onions. Stews, as we never had soup -- well we did but we like chunky and thick over broth as only sick people got broth and toast UGH. Cornbread was a staple and after reading the caloric value I see why not to mention the leftovers were heated with butter and syrup or honey for breakfast. sometimes we took boiled eggs with our lunch to use up the excess eggs and not waste those @ 96 calories each but the basic information does not explain the greater value of eggs. Beans like pinto, Kidney, navy and their sort have plenty of trace minerals and vitamins peas like blackeye's chick and field peas have much the same. lintels are little powerhouses to fuel a person for the day ahead. Potatoes kept the Irish nation on it's feet never forget starches have kept mankind out of the grave until better times rice keeps half the population of the world alive and white rice is the best for storage as all others have more vitamins and proteins but do not like to be stored for long durations. Biscuits & gravy is better than an empty stomach, I think people need to learn to make biscuits cornbread and flour tortillas from scratch. A good friend and I had a conversation where he told me an amazing fact that most young people have no idea how to cook dried beans peas or legumes or rice for that matter and that is insane IMHO, so teach your children something before they go out in the world, Please !
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    figure out what size PVC your household uses including lines from your meter and have a selection of PVC fittings some 1/4 turn valves and cans of PVC glue and a few joints of pipe. Stainless steel hose clamps all different sizes. Barbed wire nails box of 16D and 30D common nails or box nails wire staples. Rolls of bailing wire metal tie wire sheets of plywood enough for covering windows and doors. tarps enough to cover your roof Black and clear 6mil thick or better plastic ( visqueen ) large rolls 1/8th 2,000 lb strength and 1/4 inch cable 7,000 pounds strength sometimes called aircraft cable. 5 gallon bucket of roofing tar 6 pack of bathroom caulk and a 6 pack of silicone caulk w/ a caulking gun extension cords 12 ga wire size and 3 way adapters. rope braided is best 1x 4s -- 2x4s and some 4x4s look for scrap old sign post and some landscaping timbers. old school hand saw, cat claw, crow bars a pair so you can walk the dog, hammers framing, shop and carpenter, string level 3 foot level, plumb bob, screw driers a few measuring tapes, speed square, set of wood chisels, set wood gimlets, bow saw machete limb loppers /cutters draw knife. Shovels square point spade or pointed shovel trenching shovel or called a sharpshooter and ax real double bit not a half ax, grubbing hoe, pitch fork 4 prong, sledge hammer, steel wedges, post hole diggers, rakes heavy cast and a metal fan type leaf rake. garden hoe. digging bar or pinch bar, chain falls minimum 1 ton, tow chains and binders. yo yo or sling blade. These are bare minimum if you have older children multiples to wasting time swapping tools. or moving large loads. figure on manual labor as the mode of work counting on fuel driven or electric motors to do work if it's not available you are ever so screwed.
  6. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Survival Cache Podcast

    So, quick poll of the few of you who frequent this forum - do you listen to podcasts? Doc Montana and I have just recorded 5 episodes for our new Survival Cache Podcast, and we'll be rolling it out shortly. Is this something any of you would be interested in?
  7. 2 points
    I stumbled across this you tube channel today, named Prepsteaders. Very informative videos in her channel, if you want to to learn long term food preparation. Worth having a look.
  8. 2 points
    P210SIG

    Food that saved the world

    I like using only one pot or one pan dishes. This way less cleaning of dishes. Conserving all your resources, as much as possible when SHTF happens will be a normal routine, unless one is a snowflake. Made lots of fried rice, beans & rice , soup dishes etc. I’m always testing my gear & dishes in different weather environments, to see how long it takes to cook the dishes and the amount of fuel or wood it takes.
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    One of my all-around favorite pairs of guns is my Marlin 1894CL in .357, and my 4" S& W Model 66 in .357. Great combo that you can take anything short of moose or really big bears with here in Maine. The Marlin has a Lyman 66 receiver sight and is otherwise stock - but will easily keep all its rounds on a paper plate offhand at 75 yards, maybe even 100 on a good day. I also have an early pre-crossbolt Winchester 1894 Trapper in .44 Magnum to pair with a 4" Mag-Na-Ported S&W Model 629 - but really, with full-tilt handloads, both of these guns really with just beat the snot out of you so they don't get shot much. But really, either one of these rifles would be stellar self-defense rigs - they hold 10 rounds each and a good levergun guy can run one FAST.
  10. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Official Gun Porn Thread

    You guys have let me down on this gun porn thread! To get this ball back in play, I submit my 1969-mfg 4" S&W Model 18. This is my favorite outdoors sidearm, hands down. Just got done writing an article on tuning up S&W revolvers, and this was the subject revolver. A previous owner had clipped the trigger rebound spring and polished the sears so badly that I could push the hammer off of full-cock with just my thumb. In the end, I installed a new Wilson Combat mainspring and 14# trigger rebound spring, and had to replace the hammer and trigger with the pieces off my never-used K-22 Outdoorsman from the same era. Replacement parts are on order from Numrich.
  11. 2 points
    Starting a fire in the rain without good dry tinder is crazy difficult even WITH a lighter! I always use a Firesteel when starting fires these days just to keep my chops up. And if I'm in the woods and I see a paper birch tree, Jackpot! I always take some bark and stuff it in my jacket pocket or in my pack - just in case. Tinder Tabs and vaseline soaked cotton balls are godsends if you have the presence of mind to bring them along.
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    P210SIG, I remember years ago when New England suffered from 10+ days without power due to a major ice storm, my family and I would have to take our "baths" with a sponge from a 3-gallon kettle with heated water. It wasn't extravagant, and you did have to be careful on the amount of water you used to bathe because you had to rinse off too! That's one of those things you really need to try for yourself - hopefully before adverse conditions hit - so you can plan for the proper amount of water for bathing and hydration.
  13. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Survival Cache Podcast

    We'll likely eventually have a dedicated website.
  14. 2 points
    This past weekend I challenged my self in a one bucket of water sponge bath. Just to see if it was doable for me. The bucket size is 1.75 gallons or 7.89 litres of water. My first attempt was Saturday, which I managed to clean my self. It’s amazing how much water is used in a bath tub, on average about 50 gallons is wasted.
  15. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    #

    If your not on the list basically one of the two, either I am so sorry I missed you or screw you i never liked you #alexjones #drudgereport #michellemalkin #deneenboreli #tuckercarlson #rushlimbaugh #jordanpeterson #seanhannity #danaloesch #anncoulter #pauljosephwatson #davidknight #michaelsavage #randpaul #neilcavuto #lauraingraham #johnstossel #stefanmolyneux #jeaninepirro #stuartvarney #marklevin #dagenmcdowell
  16. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Israel timeline

    Israel officially declared statehood May 15, 1948. President Trump declares Jerusalem capitol of Israel December 6, 2017 = 25,407 days or 69 years 6 months 21 days. Date that equals 70 years is June 5th 2018 This is not converted from Jewish 360 day years or I looked it up and the year is 5778 in the Jewish format. Don't look at me, I just decided to figure up 70 years after Israel became a nation out of curiosity, I have no idea if it means anything or not, just that 70 has significance in the Biblical text. Seventy has a sacred meaning in the Bible that is made up of the factors of two perfect numbers, seven (representing perfection) and ten (representing completeness and God's law). As such, it symbolizes perfect spiritual order carried out with all power. It can also represent a period of judgment. The number 15 in the Bible pictures rest, which comes after deliverance, represented by fourteen. The 15th day of the first Hebrew month (Nisan) is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a day of rest for the children of Israel (and for Christians). The 15th day of the 7th Hebrew month begins the Feast of Tabernacles, also a day of rest. In the Bible, the number 6 symbolizes man and human weakness, the evils of Satan and the manifestation of sin. Man was created on the sixth day. Men are appointed 6 days to labor. I am just putting down information, I do not know if it means anything or has meaning for others to discern.
  17. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH

    A man among men Dan Bongino exposes all everything lays the whole plan and all the players out if you cannot see the corruption and evil after you watch this video you don't get it, your brain dead send it to anyone every one send a link a text plaster social media with it, if you don't and we get no justice it's your fault PERIOD. Less than 30 minutes long, 28:37
  18. 2 points
    Bread id the staff of life, so does anyone have the basics to make Biscuits, corn bread or tortillas any kind of bread for 90 days ? How many of you know how to make pasta ? and what it takes to make it ? This same channel PBS supports socialism and rails against capitalism and yet they see this travesty in Venezuela and cannot connect the dots that they are promoting the same things that ruined Venezuela. only 4 minutes of your time to see what can happen everywhere if too many other countries start to fall like dominoes. 4:36 How many knows the minimum caloric intake needed to sustain yourself and how much in food that actually is. Here is a list you need to have and be aquatinted with Alphabetical List of Number of Calories in common foods Did you know there is powdered buttermilk Powdered eggs and powdered milk all of these have a long shelf life and when used in baking. You can make your own Ghee butter all ghee butter is, the removal of all milk solids heat the butter not too hot and skim off the solids that rise until no more rises, now you have a butter oil that resists spoilage you may can this I would do it in small jars heat as seal as any canning is done these could be water bath canned. cooking oil and shortening are 2 different things and you need both for a longer term storage canned spray oil shortening may be divided into glass canning jars remember head space and can them this way they stay fresh and last years it can be done in a oven but hot oil is dangerous and the edge of the canning jars need to be clean to allow the lid to seal. Is this a trick question ? no but it is a bit confusing how many cups are in 1 pound of flour ANSWER depends on the flour ! 1 pound of cake flour, use 4 1/2 cups. generally made from soft wheat has lower protein but more starch 1 pound pastry flour, use 4 1/4 cups. soft wheat 1 pound whole wheat flour, use 3 1/3 cups. hard red wheat has more protein and gluten and mixed with soft wheat 1 pound of all-purpose flour, use 3 1/3 cups. hard red wheat mixed with soft wheat self-rising flour, which is all-purpose flour with leavening ( Baking powder added ), unless the recipe specifically calls for it not needed, but then you make your own when adding Baking powder to all purpose flour Most baked goods require eggs water and oil some require milk . many require Baking Powder NOT Baking soda BUT baking soda is used in some recipes so have some of both. all flours need to be frozen for 10 days to kill any weevils or other critters after freezing take the bag out and wrap it in a towel and allow it to come to room temperature over a period of a 24 hour day or 2 then seal it in mylar bags you can get these here. www.beprepared.com How to make your own Baking Powder, the reason why to show that it is easy but the main ingredient is Cream of Tartar not exactly a common item in your pantry so get some and as well have baking soda and cornstarch as well to make gravy thicker look how below it is not obvious Make your own baking powder. Ingredients 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional) Using Corn Starch to thicken you need to mix it with COLD WATER mix till it dissolves completly OR ELSE YOU'LL HAVE MAJOR LUMPS IN YOUR GRAVY NOT GOOD ! Other things you need are bullion beef, chicken, tomato and vegetable if you can find it this turns plain biscuits into sh*t on the shingle otherwise known as SOS it is gilling and much better than starving for lack of food or flavor IMHO. Spices I would have in bulk are chili powder, Paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, Red pepper flakes and I like powdered cumin or otherwise called Comino, celery & coriander seeds and any others you like. Because I like gumbo I have filet on hand which is ground dried Sassafras leaves. All of these spices have a unique and unparalleled flavor that if you don't have them your food will taste like school paste IMHO. Sauces Soy sauce Worcester sauce condiments Mustard (Mustard does not go bad ) Mayonnaise Sweet pickle relish, dill pickles If you love ranch dressing better have powdered Ranch Dressing mix. Sugar and rice are two things that need to be in dry containers but will last a very long time. Beans well the problem is cans do not last so you have to rotate as any other canned good but you can buy Rosarita flaked dried cooked beans and they last a very very long time and have the same protein as steak. Noodles last a long time if kept in a air tight container this is poor mans food starch is a filler for your belly nothing worse than hearing children crying because their belly is empty !!! Potato flakes keep them in a good tight container mashed potatoes are a staple all starches are they are seasonal for the most part and when food is hard to find any starch will be impossible to get look up Venezuela's problems. Knorr Powdered soup mixes are fantastic and last a long long time in their packaging Mixed with water and noodles your making your own Ramen style soup. Peanut butter and Jelly a staple for kids and easy -- jar jelly is as good as you can get lasts years and satisfies a sweet tooth if you don't have a case of MIXED fruit jellies your crazy, or never had children. Drink mixes like cocoa coffee tea or many fruit mixes as well as koolaid and gator aid. this is not the end just a primer but if you had enough of this you would not have to worry about going hungry. In Venezuela you can fill your car with gas for less than 2 dollars but they do not have any OTC medicine and most food is scarce this in a country overflowing with oil but socialism took everything away from the individuals and when the government could not pay the people they left because the jobs did not pay enough to buy food and pay utilities now mopst of the country is on a basic paycheck that only buys them 3 days of food and they have to live a month on it. Some items like flour rice and beans are metered out and the people cannot count on when or if they can get them. Food is a political tool against Hugo Chavez enemies and the military defends the food distribution centers while crime soars and at night you take your life in your hands if you go out. much worse than Chicago. With countries in riot the flow of money amd goods can and will stifle and that has caused financial failures that ripple to countries even a large as the U.S. be ready the riots are spreading now to England and I have heard some here in America.
  19. 2 points
    In my group, 3 months/90 days of supplies, we are good to go. Our goal is 3 years worth of supplies , which is a tall order to achieve. Biggest issue is having enough clean water stored, it’s a challenge IMHO !
  20. 2 points
    Man 2019 never thought I would make it to see 2000 much less 2019 God has been very good to me and mine pray he passes it on to both you and yours. I'm about to kick back and watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye one of my favorite movies that puts me in the Christmas mood I also like A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim, As far as a comedy I really liked Christmas Story mostly because I always liked Darren McGavin
  21. 2 points
    wally

    Thanksgiving

    Happy thanksgiving everyone stay safe!
  22. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Thanksgiving

    Right back atcha buddy!
  23. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Teaching 'em young

    Took my 5-year-old out in the woods today and we had a great time building a little lean-to shelter! He collected most of the evergreen boughs himself and had a blast putting them on the branch framework. Now he keeps bugging me to go out and go camping in it!
  24. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    My ultimate outdoors sidearm!

    Well, I finally got one - I've been searching for one of these for pretty much my entire adult life (though my wife would argue I have yet to grow up.) This is a .22 LR 4" barreled S&W Model 18 from the late '60s. I've had a 6" barreled S&W K-22 since I was 21, but the 6" barrel has always been better suited to target use over field use. I've been trying lots of different guns for field sidearms - Ruger MKI / MKII, Browning Buck Mark, the aforementioned K-22 - but I always just came back to the conclusion that I really just wanted a 4" .22 Smith & Wesson revolver. Now I've got one - and I don't think I'll ever step foot in the woods again without it on my side.
  25. 2 points
    P210SIG

    Teaching 'em young

    Good times , father & son bonding outdoors. Now that my sons in college, we have less time, enjoying theses activities together. Lifetime memories, job well done there Drew_ Forge